Local Producers Pre-Release Film to Benefit Homeless Organization
2012-03-13 · By Editor
Long Beach producers, Linda Palmer, Mark Cardone, and Sandy Robinson are letting their romantic comedy feature film, HALLOWEEN PARTY, pre-release to various cities across the U.S. to benefit the organization, National Coalition of the Homeless, and a charity local to each city. Proceeds from these locally sponsored “Red Carpet Pre-release” screenings will be donated to these charities in an attempt to help what has become a nationwide problem.
All three producers and many of the people working on the film are from the Long Beach community. In fact, the film was shot entirely in Belmont Shore. Sandy Robinson, an alum of CSULB, brought on board eight CSULB students as interns who worked in various positions on the film including 1st AD, 2nd AD, special camera operators, sound assistants, grips, wardrobe assistant, and even extras in the film. Since the movie was shot in the producers’ homes, many neighbors were involved decorating their homes, serving as extras, and even being cast as significant party goers in the movie during the July 2011 twelve-day shoot.
As a tribute to their community, producers will begin their philanthropic effort in their home city of Long Beach. The special event screening will take place at 9pm on Saturday, March 24th, at the Art Theater, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814. A portion of the event tickets will be made available to the public for a suggested donation of $15 per ticket.
The film is currently being entered in film festivals across the country. It’s filled with twenty-nine songs, with eight written specifically for the film. Much buzz has already been created around the emerging artists featured in both the film and the soundtrack.