Continuing to capitalize on the success of SKYY Vodkaâ€™s SKYY Short Films Series, which commissions short films from talented directors with an independent spirit, SKYY Vodka premiered their two latest SKYY short films on www.SKYY.com: â€œFeather Pimento,â€ directed by Kevin Jordan (â€œSmiling Fish & Goat on Fireâ€), starring Brad Rowe (NBCâ€™s â€œThe 70â€™s,â€ â€œBillyâ€™s Hollywood Screen Kissâ€), and executive produced by Doug Liman (â€œSwingers,â€ â€œGoâ€) and â€œLayoverâ€ directed by Kandeyce Jorden, (â€œUndoneâ€) and written and executive produced by David Veloz (â€œPermanent Midnight,â€ â€œNatural Born Killersâ€). Los Angeles based Independent Media Inc., the commercial production company of record, produced both films.
A noir â€œwhodunit,â€ â€œFeather Pimentoâ€ features a gorgeous femme fatale being grilled by an ardent detective in search of her missing husband. When all the questions are asked and fingers are pointed, the only thing resolved is that nothing is, as it seems.
â€œLayover,â€ is a sexy and stylish short about a beautiful private investigator who is delivering evidence to a client. The people that she encounters fantasize about what she may or may not have to share.
â€œSKYY is a pioneer in blending art with product in the short film format and distributing this original, entertaining content to consumers via our website. We love supporting innovative, creative individuals who have a passion for filmmaking through our SKYY Cinema programs,” said Teresa Zepeda, SKYY Vodkaâ€™s Brand Director.
â€œFeather Pimentoâ€ and â€œLayoverâ€ are the fourth and fifth films respectively premiered by SKYY. SKYY premiered three short films previously: â€œMeeting Genevieve,â€ starring model/actress Claudia Schiffer and directed by Luis Mandoki (â€œAngel Eyesâ€), pitted fiancÃ©e vs. future-mother-in-law; â€œThe Wedding,â€ directed by OscarÂ® nominee Agnieszka Holland (â€œThe Third Miracle,â€ â€œEuropa Europaâ€), captures one perfect moment of longing and thoughts of â€œwhat if?â€; and â€œShaken not Stirred,â€ directed by David Veloz, explores the life of a single guy trying to get a date.
Also last year, under its SKYY Cinema platform, SKYY Vodka, a long-time supporter of independent film, launched the SKYY Vodka Short Film Awards. Joey Pantoliano (â€œSopranos,â€ â€œMementoâ€) hosted the star-studded event, which included the SKYY Spirits tribute, honoring Jennifer Jason Leigh (â€œThe Anniversary Partyâ€) for her independent spirit. The panel of jurors included director Doug Liman (â€œSwingers,â€ â€œGoâ€); director Luis Mandoki (â€œAngel Eyes,â€ â€œMessage in a Bottleâ€) and Graham Fuller (film writer-at-large for Interview Magazine).
Check out the shorts at the official Skyy Vodka web site .
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Posted on October 1, 2001 in News by Film Threat Staff
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