BELLFLOWER

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June 27, 2011, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The SCA Summer Screening Series and Oscilloscope Laboratories invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of:

Bellflower


Written and Directed by Evan Glodell
Produced by Vincent Grashaw and Evan Glodell

Followed by a Q&A with cast & crew

7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 27th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre
George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Attendees will get to enter a contest to ride in Bellflower's custom-built muscle car, Medusa.

Opens in Los Angeles on Friday, August 5th, 2011

About Bellflower

Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2011, SxSW Film Festival 2011

Best friends Woodrow (Evan Glodell) and Aiden (Tyler Dawson) spend all of their free time building Mad Max-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse. But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman (Jessie Wiseman) and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.

"Bellflower presents its doom-laden vision as an astonishingly distinctive state of mind, arguing that the end of one self-made world always marks the start of a new one...a phenomenal showcase for newcomer Glodell." - Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE

"A compelling stew of dark fantasies and youthful gonzo ambition, the hard-to-classify Bellflower ...presents a bracing vision that is, despite its nihilistic leanings, almost charming." - John DeFore, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Provided courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories.

To learn more about the film, click here.

To view the trailer, click here.

 

About the Guests

EVAN GLODELL (Writer/Director/“Woodrow”)
Originally from Wisconsin, Evan moved to California in his early 20s with a group of close friends to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He and his brother started the Brothers Glodell which would grow to have a huge Internet cult following for their quirky and humorous short videos, some including Bellflower cast members Jessie Wiseman and Vincent Grashaw. Picking up other Coatwolf members along the way, including Tyler Dawson and Joel Hodge, Evan began working for Internet start-up STIM TV where he conceptualized and starred in the edgy sitcom Boss of the Glory. Evan has directed many music videos, most notably Cursive's “Let Me Up.” Working as a cinematographer, Evan shot the feature-length horror movie Placebo and the short film Savanna, which screened at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and won an Accolade Competition, 'Excellence in Film' award.

Bellflower, an intensely personal story incorporating many real life events, is Evan Glodell's feature-length directorial debut. Production began in early 2008 shortly after completing the innovative 'Coatwolf Model II' Ultra Large Format optical system made exclusively for the film. Bellflower became Evan's true labor of love, causing him to sacrifice almost everything, including selling off all of his personal belongings and living in an abandoned wing of an office building to fund the movie.   

Evan is a prolific writer and has already developed a series of feature-length movies to follow Bellflower: Tales from the Apocalypse.

JESSIE WISEMAN (“Milly”)
Born and raised in Ojai, California, Jessie Wiseman started acting at 15 with a theater group called THEATER 150, led by her acting coach and mentor, Kim Maxwell. Jessie honed her craft in over 30 performances, most of them from her own written material. It was a six week run of the play This is Our Youth which secured her the role in the play The Hostage for the Alliance Theater in Los Angeles. Her dedication paid off when the play won the Ovation Award for 'Best Ensemble'. After her performance in another Alliance play The Little Match Girl, Jessie met Evan Glodell and they began making several short films and promotional spots for the web-based company STIM TV.

Bellflower marks her debut in a lead role in a feature film. Jessie currently resides in Los Angeles.

TYLER DAWSON (“Aiden”)
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Tyler Dawson began doing local theater at a young age and transitioned into film and television as a teenager. In 2000, Tyler moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Midway through his studies he was diagnosed with a rare liver disease which forced him to return to Vancouver and eventually required a liver transplant. Dawson later wrote and performed a one man show about the experience called The Broken Organ where he garnered much acclaim for his performance. Six months after the transplant, he returned to the Academy and served as a member from 2005-2006. Tyler appeared in Tarik Karam’s short film The Red Veil. Evan saw Tyler in the play Demon Boy and Scorpion City and he was immediately cast for the role of Aiden in Bellflower. Shortly after, Tyler was cast as a regular in the cult webseries Boss of the Glory and served as the host for the company STIM TV.

Bellflower is his first lead role in a feature film. Tyler currently resides in Los Angeles.

REBEKAH BRANDES (“Courtney”)
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Rebekah Brandes grew up in Connecticut, Arizona, and Maryland before returning to Los Angeles at age 18.  Rebekah graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts two years later. She followed up her training with a two year program at the Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown Meisner Institute.

She has appeared in guest roles on TV's Criminal Minds, NCIS, Greek and The Forgotten, as well as a handful of indie horror flicks, including the award-winning Midnight Movie, which she was nominated for 'Best Actress' by the Chicago Horror Film Festival.

VINCENT GRASHAW (Producer/Editor/“Mike”)
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, over the last decade Vincent has written, directed, produced, and acted in several music videos, shorts, feature films, and commercials.   

He won much acclaim for the award-winning horror film Callous Sentiment which has screened in over a dozen festivals around the world. Callous was a Top-10 Finalist in Kevin Spacey’s Triggerstreet Film Festival in 2005, and it garnered distribution on two feature-length film compilation DVDs: “Festivals of Horror, Vol. 1” and “Visions of Horror, Vol. 1”.

Vincent began working on projects with Evan Glodell after meeting him through Triggerstreet.com in 2004. "I watched an outrageously insane short film Evan made and felt we should definitely be working together." Vincent intends to produce films for Evan Glodell under the Coatwolf banner, which has already begun development on a slate of feature films entitled Tales from the Apocalypse.

Vincent’s filmography also includes: director of the beloved Fijian language film Eliki, which was also recently selected as a Top-10 Finalist in Kevin Spacey’s Triggerstreet Film Festival in 2010; director of Savanna, a controversial piece that premiered at the Beverly Hills Film Festival and won the 'Excellence in Film' award at the Accolade Film Competition. Currently, Vincent is slated to direct two feature films: Coldwater, which is to star Ron Perlman (Hellboy/Sons of Anarchy), and the dark hitman drama Anatomy.

Pictures of Medusa

 

Attendees will get to enter a contest to ride in Bellflower's custom-built muscle car, Medusa. The car will be parked in front of the School of Cinematic Arts Complex on the night of the screening.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the general public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu
Phone: 213.740.2330