Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Would you believe that we are screening at the upcoming Myrtle Beach International Film Festival?! This is exciting, especially after our award at the Reel Women International Film Festival. "When I Find The Ocean" is on the move.

Keep your eyes and ears open for our next major announcements. Yes, we are going into development on.... We'll let you know very soon.

Many exciting things coming your way in the near future. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006





Debut Feature Film From Acclaimed Filmmaker Tonya S. Holly SelectedAmong Top Two Feature Films In The Dramatic Competition

March 29, 2006, Los Angeles, Sheffield, AL - Feature film productioncompany Cypress Moon Productions ( has received an Honorable Mention for its debutfeature film "When I Find the Ocean" during the 2006 Reel WomenInternational Film Festival.

The highly-anticipated screening, which was held on Friday March 24,2006 in Hollywood, was recognized as the second most notable film in thedramatic feature film category following the festival winner MyBollywood Bride.

"Told through the incredible vision of first time feature film directorTonya S. Holly, "When I Find the Ocean" is an explosive mixture ofadventure and excitement that raises the bar of all future featuresubmissions to Reel Women International Film Festival," said Diana Meansfounder and director of the two year old festival. "The film furtherreflects the festivals commitment to securing quality feature films,shorts and documentaries."

Shot primarily in Alabama, "When I Find the Ocean" is a full lengthfeature set in 1965. The film follows the dream of a little girl (LilyMatland Holly) and her adventure to find the ocean. The film also starsLee Majors, Diane Ladd, Graham Greene, Bernie Casey, Richard Tyson, AmyRedford, David "Shark" Fralick, George Lindsey, Steve Viall and PaceStoddard.

With more than 17 years experience working within various facets of thefilm industry, Holly also presently serves as President of the AlabamaFilmmakers Association. Committed to bringing more production toAlabama as a viable alternative to Hollywood and to nurturingAlabama-based talent, Holly has recently purchased the historic MuscleShoals Recording Studio which will be refurbished into a full servicefilm, television and music production company including post production facilities.

"I am thrilled that people enjoyed the film and that we garnered theHonorable Mention during the Reel Women International Film Festival,"said Tonya S. Holly writer, producer and director of When I Find theOcean who also serves as President of Cypress Moon Productions. "As awoman filmmaker, I am particularly pleased to be recognized by thisimportant festival and among such other talented women in the industry."The film marks the first feature film by Holly and follows on the heelsof her award winning short film "The Mirror."

The Reel Women International Film Festival was established to honor andadvance the careers of accomplished and emerging female filmmakers byproviding a forum for them to showcase their work to industry decisionmakers, as well as Southern California's film going audience.

For further information or to schedule a time to speak with Tonya S.Holly please contact Lauren Lewis or Theo Dumont at LevineCommunications Office.

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