August 6, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND goes to Disneyland on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 9:30pm when it screens at the AMC Theater at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA as part of Indiefest USA. Richard Kraft will be attending. For more details: www.indiefestusa.com
KRAFTLAND goes wild as an Official Entry at the Wildwood by the Sea Film Festival at Wildwood, New Jersey... which is the "Doo Wop Capital of the World!" The festival runs from September 25-28, 2008. For more details: www.wildwoodbytheseafilmfest.com
Nicky Kraft, Richard Kraft, Stacey J. Aswad and Adam Shell will be attending the screening of FINDING KRAFTLAND at the Feel Good Film Festival at 3:00pm at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, August 23, 2008
July 30, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND will be screening on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 3pm at the Speilberg Screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA as an official selection at the Feel Good Film Festival. For more details: www.fgff.org
July 28, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND has been chosen as an Official Selection at the Estes Park Film Festival in Colorado. It will screen at 9pm on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Historic Park Theatre. For more details: www.estesparkfilm.com
July 12, 2008
Well, I guess we are in Kansas after all. FINDING KRAFTLAND has found its way as an Official Entry at the 8th Annual Kansas International Film Festival which runs from Sept. 19-25, 2008. For further info: www.kansasfilm.com.
July 10, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND has found it's way to a bunch of new film festivals with some really interesting names including the Feel Good Film Festival, The Black Earth Film Festival and the Landlocked Film Festival. On top of all of that, KRAFTLAND will be showing at the Disneyland Resort as part of Indie Fest USA!
KRAFTLAND has been chosen an Official Selection a the Feel Good Film Festival August 22-24, 2008 at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, CA. The Feel Good Film Festival is a non-profit film showcase encouraging the development, production, and distribution of short or feature length films with happy endings, that make audiences laugh, and that capture the beauty of our world. The winning projects will be entertaining, optimistic, humorous, or heartwarming and leave the audience feeling good. To make it even cooler, RainnWilson will be presenting the awards. For further info: www.fgff.org.
KRAFTLAND will be landlocked in Iowa City, IA at the Landlocked Film Festival August 21-24, 2008. Further info: www.LLFF.org
June 7, 2008
The City of Brotherly Love has found KRAFTLAND. FINDING KRAFTLAND has been chosen as an Official Selection at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. The film screens at 7:55pm on Friday, June 27, 2008. For more information: www.philadelphiaindependentfilmfestival.com.
May 27, 2008
Holy Tupelo! FINDING KRAFTLAND won 1st Place for Best Documentary at the 2008 Tupelo Film Festival in Mississippi which ran from May 15-17.
May 22, 2008
Yee-Haw!! FINDING KRAFTLAND finds inspiration as an Official Selecton at the 2008 Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival in Houston, TX which runs from August 7-9, 2008 For more information: www.bciff.com
May 20, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND has found its way as an Official Selection at the Long Island International Film Expo. The film screens on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 2pm. For more information: http://www.liifilmexpo.org
May 14, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND has landed as an Official Selection at the Tallahassee Film Festival where the film will screen at 10:30pm at the FSU Student Life Cinema on Friday, May 16, 2008. It was picked as one of the five films really worth seeing at Tallahassee.com which says, "Hollywood music agent Richard Kraft (he represents Danny Elfman and many others) is a man obsessed. His house is a museum crammed with toys, kitsch, movie memorabilia, junk and lord knows what else. Kraft lives his life as a 10-year-old on a big-time sugar high." For further info: www.tallahasseefilmfestival.com
May 7, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND found another prize when it won the Final Cut Award at the Lake Havasu international Film Festival. The film ran on Sunday, April 6, 2008.
April 22, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND won First Prize in the Documentary Film Category at the 13th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival in Asheville, NC.
April 14, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND has hit a sweet spot at the Sweet Auburn International Film Festival in Atlanta GA. The festival celebrates various cultures in motion. The film will screen on Friday, May 9 at 5pm at the Auburn Avenue Library. For more information: www.sweetauburn.bside.com
April 11, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND used Google to look up where Tupelo is located because KRAFTLAND has become an Official Selection at the 2008 Tupelo Film Festival. We discovered it is in Mississippi and was the birthplace of Elvis! The festival runs from May 15-17. For more information: www.tupelo.net/filmfest/index
April 7, 2008
Richard and Nicky Kraft were recently interviewed by Josh Armstrong for the Conversational Ball website.
