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.
Dear White People actor John Patrick Amedori, Ray Wise, Madeline 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 Box, Stealing Summers) recently wrapped production on his second feature, Fan Girl, produced by MarVista Entertainment. He’s repped by Valor Entertainment and Kaplan-Stahler.
Nina Caussa received a Stage Raw Award for Best Set Design for her work on "The Day Shall Declare It".
The innovative immersive theater production was also awarded with Best Coreography for Sophie Bortolussi and Best Production Design for Wilderness.
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
"Money" received the Best Feature Film Award at Big Apple Film Festival, New York
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
"The Day Shall Declare It" reviewed at StageRaw
Scenic designer Nina Caussa has again expertly transformed a rambling industrial space into a circa-1930s warren of starkly contrasting locales.
LA Stage Alliance has announced 2015 Ovation Awards Nominees and "The Day Shall Declare It" has been selected in three categories:
Best Production of a Play (Intimate Theatre)
Choreography- Sophie Bortolussi
Sound Design- John Zalewski
Jamie Bamber, Kellan Lutz, Jesse Williams and Jess Weixler are set to star in indie thriller “Money,” (...)
Initiating principal photography from June 9 in Woodbury, Long Island, “Money” marks the feature debut of one of Spain’s most talked-about shorts/commercials directors, Martin Rosete, who leapt to attention with the 2012 Tribeca Fest-selected sci fi drama “Voice Over,” which won over 100 prizes.
From a screenplay by Barcelona’s Josep Ciutat, “Money” turns on two affluent couples held hostage by a charismatic con artist who poses as their neighbor. Ensnared in a web of lies and embezzlement, their loyalties are severed and love destroyed for two suitcases full of cash.
(...) “Money” is “a contained thriller,” Rosete told Variety. “I love creating atmosphere and great visuals, but the main attraction of ‘Money’ will be working in depth with its actors,” he added.
(...) Rosete is a leading light of the diaspora of new generation Spanish filmmakers who, as Spain sunk into crisis, have had to travel abroad to launch their careers, for a lack of financing for first-time directors in Spain.