Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hey! I wanted the VANILLA twist...

Well that's just weird and cool.

My big bro (the Eisner winner) has been waiting for a release date for his sophomore graphic novel WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW...turns out it's going to be the day after my feature's world premiere!

Even cooler that he's still flying down to see my midnight show!


Just woke up from a dream where I was arguing vehemently that back in MY day popsingers could actually sing. And I named Laura Brannigan, Lita Ford, Pat Benatar, Gloria Estefan as proof.

Wow. That's one effed up subconscious.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I feel so guilty!

I come back from Europe and both Stat and Hero have brand new patches of grey hair...

I'm even stressing out my doggies!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


My friend Julia Gogosha (talented eyewear guru to the true stars) has a fantastic array of yummy yummy men up on her site. Check out her amazing handiwork on these hunks.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Je t'aime Paris au printemps!

It's just gorgeous here. I'm having a wonderful, wonderful trip with my friends!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I love London!

Having such a blast doing all my computer work for the festival over here...I get to watch my friend's DVD collection, and when I pop out for food I'm in the tony Westminster's working out smashingly!

Lots of fun things working out for the premiere and the movie in general...more announcements soon!

Request for your feedback...

Anyone out there had a rough time buying THE COMMUNE tickets through the Dances With Films website?

I received an email someone couldn't make the purchase link work, and am following up on it...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I call bullshit

Do you know the stats on how many women kill themselves by hanging?

And women with promising acting careers and a man sleeping next to them? In Paris?

In comparison, know the stats on how many women are murdered by their boyfriends?

Bullshit. The boyfriend killed her.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

London calling!

Gorgeous here!

Already made googly eyes at an Italian waiter. I've got the mojo in Europe!

Still working like a dog on THE COMMUNE. Brenda took a pic of me at 5 am on the computer to prove it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Things that don't go together...

Discovered this jewelry-maker slash poet of feathers and words...

...with the seller moniker Mountainman...

who uses whimsical titles and beautiful language to describe his gorgeous one-of-a-kind creations...

but his photo looks like the Unibomber...

yet he is totally sensitive to what women want in earrings, and even adds incredibly thoughtful touches like allowing you to upgrade to gold or silver for those of us with sensitive ears.

Either this man is the reincarnation of Don Juan and he's wasting his skills alone in the mountains...

Or he has an oubliette where he instructs women to lotion up and try on his creations for them as he dances around with his pencil dick betwixt his legs.

Either way, I'm buying those Go Fly a Kite earrings for my world premiere. Don't you buy them first bitches, or i will cut you!

Don't make the mistake of thinking I don't have an oubliette, just because I'm renting in the valley.

I love Richard Lawson

I could read his genius surrealist recaps of trash TV all. Night. Long.

And often do.

Ah, whimsy. Take me away, Calgon and Richard!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

You SOOO have plans Friday June 5th....

By a cool twist of fate, good friend and luminous actor Brea Grant ALSO has a feature making its World Premiere at Dances With FIlms film the 9:30 time slot right before ours!!!! How FREAKING COOL is THAT??!!!!

Her movie is CORPSE RUN, written and directed by John-Michael Thomas. Though it sounds like a horror movie (we should switch titles!), it actually looks like a twenty-something BIG CHILL...Check out the trailer and a scene from it here at their site.

So now you have to come out for a double feature!!!!

Looks like Brea was reaaaally hurting there, being the only chick in a shoot filled with yummy men...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I am soooo tired...

I wish I had a clone or three!!! Grrr...

We have a brand spankin' new THE COMMUNE MOVIE
Facebook page!!
Join Us. Wahahahahahah....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

FREE PRIZE!!! Who wants to play?

Our new 11x17 poster to hang in windows around town:


Feeling competitive? Get those winning juices going...

We need our premiere tickets to

As the fastest-selling movie, Dances With Films will add another screening of THE COMMUNE to their festival...which in turn means twice the odds of winning Best Audience Award, getting agents for everyone, higher calibre distribution deal so that all of you can finally rent it at Blockbuster, Netflix, etc!!!!!

SEE how you can save us and be our heroes???!!!

AND you can help even if you live out of town!!!

Anyone who buys 2 tickets this week to the world premiere will receive an autographed poster (by at least me, but we should be able to wrangle everyone that night!) We would soooo appreciate it!


Don't cry! You can still play!

Buy two tickets as a donation!

We'll use YOUR TIX as comps for distribution companies, agents, VIPs...and you'll get a a signed poster in the mail! I'll even pick up the postage for free!

Tickets are only $10 each.

So only twenty bucks says you're going to be here at the wildest LA party, or receiving a big fat thank you in the mail from me!!!

June 5 @11:45 pm
Laemmle Sunset 5

PAYPAL the 20 bucks to brendafies (at) aol You can also sign in through our EVITE or FACEBOOK page!


Another poster - this one is going to press tomorrow!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Okee dokey smokeys!

No more QT hush-hush's the scoop, sugars!

