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Episode 67: Aletha Shepherd

Aletha Shepherd (on left) and friend at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2016.

One of my favorite films at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2016 was Safe Bet, a beautifully made film about a memorable evening in a young woman’s life.  Safe Bet was the brainchild of Aletha Shepherd, a Londoner living in Los Angeles who’s one of those people that never seems to stop working.

Aletha moved back to London and it took us a long time to coordinate when we could chat, but we worked it out.  And I’m glad we did!  Besides the fact that I want you all to see Safe Bet, it was great to learn more about Aletha and to hear what she was brewing.

As always… watch the film!  It is available on Amazon Prime right now.  To watch it, CLICK HERE or search for Safe Bet however you get to Amazon Prime.


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2018 Awards

Everyone at Film Invasion Los Angeles would like to thank every filmmaker who was an Official Selection as well as everyone who submitted a film or script.  Everyone deserves credit for their great work, but we just have to give out awards.

Grand Jury Prizes

The judges for the Grand Jury Prizes come from the festival’s selection committee and board members.

Narrative Feature Film – One Bedroom
Narrative Short Films – RFLKTR, The King in the Ring, the phantom menace
Documentary Feature Film – Until They’re Gone
Documentary Short Film – Family: A Love Story
Music Video: Tennyson – L’oiseau qui danse
Screenplay (Unproduced) – Pace

Filmmakers Awards

The Filmmakers Awards are given for the Narrative Short category and are selected by the Filmmakers Board, a panel of twelve peers whose films have been Official Selections previous years.

Outstanding Short Films – DisfluencyShark Week
Best Director – Laura Holliday, Disfluency
Best Acting – Jeremy Radin & Caroline Gottlieb, Shark Week
Best Cinematography – Ruby Carlson, Dysphoria
Best Screenplay – Jeremy Radin, Shark Week

Source: FILA

See 10 Wonderful Films Tonight!

It’s the last night of Film Invasion Los Angeles and we have ten incredible movies for you to enjoy.

Today features a little bit of everything… but always original. If you love Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Star Wars, then you really should come out and show these talented young filmmakers your support.

You can quite literally Meet Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today.

6 PM
Program 7 – Originality Spotlight – Click For Tickets
First Dates (5 minutes)
Disfluency 10:57
RFLKTR (7 minutes)
The Phantom Menace (14 minutes)

8 PM
Program 8 – Creativity Spotlight – Click For Tickets
Light Me Up (15 minutes)
The Truth (7 minutes)
Apostasy (10 minutes)
Dysphoria (11 minutes)

10 PM
Program 9 – Comedy Spotlight – Click For Tickets
Last Wish (11 minutes)
One Bedroom (90 minutes)

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See 9 More Great Films Tonight

Last night we watched 9 wonderful movies together… and TONIGHT there are 9 MORE!

If  you have ever said, “I don’t bother going to the movies because all Hollywood puts out is boring sequels and hacky formula,” then you should come to Film Invasion Los Angeles TONIGHT!

We’ve got Drama, Thrillers, Love Stories, Tragedies, Triumphs, Imaginary Friends, Dazzling Digital Effects, a Music Video you won’t believe… and we wrap it all up with a documentary made especially for movie lovers!

7 PM
Program 4 – Consequences Spotlight – Click For Tickets
The 5th (6 minutes)
Half a Glass (12 minutes)
The Honorable Society (10 minutes)
Cal & V (13 minutes)

Program 5 – Daring Spotlight
Fall Repeat (4 minutes)
The King in the Ring (11 minutes)
Crosby (25 minutes)

10 PM
Program 6 – Must See Spotlight
Music Video: L’oiseau qui danse (2 minutes)
Sickies Making Films (83 minutes)

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