We are very pleased to announce that FINDING KRAFTLAND won Best Documentary at the 2008 Phoenix Film Festival. http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.org/pages/
March 20, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND has been nominated for both Best Feature Film and Best Editing (Adam Shell) at the 2008 Sacramento International Film Festival. The film screens on Friday, April 4 at 7pm at the 24th Street Theatre. The awards will be announced April 6, 2008.
FINDING KRAFTLAND will be screening at the 2008 Palm Beach International Film Festival on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 12pm at the Sunrise Cinemas at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, FL. For more details: www.pbifilmfest.org/index.html
KRAFTLAND will be experiencing La Dolce Vita as it unspools as an official selection at the 4th Annual Biografilm Festival - International Celebration of Lives in Bologna, Italy. The festival runs from June 11-15, 2008. This is yet another international stop for KRAFTLAND which has played in Spain, China, Australia, Wales, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Turks & Caicos. For more information: www.biografilm.it/2008/home.php
March 18, 2008
Jason Carney, Festival Director of the Phoenix Film Festival posted a blog regarding KRAFTLAND in which he states:
I'm not going to try to explain to you what the documentary, Finding Kraftland is about, you'll have to check the synopsis on the Phoenix Film Fest site. I'm also not going to write a review, I leave that to the pros like Colin Boyd over at BigPictureRadio.com.
I'll just tell you that I love Finding Kraftland. Why? I can't pinpoint it, but I love it. I don't know if it's the sentimentality of all the great stuff that Richard Kraft has collected, Richard's dynamic personality or the great relationship he has with his son, but this film pulled me right in from the beginning. Watching this film is like a rollercoaster, you have no idea what you're getting into, but it's a zany fun ride. And unlike a roller coaster, it won't make you throw up. It even has a music number smack dab in the middle. Like I said, ZANY.
My advice is to check this one out. Let's be honest, I'm going to tell you to check out all of the films.
KRAFTLAND also received a not-so-glowing review on a blog by Sara Schieron in which she states:
When owning the western world's largest collection of pop-culture relics isn't enough
If you appreciate post-war pop-culture collectibles and you don't mind vanity projects about celebrity agents (featuring their fabulous clientele, of course), then Finding Kraftland will be great fun for you. However, if you're looking for more than a birthday video re-adjusted to feature some sincere family tidbits (stored haphazardly at the end of the film) then you might not like it so much.
Richard Kraft is a fantastically successful composer's agent. More than simply good at his work, he's popular among his clientele, which includes the likes of Danny Elfman, John Ottman and Alan Menken. His success in the field has made it possible for him to indulge every latent desire he's had since childhood. His home is a museum (hence "Kraftland") of post-war consumer memorabilia. TV dinners, vintage boxes of KFC, a people-mover trolley from Disneyland and novelty shampoo bottles line the walls of his home. Tidy as an archive, the density of collectibles in the home is almost overwhelming and I found myself scanning the layout of each room in hopes of finding everyday items like clothing.
Structured around the categories of collectibles in this eBay addict's wet dream, Finding Kraftland is at least well mannered enough to offer us a tour guide. Explaining the racist song printed on the KFC box, and bathing with the novelty shampoos is a pretty, lightweight hostess (Stacey Aswad). With her help Finding Kraftland ends up looking less like a documentary and more like a hollow L.A. morning show. Had the filmmakers chosen to gently restructure the film, presenting the family homage as a frame story as opposed to a touching addendum, perhaps the film would have a clearer sense of purpose. As it stands, we don't even learn the film was made to play at the extravagant birthday party of Richard Kraft and his son Nicky until the last 10 minutes of the film. By that point, you've spent an hour waiting for a purpose and you want something a little more compelling than "it's a birthday movie."
Interesting as a catalogue of one man's collection of pop-culture memorabilia, Finding Kraftland doesn't really stretch to become anything more.