THE COMMUNE feature film will make its world premier at the prestigious DANCES WITH FILMS film festival. Opening night.

From our acceptance notification:

"It will screen in the very coveted position of Friday, June 5th at Midnight!"


They like us! They really really like us!

You ready to party Rocky Horror-style? Better start napping now, fogies...then pop a Red Bull and head to the 'mune. It's going to be INSANE.

Info about DWF...on the record.

Los Angeles, California - USA
June 5 to 11, 2009

The Hollywood Reporter raves that the DWF is "the defiant fest of Raw Talent."

"Here you will find more genuinely encouraging vital signs from the American independent movement than could be detected in all of Park City this last January."
- LA Weekly

Simply put, DANCES WITH FILMS (DWF) is one of the last, best film festivals dedicated to introducing unknown works to the film industry. Located in the heart of Hollywood, DWF provides a rare opportunity to fully engage critics, film professionals and audiences. And while other festivals depend on stars to attract audiences, DWF films are handpicked in strict accordance to quality, and quality alone.

This defiant code of independence has earned DWF solid respect and street credibility through its eleven years of existence. Consequently, an impressive array of distribution companies as well as film and television development departments cover DWF each year to see what's new and different, and who is truly going places in the indie world.

DWF offers Canon HD cameras and other prizes, including cash awards of up to $9,000 USD. Still, the 900 filmmakers who have taken part in the Festival since its inception insist that the best prize is to be a DWF alum. Film artists like Will Scheffer and Mark Olsen (HBO'S "Big Love") have premiered at DWF, and actors like Kathryn Morris ("Cold Case"), Kevin Rankin ("Friday Night Lights"), and director John Putch ("Ugly Betty", "Scrubs") have all started out with DWF films.

No Politics. No Stars. No Sh*t.

The press and public love the Festival, as do the filmmakers who have attended and benefited from the energy and connections that result. DWF alums - and "Big Love" creators - Mark Olsen and Will Scheffer give seriously high praise: "DWF manages to keep its focus on heart and soul while still putting small films on the map." And writer/filmmakers Steve Coulter and Dee Wagner - part of Tyler Perry's wildly successful team - gratefully declare that "Not only was DancesWithFilms the hands-down coolest festival we went to, but simply put, it launched our film. It definitely upped our pedigree in the industry and opened many doors for us. We signed a deal to distribute our short, ETIQUETTE MAN, as a direct result of the screening at the Festival."

A HUGE thanks to everyone for your continued support...we couldn't have done it without you!!!!

See you June 5th on the bigscreen!!!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I need your help!

Vote time!!

Theoretically, which 100-word synopsis would make you see THE COMMUNE at a very prestigious film festival? Just hypothetically.

And though festival audiences normally skew errudite, do you think the word "feminist" would be off-putting?

Thank you for your opinions!!!

1: A new cult classic. When teen Jenny is forced to spend the summer at her dad's boring, quirky commune, she hopes to entertain herself by dating the cute boy next door. Instead, she uncovers a disturbing agenda and finds herself isolated and afraid in a new age nightmare. In a world of adults gone mad, what is happening at the commune? Horror Society raves THE COMMUNE “recalls the golden age of 1970’s filmmaking.” LA Talk Radio exclaims "This film is a WILD psychological thriller with a surprise ending that you will NEVER forget!!!! Be sure to see this one!"

2. A new cult classic. Fies deftly blends the tragic with the outrageous, painting her feminist debut with a bloody, psycho-sexual brush. Haunting imagery and symbolism underscore the horror of entrapment and familial dysfunction as virginal teen Jenny finds herself isolated on a sinister commune. With the help of gorgeous Puck, can she confront the evil agenda of her guru-father? The bastard child of THE WICKER MAN and Greek tragedy, THE COMMUNE is a heady mix of myth and mystery with a wild ending you will never forget. “Recalls the golden age of 1970’s filmmaking.” - Horror Society

3. The bastard child of THE WICKER MAN and Greek tragedy, THE COMMUNE is a heady mix of myth and mystery, featuring a young virgin who finds herself isolated in a remote commune of religious "family" members with a sinister agenda to ensure their supernatural survival. Fies deftly blends the tragic with the outrageous, painting her feminist picture with a bloody, psycho-sexual brush. Haunting imagery and symbolism underscore the horror of entrapment and familial dysfunction as Jenny confronts the evil that is her father and his new family. Keep watching as its sordid tale unfolds.

4. This psychological thriller is a new cult classic. Fies deftly blends the tragic with the outrageous, painting her feminist debut with a bloody, psycho-sexual brush. Haunting imagery and symbolism underscore the horror of entrapment and familial dysfunction as virginal teen Jenny finds herself isolated on a sinister commune with adults gone mad. Can she confront the evil agenda of her guru- father and his followers with the help of gorgeous Puck? The bastard child of THE WICKER MAN and Greek tragedy, THE COMMUNE is a heady mix of myth and mystery with a wild ending you will never forget.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Throwing a temper tantrum...

about working out. Geez Lis, go put on your tennis shoes already...