Ten Films to be produced over the summer before world premiere Oct. 3, 2020

Sacramento — Access Sacramento‘s 21st annual “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival named 10 winning writers during a live televised and streamed virtual volunteer Cast and Crew Call Wednesday May 20 at 6pm.

The announcement broadcast live on Access Sacramento revealed the names of the projects and writers who will produce their films over the summer, with an anticipated world premiere red carpet showcase for the 10 projects on Sat. Oct. 3, 2020 at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre. (Subject to change based on governmental health restrictions at that time.)

The Wed. May 20 6pm Live event was on Comcast or Consolidated Communications cable channel 17, AT&T U-verse Channel 14, streaming from Access Sacramento.org, or from the Access Sacramento Facebook Page, and within https://pcs.greenlit.app itself.

With the writers now becoming producers, more than 200 volunteers logged in to create volunteer profiles in a new digital cast and crew call website platform https://pcs.greenlit.app. The website app was created for Access Sacramento by FilmFestO, a division of Sacramento-based Casting Calls America and its original SacCasting.com website.

The writers come from all around the region with five from Sacramento , two from Cameron Park and others from Carmichael, Davis, Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova.

A Place Called Sacramento” awards 10 family-friendly scripts each year with the opportunity to have the script turned into a movie with a guaranteed big screen world premiere, cable distribution on the Access Sacramento public access cable channel and credit listings on the prestigious Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com).

To volunteer or contact a particular project or writer, send an email to the writer to begin a conversation by clicking on their name. Volunteers can still build their profiles in the https://pcs.greenlit.app website. The winning writers with their project descriptions are:

Winning Projects (alphabetical order):

“All About Claire” by Judith Plank (Davis) – Actress Claire faces a troubling riddle as her film character’s difficulties play out in real life

“Biracial Beauties” by Audrey Booth (Carmichael) – Claire fits in, she just doesn’t stand out–that is, until she finds an unexpected source of confidence.

“For Quentin” by Mo Alagi (Elk Grove) – After meeting a kindly hobo, a college student photographer struggles to capture photos of Sacramento’s homeless before his social studies class loses interest in the topic.

“The House in the Way” by Christopher Corsello (Sacramento) – A Sacramento family fights to keep its long-time home when a new construction project threatens all they love.

“It’s You” – by Randy Nundlall, Jr. (Rancho Cordova) & Samantha Laurenti (Sacramento) – An isolated woman, living in a devastated barren world of the future, finds herself in Sacramento with an important task that can help rebuild society.

“Lollipop” by Brittany Rietz (Cameron Park) – Fighting back from drug addiction, Amy reaches out to her sister in hopes of reconnecting.

“Not So Real Housewives of Sacramento” by Melissa Hojman (Sacramento)   – A look into the daily lives of four housewives from Sacramento, as they battle through friendships, family, and secrets while keeping up their prestigious images.

“A Perfect Match” by Nathan Reedy (Sacramento) – It’s hardest to give when times are the toughest, but when Judy’s act of kindness saves Charlie from embarrassment, little did they realize they might be “A Perfect Match.”

“Rise of the Superkid” by Dana Walker (Cameron Park)  – A young Sacramento superhero on the quest to find her superpower elicits help from her trusty four-legged sidekick.

“Transplanted” by Elizabeth G. Bynum (Sacramento)  – When young Hailey from the Bay Area needs specialized medical care in Sacramento, her parents consider how life might be better living closer to doctors and jobs.

To watch a replay of the televised announcement event on Access Sacramento, cable 17, or streaming from AccessSacramento.org tune in at the following times:

Thursday, May 21th @ 10:00am

Friday, May 22th @ 2:00pm

Monday, May 25th @ 8:00pm

Tuesday, May 26th @ 12:30pm

Wednesday, May 27th @ 4:30am

Access Sacramento is a local non-profit foundation operating two cable television channels and cablecast/internet/over-the-air radio station KUBU-LP 96.5 FM. Watch on Comcast and Consolidated Communications Cable Channels 17 & 18, and AT&TU-Verse channel 14. Channel 17 is also live streamed from AccessSacramento.org.