Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shag Nation is Official Opening Film of Toronto Beaches Film Festival and Official Selection of Reel HeART Film Festival!!

Hey y'all!  In case you haven't been following along with our Facebook page, Shag Nation has gone global!  We have been selected to show in TWO MORE FILM FESTIVALS: The 1st Annual Toronto Beaches Film Festival  and 8th Annual ReelHeART Film Festival  -- both in Toronto, June 28-30th. Tickets are on sale now for Toronto Beaches -- $12 for 1 ticket or $20 for two. Admission to Shag Nation at the Palmerston Library for ReelHeART Film Fest? Two non-perishable food items per person. What a clever idea!

Time to show Canada what we Shaggers are all about!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Beaufort Int'l Film Festival 2012

This past weekend, Shag Nation premiered at the 6th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival in Beaufort, SC to an audience of family, friends, supporters, and Shaggers! Our film had more online ticket sales than any other film at BIFF!
Awards Ceremony
 Following the screening, The Beaufort Shag Club put on a spectacular demonstration of the Shag by their junior members as well as adults, including surprise guest, Queen of Shag, Ellen Taylor!
Beaufort Shag Club 
Serious skills!
Director Brittany Brothers with Ellen Taylor
Beaufort Shag Club
The Awards Ceremony was the following everning and, though Shag Nation did not take home any awards, the film that did win Best Documentary as well as Audience Choice, Awaken the Dragon by Charleston filmmaker Liz Oakley, is absolutely worth checking out. Very inspirational!

Thank you, Ron Tucker, Rebecca, and your entire festival team for putting on an outstanding festival and for making us feel so welcome!

Thanks, too, to Dave Olszewski and the Beaufort Shag Club for bringing the Shag to life on stage for our audience!

And an extra special THANK YOU to everyone who attended our screening and participated in the Q&A!

Here's hoping there will be many more festivals for us in the future!


Live Oak

Friday, February 10, 2012

One Week 'til Beaufort International Film Festival!

Hey Y'all!  Exactly ONE WEEK til Shag Nation screens at the Beaufort International Film Festival! Single tickets are available online for $5 at http://beaufortfilmfestival.eventbrite.com/Screening starts at 4:30pm, followed by a demonstration by the Beaufort Shag Club! Please join us at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Center for the Arts. 801 Carteret St., Beaufort, SC  29902

Can't wait to see y'all there!!