Tumble Dry Low will be playing on the Alaska Airlines SIFF Selects channel all month long with a video introduction by yours truly. Check out all the other outstanding shorts from SIFF Seattle International Film Festival!
I had the pleasure of doing an interview with indie film site Honey Wagon Confidential this week for the launch of Tumble Dry Low. We talked about making the film on a micro budget, the festival circuit, film school and other fun stuff. Check out the entire interview here. Excerpt below.
HWC: What got you into film-making?
JS: I owe it to my parents for getting me into film. My parents love movies and when my mother had me, she took off from work to stay at home with me. She would record movies that played on HBO onto VHS tapes and cataloged them in a truly massive library of films. There was even a rolodex with all the movie titles so you could look up the number and find it on the shelf. I’m the oldest of four, so after three more kids, the collection started to get pretty big. When we were all growing up, during the summers and after school we would watch them. But, I think it was when I realized that the films weren’t real; that the stories were made up by people, that was the moment I wanted to learn how to make them. And I’ve been trying to do that since.
The key here is simplicity. Stein keeps his narrative mostly wordless—a film comprised of straightforward, visually strong moments. This is a story about moving on in the wake of tragedy and finding strength in loved ones. Fortunately, Stein’s film is sentimental but never schmaltzy. It feels honest where so many other similar shorts feel calculated. Granted, it helps that the film features an adorable young girl who has eyes like saucers (actress Georgia Rose Bell appearing in her first film), but despite the “cute factor” Stein’s film shows a strong sense of indie craft. His use of close-ups—a lighter, a hand reaching for another—are especially effective. As viewers, we get a sense of the relationship between father and daughter without anything feeling too on-the-nose.
We're thrilled to screen Tumble Dry Low at the 2015 San Diego Film Festival! This year's lineup looks amazing, with many high profile feature premieres and many shorts we've been itching to see. You check out the full lineup here. Jefferson Stein and composer, Marcelino Villalpando will be in attendance.
We're thrilled to announce Tumble Dry Low will have its Canadian premiere at the 35th Atlantic Film Festival! The festival runs September 17-24th in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Tumble will screen in Shorts Canada and the World 1 on Saturday, September 19th at 3:45pm.
Tumble Dry Low has been selected for DC Shorts! We are so excited to bring our film to the largest short film festival on the East Coast and MOVIEMAKER'S "Coolest Short Film Festival." Tumble will be screening in Showcase 1 on Thursday, September 10th at 7:00pm, Sunday, September 13th at noon, and Tuesday, September 15th at 5:00pm at the E Street Cinema.
Come out and say hello, we'd love to meet you!
We are stoked to announce Tumble Dry Low will be competing at Indy Film Fest 2015 in The Long Goodbye shorts program. There are so many wonderful films playing at this festival. If you live in Indiana, we highly recommend checking it out.
Some of our favorites from the circuit this year, playing at Indy Film Fest are:
Tumble will be screening Sunday, July 19th at 11am and Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30pm at the Deboest Lecture Hall. Tickets available here.
Tumble Dry Low is coming to Cape Cod! We are thrilled to be selected for the 24th Woods Hole Film Festival. Tumble will be screening in the Short Film Competition on Thursday, July 30th in Shorts 7: It's About Family at the Renfield Auditorium at 5:00pm.
SHOOT has named Jefferson Stein as one of 32 up and coming new directors in its annual New Directors Showcase. A clip from the film will screen at the DGA Theater in New York City on Thursday, May 21st.
An extended interview and clip from the film can be found here.
We are honored and thrilled to be able to announce that Tumble Dry Low will be screening in competition at the 41st Seattle International Film Festival in May. This Oscar-qualifying film festival is one of the top in North America and most attended with 160,000 annually.
This is a huge honor for everyone on the Tumble crew. We are simply overjoyed to even be included among so many amazing and wonderful films playing at SIFF this year.
Producer Kelly Stein and I are excited to be in attendance. See y'all at the show!
We're stoked to announce Tumble Dry Low has been selected for the 2015 St. Tropez International Film Festival and has been nominated for Best Director, Producer, and Original Screenplay of a Short Film!
Tumble will be screening at the festival in Screening Room 2 as one of the closing-day films on May 15th at 3:30p. Thank you St. Tropez IFF! We look forward to showing our film to its first French audience!
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This past weekend the awards jury at the 2015 SENE Film Festival recognized Tumble Dry Low with Best Short Film Honorable Mention! We are so grateful and thankful you enjoyed our film and we feel honored to be recognized in this way.
Thank you SENE!