Ella Gets a Promotion? – 2016 Manhattan Short Film Festival Finalist! – Woo-hoo!


The honors keep pouring in for ELLA! We are beyond excited to announce that we are a 2016 Finalist of the Manhattan Short Film Festival!

This is cool on so many levels. Perhaps most exciting is that all 10 Finalists of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, which obviously includes ELLA, are eligible for an OSCAR nomination! Whoa!! Now obviously that doesn’t mean ELLA will actually be nominated for an Academy Award, but it is a possibility now.

So we got that goin’ for us…which is nice.

And there’s even more exciting news! Erin Breen, who plays ELLA has been nominated for “Best Actor!”

Erin Breen Best Actor Nominee


Over 800 films were submitted to the Manhattan Short Film Festival from 52 different countries. And they selected 10. That’s it. Just 10! And ELLA is the only film selected from the United States. The festival works differently than all others. It will be shown on screens in in all 50 states and 20 countries across the globe during the week of September 23- October 2. CLICK HERE for the full schedule of venues, dates, and times.

Over 100,000 people across the globe will see this wonderful little film I penned. Everyone who attends a screening gets to vote for their favorite film and Best Actor. So please vote for ELLA & ERIN. All of the information about the festival (including the BAD ASS trailer they created for the festival itself) can be found by clicking on the logo:

MS Poster


And please click on the logo below to read the interview Mike Pusateri (Writer/Co-Director) gave to the festival, along with a bunch of specific information about ELLA:


Thanks and we’ll see YOU at the movies!

Ella Gets a Promotion – 2016 Downtown LA Film Festival Official Selection!

California Here We Come!

We are thrilled to announce that ELLA is an Official Selection of the 2016 Downtown LA Film Festival which runs from September 21 – 28.

Check back here for ELLA’S screening date and time! ELLA will screen at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles.

Click on the logo to be taken to the festival’s website for all information including how to buy tickets.

DTLAFF Laurels

DTLAFF Laurels

See you at the movies!

Trailer for ‘Ella Gets a Promotion?’


Hello and thank you for visiting the official web site for the short film, ‘Ella Gets a Promotion?’ We invite you to spend some time to learn more about our film and the filmmakers.

Please click below to see the trailer for ELLA. If you like it, please leave us a comment below. Thank you.