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Monday Morning  – completed its theatrical run at Laemmle Theaters

* June 2013 –   Monday Morning is being distributed by

Vanguard Cinema/Anderson Digital, LLC

Laurel LIFF - WINNER

“Winner”  2012 Long Island Film Festival 

“Official Selection” 2012 American Independent Film Festival

“Official Selection” 2013 S.U.R.G.E Film Festival 

 "Monday Morning" review, L.A.

“Official Selection   2012 Indie Gathering Film Festival

"Monday Morning" review, L.A.

“Official Selection”   New Filmmakers NY 2012

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MONDAY MORNING MOVIE PROVOKES STRONG VERBAL CONFRONTATIONS  –   After a few screenings, “Monday Morning” endeared many critics like Nick Leyland from “Movie Room Review” who said “Monday Morning is an eye opening film… a lot of things in this movie that will make your stomach turn, but maybe it will make you want to step up and do something about this problem in your own neighborhood”.  But “Monday Morning” also seriously angered a few. One said, off the record, that although he thought the movie was “potent, powerful and creatively bold”his philosophical differences and strong aversion to some of the graphic scenes, caused him to “rebuke the movie as a whole”.   Any movie that could have a polarizing affect on audiences is risky for an exhibitor. Or maybe not.  Greg Laemmle gave “Monday Morning” a theatrical run at his Laemmle Theaters.

“Bold and haunting… Nat Christian amalgamates the elements of drama, thriller, politics, social commentary and magical realism… The plot never feels predictable or ho-hum…
He depicts the lifestyles of the homeless realistically and unflinchingly”
… Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

A unique story that dives beyond its political exterior,
unveiling a severe problem in our country and putting a spotlight on those who must rise up and make a difference”
… Stephen Davis, College Movie Review

A timely film & a rarity in today’s political climate…
Surprising (& sobering) scenes of abuse of homeless people”
… Edward Yerke-Robins, laist

“It reminded me of It’s a Wonderful Life turned inside-out… Christian manages to
give us certain scenes that are surprisingly powerful, often upsetting, that involve his homeless”
… James van Maanen, TrustMovies

An eye opening film… a lot of things in this movie that will make your stomach turn,
but maybe it will make you want to step up and do something
about this problemin your own neighborhood”
… Nick Leyland, Movie Room Review

“It is complex and deep, and will leave viewers thinking
long after the last words are spoken… shocking… yet endearing in an odd way”
… Caress Thirus, Film Monthly

A thumbs up!  There are some very graphic scenes and graphic
language in this film that some may find disgusting, however,
the stark truth is appalling and disgusting. It is amazing how,
when the truth is presented, a few will not even review a film
because they don’t want to see and admit the truth that is there.
And the truth is what it is… and that we truly must start to do
something about this atrocity of mankind’s inhumanity to an
ever growing population of the homeless.”
…David Lawrence Dewey, DL Dewey’s World

“After 20 years of trying to help homeless families I thought I had seen it all,
but Monday Morning was and is a truly inspiring and riveting film
… Booker Pearson, Upward Bound

A powerful, engaging movie, which captures the essence of the homeless.
The personalities of the characters light up and I experienced them as very real”
… Bill Rosendahl, L.A. City Councilman

“A poignant depiction of homelessness, with powerful performances
that will linger long after credits roll”
…The Indie Talent Awards

MONDAY MORNING

VICTOR BROWNE   MOLLY KIDDER   JESSICA SPOTTS   CEVIN MIDDLETON 
NAT CHRISTIAN   NICK CIMILUCA   ROBERT PIKE DANIEL
Casting JEAN SCOCCIMARRO, CSA  /  STEPHANIE ALLENSWORTH (Minnesota)
Sound Design PETER SRINIVASAN   Costume Designer FATIM BANGOURA
Production Designer SHAWNA STONE   Composer ROSSANO GALANTE
Edited by  NAT CHRISTIAN,   JONATHAN FUNG,   PETER SRINIVASAN
Director of Photography STUART THOMSON   Executive Producer The NEW YOLK TIMES
Written, Produced & Directed by NAT CHRISTIAN

Click for – The Monday Morning TRAILER

Monday Morning review OFFICIAL Poster - LONG

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*Actress Molly Kidder is the recipient of the “Anita Stewart Acting Award”

Laurel LIFF - WINNER

 

 

Click below for…

Monday Morning – CREDITS

Monday Morning – BIOS (coming soon)

Monday Morning – SYNOPSIS

Monday Morning – OUTTAKES (coming soon)

Monday Morning – Behind The Scenes (coming soon)

Monday Morning – Interviews (coming soon) 

 

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CHANNELS

Channels Bulletin

Olliewood Films Inc.

presents

CHANNELS

KIM OJA   NAT CHRISTIAN   JOHN KASSIR   TAYLOR NEGRON   ED ASNER

JOAN VAN ARK    Casting JEAN SCOCCIMARRO, C.S.A.

