New project announced in Variety

Production Designing Sam Barlow’s new video game “Telling Lies” produced by Annapurna Interactive and Replay Collective. Radical storytelling in a project like no other:

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"Pinky" takes on the complicateted world of middle school girls

In our latest Shatterbox Anthology film, Pinky, directors Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman spotlight a critical conversation about the corrosive, and often uncomfortable, social pressures faced by young girls entering womanhood. (...) A sure lightning rod for anyone who's ever felt pushed around by those who should have lifted you up, Pinky is a deliciously conflicted look at the difficult task of becoming an adult. 

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'Deadline' announces "The Chain" cast

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Dear White People actor John Patrick AmedoriRay WiseMadeline Zima and Sense 8‘s Jamie Clayton are set to co-star in the upcoming Spain-U.S. co-production The Chain from director David Martin-Porras.

Written by Martin-Porras and Andrés Rosende, the pic follows Mike (Amedori) who, upon moving back to his hometown to look after his sick father (Wise), discovers he has the same neurological disease. He then decides to end his life and enters a chain of assisted suicides, which operates under one rule: if you want to die, you must kill someone first.

La Panda Producciones Audiovisuales, Kamel Films, Malvalanda and White & Purple Media will produce, with filming set to begin this summer in Los Angeles.

Martin-Porras (Inside the BoxStealing Summers) recently wrapped production on his second feature, Fan Girl, produced by MarVista Entertainment. He’s repped by Valor Entertainment and Kaplan-Stahler.

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"Kiss" thought-provoking reviews

Guillermo Calderon’s Kiss is a subtly monumental contribution emphasizing the absolute urgency of artists and art lovers supporting the survival of intimate theatre in Los Angeles and the amazingly thought-provoking, daringly rule-breaking product it generates here in our vast reclaimed desert wasteland…electrifying theatre, perhaps the best new play exhibited on any Los Angeles stage this year.

TicketHolders LA, reviewed by Travis Michael Holder

Directed by Bart DeLorenzo, Kiss is designed to elicit very specific audience reactions, which it does successfully. These reactions are crucial for the reveals that are to come and only emphasize the point that what you see is in fact not at all what you get. (...) Even every element of the seemingly generic set is specifically chosen to convey a certain tone and atmosphere.

On Stage and Screen, reviewed by Erin Conley

You’d never guess from scenic designer Nina Caussa’s stylish living room set or actors Kristin Couture and Max Lloyd-Jones’s blue-eyed blondness that we’re in the middle of war-torn Damascus, but (...) There is method in Chilean playwright Calderón’s seeming madness, and much power in what soon develops into a surreal, meta-theatrical commentary on love and war and loss and hope in a country gone mad, on our inability as Americans to understand a world so far removed from our own, and on the power of theater to bridge the gap between diametrically different lives.

Stage Scene LA, reviewed by Steven Stanley

Exciting reviews for "Go Back to Where You Are"

Nina Caussa’s set design, Halei Parker’s costumes and Michael Gend’s lighting conjure the perfect ambience for a summer frolic.

Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

Kudos to scenic designer Nina Caussa for her clean and functional wood-slatted deck (Claire's yard) surrounded by sand and cacti shrubbery

Broadway Way World, reviewed by Gil Kaan

Go Back To Where You Are looks absolutely stunning on Nina Caussa’s East Coast shore set, lit to vivid perfection by Michael Gend, with Halei Parker’s just-right costumes completing the expert mix.

Stage Scene LA, reviewed by Steven Stanley

On an ocean-side bleached-wood deck on the east side of Long Island that could be beamed up and set down anywhere to depict Madame Arkadina’s country estate in The Seagull, or the patio of Frank and Maria’s summer house in Charles Mee’sSummertime, or Conrad’s makeshift outdoor stage in Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird, it doesn’t take actors meandering onto designer Nina Caussa’s starkly Hockney-esque playing space with wistful seaward expressions on their faces to know where this is going.

Arts in LA, reviewed by Travis Michael Holder

Nina Caussa’s beach set is bold in its simplicity, yet lovely nonetheless,  (...)

Stage Raw, reviewed by Terry Morgan