After four years of running the 24-Hour Film Royal, you'd think that we'd have run out of gushy things to say. But this year is different. This year the competition had more brand new teams sign up and make a movie than before. That means more artists feel encouraged and that our community is growing, and that has always been the purpose of this events. As always, enjoy the annual behind-the-scenes documentary of this year's teams, and we can wait to work with all of you again soon.
Career update! I was just brought on board as a staff writer for my alma mater, so follow me there for new weekly stories!
The 2nd annual Planned Parenthood Comedy Benefit Show was another success! We sold out two shows and raised over $6,500! That’s more than double last year’s show! Oh yeah, and we got to perform with Anchorage’s very own Dan Mintz a.k.a. Tina from Bob’s Burgers!
Check out this Q&A in the Anchorage Press where I – a local not-famous comedian – interview Dan Mintz (a.k.a. Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers) – an Anchorage comedian who actually made it out and is famous. Grab a copy or read it online by clicking on the photo above.
After last year's surprisingly successful event where we raised nearly $3,000, I'm incredibly excited to be organizing another Planned Parenthood Comedy Benefit Show with some of my favorite people! This year we've got another Alaska-grown line-up headlined by Anchorage's own Dan Mintz, the voice of Tina Belcher on Bob's Burgers! Click on the poster for the Facebook event page.
I'm excited to be working with Hard Rock Cafe to produce a whole year's worth of First Friday Comedy Showcases! Not only that, but these shows placed 3rd in the 2017 Anchorage Press Picks for Best First Friday Venue/Event, and that's after doing only a handful of them! Click on the poster for the Facebook event page and come see what all the hype is about. Together maybe we can get 1st place in 2018!
This year marked a lot of change with the Quick Freeze Film Competition growing to become the 5-Day Film Royal. One thing that hasn't changed is how much I love organizing this event with such wonderful friends and getting to put together the annual behind-the-scenes documentary. Visiting the teams and watching them work is always inspiring and a great reminder of what I love about being a filmmaker. Congratulations to all the participants, both old and new. I can't wait to work with you all again! Click the image for the behind-the-scenes video.
The Anchorage International Film Festival's Quick Freeze Film Competition has been a staple in our filmmaking community for a long time. And while it's been an honor running the event for the past two years, my co-organizers and I feel that it's time the event was reborn into a form more consistent with our other film competition, the 24-Hour Film Royal. So I'm excited to announce that the Quick Freeze Film Competition will now be known as the 5-Day Film Royal!
There's a lot to be thankful for, like a brand new Friday Comedy Showcase with a new serving of Anchorage's funniest comedians! Keep in mind that this particular show takes place on the second Friday of November instead of the first Friday like the other shows. This month's lineup is Matt Burgoon, Ben Farleigh, Kyle Farrell, and Kate Sortino. Click on the photo to go to the Facebook event.
Getting pretty chilly out there, isn't it? Then cozy up inside the Anchorage Hard Rock Cafe at the next First Friday Comedy Showcase! This month's guests are Chris Coleman, Matt Collins, John Norris, and Anji Stubbs. Click on the image to check out the Facebook event.