Six brand-new films by Bay Area filmmakers and writers, adapted from short plays from the celebrated Best of PlayGround, May 1-25 in Berkeley, San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Rafael. For the complete Festival schedule, click here. Film Fest Tickets: $15 (click "buy now"). All-Festival Passes start at just $50! Click here to read film fest reviews.
Aegis (Jonathan Luskin/Mark Leialoha/Flying Moose Pictures,
filmmakers; Jonathan Luskin, screenwriter)
The Secret Life of a Hotel Room (The Runnels Brothers, filmmakers; Garret Jon Groenveld, screenwriter)
Climax (Jeremy Solterbeck, filmmaker; Sean Owens, screenwriter)
Miss Finknagle Succumbs to Chaos (Amy Harrison, filmmaker; Kirk Shimano, screenwriter)
Obit (Brian Tolle, filmmaker; Geetha Reddy, screenwriter)
Undone (Bruce Coughran, filmmaker; Diane Sampson, screenwriter)
All-Festival Passes include one priority-seating ticket to each event in the PlayGround Festival of New Works, including the PlayGround Film Festival, Best of PlayGround, and Festival Staged Readings. $150 value.
PlayGround and Dances With Light presented the inaugural PlayGround Film Festival, May 15-26, 2012 in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Rafael. The Film Fest features five short films by teams of local filmmakers and writers, adapted from short plays originally developed and premiered at the Best of PlayGround Festival.
The selected works include:
The Beginning by Tom Swift / Brian Tolle, filmmaker
Ecce Homo by Jonathan Luskin / Flying Moose Pictures, filmmakers
The Etymology of Zero by Katie May / Seth Podowitz, filmmaker / Liz Anderson, coproducer
Reunion by Kenn Rabin / Gregory Runnels and Mark Paul Runnels, filmmakers
Wednesday by Daniel Heath / Jennifer Arzt, filmmaker
- People's Choice Award winner
To purchase copies of the original play scripts, click on the appropriate
The Best of PlayGround (2011) - Ecce Homo and Rapunzel's Etymology of Zero
The Best of PlayGround (2009) - Wednesday
The Best of PlayGround (2005) - The Beginning
The Best of PlayGround (2004) - Reunion
For more Best of PlayGround scripts, click here.