Elevation 9000 Films, Annie Oelschlager and 1421 Productions are expecting over a thousand industry insiders on hand for a special event at The Ivar (September 29th) to celebrate the completion of their latest film, “Gretchen Brettschneider Skirts Thirty” and to make some dreams come true for children with terminal illnesses.
Elevation 9000 Films president Corey Blake and COO Brad Morris screened the company’s first 35mm film short, The Boy Scout at more than 15 film festivals, winning a variety of audience and jury prizes. The premiere of The Boy Scout last year enjoyed attendance of more than 700 industry insiders, raising awareness for both the project and the production team.
Annie Oelschlager, writer, star and executive producer of “Gretchen B.”, brought the project to Elevation 9000 after completing the agent-training program at UTA and working as a story editor at Alliance-Atlantis Films. 1421 Productions, a third partner in the production of “Gretchen B.”, just enjoyed the premiere of its debut project, “Warning Sign” at the Dances with Films Festival. This team, whose principals David Cohen, Jesse Biltz, and Michael Galatte served as producers on “Gretchen B.” which will be touring festivals throughout the next year.
“Gretchen Brettschneider Skirts Thirty” is the story of a woman desperately trying to escape her thirtieth birthday. Undaunted by logic and supported by a Greek Chorus of show-tune singing friends, she attempts to avoid the dreaded event through all means legal and scientific.