at NewFilmmakers LA. Designed to showcase innovative works by emerging directors from around the world, many well known movies have debuted at NewFilmmakers. The screening took place in the Stanley Kramer Theater at the legendary Sunset Gower Studios in the heart of Hollywood.
Michael Welch stars in this first feature from writer/director/editor Asif Ahmed. The brilliant ensemble cast also includes Shaun Sipos (The Grudge 2, Comeback Season
), Jeremy London (Mallrats, Party of Five, 7th Heaven
), and Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement, Strong Medicine
Many actors and filmmakers from Michael Welch's recent films and industry luminaries joined him at the event including Shaun Sipos and Aisha Hinds from Lost Dream
, Justin Chon and Christian Serratos from Twilight
, Chris and Sean Marquette, Luke Eberl, Aaron Himelstein, Kris Lemche, Lauren Storm, Stacy Glassgold, Jon Rosenbloom, Mae Nekoba, Amber Watson, Charlie Fecske, Marissa Lefton, Alice Diehl, Johnny Royal, Edgar Morais, Larry Laboe, and Jonathan Levine (director of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
and The Wackness
Several days ago I posted a video interview
with Welch as well as a podcast
in which he talks about Lost Dream, Twilight, New Moon
, and other new projects on the horizon.
Here are some exclusive pictures I shot at the elegant pre-screening reception, from the red carpet as the guests arrived, at the Q&A afterward, and the raucous afterparty that rocked the Sunset Gower Studios courtyard well past midnight.
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For more see the COMPLETE GALLERY (399 photos)
Michael Welch & Lauren Storm (L), Christian Serratos & Justin Chon (R) at pre-screening reception
Asif Ahmed & Mae Nekoba (L), Jonathan Levine & Aaron Himelstein (R) at pre-screening reception
Michael Welch & Justin Chon (L), Stacy Glassgold (R) on the red carpet
(L) Asif Ahmed & Michael Welch at Q&A
(R) Christian Serratos & Jon Rosenbloom at afterparty
COMPLETE GALLERY (399 photos)
Earlier this month I attended the Red Carpet Premiere of