March 15, 2008
FINDING KRAFTLAND left its heart in San Francisco where Richard and Nicky Kraft, Adam Shell and Stacey J. Aswad had the time of their lives at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival followed by a triumphant screening at Pixar. The Pixar folks were beyond amazing. New BFF Adrienne Ranft lead the Pixar gang of genuinely kind, fun and wonderful new buddies. We were treated to an amazing tour of Pixar and got to rattle off a billion geeky questions. For one phenominal day, Kraftland became Pixarland.
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February 26, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND got reviewed at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival at http://jasonwatchesmovies.blogspot.com/
February 25, 2007
Oy! Get ready for more hanging chads as KRAFTLAND finds Palm Beach, Florida, home of the butterfly ballot. FINDING KRAFTLAND has been selected for the Palm Beach International Film Festival which takes place April 10 - April 17, 2008. For further information: www.pbifilmfest.org
February 18, 2008
KRAFTLAND and Graceland will find each other at 1pm on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the On Location:Memphis International Film Festival. For further information: www.onlocationmemphis.org
February 6, 2008
KRAFTLAND finds Graceland. FINDING KRAFTLAND has been selected for the Memphis Film Festival March 27-30, 2008. For further information: www.onlocationmemphis.org
KRAFTLAND is has also been selected for the Los Angeles United Film Festival on Sunday, April 20, 2008.
For further information: www.launitedfest.com
FINDING KRAFTLAND was also reviewed by THE EVENING CLASS for the upcoming San Francisco Independent Film Festival.
January 29, 2007
By the time KRAFTLAND gets to Phoenix we will be in another festival. FINDING KRAFTLAND was chosen as an official entry at the Phoenix Film Festival which runs from April 3 - April 10, 2008. For further information: www.phoenixfilmfestival.org.
Richard Kraft, Adam Shell and Stacey J. Aswad will be attending screenings of FINDING KRAFTLAND at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival at 5pm on Friday February 15, 2008 and 2:45pm on Sunday, February 17 at the Victoria Theater,2961 16th Street at Mission San Francisco, CA. On their website description of the film the festival manages to call Richard Kraft "self-absorbed," "rowdy," and "narcissistic" while making reference to his "ego-driven exploits." Yikes. For further information: http://www.sfindie.com.
There will a special screening employees' screening of KRAFTLAND at Pixar Studios at noon on February 18, 2008. Richard and Nicky Kraft as well as Adam Shell and Stacey Aswad are planning on attending and having the time of their self-absorbed, rowdy, narcissistic, ego-driven lives.
January 15, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND will find a sack of momentos at the Sacramento International Film Festival which runs from March 29-April 6, 2008 . For more information: www.sacramentofilmfestival.com
December 26, 2007
Screening times for FINDING KRAFTLAND at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival have been set for 5pm on Friday February 15, 2008 and 2:45pm for Sunday, February 17. For further information: http://www.sfindie.com
December 12, 2007
KRAFTLAND will be leaving its heart in San Francisco at the 10th Annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival from February 7-19, 2008. For more details: www.sfindie.com
December 11, 2007
KRAFTLAND invades China!! FINDING KRAFTLAND has been officially selected for the New Beijing International Movie Festival from December 17-23, 2007 with Chinese subtitles! In their acceptance letter they commented, "FINDING KRAFTLAND is an official selection that stands up well against all the others in the long documentary category that we’ve received, and is a good sight better than the soulless commercial crap that usually plays in mainstream Chinese theaters." For further details: www.beijingfilmfest.org
December 10, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND was picked a Top Five Favorite among the Audience Choice Awards at the Port Townsend Film Festival in Washington State.
December 4, 2007
It's a jolly holiday when FINDING KRAFTLAND sails off to England for the International Film Festival in Ramda Tamworth, UK. from June 10-13, 2008. For more details www.amritsa.com
December 2, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND won the Creative Spirit Award at the 8th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival which was presented at the Milagro Award Show in front of 500 guests including Shirley MacLaine and Ali MacGraw. Both Richard Kraft and Adam Shell missed the Award Show because they were lame and didn't know it was taking place. They were napping at the hotel instead. The Award was presented to them the next day.
