• Rogelio Fojo

Updated: Mar 29, 2019

The pleasure and pride of watching my film "The Stooge" up there on the big screen at the Laemmle's NoHo7, is the highlight I'll treasure from a very eventful Friday night (March 22n, 2019.)

"THE STOOGE" world premiere

And the highlight of the whole festival: meeting and discussing the possibility of working together on my next movie with one of my favorite Hollywood actors: Billy Zane ("Titanic", "Dead Calm", "Back to the Future", etc)

Billy won the Best Actor Award at the NoHo Cinest Film Festival for his new movie "Finding Harmony."

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  • Rogelio Fojo

RED CARPET NIGHT: This week comes the premiere of my short "The Stooge"! Rain has been forecasted for Wednesday, the open night of the festival & red carpet event. It will still be a big pleasure to reunite with all the wonderful people who made this film possible. ** ** **

Some of you have been asking questions about the opening night red carpet.  So here are a few key things to note.  And look for the surprise announcement at the end of the email!

Laemmly NoHo 7 - Film Screenings5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood The Federal Bar - Red Carpet / Opening Night Party 5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood

1)  The Red Carpet Press Event is still happening!  We are having an arrivals line and we're reaching out to media.  Plus, we'll have 2 photographers and 2 video crews of our own there.  So, bring your cast and crew and your +1s and their +1s!

2) This is a private event.  The fact the place has the word "bar" in it, does not mean it's open to the public.  The 2nd floor of this location is for private events only and will be rented out to us exclusively.  Both food and drinks will be available to order.

3) Some films have actors under the age of 21, it's OK.  They can come in.  The wait staff and bartenders will ask for identification when necessary from people ordering alcoholic drinks.   4) Entry is free to our guests.  Use the side entrance to the location (which is on Weddington St). Just mention you're with the North Hollywood CineFest party at the door.  Attire is still the same... red carpet ready!

5) Parking: The Federal has parking for $7.  But there is also street parking and a garage a block away at 11144 Weddington St.

6) Doors open at 7pm!  We have decided to allow arrivals at that time and all are welcome.  The red carpet will remain open until 10pm.  

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the change to this location, which has television screens mounted and a projection screen available, we will be showing our Award Nominations video for all categories starting at 10:30pm!  This is an exciting moment that you won't want to miss!   

I hope this answers most of your questions.  As usual, you can get other information on our Filmmaker's Corner.  https://www.nohocinefest.com/filmmakerscorner

We're doing the best we can to make this unfortunate weather situation transform into the most amazing night possible!  Come enjoy the evening with us!  

See you then!

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  • Rogelio Fojo

Updated: Mar 17, 2019

Hola, this is my first blog ever. Lots of changes on the horizon to talk about!

I feel I started the new year on the right foot, with the first public showing of my film "The Stooge" coming up in a few days, as an official selection of the 2019 North Hollywood CineFest Film Festival.

Written by my good and eternally supportive friend Christopher Priest, this 23 minutes short has become also a proof-of-concept for an anthology sci-fi mystery series called "One Million Times" AND the basis for a feature film of the same title. FOX Latin America picked up the series in 2016 from among thousands of other TV proposals, and... it may well be under consideration for production even right now.

Besides directing films, I'm also busy writing the "One Million Times" screenplay (for both, the feature and the series) in collaboration with a brilliant engineering scientist from JPL, Richard Doyle (a technical advisor in the TV series "Babylon 5").

What is "One Million Times" about? Presto! Time travel and stage magic!

(And wait! You will love what happens next...)

I'm writing and directing next the horror film "Caleguinas", based on a disturbing short story written by the Argentinian author Fernando Sorrentino. It's a simple tale about some...er, rather unique birds.

All these dreams have been made real by the two visionary Hollywood producers Miguel A. Delgadillo & Pepe Casillas, who, like all my best friends and mentors, magically walked into my life in pairs!

At the same time, slowly but surely, I continue developing two other projects about realistic space travel: the TV series "Mission Anomaly" and the feature film "Redirected", this time in collaboration with another NASA friend genius: planetary scientist Adriana Ocampo. We shot a proof-of-concept episode already, produced by my friend and former LA Latino Film Festival director Marlene Dermer.

As you can see, it's all about friends and mentors. I couldn't have attempted any of this stuff without the relentless support of the acclaimed novelist Christopher Priest ("The Prestige") and that Titan of (Hollywood) Industry: Tom Joyner (1st. AD to Steven Spielberg in my beloved movie "Jaws"!).

What did they see in me, from the very beginning? That's the real mystery. I just hope it pays off.

Finally, a couple of personal small projects, a long time in the making: first, a mostly experimental, epistolary book called "The Buried Lab", based on the back-and-forth correspondence through the years between me and my lifelong friend from Uruguay, Jorge "Jonio" Quaroni. It's almost done!

And last but not least, I'm writing my own adventure novel "The White Passport": mainly a hot love story set on the Antarctica cold. I've been to the Arctic before and cannot shake the poles out of my mind!


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