From Hollywood, this years Action On Film International Film Festival sees 2 new mind-bending films by award winning Australian filmmaker, Stan Harrington in a collaborative effort with Award-Winning, Austrian Performance Artist, Ursula Maria.
Aussie director/filmmaker, Stan Harrington and Austrian Performance Artist, Ursula Maria have collaborated on the new movie “Imag-In” which tells the story of a dancer’s journey into her fantasy as she imagines her scene late one night in a darkened theater. The film will be screened together with, “Perception”, another Harrington feature which focuses on the imagination and also features the talents of Ursula Maria. “Ursula Maria is the kind of performer director’s dream of directing”, says Harrington. “It’s not just her relentless desire for perfection but also her malleability and desire to deliver exactly the performance the director had conceived. Her almost obsessive attention to detail and specificity in the characters she develops is a measure of her artistry”. Making the best use of her talents, Imag-in, which Harrington and Maria co-wrote and Maria choreographed, cleverly uses only music, dance and the performing talents of Maria to tell the story…there is no dialogue at all. (www.facebook.com/imaginmovie)
Born, Ursula Maria Windhager in Linz in Austria, Ursula began performing at the young age of 13. She is an award winning performing artist, who is also a trained dancer, specializing in Jazz-dance, Hip Hop and Ballet. Ursula began teaching dance classes and then moved on to becoming a successful performing artist and model in Vienna, Austria at the age of only 16. Her big break came when she was chosen as a finalist in a Nike women’s dance contest and successfully auditioned for “Broadway Connection” performing arts school. Upon also getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater, Film and Media Studies, Ursula relocated to Los Angeles to study at the famous Stella Adler Academy of Acting, the illustrious home of actors such as Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, Selma Hayek and Benicio Del Toro.
Stan Harrington, born Stelios Georgiadis, hails from Melbourne and is a multi-award winning Producer, Writer and Director. He has produced and directed twelve award winning films and has authored “A Guerilla In The Midst”, a book on the art of independent filmmaking, published in 2007 by the Sundance Media Group and released at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in April of the same year. He is a sought after speaker on the subject of Acting, Writing, Directing and Filmmaking and has made countless appearances at conferences locally and abroad including The National Association Of Broadcasters (Las Vegas), The SEA Conferences (Los Angeles, Illinois), and Women In Film (Hollywood).
“Imag-in” and “Perception” will screen at the Kirkorian Theaters in this Years Action On Film International Film Festival in Monrovia on Saturday, August 18th at 7pm. ( www.aoffest.com) “Perception”, this year’s Golden Ace Winner at the Las Vegas International Film Festival also features well known celebrities Robert Pralgo, best known to audiences as Mayor Lockwood on “The Vampire Diaries’; RD Call (Babel, State of Grace) and Blythe Metz (The Craving Heart, Nightmare Man).
Look out for more incredible work from the beautiful and talented performing artist Ursula Maria!
You can check out more about Ursula Maria and Stan Harrington at:
AOF FEST: TIX and INFO: www.aoffest.com