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JUNE 21, 2013. We are very honored to announce that THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX is coming out of film festival retirement! The film will screen at the Gimli Film Festival (in Gimli, Manitoba) in the Sci-Fi/Horror Shorts Program on Thursday, July 25 at 7:00PM at the Aspire Theatre. The screening is part of the "Best of the NSI Online Short Film Festival" programming at Gimli. For further details please visit www.gimlifilm.com.

FEBRUARY 18, 2013. Redhead Productions is very proud to announce the publication of a coffee table book that pays homage to the 25 years of the Associazione Maria SS. di Costantinopoli di Castelgrande in Montreal and its members. Written in Italian and English, and edited by Agata De Santis, La Nostra Storia – I Castelgrandesi di Montreal was officially launched at the Association’s annual banquet on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012. Director Agata De Santis is heading back to New York for three screenings of her documentary film, MAL’OCCHIO. The screenings are open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A with Agata. We look forward to seeing you there! Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 2:00PM, at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center (1 Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY, 10707). Free for members, $10.00 for non-members. Advance reservation is required. Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:30PM, at the Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere (79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301). Thursday, October 4, 6:30PM, at the Italian American Museum (155 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013). Suggested donation of $10.00. To reserve a spot, please call the Museum at (212) 965-9000 or send an email to ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com.

AUGUST 17, 2012. Come and meet MAL’OCCHIO Writer/Director Agata De Santis at Montreal's Italian Week! Agata will be at the Writers’ Tent at the corner of St-Laurent and Mozart in Little Italy on Friday, August 17 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM, and on Sunday, August 19 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM. MAL’OCCHIO DVDs and amulets will be available for purchase. The Writers’ Tent is presented by the Association of Italian Canadian Writers.

AUGUST 9, 2012. Urban ~ Italian ~ Canadian. Redhead Productions is very proud to announce the official re-launch of www.italocanadese.com. Want to know what is going on in the community? Who is doing what? Where to go? What to watch? What everyone is talking about? The new Italocanadese is the hub for Italian-Canadians and Italian aficionados alike. And don't forget to follow Italocanadese on Twitter and Facebook.

JULY 23, 2012. MAL’OCCHIO will be screening under the stars on Wednesday, August 8 at 9:00PM at Dante Park in Montreal’s Little Italy (200 Dante Street). The screening is part of the Rendez-vous du cinéma italien weekly series organized by the SDC Petite-Italie-Marché Jean-Talon. The screening is free to all. Director Agata De Santis will be on hand to present the film. Don’t forget your lawn chairs!

JUNE 4, 2012. For the first time ever MAL’OCCHIO will be broadcast across Canada on CBC Television on Saturday, June 16 at 12:00PM ET (9AM PAC, 10AM MTN, 1PM ATL & 1:30PM NL). The broadcast is part of “Absolutely Canadian,” a series featuring the best of documentaries, performance and comedy from across Canada. Each show was produced locally and broadcast in the province where it was produced.

MAY 31, 2012. This coming August 2012, we will be re-launching www.italocanadese.com. Want to know what is going on in the community? Who is doing what? Where to go? What to watch? What everyone is talking about? The new Italocanadese will become the hub for Italian-Canadians and Italian aficionados alike. We have launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for the re-launch. Show your support! Donate today!

APRIL 2, 2012. MAL’OCCHIO is hitting the road again, this time with three screenings in New York & New Jersey! Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Agata De Santis. We look forward to seeing you there! Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:30PM, at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church (285 French Hill Road, Wayne, NJ). Hosted by the Center for Italian and Italian American Culture & the Sylvia Sammartino Lodge, Order Sons of Italy, Wayne, NJ. Sunday, April 29, 2012, 6:30PM at Contorno’s Restaurant (30 West 31st Street, New York, NY). Admission is $15.00 and includes dinner (panino & glass of wine). Hosted by New York Italians. Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:00PM at the Italian American Community Center (257 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY). Hosted by the Italian American Community Center Social Activities Committee.

