MPI Releases Official Trailer for “A Piece of Cake” Starring Rich Sommer
We are pleased to share with you the trailer for the upcoming MPI Original short A Piece of Cake, starring Rich Sommer (GLOW, Mad Men).
Created by MPI filmmakers Austin and Meredith Bragg, A Piece of Cake follows Jim, a father on a high-stakes journey to secure the banned birthday cake decorations he promised his daughter. In an effort not to break another “daddy promise,” Jim must venture into the underground world of illicit cake decorations where prices are high, smugglers are hardened, and police are on the lookout.
This smart, funny take on government overregulation originated in an MPI Screenwriting Workshop where we worked with the Bragg brothers to develop the script. To prepare for production, the Braggs participated in MPI’s Directing Workshop and Moving Picturecraft Workshop.
The film was recently chosen as an official selection by two Oscar-qualifying film festivals–the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival where it was also nominated for Best Narrative Short. A Piece of Cake also received a glowing review last week from Starry Constellation Magazine, who called the film a “must watch.”
To learn more about the film, visit APieceofCakeFilm.com.
More News: MPI Welcomes New Board Member
We are excited to announce that Virginia Walden Ford has agreed to join MPI’s Board of Directors. Virginia has been involved with MPI for many years serving as an executive producer of the MPI Original film Miss Virginia. Virginia gave extensive input on the script, rough cuts of the film, and the marketing plan. Since its release she has spent countless hours championing Miss Virginia for MPI—from rallying parents across the country at in-person and virtual screenings to speaking at conferences and making local and national media appearances.
“I am in awe of the wonderful work being done by MPI, through film, to highlight the spirit of the American people whose voices are often not heard,” said Virginia. “I am so excited to have this opportunity to continue to work with such wonderful and caring people.”
Apply Today for Moving Picturecraft
We are currently accepting applications for our fall 2020 cinematography workshop, Moving Picturecraft. Designed for aspiring and working directors of photography (DPs) and directors, attendees receive expert instruction from award-winning members of the American Society of Cinematographers while getting hands-on experience with industry-standard camera and lighting systems. Click here to learn more and apply. Applications are due July 31.
Host a Virtual Screening of ‘Miss Virginia’
In the wake of COVID-19, a virtual screening of Miss Virginia is a great way to rally parents, community leaders, and policy makers all from the safety and comfort of home. Contact us today to learn how a virtual screening of Miss Virginia can be a powerful tool to bridge the distance and recharge the conversation.