Film + Art + Charity = 7-Waves Shorts-n-Stuff

Art-Themed “7-Waves Shorts-n-Stuff” Film Festival Returns To North Hollywood’s The Federal Bar, May 12th, Includes Art Exhibition, Silent Auction

7-Waves Shorts-n-Stuff Film Festival

We do fun, unique things in the NoHo Arts District. But what we do best is make art. Get to know 7-Waves Entertainment, an eclectic group that combines live arts acts and film for an evening of fun and giving back in North Hollywood. Make sure to mark your calendars as they present the second quarterly “7-Waves Shorts-n-Stuff” Film Festival at The Federal Bar on Monday, May 12, 2014, with a red carpet at 7:00 p.m. and the event running from 8-10 p.m.

The 7-Waves “Shorts-n-Stuff” Film Festival will feature live acts and five short films., including “The Photographer’s Perspective” directed by Kim Wilson (; “Wish Wizard,” directed by Andre Gordon ( and starring Morgan Freeman and Ed Begley Jr. among other A-List actors; the short film “Malaria” directed by Edson Oda (; the award-winning film “Turning Japanese” by filmmaker Paul Bickel (, which stars Brian Austin Green, Zibby Allen and Genevieve Mariko Wilson; and “The Skin Is Mine” directed by Randy Stanley. Live acts will feature a performance from the original musical “Dorian’s Descent” (, which was produced by DOMA Theatre Co. and Requiem Media Productions; performances by Emanuele Secci & Valeria Mason in “Rondino” (; a song by opera singer Alison England (; and a magic show by internationally-renowned magician David Minkin ( (American Idol, MTV).

An art exhibition will showcase the work of two local artists, painters Veronica Castagnini and Melanie Hopkins. Ms. DJ HoneyBrown will return as the host DJ, and the returning list of sponsors includes the NOHO Arts District, Intercontinent Affordable Housing, Inc., Requiem Media Productions LLC, DOMA Theatre Co., and Venture Hill Entertainment. 7-Waves Entertainment is led by local Italian-American filmmaker, Leo Foti, and “7-Waves Shorts-n-Stuff” is produced in association with Tanjareen Martin and Citric Cinema Inc. The festival highlights the ongoing work of local filmmakers, and adds to the unification of the local community of burgeoning artists, directors, performers and entertainment professionals in a casual setting.

7-Waves continues to work in conjunction with “Behind The Mask,” a non-profit organization with a mission to support the arts and media. The quarterly festivals will also feature other local charities that will benefit from proceeds. May’s featured charity is Hands For Hope (, an after-school and single parent resource program serving low-income, minority youth in the North Hollywood area. The charity will raise funds through a silent auction, which includes photographs donated by local photographers Kim Wilson (, Maxx Walske (, Frank Carrino (, and Russell and Shurovi Hasan (

WHERE: The Federal Bar 5303 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood.
WHEN: Monday, May 12
Red carpet begins at 7:00 p.m. The first screening scheduled promptly for 8 p.m.



Artistry, Creativity and Sensibility are what define 7-Waves Entertainment, the premier Hollywood production company run by Italian-born writer/actor/filmmaker Leo Foti. With several projects underway, including the release of the short film “Tipping Point,” production on two feature-length films entitled “In Vino” and “All In,” a staged version of “In Vino,” and “Extravaganza,” a web series merging the worlds of online, screen and stage, 7-Waves Entertainment is earning recognition in international film festivals and with international audiences for its unconventional and fearless storytelling.

Italian-born actor, performer and filmmaker Leonardo “Leo” Foti has made the United States his new home following a move to Los Angeles five years ago, in which time he has been recognized as an international, unconventional and fearless artist who moves effortlessly between acting, filmmaking, musical theatre, improvisation and writing. Leo Foti’s international, artistic education offered him once-in-a-lifetime training with individuals known throughout the industry as the best teachers of our time, including Mauricio Bustamante, Alice Mistroni, Lesly Kahn and Jack Plotnick. As an actor, Leo Foti was directed by international film directors Ben-Hur Sepher and Neri Parenti in movies of international recognition, including “The Desperate” (winner of 67 worldwide awards, including Best Short Film at the Hollywood Film Festival) and “Christmas in Beverly Hills” (an Italian Blockbuster). After directing many theatre shows in Italy, Foti directed his first film entitled “Tipping Point.” The film was shot in Los Angeles and in New York City, and has premiered at Universal Studios. It was chosen as an official selection of The Sarasota Film Festival, The Palm Beach International Film Festival, and Cannes Short Film Corner.

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