SFTV Summer Screening Series: The Birthday Cake

Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:00pm

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SFTV SUMMER SCREENING:

THE BIRTHDAY CAKE

 

LIVE Q&A w/ 

JIMMY GIANNOPOULOS | Director​/Co-Writer

DIOMEDES RAUL BERMUDEZ | Producer/Co​-Writer

SIENA OBERMAN | Producer​ 

Thursday, June 10th at 5 PM PT
RSVP HERE by 6/4

Starring: Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead, Red Riding Hood), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!, Trainspotting, August: Osage County), Val Kilmer (The Doors, The Saint, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas, “The Sopranos,” Medicine Man), Ashley Benson (Spring Breakers, “Pretty Little Liars,” Her Smell), Aldis Hodge (Hidden Figures, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Straight Outta Compton), Penn Badgley (Margin Call, “Gossip Girl,” “You”), Emory Cohen (Brooklyn, The Place Beyond the Pines, “The OA”), Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos,” Revolver, Shark Tale) and Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless,” Movie 43, The Rental)

On the 10th anniversary of his father’s death, Giovanni reluctantly accepts the task of bringing a cake to the home of his uncle, a mob boss, for a celebration. Just two hours into the night, Gio’s life is forever changed.

Join us to learn more about:
- The experience of directing a first feature film

- The writing process and how they took a beloved genre and gave it a modern twist

- Casting and working with an amazing group of actors

And MORE! Bring your questions! 

 

GUEST BIOS:

JIMMY GIANNOPOULOS | Director​ / Co-Writer

Jimmy Giannopoulos is a New York based director and producer. Jimmy was in a band, Lolawolf, with Zoe Kravitz for 6 years before pursuing his lifelong dream of directing a film. Jimmy has toured the world as a musician and producer. He has written records and collaborated with artists like Miley Cyrus, Jack Antonoff, Rae Sremmurd, A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Lily Allen, The Strokes and many more. He has also directed music videos starring Miley Cyrus, A$ AP ROCKY, Alia Shawkat, Karl Glusman, and Penn Badgley. All the while, honing his craft as a screenwriter, behind the camera and overall creative.

 

 

DIOMEDES RAUL BERMUDEZ | Producer/Co​-Writer

Diomedes Raul Bermudez is New York based writer and producer. Diomedes and hip-hop mogul, 50 Cent, recently sold their feature film, Tomorrow Today, to Starz and is now currently in development as a television series. In 2016, Diomedes Bermudez produced the feature film Chronically Metropolitan, starring The Birthday Cake collaborators, Shiloh Fernandez and Ashley Benson. Diomedes has also written and produced three music videos for punk rock legend, Iggy Pop. Last year, Diomedes premiered an MMA psychological thriller, Huracan, starring Yara Martinez and MMA Champion, Jorge Masvidal, at the Miami Film Festival.

 

SIENA OBERMAN | Producer​

Siena Oberman is a producer that grew up in Los Angeles and went to USC and LMU for film and business school, where she received a scholarship from the Red Cross for humanitarian leadership through media. She recently started Artemis Pictures, which was a part of Mainstream and is currently in post on The Birthday Cake, a twist on the mob genre starring Shiloh Fernandez, Emory Cohen, Ewan McGregor and Val Kilmer. She also Executive Produced Skin based on the Oscar winning short film directed by Guy Nattiv. Prior to Artemis she was a Development Executive at Yale Productions and interned for Paramount, Plan B, UTA, and IM Global. In 2019 she was awarded Diversity in Cannes Top 10 Women in Film to Watch.

 

 

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