Sponsor a Festival Entry

***WE THANK OUR FOLLOWING SPONSORS ***

LA ART HOUSE FESTIVAL – Paul O’ Brien

SOUTHERN TOUR OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS – Glenn Berthiaume Sr

JOHN HOPKINS FILM FESTIVAL (Baltimore, MD) – Maurice and Rita Messier

ROOFTOP FILMS  *Underground Films Outdoors* (New York City) – Rosemary Pacheco

DANCES WITH FILMS (CA) “Friend of the Cast”

PROVINCETOWN FILM FESTIVAL (MA) – Don Klein

Our Provincetown  Entry Sponsor Don Klein

Don Klein
Our Provincetown Film Festival Entry Sponsor

Connecticut resident Don Klein is a cool cat with a sharp wit and a great sense of humor.  Don has been a great friend to Mike Messier and Tony Demings (owner of The Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House) over the last four years, supporting our events and film screenings such as Children of the Asylum, Tony Deming’s life story. Don was introduced to us through our mutual Pro Wrestler buddy Ox Baker.  Don has been confused with wrestling legend Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Ho!, tough guy), but in any event, we’re happy to have the one and only Don as our friend… if you happen to see him on his sweet ride on the open road, tell him we said “Thanks, Don!”

Rosemary Pacheco Our Rooftop Films   Entry Sponsor

Rosemary Pacheco
Our Rooftop Films
Entry Sponsor

Born and raised in RI, Rosemary Pacheco is an actor, film news editor and a business owner. Upon returning to RI from Chicago, she thought her acting interests were fleeting until she found out about the very busy indie film scene here in New England. With one film in post, another in production and a film of her own in the works, it’s always a new adventure for her. She is also a committee member of the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, partly responsible for choosing scripts and cast/crew for this year’s short film production. Ever the net worker, she likes to help others as well get where they like to go, and 2013 promises to be a banner year!

MASSACHUSETTS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL – Mary Paolino

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Mary Paolino
Our MA Indie
Film Festival
Entry Sponsor

Mary Paolino is a RI-based actor who can be seen in principal roles in MOTHERLOVE, COST OF THE LIVING, and THE MAILBOX FAIRY. She had lead roles in the 48 Hour Film Project’s FRANKENSTEIN IN A WOMEN’S PRISON and DON’T ASK ALICE. She plays Sharon in the web series WORLD’S WORST DIRECTOR and Miriam in the L.A. WebFest award-winner RED CIRCLES. She was seen on Showtime’s BROTHERHOOD, and has studied with Actor’s Studio founding member Carlton Collyer, NEA Directing Fellow Wendy Chapin, actor/director/playwright Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, and none other than Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace!’s Mike Messier. She is proud to be a “mature character actor”.

BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Vancouver, Canada) – Nadine G. Messier of tikiwahine.com

Nadine G. Messier is the designer of our official movie poster. Nadine is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, an Elvis Presley fan, and a supporter of Beatles cover bands. She currently lives in Venice, California after a previous residence in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

Her company tikiwahine specializes in:
• promotional design
• marketing collateral
• sales material
• packaging design
• illustration & photography

Please visist tikiwahine.com to contact Nadine G. Messier for your graphic design needs.

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RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Basler Chiropractic

Basler Chiropratic East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Basler Chiropractic
694 Main Street
East Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Phone: 401-885-0260
  • Fax: 401-885-6266

Dr. Steven Basler is a chiropractor serving East Greenwich and the surrounding communities. Our chiropractor and the rest of the friendly team at Basler Chiropractic are dedicated to chiropractic solutions to target your unique needs, whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even just plain old muscular tightness and tension. You may need pain relief after suffering an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you have a specific condition such as chronic back pain or a spinal condition; even if you just want to improve your overall health, Dr. Basler can help you achieve your wellness goals!

We thank Basler Chiropractic for their great support as Mike Messier’s personal chiropractor and our RIIFF Festival Sponsor.

OFF CAMERA PLUS FILM FESTIVAL SPONSOR (Poland) – George and Carlotta Kelley

Greenville, Rhode Island residents George Carlotta Kelley are life long friends of Phyllis Messier. The Kelleys quickly decided to Sponsor our OFF CAMERA PLUS entry after witnessing a preview of Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace!

PENNINE FILM FESTIVAL (ACCRINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM) – Amanda Bard

Amanda Bard is a personal friend of co-producer Tim Labonte and a strong supporter of the arts. Amanda enjoys the music of Amanda Palmer, the poetry of ee cummings and vacations in Aruba with her close-knit family.

