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Local Director Series: Ivansxtc

Local Director Series: Ivansxtc
Jun 26, 2018, 8:00 pm


Local Director Series: Ivansxtc
Producer, Writer: Lisa Enos

06/26 | 8:00 PM

UICA Members: $4
Public: $8

Movie tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk beginning at 12 noon on the date of each screening.

UICA’s Local Director Series is a recurring event that showcases feature-length films by independent directors who live and work in Grand Rapids, MI. The Local Director Series is a premier forum for directors to share their work publicly and the event acts as a vital resource for the advancement of the West Michigan film community by increasing public awareness about independent filmmaking and the impressive film industry established right here in Grand Rapids.

About the Film

After a hotshot Hollywood agent (Danny Huston) dies, colleagues scramble to dissuade clients from defecting from the agency.

Genre: Drama
Run Time: 93 min
MPAA Rating: NR
Origin: UK | USA

About the Filmmaker

Lisa Enos is a writer and a filmmaker from Ludington, Michigan. In 1994 she moved to Chicago after graduating from Michigan State University and landed her first job as an illustrator a Loxley Hall Productions in Chicago, IL. Enos quickly rose to become a producer and partner in the company and moved the operation to Portland, OR in 1995.  Her clients there included Wieden & Kennedy Advertising and Will Vinton Studios, among others. In 1995 she produced and directed the award-winning series, "More Life Lessons," a series of narrative shorts for the educational market.

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In 1996 Enos read a story in the Oregonian newspaper about a Polish Jew who saved 54 children during the Holocaust and pitched the story to A&E Television Network in New York and they bought it. Enos traveled to Europe with a crew of five to interview survivors of the ordeal. The film entitled, "The Angel of Bergen Belsen," became the first digital film to air on A&E. She followed it up by directing "Copycat Crimes," an anti-censorship documentary about real-life crimes based on those committed in films, a project that took her to Los Angeles, where she stayed for several years.

While in Los Angeles, Enos co-wrote and produced the critically acclaimed, "ivansxtc," (1999) the first high-definition feature film, starring Danny Huston and Peter Weller. The film was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards the year it was released. This landed her on the cover of Videography Magazine proclaiming, "Film Is Dead," along with her partner, Bernard Rose (of "Candyman" fame). 

Enos went on to write, develop and produce more feature films; Among those that have made it to the screen are "Snuff-Movie," (Lionsgate UK), starring Enos herself and Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé; "The Kreutzer Sonata," starring Elisabeth Rohm and Danny Huston; "Mr. Nice," starring Rhys Ifans, David Thewlis, Crispin Glover and Chloe Sevigny. 

In November 2017 a feature film she wrote and directed, "State of Modern Love" won Best International Film at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Enos also took home an award for Best International Director. The film stars local actors, Daniel Falicki, Michael McCallum, Sherryl Despres and Enos and will be released in 2018. 

In addition to the films that have been realized, Enos has also worked as a screenwriter for hire in London and Los Angeles for Sony, Fox Television, Rhino Films, Grenada UK, Artisan Entertainment, The BBC and Film Four. 

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at (616) 454-7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.

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