April 19, 2014
Check out this article in MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE about NEIGHBORS as they look back at the New Filmmakers LA slate!!!
April 11, 2014
Check out the cool NEIGHBORS page on IMPERFECTU’S FILM FESTIVAL website!! Imperfectu is dedicated to film, art and gender studies and it was such an honor to screen at this wonderful festival!
February 19, 2014
We are proud to announce that NEIGHBORS is an official selection of the Queen City Black Film Festival in NY! If you are able to attend, please do!!!
This is a special festival designed to provide mentorships and filmmaking opportunities for urban youth.
NEIGHBORS will be screening on Thursday, February 20 at 4:30pm.
More information below!
November 15, 2013
NEIGHBORS is an OFFICIAL SELECTION of the Chinese American Film Festival! We are so honored to be a part of this festival that helps create collaboration and dialogue between the Chinese Film Market and the American Film Market!
August 2, 2013
We’re thrilled to announce we are the recipient of a Crystal Cactus Award for Best Trans Film at the Out in the Desert Film Festival! We are so honored and appreciative! This is a great honor.
July 26, 2013
We are thrilled to be a part of the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival!
May 24, 2013
NEIGHBORS is an OFFICIAL SELECTION OF NEW ZEALAND OUTTAKES FILM FESTIVAL!!!
We are so honored to be a part of this amazing festival!!!
January 17, 2013
We’re thrilled to be a part of this wonderful festival.
October 16, 2012
Neighbors is an Official Selection of the San Jose International Short Film Festival!
Neighbors is an official selection of the Baja International Film Festival!
Neighbors won two awards at the Burbank Int’l Film Festival.
Kelli Garner for Best Actress.
Neighbors for Best Short Film by a Women Director.
Separately, the music video Rachel directed, for the song “Space Tree,” won for Best Music Video.
Here is a link to the interview. Enjoy!
August 24, 2012
NEIGHBORS is an Official Selection of the Burbank Int’l Film Festival where it is nominated for BEST ACTRESS (Kelli Garner!!), BEST ACTOR (Edi Gathegi!!), BEST SHORT FILM and BEST DIRECTOR!
We will be screening on:
Friday September 7 at 7:00pm at the AMC Burbank Towne Center!!
We are so excited to be screening at the AMC and to be a part of the Burbank Film Festival!
August 23, 2012
NEIGHBORS is an Official Selection of New FilmmakersLA at the Sunset Gower Studios!! This is a super fun festival that happens once a month to feature new filmmakers.
We will be screening on:
Friday, Sept 21 at 6:00 pm at the Sunset Gower Studios
We are so excited to be a part of this festival! If you are in the LA area, please join us there!
August 19, 2012
Check out this lovely article about NEIGHBORS on Dueling Tampons! We are featured along side Wendy Finerman (FOREST GUMP)!
August 13, 2012
Neighbors Wins First Place for Alternative Spirit Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival
NEIGHBORS just won FIRST PLACE for the ALTERNATIVE SPIRIT AWARD at the RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!!
It was an amazing festival and we had an incredible time!! Thank you to all the wonderful cast, crew and supporters who helped make this award possible!!!
August 1, 2012
July 27, 2012
NEIGHBORS AND THE BURIED ARE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS OF THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!!!
NEIGHBORS and our very own Jonathan Pope Evans’ film, THE BURIED, will be screening at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in the same block on:
Thursday August 9, 4:00pm at the Vets
1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
We are really excited because Rhode Island is another Oscar qualifying festival!! If you live in Rhode Island and can join us for the screenings, we would love to see you there!!!
June 11, 2012
We are SO excited to be a part of this incredible festival and hope you will be able to join us there!! NEIGHBORS will be screening as part of the Strangers in a Strange Land program at 10:30am on Saturday, June 23 at the Camelot Theatres. We hope you will be able to join us there!!
We are so excited to be a part of this fantastic festival and hope that you will be able to join us there!! The fest is in August and more details are coming soon!!!
We are so honored to be a part of this incredible festival that will be screening in my home town!! NEIGHBORS will be screening on
Sunday July 15th, 12:15pm at Ritz East 2
Monday July 16th. 5:00pm at Ritz East 2
I am so excited to be screening at the Ritz!! The films I saw there inspired me to become a filmmaker!
We are so honored to be a part of this fantastic festival that will be screening in my home town!! NEIGHBORS will be screening in the Chapel at 11pm on June 23rd!! More details coming soon!!
The Nashville Film Festival was AMAZING! Our 5-year-old executive producer, Bela, joined me, as did Sugar Momma Donors, David and Rajita, Big Daddy Donor and Associate Producer, Sireesha, and Fat Lil Mama Donor, Lauren. It was SO wonderful to get to enjoy this festival with all of them! When we first arrived, we were so excited to see that NEIGHBORS was screening at the REGAL CINEMA!! Our poster was in a giant light box and it was so wonderful to be able to watch our film with an audience of people eating popcorn and lounging in stadium seating! NEIGHBORS opened for a really wonderful feature, SASSY PANTS, whose writer/director Coley Sohn was also in attendance.
