The Relationtrip (2017) - News Poster

News

NCIS: La's Renée Felice Smith Teases Episode 200's Nell Reveal, Hetty vs. Tiger (!) — Plus: Secrets From the Set

NCIS: La's Renée Felice Smith Teases Episode 200's Nell Reveal, Hetty vs. Tiger (!) — Plus: Secrets From the Set
When CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles first came calling, New York-bred Renée Felice Smith had just graduated from Nyu’s Tisch School of the Arts with little more on her resume than an Off-Broadway show and a passed-over CW pilot — Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Wyoming Project, which she likens to “Little House on the Prairie meets Party of Five” — on her resume.

As such, being courted to join the high-octane NCIS spinoff for Season 2 “was really big, huge,” the actress warmly recalls. “It changed my life.”

VideosNCIS: La Sneak Peek: Hetty Is Her Badass Self in Ep 200

Seven years later,
See full article at TVLine.com »

Rosario Dawson Boards Environmental Documentary ‘The Need To Grow’

Rosario Dawson Boards Environmental Documentary ‘The Need To Grow’
Exclusive: Rosario Dawson has signed on as an exec producer and narrator of the environment-conscious documentary The Need to Grow, about the importance of healthy soil. The film, which took more than three years to shoot, marks the first feature for Earth Conscious Films and is directed by Rob Herring (The Relationtrip) and Ryan Wirick. With an estimated 60 years of farmable soil remaining on Earth, the pic follows activists and innovators of solutions as they fight to…
See full article at Deadline »

Film Festival Roundup: Tribeca Announces Jury, Sarasota and Dallas Pick Winners, and More

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

Lineup Announcements

– Cardiff Animation Nights will be returning to run a dedicated animation strand at Cardiff Independent Film Festival (C.I.F.F.) for a second year this May. This year’s animation strand at C.I.F.F. will comprise three programs of animated short films in competition for the Best Animation Award, as well as an Animated Family Shorts program curated by renowned Cardiff-based studio Cloth Cat Animation, networking events, and an Animation Quiz run by the team at Skwigly Animation Magazine.

The competition program features animated short films from across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australia, including Mikey Hill’s The Orchestra, Anete Melece’s Analysis Paralysis, Chris Shepherd’s Johnno’s Dead, Ross Hogg’s Life Cycles and Alois Di Leo’s Way of Giants.
See full article at Indiewire »

Memo to Distributors: Buy These SXSW 2017 Movies

  • Indiewire
Memo to Distributors: Buy These SXSW 2017 Movies
Most Beautiful Island

A short, stressful, and utterly spellbinding debut that transforms the immigrant experience into the stuff of an early Polanski psychodrama, “Most Beautiful Island” was a worthy winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature, and might prove to be a breakthrough moment for a major new talent: Spanish actress Ana Asensio not only wrote, directed, and produced this fraught metropolitan thriller, she also appears in just about every frame.

It would be criminal to reveal too much about what happens to her character, a Manhattan immigrant who’s struggling to make a life for herself in the big city and in for the longest night of her life, but it’s thrilling to watch the anxiety of neo-realism as it slowly bleeds into something that resembles the suspense of the orgy sequence from “Eyes Wide Shut.” Creating a lucid sense of reality only so
See full article at Indiewire »

‘The Relationtrip’ Review: In This Modestly Clever Comedy, The Rom-Com Gets Weird — SXSW 2017

‘The Relationtrip’ Review: In This Modestly Clever Comedy, The Rom-Com Gets Weird — SXSW 2017
You’ve seen this all before, and that’s the cheery joke driving C.A. Gabriel and Renee Felice Smith’s amusing feature directorial debut, “The Relationtrip.” Clearly a passion project for the real-life couple, the pair wrote, directed, and produced the film, with Smith also stepping in front of the camera for one of the film’s lead roles. (Gabriel also composed music for the feature.) A wicked spin on the often played-out world of indie romantic comedies, “The Relationtrip” packs every conceivable genre trope into a neat 90 minutes, and then happily upends them.

Beck (Smith) and Liam (Matt Bush) are typical La hipsters — he does something with video games, she works in a cafe, they meet at a “salon de music” held in someone’s living room. After their awkward meet-cute, Liam and Beck take to a taco truck to get to know each other better, and while alternately
See full article at Indiewire »

‘The Relationtrip’ Exclusive Clip: Two Friends Go On An Ill-Concieved Road Trip to Avoid Relationships in SXSW Debut

‘The Relationtrip’ Exclusive Clip: Two Friends Go On An Ill-Concieved Road Trip to Avoid Relationships in SXSW Debut
The new SXSW narrative offering, “The Relationtrip,” directed by Renée Felice Smith and C.A. Gabriel, touches on the struggles of twentysomethings everywhere. Basically, what do you do when everyone around you is settling down, getting married, and having kids? Road trip!

Read More: ‘Divine Divas’ Exclusive Clip: SXSW Documentary Offers a Look Into Brazil’s Drag Performers of the 1960s

Per its official synopsis: “At an age when everyone around them is settling down and finding love, Beck (Renée Felice Smith) and Liam (Matt Bush) are self proclaimed loners, emotionally hibernating through adulthood. After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, they decide to go away together on a ‘friend’ trip. And that’s when things get weird. Really, really weird.”

Read More: ‘The Arbalest’ Trailer For SXSW-Winning Dark Comedy From ‘Too Many Cooks’ Creators

The film is Smith and Gabriel’s directorial debut. Together, the pair wrote, produced, and directed the film.
See full article at Indiewire »

‘The Need to Grow’ Looks at the Potential Human Consequences of Soil Scarcity

‘The Need to Grow’ Looks at the Potential Human Consequences of Soil Scarcity
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

The Need to Grow

Logline: With an estimated 60 years of soil left on Earth, “The Need To Grow” follows innovators of low and high tech solutions to help localize food and regenerate our planet’s dying soils.

Elevator Pitch:

Almost everyone has heard about climate change. What most don’t realize is reducing carbon emissions is only half of the answer. Carbon already in our atmosphere will not be rebalanced unless it is drawn back down with the help of healthy soils. Soils also reduce drought, flood, increase nutrition, and clean our air and water.
See full article at Indiewire »

See also

Showtimes | External Sites