MARCH 25, 2012. A big thank you to Philippa Gunn and her team at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for hosting the screening of MAL'OCCHIO on Thursday, March 22. It was a great honor for director Agata De Santis to screen her film at the very place her mom first set foot in Canada back in 1965. We encourage everyone to visit the museum the next time they find themselves in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

FEBRUARY 16, 2012. Redhead Productions is honored to announce that MAL’OCCHIO will screen at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax (1055 Marginal Road) on Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 7:00PM. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Agata De Santis. Admission is free. The screening is part of the Museum’s monthly Diversity Spotlight program series and is presented in partnership with the Association of Italian Canadian Writers.

JANUARY 30, 2012. MAL’OCCHIO will have its first Ottawa screening on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 7:00PM at the Marconi Centre (1026 Baseline Road, Ottawa, K2C 0A6). The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Agata De Santis. Admission is free and open to the public. The screening is presented by the National Congress of Italian Canadians (Ottawa District) and the Dante Alighieri Society (Ottawa).

NOVEMBER 14, 2011. A big THANK YOU! to everyone who came out to see MAL’OCCHIO in Australia. A special thank you to our gracious hosts, Casa D’Italia in Sydney and the Museo Italiano in Melbourne. Our November 11 and 12 screenings are to date the most successful cultural event at the Museo, and we are very proud to be part of that success. Check out the Museo’s brand new website at www.museoitaliano.com.au.

OCTOBER 26, 2011. Before making her way to Melbourne, Australia, (see October 21st post for details) director Agata De Santis will be making a stop in Sydney! Co.As.It. Sydney will be hosting a screening of MAL'OCCHIO on Monday, November 7, 2011, at 6:30PM at the Casa D’Italia (67 Norton Street, in the suburb of Leichhardt). The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Agata. Admission is free. RSVP at +9564 0744.

OCTOBER 21, 2011. MAL’OCCHIO is heading to Melbourne, Australia! The documentary will be screening at the Museo Italiano (199 Faraday Street, Carlton, VIC) on Friday, November 11 at 7:30PM, with a second screening just added on Saturday, November 12 at 3:00PM. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Agata De Santis. Admission is free but places are filling up fast. RSVP at +9349-9021, or ihs@coasit.com.au.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011. Director Agata De Santis will be in Boston, MA, October 8 and 9 for two screenings of MAL’OCCHIO. Saturday, October 8, 1:30PM to 3:00PM at the Boston Public Library North End Branch (25 Parmenter Street). Then Sunday, October 9, 3:00PM to 5:00PM at Zumix Firehouse (260 Sumner Street). Sunday's screening is hosted by Italia Unita, www.italiaunita.org. Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Agata.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011. Director Agata De Santis will be at E. Rossi & Company, the famous souvenir shop in New York's Little Italy (193 Grand Street, corner Mulberry Street) on Saturday, September 10, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM to promote MAL’OCCHIO. Ernest Rossi, who is featured in the documentary, will be on hand to talk about the evil eye amulets sold in his shop. Agata will have DVDs of the film on hand for purchase.

AUGUST 1, 2011. MAL’OCCHIO returns to Montreal’s Italian Week (La Semaine Italienne de Montréal) for an encore screening. The documentary made its Canadian premiere at the 2010 edition of the festival. The documentary will screen on Monday, August 8, at 8:00PM, at the Casa d’Italia, located at 505 Jean-Talon est, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Agata De Santis. Admission is free. Doors open at 7:30PM.

JULY 20, 2011. MAL’OCCHIO will make its Canadian television premiere on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at 7:00PM on CBC Television. The broadcast is part of a special summer series of documentary films that "bring you fresh and surprising perspectives on life in Quebec." The series is presented by CBC Montreal. To learn more about the series, please visit CBC Montreal's website.

