Los Angeles Premiere

Berlin Calling will have its Los Angeles Premiere on Thursday, June 19th at 7 p.m. The museum’s former location can be seen in several scenes in the film. A Q&A will take place following the screening.  Seats are limited, purchase tickets online in advance here for $10 each.

The museum is located in Pan Pacific Park next to The Grove (near Fairfax and Beverly.) The address is: 100 S. Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Be aware museum parking is limited and there will be an event taking place in Pan Pacific Park at the same time. We encourage people to park in The Grove parking lot across the street.

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Winning the Gold

remiAwardSZDThe “Berlin Calling” Team was so excited to attend the WorldFest-Houston Remi Awards Gala on April 12, 2014. We were notified we were up for an award but we had no idea what it would be.

Two nights after our world premiere screening, we attended the awards gala, along with hundreds of other filmmakers at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reliant Park.

The festivities began with a cocktail reception, then moved into the banquet room at the Crowne Plaza Houston to take our seats. As we sipped complimentary cocktails and chowed down on delicious filet mignon, host and WorldFest-Houston founder, Hunter Todd took the stage, dressed in his military whites, to hand out the awards. We saw them hand out bronze awards, then silver. Our name still hadn’t been called.

Then came the GOLD and we WON for best biographical film. Director Nigel Dick and cast member Kastle Waserman took the stage to accept the golden-framed plaque. We couldn’t help but be a bit emotional for this validation of all our efforts. It was an exciting moment indeed!

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There was so much support in the room, as our table and everyone else in the crowd all congratulated each other. As indie filmmakers, we all know how hard it is to get a project screened, let alone finished!  For us it meant so much – testament we had a good story, a first-time filmmaking and screenwriting credit for Kastle Waserman and a new credential for director Nigel Dick as an official documentary filmmaker.

We would like to thank WorldFest-Houston’s Hunter Todd and Kathleen Haney for making this event so special for us and all filmmakers. They run this festival by their own rules and know how important it is for filmmakers to receive recognition for their work. They truly love film and those who make it. We were so happy and grateful to be part of this extraordinary festival as our foray in bringing “Berlin Calling” to the public.

Our official award laurel:

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Onwards and upwards!

Report from WorldFest-Houston

“Berlin Calling” debuted to the public at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival on April 10, 2014 at the Flagship AMC Studio 30 Theatres. After seven years of research, interviews, travel, tears and hard work, we shared our story with an audience of festival goers and many Holocaust survivors from the Houston area.

A Q&A with director Nigel Dick and the cast took place after the screening. Many in the crowd moved into the front rows to create an intimate setting, their questions followed by hugs and thank you’s for documenting this very important story. We couldn’t have asked for a better world premiere!

Remembering Eliska

EliskaWe were saddened today to learn of the passing of Eliska Levinska, our tour guide through Theresienstadt concentration camp. Eliska was a survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. She went on to be a social worker in Prague, Czech Republic.

See a clip from Berlin Calling of Eliska speaking of her time in Theresienstadt.

We were honored to have spent time with her and have her share her story in our film.