New York, NY, August 11, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Audiences in Los Angeles and New York City like to think they've seen it all...but they've seen nothing like this. In a coast to coast double whammy, on August 17th, L.A based actress and film-maker Kimberly Aboltin, is going to make audiences sit up and take notice. In a unique accomplishment, on the same day, she has films in both the New York No Limit Film Series and The Hollyshorts Film Festival, (an Academy Award qualifying film festival).
"After spending so much time making sure that my two films find a life of their own, it's rewarding to have both of them in two separate films on opposite coasts on the same day," said Aboltin from L.A on Monday.
At 7:30 PM in New York City, (4:30 California time) the first show of the evening begins, as curtains open on "Teapot," at the New York No Limits film festival. An inspired, hilarious and affecting short, "Teapot" tells the story of Jaime, "a newcomer in a woman's anger management program, who manipulates her sponsor and friends under the guise of her beloved grandmother's teapot in order to confront her ex about a recent break up text he sent." "Teapot" was also featured at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, L.A Shorts Fest, Downtown Urban Arts Festival (NYC) and on Digital Box Office.) Written by Kimberly Aboltin, it was directed by Alexander Gruszynski; a member of the ASC and a cinematographer with a long and impressive resume that includes work on "Tremors," "The Craft," and "Oz," among others.
Just a half hour after "Teapot" begins in New York, at 5 PM PST, a Los Angeles audience attending the prestigious 13th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will be taking their seats at the TCL Chinese Theatre for a showing of the equally hilarious "Tripolar" described as "The all too familiar cycle of an unhealthy relationship that takes place in one afternoon - A dark comedy wherein a new couple share secrets while in post coital bliss, until the secrets become too much to bare." Like "Teapot," "Tripolar" was written by Aboltin and directed by Gruszynski, and has also garnered positive attention as an official selection of the Cleveland International Film Festival, and the L.A Shorts Fest, (both Academy Award qualifying festivals) and was recently hosted on Digital Box Office and was a Semifinalist at Hollywood Screenings Film Festival.
When asked about her creative process, Kimberly says: "I want to tell stories that deal with the parts of ourselves that we're afraid to show people because of the fear of being labeled crazy. I don't think it's helpful to me or anyone else to be too careful. I want to step into saying things the way they actually are. Crazy or not - And not wrap it up in a tight little bow with a beautifully learned lesson... Sometimes my slices of life are ...moments that hurt. Sure, I might make them funny (I hope) or entertaining (I try) but sometimes the lesson doesn't happen and the behavior gets repeated. And that's just the way it always has been for me. I'm a late bloomer."
She goes on to say, "My two short films, 'Teapot' and 'Tripolar,' are based on moments in my life that I'm not proud of, but they happened. I went through a few horrible break ups and didn't show up as the best version of myself. I think that's something that a lot of people can relate to. I'm interested in the shameful moments, the moments we later regret. My work is about turning the mirror on myself. And if I can laugh at or do a dance number around some moment that in real life was quite painful, then that's my way of being able to come full circle."
More details about Kimberly Aboltin and her other projects (including webseries "Neil Patrick and Harris; The Chronicles Of Conjoined Triplets" now featured on Elizabeth Banks' Whohaha.com and "Killing The Apologetic Girl" featured on the front page of FunnyOrDie.com) can be found at:
Tripolar will be playing at The 13th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival:
August 17th at 5pm
TCL Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tripolar Trailer: https://vimeo.com/181268585
Teapot will be screening at the New York No Limits Film Series:
August 17th at 7:30pm
at the Wild Project at 195 E. 3rd St New York City
$8 in advance/ $12 at the door
Teapot Trailer : https://vimeo.com/188234790