News & Updates

13-JANUARY-2017
Director Todd Davis is teaching Film Production: The RED Camera at Curry College for the Spring 2017 semester.  
 
20-SEPTMEBER-2016
Director Todd Davis served as a judge for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter in the 'High School Short Form - Fiction' category.

26-AUGUST-2016
Director Todd Davis is teaching Digital Film Production Fundamentals at Curry College for the Fall 2016 semester. 

10-JULY-2016
Director Todd Davis will again teach Cinematic Storytelling Workshop for the Frontiers Summer Program Session I and II at Worcester Polytechnic Institute this July. The Frontiers program is for post 10th- and 11th-grade students, covering engineering, science and humanities topics.
 
12-APRIL-2016
Director Todd Davis's Spring 2015 RED Camera Production class student film "Reflexivity," produced at Curry College, WON the The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Boston/New England annual 2016 College University Emmy award in the Short Form - Fiction category
 
24-MARCH-2016
Director Todd Davis is now teaching Intro to Film: History of Film at Curry College for the Spring 2016 CE IV semester.  
 
20-MARCH-2016
Director Todd Davis's Spring 2015 RED Camera Production class student film "Reflexivity," produced at Curry College, WON the National Broadcasting Society’s annual student competition award in the Short Film categoryYou can read about the project on Curry's website here.
 
2-FEBRUARY-2016
Director Todd Davis's students from the Spring 2015 RED Camera Production class at Curry College worked on a film that was nominated for the National Broadcasting Society’s annual student competition award in the Short Film categoryYou can read about the project on Curry's website here.  The film "Reflexivity" can be viewed here.
 
16-JANUARY-2016
Director Todd Davis is teaching Digital Documentary and Moviemaking at Curry College for the Spring 2016 semester.  
 
23-AUGUST-2015
Director Todd Davis is teaching Screenwriting and Digital Film Production Fundamentals at Curry College for the Fall 2015 semester.  
 
16-JULY-2015
 
24-JUNE-2015
Director Todd Davis will again teach Cinematic Storytelling Workshop for the Frontiers Summer Program Session I and II at Worcester Polytechnic Institute this July. The Frontiers program is for post 10th- and 11th-grade students, covering engineering, science and humanities topics. 
 
6-JANUARY-2015
Director Todd Davis is teaching Film Production: The RED Camera at Curry College for the Spring 2015 semester. 
 
2-SEPTEMBER-2014
Director Todd Davis is teaching Film Directing and Camera Acting at Curry College for the Fall 2014 semester.   
 
10-JULY-2014
Director Todd Davis's students from the Spring 2013 RED Camera Production class at Curry College worked on a film that was nominated for a New England Emmy awardYou can read about the project on Curry's website here.  The film "Bitter Roast" can be viewed here.
 
8-JULY-2014
Director Todd Davis started teaching Cinematic Storytelling Workshop for the Frontiers Summer Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute this week. The Frontiers program is for post 10th- and 11th-grade students, covering engineering, science and humanities topics.  
 
26-APRIL-2014
Todd Davis was a camera operator on Charles Merzbacher's short video "Lonesome Whistle."  You can view the video here.
 
25-APRIL-2014
Director Todd Davis's students from the Spring 2013 RED Camera Production class at Curry College worked on a film that was nominated for a New England Emmy awardYou can view the film "Bitter Roast" here
 
6-JANUARY-2014
Director Todd Davis is teaching graduate-level Video Production I at Boston University and Screenwriting at Regis College for the Spring 2014 semester.   
 
14-AUGUST-2013
Director Todd Davis is teaching
Film Production I at Boston University and Film History and Screenwriting at Curry College for the Fall 2013 semester.  
 
28-JUNE-2013
Editor Michael Berenbaum has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Michael will not be a voting member of the Academy, participating in the selection of Oscar
® 
winners.  Congratulations Michael!
 
18-JUNE-2013
Director Todd Davis is teaching the Cinematic Storytelling Workshop for the Frontiers Summer Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for the Frontiers 1 2013 session.  This program is for high school students entering 11th and 12th grade, and is designed to explore science, mathematics, engineering, and humanities and arts, now in its 31th year.
 
2-JANUARY-2013
Director Todd Davis is teaching Film Production: The RED Camera and Intro to Film: Art and Form at Curry College for the Spring 2013 semester.
 
