Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 13, 2015: "The Day I Grew Up" Picked Up for Distribution

Scott's short "The Day I Grew Up" was recently signed into a global distribution deal with Film Marketing Services based in Marina del Rey, California.  We are excited for this opportunity and look forward to announcing screenings in the coming year.

Friday, November 20, 2015

November 16, 2015: WTFamily Wins TBA Anthology Play Award

Excited to announce that Left Coast Theatre Company's show WTFamily won the 2015 Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Production - Anthology Play.  The play "Wingman," directed by Scott Boswell and written by Eli Effinger-Weintraub, was part of the program of six original plays.  Congratulations to all the talented writers, actors, directors, and stage crew who made the show a success!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 1, 2015: Screenplay ALL AMERICAN BOY Accepted to Austin Film Festival

Scott recently attended the Austin Film Festival after his feature script All American Boy was accepted into the Screenwriters Conference.  Known as "the writer's festival," the conference brings together industry professionals and emerging talents for workshops, pitch competitions, and networking.  The panels proved to be substantive and the competitions were fierce.  Highly recommended for any screenwriter.

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 9, 2015: New Stage Play "Presence" Opens

The one-act play "Presence" opens Friday, October 9, as part of Left Coast Theatre Company's new show, Screaming Queens.  The program of six original (and scary!) plays runs at the Phoenix Theatre every weekend in October.  Written by Thomas J. Misuraca; directed by Scott Boswell; starring Isabel Siragusa and Sabrina De MioCLICK HERE for more info and tickets.

Friday, October 2, 2015

August 7, 2015: "The Day I Grew Up" Reviewed at UFVA Conference

Scott's short film "The Day I Grew Up" was selected to screen at the annual University Film & Video Association on August 7, 2015.  Yuri Makino, Associate Professor in the School of Theatre, Film, TV at the University of Arizona, gave a public response:

Excerpt:  "For me personally, watching a film which includes child sex abuse is often accompanied by a level of tension, tension that exists outside the narrative and stems from my fears that the film will not do this charged subject matter justice, nor actual victims of this type of abuse. I worry that that weak performances or writing will trivialize abusive acts or that the sexual abuse will be exploited superficially, impetuously or clumsily as backstory or as a story event merely for its inherent drama. Representing sexual abuse, with an affective expression of the emotional trauma it creates, is challenging. I was happy and relieved that The Day I Grew Up doesn’t fall into these traps. One of the strongest scenes in fact is the film’s climax when Adrian indirectly reveals his abuse to his brother Angelo in the form of a lesson in resistance. This tricky scene is skillfully handled by Vince- Anthony’s stellar performance and Scott’s directing and naturalistic dialog. Throughout the film Vince-Anthony feels believable as Adrian. The vulnerability he expresses creates what we like to call "an honest "performance, one of the highest compliments given to an actor. In this particular scene Vince-Anthony lays himself bare. Through his adamancy, urgency, tears, and the monkey, he teaches Angelo that what happened to him was not ok, and in doing so he faces his own trauma. He gives Angelo permission to say no and offers the type of protective support that was lacking in his own childhood."

Monday, June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015: Huffington Post Review: We Are Family

Written by Eli Effinger-Weintraub and directed by Scott Boswell, Wingman gives new meaning to the phrase "How I Met Your Mother." Deb (Janessa Olsen) is a newly single and highly stressed lesbian who owns a bakery. For the past six weeks she has been coming to a women's bar to ogle Brenda (Dezi Soley), a sexy bartender.
Janessa Olsen (Deb), Dezi Soley (Brenda), and Maya
Mahrer (Marian) in Wingman (Photo by: Jake O'Kelly)
On this particular evening, Deb's pushy mother, Marian (Maya Mahrer) has convinced Deb to make barhopping a mother-daughter night out on the town. While Deb has been in the ladies' room, Marian (who has a thick New York accent) has been handing out her daughter's business cards to anyone she thinks is single. When mother and daughter start to argue, Marian tells Deb "You should thank me. I could save you a fortune on batteries!"  Much to Deb's surprise, Brenda finds Marian absolutely adorable and informs Deb that she plans to make use of the business card she was given while Deb was out of the room.
-George Heymont.  Click here for full article.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015: Review of Play "Wingman" (Directed by Scott Boswell)

Giving an "A" to a Show About The F: Left Coast Theatre's "WTFamily" Best Ever
“The stories go on with ‘Wingman,’ by Eli-Effinger-Weintraub, a wry and witty story that showcases a remarkable performance by Maya Mahrer as an over-bearing mom who is trying to help her daughter find a nice girl to date. Co-star Dezi Soley pulls a bit of focus from our leads – mainly because she is strikingly beautiful. I wonder how much I’d be drooling if I actually wasn’t gay! But she is drop dead gorgeous and is very believable who witnesses the mother’s matchmaking in action.”
                                                                                                                                                             -Kevin M. Thomas, SF Examiner   

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 11, 2015: Interview with Scott at the Wisconsin Film Festival

Before he was an assistant professor in San Francisco, Scott Boswell was busy taking film theory and production courses in UW-Madison’s Communication Arts Department. And thinking of the university as the place where Boswell grew his passion for cinema is all the more important given the far-flung qualities in The Day I Grew Up.  For the full article, click here.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Mar 12, 2015: "The Day I Grew Up" Screening at Wisc Film Fest

Scott's film "The Day I Grew Up" will screen at the Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison on April 12, 2015. The festival is one of the most prestigious in the Midwest, programming 150 of the best new American independent and international films over 8 days. Scott will be in attendance to introduce his film and participate in a Q&A following the screening.  For more info, click here

Friday, February 6, 2015

Feb 6, 2015: "Happily Ever After" Production Wrapped!

Production wrapped recently on the short film "Happily Ever After," directed by Scott Boswell and written by Chris Maltby.  Scott first directed a stage production of Maltby's script in spring 2014.  The film production stars David Glazer, Tye Olson, and Chris Nguyen.  Expect a preview screening later this year, and the film is earmarked for festivals in 2016.  Congrats to everyone involved!