Co-Founder of Non-Profit "Patron of the Arts" Cindy Baer Guests on Eye on Entertainment

Producer, Director and Actress Baer is Raising Funds for Next Film “Odd Brodsky”

Huntington Beach, CA, July 28, 2011 --( Dawna Lee Heising of Eye on Entertainment interviewed director, producer, actress and entrepreneur Cindy Baer at the Time Warner Cable studio in Costa Mesa, CA on July 7, 2011. Her new feature “Odd Brodsky” is a quirky comedy about finding the magic in life! It's about a lovable loser who quits her steady job to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Baer is moving forward into preproduction, trusting that she’ll be able to raise $50K by the time shooting starts in August 2011. The “Odd Brodsky” facebook page is at: Donations are tax-deductible through fiscal sponsor Patron of the Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization. To donate, go to:

Baer began her career as an actress with the Boston Children's Theatre at the age of 14. She has performed in over 25 stage plays, including the critically acclaimed roles of Essie in the Pasadena Shakespeare Company's production of "You Can't Take It With You," and Jill in the 30th anniversary production of Leonard Gershe's "Butterflies Are Free" at the prestigious Matrix Theatre in Hollywood. Baer was also a producer on “Butterflies Are Free.”

In 2001, she founded the production company Free Dream Pictures, and made her feature producing/directing debut with “Purgatory House” (2004), which was written by an at-risk 14-year-old at-risk girl that Baer mentored in the Big Sisters of Los Angeles Program. “Purgatory House” screened at over 25 film festivals, nabbing highly coveted screening slots alongside much bigger-budgeted, star-studded indies. The film became a critical darling, garnering feature stories in over 60 respected publications, including The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and CBS Radio. It won 11 festival awards, two Prism nominations, and appeared on five critics’ lists for “Best Film of the Year”, before securing distribution with Image Entertainment. Baer’s recent acting credits include the roles of “Lizzie Borden” in the upcoming indie horror feature “Lizzie” and Rainn Wilson’s wife “Jillian” in “Few Options.”

Believing that acting saved her own life as a child, in 2000 Baer founded the Mosaic Theatre Company. Mosaic is a California non-profit, public benefit company, whose mission is to get kids excited about creating art, music and theatre as an alternative to negative outlets. Baer is the co-founder of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization "Patron of the Arts." The mission of the organization is to match filmmakers and artists with members of the public (patrons) who wish to support their works.

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