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Tuesday, October 7
 

7:00pm

OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET AND AFTER PARTY SCREENING LOS ANGELES PREMIERE "JUST BEFORE I GO"
Seventh Annual Bel-Air Film Festival Presented by A2E Family Partnership
Red Carpet Opening Night Tuesday October 7th, 2014
7:00pm Screening followed by After Party

Screening

Feature Film " JUST BEFORE I GO" 
On the verge of giving up on life, a guy travels to his hometown to make amends.
Director: Courteney Cox Writer: David Flebotte Stars: Seann William ScottOlivia ThirlbyGarret Dillahunt

Short Film I'LL BE HOME SOON 
A young man is suddenly held captive by his own family but it is unclear who he is trying to escape from.
Director: James Everett Writer: James EverettStars: Mouna AlbakryAgata BuzekOkorie Chukwu


Honoring
Emily Ferry "Leadership in Cinema Award"
Tippi Hedren "Lifetime Achievement Award"




Tuesday October 7, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Saban Theater 8440 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 
Wednesday, October 8
 

5:00pm

"I'LL BE HOME SOON" SHORT FILM WORLD PREMIERE AND AFTER PARTY
TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Synopsis
: A Young man is suddenly held captive by his own family and it is unclear as to who he is trying to escape from.

Writer: James Everett

Director: James Everett

Cast: Agata Buzek, Aharon Ipale, David Nolan



Wednesday October 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

5:00pm

"WARREN" FEATURE FILM LOS ANGELES PREMIERE AND AFTER PARTY

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Synopsis
: After giving up on his dream of making it in the Chicago improv scene, a young comedian fatefully reconnects with the former love of his life one brisk September night while working at a coffee shop in his hometown. Afraid of growing old alone like his recently divorced father, in this inspiring story, Warren must choose between winning Emma back or finding the courage to go after his dreams a second time.

Film Length: 01 hr : 24 min : 12 sec

Writer: Alex Beh

Director: Alex Beh

Cast: Alex Beh, Andrew Santino, Austin Stowell



Wednesday October 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

7:00pm

FILM PANEL: EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A WINNING CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN PANELISTS: ADAM CAROLLA, KELLY CARTER, NATE ADAMS MODERATED BY: CHERYLYN HARLEY LEBON FOLLOWED BY AFTER PARTY

Crowd sourced funding is changing the way entrepreneurs, entertainers, artists, and non-profits fund their projects. Join producers Adam Carolla, Nate Adams, and Kelly Carter as they debut the World Premiere Trailer for their Feature Film ROAD HARD, which has raised the most funds for any Crowdfunding film to date. The screening will be followed with a discussion on the new era of crowdfunding.

Topics Include:

Why Crowdfund?

How to Start a Crowdfunding Campaign and Reach Your Target Audience

Comparing Major Platforms of Crowdfunding Kickstarter Vs. Indiegogo

When to Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign


Moderators
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Cherylyn Harley Lebon

Cherylyn Harley LeBon is a lawyer, strategist, and commentator. She works at the intersection of business and politics and advises corporations, trade associations, non-profits and has advised political candidates - here and abroad at all levels. | | She writes about policy, business and legal issues for a variety of publications including The Blaze, BlogHer and She Owns It. Cherylyn is the National Co-Chair of Project 21, the leadership... Read More →

Speakers
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Nate Adams

NATE ADAMS Nate Adams began his career in Hollywood as a screenwriter and has written for such Hollywood stalwarts as Doug Davidson (The Departed, The Grudge), Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker) and Mark Morgan (Twilight).  Nate began his producing career with the sports documentary, King of the Streets, which aired on Showtime in 2006 as the network’s highest rated sporting programming. Nate has gone on to... Read More →
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Adam Carolla

ADAM CAROLLA is best known as a comedian, actor, radio personality, television host and NY Times best-selling author. He currently hosts The Adam Carolla Show, which holds the Guinness Book of World Records for “most downloaded podcast," and stars on Spike TV’s CATCH A CONTRACTOR. His latest book, President Me, was released this Spring from Harper Collins Publishing and debuted #8 on the NY Times Best Seller List. | Adam started... Read More →
KC

Kelly Carter

Kelly Carter, Producer, Actor, Singer-Songwriter | Kelly Carter began in film as an actor as a young teen then took a detour from the arts by way of college sports but came back around and graduated as a Theater Major at Columbia College, Chicago. He is also a Martial Arts Master Professor that pursued MMA which ended from injury. MMA brought him to LA, which accompanied with his training and holistic healthcare methods were the gateway into... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood
 
Thursday, October 9
 

6:00pm

"WITH THE DAWN" STUDENT SHORT FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: With the Dawn

Synopsis
: A husband and a wife share an intimate, possible final moment together.

