Rat Powered Films – ACE Curators!! 1st Annual Creative Orange County Short Film/Video Festival…
Bob Pece and Amy Caterina are Santa Ana-based Rat Powered Films (www.ratpoweredfilms.com). Beginning in 2002, Rat Powered Films curated and screened dozens of film/video events throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, the most notable being 6 Booths in 7 Weeks, in 2003 and Take Off Your Coat, Stay Awhile, in 2006 at Santa Ana’s Grand Central Art Center and Rats is a Four-Letter Word in
2009 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana. RPF received a grant from the Downtown
Santa Ana Business Council and National Alliance of Mental Illness Orange
County. They have several film projects in the works including Consumption,
a collection of short films interviewing people who work in the field of mental
health, consumers, and people who have experienced the stigma of mental
illness, Art-as-Anodyne, interviews with men and women in conjunction
with A Window Between Worlds, a non-profit organization dedicated to using art
to help end domestic violence, and a series of interviews featured at CSU
Fullerton in Spring 2011 as part of an exhibition chronicling the history of
the art department. In early 2011, they were members of the jury panel
for the Smogdance Film Society Short Film and Video Festival.
Congrats go to Amy, who’s the Orange County Great Park’s FIRST Artist-in-Residence. She’s out there in her studio, stop by and say hi. She’s promised to tell us about it, soon…
Best wishes to Bob, who’s recovering from a tragic accident. Don’t worry, worry. He’s on the mend and ready to watch all your short films/videos..
And, we will have a special guest curator, hush hush now but stay tuned…