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Monday
Jun232014

Monday Movie Meme – On the Air

The theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme is influenced by my recent guest appearance on the Cameron Avant Show to discuss ABYSS: The Greatest Proposal Ever, general filmmaking and other topics: On the Air.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring radio jockeys.

These are the people behind the microphone, working at a radio station where they are the host or main person who plays music and delivers news over the air. Here are my two selections for this week’s On the Air theme.

Do the Right Thing

A local radio DJ offers all sorts of funny tips for listeners to beat the heat wave while racial tensions rise in a Brooklyn neighborhood in this drama film starring Samuel L. Jackson. 

Hotel Rwanda

There was a radio jockey talking about rebel forces or something, in this war movie starring Don Cheadle.

 

What movies featuring radio DJs would YOU add to this list?

Monday
Jun162014

Monday Movie Meme - Waiting Tables #Etsy #RedCross #Handmade

#IndieFilm writer/director Nicole Ayers fundraising for the American Red Cross. Photo by Cameron Avant. During a recent tour stop at Jake’s Pizza and Grill for my Red Cross fundraiser, I met with Cameron Avant, a podcaster and television camera operator who joked that I looked like a waitress.

The vendor apron I wore that day could understandably double as a uniform for serving food, given the location we were in and the nature of this Dinner-and-a-Movie style fundraiser. Having Avant’s comment in mind, the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme is made to give a nod to SunFlowerFreckles, a handmade clothing and accessories shop on Etsy that sells aprons like the one I wore as well as character bowtie clips.

In addition, let’s use this week’s Monday Movie Meme to recognize the sometimes unappreciated work of restaurant staff everywhere: Waiting Tables.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring people who work as a member of the wait staff at a restaurant, diner or some other eatery.

Here are my selections for this week’s Waiting Tables theme.

Personal Velocity

A woman gets a waitressing job in a diner after fleeing with her children, from an abusive husband in this romantic drama starring Kyra Sedgwick.

Set It Off

A waitress gets stiffed with the bill by a group of friends planning what is supposed to be their last and final bank robbery in this action crime drama starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Blair Underwood.

Lighten Up

An unassuming waiter gets caught between a couple’s unfulfilled desires during a birthday celebration at a diner in this comedy, made by yours truly!

What movies have YOU watched that feature scenes where people are waiting tables?

Also, shop for handmade bowties, fabric wallets, toys, handbags and additional items by SunFlowerFreckles on Etsy!


Monday
Jun092014

Monday Movie Meme - Raising Capital

Chris Ponder and his Mother Cindy are served a hot meal by Red Cross emergency response vehicle (ERV) volunteer Erica Tenpenny after a tornado that ripped through areas of Arkansas in the Spring 2014. Before paying tribute to servicemen of the U.S. Military who died in the line of duty, we covered fire damage to inanimate objects, highlighting one of many disasters that The American Red Cross responds to everyday.

Going forward, I invite you all to join me in raising awareness for this organization, as I take some time this year to host a fundraiser for the services they provide to survivors of disasters, big and small.

Long story short, one of the folks who worked on my film “ABYSS: The Greatest Proposal Ever” lost a home to a disaster while we were making the movie – not long after Hurricane Sandy had already caused a delay in the completion of this project.

Since Red Cross was there for one of my staff/crew members, I find it fitting to use this movie to support the Red Cross, in an effort to help them help other people who suffer losses or damages in the wake of a natural, environmental or man-made disaster. It is my pleasure to present to you the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme as also being the first installment of the themed weeks that we discussed back in the Spring: Raising Capital: Raising Capital.

Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring people doing some sort of fundraising activity for a particular cause or to solve a problem. Here are my selections for this week’s Raising Capital theme.

My Tehran for Sale

An underground theatre actress sells all of her belongings in order to get money to pay for being smuggled into Australia, where she seeks to find better opportunities for artistic freedom and a healthier life, in this Australian-Iranian drama starring Marzieh Vafamehr and Amir Chegini.

The Full Monty

A group of blue collar workers form an all-male revue show after being laid off from their job, in this British comedy-drama starring Tom Wilkinson.

 

Waiting to Exhale

A housewife sells her cheating husband’s belongings in a yard sale, right on their front lawn, in this romantic comedy-drama starring Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Whitney Houston.

*Side note: Yeah, it seems that I’ve been getting a lot of “Monday Movie Meme” mileage out of this particular movie lately. Oh well. If it works, it works, right?! Ha!

 

What movies have YOU seen featuring people who participate in some type of fundraising activity?

**Photo (above at top) by Jason Colston/American Red Cross 

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