Category Archives: trailer

DRIFT (2010) NOW FREE ONLINE! / Short Time Only

My award-winning 32-minute short, DRIFT, was chosen to compete in this year’s FirstGlance Film Festival Short Online Contest! For the next five weeks (March 25 thru May 13, 2011) you can watch it on the web and (hopefully) vote it 5 stars!

Free registration is required for viewing AND you must vote on 3 different films for any of your votes to be counted. I apologize about that weird rule, but I suppose it’s meant to balance things out. Regardless, I would love it if you checked it out!

Click below to register, watch, and vote!
3 Votes Required for Your Votes to Count!

DRIFT Trailer.
DRIFT Teaser.


“DRIFT”: A Short Film by Jim Vendiola

I have been extremely busy, folks: I’m making a movie!

We start shooting this Sunday, 3/28/10.

Check out the Teaser, and consider showing your support of indie filmmaking, by making a donation (or helping to spread the word)!

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Wish me luck,

Poster + Teaser for Neo-giallo “Amer” (2009)

I’m a sucker for great movie poster art and the schlockiness of a giallo film.

Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Amer looks like a pretty dead-on throwback:

  • Todd Brown’s Amer review on Twitch

Unfortunately, I’ve yet to find a US release date for it anywhere…

Trailer for Nicolas Refn’s “Valhalla Rising” (2009)

Of Danish director Refn’s films, I’ve only seen The Pusher trilogy, a collection of modern Neorealist crime films made over the course of a decade—each installment better than the last—and stylistically composed in a manner not unlike 2008’s critically lauded Gomorra.

From Todd Brown’s review over at Twitch, it sounds as if Valhalla is much more abstract, both thematically and structurally, than the trailer lets on. For starters its main character, One Eye (played by Pusher/Pusher II [co-]star Mads Mikkelsen, who also played villain Le Chiffre in Casino Royale), remains completely mute throughout the entire film.

I’m hoping that this one ends up at Chicago International this year! I guess I’ll find out next week, when they release the full schedule*.

[*update: it’s not a part of the lineup, and that is a bummer. However, the fact that it’s being labeled as a “VIKING FAIL” by various Tweetards only makes me that much more interested, since I assume at least some of them were hoping for some sort of Norwegian 300.]