(For more pictures, visit the Film Festival Gallery)
November 21, 2007
Richard Kraft was interviewed at the premiere of ENCHANTED by LaughingPlace.com.
November 4, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND will be screening twice at the 8th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival in New Mexico. First at noon on Friday, November 30, 2007, and then at 8:15pm on Sunday, December 2, 2007. Both screenings will be at Tipton Hall. For more information: www.santafefilmfestival.com.
October 26, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND finds the Dominican Republic at the 2007 Dominican International Film Festival at Sun Village Resort & Spa in Puerto Plata, DR from November 8th-11th, 2007. For further information: www.DIFF07.com
October 24, 2007
Who says you can never go home? Richard Kraft had a happy homecoming in Bakersfield at the Kern Projections Film Festival where FINDING KRAFTLAND screened for a number of his former high school classmates and his 6th grade teacher. Joining in the fun and Basque food afterwards were Stacey Aswad and Adam Shell.
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October 20, 2007
Ain't ya glad you got a dream called Santa Fe? FINDING KRAFTLAND does as an Official Selection at the 8th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival from November 28-December 2, 2007. For further details: www.santafefilmfestival.com
October 13, 2007
The screening information forFINDING KRAFTLAND at the Santa Clarita ValleyFilm Festival has been announced. It is Saturday, November 3, 2007at 7:45pm at the Repertory East Playhouse located at 24266 San Fernando Road in Santa Clarita. For more information:www.scvfilmfestival.com
October 7, 2007
Film Festival Fever has found Kraftland. Stacey Aswad, Adam Shell and Richard and Nicky Kraft have hit the festival circuit hardcore.
First was the Central Florida Film Festival where we won Best Documentary. Stacey and Richard were interviewed on the local radio station at the butt-crack of dawn. Later, Nicky joined Stacey and Richard on the local Fox TV morning news. Despite being completely brain dead, a good time was had by all. The festival itself was fantastic. Making it even greater was our stay at Disney World where we could watch Stacey 24/7 on the in-house channel in our hotel room at the Grand Floridian. Stacey was mobbed throughout our stay by fans in the park.
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It was back to California where several Disney fans joined us at the Temecula Film Festival. Lots of nice folks and two well-received screenings.
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Our next stop was the San Diego International Film Festival where are second screening was followed by a reception at the Chuck Jones Gallery in Old Town San Diego. We made several new friends at the festival.
|(For more pictures, visit the Film Festival Gallery)|
Most recently was our Los Angeles film festival premiere at the Cinema City Film Festival at Universal Studios City Walk. It was our best screening yet. Dozens of members of the Disney fansite, MiceAge, joined us for a V.I.P. after party. Nicky, Stacey, Adam and Richard got to walk the red carpet. The event was honoring our favorite charity, Pamper Me Pink, so things couldn't have been sweeter.
|(For more pictures, visit the Film Festival Gallery)|
October 4, 2007
KRAFTLAND continues to find its way on the festival circuit. It has been chosen as an official selection at the 3rd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival in California. The festival runs from Nov. 1-4. For more details: www.scvfilmfestival.com
September 24, 2007
After receiving 90 submissions into the FIND YOUR WAY TO KRAFTLAND essay contest at Miceage.com, Richard struggled to select the winners. So in true Kraftland style of excess, Richard Kraft decided to make everyone who entered a winner and give them all prizes. For more details http://www.miceage.com/kraftland/
September 22, 2007
KRAFTLAND finds its way home!! Richard Kraft will be returning to his hometown of Bakersfield, California where FINDING KRAFTLAND has been chosen as an offical selection at the Kern Projections Film Festival on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 1pm at the Spotlight Theater. For further information: http://www.kernprojections.com
September 18, 2007
KRAFTLAND will be whistling Dixie in Athens, GA as an Official Selection at the 2nd Annual Dixie Film Festival October 12-13. For more information: http://dixiefilmfest.com
September 17, 2007
