Co-writer of the stage show, Diane Karagienakos also directed & produced the feature-length film version of Come Fly With Me Nude, which made it’s festival debut as a work-in-progress (November 2005) in the Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema in San Francisco. She has written and directed several comedy short films in the United States, Australia, and England; more recently she was the Assistant Director on the feature film Stephanie’s Image, starring Melissa Leo of 21 Grams, and produced the short film Back Issues. Diane has worked on scene study in San Francisco with Andrew Utter, and is currently developing 2 new scripts. You can learn more at her imdb page.
Screenwriter, Director of Photography, & Co-Director Dan Gomes had been making independent films for many years before writing the movie version of the stage show Come Fly With Me Nude. He worked for over ten years as a technology consultant, and currently runs the Tech guru at the San Francisco Art Instite.
You can now view (and rate. And review) the trailer for “Come Fly With Me Nude” on the site for “On The Lot” (http://www.thelot.com), a new filmmaker reality TV show created by Mark Burnett & Steven Spielberg. Which makes me a contender to be a contestant on this show. The thought is mortifying, but as they say, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Even at the risk of loosing all dignity; one must do what one must do.
So please don’t be shy: take a moment to watch, & start talkin’! Click NOW and cast your vote! You’ll have to do some signup / registration stuff, but then you’ll have access to my blog and those of other rising filmmakers… and have insight to the utter crap we talk about! What fun!
Totally unrelated note: a film I acted in this year, “Little Bruno”, is off to a tremendous start! It’s gotten into several US festivals, and will be screened at Cannes!!! I’m dying to see the finished project myself; it’s sort of a “Goodfellas” with a little “Friday the 13th” mixed in. Serious.
Thank you, and Happy Holidays!
Offbeat-nik performance artists Dom Casual & Bella Hagen fall into an existential schism between keeping it real or selling out in this story about art, berets, and finding your muse.
Breakthrough underground performance artists Dom Casual & Bella Hagen made an unannounced public appearance at the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin this past Sunday night. Crowds were stunned and gave an unprecedented 45 minute standing ovation.
No word yet on whether or not this means a return to the performance circuit for the legendary Mutual Muses. At last report, their annual holiday collaboration was cancelled when Bella went missing, citing “stress and exhaustion” over their legal battle with Omni Dazzle Television (www.omni-dazzle-tv.com). The duo starred as themselves in the biopic Come Fly With Me Nude (www.comeflywithmenude-movie.com), Omni Dazzle’s first foray into theatrical filmmaking.
Dom & Bella (www.dombella.com) are protesting the network and all its merchandising, claiming they were “exploited”, “misrepresented”, and “made to look like complete imbeciles”. In retaliation, Omni Dazzle is suing the artists for libel and for failing to fulfill their obligation to promote the film. More information on the protest can be found at www.comeflywithmenude.org
Come Fly With Me Nude made its big-screen as a work in progress at The Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco. The place was packed, and the film well received. Please check back often for upcoming festival screenings.
October 24, 2005: Read the action-packed, edge-of-your-seat story of how Come Fly With Me Nude almost didn’t make it across the finish line in Leah Garchik’s column in the SF Chronicle’s Datbook by going to: