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Premiere of “Lovesick Fool–Love in the Age of Like”

The witty animated film “Lovesick Fool––Love in the Age of Like” will be screening at the popular Hollyshorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood tonight at 7:30pm. The film stars a talented ensemble of comedic geniuses like Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, and Fred Willard. Polcino, an Emmy-nominated director of “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill”, and “Family Guy”, directed, wrote, and voiced the lead role. The film is Polcino’s Mezmo Productions’ first feature.

“Dating in LA sucks. And animation seemed the best way to capture the despair while maintaining a sense of humor about it,” says Polcino.

Animated still of Janeane Garofalo, Polcino, and Fred Willard playing characters trying to find meaning in their daily grind in "Lovesick Fool-Love in the Age of Like"
Animated still of Janeane Garofalo, Polcino, and Fred Willard playing characters trying to find meaning in their daily grind in “Lovesick Fool-Love in the Age of Like”

It’s an original adult animated vision, expanding on Polcino’s award-winning short film “Lovesick Fool”, about a single guy in LA in search of true love. The film is semi-autobiographical for the multi-talented Polcino–a true comedy in a unique style featuring a lush soundtrack by innovative music supervisor Robin Fujiwara (music coordinator for “Burn Notice”) and top-notch voice performances by its stars. Rounding out the ensemble cast is David Banks (“Deadly Wives”, “Tosh.0”), Paul Gregory (“True Blood”, “Happily Divorced”), Renee Rivera (“Near Myth”), David Polcino (“Family Guy”), Pepper Jay (“Bill Plympton Presents Magnum Farce,” “Midlife”), Mila Musiynko (“Waiting for Dracula”), Paul Batmanis, Bradley Smith, and Melissa Teper. HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari (“Jimmy Kimmel Live,”“The Mindy Project”), who is also a talented character actress, will be making her animated film debut as the “dream girl.” Ghaffari also voices the role of hipster girl.

The cast and crew of Lovesick Fool at the Burbank Film Festival screening. From left to right: voiceover artist Paul Gregory, voiceover artist and producer David Polcino, voiceover artists Renee Rivera, writer-director and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino, voiceover artist Renee Rivera, writer-direct and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino, Vida Ghaffari, music supervisor Robin Fujiwara and voiceover artist Dr. Paul Batmanis. Photo courtesy of ZFO Entertainment
The cast and crew of Lovesick Fool at the Burbank Film Festival screening. From left to right: voiceover artist Paul Gregory, voiceover artist and producer David Polcino, voiceover artists Renee Rivera, writer-director and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino, voiceover artist Renee Rivera, writer-direct and lead voiceover artist Dominic Polcino, voiceover artist Vida Ghaffari, music supervisor Robin Fujiwara and voiceover artist Dr. Paul Batmanis. Photo courtesy of ZFO Entertainment

This comedic film had its West Coast premiere at the Los Angeles Art-House Film Festival where it won 1st place in the feature film category in the festival. After that, it moved on to the popular Topanga Film Festival, where it headlined the Comedy Shorts program and also won 1st place. The film made it’s US debut at the Manhattan Film Festival Polcino and has also screened at the Hollywood Short Film Festival, the Hollywood Reel Film Festival, the Victoria Film Festival, the NYC Independent Film Festival, The Atlanta Underground Film Festival and the Burbank Film Festival. Polcino also hopes to pitch the film as a TV series.

HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Trailers, 3D Shorts, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.

More info about the film at http://lovesickfool.com/ and more info about this prominent festival at http://www.hollyshorts.com/

Dustin Brown

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Lovesick Fool Wins at the Hollywood Short Film Festival

Director and Producer, Founder of The Hollywood Short Film Festival, Mark Mos, held the festival’s awards ceremony at Sal’s Comedy Hole on popular Melrose Avenue on February 21st.  He hosted the event  with actress and comedienne Tanya Estrada.

Q and A with festival founder Mark Mos and filmmakers Hania Malachowski ("Fetch") and Dominic Polcino ("Lovesick Fool"). Photo courtesy of Vida G.
Q and A with festival founder Mark Mos and filmmakers Hania Malachowski (“Fetch”) and Dominic Polcino (“Lovesick Fool”). Photo courtesy of Vida G.

Lovesick Fool, a film which I voiced two roles in, won best animated film at this prestigious festival. This film was written and directed by Dominic Polcino (The Simpons, King of the Hill, Family Guy) and it starred Lisa Kudrow, Fred Willard and Janeane Garofalo.

Dominic with his award for best animated film. Photo courtesy of Vida G.
Dominic with his award for best animated film. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

This year there were many quality films screened at the festival and the judges were Craig Hutchison (Director/Producer), Chris Ramirez (Director/Producer), Natalia Nova (Director/Producer). These films were short dramas, comedies, documentaries, animated films and more.

From left to right: Allan Jacobsen of Nickelodean Animation, HPC's Vida G., legendary voiceover casting director Wally Burr, Dominic and voiceover artist Paul Gregory. Photo courtesy of Vida G.
From left to right: Allan Jacobsen of Nickelodean Animation, HPC’s Vida G., legendary voiceover casting director Wally Burr, Dominic and voiceover artist Paul Gregory. Photo courtesy of Vida G.

“We got to screen some great films. It was time well spent for moviegoers attending the festival,” said Mos, who is also a filmmaker with 150 movie credits under his belt. Ever the diehard supporter of films, Mos also created the Sunset Film Festival and the LA Short Film Festival.

Attendees at the Awards Ceremony were Janet Bergstrom, Professor, Cinema and Media Studies UCLA, creator of “Sunrise” for Twentieth Century Fox Films, Dominic Polcino, Director/Animator (Family Guy, King of Hills, The Simpsons, Lovesick Fool), Tahyna Tozzi-MacManus, Actress/Director (CSI, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Charlie’s Angels), Kyle Robinson, Director/Visual Effects Supervisor (Red 2, Green Lantern, Man of Steel), Seri DeYoung, Actress/Director (Breaking Bad, Medium, NCIS), Michael Kehoe, Miscellaneous Crew: Mission Impossible III, Speed, Panic Room, Vanilla Sky, Hangover, John T. Connor, Cinematographer/Assistant Camera (Birdman, Her, Fight Club), Lee Crowe, Animator, Faculty memeber at The Art Institute of California, Hollywood, Alex Sparrow, Actor/Composer, Director, Winner “X-factor”, Yannis Zafeiriou, Director/Assistant Director (Extreme Makeover, Greystone), Aloaye Melvin Omoake, Writer/Director, Joshua Ovalle, Director/Writer, Guy-Roger Duvert, Director/Producer/Composer, Nello DiGiandomenico, Writer/Director, Taeho Kang, Director/Producer, Josh Miller, Director/Producer, Allan Jacobsen of Nickelodean Animation, Wally Burr, renowned voiceover casting director, Paul Gregory (Lovesick Fool) and yours truly, HPC’s own Vida G. (Lovesick Fool).

Kicking up my Chanel heels to celebrate Domnic's win with my beautiful Kathy Fielder clutch in tow. Photo courtesy of HPC.
Kicking up my Chanel heels to celebrate Domnic’s win with my beautiful Kathy Fielder clutch in tow. Photo courtesy of HPC.

More info about this festival at hsff.weebly.com

 

Vida G.

Vida G.

Vida is an actress and journalist who lives in Los Angeles, California. She is the co-founder of the Hollywood Press Corps.

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