Chuck Amuck - The Chuck Jones Gallery in Old Town San Diego will be hosting a cocktail party following the Friday, September 28, 2007 screening of FINDING KRAFTLAND at the San Diego Film Festival at the Pacific Gaslamp 15 - Theatre #8. The film is at 5pm, the party at 7pm. If you would like to attend the cocktail party, please contact us at Kraftlandtix@aol.com. The film will also screen at 5pm on Thursday, September 27. Richard Kraft, Adam Shell and Stacey Aswad plan on attending both screenings and the party. For details on the festival go to www.sdff.org. For information on the Chuck Jones Gallery go to www.chuckjones.com/galleries.php
Finding a cure. Kraft-Engel Management and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will be hosting an after party following the Los Angeles premiere of FINDING KRAFTLAND as the Closing Night Film at the Cinema City International Film Festival on September 30. Red carpet arrivals will be at 4:30, the film screens at 5pm and the after party will be at 7 at the AMC Universal Cineplex, Universal Studios City Walk. The event will be to honor Pamper Me Pink benefiting the Pediatric IBD Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Richard and Nicky Kraft will be joining Adam Shell and Stacey Aswad at the premiere. For more information about the screening: www.cciff.com
Film Score Monthly is sponsoring a FINDING KRAFTLAND Scavenger Hunt contest for its readers. Prizes include autographed CD swag bags, tickets to the Los Angeles film festival premiere at the Cinema City International Film Festival and V.I.P. passes to the after party. Details can be found at www.filmscoremonthly.com/articles/2007/16_Sep---Film_Score_Friday.asp
FINDING KRAFTLAND has been selected to screen at a number of upcoming festivals including the 18th Annual New Orleans Film Festival from October 11-18, 2007. For details: www.neworleansfilmfest.com. It has also been chosen for the 2nd Annual Tacoma Film Festival from October 4-11, 2007. For details: www.TacomaFilmFestival.com. The 8th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival in Washington on September 29 at 3:00pm at the Pope Theatre. For details: www.ptfilmfest.com. The Turks & Caicos International Film Festival from October 16-21. For more information: www.turksandcaicosfilmfestival.com. The Everglades International Film Festival in Dargle, South Africa from September 24-September 29. For more details http://www.amritsa.com/ev1.htm
September 10, 2007
The Disney fansite, MiceAge is running a FIND YOUR WAY TO KRAFTLAND contest in conjuntion with the Cinema City Film Festival at Universal Studios City Walk on September 30, 2007 at 5pm. For information on the contest: http://miceage.com/kraftland/
The filmmusic site, SoundtrackNet, is running a FINDING KRAFTLAND: GET IN THE ACT contest for the same festival. For more information on that contest: http://www.soundtrack.net/contest/?id=findingkraftland
Prizes for both contests include tickets to the Los Angeles Premiere of the film at the Cinema City Film Festival, tickets to the after party and a Krafland swag bag. For more information on the film festival: www.cciff.com
September 3, 2007
Team Kraftland had a magical time at Disney World where we won Best Documentary at the Central Florida Film Festival. More details to follow soon.
August 30, 2007
Richard Kraft was interviewed in today's Orlando Sentinel regarding FINDING KRAFTLAND. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_movies_blog/2007/08/richard-kraft-f.html.
Richard and Nicky Kraft along with Stacey Aswad will be appearing live tomorrow at 6:45 a.m. EST on Fox TV 35 (Kissimmee, FL) to discuss FINDING KRAFTLAND at the Central Florida Film Festival.
August 23, 2007
KRAFTLAND got a fantastic mention on the Warren Report blog. Really love it because Nicky is referred to as "fetching".
August 22, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND sails into San Diego for the 2007 San Diego Film Festival. It will be screening at the Pacific Gaslamp 15 Theatre on Thursday, September 27 at 5:00 p.m. and Friday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m. For more information: www.sdff.org
August 21, 2007
KRAFTLAND wins at the River's Edge!! Our film won the Juror's Award at the 3rd Annual River's Edge Film Festival. Nicky, Richard and host Stacey Aswad were able to attend the screenings in Paducah, Kentucky and had a ridiculously good time. It was a nice festival run by really kind folks... we were even treated to a yummy steak dinner by the head of tourisim. The only regret was that Nicky turned down an opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the local baseball game.
