German Currents Film Festival 6.0

Last weekend was my 6th year volunteering for the German Currents Film Festival in San Diego. As usual, lots of fun and people, great films, good food and drink were had!

pianathistThe quiet before the storm! Opening night was at the National History Museum in beautiful Balboa Park, San Diego.

volunteer2.jpgSome of us have been volunteers since the film festival’s inception – including myself :)


I took the crowd/mingling and celebrity Q/A photos which you can see on the festival FB page here.

wolfgangbeckerpiaOne of my favorite moments was meeting director Wolfgang Becker of ‘Good Bye Lenin’ fame. He did a Q/A after the screening of his latest movie ‘Me and Kaminski’.

volunteer3.jpgThat’s it for the quick pics – until next year! Tschüss!



Thanks for the love!

The Appointment is out and it was viewed almost 300 times in two days! Thank you so much for spreading the word and sharing my short film with your friends!


I wanted to add quickly that the kickass team over at TGGeeks had me on their podcast just last week and you can listen to me talk a little about The Appointment and my upcoming film projects here:

There’s also a nice write up on their website:

Now that you’ve had a chance to see my first effort as a filmmaker, head on over to the film’s IMDb page and give it a like and/or rating, or even write a review!

And because you are the bees knees, here’s a little behind the scenes pic that I can finally share! ;)

piamikegoof2Poor Paul! (Mike Burnell)

Appointment with Festivals (sorry, couldn’t help it)

Today “The Appointment” will be shown at the inaugural Ax Wound Film Festival in Vermont! I feel really honored to have my little film in such brilliant company! You can see the great line-up of short films here! I can’t be there in person, but will be in spirit! I was lucky to meet some of these inspiring women filmmakers at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego. If you’re in the area – don’t miss it!


I love the official Ax Wound FF wreath – all made up of sharp weapons ;)


Speaking of Horrible Imaginings, which happened about a month ago…. I had such a blast and it was our best screening yet! Such a fun and appreciative audience! I can’t even tell you how many like-minded and enthusiastic new friends and filmmakers I’ve met. Thank you, Miguel Rodriguez, for putting together such a terrific film festival! At some point the super cool TG Geeks asked me to do an interview and you can hear their entire podcast here. (I start at around 10 minute mark, if you’re short on time.). They also did a cool write-up here, so check it out!



On the stage for a Q/A with fellow filmmakers, and in the audience…as a super happy camper. Thanks for the photos, Dante Moran of Inferno Productionz! 

Here’s another pic with festival director Miguel Rodriguez below. Not sure who took the photo, but thank you!



Yes, me in a dress, flanked by my co-stars Ary Hernandez and Mike Burnell, represent’n ‘The Appointment’

That’s all folks! Thanks for reading!