6-DECEMBER-2012
The feature film Rubberneck, directed by Alex Karpovsky, was acquired by Tribeca Film.
 
2-SEPTEMBER-2012
Director Todd Davis is teaching
Film Production II (on film) at Boston University and Film Criticism at Curry College for the Fall 2012 semester.   
 
25-JULY-2012
Director Todd Davis will

10-JULY-2012
Director Todd Davis is teaching Screenwriting for Film and Television
at Curry College for the Summer II 2012 semester.     

16-MARCH-2012
The feature film Rubberneck, directed by Alex Karpovsky was selected to premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Todd Davis was the 1st assistant director on this film.  

3-JANUARY-2012
Director Todd Davis will be teaching
Film Production I at Boston University and Intro to Film: Art and Form at Curry College for the Spring 2012 semester.    

9-AUGUST-2011
Director Todd Davis will be teaching Screenwriting
and History of Film at Curry College for the Fall 2011 semester.     

17-MAY-2011
Director Todd Davis will be teaching Screenwriting at Curry College for the Summer I 2011 semester.

17-JANUARY-2011
Director Todd Davis will also be teaching Avid Digital Video Editing at The New England Institute of Art for the Spring 2011 semester.
  

8-DECMEBER-2010
Director Todd Davis will be teaching "Film Production: The RED Camera" at Curry College for the Spring 2011 semester.

19-OCTOBER-2010
In September, Todd Davis worked as the 1st assistant director on the feature film Rubberneck, directed by Alex Karpovsky.
 

7-JUNE-2010
Director Todd Davis will be teaching Screenwriting at Curry College for the Summer II 2010 semester.

23-MARCH-2010
In The Tradition of My Family is now available on Openfilm. Click here to view the film.

8-DECEMBER-2009
Todd Davis provided a blurb for Kim Adelman's book Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker's Guide to Short Films - 2nd edition, published in July.

13-OCTOBER-2009
In The Tradition of My Family is now available on DVD for US$5.95 through IndieFlix, the on-line film distributor. Click here to buy through IndieFlix.

2-OCTOBER-2009
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center Short Film Festival on Thursday October 22, 2009 at 7:00PM at the Hard Rock Cafe Boston, 22-24 Clinton Street, Boston, MA.

27-JULY-2009
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Albuquerque Film Festival on Friday August 7, 2009 at 11:00AM at the KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM.

16-APRIL-2009
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Acton Boxborough Cultural Council OUR WORLD Film Festival Shorts Program on Friday May 15, 2009 at 7:00PM at the Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Massachusetts Avenue, Boxborough, MA.

5-JANUARY-2009
Director Todd Davis will be teaching 16mm Film Production at Fitchburg State College for the Spring 2009 semester.

20-NOVEMBER-2008
Director Todd Davis will be teaching 16mm Film Production at Curry College for the Spring 2009 semester.

8-JANUARY-2008
"American Youth" is now available in paperback, published by Random House. Written by Phil LaMarche (author of the short story "In the Tradition of My Family"), the novel was first published in April 2007 and was nominated for a Quill Award in General Fiction. The Los Angeles Times Book Review wrote "Nothing less than a masterpiece... one of the most savagely beautiful, emotionally devastating and accurate readings of what it means to grow up."

7-JANUARY-2008
Director Todd Davis was on a panel at the Boston Branch of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Conservatory called "On The Set." Joined by director Chris Sparling and AD David Chapman, the panel discussed the roles and operation of a movie set.

20-SEPTEMBER-2007
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Somewhat North of Boston (SNOB) Film Festival. The film will play twice on Saturday November 10, 2007. The first time will be at 11:45 AM at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI), Sweeney Hall, 31 College Drive, Concord, NH. The next screening is at 10:15 PM at the Annicchiarico Theater, 1 Thompson Street, Concord, NH. Please see the SNOB Film Festival website for more information.

4-SEPTEMBER-2007
In The Tradition of My Family is now available to borrow from the Boxborough (MA) Sargent Memorial Library and the Groton (MA) Public Library.

26-AUGUST-2007
In The Tradition of My Family won BEST SHORT FILM in the Killington Film Festival New England Filmmaker Short Film Competition.

30-JULY-2007
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Killington Film Festival in Killington, VT. The film will play at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel, 228 East Mountain Road, Killington, VT, on Sunday August 26, 2007 at 3:00 PM. For more information, go to the Killington Film Festival website.