August 13, 2007
Had an insanely good time at the Warren Report screening of FINDING KRAFTLAND at the Seattle Museum of Art. The audience was particularly smart and asked great questions. Quite a few readers of the Disney fan site MiceAge came in for the screening. The folks who run the Warren Report (Warren Etheredge and Emily Resling) are insanely creative, spirited and kind. Warren and Richard Kraft had an impromptu "Name every film scored by Jerry Goldsmith contest... Richard won by two titles (collectively, they named every film except 14 titles... damn you, "Along Came a Spider"!!!)
The big news is that the Warren Report is going to be be hosting a very special screening of FINDING KRAFTLAND in Portland, OR. on Saturday, March 1, 2008!! This will be on Richard's birthday... and at the stroke of midnight, at the afterparty, Nicky Kraft will be turning 18!! What an insanely great way to celebrate. Details regarding the screening will be available later at www.thewarrenreport.com.
August 7, 2007
A detailed inverview with Richard Kraft regarding FINDING KRAFTLAND appears on the Disney fan website, Miceage at http://miceage.com/guest/gu080607a.htm
July 31, 2007
KRAFTLANDgoes Hollywood.. and beyond!!
FINDING KRAFTLAND will have it's Los Angeles debut at the Cinema City International Film Festival at Universal Studio's CityWalk September 25 - September 30, 2007. For screening times and info: www.cciff.com
The film has also been been officially accepted at the 13th Annual Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival which takes place from Sept. 12-16 in Temecula, CA. The screenings will take place at the Movie Experience at Tower Plaza. For more information and screening times: www.tviff.com
It will also be playing at the the River's Edge Film Festival in Paducah, Kentucky. The first screening will be at Maiden Alley Cinema, Saturday, August 17 at 4:30 p.m. The second screening will be at Yeiser Art Center on Saturday, August 18 at 12:30 p.m.. For more details: www.riversedgefilmfestival.com.
And, as previously announced, as a part of a series of special screenings presented by The Warren Report,FINDING KRAFTLANDwillscreen as a Special Event at the Seattle Art Museum, 100 University Street, Seattle, Washington on Friday, August 10, 2007 at 7pm. Richard and Nicky Kraft are planning on attending. For more information: www.seattle.thewarrenreport.com
It has also been chosen as an official selection at the 2nd Annual Central Florida Film Festival in Kissimmee, Florida. The first screening is at 7pm at the Main Auditorium at the Osceola Center for the Arts on Friday, August 31, 2007. It screens again on Sunday, September 2, 2007 at 4:30pm at the Small Theatre at the Osceola Center for the Arts. Both Richard and Nicky Kraft are planning on attending both screenings. For more info: www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com
July 23, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND had its first international screening in Ubeda, Spain in front of hundreds of enthusiastic film music fans. It was a hit mas grande. The outstanding subtitling job was by Teresa Kennedy who managed to find the perfect words in Spanish to convey "Vomit Comet" and "Bigfoot's Dick."
At the film festival Richard Kraft won the "Jerry GoldSpirit Award" named after Jerry Goldsmith. It was for Kraft's contributions to film music over the years.
|Richard and Nicky with their "Jerry"||Richard accepts the GoldSpirit Award|
|Richard with a bunch of fans. (For more pictures, visit the Film Festival Gallery)|
July 14, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND inches towards Disney World. We have been chosen as an official selection at the 2nd Annual Central Florida Film Festival in Kissimmee, Florida. The first screening is at 7pm at the Main Auditorium at the Osceola Center for the Arts on Friday, August 31, 2007. It screens again on Sunday, September 2, 2007 at 4:30pm at the Small Theatre at the Osceola Center for the Arts. Both Richard and Nicky Kraft are planning on attending both screenings. For more info: www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com
KRAFTLAND reaches for the moon. FINDING KRAFTLAND has been selected as a finalist at the 2007 Moondance International Film Festival to be held September 7-9 at the Univeral Studios CIty Walk in Hollywood, California. For more details: www.moondancefilmfestival.com
KRAFTLAND gets arty. As part of a series of special screenings presented by The Warren Report,FINDING KRAFTLANDwillscreen as a Special Event at the Seattle Art Museum, 100 University Street, Seattle, Washington on Friday, August 10, 2007 at 7pm. Richard and Nicky Kraft are planning on attending. For more information: www.seattle.thewarrenreport.com
KRAFTLAND hits the River's Edge. FINDING KRAFTLAND has been chosen as an official selection at the River's Edge Film Festival in Illinois. The festival takes place from August 16-19. For more details: www.riversedgefilmfestival.com
July 11, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND finds Florida. We have been chosen as an Official Selection of the 2007 Independents' Film Festival (IFF) showcase in Hillsborough County, Florida in September.
