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Two BS Filmworks Shorts In Spring Festivals

Director/writer Lori Kay Allred and actor Catherine McGuire of  "If Not Now"  at the closing night red carpet gala of the Milledgeville Film Festival (April 2016)

Director/writer Lori Kay Allred and actor Catherine McGuire of "If Not Now" at the closing night red carpet gala of the Milledgeville Film Festival (April 2016)

Our filmmakers and cast are racking up the miles this month. Our 2015 short film "If Not Now" is an official selection into the 3rd Annual Milledgeville Film Festival in Georgia. BS Filmworks writer/director Lori Kay Allred and producer Scott Takeda will attend along with cast member Catherine McGuire.

The following week, Allred will escort our latest film "The Decision" to the SENE Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island. This is the first festival for that film.

"I'm so excited for both films," said Allred. "Milledgeville has developed a terrific reputation among filmmakers for attracting some of the best filmmakers in the country. And it's just outside of Atlanta – one of the busiest film production centers in the US. And SENE is the perfect festival for the premier of "The Decision." The film fans in Rhode Island are passionate and attend in huge numbers.  I'm can't wait to get their reactions to our newest film."

BS Filmworks director Lori Kay Allred shares a joke with NYC filmmaker Lukas Hassell at the SENE Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island. (April 2016)

BS Filmworks director Lori Kay Allred shares a joke with NYC filmmaker Lukas Hassell at the SENE Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island. (April 2016)

"If Not Now" Begins Festival Run at SENE Film Festival

BS Filmworks director Lori Kay Allred and producer Scott Takeda walk the red carpet with actor Catherine McGuire at the closing ceremonies of the SENE Film Festival at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. (April 2015)

BS Filmworks director Lori Kay Allred and producer Scott Takeda walk the red carpet with actor Catherine McGuire at the closing ceremonies of the SENE Film Festival at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. (April 2015)

This month, BS Filmworks' dramatic short film "If Not Now" began its festival run at the 8th Annual SENE Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island.

(Second from left) "If Not Now" actor Catherine McGuire and BS Filmworks director Lori Kay Allred answer questions in the filmmaker Q&A after the Friday evening screening at Columbus Theater in Providence, Rhode Island. (April 2015)

(Second from left) "If Not Now" actor Catherine McGuire and BS Filmworks director Lori Kay Allred answer questions in the filmmaker Q&A after the Friday evening screening at Columbus Theater in Providence, Rhode Island. (April 2015)

"This is my first film festival so I had no idea what to expect," said director Lori Kay Allred. "However all of my director colleagues strongly suggested this festival because its programmers were very selective, so I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of terrific films and meeting the filmmakers."

"I was happy because we came home with a nomination," said BS Filmworks producer Scott Takeda. "SENE Film Festival jurors recognized the beautiful cinematography of Dave Klein."