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SPA NIGHT and We've Been Around win at OUTFEST!!!

We love Outfest, most of our movies have played there, and we are beyond excited that both of our films that played at Outfest this year won an award!!!

Our feature SPA NIGHT won the US Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature and a special mention for our lead, Joe Seo! Congratulations to Joe and to all of our cast & crew - you are the best!!!

Our short S.T.A.R. - one of the shorts for the series We've Been Around, directed by Rhys Ernst - won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Short! Thanks to everybody who came to the (sold out) screening and voted for us!!

See the full list of winners on The Hollywood Reporter.

SPA NIGHT LA Festival Premiere at Outfest!

So proud to announce that our feature SPA NIGHT will have its LA festival premiere at Outfest in July as the US Narrative Centerpiece!!!
We shot SPA NIGHT entirely on location in Los Angeles, and we are beyond excited to finally bring the film home and share it with everybody who made this possible.
We are especially proud to return to Outfest, where we screened Myrna the Monster last year and where our director Andrew Ahn's short Dol won Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Narrative Short Film in 2012.

Screening on July 11th at 7pm at the DGA 1.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 13th.
Following the screening, a reception in the DGA Atrium, hosted by the Outfest Emerging Leaders Council.

Hope to see you all there!!

Two Nonetheless projects screening at Frameline40 in June!

We have TWO projects screening at Frameline this year!!! So proud - thank you to Desiree and the whole programming team at Frameline!
SPA NIGHT screens at the historic Castro Theatre, and the whole team will be there - come say hi!!! Our docu-series We've Been Around screens together with Rhys Ernst's Emmy nominated series This is Me, will follow an extended Q&A with director Rhys Ernst, producer Christine Beebe and Executive Producers Giulia Caruso and Jelayne Miles.

See you all in San Francisco!!

SPA NIGHT: June 23rd, Castro Theatre @ 6:30pm 

WE'VE BEEN AROUND: June 21st, Roxie Theatre @ 7pm

SPA NIGHT Festival Screenings - NYC and European Premiere Announced!

So many exciting screenings coming up!!!

On June 25th, we will have our European Premiere at the great Edinburgh International Film Festival, amidst some great films. Second screening will be on June 26th, let your friends know!!!

On June 23rd, SPA NIGHT will screen at the historical Castro Theatre in San Francisco at Frameline, get your tickets!! The whole team will be there and we hope to see you all!

SPA NIGHT will have its NYC Premiere at BAMcinemaFest in Brooklyn on June 20th - director Andrew Ahn and star Joe Seo will be there! Honored to be part of such a great lineup!!! Buy your tickets today!

On June 12th and 13th, SPA NIGHT goes down-under for the amazing Sydney Film Festival!!! According to them Andrew is "a bold new talent".. proud of our movie!

On June 2nd, 3rd and 4th a busy SPA NIGHT weekend with some amazing screenings:
Seattle International Film Festival - June 2nd and 3rd (Andrew will be there!)
TLVFest, the Tel Aviv LGBT Film Festival - June 3rd
From the TLV website: "In his film debut, director and scriptwriter Andrew Ahn brings to the screen a cinematic aesthetic that is rarely found in contemporary American cinema. The spa scenes, in particular, are reminiscent of the atmosphere created by Tsai Ming-Liang in his exemplary I Don't Want to Sleep Alone."
OUTFilm CT in Connecticut - June 4th (Joe will be there!)

On June 4th, our director and the producing team of SPA NIGHT will speak on a panel at LAFF about "Low Budget in LA" - register for the event HERE.

Joe Seo wins Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance!!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Joe Seo for winning the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance as David Cho in Spa Night!!!

Joe is a brave, daring, gentle actor, who put his all in this movie and we could not be happier for him! Hoping that this means many more great roles for him and the beginning of a wonderful career - it was an honor working with you through the laughter and pain and long nights and love. 

Congratulations Joe!!!

Congratulations Joe!!!

Check out the full list of winners on Variety, and Joe on Vulture as one of the "Best Performances of Sundance 2016"! So proud to be among these great films!!!



Deer Flower by Kangmin Kim premieres at Sundance 2016!

The Sundance shorts lineup was released today and we are thrilled to announce that Deer Flower, the latest short film by super-talented director Kangmin Kim, who recently joined our director roster at Nonetheless, will premiere at the festival!!!

Honored to have been part of the creation of this gorgeous, haunting, moving animated short film. Watch the trailer HERE. We can't wait to work together on Kangmin next project!!!

