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Powerhouse Female Director, Arlene Bogna's indie film is receiving worldwide recognition and is an Official Selection at Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, August 2015

Powerhouse Female Director, Arlene Bogna's indie film The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam continues its journey to cinema screens in the Pacific Northwest at the 8th Annual Columbia Gorge International Film Festival in Washington State this August 2015. Columbia Gorge was started by Angaelica, a non-profit organization rooted in the arts and ecology. They connect artists and collaborators to help bring exposure to unique and extraordinary projects, and enhance the power of storytelling. Arlene Bogna is a Powerful Female Voice in independent filmmaking today and gaining well deserved attention in the movie industry and film director communities. She is part of the "Support Women Filmmakers" movement and is in the Alliance of Women Directors, the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to education, support and advocacy for women directors in the entertainment industry. Arlene's production company, Vista Point Pictures in association with Jowharah Films is honored to have The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam as an Official Selection at film festivals worldwide, and in 2015 is selected to be in Cinewomen Cahiers. The U.S. Premiere of this Arlene Bogna Film began May 31st, 2014 at Dances With Films Festival in the Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam made its debut screening on May 16th, 2014 to an enthusiastic reception at the Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner in Cannes, France. The filmmakers experience in France, provided them with a coveted filmmakers’ accreditation to the Cannes Film Festival; they were able to network at the Marché du Film, as well as the International Village with global financiers and distributors. Arlene's short film was official selection at FILMETS Badalona Festival and Madrid International Film Festival, Spain, during the Fall Season 2014. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam captivates an audience of young and old alike, transporting you into the Wild Wild West with the inspiring mystical story of a desert traveler, inventor, alchemist and magical elixir salesman in pursuit of redemption. Emerging Filmmaker and Director, Arlene Bogna, had a unique vision for her undeniably daring, artistic and harmonious cast of actors to portray many emotional states of mind without words and to explore the meaning of trust, divine inspiration and the belief of redemption, relying solely on subtext and visuals. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam pays tribute to Sergio Leone’s “Spaghetti Western” genre through the film’s moments-in-between-moments with the actors and frontier cinematography. The film, shot entirely on location outside of Joshua Tree, California, also is an ode to famous director, Michelangelo Antonioni, with its remote scenery of the desert wilderness reflecting Snake Oil Sam’s inner struggles. The director Bogna says, “Our film crew went on a desert camping adventure, braving all the elements together as a strong tribe, in order to make it all happen!” It features the music of Los Angeles psychedelic rock band, West Indian Girl, from their latest album Shangri-La. The film’s original score is by Acclaimed film composer, Vivek Maddala. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam stars Zane Byrdy, Gladys Nyoth, Gabriel Voss, Cristina Balmores, and Eva Zeva. Bogna is planning to get international distribution of this film, on cable and digitally. View all film updates at TheBalladofSnakeOilSam.com Watch the trailer on Vimeo at arlenebogna.com/The-Ballad-of-Snake-Oil-Sam For media inquiries and interview opportunities, Contact: Nicolette J. Fontaine, Publicist/Social Media Manager at Discovery Media & Marketing Twitter @DiscoveryMM Email: nicolettefontaine@comcast.net

DiscoveryMM 4 years ago

Powerful Female Director Arlene Bogna's Indie Film, The Ballad Of Snake Oil Sam On Global Film Festival Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW HOPE, Pennsylvania (July 25, 2014) – The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam continues its journey to cinema screens at Madrid International Film Festival and then to the Fifth Annual, New Hope Film Festival, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Riverside Art Colony, New Hope. Vista Point Pictures in association with Jowharah Films is honored to have The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam as an Official Selection at New Hope Film Festival. It is a cutting edge global film festival known as the “Emerging Sundance East” that discovers and supports new filmmakers and writing talent from many different countries. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam film screening is part of the Actors’ Union Showcase, set to take place on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 8:45pm at the New Hope Arts Center, PA. The U.S. Premiere of this Arlene Bogna Film, The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam, took place on May 31st, 2014 at Dances With Films Festival in the Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam made its debut screening on May 16th, 2014 to an enthusiastic reception at the Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner in Cannes, France. The filmmakers experience in France, provided them with a coveted filmmakers’ accreditation to the Cannes Film Festival; they were able to network at the Marché du Film, as well as the International Village with global financiers and distributors. To purchase tickets for the U.S. screening at New Hope Film festival, visit their event ticket website at www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/63422 or email inquiries@newhopefilmfestival.com “With its cool score, far-out set design, hip style and striking cinematography, The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam struck our judges as an upbeat and offbeat wallop of fun. We're honored to screen it in our lineup. Best of luck for you continued success!” New Hope Film Festival Chairman, Doug Whipple. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam is an official selection and nominated for 4 Awards at the 2014 Madrid International Film Festival for: Best Short Film, Best Director of a Short Film, Best Music in Film and Best Costume. Bogna is planning to get international distribution of this film, on cable and digitally. View all film updates at www.TheBalladofSnakeOilSam.com Watch the trailer on Vimeo at www.arlenebogna.com/The-Ballad-of-Snake-Oil-Sam To view full press release, go to www.slideshare.net/nicolettefontaine/independent-filmtheballadofsnakeoilsamglobalfilmfestivaltour ##### For media inquiries and interview opportunities, Contact: Nicolette J. Fontaine, Publicist/Social Media Manager at Discovery Media & Marketing Office tel. 561.302.7782 ~ Twitter @DiscoveryMM ~ Email: nicolettefontaine@comcast.net

DiscoveryMM 5 years ago