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Edgemar Short Film Festival to Screen CONDEMNED

By • Mar 18th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

Condemned will be featured in the 2011 Edgemar Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA from April 29th – May 1st. The screening schedule has yet to be announced, but check this space for updates as they become available. reviews CONDEMNED

By • Mar 14th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A new review of Condemned is now up at An excerpt below: Shai is able to get the best out of all three leads in performances that are rare for an independent short . . . There isn’t much that happens in Condemned. There are no explosions, no prison lesbian scenes or black humor […]

CONDEMNED Review at By Kubrick’s Beard

By • Mar 9th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A new review of Condemned has just been posted at the film blog, By Kubrick’s Beard. An excerpt below: What is so unique is that none of it is played for cheap thrills, shock value or nodding approval, at the heart of Condemned lays a story about a female prisoner’s vulnerability and fear; real or […]

Interview at Moon in the Gutter

By • Mar 2nd, 2011 • Category: Condemned

A new Q&A with me just went up at Moon in the Gutter. Conducted by Jeremy Richey. Covering a lot of ground, with a focus on Condemned. Read it here. And also check out Moon in the Gutter’s review of Condemned.

CONDEMNED at the Bradford International Film Festival

By • Feb 25th, 2011 • Category: Condemned, Updates

Condemned will screen at the 17th Bradford International Film Festival in England next month. Playing before the feature film, A Marine Story. The screening will take place on March 19th, 8pm, at the Cubby Broccoli Cinema in the National Media Museum. Tickets are available here. To download the festival’s catalogue.

David Del Valle Reviews CONDEMNED for Films in Review

By • Feb 16th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

I’m thrilled to have David Del Valle, whose latest Camp David column featured never-before published interviews with the great Vincent Price, review Condemned for Films in Review. As usual, an excerpt below, and the full piece right here. This short film is a tour de force on every level . . . Shai has the […]

Moon in the Gutter recommends CONDEMNED

By • Feb 15th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

Jeremy Richey just posted a wonderful recommendation for Condemned on his excellent film blog, Moon in the Gutter. An excerpt attached below, and the full piece right here. This dazzling 14 minute film is a beautifully shot, and wonderfully realized, genre-bending tribute to Women in Prison films, Noir, Italian Westerns and Fifties Melodrama . . […]

CONDEMNED on Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule

By • Jan 31st, 2011 • Category: Updates

Dennis Cozzalio featured Condemned in his great film blog, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule today. Check out an excerpt below. Shai’s achievement . . . is one of patience with building mood and ambience that is possible only when a director gets a handle of how to modulate little things like time and […]

CONDEMNED on Bill Crider’s Blog and More

By • Jan 19th, 2011 • Category: Condemned

Bill Crider, the prolific author, blogger, paperback collector, wrote about Condemned yesterday in his Pop Culture Blog as part of an Overlooked Films series initiated by Todd Mason. Head over to Bill Crider’s blog to read the piece. Also, the blog Adventures in Nerdliness wrote about Condemned in their WIP Wednesday feature. Read it here. […]

CONDEMNED Featured in Bad Lit and She Blogged By Night

By • Jan 11th, 2011 • Category: Updates

Condemned has been featured in the Online Cinema section of Bad Lit along with a review. Head over for the full piece, an excerpt below. “There’s a sultry, sexy feel to the film . . . the simmering, sweaty tension creates a sense of tension and menace that oozes in every shot.” Also, the Noir […]