So excited to announce that Sunburn will be screening at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival!! Our short will be screening on May 1st at 8:00 pm. Can’t wait to screen and be a part of this beautiful festival!
When we heard we were invited to the 2014 Sedona International Film Festival for Fall to Rise we were absolutely thrilled! After screening there in 2008 for The Cake Eaters, Tiffany and Jayce fell in love with the festival, Sedona, and the amazing Executive Director Patrick Schweiss.
Two weeks before the festival, Jayce was in an accident that left him unable to fly. Tiffany and Jayce sent Kelli and me to Sedona to represent Fall to Rise for the two screenings, something I was beyond honored to do.
The festival was fantastic. Patrick could not have been a better host, both professional and entertaining, providing a warm, comfortable atmosphere for all of the filmmakers. The events were extremely well done, the screenings carefully planned, and the staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming. Plus, Sedona could not be a beautiful place!
However, the most exciting part was the amazing feedback both Kelli and I received after the sneak preview screenings of Fall to Rise. The audiences were moved by the performances, inspired by the dance, and truly touched by the writing! All things a filmmaker dreams of hearing!! It was amazing to see our film on a big screen and hear such positive feedback!
Overall, the experience could not have been better. Many friends were made, audiences were touched, and Fall to Rise was a hit! I’m so happy to have had this experience and can’t wait to continue this journey with the beautiful film Fall to Rise! Congratulations to everyone involved!
Wishing a speedy recovery to Jayce!
Fall To Rise
Starring: Daphne Rubin-Vega, Katherine Crockett, Desmond Richardson, Tamara Tunie, Kohl Sudduth
Directed/Written by Jayce Bartok
A famous principal dancer injures her knee and attempts to settle into motherhood only to realize she has no identity without dance, and struggles to return with the help of an equally troubled former company dancer.
Bartok’s “Sunburn” Goes Behind The Curtains Of Reality Television And Is Embraced By Festivals Nation Wide
FLIFF Grand Bahama Island this past weekend; in Asheville later this week
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Jayce Bartok’s latest short film, Sunburn, a Vinyl Foote Production and 57th & Irving Production, was accepted into the Asheville Cinema Film Festival; marking the film’s fifth festival acceptance since it wrapped this past spring. The film was also featured this weekend at Ft. Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival On-Location: Grand Bahama Island, where Bartok was invited to come and speak about his films and filmmaking today. In October the film showed at the Flyway Film Festival and Ft. Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival.
The film was shown at the On Location: Memphis, which was one of a number of festivals to embrace Bartok’s earlier film, The Cake Eaters, which he wrote and starred in along side Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern among others. Sunburn, with a runtime of 23 minutes, takes the audience on a fictional exploration behind the scenes of reality television production. The TV show within the film, The Manhattan Social Club features a colorful cast of women ‘telling it like it is’ to the delight of the reality TV gods.
Sunburn, which was written and directed by Jayce Bartok, produced by Tiffany Bartok, Patricia Beaury, and Patrick Morris, stars Damian Young, as the cut-throat, heartless reality TV executive, Jack Falahee, as the young man, new to the network and looking to make his mark and Kate White, as the seemingly average housewife who is willing to pay more for fame than even the reality TV puppet masters could have ever guessed. Each character is desperately seeking their moment in the sun in an industry that requires nothing less than one’s soul for a moment of glory.