Writer: Austin Sacry

Director: Austin Sacry

Cast: Kelly Dorney, PJ Evans


Thursday October 9, 2014 6:00pm - 6:10pm
Soho House West Hollywood

6:00pm

"AMERICAN SWEETHEART" STUDENT SHORT FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: American Sweetheart

Synopsis
: Clara, a suburban housewife stuck in conventionality, stumbles upon hints that her bellowed husband William has been cheating on her. Transfixed in her domestic situation, Clara re-discovers herself while baking an elegant cake for William.

Writer: Karin Binanto

Director: Karin Binanto

Cast: Emily Sandack, Jerry Prell, Elin Guthrie




Thursday October 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

6:00pm

"MODERN KENPO" FILM SCREENING

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Film Title: Modern Kenpo

Film Length: 00 hr : 15 min : 44 sec

Synopsis: A look into the evolution, curriculum and teachings of a contemporary Kenpo Karate style that spread to and developed on the East Coast.

Writer: Ronald Blanco

Director: Ronald Blanco

Cast: Bill Logan



Thursday October 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

6:00pm

"THE CASK" STUDENT SHORT FILM SCREENING

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Film Title: The Cask

Synopsis: A modern adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado', set in California wine country

Writer: Ryan Leeder

Director: Ryan Leeder

Cast: None Provided



Thursday October 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

6:00pm

"THE GIRL IN THE WOODS" STUDENT SHORT FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: The Girl in the Woods

Synopsis
: A girl is lost in the woods, trapped in her past she tries to break free.

Writer: Ruben Pallan

Director: Ruben Pallan

Cast: Marah Fairclough, Tim Driscoll, Brian Shakti


Thursday October 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

6:00pm

"YARN" STUDENT SHORT FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Yarn

Synopsis
: Craig’s father an astronomer, sees a star vanish in the sky. He becomes obsessed with discovering why, eventually leaving Craig and sailing to an island to continue his research.

Writer: Roy Kimchi

Director: Roy Kimchi

Cast: Will Thomas, Leah Lyon



Thursday October 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

7:15pm

"HAPPY HANDS" DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Los Angeles Premiere Film Screening Happy Hands

Film time length: 00 hr : 19 min : 55 sec

Synopsis: How one Hollywood Starlet helped so many…and changed the face of the Industry. Documentary starring Tippi Hedren (Melanie Griffith’s Mother) and how she helped to create and assist Vietnamese nail salons in the United States.

Writer: None Provided

Director: Honey Lauren

Cast: Hong Lei, Martha Schad, Marlynn Thach



Thursday October 9, 2014 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Soho House West Hollywood

8:00pm

"ANGEL AZUL" DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: World Premiere Film Screening Angel Azul Documentary

Film Length: 01 hr : 11 min : 28 sec

Synopsis: Through the hauntingly beautiful lure of Jason deCaire's Taylor's underwater life-like statues we witness the birth of an artificial coral reef, learn how we are inextricably connected to the ocean, and are left to consider how are choices will determine what we leave to future generations.

Writer: Marcelina Cravat

Director: Marcelina Cravat

Cast: Jason DeCaire’s Taylor, Charlie Brown, Donna Barwick



Thursday October 9, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

8:00pm

"BIS GLEICH" SHORT FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Bis Gleich

Film Length: 00 hr : 20 min : 26 sec

Synopsis: An unspoken connection between two elderly neighbors, who share a daily ritual but who have never actually met, deepens when they face the inevitable...together.

Writer: Tara Lynn Orr

Director: Benjamin Wolff

Cast: Gertrud Roll, Horst Westphal, Julia Richter



Thursday October 9, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

9:30pm

"BLACKBIRD" FEATURE FILM LA PREMIERE

Synopsis
: A rebellious teenager, falsely accused of planning a school massacre, must survive a harrowing conflict with a prison gang leader while he attempts to prove his innocence to the community and those closest to him.

Film Length: 103 minutes

Producer: Marc Almon, Jason Buxton, David Miller

Director: Jason Buxton

Cast: Connor Jessup, Alexia Fast, Michael Buie 



Thursday October 9, 2014 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood
 
Friday, October 10
 

3:30pm

"CHECK PLEASE" SHORT FILM

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Check Please

Synopsis:

Writer: Geoffrey James

Director: Geoffrey James

Cast: Jared Ward, Jamie Sorge


Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

3:30pm

"MR. MAPLE LEAF" SHORT FILM

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Mr. Maple Leaf

Synopsis: We follow Alex on a stake-out to find a mysterious man.

