Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Jaxon Film Fest Preview Party, March 17. 2012


Join us this coming Saturday, March 17 at the Carnegie Branch Library (that's the main library in downtown Jackson ) for our very first Jaxon Film Fest Preview Party. The library is located at 244 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201.



Watch movies and voice your opinion regarding movies, features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, ad infinitum, we receive and whether you think they are strong enough and good enough to appear in the upcoming Jaxon Film Fest, scheduled September 29, 2012. Your opinion matters.

This Preview Party starts at 10:00 AM and runs until whenever. Admission is FREE. As this is our very first such party, we will see whether food and drink are allowed.

This coming Saturday we will Preview independent writer/ director/ producer David Spaltro's newest release "Things I Don't Understand." David Spaltro grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey, across the Hudson from New York City. He graduated with a BFA in Directing at the School of Visual Arts in 2005. After a few years of traveling abroad and working as an editor he wrote, directed and produced his first feature film "...Around" in 2007. A love-letter to NYC and part auto-biography of his time at film school, "...Around" made the rounds on the festival circuit to much critical acclaim and found release through Cinetic Media online, VOD and on Netflix in 2009. It had it's television debut on PB on Christmas Day in 2010. Spaltro wrapped his second feature film, the drama-comedy "Things I Don't Understand" he also wrote, directed and produced in 2011. Adapting the biography "Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons"

Trivia Regarding David Spaltro
Financed his first feature "...Around", a semi-autobiographical tale of attending school in New York City while living out of Penn Station.

Lived and taught English for six months in Korea in 2006 where he both helped design a language and SAT prep program and wrote the first draft of a screenplay for what would become his first feature "...Around" (then called "Two More Years").

Worked as an editor on a behind the scenes feature for "Where the Wilds Things Are".

Avid boxer and has trained in several forms of fighting and defense including Akido, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Tae Kwan Do and Wushu.