“Make a Movie this Summer”

Access Sacramento is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Place Called Sacramento Film Festival. The 10 winners were officially announced at the Cast & Crew Call on Saturday. It was tight race again this year as the judges numbers came in. There were lots of great stories to choose from and each year the scripts get better and better and the scores stay neck in neck until the last round of judging. The Script writers now become the Producers and will be making 10 short films over the summer. All their films will be played on the big screen at The Crest Theatre on Sunday, October 7th at 1pm. They used the PCS Cast and Crew Call to prepare for productions.

At the Cast & Crew Call many people came out to hear the ten filmmakers talk about their films and what a help they will need from the community. Each filmmaker had a chance to talk about their films, meet and greet and network, and just have a great time. Like years past, the films range in genre from non-fiction scary and fun tales to stories based on real events in Sacramento. Most of this year’s filmmakers are first time Producers along with some returning PCS alumni.

We are very pleased to announce this year’s winners:

“Last Chance” by Rocky Regino onlyraquel@hotmail.com

Nate, a young journalist meets up with Mara, a quirky mystery woman he is set up to work with by his sister. She gives him a fresh perspective into appreciating what he’s got.

“Restitution” by Cheryl Wynton cjwynton@sbcglobal.net

Paula, a woman who has been robbed by young and tough Veronica gets a chance for restitution. They are both surprised by what they discover.

“Man vs. Sacramento” by Ian Wynton cjwynton@sbcglobal.net

Cub, an adult scout, learns to survive in Sacramento in this spoof of the popular show. Where will he find food, shelter, and all the things a scout needs? Join him on his Capitol adventure!

“Cookie Monster” by Rob Anderson randerson151@comcast.net

Taylor is a clean freak. This doesn’t stop him from joining his family on an outing with his 5 year old relative, Riley. A bag of cookies is passed around and more than sweets are shared.

“Squatter” by Matthew Gilliam


Old Sacramento has many curiosity shops and when Alex, a young adult, and his friends stumble into one, they find a fifth friend. Their new pal may not be who they think he is.

“The Yogasm” by Colin Swift swift@lilacneuronmedia.com

Buddies Hal and Les like to make a sport of womanizing. When they overhear a couple of Yoginis talking about their ‘hot’class they decide to check it out. The insight they gain is more than they ever planned.

“Bracero Brothers” by Christa Bella


Inspired by actual events, brothers Humberto and Carlos, migrant farm-workers, set out on a journey to Sacramento. Discovering challenges along the way, they persevere to find their path.

“The Producer” by Dänna Wilberg


Adam and Sara, filmmakers on tight schedule, struggle to care for Adam’s ailing mother, Evelyn, an actor. When Evelyn passes Adam feels remorse. The ‘big screen’ isn’t empty. It’s now showing its brightest star, Evelyn.

“Fate – A Miwok Story” by Laura Tapia & Victoria Gary vg91680@yahoo.com

Ex-boxing champion, Johnny Four Bears is confused by his dreams until he meets Sky Dancer, a young female boxer. She may carry the magic Johnny needs. Could it be fate?

“Underwater” by Frank Ingram


Phoenix, a little tike, gets ideas when she hears her parents arguing about their home foreclosure. Imagination and magic play a part in the solution of their problems.

There’s still time to join in the fun and volunteer to help this summer. You can e-mail the filmmakers at their e-mails listed above, visit www.AccessSacramento.org, or call us in the office at 9(16) 456-8600 x0.

If you didn’t get a chance to go to the PCS Cast & Crew Call come on by the free Studio 24 Entertainment Fair this Saturday, June 9th between 10am and 4pm and stop by our table. I will be there all day and I will be joined by the filmmakers throughout the day. We’ll also have some info form you can take with you. You can bring us your headshots and info, or just bring yourself and say howdy!

Come and make a movie this summer!

Michelle A. Barbaria, Access Sacramento Office Manager, Producer, & Community Outreach