Writer: Lori Miller

Director: Daniella Eisman

Cast: Gloria Votsis, Teri Polo, Ryan Hansen



Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

3:30pm

"REACHING HOME" SHORT FILM

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Reaching Home

Synopsis: Still adjusting to life on her own, Janet's plans for a peaceful holiday dinner are blown astray when her grown sons face off over what should happen next--for her. Can she take back the tiller and chart her own course to recovery?

Writer: Kenneth Murphy

Director: Kenneth Murphy

Cast: Ava Paloma, Debra Monk, Eric Miller



Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

3:30pm

"THE BEATING" SHORT FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: The Beating

Synopsis
: THE BEATING is a short film directed by Cyrus Mirakhor (Winner: Best Comedic Short, GRATITUDE - Philadelphia Independent Film Festival) and written by award-winning playwright, Paul Stroili. Pulled directly from today's headlines - THE BEATING is a dark, cautionary tale about the lengths to which one father will go to end a nightmarish problem of bullying at his son's school.

Writer: Paul Stroili

Director: Cyrus Mirakhor

Cast: Amy Farrington, Chris Wynne, Christopher Meehan



Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

3:30pm

"THE MAN FROM THE CITY" SHORT FILM

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: The Man from the City

Synopsis
: A mysterious businessman visits a small town with questionable intentions as he contemplates leaving his big city life behind. Starring SAG award winner Robert Clohessy ( Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Wolf of Wall Street ) and Sean Young ( Blade Runner, Ace Ventura, No Way Out). Directed by Elias Plagianos .

Writer: Elias Plagianos

Director: Elias Plagianos

Cast: Robert Clohessy, Sean Young



Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

3:30pm

"WEIGHT CLASSES" SHORT FILM

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Weight Classes

Synopsis: Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a tough young actor grapples with the notion that death has chosen him.

Writer: Charles Alexander

Director: Charles Alexander

Cast: Anthony Gaskins

 



Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

3:30pm

"YOU'RE KIND OF WEIRD AND I LIKE IT" SHORT FILM

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: You’re Kind of Weird, but I Like it

Synopsis
: A short film depicting the best, worst blind date ever.

Writer: Christina Erwin

Director: Christina Erwin

Cast: Mark Sadr, Ally Wyzgoski, Edwin Modlin, Ego Nwodim



Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

3:30pm

CASSANDRA SHORT FILM SCREENING

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Cassandra

Synopsis: Two thieves infiltrate a besieged medieval city, in order to retrieve an artifact. They thought they had nothing to lose. They were wrong...

Writer: Guy-Roger Duvert

Director: Guy-Roger Duvert

Cast: Alex Freeman, Noemie Goetsch, Eric Kailey



Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

3:30pm

"RAB DA VAASTA" SHORT FILM

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Film Title: RAB DA VAAASTA…

Synopsis: Must you kill in order to live...? When a no typical customer walks in and demands a shave, a small time barber with a traumatic past deliberates and faces an epiphany of sorts.

Writer: Chakravarty Devulpalli

Director: Chakravarty Devulpalli

Cast: Nissar Khan, Powell Jadaun, Nayeem Tomar



Friday October 10, 2014 3:30pm - Saturday October 11, 2014 4:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

5:15pm

"CURIO SHOP: A POST APOCALYPTIC ACID WESTERN" SHORT FILM SCREENING AND AFTER PARTY

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Film Title: CURIO SHOP: A POST APOCALYPTIC ACID WESTERN

Film Length: 00 hr : 18 min : 10 sec

Synopsis: Oliver and John are two lonely survivors in a decayed frontier, drawn inexorably together by a web of shattering family secrets. When the watchmaker fashions a bizarre weapon for John, it opens a surrealistic Pandora's Box, engulfing everyone in a fever dream with no clear exit.

Writer: Zoe Taylor

Director: Eric S. Anderson

Cast: Robert Scott Crane, Brittany Slattery, Christopher Sweeney, Dylan Albert 



Friday October 10, 2014 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

5:15pm

"EXTENDING THE PLAY" DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING AND AFTER PARTY

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: Extending The Play

Synopsis: An observation of the lives of married American couple, Kasey and Bracey Ulin who play professional basketball in Europe. They met in Germany during the prime of their careers, only to find themselves quickly out of basketball just a few months later due to one huge mistake. As they adjusted to living just an average American life in rural America, they received a phone call from the small country of Luxembourg that changed everything.