29-JUNE-2007
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, GA. The film will play at the Forum Civic Center, 2 Government Plaza, Rome, GA, on Friday September 7, 2007 at 7:00 PM. For more information, go to the Rome International Film Festival website.

4-JUNE-2007
"American Youth," by Phil LaMarche (author of the short story "In the Tradition of My Family"), has been nominated for a Quill Award for General Fiction. The award is sponsored by Reed Business Information (RBI) and the NBC Universal Television Stations.

4-MAY-2007
The DVD release party for In The Tradition of My Family was held at Futura Productions in Roslindale, MA. The official DVD is now available. Extra features include the rehearsal cut, director's commentary track, extended and deleted scenes, director's interview, production photo slide show and 5.1 surround mix. Please click here to purchase a copy.

15-APRIL-2007
"American Youth," the first novel by Phil LaMarche (author of the short story "In the Tradition of My Family"), published by Random House, got an AMAZING review from the Los Angeles Times. You can order the book here on Amazon.com. Check out his website at www.phillamarche.com.

23-MARCH-2007
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Humboldt Film Festival. It will screen at the Minor Theatre, 1001 H Street, Arcata, CA on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at 9:00 PM. The Humboldt Film Festival is the oldest student-run film festival in the world, presented in the oldest continually running movie theater in the world. For more details, see the Humboldt Film Festival website.

12-MARCH-2007
"American Youth," the first novel by Phil LaMarche (author of the short story "In the Tradition of My Family"), published by Random House, will be available for purchase on April 10. You can pre-order the book here on Amazon.com. Check out his website at www.phillamarche.com.

2-MARCH-2007
In The Tradition of My Family begins a week-long run as part of the Chlotrudis Short Film Festival. The film plays March 2 through March 8, 2007 at 7:00 PM at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. Audience members can vote for their favorite film after each screening for the Chlotrudis Audience award.

15-JANUARY-2007
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Boston Cinema Census. It will screen at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA on Sunday February 4, 2007 at 6:00 PM. For more details, see the Boston Cinema Census website.

4-JANUARY-2007:
In The Tradition of My Family has been invited to screen at the Lake County Film Festival. It will play on Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11, 2007 at 4:20 PM at the American Legion Hall, Libertyville, IL. See the Lake County Film Festival web site more details.

3-JANUARY-2007:
In The Tradition of My Family has been invited to screen out of competition at The Artists’ Exchange First Annual Short Film Festival in Cranston, RI. The programming directors of the Rhode Island International Film Festival were asked to offer a film from the 2,000 entries received this year, and recommended their New England student competition winner. The film will screen on Friday January 19, 2007 at 8:00 PM and Saturday January 20, 2007 at 5:00 PM at the Black Box Theatre, Rolfe Square at 50 Rolfe Street, Cranston, RI. See the Artists’ Exchange web site for more details.

29-DECEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It will screen on Sunday February 4, 2007 at 1:30 PM at the Lobero Theatre, 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA. This festival is an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®) sanctioned Festival. The winning short film is automatically qualified for nomination consideration by AMPAS in the short film category. For more information, see the Santa Barbara International Film Festival web site.

7-DECEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was nominated for the PRIX INTERCULTUREL for Best Film Fostering Intercultural Dialogue at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools.

26-NOVEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will be shown as part of the Groton Public Library's Winter Film Series on Sunday March 25, 2006 at 2:00 PM. The director will attend to discuss the film and filmmaking in New England.

11-NOVEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was featured on Spoiler Alert, a radio program on film topics on BSR 88.1 FM WELH Providence Rhode Island public radio from Brown University. Listen to the interview with cast and crew members after the Boston Film Night screening on September 17.

26-OCTOBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Santa Fe Film Festival. It will play on Friday December 8, 2006 at 8:15 PM and Sunday December 10, 2006 at 1:15 PM at the Santa Fe Film Center, 1616 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM. For more information, see the Santa Fe Film Festival web site.

16-OCTOBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Lake Forest Film Festival. It will play on Saturday November 11, 2006 at 5:15 PM (McCormick Auditorium) and Sunday November 12, 2006 (Meyer Auditorium) at 1:00 PM (dates and times tentative) at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL. For more information, see the Lake Forest Film Festival web site.

