About VisionFire Films
Blacktop Afternoon, An American road movie and VisionFire's first film directed by Peter, sold to Channel Four in the UK. It was the first film ever shown in their series, The Shooting Gallery.
This was followed by the dark comedy, Coming Into Money, penned by and starring Anna, directed by Peter. It was the official selection at 20 festivals worldwide, including the Academy qualifying festival, Raindance, London. It won five awards including Best Comedy Original at Worldfest and Best of the Fest at Rochester International FF. It was subsequently acquired by Time Warner.
In 2002 VisionFire incorporated to become a production service and call upon the best of Los Angeles for cast and crew.
Having been approached by companies for the rights to Anna's acclaimed play, Chasing Chekhov, the company decided to film this breathtaking work in Prague, Czech Republic, and Pasadena, CA. The film went on to win prestigious awards: BAFTA/LA Platinum Award for Best Film at the Member's Film Festival; The JuryAward at I've Seen Films International Festival, Milan. (Jury: Christopher Nolan, Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, John Chen, Ridley Scott.); Cinematic Excellence at Rochester International Film Festival, NY.
Followed by their film , The Red Scarf, penned by Anna for Gemini Award winner and star of Blue Velvet, Frances Bay. It won Best Screenplay for a feature short at Action On Film Festival.
Next up was Anna's directorial debut, the evocative coming of age drama, The Aerial Girl. The film took flight and screened at prestigious festivals worldwide garnering awards: The Filmmaker Award at La Femme Film Festival, Beverly Hills, CA; Best Drama at Women With A Vision, Action On FilmFestival, where Anna was also nominated for Best Filmmaker; Best Actress at Seattle Film festival and Best Young Artist Award, Los Angeles.
Recently Anna directed the dark comedy, Finding Momma. Nominated for Best short at Garden State Film Festival, NJ; and NYC International Film Festival.
As well as writing and directing the experimental thriller short Girl On A Train, Peter wrote the TV series ‘The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne’ for the SyFy Channel /WB Network and the medieval action movie Deus Volt.
The company has two feature films and a TV series in development. Combining Take My Heart with two other LA stories, one shot in english and spanish, for their spec TV series, The Other Day. (El Otro Dia).
THE AERIAL GIRL
WOMEN WITH A
ACTION ON FILM FESTIVAL
THE AERIAL GIRL
I'VE SEEN FILMS
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE BRITISH ACADEMY
OF FILM & TELEVISION ARTS LOS ANGELES
2008 SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
The Aerial Girl
* Women With A Vision, BEST DRAMA Award. Action On Film Festival,
*2014 FILMMAKER Award ~ La Femme Film Festival, Hollywood, CA
*CINEMATIC EXCELLENCE Award: Rochester International Film Festival, NY
*BEST FILM and AUDIENCE Award ~ Queens City Film Festival, Maryland.
*Special Jury Mention ~ I’ve Seen Films International Film Festival, Milano.
*Young Artist Award ~ Best Actress, Short Film; Los Angeles.
*Best Actress ~ Seattle Short Film Festival
Best Drama: PBS Shorts Showcase
Best Female Filmmaker ~ Action On Film Festival, CA
Best Short Film, NYC International Film Festival
Best Short Film, Movieville Film Festival, FL
Best Short Film, NYCIFF
* BAFTA/LA Platinum Award ~ Best Film, British Academy of LA Short Film Festival, CA
*Award Of Merit ~ Cinematic Excellence: Rochester International Film Festival
*Jury Special Mention ~ I’ve Seen Films International Film Festival, Milano.
Nomination, Best Actress: NYC International Film Festival
Nomination, Best Comedy: Great Lakes International Film Festival
Nomination, Audience Award: Garden State Film Festival
Coming Into Money
* SILVER Award ~ Best Comedy Original: Worldfest International Film Festival , AZ
* Best of the Best ~ Movies on a Shoestring; Rochester International Film Festival.
*Jury Award ~ Huy Int. Film festoval, Belgium
*Finalist: Best Film, Saguaro Int. Int Film Festival.
The Red Scarf
Alan J. Bailey Best Screenplay for a Feature Short Award ~ Action On Film Festival, CA.