We have some much-needed positive news to share during these strange and challenging times…
3/ Ladies First/TIPS
We are excited to announce that we made the award-winning feature animated film Anne Frank’s Diary available for free. It can be watched HERE. It is a deeply moving film, for children and adults alike. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to use it for free in a (virtual) educational setting.
« The film has moved me and I want to congratulate [the team] for the high standard and sensibility in producing this film. I am sure it will be successful not only with the young audiences, but also for the elder generations. »
Buddy ELIAS, Anne Frank’s cousin
Another issue close to our hearts is immigration. Serena directed an award-winning short drama titled WELCOME on the subject, shot by the same cinematographer as NANA, Nick Walker.
WELCOME was nominated for a Webby Award ! As a nominee, WELCOME has been singled out as one of the five best in the world in its category (it’s among the top 10% of all work entered, out of 13.000 entries) and is competing for the Internet’s two most coveted awards: one of them is the People’s Voice Award, and we need YOUR VOTE!
We would so appreciate if you could take a minute to cast your online vote at this link https://vote.webbyawards.com/
Online voting ends this Thursday May 7 at 11:59pm PST.
Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Billie Eilish, Leonardo DiCaprio and Idris Elba are among the contenders for the awards recognizing the best of the internet!
The full film can be seen and shared on http://www.welcomethemovie.com
3/ On a slightly different note, Serena has directed a proof-of-concept for a half-hour scripted dramedy series titled TIPS, for which we have some exciting news we’ll be able to share later this month!
“Behind a blur of acrylic tips and nailpolish, ten immigrant workers at Diva Nails juggle eclectic clients, language barriers and their dreams of making it in New York City. But when they begin to uncover the dire effects of their toxic work environment, it leads them on a dangerous path to revenge and murder.”
Serena also directed a music video for singer/songwriter MuMu titled Ladies First, which can be seen here.
A few screenings that were supposed to happen have, of course, been canceled. But thanks to our distributor, First Run Features, NANA is available on iTunes and DVD, as well as in schools and libraries throughout the US and Canada!
In the meantime, NANA is available on iTunes to rent and purchase in the following countries:
Just click on this LINK or search ‘Nana’ or ‘Serena Dykman’ in your iTunes store.
Additionally, if you would like to use the film in a school, institution or library, the institutional DVD is available in North America HERE.
NANA is also available on DSL (Digital Site License). Please email Marc Mauceri at email@example.com for more information and orders.
Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to organize a school/educational screening, and/or have questions about using the DVD in your institution.
Thanks for your vote, time and support.
Stay safe and healthy !
The NANA and WELCOME teams