Films Screening

Uncommon LA
Director: Kyle Blair-Henderson
Time: 4 minutes
A couple goes on a scavenger hunt searching out what is uncommon in LA.
Honorable Mention 2-5 Minutes
Grand Park July 4th Block Party
Director: Darrell Lake
Time: 2 minutes
A surprising turnout of Angelenos at L.A's Grand Park first-ever 4th of july Block party.
Press Kit
Unleashed in Los Angeles
Director: Catherine Pirotta & Seth Leik
Time: 5 minutes
Audience Award 2-5 Minutes
Dreams Come True in Los Angeles
Director: Carlos de la Vega & Rudolpho Zalez
Time: 2 minutes
The four year journey of making "Wassup en LA?", an independent TV sitcom pilot.
Press Kit
"Honorable Mention 2 Minutes or Less" & "Audience Award 2 Minutes or Less"
Director: Josema Roig
Time: 5 minutes
When a young shut-in is forced to leave his apartment, he journeys to make a wish at the Tree of Wishes.
Through The Lens
Director: Paul Forte
Time: 3 minutes
Angela enjoys a walking tour of L.A. with her camera...
Director: Ryan Pohanic
Time: 4 minutes
A tone poem celebrating the urban core of Los Angeles.
Director: David Horowitz & Cliff Riffo
Time: 5 minutes
One man's spontaneous weekend excursion to Los Angeles turns into the trip of a lifetime.
First Place 2-5 Minutes
Los Angeles, It's Where You're Going
Director: Joe Wesley
Time: 2 minutes
An exciting journey through the attractions of Los Angeles.
First Place 2 Minutes or Less
Tribeca Urban
Director: Jeremy Weiss
Time: 3 minutes
A New Yorker teases his friend who has recently moved to Los Angeles.
With Love L.A.
Director: Lexi Johnson
Time: 4 minutes
If LA had a voice, this is what she would say to the artists that inhabit her.
More Than Words
Director: Andrea Giacomini
Time: 5 minutes
Glimpsing a brighter future, a ride home from school is anything but ordinary for a child and her parents.
323: Portraits of Los Angeles
Director: Aaron Spoto
Time: 5 minutes
An intimate exploration of Los Angeles's diverse communities and culture focusing on life in the 323 area code.
Glass Sun
Director: Greg King
Time: 5 minutes
In an experimental take on the Film Noir genre, an impeccably dressed detective is visited by a mysterious woman one night at his office in historic downtown Los Angles, who inspires him to take extreme measures to preserve their 'noir' existence.
"Grand Prize" & "Sony Genesis Award"
Four More Years
Director: Pascui Rivas
Time: 3 minutes
Make of LA: Burton Machen
Director: Stephen French
Time: 2 minutes
Artist Burton Machen discusses the influence of LA on his art work.
Bob & the Midnight Ridazz: Unmarked Guide LA
Director: Yasmin Hed
Time: 4 minutes
A kid leads the Midnight Ridazz through the streets of Los Angeles after midnight.
I Walk My Dog
Director: Peter Bonilla
Time: 2 minutes
Another Beautiful Day in Southern California
Fellow Rebel "Baby Please"
Director: Eric McCoy
Time: 5 minutes
Two aspiring artists part ways in order to follow their dreams.


NewFilmmakers LA would like to thank all filmmakers, sponsors, and audience members for making On Location 2013 a great success. We look forward to the 4th annual On Location competition in 2014

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The On Location Video Project

The Los Angeles Video Project is a community outreach multimedia program that celebrates and enlists LA's remarkable pool of filmmakers. By engaging these creative members of the Los Angeles community to act and serve as Ambassadors of LA, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), the City of Los Angeles and LA Weekly are able to share what these artists call their LA; an insider perspective into this diverse, cosmopolitan city and its neighborhoods.

Event Information

2013 Past Host: Steve Howey

Hosted by Steve Howey

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Howey spent several years of his early childhood living on boats with his parents. They eventually settled in a Los Angeles suburb where he attended junior high and most of high school. After moving to Denver to complete his senior year, he earned a basketball scholarship to a junior college in Colorado. He began to lose interest in basketball in his second year and turned, instead, to drama, joining his father's (acting coach Bill Howey) acting class. He has guest-starred on ER, "The Drew Carey Show, and New Girl. "Reba" became his first series starring role in 2001, and he stayed with the show until it's end in 2007. Steve is currently one of the stars of Showtime's Shameless.

2013 Past Special Presenters

Max Greenfield

Will Sasso

Patrick Fabian

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On Location Partners

The On Location: Los Angeles Video Project is brought to you by the following partners, sponsors and supporters:

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Premiere Sponsors
LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge & Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti
Producers Circle Sponsors
Directors Circle Sponsors
Community Partners

Academic Partners


Scott Budnick
Producer, 'The Hangover'
Green Hat Films
Steven J. Wolfe
'500 Days of Summer'
Sneak Preview Entertainment
Kamila Blanche
Arts & Culture Deputy
LA City Council
Tom Labonge, District 4
Shelley Leopold
Marketing Director
LA Weekly
Paul Audley
Film LA
Susie Kim
Artistic Director
NewFilmmakers LA
Amy Lemisch
Executive Director
CA Film Commission
Cliff Hsui
Vice Pres of Marketing
Alternative Rentals
Larry Laboe
Executive Director
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Debra Martin Chase
'The Princess Diaries'
'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants'
Martin Chase Productions
Rosalind Helfand
NewFilmmakers LA
Ilyanne Morden Kichaven
Executive Director
Marshall Persinger
Producer, Rectify
Demian Lichtenstein
'3000 Miles to Graceland'
Equilibrium Entertainment



NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Mission Statement

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.