~ What an honor... to play the role of Anya in Stained. ~
STAINED the movie
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Stained made cinematic history by being the first film ever shot on the
4K ultra-high-definition RED One Camera to win a film festival:
Merit of Artistic Excellence from the Red Digital Cinema Company.
Order your copy of Stained or contact director Joshua Weigel, by going to Stained's official website: www.StainedtheMovie.com
"Stained" Credits (partial list)
Director: Joshua Weigel
Cinematographer: Brandon Lippard
Editor: Chris Witt
Composer: John Campbell
Sound Design: Brandon Griffith
Production Design: Joshua Weigel
Anya: Jenn Gotzon
Apollo: Clay Banks
Father: Mark Atteberry
Simone: Melissa Disney
Mother: Michelle Caudel
Green-handed Baby: Sydney Weigel
New City Soldier: Dion Slider
New City Soldier: Kimberly Durrett
Old City Officer: Allan Turner Ward
Everyone on screen: "Old City" oppressed people, green district residents and officers, "New City" soldiers, and all the action/stunt team - You all created the truth of this diseased and oppressed world and made it look amazing with your emotions and work!!!
Entire Cast and Crew Listing can be found on IMDB
A young woman Anya (played by Jenn Gotzon) struggles under the oppression of the "Old City" (antagonist played by Clay Banks), a deeply divided society (played by Melissa Disney, Michelle Caudel) that is isolated from the world around it and determined to preserve it's stability through the systematic segregation of its citizens. Driven by profound loss and a faded hopefully memory, Anya searches for a way out and finds she's not alone (father played by Mark Atteberry).
“Stained” was originally produced for the 168 Hour Film Project, an international competition challenging filmmakers to shoot, edit and score an 11 minute short film in 1 week. Completed on time, it garnered 13 award nominations and won 8 in addition to the Audience Choice Award and an Artistic Merit from RED Digital Cinema Company for becoming the first film ever shot on the RED ONE Camera to win Best Picture at a film festival. “Stained” was shot on location in Los Angeles, CA at the renowned Herald Examiner and is indebted to the dozens of talented individuals who generously donated their time and energy to bring it to life.
168 Hour Film Project and Festival - California
Nominated for 13, Won 8 including Best Film and Audience Choice Award
LA Shorts Festival - California (Aug 18)
LA Shorts Fest held at the Laemmle Sunset 5 in the primary catagory.
"Stained" premieres the extended version in Program 18, Aug 18 at 7:30p
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Wildwood By the Sea Film Festival - New Jersey (Sept 25 - 27)
Wildwood By the Sea Film Festival will be honoring Stained by screening it everyday of the festival Sept 25 - 27 followed by a Q & A / discussion by festival guest Jenn Gotzon who is being flown out to New Jersey to be honored with the 2008 Rising Star Award for her work in Stained, Chemistry and Frost/Nixon. 2008 Rising Star Award
Arts and Entertainment Ministries - California (Oct 3)
Arts and Entertainment Ministries is the leading visual and performing arts showcase for artists creating art from a Christian Worldview and selected Stained to celebrate on Oct 3, 2008 at 7:30p at 3838 South Centinela, LA, CA 90066
Stained would love to be submited to as many festivals as possible. This is an exciting opportunity to adopt-a-festival by providing the way with your contribution.
Interested? Please contact director Josh Weigel www.StainedtheMovie.com
"Stained" Awards and Nominations
Wildwood By the Sea Film Festival
2008 Rising Star Award - Jenn Gotzon
168 Hour Film Festival
Audience Choice Award
Best Actress - Jenn Gotzon
Best Editing - Chris Witt
Best Sound Design - Brandon Griffith
Best Original Score - John Campbell
Best Production Design - Joshua Weigel
Received 1st ever: Merit of Artistic Excellence from the Red Digital Cinema Company.
168 Hour Film Festival
Best Director - Joshua Weigel
Best Cinematographer - Brandon Lippard
Best Actor - Clay Banks
Best Actor - Mark Atteberry
Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Disney
Best Scriptual Integration - Galatians 3:28
Other talented cast who did an amazing job!!!
Michelle Caudel - Played the brilliant emotional mom in opening scene
Sydney Weigel - Played the little baby getting her hands stained green
Dion Slider - Played a New City Soldier rescued from the Old City
Kimberly Durrett - Played an angelic New City Soldier
Allan Turner Ward - Played an Old City Officer
Everyone on screen: "Old City" oppressed people and officers, "New City" soldiers, and all the action/stunt team) - You all created the truth of this diseased and oppressed world and made it look amazing with your emotions and work!!!
Entire Cast and Crew Listing can be found on IMDB
"Stained" Excitement and Events
Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) celebrated Stained's cast and crew wins on a 168 Hour Film Festival Special. Jenn Gotzon was interviewed and shared her joy and excitement regarding the storyline for Stained and how it truly has the ability to impact and inspire audiences through the art of storytelling on film (which is Jenn's ultimate passion for acting.)
Life Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania after watching Stained was lead to hold a Youth Outreach hosted by Pastor Ramon, Pastor Darian, Pastor Randy, Luz Crespo, Jean Piere Crespo, Donnie Long and singer Ian Holmes. Screening and Q&A of Jenn Gotzon's recent 168 Hour Film Projects: "Stained" and "Break These Chains." Jenn was asked to parellel the symbolism of both films into our lives today. Q&A, photo opps and a time for encouragement and prayer were highlights of the evening. Life Church's Pastor Ramon presented Jenn with several gifts of appreciation including T-shirts representing their missions trips serving 3rd world countries, photos of the people the missions tend to, local films and music videos created by the church and the youth. Then they presented Jenn with a large movie poster of Stained where Jenn had all the youth sign to remind everyone we are all in community serving each other.
RED User Group (special guest RED's Ted Schilowitz) hosted by Kappa Studios, Burbank, CA showcased several clips from Stained talking about RED technology with RED DIT (digital imaging technician) Chris Armstrong and wife-actress Jenn Gotzon. Pete Brown, Stain's Crane operator and RED Tech, filmed the RED User Group event.
New Orleans will be hosting Jenn Gotzon to speak on her new campaign "Inspiring Audiences" screening various Christian films including Stained.
Stained is being used to to help big studio's in Los Angeles take a turn for RED
E-Films is reviewing Stained to do a section transfer to film for research regarding RED 4K shot in natural light in comparisson to film
Stained is in development to become a feature and seeking investors.
Contact Joshua and Rebekah Weigel if you are interested click here for thier contact info.
Jenn Gotzon being interviewed by TBN after winning Best Actress for Stained
Jenn gave an intense, yet vulnerable performance.
Executive Producer of "Pursuit of Happyness"
Flawless performance. I was captivated the first moment Jenn entered on screen.
Singer, Author and Songwriter
Jenn's a chameleon actress. I felt like I was watching a young Meryl Streep on screen."
Jenn Gotzon, delivered an extremely powerful and moving performance as Anya in Stained. I guarantee this performance [in "Stained"] is going to get producers' and casting directors' attention in Hollywood. This young lady is quite an actress. I think this is just the beginning for her acting career.
Gary Skeen Hall
Sr. Vice President, 20th Century Fox Television
& Judge - 168 Hour Film Festival
The role of Anya would be a challenge for any actress, but from nuance to the deepest pain, Jenn lived through her with precision and made it look easy… She exceeded every expectation I had for a Lead Actress.
Producer, Director and Writer of "Stained"
"Stained" Production Stills
Click here for more production stills by Deva Fletcher.
"Stained" Official Website
Stained's Cast and Crew celebrating at the 168 Hour Film Festival for sweeping the film festival.