Writer: John Dahlgren

Director: John Dahlgren

Cast: Bracey Ulin, Kasey Ulin



Friday October 10, 2014 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Soho House West Hollywood

7:00pm

"MANTERVENTION" FEATURE FILM SCREENING AND AFTER PARTY

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Synopsis: Convinced romance is dead, a heart-broken-ed man turns to his best-friend who plans an unorthodox 'Mantervention'.

Writer: John E. G.

Director: Stuart Acher

Cast: Nick Roux, Chloe Bridges, Travis Van Winkle



Friday October 10, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Soho House West Hollywood
 
Saturday, October 11
 

6:00pm

"THE ALGERIAN" FEATURE FILM SCREENING AND AFTER PARTY

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: The Algerian Feature Film Los Angeles Premiere

Film Length: 01 hr : 39 min : 00 sec

Synopsis: The Algerian is an international political thriller about the colliding worlds of the Middle East and America. It follows Ali (Ben Youcef), a Muslim sleeper cell from Algeria who is part of a plot to harm America. Hiding in Los Angeles as a university student, his life spins out of control as he becomes involved with the very people he was sent to destroy. The film races across the globe from Algeria to New York, to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, culminating in a surprise ending that will have audiences buzzing...

Writer: Giovanni Zelko

Director: Giovanni Zelko

Cast: Ben Youcef, Candice Coke, Giovanni Zelko



Saturday October 11, 2014 6:00pm - 7:40pm
Soho House West Hollywood

8:00pm

"FINDING GASTON" DOCUMENTARY LOS ANGELES PREMIERE SCREENING AND AFTER PARTY

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

Film Title: LA Premiere Documentary for Finding Gaston.

Film time length: 01 hr : 20 min : 00 sec

Synopsis: There are many great chefs around the world. Only one is considered to be a National hero. Meet chef Gaston Acurio and follow him in a journey to find out the stories, the inspirations and the dreams behind the man that has taken his cuisine outside the kitchen in a mission to change his country with food. Let this journey take you into the world of peruvian cuisine to discover the power of food in peru. Because the people that are passionate enough to believe they can make a difference, are actually the ones who do.

Writer: Julia Patricia Perez

Director: Julia Patricia Perez

Cast: Gaston Acurio



Saturday October 11, 2014 8:00pm - 9:20pm
Soho House West Hollywood

9:30pm

"ADIOS VAYA CON DIOS" FEATURE FILM WORLD PREMIERE
Synopsis: A gritty urban thriller inspired by real events, Adios Vaya Con Dios is the authentic story of two friends within the world of Chicago’s Latino street gangs.  A day of reckoning approaches for Rory, a rising Irish-Mexican street lieutenant for the Olmecs, when his trusted life-long friend Eloy, just released from prison, dives right back into the chaotic crucible of violence and retribution that engulfs their neighborhood. Their friendship and loyalty to each other is tested to the limit.


Writer: Zachary Laoutides

Director: Marius Iliescu

Producers: Joseph Mennella, Monica E. Leon, Ric Morgan, Zachary Laoutides

Cast: Zachary Laoutides, Jessica Beligni, Marius Iliescu



Saturday October 11, 2014 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Soho House West Hollywood

11:00pm

"3 NIGHTS IN THE DESERT" LOS ANGELES PREMIERE AND AFTER PARTY

Title: 3 NIGHTS IN THE DESERT

Director: Gabriel Cowan

Producer: John Suits

Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Wes Bentley, Vincent Piazza

Synopsis: 

At a remote desert property, three estranged friends and former bandmates reunite to celebrate turning thirty. Travis, the wild man of the group, obsesses over producing revolutionary new music. So he has a plan in mind for his two friends: Barry, now a married lawyer, and Anna, back from years in Asia as a budding solo act.

Travis leads his friends to a cave, promising that if they enter, it has the power to give them what they need. Barry and Anna laugh off Travis, still the mythmaker of the crew, but over the weekend unsettling desires rise to the surface. Soon the friends begin to wonder if it’s the power of suggestion that affects them or if the cave has a real power to threaten all they hold to be true. 



Saturday October 11, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday October 12, 2014 12:30am
Soho House West Hollywood
 
Sunday, October 12
 

4:00pm

CLOSING AWARDS CEREMONY FREE ADMISSION

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

2014 Seventh Annual

Bel-Air Film Festival

Presented by A2E Family Partnership

Red Carpet Event Closing Awards Ceremony

Hosted by Jill-Michele Melean 

Complimentary admission with a one drink minimum

 


Sunday October 12, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
John Lovitz Club 1000 Universal Studios Blvd. #222 Universal City, CA 91608