July 7, 2007
Stacey J. Aswad, FINDING KRAFTLAND's hyper-energetic host has recently been profiled at Mouseplanet.com with references to KRAFTLAND. Stacey is currently the on-court host of the L.A. Sparks! There is also a profile on this human exclaimation point at the St. Petersburg Times.
June 12, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND has won "Honorable Mention, Film" at the Accolade Competition, in the categories of: Creativity/Originality, Editing, Humor/Humorist, and Viewer Impact: Entertainment Value.
May 18, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND has won its first honor!!! It received the Audience Award as best film at the Rainier Independent Film Festival. It was a fantastic fest in beautiful Washington state. Nicky and his Oregon gang were able to join in on the fun, including getting a bear carved out of a tree stub with a chainsaw. The film screened in a yurt (look it up!). Certainly a first for KRAFTLAND. Everyone associated with the festival was incredibly nice. And winning this award was the cherry on the cake of a fantastic adventure at the base of Mt. Rainier.
May 10, 2007
Ain't it cool that FINDING KRAFTLAND is featured on the uber-geek website, Ain't It Cool News. Among the various kind things mentioned in the article are, "At the heart of this documentary is the story about a father's love for his son..,their experiences together hallmark a relationship that is a s inspirational as it is meritorious." It goes on to say, "It's a film about life and why it's imperative to love it."
May 10, 2007
KRAFTLAND goes Geek!! The current issue of Geek Monthly hit newstands with a feature on FINDING KRAFTLAND.
April 29, 2007
Watch out Michael Moore, KRAFTLAND is heading to Flint, MI. The film has been chosen for the 4th Annual Flint Film Festival which runs from May 17-20, 2007. For more info: www.flintfilmfest.com.
April 27, 2007
Ole', FINDING KRAFTLAND goes international as it unfurls at two film music festivals in Spain this summer.
KRAFTLAND will screen at Soncinemad 2007 in Madrid, Spain. The festival, which runs from June 29 through July 1, 2007 will be honoring composer Alan Silvestri and will be featuring a symphonic concert of of his works. Composer Christopher Young is president of this year's event. For more info: http://www.soncinemad.com.
KRAFTLAND will also be screening at the International Film Music Conference in Úbeda, Spain. That festivalcelebrates its third edition from July 19-22, 2007. Featured guests include composers John Powell, John Debney, David Arnold, Javier Navarrete, Bruce Broughton, Rogue Banos and Pascal Gaigne. For more info: http://congreso.bsospirit.com
In addition FINDING KRAFTLAND will make its South Africian debut at theEverglades International Film Festival. The festival runs from Sept 1-7, 2007. www.amritsa.com.
FINDING KRAFTLAND has also been chosen to for the 10th Annual Montclair International Film Festival in New Jersey. That festival runs from May 17-20, 2007. Information can be found at www.montclairfilmfestival.com.
April 19, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND found its way into the Top Ten Films in America Film Festival in Virginia. It screened today, April 19, 2007. for more info: Galax, Virginia home of the Galax Fiddlers Convention.
April 2, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND has been selected as an official entry at the Rainer Independent Film Festival in Washington. It will screen on Saturday, May 5th at 6:30pm with a repeat screening on Sunday, May 6th at a time to be determined.
