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CONDEMNED at PollyGrind 2011

By • Sep 2nd, 2011 • Category: Condemned

PollyGrind, the Las Vegas underground film festival, just announced it’s full line-up for this year’s event. Condemned was selected to screen and will be shown on October 8, at 10pm. Get your tickets in advance right here. Read the press release at Horror Society.

CONDEMNED on USA Today’s Pop Candy

By • Jun 15th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

Whitney Matheson at USA Today‘s pop culture blog, Pop Candy, featured Condemned earlier today, calling it “a fun, haunting 14-minute flick.” Read her post at Pop Candy.

The TCM Classic Film Festival

By • May 24th, 2011 • Category: Writings

My coverage of the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival recently went up at Films in Review. It was easily the best film festival I had the privilege to attend. Head over to Films in Review to read my account of the event.

Directors Notes Interview

By • May 3rd, 2011 • Category: Condemned

The Directors Notes podcast posted an audio interview with me regarding Condemned and other film-related topics this past Friday. Head over to Directors Notes to listen.

Edgemar Schedule Announced

By • Apr 20th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

The Edgemar Short Film Festival in Santa Monica announced its screening schedule. Condemned will be the first film screening during the 3-day event. The screening will be held on Friday, April 29th, 7pm, at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Buy tickets here, or check out the full […]

More on CONDEMNED, in the US and Abroad

By • Apr 11th, 2011 • Category: Condemned, Heavy Soul

Numerous pieces were published about Condemned during this past weekend: * Film School Rejects chose it as their Short Film of the Day. * Rushblog chose Condemned for their Short Film Sunday feature. * The Croatian website, Vox Feminae, featured both Condemned and Heavy Soul (in Croatian – Translation needed). * Yediot Aharonot, the biggest […]

Where the Girls Go on CONDEMNED: “Neo-Noir at its best”

By • Apr 6th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A new review for Condemned today, at Where the Girls Go. Excerpt below, and click over to the full review. Shai proves that he is a master of the neo noir genre with inventive camerawork while using subtle yet creative angles to increase the tension in the film. trates the inmate’s (referred to as #1031 […]

CONDEMNED in Badass Digest, 10K Bullets, and More

By • Apr 2nd, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A few new mentions of Condemned online over the past few days. Devin Faraci features and reviews Condemned at the always cool, Badass Digest. Michael Den Boer reviews Condemned at 10K Bullets. It’s Only Movies features Condemned in their Short Film Theater section. Earlier in 2010 they featured Heavy Soul in the same spot.

CONDEMNED on Rough Edges

By • Mar 29th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

James Reasoner, novelist and pulp blogger, reviewed Condemned on his blog, Rough Edges. This is a part of Todd Mason’s Tuesday’s Overlooked Films roundup. How long has it been since you saw a good “women in prison” movie? If it’s been too long, you can remedy that by watching Oren Shai’s CONDEMNED. Read the full […]


By • Mar 25th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

Spout, an IndieWire film blog, published a new review of Condemned today, titled: “Condemned Has Everything Sucker Punch Needed to Succeed”. Follow the introductory excerpt below to read the full piece. While writing my critique of “Sucker Punch” I found myself wondering exactly what the film would have needed to effectively deal with its representation […]