JUNE 22, 2011. WILDFLOWERS/LES FLEURS SAUVAGES will screen at this year’s Niagara Indie Filmfest 10th Anniversary Opening Night Retrospective on Friday June 24, at 7:30PM, at the
David S. Howes Theatre, Brock University, in St. Catharines, Ontario. Our short film won the festival’s “Best Independent Drama” award back in 2005. For more details on the festival, please visit www.niagaraindiefilmfest.org.

MAY 13, 2011. A great crowd was on hand at last night's ARTE MONTREAL. Held at the newly renovated Casa D'Italia, the evening featured an art exhibit, live music by SuperNova & TheBig RedGiants, literary readings, and a screening of MAL’OCCHIO. A big thank you to the Association of Italian Canadian Writers for organizing such a great event. If your group or organization would like to screen MAL’OCCHIO, contact us by email.

APRIL 18, 2011. The first ever ARTE MONTREAL - dedicated to celebrating art in all its forms - will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 6:30PM to 10:00PM, at the Casa D’Italia, located at 505 Jean Talon Est, in Montreal. Organized by the Association of Italian Canadian Writers, the evening will feature an art exhibit, readings, live music by SuperNova & The Big Red Giants, and a screening of MAL’OCCHIO. Admission is free!

MARCH 1, 2011.MAL’OCCHIO’s next stop on the film festival circuit is the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. This will mark the film's Toronto premiere. MAL’OCCHIO will screen as part of the “Supernatural Shorts and Feature” program on Sunday, March 20, from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at the Rainbow Cinemas Market Square, located at 80 Front Street. For further details on the festival, visit www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com.

FEBRUARY 8, 2011. MAL'OCCHIO continues its film festival run with a screening at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois! The screening will be held on Sunday, February 20, at 8:00PM, at the Cinémathèque québécoise, located at 335 de Maisonneuve Est in Montreal. Filmmaker Agata De Santis will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening. For more details on the festival, please visit www.rvcq.com.

NOVEMBER 15, 2010. The latest music video produced by Redhead Productions is out today. THE RED GUY ALWAYS WINS by KMAN AND THE 45'S is the single off the band's debut album, due out in February of 2011. The music video stars Daniel Esteban, as the Devil, planning his revenge against the Kman bandmembers. For more on the band, please visit their myspace page. Click here to watch the video.

AUGUST 11, 2010. MAL’OCCHIO was a great hit at La Semaine Italienne de Montreal! What an amazing way to premiere the film in our hometown! A big thank you to the hundreds of people who came out to see MAL'OCCHIO! And a special thank you to Josie Verrillo and her festival team for hosting our premiere! We look forward to more Montreal screenings of MAL'OCCHIO in the coming months. Grazie!

JULY 20, 2010. MAL’OCCHIO is now an award winning film! The documentary film took home the "Best Foreign Feature Documentary" award at this month's Jersey Shore Film Festival. Now in its 5th year, the Festival's goal is to showcase thought-provoking films from all around the world. Kudos to Founding Director, Stevie Doueck, and his team of volunteers for their great work! Auguri to the entire production team!

JUNE 15, 2010. MAL’OCCHIO will officially begin its film festival run with its U.S. premiere at the Jersey Shore Film Festival. Screenings are scheduled for June 29 & July 12. Next stop will be the Real to Reel Film Festival in Cleveland County on July 24. And finally, the film will make its Canadian premiere at La Semaine Italienne de Montreal, with screenings scheduled for August 9 & 10 at the Leonardo da Vinci Center in St-Leonard.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2009. THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX can be viewed online! The short film by Jean-François Da Sylva is being screened as part of the NSI Online Short Film Festival. Every week the online film festival adds new titles to its showcase of international shorts. THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX is eligible for the A&E Short Filmmakers Award until December. Click here to watch the film, and then vote!

APRIL 23, 2009. THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX has gone educational!?! Starting this month, the sci-fi short will be used as an educational tool in Professor Eliot Stein's Mathematics Course at Los Angeles Film School. There ain't no better way to learn about the mathematics of time travel then by watching a short sci-fi comedy about a grandson who comes back from the future to kill his grandfather!

