Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Awesome Mama Ondi Timoner directs COOL IT, a bold new vision from Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist."

It opens this Friday on select screens, look it up, it's a go to/keep it in mind movie. The conversation continues about what we can do individually and globally to address environmental concerns. It debunks much of the information in An Inconvenient Truth and poses multiple strategies that will take increased research and development as a society as a whole. I saw it this evening at the 92Y Tribeca with Ondi and Bjorn present, I hope the reception everywhere is as grand. The film is dense with information, simultaneously entertaining and engaging. A striking endeavor that piques the brain to imagine what we can accomplish on a macro level in our micro world. Congratulations to the filmmakers, another relevant act for change.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

MOMz Hot ROCKs off the Charts: Mydols Open for The B-52's TONIGHT!

Dreams do come true!

It's official, Detroit's fab four, The Mydols, are opening for THE B-52s TONIGHT in Detroit!
Can't wait for the footage from the stages of Sound Board at Motorcity Casino Hotel.
I am gushing for them, I LOVE the B-52s, possibly the funnest band ever.
Congratulations and Break A Leg!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Doc Miami Rocks MOMz Hot ROCKs!

Thank you Doc Miami for presenting MOMz Hot ROCKs with The Most Entertaining film award of this year's festival.
The DocMiami International Film Festival, showcased three days of cutting edge documentary filmmakers and three nights of outstanding music concerts, in a celebration of documentary filmmaking at a global level nestled in sunny South Florida. The festival brought together emerging documentary filmmakers, students’ grades 6-12, as well as film and music enthusiasts in a truly bohemian, one-of-a-kind event. DocMiami’s music concerts benefit the non-profit, Brick by Brick for Tanzania, where performers such as: Melton Mustafa, Tito Puente, Jr., Fito Espinola and others have contributed their talents to assist school children in Tanzania whom are combating not only poverty but also a drought, hunger and the AIDS crisis.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Arts in the One World conference presents MOMz Hot ROCKs and so much more

Arts in the One World is an annual gathering; this is the fifth convening. Pulling together students, faculty, practitioners and activists across disciplines, from immediate and international communities, framing presentations and conversations open to the school and the general public. AOW explore various ways artistic, political, and historical purposes intersect (through reconciliation, the recovery of historical memory, and advocacy for justice).

First convened in January 2006 by Erik Ehn, then Director of the Theater Department at CalArts, currently Head of Playwrighting at Brown University, this year the conference expanded to the Brown campus, March 17-21.

AOW is truly unique and conjures powerful moving dialogue, performance and presentations that give voice to those sometimes pushed aside, asunder or simply forgotten and ignored.

MOMz Hot ROCKs is truly grateful and honored to have been a small part, screening Saturday, March 21, 2010.

Anyone who has time to explore and be part of Arts in the One World will not only become more informed and aware of world communites, but will see and feel the direct connection we all share no matter what side the issue or world we are standing on.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

MOMz Hot ROCKs 8mm Bar, Berlin


February 15th, 2010
8:00 pm

Breaking tradition and screening MOMZ at this live music venue is our way of thinking outside the box, but also having a helluva lot of fun! So, please come, drink some great German beer and rock out with MOMZ HOT ROCKS

Schönhauserallee 1778
U-Bahn: Senefelderplatz

Monday, February 8, 2010

Breakaway International breaks out in Berlin 2010

Los Angeles: Industry veteran Mark Austin has announced that he will launch his new boutique international sales company, Breakaway Media, at the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market in February. Austin, who was previously Head of Sales at Capitol Films/TH!NK Film International and Director of Distribution for Intermedia Film, has quietly been constructing the building blocks of the company and has secured financing from an undisclosed international financier.

The first film from Breakaway Media is PASSENGER SIDE, written and directed by Matthew Bissonnette (WHO LOVES THE SUN), starring Adam Scott (LEAP YEAR), and featuring a killer soundtrack with songs by Leonard Cohen, Dinosaur Jr., Evan Dando and Wilco. Following critically acclaimed screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival and London Film Festival, PASSENGER SIDE has been touted as “a thinking man’s Judd Apatow flick” by LA Weekly and “a poignant portrait of sibling rivalry and affection” by The Hollywood Reporter. PASSENGER SIDE has recently been named one of Canada’s Top Ten films of 2009 by the Toronto International Film Festival, and both the film’s producer Corey Marr and Bissonnette were selected this summer to participate in the Los Angeles Film Festival Fast Track program, which recognizes up and coming filmmakers on the rise. PASSENGER SIDE will screen at EFM on Feb. 13 and 15.

Also on Breakaway Media’s inaugural slate of films are Mike McCarthy’s comic book-based film noir CIGARETTE GIRL, which was singled out by The Hollywood Reporter as one of 5 Best Bets at the 2009 Comic-Con (screening Feb. 14 at EFM); Tony Elwood’s award winning horror film COLD STORAGE; and Kate Perotti’s hilarious music documentary MOMZ HOT ROCKS.

Said company founder and President Mark Austin, “I am excited to bring Breakaway Media and our slate to the EFM. Moving forward, by working with key agencies and producers, I will be able to package films in the budget range of $2 million - $10 million and to provide a steady stream of quality projects to the international marketplace.”