Thank You Slamdance

After a few years of labor on my film I could not ask for a better week-long celebration than Slamdance. Although I hardly slept it still feels like I absorbed only a fraction of what festival season in Park City has to offer. It is a real honor to have been invited into the Slamdance gang; such love, humor and passion for film. There’s a line I came across in James Joyce’s, An Encounter, that makes me think of every festival rejection letter, every door that I knock on that goes unanswered; “The sun went behind some clouds and left us to our jaded thoughts and the crumbs of our provisions.”- so thank you Slamdance for opening your door and taking my cold submission based strictly upon its own merit. Experience has shown me that the most difficult growth is in just getting out of the soil, so this first exposure is very special to me.

Slamdance Film Festival Announces 2011 Award Winners

Variety article about Slamdance

HD Cinematography Slamdance Panel

I will be participating in a round table about shooting in HD. More info and a PDF of the special events taking place at Slamdance 2011 below.

HD Cinematography, featuring Panasonic’s AF-100 camera, formats & digital workflow
With Bernie Mitchell (Silver Platter Productions, Inc.), Illya Friedman (Hot Rod Cameras), CJ Gardella (Shunka)

Treasury Mountain Inn
Tuesday, January 25

A round table discussion with cinematographers and camera operators who have shot with HD cameras to get incredible quality on a limited budget. Learn about the newest generation of HD cameras including Panasonic’s much anticipated AF-100. Speak with experts and learn about the most effective technologies and work flow for your production. This is a great way to prepare for your next shoot!

Following the chat, please join Panasonic AVCCAM and 3D professional evangelist Bernie Mitchell and get your hands on the latest goodies from Panasonic.

Slamdance 2011 Special Events PDF

Shunka at Slamdance

Shunka is going to Slamdance, if you’re going to Park City this year come check out my film.

Submission record for Slamdance
Culled from a record number of submissions, the 18 films playing in competition at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival include 14 world premieres in a nod to the fest’s goal of fostering up-and-coming indie filmmakers who are working in brutal economic times.
More at

Slamdance Rolls Out 2011 Lineup
Ten narrative films and eight documentary features will screen at the 17th annual Park City event in January.
More at