We are thrilled to share that our film "Landing" has been chosen to screen as part of the Silicon Beach Film Festival at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatre here in LA!
And you are invited!
You can purchase tickets for Block S at 6PM online or at the door. Here is the link for online purchase:
The TCL Chinese 6 Theater is located at: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
We are so excited the share that our film “Landing” is a semi-finalist in these two film festivals! Click here to watch the film. https://vimeo.com/729806381/dc8d5072d6
Hello from Victor and Diana Atkins!
We are fine artists and filmmakers based in Los Angeles, California and are currently developing a trilogy of short films about hope, courage and spiritual awakening. These films are geared for online distribution, film festivals and movie theaters. The first film of the trilogy Landing is already completed and can be viewed online. Please note that this film is rated PG for some language.
We need your help!
To create the second and third films, we need to raise $10,000. We have already secured the commitments of an award-winning cinematographer, a producer and several actors.
The funds will be used for the following:
- Hiring a producer, cinematographer, actors and crew
- Finishing Costs: music & stock images
- Distribution: entry fees for film festivals
We invite you to share the thrill and satisfaction of bringing hopeful and inspiring stories into the world.
We have tiers of thank you gifts based on your donation:
- $25–$100: a digital copy of The Market
- $101–$250: a digital copy of The Market + a custom-designed T-Shirt
- $251–$500: a digital copy, the T-Shirt + an invitation to a screening of the film
- First two $500+ donations: will receive all the above + an invitation to observe during a segment of the shoot
- $500+: all the above for funding the entire project + an executive producer credit.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration! We look forward to partnering with you in making these films a reality.
About our three short films
Landing follows a woman consumed by the online digital world and how she finds an unexpected freedom in the most unusual of places.
Waiting is about a woman in a place of hope deferred. Everything she’s tried has been unsuccessful. At her wit’s end, she tries one last shot to fulfill her dream of motherhood.
The Market is about how an unexpected blessing comes to a lonely woman when a man answers God’s call even in the most inconvenient times.
People who’ve viewed Landing said this about the film:
“I just watched your short film, Landing. It was great! Filmmaking requires a lot of effort, even when it's not a feature-length film. I've actually been writing my own short film but I've gotten discouraged about it so many times over the past year, wondering if I could make it or if I even should. However, seeing you make this and watching the film itself really inspired me. I love that you are working on more stuff and I can't wait to see it! It gives me a lot of encouragement that even with a small amount of resources, you can create something good, and you should create no matter what. So thank you for being bold and creating then sharing it with the world!” –Aneika Wynn
“I watched Landing and it was beautiful, moving, poetic and so raw. I loved it! We will definitely donate to your campaign.” –Anonymous
“Landing is an extremely well produced short that sends a powerful message that needs to be seen by the masses who are burned out by today’s nonstop grind culture.” –Clark Souers, Founder of Expert Effect
Our lead actress said this about working on set with us:
“Working on the set of Landing was an incredible experience. We only shot for two days but over those two days the whole team became a family. It was such a supportive environment which helped me feel more comfortable going to very deep and emotional places. I was very grateful to be on the set of Landing and shooting in Joshua Tree was a beautiful added bonus.” –Laura Dromerick
Other people involved in the project:
Alessandro Gentile, Director of Photography
Audrey De Leon, Producer and Actor
About Victor and Diana Aktins
Victor and Diana Atkins have dedicated their entire lives to cultivating a thriving art and design practice while serving in church ministry for over a decade at Frontier Church (Pasadena), Expression58 (LA), East Gate Church (Philadelphia) among other ministry organizations. Victor Atkins, a Jewish-American artist and filmmaker, is most known for designing the album cover of infamous jazz musician Miles Davis' Miles in the Sky album, and has been creating work for nearly five decades in New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. In 1989, his short film The Mirror Found, The Magnet Lost won first prize for experimental video at Suffolk County Film Festival. As a designer and design director, Diana Atkins has worked with a diverse range of brands for over 20 years including Coca Cola, Disney, Kellogg's, McNeil, Procter & Gamble, Snapple and Sprouts. She is also a fine artist, you can view her recent series of watercolors here.
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