September 2nd, 2011

CONDEMNED at PollyGrind 2011

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.

June 15th, 2011

CONDEMNED on USA Today’s Pop Candy

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.

May 24th, 2011

The TCM Classic Film Festival

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.

May 3rd, 2011

Directors Notes Interview

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.

April 20th, 2011

Edgemar Schedule Announced

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 schedule.

April 11th, 2011

More on CONDEMNED, in the US and Abroad

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 newspaper in Israel, featured an interview piece about the film. Click the image below for a large scan of the article (in Hebrew). *Update* An English version of the scan below had been posted on the paper’s international website. Read over at Ynet.

April 6th, 2011

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

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 in the film) desperation better than any amount of voice-over…

Watch Condemned at:

April 2nd, 2011

CONDEMNED in Badass Digest, 10K Bullets, and More

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.

March 29th, 2011

CONDEMNED on Rough Edges

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 piece.

And don’t forget to check out Spout’s (IndieWIRE) review of Condemned from this past Friday.

March 25th, 2011


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 of imprisoned women . . . Then I watched Oren Shai’s short film “Condemned,” available for streaming on its website, and it became pretty clear. This short film has everything that “Sucker Punch” was lacking, the tone that Zack Snyder’s disaster desperately needed to succeed…

Watch Condemned for free at: