It’s with the utmost gratitude to announce that WHERE WERE YOU has won the Audience Choice Award! Thank you to the Mystic Film Festival for another season of insightful films and documentaries. It was an honor to sit among so many talented writers, directors and actors.
Where Were You Screened at 2019 Mystic Film Festival
Out of Time Pictures Receives Placement for Second Consecutive Year
Mystic, Connecticut — Sunday, October 6, 2019 — Out of Time Pictures is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Mystic Film Festival selected the independent short film WHERE WERE YOU for screening on Sunday, October 6 at 1pm in Mystic, CT. “We are thrilled about our selection,” said Rob Levinson, Writer/Director of the new film.
The latest film by Levinson is a dramatic story about one woman’s fight for survival, and the challenge of a self-absorbed radio host to make a pivotal change – one which may cost him everything. What unravels in real time are the visceral reactions to the events that unfolded within a New York minute.
Second Consecutive Year
In 2018, OUTLAW (about the notorious Jesse James) by Out of Time Pictures was shown at the very first Mystic Film Festival. Director of Photography Ben Grant and Levinson collaborated on both movies. The latest production features actors John Campeau, Amy Thomason, Tom McCormick, Solange Elkallassi and Greg Genatossio.
A companion EP, Where Were You Soundtrack, is available from Akubot Records via online music stores and streaming services (see https://akubot.com/music).
Behind the scenes of Where Were You
Out of Time Pictures has released an alternate version of the trailer for OUTLAW. This latest cut includes the Dan Layus song “Dangerous Things.” This updated track was produced and sung by Steve Howland. Howland’s recording is a haunting departure from the original. Levinson wanted an eerie version of this particular song to reflect the theme of the film. Howland painstakingly took on the task by incorporating interesting vocal and instrumental arrangements to reach this goal. The trailer is just a glimpse of what was achieved by Howland. You can listen to the full-length version below.
The Culture*Park Short Plays Marathon serves an important function for playwrights, allowing them the opportunity to hear their plays before an audience.
Over 300 plays have been presented over the past 16 Marathons. Plays are by award-winning writers, playwrights and poets, alongside works by new writers and students. Plays presented at past Marathons have found further development and full productions.
Playwright Rob Levinson presented a scene from his two-act play; “An Unspoken Truth.” This was the third scene presented at Culture *Park from his two-act drama. Levinson decided on the title “Reach” for the scene presentations to symbolize the struggle of all Holocaust victims.
Bergen Belsen Camp – February, 1944
A simple barrack with five bunks and a wood stove.
The saga continues for young Abraham as he navigates the horrors of Bergen Belsen, but with the help of a Rabbi, a professor, a brave soldier, and a kind childlike soul, he will learn that humanity exists even under the worst of
Click the link below to watch the performance.
Outlaw is an official selection of the 2018 Mystic Film Festival.
The 1st Annual Mystic Film Festival will take place from October 18 to October 21, 2018 in the beautiful New England coastal town of Mystic, Connecticut, located midway between New York and Boston. Screenings will take place at the Mystic Luxury Cinemas and the Mystic and Noank Library.
Some tickets are already on sale on the Mystic Luxury Cinemas website:
https://www.mysticluxurycinemas.com, while the remainder will be available on Monday, September 17, 2018. Visit ww.mysticfilmfestival.com for schedule and ticket information.
Cable Car Cinema
April 8, 2018
Writer/Director, Rob Levinson at Outlaw premiere.
The premiere of “Outlaw” had a smash opening, with an array of talented artists. Our very own Jesse James, AKA Tom McCormick, Steve Howland and Natalie Turchetta opened with an a capella verse from the STYX song “Renegade.” This trio set the tone for the evening’s events! Next came the fun and catchy song written by Dan Layus called “Dangerous Things,” performed by Natalie with Steve on acoustic guitar. At only 14, Natalie has a natural powerful ability, along with a sassyness to her voice. For those of you who love country from the 60s will notice that Natalie’s voice is reminiscent of the late Patsy Cline. And finally… the star of “Outlaw,” Tom McCormick brought down the house with the Skynyrd song, “Simple Man.” Tom belted out this poignant hit, which captured the underlying theme of “Outlaw.”