The reception to NEIGHBORS was really wonderful. There was a trans man in the audience who told me that the film was incredibly special to him and that meant so much to me. And so many people came up to shake Bela’s hand and to tell her that she was a wonderful producer (which she is :)) Strangers approached us for days after our film screened to tell us how much they loved it and others asked how they could see it because they had heard so many wonderful things about it 🙂
The films at the festival were AMAZING. Artistic Director, Brian Owens, did such an amazing job of programming. I saw so many wonderful films and was truly honored to be among them. One of the best parts of the festival was how diverse the programming was — from documentaries to features to experimental films to shorts — the subject matter and genre of films was incredibly vast. We had a fabulous time and also had a chance to explore Nashville! It’s such a cool city and we were so happy to be there!
Capital City Film Festival was an awesome festival. I met a lot of incredible people and we had a fantastic reception to our film. Capital City really celebrates women filmmakers and NEIGHBORS was part of an entire block of films from the Directing Workshop for Women! Go CCFF for promoting so many women filmmakers!!
The festival itself was amazing with films from Sundance and Tribeca and culminated in a performance by LIGHTS to a sold out house that was AWESOME! It was a true honor to be a part of it!! Here are some great articles written about Neighbors from the fest:
August 17, 2011
YAH FOR THE AMAZING ROBIN LIPPIN!! She has been nominated for an ARTIOS Award by the Casting Society of America for NEIGHBORS!!!!!! YIPPPPEEEE FOR ROBIN!!!!!!
May 18, 2011
The DGA screening was a huge success! We had a sold out audience of 600 people! There was a great audience response and Hellin Kay of Champagne and Heels wrote a wonderful review of our film. Here’s an excerpt:
“Neighbors” directed by Rachel Goldberg, really blew me away, not only with the story line, art direction and pacing but also the cast which included Twilight alum Edi Gatheig in a surprising role along with Kelli Garner who plays the lead, “Maggie”.
Read the rest.
Here are some pictures from the evening:
More pictures here.
We had a wonderful reception on May 1st for the cast and crew screening of Neighbors. It was wonderful to be able to share the film with all the talented people who worked on it and the amazing sponsors who helped us make this special movie.
Pics to come!
April 4, 2011
Photos by Kat Marcinowski:
For more of Kat’s photos, go here.
Photos by Cooper Bates:
For more of Cooper’s photos from the shoot, go here.
Photos by Mary Gonzales:
For more of Mary’s photos from the shoot, go here.
June 6, 2010
The Epic-Glam Fundraiser, hosted by Jaime Becker and Sola Rose Mak of BeCause Events was an epic, rocking success. Jaime and Sola did a fabulous job, and anyone needing event planning, fund-raising parties and the like should hire them immediately! They are amazing! Anyone who was there can attest to that!!!
Candis Cayne was STUNNING and all the performers were FABULOUS!!! Check out our Stars of Epic Glam page to learn more about these amazing stars! The food was delicious, thanks to Pollen Catering, and the space was awesome, thanks to Cinespace. Learn more about them and all of our other wonderful sponsors at our Sponsor page.
We also have terrific pics from the party, courtesy of the phenomenally talented photographer Cooper Bates. A few are featured below. The rest can be seen here. Check them out and hire Cooper for all your photography needs!
Check out the full gallery.
May 15, 2010
Buy your tickets now for the Epic Glam Fundraiser, presented by Be CAUSE Events!
Epic Glam presented by Be Cause Events:
- VIP RECEPTION ($50) – 6pm-8pm – Catered by Pollen Catering and Sponsored Drinks
- REGULAR ADMISSION ($25 in advance/$35 at the door) – 8:30pm – 4am – Includes Epic Glam Performances and DJ Nelstar
- Phenomenal Live Auction including hotel stay in Cancun, theater tix and limo service, Drag Queen Makeover and Strip Pole Lessons and much more!!! Bring your checkbook!
Can’t make it to the party? You can still MAKE A DONATION!
All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law!
In addition you will receive my undying love and devotion (yes you can buy my love!!) and for certain levels of donations you will receive the following perks:
- SUGAR MOMMA — $5,000 + — Your own title card in film, Executive Producing Credit (in name only), special sneak previews and insider info, invitation to special screenings, signed poster of the film, signed copy of the film, 12 VIP tickets to Epic Glam.
- BIG DADDY — $1,000 + — Name on Big Daddy title card, Associate Producer Credit, special sneak previews and insider info, invitation to special screenings, signed poster of the film, signed copy of the film, 8 VIP tickets to Epic Glam.
- LIL MAMA — $500 + — Name on Lil Mama title card, special sneak previews and insider info, signed poster of the film, signed copy of the film, 4 VIP tickets to Epic Glam.
- LIL PAPA — $100 + — Name on Lil Papa title card, 2 VIP tickets to the Show and Tell Fundraising Event
All levels of donations are greatly appreciated!!!!