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Tamil movie awarded at New York Independent Film Festival
New Delhi (PTI): Tamil movie “Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai“, the moving story of a director desperately trying to make his first feature film, has been honoured at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.

Directed by Chennai-based Krishnan Seshadri Gomatam, the film won the award for the ‘Best Drama Feature’ in the ‘Best Feature film (International) – Genre’ awards category in the festival held recently.

The film was part of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India 2008 in Goa and was widely acclaimed for its distinctive storyline that captures the life of an upper middle class family.

“Mudhal…” which is Gomatam’s debut film, is based on his own original story and was among the 20 films that were selected in the Indian Panorama section of IFFI, according to an official release here….

Hey, Sundays Blue Box customers, and all you other out there, here’s your chance to become part of the Point! We’re shooting again this weekend – Saturday and Sunday nights, April 25 & 26. If you’d like to be considered as an extra on Tanners Point, send a recent photo and your contact info to:
A lot of you have been asking, “How can I get on the show?” Well, this could be your big break! Shooting runs from 7PM to midnight both Saturday and Sunday at the Sandbridge Road location of Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort – we need to know that you’re available for most of that time.
So, send us your pic with your contact data, and we (the show producers) will take a look. This is not a paying job – but an opportunity to be seen on Hampton Roads’ own reality show – Tanners Point!

From the Cube…Is this Life imitating art or the other way around?

Cube Extra: Be an extra on Tanners Point
Cube was surfing through MySpace this morning. (Yes. Cube monitors MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and any other social network where local people gather.) While I was surfing, I found this:


“Become Part of the Tanners Point Cast -….

Since I don’t believe everything I read, especially on MySpace, I sent out my feelers. Lo and behold producer Ethan Marten emails me directly. So guess what… it’s true.

The Editing is complete, and final render is taking place for the award winning Reality Show Tanners Point! For your first look at Episode 4 – stay tuned. Keep current on all things Pointed at the Official Tanners Point Website.jay-and-dennis-at-zen-hot-yoga


By Malcolm Venable
The Virginian-Pilot
© April 17, 2009
The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival has awarded three honors to a Hampton Roads production.
“Tanners Point” – part reality TV, part sitcom and part marketing tool – was named best reality show, best ensemble cast and best soundtrack. What’s more, the series, produced by Rex Motion Media of Virginia Beach, is being picked up by ITN Distribution for presentation at the Cannes Film Market.

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MMRPJoin the incredibly talented cast and crew of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer as they help battle violence against women.

The purpose of this performance is to educate, enlighten and entertain, says Denise Hughes, RippleAffect Productions Co-Producer. “Our goal is to see an end of violence against women and girls.” RippleAffect is working on this goal with performances such as this one at the YWCA of South Hampton Roads, and the funding of such programs as Women in Crisis Shelter Services, and Response Sexual Assault Support Services.

This performance piece was spawned from the Vagina Monologues, and developed by Award Winning Playwright Eve Ensler developed for V-Day Benefits. Her thoughts follow.

Words. Words. This book [this performance] is indeed about words. Speaking the unspoken. Speaking the spoken in a new and viable way, speaking the pain, speaking the hunger. Speaking. Speaking about violence against women not because it is the only issue, but because it is an issue that lives smack in the middle of the world and is still not spoken, not seen, not given weight or significance. So that words crack open numbness and denial and disassociation and distance and deception. Speaking so that we are in community, in conscience, in concern. Speaking about violence against women because in 2006, young Amish girls are gunned down in their school just because they are girls; women are trafficked like meat sold from poor neighborhoods to men in rich neighborhoods; women are raped in Darfur on their way to get wood for the fire or grass for their donkeys. In 2006 women are burned and mutilated and stoned and dismissed and undone and refused and silenced.

Speaking about violence because in early November 2006 the president of Israel stepped down after being accused of rape and harassment, and a cleric in Australia blamed uncovered women for getting raped. Speaking about violence against women because of your mother, your sister, your aunt, your daughter, your girlfriend, your best friend, your wife. Speaking about violence against women because the story of women is the story of life itself. In speaking about it, you cannot avoid speaking about racism and domination, poverty and patriarchy, empire building, war, sexuality, desire, imagination. The mechanism of violence is what destroys women, controls women, diminishes women, and keeps them in their so-called place. Speaking about violence, telling the stories, because in the telling, we legitimize women’s experience.

We reveal what is happening in the dark, in the basement, out of sight. In the telling, women take their power back. Their voice. Their remembering. Their future. As part of a two-week “Until the Violence Stops” festival held in New York City in the summer of 2006, we asked a group of remarkable writers to contribute memories, monologues, rants, and prayers on the subject of violence against women. We envisioned a pivotal event in which these monologues would be performed by great actors. We thought maybe, maybe, ten or twenty would respond. We were overwhelmed with contributions.

Each writer brought something so specific, so original, so Edward Albee it could only be Edward Albee, so Alice Walker it could only be Alice Walker, so Erin Cressida Wilson, so Michael Eric Dyson. We need writers in these terrible times of deception and manipulation and sound

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First Kiss (Mollie Doyle)– Lori Gibbs
Blueberry Hill (Christine House)– LaToya Morris
Banana Beer Bath (Lynn Nottage)– Doris Clark, Nicole Drexler, Sylvia Hutson
Groceries (Aboila Abrams)– Karen Levy Newnam
Bitter Coffee (Jody Williams)– Leigh Strenger
True (Carol Michele Kaplan)– Robert Hughes
Not By Her Choice* (Katie Pepiot) – Lyndabeth Bureau
Untitled (Nicholas D. Kristof)– Ethan Marten
My House Is Wallpapered with Lies (Carol Gilligan)– Lauren Burke, Madeline Cindrich , Asia Green, Emma O’Dell,
Respect (Kimberle Crenshaw)– T-Dub
Maurice (Kathy Najimy)– Denise Hughes
The Next Fantastic Leap (Elizabeth Lesser)– Natalie W. Baker

It was announced that Tanners Point is a three time award recipient from the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) 2009. Tanners wins for Best Reality Show, Best Ensemble, and Best Soundtrack. Also announced, ITN Distribution will represent the television program at Marche de Cannes. An official NYIIFVF News Release is being issued today.

Sneak Peek at Tanners Point Episode 3!

Jay’s in the Pink, Dennis is on the Brink, and someone causes a Stink! Caution, Dino, you may be about to enter the No Win Zone! When an ex-employee of Sundays Blue Box comes back to the Beach, Dennis finds himself face to (gorgeous) face with beauty, brains and bucks – lotsa bucks. Friend or foe? Youll have to watch Episode 3 to find out. Youll also witness the birth of the Sundays street team, as well as the innocent comment that launches The Big Idea and sends Jay (and Uncle Pat) into orbit. Oh yeah, the JRCS discover that payback can be a real stinker!

Reality Never Looked so Good – As it Does on Tanners Point!

dick-van-dykeIn an exclusive New York International Independent Film and Video Festival exclusive interview, legendary Actor Dick Van Dyke calls himself a fake; and discusses Mary Poppins, his Wonder Kids premiere, Sabian Glover, google and Raisin Bran! Enjoy.

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