Amanda Bard
Our Pennine Film Festival
Entry Sponsor

BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY SPONSOR – Gerry and Celeste Labonte

Gerry and Celeste Labonte of Millville, Massachusetts are the proud parents of two sons, Tim and Jeremy, and one daughter, Alicia. The Labonte family has a rich heritage in the arts as Celeste works as a music teacher at Rhode Island College and Barrington High School while Gerry is an award winning accordion player. Gerry also works in pharmaceuticals. Since 2003, the Labonte compound has been the central location of Tim’s editing for Man and a Camera Films and Stand Still Pictures. The Labontes support is greatly cherished by both Mike Messier and Tim Labonte.

Celeste and Gerry Labonte
Our Boston Underground
Entry Sponsors

Celeste Labonte is an avid supporter of entertainer Donny Osmond.

SENE- SOUTH EAST NEW ENGLAND MUSIC, ARTS and FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY SPONSOR – Tim Labonte

Tim Labonte
Our SENE Entry Sponsor

 Tim Labonte  is an award winning Filmmaker and the Co-Producer /Cinematographer/Editor of Blood! Sugar! Sid! Ace! Tim resides in Millville, MA and is a highly active member of the community.  Tim’s comedic forays in Don’t Laugh comedy shorts (with partner Ari Rosenberg) are edgy and timely parodies of pop-culture sensibilities. Tim’s projects have earned a Davey Award,  a New England Associated Press Award, a regional Emmy nomination (for a documentary about Haiti), a PEG Editing Award, and three awards for Wrestling With Sanity Short Film Trilogy. Tim has also contributed to several productions by award winning Filmmaker Christian De Rezendes.  Tim’s influences include Wes Anderson, Don Bluth and Charles Nelson Reilly. Tim continues to amaze his collaborators with his work ethic, attention to detail and artistic insight. Please visit  Stand Still Pictures

SEATTLE’S TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY SPONSOR – Phyllis Messier

Phyllis Messier is a University of Rhode Island graduate, a former English teacher, and the mother of two children Nadine and Michael Clark Messier. Phyllis grew up in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and currently resides in the Ocean State. Phyllis instilled a love of cinema in her son, bringing him to such films as Rocky IV, Flash Gordon and several reprises of Star Wars. Phyllis also encouraged Michael’s passion for Professional Wrestling,  bringing him to matches at such exotic locations as The Rocky Hill State Fair in Exter, RI, The Providence Civic Center, The Capital Center and The Baltimore Arena. Phyllis further infused Michael’s eclectic nature with such diverse events as a Rodeo, several Ice Capades performances, a Monster Truck show, a live Maury Povich Show taping, and a Washington Redskins SuperBowl Victory Parade. Over the years, Phyllis has invested two video cameras into her son’s work that he has used to make films, including a SONY VX-2000 that filmed the award winning Wrestling With Sanity Short Film Trilogy. Some of Phyllis’s favorite entertainers include Barbara Streisand, Cher, and Frank Sinatra.

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY SPONSOR – Lawrence O’ Leary

Actor. Musician. Martial Artist. Magician. Renaissance Man.” Lawrence O’ Leary, as Sid, a fierce and damaged tyrant, delivers a performance worthy of comparisons to Sir Anthony Hopkins”, according to writer/director Mike Messier. Lawrence, a life long entertainer, put his full focus into his embodiment of Sid, citing the work ethic of Tom Hanks (in films such as Forest Gump and CastAway) and Hopkins (in A Silence of The Lambs) as inspirations.

Please check out Larry’s acting talents in this video

Lawrence O’ Leary
Our Tribeca Entry Sponsor

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SPONSOR – Rhodywood/Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House/  Tony Demings. 

Tony Demings is a long time friend and adviser to filmmaker Mike Messier. Tony’s Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House, located in Providence, RI (not NYC) is a focal gathering point for filmmakers/musicians/actors and all types of artists in New England.  “The Brooklyn” is available strictly for private rental with affordable rates for private parties, events, screenings etc. Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House website

Rhodywood is Tony’s trademark website and organization that lends itself to the New England film community.  Rhodywood website

Tony can be reached at (401) 575-2284 and via rhodywood@yahoo.com

Tony Demings
Our Sundance Entry Sponsor

We invite all supporters, family, friends, local businesses and film fans to Sponsor A Festival Entry!

email bloodsugarsidace@gmail.com

we will thank you with your name/business name/bio right here on our website.