Archive for the Producer Category

HBO/NALIP Grant-Awarded Documentary Wins Finishing Funds

Ecuadorian Film Commission Awards Post Production Grant to Dreamtown

July 5, 2015 – As one of the producers of the multi grant-awarded documentary —HBO/NALIP, NALAC, NYWIFT — DreamTown is honored to receive yet another grant, but this time the honor comes from Ecuador’s National Film Council, El Consejo Nacional de Cinematografía (CNCine).  Betty Bastidas the film’s director traveled to Ecuador on June 29, 2015 for the competition, which selected her 5-year project among top film projects in the country.

Dreamtown follows three Afro-Ecuadorian soccer players at different stages of their careers as they navigate through the winding road of professional soccer in their quest to play the sport they love to help their families overcome poverty. DreamTown can be seen in short form on PBS’s Frontline World Rough Cut.

Maria Torres and Giovanna Aguilar Proudly Present the First Episode of the Podcast HourGlass

On a winter walk around a frozen lake nearly two years ago, Maria Torres and Giovanna Aguilar wondered: “How can we pay it forward as artists and create content that matters to us?”

We invite our friends to tune in to our answer —HourGlass Time to Talk, a dynamic podcast that shares the artist’s journey with personal stories that define not just the work but also what have shaped the person’s humanity. From the stage to the silver screen to the recording to the writer’s keyboard, HourGlass celebrates the artist’s voice across all mediums.

On the first segment of our episode #1, we introduce our show’s mission then follow up with the highly entertaining segment “Kick, Ball, Change—Keep it Moving with Maria Torres,” spotlighting the mishaps that happen when performing for a live audience and how these are aptly suited as metaphors for recovery after a misstep in real life. On the launch of this highly entertaining segment, Maria Torres talks with Sylvia Roldán Dohi who was a swing on Miss Saigon for 10 years on Broadway.

Stay tuned for our upcoming episodes with exciting hot topics from Broadway and Beyond.

HourGlass – Time to Talk is a SAG New Media audio podcast conceived Maria Torres and co-producer Giovanna Aguilar.

HourGlass Team:

Special Guest: Sylvia Roldán Dohi

Recording Studio: Madpan Productions

Music Theme and Sound Mix: Roman Rojas 

Sound Engineering: Peter Scozzari


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HourGlass Takes On the Process with Comic Book Historian and Illustrator Arlen Schumer

Every artist has a process for telling a story. And for renowned comic book historian and illustrator Arlen Schumer, also HG’s logo designer, it began drawing at the very young age of three and was immediately followed by his lifelong passion—comics.

“I learned how to read from comic books before I even learned how to read in school,” Arlen shares with HG’s co-host Giovanna Aguilar on an upcoming segment aptly titled, The Process.

Listen to how this alum of the Rhode Island School of Design crafts a story in visual form by following the Bauhaus design principle where form follows function, as captured in his coffee table art book Visions from The Twilight Zone, which according to The New York Times “transcends pop culture and brushes the underbelly of high art.”



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