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The long journey from script to a film in distribution is here.  POSTALES is available to watch on Amazon Instant Video…FOREVER.  We got some really nice reviews last week to go along with the release.

New York Times Review

Village Voice Review

Slant Magazine Review

Enjoy POSTALES on Amazon

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The 21st London Latin America Film Festival has programmed Postales for this year’s festival.  The film screens at Riverside Studios on the Thames River. Tell a friend in London.

Postales Screening Times:

Monday, November 21 at 20: 30 (8:30 pm)
Thursday, November 24 at 18:30 (6:30 pm)

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The festival is over and the audiences of the RiverRun International Film Festival connected with Postales.  As we walked along the streets of Winston-Salem, NC or watched movies, it was amazing to be stopped by people who had watched the film to be told, “I really enjoyed the film…Thank you for showing the film at the festival…The kids were great…I liked the story and the message…I can’t wait to see more films from you guys.”

We also met a lot of great filmmakers, journalists, and festival folks who helped to us re-energize and advise us on how to navigate the tricky waters of today’s distribution.  Hopefully these chance encounters will help Postales find a good home at festivals throughout the US and with distributors trying to find good films.  Deep thanks to all the folks we met in Winston-Salem – you all know who you are.  We’ll be in touch and thanks for all the advice and thoughts on our film.

Some reviews are starting to come out from the festival and this is one of our favorites to date.  It might have even made some of our producers cry, in a good way. (hehehehehehehehe)

Hollywood Reporter Review of Postales

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Greetings Everyone!

It is now official. Postales will be making its world premiere at the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 25th. Josh and the crew will be in attendance at the festival and cannot wait to soak up all that it has to offer.

Check out the official Postales page on the Edinburgh site, and if you are feeling generous, we are trying to raise money to cover festival, marketing and format coversion and other unforseen costs. you can make a donation here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Postales

EIFF is the longest continuously running film festival in the world. It began in 1947 as a champion of documentary films and has expanded to include the full gamut of features, documentaries and short films and is currently under the artistic directorship of Hannah McGill.

The festival will open with Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist on June 16. The full programme has been announced: there will be a gala screening of Toy Story 3 and this year’s retrospective strand is After the Wave: Lost and Forgotten British Cinema 1967-1979.

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Another Josh Hyde project has been embraced by IFP. This time it’s a pitch for a script he is working on entitled, “Mountaintop”, which will be featured at the 2010 IFP Script to Screen Conference on Saturday, March 20.

His project will be part of a workshop that focuses on pitching films to executives, funders and producers.  It will be moderated by Mike Ryan, Producer of Junebug. Way to go Josh!

Five lucky IFP Program alumni were selected based on the strength of their one-sentence pitches.  The five filmmakers and their projects are:

Brian Iglesias, THE MESSIAH
Shari Carpenter, SATURDAY’S CHILD
Josh Hyde, MOUNTAINTOP
Colin Spoelman, THE DEPOSED SHEIK AND ESTEE LAUDER
Andrew Gori, MY THIRTY YEAR WAR.

Currently, IFP represent a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker Magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking.

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The Lofu Team continues to work day and night in an attempt to finish Postales. It’s been an exhausting process, and we are almost there.  Hip-hip hooray!

Our hearts have been heavy thinking about the people who’ve lost their homes and lives in the recent flooding in Peru. Last time I checked, more than 40,000 had been affected by the floods. Our prayers go out to you.

I dig it, don't you?

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In the midst of putting the finishing touches on Postales, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Port-au-Prince and all of Haiti today after this week’s devastating earthquake. NPR provides a few resources if you’re looking at ways to help.

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