March 28, 2007
Richard Kraft will be speaking on the Film Music Composition Seminar at the 2007 Newport Beach Film Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 12:00pm. A screening of FINDING KRAFTLAND will follow at 1:30pm. Both events will take place at the Edwards Island Cinema- Fashion Square. Detail about the festival can be found at www.newportbeachfilmfest.com
The screening dates and time for FINDING KRAFTLAND at the 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Film Fesitval have been set for Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 9:00pm and Sunday, April 15, 2007 at 4:00pm at the Hollywood Theater. The screening on Satuday, April 14 follows a day-long tribute to John Lasseter which includes the premiere of the documentary, THE PIXAR STORY, a screening of Pixar Shorts, a Pixar Storyteller Panel and a Tribute to John Lasseter Gala. Both screenings of FINDING KRAFTLAND are being Supported by Nancy and John Lasseter. For more information: www.sonomafilmfest.org
March 15, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND will soar into three more film festivals.
On April 7, 2007 at 10am and April 8, 2007 at 8pm it will screen at the Oxford International Film Festival in Ohio. http://www.oxfordfilms.com/oiff
KRAFTLAND will make it's international premiere in Wales at the Swansea Film Festival on Wed, June 6, 2007. http://www.swanseafilmfestival.com/
It has also been chosen for the Newport Beach Film Festival in California during their festival which runs from April 19, 2007-April 26, 2007. http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/
In addition to these showings the film will also screen at the previously announced Sonoma Valley Film Festival in California on Saturday, April 14, 2007 http://www.sonomafilmfest.org. For a rundown of the festival, click here!
February 17, 2007
An article about Richard, Nicky and FINDING KRAFTLAND will appear in the Feb. 19th edition of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. You can read the full article by clicking here.
February 7, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND has been selected to screen at the 2007 Sonoma Valley Film Festival on Saturday, April 14, 2007. The screening will proceed the fest's tribute to Pixar's JOHN LASSETER that evening.
Based on the reaction to the World Premiere of KRAFTLAND at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara Film Festival, program directors of the Sonoma Valley Film Festival in Northern California have added FINDING KRAFTLAND to their line-up.
Past participants in the Sonoma Valley Film Festival include Alexander Payne, Bruce Willis, Danny Glover, Blythe Danner, Jon Favreau, Mark Romanek, Jena Malone, Agnieska Holland, Tony Shalhoub, Radha Mitchell, Saul Zaentz, Joe Pantoliano, Robert Forster, Rachel Leigh Cooke, Jeremy Piven, and Robin Williams.
January 29, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND had its second screening at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The reaction from the audience was tremendous. The Q&A session with Adam Shell, Stacey Aswad, Richard and Nicky Kraft was filled with quite a lot of goofy fun and laughter.
|Adam, Nicky and Richard|
|Adam, Nicky, Richard, Stacy and a slew of friends and fans|
January 28, 2007
Richard and Adam were interviewed by Santa Barbara Edhat, just before the premiere of FINDING KRAFTLAND. The video is now up, so check it out:
January 27, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND makes its World Premiere at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It plays to a packed-house and is a huge success. Halfway through the screening the fire alarm went off in the theatre. The entire audience remained in their seats, opting to risk being roasted to death than miss the remainder of the film! After the film, filmmakers Adam Shell and Richard Kraft were joined by Nicky Kraft and host Stacey J. Aswad in a Q&A session.
|Marla, Nicky and Richard||Nicky, Richard, Stacey and Adam|
January 11, 2007
The screening schedule for FINDING KRAFTLAND has been announced for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival!
For more information, visit http://www.sbfilmfestival.org
January 5, 2007
FINDING KRAFTLAND has been selected to make its World Premiere at the 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, January 27! It will be one of 22 features making their world debuts at the 22nd annual event. Others include George Kinckenlooper's FACTORY GIRL, Michael Apted's AMAZING GRACE, and Joel Schumacher's THE NUMBER 23. The festival will also be honoring Will Smith, Bill Condon, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker and Al Gore.
March 25, 2006
FINDING KRAFTLAND holds its Cast and Crew screening at Nicky Kraft's Sweet 16th and Richard Kraft's Sour 45th Birthday party at Paramount Studios. Instead of gifts, the 750 guests made donations to PAMPER ME PINK raising over $20,000 for the IBD Center at Cedars-Sinai in memory of Richard's brother and Nicky's uncle, David Kraft.