this is a bit of press...
Opening nationwide in Fall.
From Indiewire.com (Read the other articles at Variety.com & DreadCentral.com
Cannes'15: The Exchange Brings Mila Kunis' 'Hell & Back' to la Croisette
By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz
May 14, 2015 at 4:30PM
The film will be released this fall theatrically nationwide and a U.S distributor will be announced separately.
"Hell & Back"
Brian O'Shea, CEO of The Exchange, has announced the acquisition of international sales rights of the star-studded animated film "Hell & Back." The film will be released this fall theatrically nationwide and a U.S distributor will be announced separately.
In the vein of adult-oriented hit films like "South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut" and "Team America," "Hell & Back" is an irreverent R-rated comedy starring Mila Kunis ("Black Swan," "That 70's Show"), Danny McBride ("This is the End," "Pineapple Express"), T.J. Miller ("How to Train Your Dragon," "Cloverfield") Bob Odenkirk (SNL, "The Spectacular Now"), Susan Sarandon ("Thelam & Louise," "Dead Man Walking"), Jennifer Coolidge ("American Pie," "A Cindnrella Story"), Rob Riggle ("21 Jump Street," "The Hangover") and) directed by Tom Gianas (SNL) and Ross Shuman ("Robot Chicken"), produced by Corey Campodonico ("Robot Chicken"), Alexander Bulkey ("Robot Chicken") and Eric Blyler ("Robot Chicken").
Captured in high quality Stop-Motion, "Hell & Back" follows two best pals who must rescue their friend after he's accidentally dragged to hell. The Exchange will introduce and screen the title at the 2015 Cannes Film Market to international buyers.
"'Hell & Back' is funny, irreverent, and has global appeal." O'Shea went on to say "the film has an incredible production value, a very original story and lots of physical comedy. This makes it easy to translate into non-English markets."
The Exchange is a leading international sales and finance company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. Created by veteran sales executive Brian O'Shea, the company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market.
Artist Profile on Winsome Journal, Australia
In April of 2013, the lovely creative team at over at Winsome Journal, a new inspiring publication out of Sydney Australia, did a profile on me and my creative art endeavors. Check it out.
See the complete write up here.
Annie Awards: (International Animated Film Society, ASIFA, Hollywood)
Best General Audience Animated Television Production, Winner 2013
Robot Chicken ‘DC Comics Special’ – Stoopid Buddy Studios
Primetime Emmy Awards:
Outstanding Animated Program, Nominee 2011 - Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program, Nominee 2012 - Robot Chicken
Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program, Nominee 2011 - Robot Chicken
Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program, Winner 2010 - Robot Chicken
Teen Choice Awards:
Choice TV: Animated Show, Nominee 2012 - Robot Chicken
Interview With Diorama Artist, Teresa Huarte of Pilar Originals
Have you ever created a diorama? Not too familiar with them...I wasn't either until I met Teresa of PilarOriginals who creates and sells these wonderful pieces. A diorama is basically a scene with objects that captures a moment in time and we learned about these miniature pieces as well as Teresa and Pilar Originals in our interview with her today.
Meylah: Can you tell us about your craft of creating dioramas and your inspiration to create them?
Teresa: I suppose my inspiration comes from working with my hands, making people laugh, reflect, smile, and think...
Read the complete interview with Meylah.com...
The Ground Floor Gallery
Founded by myself and four other women, we produced, curated and designed a series of four shows in Louisville, KY from 2006-2008. We presented new work by emerging artists, performers and musicians in alternative vacant spaces through out the city. Together while leading a team of talented volunteers, we completely transformed each space into a dynamic multi-sensory experience inspired by each of the four elements. Our four show series consisted of: Air-Breath, Water-Saturate, Fire-Ignite, and Earth-Dig. We were fortunate enough to discover and showcase the wonderful artistic, musical, and performance talent of Louisville. We were also very successful at drawing hundreds of people to our openings, generating rave reviews, and most importantly helping connect talented emerging artists with further opportunities while supporting local non-profits.
Sydney Arts Festival, Sticky Bricks presented by Big hART
In 2006 I participated in a fascinating performance project produced by Big hART, entitled, Sticky Bricks. I felt lucky to be a Volunteer Assistant for this stunning multifaceted performance. The production took place in the center courtyard of Northcott Plaza, one of Sydney's 'roughest' housing projects, which was unfortunately known for it's record number of murders. The performance was a beautiful collection of story-telling, music, dance, painting, performance and large image projection upon Northcott's large looming towers. The Sticky Bricks project successfully brought a new reason for media attention to the diverse community that lived there. By sharing the tenant's incredible stories, showcasing their charming talents, and inviting the public into their 'homes' to witness the the beauty that also survived within the Norcott community, we were able to bring a new awareness to the real lives that existed within the forgotten community.
Read the: ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Television Transcript Coverage of Sticky Bricks...
Students, Alumni Make For Odd ‘Coupling’ - UWeek Newspaper
In 2003, I was selected as one of 8 artists to participate in the University of Washington's unique 'Coupling' art exhibition. The University's Weekly Newspaper, UWeek featured my partner and I in an article about the show. This project sought to pair current student artists (myself at the time) with current working artists in the city to make new art work together for a unified exhibition at the CMA Gallery. Our piece, shown in progress in the photo below, later titled Ball Return was made by myself and Abraham McClurry. It was composed of found objects including vintage female bowling trophies and random blinking computer parts. It developed into a sarcastic play on the fear driven politics at the time, cleverly combining "Code Red" warning tactics with what little we know of what goes on behind the bowling alley. The piece was sold on opening night.
Read the "Coupling" article...