The Audition Festival Circuit continues


Update 7/18/19: THE AUDITION will have it’s LA Premiere at the 2019 LA Shorts International Film Festival on Friday, 7/19 at 9:55PM in Program #14. Join me at the Laemmlee North Hollywood in the NoHo Arts District. Tickets available at

Super proud of director Sarah Madden for getting her work out there and being seen as a creative artist. I am honored to shepherd this work, and ecstatic seeing this woman grow and inherit her own talents over the past year. She’ll splash into Anna Arbor, Michigan on July 13th for Nevertheless Film Fest and we’ll be hitting the market this weekend at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival.

Nevertheless Film Festival Narrative Shorts Program, Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:00 PM at the Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

For Industry Members Only, the Palm Springs ShortFest Market is Open daily June 18-22, 2019, from  9am to 6pm and June 23 9am-5pm, featuring 30 viewing stations, accredited industry, media, and filmmakers may access 5000+ short film submissions.

THE AUDITION features Orianna Milne and Michael Dempsey, Set by Krystyna Łoboda, HMUA Kathryn Fernandez, Edited by Justin Paul Miller, Cinematography by Alberto De Coste Calla with Sam Hecker G&E. Sound recording and editing by Lauren Kleeman, mixing by Seth Olansky and music by Seth Linker. Produced by Samantha Shada, written and directed by Sarah Kate Madden.

Adapted from the novel “The True Life Story of Jody McKeegan” by author Don Carpenter, in Madden’s short film a woman auditions for a film producer who is interested in a more personal relationship.