48hr Madness

Yup, did it again…participated in the San Diego 48hr Film Project 2016. WHY??? Because #TeamBadMF asked me and you don’t say NO to them, haha! Feeling honored to be part of the team again after the fantastic success of their entry from last year! (you can refresh your memory via my blog entry about ‘Crowd Sorcery’ from 2015)

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The genre we drew was ‘sports’ so I give you three guesses which one we’re featuring in ‘The NBL’…

We’re in Group B and the screening will be Tuesday, September 6th at 9pm. Oh yes, hilarity will ensue, guaranteed! You can still get tickets here.

I plan on updating this blog after the screening with pics and hopefully winning announcements!

See ya on the red carpet!

Next film festival screenings

Hi there!

Quick update with great news! My first short film The Appointment has been accepted into two more film festivals back to back!

In August, this dark comedy will make its Australia premiere at the Woodland Film Festival, yaayyy!!! This is our first outside the U.S. festival screening!

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UPDATE EDIT – Latest info: We are in block 7 – screening at 4.45pm on Saturday, August 6th!

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Woot! What a great line-up and so honored to be part of it!

 

And: The Appointment is also an Official Selection of the American Grindhouse Film Festival in September!

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Exact dates/times and locations TBA!

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I love how the laurels are starting to pile up! :) Congrats to all my cast and crew!

Art for Healing

The Art Show at San Diego Comic Con 2016 is right around the corner and this will be my 5th year displaying my creations under the Sails Pavilion. In the past, I’ve always brought my lighter paintings, the more ‘cartoony’ and cheerful art, instead of my dark pieces. This time the style will still be on the whimsical side, but with a serious undertone. I’m dedicating this year’s series, titled ‘Warriors‘, to Anxiety and Depression Awareness.

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“Scrapper” – watercolor/ink, Pia Thrasher 2016

 

Recently, I found out about a non-profit organization called “To Write Love On Her Arms” aka TWLOHA, thanks to the wonderful #AKF (or #AlwaysKeepFighting) campaign started by “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki. The TWLOHA website states: “To Write Love on Her Arms is a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.”

So, I decided to donate 10% of each original painting’s final bid/sale at the SDCC Art Show’s silent auction to TWLOHA. :)

Why? Because I’ve lost family and friends to suicide and I have personally experienced the devastating effects anxiety and depression can have on you. This is my way of reaching out and paying it forward. If there’s any way I can help and contribute, even just a little, then why not through my art?

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Another sneak peek..

For those who can’t attend the Art Show, I will have prints of all the original paintings available to purchase through Deviant Art, sometime after SDCC 2016. If you can make it to the Art Show, bid on my paintings, GO BIG, buy the original art and help fight anxiety & depression at the same time!

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Fighters, all of them!

If you’re not interested in buying a painting; or you’re not able to (getting those SDCC badges is a whole other story) and would like to simply donate directly to TWLOHA, please click on the link here.  Incidentally, TWLOHA is also currently raising funds for people affected by the horrible shooting in Florida with their  Hope and Help for Orlando campaign.

Ok, I think I covered it all …

 

Have a great day, hug somebody, hope to see you at San Diego Comic-Con, and feel free to share this post with your fellow Con-goers!

Love and big hugs,

Pia