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The book my story is in won the 2012 Scary Scribes Zombie Beaver Award! This award was for best/most interesting interview, which I was part of for "Unnatural Tales Of The Jackalope." Pretty cool! This is a very inexpensive book available on Amazon in book form or digital, and a fun read! I hope you will check it out!
On Sunday, July 29, 2010, 6pm ET Catch Hit Recording Artist Fawn®, well known author Jeff Strand, Sephera Giron and others as they talk about their stories in The Unnatural Tales Of The Jackalope available in ebooks and print from Westerm Legends Books.
The 3rd Annual Carnival of Darkness Film Festival Fearlessly Frightens
On Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 from 7-11pm, the Hollywood horror community assembled for the third Carnival of Darkness film festival. Held in the ultra-modern Los Angeles Film School Theater, the Carnival began with a Blood Red Carpet where filmmakers and stars were ready to get their scare on.
From the very first film, it was clear that this film festival was all about showcasing quality work. Filmgoers paid $12 a ticket to experience several notable films, each exploring horror and science fiction in ways you usually wouldn't see at a multiplex. "The Hike" was an early standout, about a group of 20-somethings who discover a mysterious metal box in the middle of a forest strewn with bones, featuring General Hospital favorite actress, Emily Wilson. An absolutely gorgeous film was "The Captured Bird.” Filled with surreal imagery such as floating blue bug monsters and an enormous Palace-like dwelling, they're all at the mercy of one powerful little girl.
Half way through the festival, we were treated to an incredible panel of stars and filmmakers, moderated by Dai Green. On the panel were organizer and filmmaker Alex Bram, actress Tara Cardinal, filmmaker Drew Daywalt and the legendary actress Veronica Cartwright. It was tough not to be enraptured as Veronica told stories about working with Alfred Hitchcock as a 12-year-old child actress in "The Birds, Jeff Goldblum in “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" and with Ridley Scott on "Alien." She was quite funny, humble and extremely interested in the others on the panel, even asking them questions about their films.
During the second set of films, there were some amazing shorts. "The Gift," "The Guest," "Behind You" and "Blue Hole" were standouts. "Meat" was a cute micro-short about a pair if hunters and their magical kill. Things wrapped up with a real coup. A very familiar actor to those into science fiction, Kier Dullea, peered from behind a computer and walked into a modern Victorian bay, where a giant, shiny black egg rested. Once there, he opened it and stepped inside. A micro tribute to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
At the end of the evening, Alex Bram announced the winner of “The Thrill Ride” award, which went to the film, "Behind You." This film was about a really tough woman and the demon that haunts her. All in all, this film festival was a stellar success. Notables in attendance were Actors Juliet Landau, Emily Wilson, Veronica Cartwright, Dee Dee Bigelow, Tara Cardinal, Paul Solet, Trent Haaga and Ryan Karloff, Hit Billboard Singer/Songwriter Fawn, Film maker Drew Daywalt, Horror Author John Palisano, Writer and Producer Jeffrey Reddick. To find out more about the Carnival of Darkness Film Festival.
SHORT FILMS FINALISTS FILM DIRECTOR
Things Fall Apart Rob Chiu
Feed A Clarke Mayer
How to Kill Your Clone Jack McWilliams
Chameleon Samuel Lemberg
The Hike Walter Michael Bost
The Gift Carl Rinsch
Many Doors of Albert Whale (actually stars ) Marichelle Daywalt
Captured Bird Jovanka Vuckovic
Blue Hole Eric Gardener
Behind You Benjamin Freiburger
The Guest Bryan Ryan
Immersive Cocoon Oliver Zeller
On Saturday evening, October 13, 2012 Animal Defender’s International (ADI) held a star-studded, Californian red carpet event in the elegant Beverly Hills home of James Costa. This extraordinary gala honored Bob Barker and Jorja Fox for their trailblazing efforts to stop animal abuse. The event was held from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Hollywood Hills mansion. Guests happily paid $500 a ticket for an hour long V.I.P. reception, where they were able to help save animals lives, personally congratulate the honorees and walk amongst such notables as Bob Barker (The Price Is Right), Jorja Fox (CSI), Alexandra Paul (Baywatch), Kate Linder (Young And The Restless), Marianna Tosca (Equine Destiny), Fawn (Top 10 Bilboard Hit
Singer/Songwriter), Shannon Keith (Skin Trade/Arme), Ellen Lavinthal (Animal Alliance), Cindy Landon (After Koney: Staging Hope), Patty Shanker (Free Animal Video), Ady Gil (Whale Wars), Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys), Tonya Kay (Bold Native), Dr. Jenn Bermann (VH-1 TV Couple’s Therapy), James Reynolds (Days Of Our Lives), Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers), and James Reynolds (Days Of Our Lives), among others.
General admission was $150 per guest and began around 7pm, which included complimentary drinks and vegan treats. A silent auction featured a Lion Art Exhibit by S. Earlene Baty; Lelah Foster (curator); Gemma Gylling; Jennifer Wolf; Paul Taylor; and Susan Weingartner. Food and other auction items were provided by Alternative Outfitters, ecoVegan, Frey Vineyards, Gourmet Body Treats, Lush, Mt Beautiful Vineyards, Native Foods Café, Paul Mitchell, Sjaak’s Chocolates, Soaptopia, Uncle Eddie's Vegan Cookies, Veggie Grill, Vegin'Out Vegan Meal Home Delivery Service and Kim Saxelby of True Emotions Photography.
After the silent auction, video footage of ADI’s rescue of several Lion’s from Bolivia Circuses, and a preview of scenes from their upcoming all-action documentary film, Lion’s Ark The Movie, was shown. After the footage and stories of the undercover investigations, animal seizures, rescues and final journey to freedom were viewed there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Whether it was tears of sadness, or tears of joy from ADI’s impressive accomplishments in stopping animal abuse, it was clear that the audience was profoundly moved. After all, closing every Circus
animal is not an easy feat. But ADI has accomplished just that. Inspiring, eloquent and moving speeches were heard by Shannon Keith, ADI President Jan Creamer, Jorja Fox and the man of the evening, Bob Barker. Creamer said that Bob Barker was “chosen not only for a lifetime of service but for his generosity and for repeatedly taking the animal message to Congress.” The former Price Is Right icon received loud cheers as he accepted the 2012 International Lord Houghton Award for Services to Animal Welfare. Barker was genuinely thrilled and touched, stating, “ADI is one of the finest animal protection organizations in Europe.”
On Saturday evening, October 13, 2012 Animal Defender’s International (ADI) held a star-studded, Californian red carpet event in the elegant Beverly Hills home of James Costa. This extraordinary gala honored Bob Barker and Jorja Fox for their
Another important honoree of the night was CSI actress Jorja Fox, who received the 2012 ADI Animal Champion Award. Fox has been involved in animal rights for quite some time. Jan Creamer stated that she had a beautiful heart for animals and showed a clip of Fox waiting up all night until 4am for the rescued lion’s to arrive at Denver’s International Airport.
They found Toto chained by the neck with a circus in Chile. His body was covered in cigarette burns because they made him smoke during the act and people would throw lit cigarettes at him. He'd been torn from the wild and had been alone for over 20 years. ADI took him home to Africa and reunited him with his own kind. Lion Ark Night is more than a great night out, it's about cutting the chains of animals like Toto.
Fawn with Bob Barker
ADI: To educate, create awareness, and promote the interest of humanity in the cause of justice, and the suppression of all forms of cruelty to animals; wherever possible, to alleviate suffering, and to conserve and protect animals and their environment. To find out more about ADI, visit http://www.ad-international.org/adi_home