Just like Sheila E., Devi wants to live the glamorous life. She’s not quite there yet. In the meantime, here’s where she’s at…

trippin’ in Chicago, Indiana and…Cannes!

April 6th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

puertorico-mapVIEUX PORT ET SUQUETWow, quite a week!  We learned that while Death in Charge screens at the Rincon Festival in Puerto Rico, I Spit on Eli Roth will screen at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival (I’m devastated we can’t afford to attend either.)  We also learned that trippin’ will be screening at both the Riverbend Film Festival and the Chicago Horror Society Film Festival on May 1st.   Yay!  Then I got word that trippin’s been officially selected to the Cannes Independent Film Festival!  What’s more, we’re to be put up in this amazing villa right off the Croisette with the programmers and other filmmakers (and a pool – sweet!) for 2 whole weeks!   As one might imagine, we are positively beside ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »

TRAVIS BETZ: My New Religion, Sample His Kool-Aid…

April 4th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

easter2 Usually on Easter, Agustin and I cook a rabbit and watch zombie films – just seems fitting somehow.  After all, Jesus was like the ultimate re-animated dude and the bunny, well that should be self-explanatory.

Alas, A’s on the other side of the country and I’m steeped in work up to my eyeballs , so no rabbit/zombie soup for me.

However, this evening I get to take a brief respite as a guest on the podcast of filmmaking fest buddy Travis Betz, flickfights .  Which reminds me, I’ve been horribly remiss with our FRIENDS OF tRIPPIN’ section on the blog.  So, without further ado, I give you TRAVIS BETZ, friend of trippin’ and so much more… Read the rest of this entry »

We Must Rescue Cinema!

March 30th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

3122525698_fd8e8f8e00_oMy dear director friend J texted me from Australia in a mad frenzy.  He was on a bus en route to Melbourne and being “forced to watch Four Holidays.”  He wrote:

Oh dear, Devi, it’s one of the worst movies ever made.  And yet it’s filled with great actors.  What the hell?  Why?  How?  This is why we have to make (title of project we’re collaborating on).  We just have to.  There is a moral imperative involved.  We have to rescue cinema.  Think of all the poor kids who’ve never seen “The Breakfast Club” but God help them they have seen “Four Holidays.” Read the rest of this entry »

Tampa Reviews trippin’ with “Playful Irony”

March 25th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

still back van zed bubblescropNice!  We just got our first review from our Gasparilla screening in Tampa.   Congrats, Team!  You made a “playfully ironic comedy horror delight.”

Check it out here…


To those who haven’t been able to see trippin’ screen with an audience yet, I found this one to be a very nicely-written account of the kind of comments and reactions we’ve been getting during Q& A and out in the lobby thereafter.

Thanks, Tampa Film Fan!

Some First Class trippin’ in Tampa

March 24th, 2010 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

devi cinebistro smFirst off, congrats to the team!  Yes, both of our films were well-received.  I’ll elaborate momentarily.  But first, Other Filmmakers, I hereby proclaim you should all submit your film to next year’s Gasparilla International Film Festival, and by all means attend.  You will thank me.  Where else can you be treated like royalty, enjoy nonstop films, food and parties,  pee alongside Jerry Springer (well, I didn’t, but Agustin did – and, no, he didn’t sneak a peek) AND watch your film at the coolest venue ever? Read the rest of this entry »