MATTHEW GRONDIN BRINGS GRANITE TO THE SPACE STAGE
Matthew Grondin directs his original one act play “GRANITE” at the space with actors Erin Way (actor: Alphas), Bridgette Bassa (actor: Doonby), and Dominic Bogart (actor: Flash Forward)
"Writing, directing and putting up my first play was quite an experience - probably the most challenging (and, therefore, rewarding) experience I've had as an artist. And I could not have asked for a better home for this project thanJoan Scheckel's 6608 Space. The space itself had a life of it's own - very inspiring and palpable. YOU WALKED IN AND FELT SOMETHING. YOU FELT CREATIVITY, YOU FELT THE URGE TO MAKE ART. The expansiveness of the loft allowed your imagination to take off and run wild. I felt I was truly able to create a large stage
that comfortably housed the characters of the piece. I cannot tell you how many audience members came up to me afterwards, telling me how amazing the space was and what a perfect venue I had found for the play. In addition to just the space itself, it was a pleasure to have a chance to meet Joan and Carlo. I have the utmost respect for them and what they are creating here in Hollywood. Joan sets such a good example of what it means to be an artist; what it means to support art and create an environment where people are free to dive into their passion and find their own voice. It's truly remarkable. Big thanks to both of them!"
- Matthew Grondin (director: Granite)
21st Gotham Independent Film Awards
Mike Mills' "Beginners", executive produced by Joan Scheckel, just won Best Feature at the 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards along side Malick's "The Tree of Life". Congrats Mike!!!!
The fantastic cast of this movie also won Best Ensemble Cast... congrats Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent & Kai Lennox!!
"Pariah"s Dee Rees wins Breakthrough Director!! Congrats Dee!