Flagstaff to host ‘From the Sky’ for festival #7

laurel bw 2014 croppedIan’s award-winning debut ‘From the Sky’ has been chosen as an official selection at the 11th annual Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. The festival focuses on bringing “socially conscious, environmentally aware, and outdoor adventure” films to this picturesque region in Arizona. ‘From the Sky’ will screen on Saturday, October 11th at 7:30PM. Click below for more details:

From the Sky | Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival Official Site


Ian interviewed by New York-based filmmaker


Writer/director Stephanie Gardner invited Ian and ‘From The Sky’ to be featured in her column at PCP Media after she saw the film at the 2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival. The article includes a write-up on ‘From the Sky’ and conversation about Ian’s inspiration, creative process, and what he hopes people take away from the film. Follow the link for more:

Through the Frame of Ian Ebright’s ‘From the Sky’


‘From the Sky’ Nominated for Annual Casting Award


The Casting Society of America has nominated Stephen Salamunovich for his work with writer/director Ian Ebright and producer Jess Grant in casting ‘From the Sky.’ Salamunovich is a Seattle-based casting director with credits including ‘The Details’ (Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Linney) and ’21 & Over.’ The nomination places ‘From the Sky’ as one of five short films in the race for the 2014 Excellence in Casting award. The film stars Maz Siam (Argo, The Mindy Project, Scandal), Mohamad Tamimi, Steven Soro, and Georges Chalhoub.

The winner will be announced before the end of the year at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.


‘From the Sky’ to screen in Colorado at Moondance Int’l FF

2014finalistlaurels_web‘From the Sky’ has been selected as a finalist/official selection at the 15th annual Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, CO.  Ian’s debut will screen with other cinematic works
on Friday, September 26th at 8:40PM in the Executive Boardroom of the historic Hotel Boulderado. For ticketing and more information, follow the link below.

Moondance International Film Festival website


‘From the Sky’ returns to California for two more festivals


Ian Ebright’s award-winning debut is headed back to The Golden State following the film’s world premiere last April at the Newport Beach Film Festival. ‘From the Sky’ is an Official Selection at Awareness Festival and Wine Country Film Festival in the month of September, and will screen for each event on Sunday, September 21st.

Awareness Festival will host the film’s L.A. premiere at the historic Bay Club in Santa Monica at 4PM on Sunday, September 21st. The screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring the entire cast (Maz Siam, Mohamad Tamimi, Steven Soro, Georges Chalhoub), producer Jess Grant, and Ian. Tickets and venue info: Awareness Festival

Also on September 21st, ‘From the Sky’ will screen in Sonoma County at the 28th annual Wine Country Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the region. Those within reach can catch the film at 1pm at The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space: 9900 Sonoma Hwy. Kenwood, CA 95452. The Wine Country Film Festival official website has more on the film and will be selling tickets soon: WCFF 2014


‘From the Sky’ wins International Humanitarian Award at RIIFF 2014


‘From the Sky’ took home the International Humanitarian Award Grand Prize at the Rhode Island International Film Festival’s awards ceremony held in Providence on August 10. Now in its 18th year, the Oscar-qualifying annual festival selected Ian’s narrative short film for the top humanitarian prize out of 250 screened films and 5,400 submissions. The award is “given annually to films or filmmakers who inspire social change and community outreach and strive to better the world in which we live.” Read more, including the full list of this year’s winners:

RIIFF Awards: 2014 Film Festival Winners Announced


‘From the Sky’ finds East Coast premiere at Rhode Island Int’l FF


Ian Ebright’s debut as writer/director, the narrative short film ‘From the Sky,’ has been selected out of 5,000 submissions to screen at the 18th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival. The festival populated its upcoming 2014 event with films from over 60 countries, and like SIFF in Seattle, is an Oscar-qualifier.

The film will screen Friday, August 8 at 2:30PM in Providence, at the Metcalf Auditorium in the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Follow the link for more info about the screening which should include ticketing information soon: http://goo.gl/PbU7pT


SIFF Selects ‘From the Sky’ to Screen at 2014 Annual Event



Following the world premiere of ‘From the Sky’ at the Newport Beach Film Festival in late April, Ian Ebright’s narrative short film will have its northwest premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), where it has been chosen as an Official Selection for the annual event now in its 40th year. SIFF is the most well attended film festival in the United States, expecting to host 160,000 filmgoers from May 15- June 8. The festival presents more than 400 films from 70 countries.

‘From the Sky’ will screen with other locally produced short films on Sunday, May 25th at 11AM in lower Queen Anne. ‘From the Sky’ will be presented via Digital Cinema Package, a high-quality format intended for theater exhibition. The screening and Q&A (with filmmakers including the ‘From the Sky’ writer/director) will be held at the SIFF Uptown Theater. For tickets and more information, visit the SIFF website.


‘From the Sky’ to premiere at the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival


The 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival has chosen Ian Ebright’s debut ‘From the Sky’ as an official selection at the annual event now in its 15th year, and will host the film’s world premiere. Ian’s unique narrative short, exploring the challenges and consequences of living underneath drone strikes and drone surveillance, will screen with the feature documentary ‘Behind the Blue Veil’ at Starlight Triangle Square Cinemas in Costa Mesa on April 30th. For tickets, event information, and more, follow the link to the Newport Beach Film Festival.