“Night Window” @ Hollyshorts Film Festival
Wanna Get Numb? Short Film “Night Window” will screen at The Hollyshorts Film Festival
“Night Window” – a short film written and directed by Manuel Figueroa and produced by Yesenia Higuera of The Hive (www.hivedoes.com) will be screened on August 18th, 2011 at the 7th annual Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles .
HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 30-minutes or less.
“Night Window” – A burned out barfly tries to convince his former call girl companion to join him for one last memorable night.
Manuel Figueroa-Writer/Director Los Angeles raised writer/director Manuel Figueroa is a former Film Independent Project Involve Alumni (03) as a screenwriter and is the founder and director of the Highland Park Cinema Society, an organization dedicated to the exhibition of rare, obscure and overlooked films. He recently completed “Night Window” a modern noir short set in the seedy motels and back alleys of Hollywood. Manuel is currently developing “The Come Up” a half hour comedy set in the world of hip-hop for FUSE TV. Manuel is represented by United Talent Agency.
YESENIA HIGUERA-Producer/Editor Yesenia is a Film Independent Project Involve Alumni (05). Yesenia began her career managing projects in such Visual Effects heavy feature films as “Coronado” with Academy Award winning Post Production Supervisor Volker Engel and Producer Marc Weigert. She then continued her experience as an Editor working on a wide variety of commercials and music videos for Latino stars such as Sabado Gigante’s Don Francisco, Los Tigres del Norte, Kumbia Kings, Obie and Piolin. She later went on to edit the feature film, “The Art of Travel”, starring Christopher Masterson and edited the highest viewed Reality Television show on the Speed Channel “Set-Up”. In 2009 Yesenia was editor on the feature documentary film “The People Speak” produced by Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Chris Moore. The documentary is based on the work, “The People’s History of the United States”, of famed author and historian Howard Zinn. It stars Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Morgan Freeman, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Bruce Springsteen, PINK, Benjamin Bratt among others. “The People Speak aired on the History Channel on December 13th of 2009. Yesenia recently opened up The Hive (www.hivedoes.com), with partners Ben and Darron Price. The Hive is a boutique production and post-production facility that specializes in creative editorial and animated projects.