Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Victoria Film Festival - FIX writeup

One of the most engaging race-against-time films of recent memory. Fix follows the 15-hour journey that Milo, who is filming the entire day, and his reluctantly-involved girlfriend Bella have as they pick up Milo's brother Leo from jail. The trio have until 8 PM to get him to drug rehab or he'll be forced to serve a lengthy prison sentence. Very much a road movie that uses Los Angeles and its geography as a character, Fix is manically paced, as Leo has countless small and large tasks to take care of before he gets to rehab, including visits to virtually all parts of LA with virtually every type of LA denizen. Coupled with his strict deadline, Leo must also come up with the funds to pay for rehab or he won't be admitted. Although faced with time and financial targets, Leo somehow manages to make the most of his final 15 hours of freedom.

What keeps the film on a relentlessly exciting and engaging trajectory is not only the speedy performance of Shawn Andrews as Leo, but the cast of characters he, Milo and Bella meet along the way, including married women, crazed lawyers, spiritual friends, unsavory mechanics and understanding police. Add to this mix classic cars, a slobbering dog, as well as Bella's initial distaste for the task at hand, and Fix is a completely satisfying movie. From its interesting shooting style of the entire story being filmed by Milo (director Tao Ruspoli in a terrific dual role) to its touching conclusion, this is a feature film that signals a wonderful new voice in American independent feature filmmaking.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One Week Screening: Nov 28 - Dec 1

Downtown Independent
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (between Second and Third Street)

Show Schedule:
November 28 - December 1
2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 PM
December 2 - 4th
11 AM only


Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Upcoming Festivals and Screenings

September 10 - 14, 2008
15th Annual Oldenburg International Film Festival
Oldenburg, Germany

September 11 - 20, 2008
28th Annual Atlantic Film Festival
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Friday, September 19th, 9:30 pm

September 12 - 21, 2008
Strasbourg International Film Festival
Strasbourg, France

September 13 - 14, 2008
Toofy Film Fest
Boulder, Colorado

September 19 - 28, 2008
10th Annual Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary, Alberta
Monday, September 22nd, 9:30 pm @ Globe Upstairs
Saturday, September 27th, 12:30 @ Plaza

September 26 - 28, 2008

9th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival
Port Townsend, Washington
Saturday, September 27th, 12:05 pm
Sunday, September 28th, 3:15 pm

September 26 - 28, 2008
10th Annual Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival
Birmingham, Alabama

October 9 - 12, 2008
The Other Venice Film Festival
Venice, California

October 9 - 16, 2008
Indie 2008 - World Film Festival
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

October 10 - 19, 2008
24th Annual Warsaw International Film Festival
Warsaw, Poland

November 12 - 15, 2008
14th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Upcoming Screening

Long Island Film Expo
9:30 PM
Monday, June 14
Bellmore Movies
222 Pettit Avenue
Bellmore, NY 11710

for tickets and more info:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Upcoming Screening

11:15 PM outdoor screening
Saturday, June 28
Arbol Cafe
209 Poplar St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123


Winner: Grand Chameleon Award

FIX took home three prizes at the 11th Annual Brooklyn International Film Festival!

Grand Chameleon Award (for the best film across all categories)
Best Narrative Feature
Best Actor, Shawn Andrews


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

FIX screening Sunday June 8th at 6pm in Brooklyn

FIX screens as part of the Brooklyn Film Festival Sunday June 8th at 6pm at the Brooklyn Lyceum.

I will be there and do a Q&A after the screening.

Tickets and other info at:


I arrive in NY Saturday at 7:45. Will you be around? If so, do get in touch whether or not you can make it to the film.

We got a great review in New York in conjunction with the screening:


"This is a life more vivid than any I've ever seen in this town.

It's a movie more vivid than almost any made in this town.

Dirty, sweet and magical, the movie swirls kaleidoscopically through urban terrain. It has the hallmarks of a music video — fast motion, jump cuts, dizzying angles — but isn't just vainly edgy. It's meant to be a guerrilla film-on-the-fly, latticed like the broken windshield of perception.

The movie has a sort of mantra — at least twice, characters offer the greeting "Each day's better than the next." Here is a two-faced piece of wisdom indeed. Does it mean life is getting ever-better, like it sounds, or ever-worse, like it says? Is "Fix" a movie about hope or catastrophe, the best of times or the worst of times?

That's for you to decide after seeing the movie. Catch it at the Brooklyn Film Festival, see it at another festival near you, beg your local arthouse to play it, do what you have to do, but see it. Because you just gotta." -Joshua Tanzer

Friday, May 09, 2008

FIX goes to Marfa

The LAFCO/FIX RV took a thousand mile journey to the Marfa Film Festival. On the way there, we shot, edited and then screened a short film called Marfa, My Dear. Check it out here

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New FIX Trailer

The FIXmobile is off to MARFA!

The FIXmobile is the second vehicle in the LAFCO fleet. The 1977 GMC eleganza served multiple purposes on the FIX shoot: hair, make-up, wardrobe, craft service, grip, electric, video village, editorial and transpo...Basically the whole film was made out of this super funky RV. We then painted it and put the FIX logo on the outside and we have been taking it from festival to festival, starting at our premier at SLAMDANCE. Tomorrow we leave for the Marfa Film Festival. We will make a short film on the way with some of the FIX cast and crew, including Black Moses and Lola Prosciutto Ruspoli, our English Bulldog.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Upcoming Screenings

Newport Beach Film Festival 2008

Two screening times:
7:45 PM
Friday, April 25th

@ Edwards Islands Cinema - Screen 6
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, California 92660

5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 30th

@ Edwards Islands Cinema - Screen 6
999 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, California 92660

Upcoming Screening

Riverside International Film Festival 2008

9:15 PM screening
Monday, April 14th
@ Regal Theaters, Riverside Plaza
3535 Central Ave
Riverside, CA 92506

Friday, February 15, 2008

Heineken Red Star Award

The Heineken Red Star Award for Innovation, Originality, and Vision in Filmmaking was presented to director Tao Ruspoli at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

World Premiere: Slamdance 2008

Festival goers eagerly await the arrival of the FIX cast.