Sonoma International Film Festival We are excited to announce that our short film, Charlie’s Gift, starring Dee Wallace , Matthew Marsden , LaTeace Towns-Cuellar with Bruce Davison, will premiere at the Sonoma International Film Festival on March 30th at the Vintage House in Sonoma, California. This award-winning 14-minute short based on a true story will open for the feature Quaker Oath. Click here for tickets and show times. (Hurry! There are just a few tickets left for the world premiere of these two outstanding films.) To find a show time near you, keep an eye out on the Charlie’s Gift Events page.
Charlie’s Gift WorldFest Premiere Tonight!
If you’re in Houston, don’t miss the “Texas Shorts” screening tonight at 7:00 PM at WorldFest Houston! (Showing in Theater #17 at the AMC Studio 30 at 2949 Dunvale Rd, Houston, TX 77063.) Charlie’s Gift will show with a selection of other high quality short films made right here in Texas. You can get tickets at the WorldFest registration desk in the Westchase Marriott (just behind the WorldFest club across from the registration desk). Tickets start at $15 for a single showing or ask about film buff and all-access passes for the many great films showing at WorldFest this year. Come early and enjoy some social time with the Charlie’s Gift cast members and producers or stick around for a quick Q&A with LaTeace Towns-Cuellar and Fred Cuellar after the screenings (if time allows). Don’t forget to ask LaTeace about her upcoming projects and the team’s future plans for Charlie’s Gift.
FYI – Charlie’s Gift will be honored at the WorldFest Houston awards gala on 4/29. Stay tuned to find out which Remi’s it takes home!
Charlie’s Gift Screening @Worldfest
Come see the award-winning short Charlie’s Gift on Monday 4/24 when it screens at WorldFest Houston as part of the Texas Shorts program. Screening starts at 7 PM in Theater #17 at the AMC Studios 30 – Dunvale with red carpet activities before. Festival passes can be purchased through WorldFest or at the AMC Dunvale ticket booth.
We’re very excited to know Charlie’s Gift has won a “top award” @worldfest. Stay tuned, we will find out which award(s) it brings home when we attend the gala on Saturday the 29th. Fingers crossed and smiles on faces!
See our Events page for more show times and events.
Q&A with Sheila Mia Seifi
Q&A with Matthew Marsden
Charlie’s Gift star Matthew Marsden shares his thoughts on making the award-winning short film.
More about Mr. Marsden:
On 3 March 1997, he joined the cast of Coronation Street as mechanic Chris Collins and he remained with the series until 29 March 1998. Marsden quickly became one of the soap’s top pin-ups and during this time he was besieged by fan mail and was also voted Best Newcomer at the British National Television Awards. Following his departure from Coronation Street, Marsden decided on a change of direction and a fleeting career as a pop star followed. He signed a £500,000 record deal with Columbia Records and released his debut single in July 1998 called “The Heart’s Lone Desire”, which reached number 13 in the UK singles chart. He followed with a second single, a cover of Hall & Oates’ “She’s Gone”, with his label-mates Destiny’s Child providing backing-vocals, which reached number 24 in the UK singles chart. A third single and an album were recorded, but Marsden’s career as a singer stalled when he parted company with his record label due to creative differences.
Marsden returned to acting, portraying Paris in the USA networks mini-series Helen of Troy; Army Ranger Dale Sizemore in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster film Black Hawk Down. He starred in John Irvin’s feature Shiner, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (the sequel to Anaconda) and Tamara, a supernatural thriller by Final Destination screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick. He made appearances in the films DOA: Dead or Alive and Resident Evil Extinction. He co-starred in Rambo (2008) in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. He won the “Best Actor” award at the Doorpost Film festival for his performance in the short film Eyes to See.
Actors Awards Honors “Charlie’s Gift”
Congratulations to “Charlie’s Gift” star Dee Wallace and supporting actress LaTeace Towns-Cuellar for their Actor’s Awards wins!