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April Updates For BS Filmworks

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Two quick updates. First, we’re popping the bubbly again because a Lori Kay Allred script is again an official selection at the Milledgeville Film Festival. This year, “Learn As You Go” was named one of eight finalists in the short script competition. This is the fourth year, she’s been honored by Milledgeville and the third straight year she’s had a script make finalist.

“We’re all so proud of Lori,” said producer Scott Takeda. “Milledgeville is an extremely competitive film festival, regularly getting international entries, and panelists from major networks and Oscar-winning films. Her streak of official selections and awards is impressive.”

Yea Lori!

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Our second update is announcing that we’re partnering up with Emmy-award winning colorist Brian DeHerrera-Schnering of Pinto Pictures to do final color on our latest film “Remembering Us.” We’ve been long-time fans of Brian’s work both on the commercial side (Best Buy, Starbucks, Dominos) as well as his film work which includes the music documentary “Enormous: The Gorge Story” – now at Oscar-qualifying festivals like Santa Barbara and Seattle.

“Hallelujah!” said director Lori Kay Allred. “Many thanks for Brian for jumping in and joining our creative team at the last minute. He’s in such huge demand, that we weren’t sure if he’d even be available. I am so excited to be able to collaborate with him!”

KOA-NewsRadio - Q&A With Ed Greene

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This week, KOA NewsRadio’s Ed Greene interviewed co-directors Lori Kay Allred and Scott Takeda about their latest film ‘Remembering Us’ on his talk show “Q&A with Ed Greene.”

BS Filmworks co-directors Scott Takeda and Lori Kay Allred with KOA NewsRadio’s Ed Greene in KOA’s studios.

BS Filmworks co-directors Scott Takeda and Lori Kay Allred with KOA NewsRadio’s Ed Greene in KOA’s studios.

Takeda and Greene are long-time colleagues from their days working at CBS-4 in Denver. They talked about his career after News-4 and then about his latest film, co-written and directed with filmmaking partner Lori Kay Allred.

Click HERE to listen to the interview.

BS Filmworks Directors At Sedona Film Festival

This week, BS Filmworks directors Lori Kay Allred and Scott Takeda are attending the 25th Annual Sedona International Film Festival for their most recent short film “The Outsider,” which was an official selection. While at the festival, they spoke with Tanya June Moore in the press room for a live-stream interview about their film and the process they went through to be able to shoot during an actual family reunion. Allred and Takeda also talked about their current film in production, “Remembering Us.

“The Outsider” screened to two full-house audiences at the festival which was celebrating its Silver Anniversary. This year’s eight-day program included a tribute to Ed Asner and showcased nearly 80 independent films from around the world including two Oscar-nominated films, “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Cold War.”

Click on the image above to see the interview.

Channel 2: BS Filmworks Makes Film About TBI and Medical Cannabis

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This week, co-directors Lori Kay Allred and Scott Takeda visited the news set of Channel 2 News and talked to entertainment reporter Chris Parente about their latest film “Remembering Us.

They said the film shows how injury happened and delves into Takeda’s last-ditch decision to try medical cannabis to treat the debilitating symptoms. They also joked how Parente was going to help them get into Sundance Film Festival. Click below to see the interview.

February Updates For BS Filmworks

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Three quick updates. First, we’re popping the champagne for our 2017 short film The Outsiderafter learning the 25th Annual Sedona International Film Festival named it an official selection. This nine-day festival is a regular stop for many top independent films. This year, Sedona’s program includes Oscar-nominated films “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Cold War.” Director Scott Takeda and producer Lori Allred will attend the two screenings later this month.

BS Filmworks director Scott Takeda walks the carpet of Netflix’ “Velvet Buzzsaw” with actor Kristen Rakes and “Remembering Us” lead actor Mike Ostroski.

BS Filmworks director Scott Takeda walks the carpet of Netflix’ “Velvet Buzzsaw” with actor Kristen Rakes and “Remembering Us” lead actor Mike Ostroski.

Second, Takeda also recently attended the Hollywood screening of Netflix’ Velvet Buzzsaw at the Egyptian Theatre. He was a guest of Remembering Uslead actor Mike Ostroski and frequent BS Filmworks actor Kristen Rakes. Both costar in the film opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and John Malkovich. The film just premiered at Sundance and is directed by the Oscar-nominated Dan Gilroy.

And third, Ostroski appears this weekend in a Super Bowl commercial for Pampers. He plays a backup singing dad to John Legend and Adam Levine. Ostroski is in the back row, third from the left. Congrats Mike!