Full Short Films Lineup - 72 shorts selected from more than 8,000 submissions! DEER FLOWER BOTTOM LEFT.

Full Short Films Lineup - 72 shorts selected from more than 8,000 submissions!

See the full lineup HERE.

Ian Samuels's work at the South Arts - Southern Circuit

Southern Circuit is a great initiative by South Arts that "brings the best of independent film to communities across the South." With the goal of supporting and enhancing the artist community in Southern states, this screening series has brought over 200 films and engaged filmmakers and audiences in post-screening discussions in more than 50 communities across the Southern United States. According to their mission: "The tour takes the audience away from their televisions and computers to connect them with independent filmmakers. Southern Circuit transforms watching independent films from a solitary experience into a communal one."

We are honored that Ian is part of this screening series with four events entirely dedicated to his work -- including our short Myrna the Monster and his previous, beautiful short films: Caterwaul, The Eyes and the Ice, Nancy and the Dappertoad. 

Ian will be at the screenings, so if you are around, check them out!!! For more info about Ian's work, see his website HERE.


September 15, 2015: Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

September 16, 2015: Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans, LA

September 17, 2015: Challenger Learning Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

September 18, 2015: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Cutler Bay, FL

Myrna at her screening. Looking good!

Myrna at her screening. Looking good!

And some comments from the staff after our last screening in South Miami:

Myrna is back to LA!

Myrna the Monster is coming to LA this Summer!!!

First, for its LA Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on THURSDAY June 11th at the Regal Theatre DTLA!!! Read all about it in this interview with Ian for Film Independent!

Myrna, Giulia and friends at our LAFF screening

Myrna, Giulia and friends at our LAFF screening

On June 15th, the amazing band YACHT - who did the soundtrack for the movie - is organizing a "Myrna Moondisco Party", also in DTLA, with a Spaceship/Moon themed bounce house!!! See details here and come Moon Bounce with us!!!

Myrna & YACHT Party-time!!!

Myrna & YACHT Party-time!!!

Ian, Myrna and Chris

Ian, Myrna and Chris

Giulia scaring Myrna away (trying to at least).

Giulia scaring Myrna away (trying to at least).

Last but not least, in July Myrna will be playing at OUTFEST on July 10th and July 14th -- see all info here.




Screenings of Myrna the Monster - June

June is gonna be crazy! A quick update for the Myrna-lovers, hoping that you can make it to one of the screenings!

Myrna will be playing at:


NORTHSIDE FILM - not to miss according to The L Magazine

Awesome Lineup from Northside - see you there Brooklyn!

Awesome Lineup from Northside - see you there Brooklyn!

Myrna is playing at LAFF this June!!!

Myrna is playing at LAFF this June!!!

More Awards for Myrna and Ian!

"Funnily enough, I think there's something very humanizing about feeling like an alien"

More great news from Myrna the Monster's festival run! We are thrilled to announce that Myrna won BEST SHORT at the Victoria TX Indie Film Fest and our director Ian Samuels won the Filmmaker-to-watch Award at the Atlanta Film Festival!

Here are some of our upcoming screenings:

CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL - FRI, Apr 3rd @ 3:15pm (From Dusk till Dawn Shorts Program)

THE ALHAMBRA THEATRE FILM FESTIVAL - FRI, Apr 3rd @ 2:15pm and SAT, Apr 4th @ 6pm

More coming soon……!


Ian Samuels "Filmmaker-to-watch" at Atlanta Film Festival
Best Short @ Victoria TX Indie Film Fest

Myrna the Monster SXSW Screenings announced & Festival Updates!


Myrna the Monster will be screening at SXSW very soon! We are really excited to take Myrna to Austin for BBQ, tacos and so much more!!!

Here are our screening times, we hope to see you all there! See our project page here: MYRNA @ SXSW.

SAT 3/14 @1:30pm @ Topfert Theatre at ZACH
SUN 3/15 @11:15am @ Rollins Theater at the Long Center
SAT 3/21 @5:30pm @ Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar B

More Festival coming up:

Tomorrow, Friday 2/27 at 7pm, Myrna will be screening at Big Muddy Film Festival - see their FULL SCHEDULE. We are really sad that we can't be there in person, but we are honored to be part of this great lineup and wish everybody a great festival!!!

Atlanta Film Festival just announced their FULL LINEUP!!! So thrilled to be part of their "Other Worlds" Shorts block! Stay tuned for dates and screening times.

We have more exciting announcements coming up soon, so check back for updates!!!





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