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Director Todd Davis (left) and Phil LaMarche, author of the short story
"In the Tradition of My Family", at the New York Film Festival,
held in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in
New York, NY on October 14, 2006.
(Photograph by Patty Davis. ©2006 orLater Productions. All rights reserved.)


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Director Todd Davis (center) is joined by his Emmy-winning editor
Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E. (left), and Phil LaMarche, author of the short
story "In the Tradition of My Family", at the cast and crew screening
at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on October 23, 2005.
(Photograph by Rich Block. ©2006 orLater Productions. All rights reserved.)

8-OCTOBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Chlotrudis Short Film Festival. It will play on Thursday October 19, 2006 at 6:30 PM at the Boston Public Library's Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA. For more information, see the Chlotrudis Short Film Festival web site.


6-OCTOBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family has been accepted into the Northampton Independent Film Festival. It will play on Friday November 10, 2006 at 9:00 PM at Seelye Hall, 2 Seelye Drive, Smith College Center Campus, Northampton, MA. For more information, see the Northampton Independent Film Festival web site.

2-OCTOBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family has been reviewed by two of the attendees from the New York Film Festival press screening. You can read them here and here (scroll down from "Insiang" review).

25-SEPTEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was shown at a press screening for the New York Film Festival at the Walter Reade Theater at 10:00 AM today. Representatives from the New York Times, Village Voice, Cineaste, Variety and other film media were in attendance.

17-SEPTEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family won the AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD for Best Screen Actors Guild Film at the 3rd Annual Boston Film Night, held at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA. Also today...

The FAIF International Film Festival in Hollywood, CA has nominated Paul Kmiec for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Billy in In The Tradition of My Family.

13-SEPTEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. It will play on Thursday November 23, 2006 at 3:00 PM and Friday November 24, 2006 at 8:00 PM at the Munich Filmmuseum, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331 Munich, Germany. For more information, see the Munich International Festival of Film Schools web site.

9-SEPTEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival. It will play on Friday September 29, 2006 at 5:30 PM at the Davis Theater, 4614 North Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL, in the Growing Up Sucks program. For more information, see the Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival web site.

7-SEPTEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Century City Shorts and Screenplay Fest. For more information, see the Century City Shorts and Screenplay Fest web site.

1-SEPTEMBER-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the New Hampshire Film Expo. It will play on Saturday October 14, 2006 at 8:30 PM at the Muddy River Smokehouse in Portsmouth, NH. For more information, see the New Hampshire Film Expo web site.

28-AUGUST-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the New England Film & Video Festival, October 5-9, 2006 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. For more information, see the New England Film & Video Festival web site.

27-AUGUST-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. It will screen on Friday September 15, 2006, 11:00 AM at the Performing Arts Center, Big Bear Lake, CA. For more information, see the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival web site.

25-AUGUST-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the New York Film Festival. It will screen on Saturday October 14, 2006 at noon in Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, see the New York Film Festival web site.

22-AUGUST-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the FAIF International Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, October 5-14, 2006. For more information, see the FAIF International Film Festival web site.

19-AUGUST-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the West Chester Film Festival. It will screen on Friday October 6 at 7:00 PM and Saturday October 7 at noon. For more information, see the West Chester Film Festival web site. Also today...

In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Courthouse Center for the Arts Films at the Courthouse. It will screen in the 2006 Rhode Island International Film Festival at CCA - BEST OF THE FEST program. The screening is on Friday August 25, 2006 at 7:00 PM.

13-AUG-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family won GRAND PRIZE in the New England Student Competition at the Rhode Island International Film Festival! Also today...

The Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival has added a second screening of In The Tradition of My Family, to be held on Saturday August 19, 2006 at 7:00 PM. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

12-AUG-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family has been nominated for a RIIFF Award in the New England Student Competition at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Dowload a list of all the nominees here.

11-AUG-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films in the There's No Place Like Home program on Sunday August 27 at 6:00 PM at the Camelot Theatre, 2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

10-AUG-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival on Sunday September 10 at 10:15 PM in Program 77 at the ArcLight Cinema Hollywood, Theater 9, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

4-AUG-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will screen at the Boston Film Night on Sunday September 17, 2006 at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA. There are two programs that evening, a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) program and a non-SAG program. The non-SAG program starts at 5:00 PM; In The Tradition of My Family will screen in the SAG program at 7:00 PM.

