‘From the Sky’ receives four nominations; Ian with two for writing and directing

1896885_10152461005199863_1981271677_nThe Short Film Awards have just announced their 2014 nominees, each representing one of five finalists in the running to win a given category. ‘From the Sky’ received four:

  • BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM- Maz Siam, ‘From the Sky’
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM- Mohamad Tamimi, ‘From the Sky’

The winners will be announced during an upcoming awards ceremony to be held in New York City.

‘From the Sky’ named Winner in Accolade Global Film Competition


‘From the Sky’ has won its third award. The Accolade Global Film Competition, one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 25 Festivals worth the entry fee, selected the film out of thousands of submissions. Ian’s debut won the ‘Award of Excellence: Special Mention,’ one of just six films in this second place category, and one of only two films from the U.S. to be chosen in first or second place. Read more:



‘From the Sky’ wins at Awareness Festival


‘From the Sky’ won the Activist Award at the fifth annual Awareness Festival. The awards ceremony took place on September 21st at the tail end of the 10-day event, and was held at the historic Bay Club in Santa Monica, CA. Writer/director Ian Ebright received the award on behalf of the cast and crew.


Hollywood Film Festival Selects ‘From the Sky’ for 2014 event


‘From the Sky’ will return to California in October for its fourth festival in the state, as an official selection of the 17th annual Hollywood Film Festival. The film will screen Thursday, October 16th at 11:15AM, following the opening keynote address at the famous ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard (formerly known as the Cinerama Dome).

‘From the Sky’ will be presented via pristine DCP for a themed shorts program titled  ‘On the Battlefield.’ A Q&A is set to follow. For more information including ticketing:

Hollywood Film Festival Official Site


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