NEWS & UPDATES
"SAMARIA" PREMIERS @ URBANWORLD FEST NYC AND WINS AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
Selma director, Ava DuVernay, presents Audience Choice Award to Samaria's director, Kiel Adrian Scott.
"SAMARIA" AND KIEL ADRIAM SCOTT WIN 2015 DGA AWARD
"SAMARIA" SELECTED AS FINALIST IN 2015 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS
"SAMARIA" SCREENS @NYU FOR CAST & CREW
Producer & Director announce exciting news: Samaria selected to be among finalists for Student Academy Awards in Narrative Category. Lots of applause. Lots of fingers now crossed. Film is powerful, soulful... and moving. Beautiful work by cast & crew.
COMING SOON. . . SWEET TO SEE
Summer of 2015
COURTNEY TO RECEIVE NYU FIRST RUN CRAFT AWARD FOR WORK IN "LAST WASH"
Alex Courtney to be honored at NYU's First Run Film Festival for his performance in SoonHo Song's "Last Wash". Reception and ceremony to take place at NYU on April 15th. "The last thing I expected from that performance ... I think that's what makes it so sweet..."
CAST IN KIEL ADRIAN SCOTT'S "SAMARIA"
Our inability to be compassionate. To be so threatened and fearful for our own survival that we are unable to embrace the hardships and the humanity of another. Our need to separate ourselves out; make ourselves distant and removed from another. All driven by fear. This and more are explored by the award winning filmmaker, Kiel Adrian Scott. Excited to work with Scott and be part of this very ambitious project.
BEGIN FILMING "LAST WASH:
Two of the most unlikely people meet in Laundromat near midnight - one spending the last moments of their life with the other. A neo-noire short.
START FILMING ON MILO FINNEGAN-MONEY'S "DOG
A fantasy short in the genre of Wes Anderson and Terry Gilliam. Fun role - Dr. Werner Kopfkissen - a "dream-snatcher" in a world where people no longer dream or have the capacity to fall in love.
TWO MORE FILM PROJECTS IN THE WORKS FOR MARCH & APRIL
March & April 2014
Seem to be on some kind of roll - and very thankful for it
"TIME IS FIRE" @ LABYRINTH THEATER with PARKER POSEY & YUL VASQUEZ
Join Parker Posey and Yul Vasquez in a reading of David Bar-Katz new play "Time Is Fire" (about the poet Delmore Schwartz) at the Lab Theatre Salon where new works are in the beginning stage of development. Love-loved working with Parker, Yul and DBK. It just doesn't get better off and on stage.
CAST IN "PROTECT US"
Cast in a short film - play a retired FBI agent that the Bureaus employs on a freelance basis to lead special criminal high profile investigations. Interesting character that approaches work and life in an off-beat and unorthodox manner. To be released in the Spring/Summer of 2015.
INVITATION FROM BALITMORE CENTERSTAGE
Invited to participate in a concert reading series entitled "Wrestling with Angels". The plays are written by internationally recognized playwrights. They will include "7 Jewish Children by Caryl Chruchill, "Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy" by Tony Kushner and "Benedictus" by Motti Lerner. The series will run from April 15th thru April 18th at Baltimore's Center Stage. Real excited about the chance to explore new work.
CAST IN NYTW'S "BENEDICTUS"
Nov 30, 2009 at The New York Theater Workshop
Written by Motti Learner/Directed by Daniela Topol The play takes place 42-hours before a U.S. scheduled attack on Iran. Two estrange childhood Iranian friends,who are now powerful in leaders in their respective countries - one Muslin, the other Jewish - agree to a secret meeting in a Benedictine monastery in an attempt to find an alternative to war and the annihilation of a country. The cast features Alex Courtney, Ron Guttman, Larry Pine, and Evan Thompson.
COURTNEY JOINS "THE ATMOSPHERE OF MEMORY" CAST
Oct 23, 2009 at The Public Theater
Written by David Bar-Katz/Directed by Peter DuBois. Featuring Eric Bogosian, Ellen Burstyn, Beth Cole, Alex Courtney, David Deblinger, Charles Goforth, Jeffrey Horwitz, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Ross, Yul Vazquez
COURTNEY JOINS "THE HISTORY OF INVULNERABILITY" CAST
Courtney will join the Workshop Cast of "The History of Invulnerability" by David Bar-Katz (Freak, Philip Roth in Khartoum). The workshop is sponsored by The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, which will premiere the play as part of its 2010 season.
CAST AS LEAD IN DAVID BAR-KATZ'S "CAN'T GO HOME"
Exciting and unique theatrical encounter written and directed by David Bar-Katz for the HomeBase Project. Can't Go Home confronts,questions,and explores one's relationship with "home". It echoes all the haunting conversations within us.
HOLLOW TREE OFFICIAL SELECTION at fests
NYU FirstRun, Sarasota Film Fest,Newport Beach Film Fest, Seattle Int'l Film,Hollywood Shorts,New Orleans Film Fest,New York Int'l Children's Film Fest,57th Columbus Int'l Film Fest,Big Apple Film Fest at Tribeca Cinemas
HOLLOW TREE RECIPIENT OF FILM FEST AWARDS
- Hamptons International Film Fest
- Foursite Film Festival
- North Hollywood International Film Fest
- Accolade Film Awards