Costume Designer KAREN PERRY   Production Designer DOLORES PIAZZA

Edited by NAT CHRISTIAN AND DUANE CONDER   Music ROSSANO GALANTE

Director of Photography MICHAEL HARDWICK   Executive Producer ANN MARCUS

Written, Produced and Directed by NAT CHRISTIAN

“An intelligent, thoughtful comedy, with a lot of sweet silliness…  
laugh-out-loud moments…  a filmmaker with an individual, unique style”
…. Sandy Kashmar, Editor Ruidoso News

Click here to watch the CHANNELS TRAILER

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Ed Asner in Channels1Nat Christian and Kim Oja - Rain 1Kim Oja and Christopher Shiffrin in CHANNELSNat Christian and Fifi in CHANNELSTaylor Negron (right) and Nat Christian (back) in CHANNELS 1(L-R) Nat Christian, John Kassir, Kim Oja putting on the hits in CHANNELS1Nat Christian and Kim Oja stroll in CHANNELSNat Christian and Kim Oja fallimg in love 2 in CHANNELSTaylor Negron as Niles talking to BlackNat Christian and Kim Oja - Rain 4bJoan Van Ark - CHANNELSJohn Kassir as WalterNat Christian and Kim Oja shocked in CHANNELSNat Christian and Kim Oja falling in love in CHANNELS_1Nat Christian throwing Kim Oja out in CHANNELSNat Christian as Black Rackiln 3 in CHANNELSJon Kassir, Nat Christian, Kim Oja good time 5Taylor Negron and Nat Christian 2Kim Oja is surprised in CHANNELSJon Kassir, Nat Christian, Kim Oja good time 4Kim Oja and Nat Christian1John KassirNat Christian and Kim Oja - Sky1Joan Van ArkNat Christian and Kim Oja romancing in CHANNELSNat Christian directing on set with (AD) J.M. Bogh1Kim Oja in sexy dual roleJon Kassir, Nat Christian, Kim Oja good time 3Nat Christian directing (with his dog)Ed Asner1

COMPLETE CAST & CREW:

Click here to see the complete CAST & CREW for CHANNELS

OUTTAKES:

OUTTAKES from CHANNELS (click to view outtakes)

INTERVIEWS:

ED ASNER, Actor (click to watch the interview)

 

ROSSANO GALANTE, Composer (click to watch the interview)

For his work on CHANNELS, Mr. Galante was nominated for “Best Achievement in Film/Audiovisual Composition (Original Material) – Feature Length Production in the Jerry Goldsmith Awards for Young Film and Audiovisual Composers.
CLICK ON the photo to hear a sample of Mr. Galante’s score
 
 
 
 
 
 
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DARYL ORENGE, Songwriter: (click to watch the interview)

“You Make Me Feel Alive”
Lyrics by Nat Christian;  Music by Daryl Orenge  &  Cynthia Hasson
Vocals: Cynthia Hasson
CLICK ON the photo to hear the song

Review…

Nat Christian - CHANNELS REVIEW - RUIDIOSO

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FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE

CLICK HERE TO VIEW TRAILER

forheavenssake_pre

 

Olliewood Films Inc.

 

presents

FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!

FLORENCE HENDERSON

ALLISON LANGE   DAVID PAETKAU   YAANI KING

KATHRYN GORDON   STEPHANIE PATTON as Katie   Joseph Campanella

Casting Robert MacDonald C.S.A. & Perry Bullington C.S.A.

Costume Designer Karen Perry  Production Designer Dolores Piazza

Music By James Barth   Editor Jeff Gove  Director Of Photography Michael Hardwick

Co-producer Herb Linsey Executive Producer Ann Marcus

Written By Ann Marcus    Produced & Directed By Nat Christian

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Click here to see the complete CAST & CREW for FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE

INTERVIEWS:

ANN MARCUS, Executive Producer (click to watch the interview)

Florence Henderson

Allison Lange

David Paetkau

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CALIFORNIA CASANOVA

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OPENING SEQUENCE

California Casanova - Poster

RUMAR FILMS

presents a

RUTH LANDERS PRODUCTION

of a

NAT CHRISTIAN FILM

CALIFORNIA CASANOVA

JERRY ORBACH   AUDREY LANDERS   TYRONE POWER JR.   BRYAN GENESSEE  MICHELLE JOHNSTON

KEN KERCHEVAL   TED DAVIS   JOYCE BLAIR

Casting by Sharon Nederlander   Costume Designer Hillary Stone

Production Design by Rand Sagers   Edited by Mark Manos and Tim Taylor

Music by Reg Powel and Sam Winans   Cinematography by Bryan Greenberg

Executive Producers Ruth Landers and Mark Polan   Produced by Ruth Landers

Written and Directed by Nat Christian

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INTERVIEWS (Coming Soon)…

Ruth Landers

Audrey Landers

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CLUB FED

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Club Fed - Poster

RUMAR FILMS

presents a

RUTH LANDERS PRODUCTION

of a

NAT CHRISTIAN FILM

CLUB FED

BURT YOUNG  LANCE KINSEY   JUDY LANDERS

KAREN BLACK   JOSEPH CAMPANELLA   ALLEN GARFIELD

SHERMAN HEMSLEY   SETH JAFFE   MARY WORONOV

Casting by Sharon Nederlander   Production Design by Lynda Reiss

Costume Designer Linda L. Meltzer   Music by Rod McBrien and Questar Welsh

Edited by Randy Wiles and Rusty Wiles   Cinematography by Arledge Armenaki

Executive Producers Ruth Landers and Mark Polan   Co-producer Nat Christian

Story by Ruth Landers   Screenplay by Jordan Rush   Produced by Ruth Landers

Directed by Nat Christian

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INTERVIEWS (Coming Soon)…

Judy Landers

Karen Black

Steve Love

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UNTITLED PROJECT

CRAZY JOE - ThumbCLICK HERE TO VIEW A FEW SEQUENCES

Starring Stacy Haiduk & Justin Lazard (Director, Nat Christian)


WORKSHOP PROJECT

Natalie Christian - GYPSYCLICK HERE TO VIEW A WORKSHOP MOVIE SCENE