Azteca Dietica, Shady Oaks Takedown, and Looking In, 3 films we produced under the “Tequila Mockingbird” name, have been selected to go to the Showlow Film Festival!
Azteca Dietica was produced last year and follows two hyper-image and body conscious Angelenos discussing various diets, when they discover a rather "odd' Mexican-Vegetarian restaurant. The short film stars Zack Segretto and Danielle DellaPorta, with a notable cameo from YouTube star Madison Brunoehler and an original score from industry veteran Gregory Hinde. This is Azteca's first festival acceptance.
Shady Oaks Takedown was produced last year for the 48 Hour Film Project LA and follows seniors in a senior home learning Krav Maga and fighting each other. It stars Thresa Richardson and Pat McNeely with a notable appearance from Peggy Glenn AKA GrannyPotty Mouth and written by national award winning author Neal Shusterman. The short film was conceived, produced and edited within the 48 hour time period. The film was well-received and screened at both the 48 Hour's Audience Choice and 'Best Of'. It has since gone on to screen at 4 other festivals and has won "Best Comedy" by the Festigious International Film Festival.
Looking In was produced just before the summer of this year and follows Clark, a young schizophrenic man who works at a church as part of a rehabilitation program, begins seeing visions of a vengeful ghost. The film stars Stephen Clark and returning star Danielle DellaPorta. This is also Rookie Morgan's debut as a Cinematographer. The film was shot under similar self-imposed parameters as the 48 hours film project.
About The Showlow Film Festival
Located in the the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona, this is the film festival's inaugural year. All selected films will be shown in 4 of the 8 plex big screen state of the art WME theatre all in one building. The Owner and Producer of the festival , Martina Webster has done festivals in California, was a producer on Justin Haywards (Moody Blues) Music video "The Wind of Heaven", also is a producer on the Feature film "The Wind of Heaven" currently in pre-production, and Turnover filming August 2018.