8/12/2011 at 3:18 PM
One of Ezra's Levi's commercial has been nominated for another award. Please check out SHOOT Magazine for details on the Hollywood festival and awards. Take care, B.
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Levi's "TRUE LOVE" spec spot director Ezra J. Stanley.
Publicity Release Posted: August 01, 2011 18:58:06 EST
Festival Takes Place August 11-18, 2011
HOLLYWOOD, August 01, 2011 | SHOOT Publicity Wire | --- The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced the acclaimed Levi's "True Love" spec spot will be screening at the 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18 at Laemmle Sunset 5 in Hollywood. Levi's "True Love" spec spot will screen on Sunday, August 14th at 10:00pm.
Synopsis: It's the mid 1960's and a young couple have secluded themselves in the darkness of the night a little too well. Oh the craziest things happen at Lover's Lane!
Director: Ezra J. Stanley
The HollyShorts opening night celebration takes place Thursday, August 11 at the Cinerama Dome Arclight Hollywood. Over 340 projects including short films, webisodes and music video are being showcased August 11-18 at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in Hollywood. This year HollyShorts received a record 1,000 submissions with filmmakers from 36 countries submitting. The festival is showcasing a record number of films with an international array of countries represented in competition including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, UK and the US.
HollyShorts sponsor Company 3 is supplying a total of $30,000 in post production and finishing services for the winners in the Best Short Film ($10K), Best Director ($10K), Best Commercial ($5K) and Best Music Video ($5K) categories respectfully. The winners will be announced during the HollyShorts awards on August 18.
For additional details, tickets and the complete HollyShorts program, please visit www.hollyshorts.com.
About Ezra J. Stanley
A native of San Francisco, with parents of Belize, his father of Mayan descent, and mother of Garifuna (black Carib) descent allow for his extraordinarily versatile onscreen portrayals. Since the age of six and throughout his career, he's been cast as Native American, Latino, African American, and Filipino. At the same time he worked as a voiceover artist doing his many accents, impersonations, and characters for video games and commercials.
Ezra J won the Best Commercial Award for Levi's "Post-Mortem" at the 2009 Burbank International Film Festival. His American Express "Traveler" commercial was also chosen as an Official Selection. He's the winner of, for a second consecutive year, the Best Commercial Award for Levi's "True Love" at the 2010 Burbank International Film Festival. He most recently had his debut in SHOOT Magazine's 2010 New Directors Showcase, held at the Director's Guild of America Theater in New York City. He's designed and directed benefit concerts to entertain audiences that number into the thousands, including shows for the United Nations, the American India Foundation, and TiEcon. Ezra J Stanley's eclectic life has led him to extend his writing talents beyond films. He is the author of the racy experimental novel "How to Enjoy Life on Earth by Wise King Solomon", which he completed before his twenty-first birthday. He later co-founded AboveGrey Pictures with classmate turned producer/cinematographer Alejandro Wilkins. The two now work closely producing high concept narrative music videos, commercials, and films.