DECEMBER 1, 2008. Filmmaker Agata De Santis has just about wrapped principal photography on her documentary film, MAL'OCCHIO. This year saw Agata travel to the town of Eboli in southern Italy, to New York's Little Italy, to the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, and to her mom's and aunt's kitchens in Montreal to shoot. Post production will begin in 2009, and the documentary is slated for release in 2010.

MARCH 10, 2008. Filmmaker Agata De Santis has completed production on her first music video, for the song, NEVER QUITE EASY, by Montreal punk reggae band TRIP THE OFF. The video was filmed on location at the band's rehearsal space, The Pound. The Pound also serves as a favorite show venue for the band. Click here to watch the video. For more info on the band, please visit their myspace page.

OCTOBER 15, 2007. Our favorite sci-fi comedy short, THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX, will be screening at Montreal's SPASM Festival on Thursday, November 1, 2007, at 5:00PM, at Café Cléopâtre, 1230, Saint-Laurent. Yup, Café Cléopâtre the strip club... We don't choose the film festival venues; we just send them our films! For more information on the screening, please visit www.spasm.ca.

JUNE 23, 2007. Congratulations to THE ECSTASY NOTE writer/director Geoffrey Uloth and his team on winning the award for "Best Independent Comedy" at this year's Niagara Indie Filmfest! Geoffrey's previous film, WILDFLOWERS/LES FLEURS SAUVAGES, was also a winner at the 2005 edition of the same festival. For more information on the festival, please visit www.niagaraindiefilmfest.org.

FEBRUARY 21, 2007. Once again, audiences are praising THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX! The sci-fi comedy short came home from the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival with not one, but two awards: "Audience Award for Best Short Film" and "Best Artistic Vision". Congratulations to director Jean-François Da Sylva and his team! For more information on the film festival, please visit www.bostonsci-fi.com.

JANUARY 29, 2007. Tune in to CBC Television's Canadian Reflections this coming Sunday, February 4 at midnight, for the national television premiere of Geoffrey Uloth's THE ECSTASY NOTE. Now in its third decade on the air, Canadian Reflections continues to highlight the first documentaries, dramas, animations and experimental films from up and coming Canadian directors, producers and writers.

OCTOBER 17, 2006. Kudos to Jean-François Da Sylva and his team on another film festival win! THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX won the "Best Sci-Fi Short" award at the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, which wrapped up this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX is enjoying a successful film festival run, with screenings at various sci-fi festivals and events.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2006. THE ECSTASY NOTE is hitting the road, with stops at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival. The Toronto screenings are scheduled for September 14, 8:30 PM @ Cumberland 3 and September 16, 9:30 AM @ the Royal Ontario Museum. The Vancouver screenings are scheduled for October 6, 9:30PM and October 11, 3:30PM @ the Pacific Cinematheque.

JULY 3, 2006. THE ECSTASY NOTE by Geoffrey Uloth & THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX by Jean-François Da Sylva will make their Montreal premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival on Sunday, July 23, 2:45PM @ Concordia University’s Salle J.A. De Sève. Jean-François and Geoffrey each worked on the other’s film as 1st assistant director, with Agata De Santis as producer; the films were destined to premiere in the same film program.

MAY 29, 2006. Jean-François Da Sylva's short sci-fi comedy, THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX, is now an award-winning film! Last night, the film won "Best Film Award Balticon" at the Balticon Film Festival in Baltimore, USA. Congratulations to Jean-François Da Sylva and his team! THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX is scheduled to screen at various sci-fi festivals and events in the coming months.

FEBRUARY 1, 2006. Tune in to CBC Television's Canadian Reflections this coming Sunday, February 5 at 11:00PM for the national television premiere of our short film, WILDFLOWERS/LES FLEURS SAUVAGES, which was written and directed by Geoffrey Uloth. Canadian Reflections showcases the first documentaries, dramas, animations and experimental films from up and coming Canadian filmmakers.