31-JUL-2006:
The Chicago Underground Film Festival has added a second screening of In The Tradition of My Family, to be held on Wednesday August 23, 2006 at 9:45 PM. The other screening date, Saturday August 19, 2006 had a time change; the film will show at 9:00 PM. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

28-JUL-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, September 5-13, 2006. This festival is an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®) sanctioned Festival. Winning films are automatically qualified for nomination consideration by AMPAS in the short film categories. For more information, see the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival web site.

24-JUL-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family won the Best Student Film award from the Plymouth Independent Film Festival.

19-JUL-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Rhode Island International Film Festival. It will screen on August 12, 2006 at 9:30 AM at the Feinstein IMAX Theatre, 9 Providence Place (Providence Place Mall), Providence, RI. This festival is an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®) sanctioned Festival. The winning short is automatically qualified for nomination consideration by AMPAS in the short film categories. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

14-JUL-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival. It will play on Friday August 4, 2006 at 5:00 PM at Cline Cellars, 24737 Arnold Drive/Highway 121, Sonoma, CA. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

10-JUL-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the FilmGate International Student Film Festival. It will play on Saturday August 19, 2006 at 8:00 PM at The Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall at Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

7-JUL-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Chicago Underground Film Festival. It will play on Saturday August 19, 2006 at 9:00 PM at The Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

5-JUL-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, August 24-30, 2006. This festival is an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS®) sanctioned Festival. Winning films in Live Action and Animation categories are automatically qualified for nomination consideration by AMPAS in the short film categories. For more information, see the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films web site.

4-JUL-2006:

In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Plymouth Film Festival on Friday July 21 at 12:00 Noon AND 10:00 PM in the Shorts 1 program at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

26-JUN-2006:
Arthur Allan Seidelman, director of The Sisters, gave a nice quote for the film. Read it at the In The Tradition of My Family page.

2-JUN-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was selected to play in Nazareth, Israel as part of the Cinematheque Nazareth program of the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. The film will be shown on Sunday June 4, 2006 at 8:00 PM at the Nazareth Cinematheque.

31-MAY-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Marblehead Festival of Arts Winter Film Festival, to be held on February 28, 2007. For more information, see the Marblehead Festival of Arts web site.

29-MAY-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival on Monday June 5 at 4:00 PM in the Kids vs. Parents program at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque Screen 1, 2 Sprinzak St., Tel Aviv.

11-MAY-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Filmstock International Film Festival on Sunday June 11 at 8:00 PM in the Shorts 14 program at The Hat Factory, Screen 1, 65-67 Bute Street, Luton UK. The festival program is available here.

8-MAY-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Plymouth Independent Film Festival, July 20-23, 2006. For more information, see the Plymouth Independent Film Festival web site.

2-MAY-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family won a Silver Remi award for cinematography (by Austin de Besche) from WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

26-APR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Boston International Film Festival on Monday June 12 at 8:45 PM at AMC Loews Boston Common in Session 23. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

21-APR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Boston International Film Festival, June 7-15, 2006. For more information, see the Boston International Film Festival web site.

20-APR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Naked Eye Student Film Festival. The film will be screened on April 25, 2006, at 7:00 PM at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. For more information, see the Naked Eye College Film Festival web site.

11-APR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was awarded BEST NARRATIVE SHORT at the Philadelphia Film Festival! See their blog site for the announcement. Also today...

In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, June 3-10, 2006. For more information, see the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival web site.

8-APR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will have an ENCORE SCREENING in The Best of Shorts program at the Longbaugh Film Festival on Sunday April 9 at 7:00 PM at the Laurelhurst Theater 4, 2735 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR.

27-MAR-2006:
Todd Davis was named RUNNER-UP, MOST PROMISING NEW ENGLAND FILMMAKER at the Boston Underground Film Festival awards ceremony last night after screening In The Tradition of My Family earlier in the day to a great crowd at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Short story author Phil LaMarche was in attendance and participated in the Q&A after the screening.


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Todd Davis during the Q&A session after screening
In The Tradition of My Family at the Boston Underground
Film Festival
on March 26, 2006. At left is Leah Meyerhoff,
director of Twitch.
(Photograph by Mel Davis. ©2006 orLater Productions. All rights reserved.)


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Evan Ferrante, producer "Euthanasia," Todd Davis, director "In The Tradition of My Family," Aaron King, director "Redemption Maddie," Jennifer Aniston and Andrea Buchanan, co-directors "Room 10," and Jeremy Platt, SBIFF Head Programmer/Artistic Manager at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, February 4, 2007.
(Photograph by Becky Sapp. ©2007 WireImage. All rights reserved.)

