Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bzzzline.com interviews Drew Daywalt and Marichelle Daywalt at BleedFest

Bzzzline.com comes through for BleedFest Film Festival Group filmmakers yet again with this wonderful article on BleedFest Award Winners Drew Daywalt (April 2011 Partnership Award)and Marichelle Daywalt (MOCKINGBIRD, THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE).

Great interviews with the unstoppable husband/wife team on our red carpet, and it's all just in time to celebrate Drew's amazing directorial debut on MTV comedy-horror series sensation DEATH VALLEY!

Thanks so much Alisha Rayne and Bzzzline Team! We love you and all you do for our Bleeders! Congrats Daywalts!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tivo Alert!

In case you didn't know, my sister Brenda Fies and I run a monthly Los Angeles film festival called BleedFest that proves that there are hundreds of women making cool, badass genre films that you don't want to miss!

BleedFest Film Festival Partnership alum Drew Daywalt's first episode of DEATH VALLEY airs tonight on MTV at 10:30pm (and an episode written by our friend David Weinstein is coming very soon.)

VIP guest and wonderful supporter Kevin Tenney's feature A FRIENDSHIP TO DIE FOR (retitled from the original TICK TOCK) airs on LMN (Lifetime Movie Network) Tuesday at 7pm and 11 pm, so no excuses! Check it out!
In six degrees of separation, it happens to star talented Megan Ward, the co-star of our March feature winner WAKING DREAMS by the wonderful Deepika Daggubati!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

WORLD PREMIER at BleedfFest! Do you like...dragons????

Who says women don't make cool movies?

The Fies Sisters are thrilled to bring you the World Premier of the fantasy-adventure feature DAWN OF THE DRAGONSLAYER at our female genre festival BleedFest! Be there- the director Ann Black and many of her team will be!

Sunday September 25th! 1-5pm; full schedule lineup of awesome genre shorts by women coming very sooon!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Scrutinize - a new Fies Sisters short covered by Chuck Norris Ate My Baby

With one of the most badass titles on the web, Matt at Chuck Norris Ate My Baby is a writer we have long admired for his terrific coverage and analysis of all things genre. Matt writes with eloquence and humor about the old and the new, the big and the indie, and is always entertaining. Check out this gem he unearthed: How VCRs Destroyed America's Youth

The Fies Sisters are honored to have our first YouTube release SCRUTINIZE covered by the man, the legend, the Chuck-tamer himself. Who wouldn't feel thrilled to hear this about their work:

"But what I think I dig the most about Scrutinize is the idea itself and how it's executed. It grabs your attention and keeps you wondering where it might go, only to have a genuinely smart and very fun reveal in the end."

Check out the awesome article here! Become a member of Matt's blog. The Fies Sisters highly recommend it because Chucktober is coming!

A Must-Read by a Female TV Writer

Amazing, important post about the realities of sexism in Hollywood by a woman who lived it firsthand while making history.

Fancy a serenade by Joseph Gordon-Levitt? En Francais?


Friday, August 26, 2011

Dire stats show terrible truth behind women on/making TV

I'm constantly trying to convince women outside of Hollywood or looking to break into Hollywood how difficult it is and how the numbers are going backwards. Here's proof: "Women Lose Ground as TV Writers"

Seriously, don't move to L.A. Stay where you are and make media there. If you're in a different country, odds are fantastic you'll get government funding. And even if you live in what you think is a backwards town in the U.S., I promise you it's less sexist and sleazy than Hollywood. You don't need Hollywood anymore to make and distribute your voice. Don't believe the B.S. tinseltown dream of getting famous or making riches...barely anyone here even makes a living. If you're in it for the right reason of expressing yourself, nothing can stop you...IF you stay where you a re and stop asking Hollywood for acceptance and permission.


Do you set wildly improbably goals?

My sister Brenda and I do, and it really pushes you to create miracles. Check out this article over at O.