Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tribeca Film Festival starts next week!


Individual tickets for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival went on sale today for American Express card holders. I attended one weekend of this festival last year and covered some of the events and red carpets for portroids.com and had a fantastic time. If you plan to be in New York at all from April 20 - May 1, 2011, pick some films, panels, talks, and events and attend. You won't be sorry!

This year I will be in New York for the final three days of the festival and hope to get some great portroids and go to some fun/interesting/educational/thought-provoking films and events. See you there!

Here are the portroids I took at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival:

At the red carpet for the ESPN Films 30 For 30 documentary "Straight Outta L.A.":

Journalist Chris Connelly
Rapper/actor/director Ice Cube
Director Joel Schumacher

At the red carpet for the 10th anniversary screening and panel of "Memento":

Actor Guy Pearce
Writer Jonathan Nolan

Before the red carpet for the film "Just Like Us":

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco

From the Tribeca Drive-In event for the film "The Birth of Big Air":

One of the athletes from the film "Murderball", Mark Zupan
Actor and Jackass star Johnny Knoxville

From the red carpet for the film "sex & drugs & rock & roll":

Actor Andy Serkis

From the Tribeca Talks: Pen To Paper: New York Stories event:

Actor Hill Harper
Writer/director Dana Adam Shapiro
Actor Chris Messina
Entertainer Joey Arias
Photographer/director Bobby Sheehan
NY1 reporter Budd Mishkin
Director C. Scott Willis

See you in New York!


Monday, April 04, 2011

Vail Film Festival 2011 PORTROIDS!!!

Every year I have a great time at the Vail Film Festival, and this year was no exception. Before I post a full review, and as a special treat for portroids' blog readers, I am posting up the portroids from the event here first (if you don't count the twitpic I posted of a grouping of 9 of the 12 portroids while I was at the festival (I don't count that, so you shouldn't either)). Enjoy!!

Renegade Award recipient: Michael Imperioli
Festival photographer: Vadim Elkind
Festival host: Bill LeVasseur

Star of the short film "Love is Retarded": Greg Pitts

Festival videographer/photographer: Michael Howard

Writer / director / actor from "Love is Retarded": Bill Escudier

Plum TV host: Erik Williams

Featured actor from "Love is Retarded" short film: Oscar Nunez

Yoga instructor / my previous VFF media contact and his boyfriend: Sam Chafos and Chad Trewick

Vangaurd Award recipient: Josh Lucas

Festival co-founders: Sean Cross and Scott Cross

Excellence in Acting Award recipient: Kate Bosworth

There you go! Come back later for a review of the festival. Here's a spoiler: it was excellent.

Kind Regards,