24-MAR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Filmstock International Film Festival in Luton, England, June 1-15, 2006. For more information, see the Filmstock Film Festival web site.

17-MAR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family won the AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT at the DC Independent Film Festival!

15-MAR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Longbaugh Film Festival on Saturday April 8 at 5:15 PM at the Laurelhurst Theater 4 in the Shorts Program 3. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

9-MAR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family won FIRST PLACE at the Redstone West Showcase, in Hollywood! The judges were:
Marilyn Agrelo, Director, MAD HOT BALLROOM
Steve Brill, Screenwriter, LITTLE NICKY, Director, MR. DEEDS
David Dinerstein, former Co-President, PARAMOUNT CLASSICS
Rich Raddon, Festival Director, LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, NETFLIX

5-MAR-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Philadelphia Film Festival on Monday April 3 at 7:00 PM at the International House in the shorts program titled All the World to Lose It. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

3-MAR-2006:
The Boston Underground Film Festival has posted their schedule on-line. In The Tradition of My Family is in Shorts 7: Staring into the Abyss. Check out our entry on their web site, which includes a frame from the film. See the Screenings page for ticket information.

23-FEB-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Longbaugh Film Festival, April 6-9, 2006. For more information, see the Longbaugh Film Festival web site.


21-FEB-2006:

In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Redstone West Showcase, March 9, 2006. Associated with Boston University's Redstone Film Festival, entries are judged separately by Los Angeles-based alumni in the film industry.

20-FEB-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Philadelphia Film Festival, March 30-April 12, 2006. For more information, see the Philadelphia Film Festival web site.

17-FEB-2006:
Delray Beach Film Festival screening UPDATE: In The Tradition of My Family will screen on Saturday March 11 at 3:40 PM at the Delray Regal, Theater 18 (in the Shorts Program #16, which starts at 2:20 PM).

16-FEB-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family took 3rd place at the Redstone Film Festival last night. The judges were:
Wesley Morris, Film Critic, THE BOSTON GLOBE
Bo Smith, Head of Film Programs, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Maureen Foley, Director, AMERICAN WAKE

15-FEB-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play TONIGHT at 7:00 at the Redstone Film Festival, Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. See BU Today for a clip of the film and an audio interview.

7-FEB-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the Boston Underground Film Festival on Sunday, March 26 in a program that starts at 3:00 PM.

6-FEB-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Redstone Film Festival, February 15, 2006. For more information, see the Redstone Film Festival web site.

30-JAN-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family will play at the DC Independent Film Festival on Sunday, March 12 in a program that starts at 11:00 AM. Check out our entry on their web site.

22-JAN-2006:
Les Wright, film critic for CultureVulture.net, wrote a great review. Read it at the In The Tradition of My Family page.

21-JAN-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the DC Independent Film Festival, March 2-12, 2006. For more information, see the DC Independent Film Festival website.

16-JAN-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into the Delray Beach Film Festival, March 8-12, 2006. For more information, see the Delray Beach Film Festival website.

2-JAN-2006:
In The Tradition of My Family was invited to compete in Cinequest's Viewer's Voice competition. This is an on-line competition, of which the winners are screened at Cinequest Film Festival in March. While flattering, allowing the film to be show on-line will disqualify it from many other festivals, so we have declined the invitation.

17-DEC-2005:
In The Tradition of My Family was screened at a fund raiser for the Brattle Theatre/Boston Underground Film Festival. It was the final film of an hour-long program. About 50 people from the local filmmaking and film festival community were in attendance and the film received great compliments from many audience members.

4-DEC-2005:
In The Tradition of My Family was accepted into its first film festival! The Boston Underground Film Festival will take place March 22-26, 2006. Scheduling details will be at the Boston Underground Film Festival web site.

25-OCT-2005:
In The Tradition of My Family had its premiere screening for cast, crew, family and friends on Sunday October 23, 2005 (see photo on this page). The very well-attended event was a great success! The film has been scored and is now in the final stages of post-production.

1-SEP-2005:
Now titled In The Tradition of My Family, the film is in rough cut. Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E., recently completed his edit. Next is music scoring, titles and credits design, sound design and final sound mix when picture lock is achieved.

8-JUN-2005:
Principle photography on Through Line completed June 8.