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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ Naussa Int. Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my award winning short film is  screening @ Naoussa International Film Festival in Greece on the 1st. Oct. 2011 at 6.00 pm. Go to festival’s website to find out more. If anyone of you is in the area it would be fantastic if you could make it to the screening.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ Poppy Jasper Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is going to be screen twice during the Poppy Jasper Film Festival as part of the official selection. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area during Oct. 14-16 would be cool if you could make it to the screening. I’m really exited about Poppy Jasper Festival ‘cos it has been voted as one of the top 25 coolest  Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine !!!

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ Cornwall Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my recent award winning short has been accepted to Cornwall Film Festival and will be screened at the Films Without Borders category. The festival will take place in November 4-6 2011. I hope some of you will be able to make it.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” wins Ballston Spa Film Fest.

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film has just won the Best Picture Award at the Ballston Spa Film Festival. Jan Broberg Carter (ASCAP) accepted the award on the behave of the whole crew. This is the first award for “The Man With The Spying Glass”!!!! I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making the movie as well as the judges of the Ballston Spa Film Festivals: Arthur Borman,  Daniel Fried, Larry Jackson & Ann Marie Lizzi and the festival organizers Daniel DeFabio & Pamela Grandin. This is such a wonderful news & surprise.

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The Man With The Spying Glass @ Ballston Spa Film Fest.

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my resent short film is screening @ Ballston Spa Film Festival on the 6th. Aug. 2011. at 1.oo pm at the Ballston Spa High School. At 9 pm  in the Wiswall Park, outdoors, Front and Low Streets a clip from “The Man With The Spying Glass” will be screened followed by the talk by one and only Jan Broberg Carter (ASCAP) who composed the music for Placit’s story. In the event of rain, park screenings move to BSHS. All the screenings are free of charge so if you are around  Saratoga County, New York, United States. I hope you will be able to make it and enjoy the show. Click here to find out more about the festival & screening

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ Ballston Spa Film Fest.

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my resent short film is screening @ Ballston Spa Film Festival on the 6th. Aug. 2011. at 9 pm  in the Wiswall Park, outdoors, Front and Low Streets. In the event of rain, park screenings move to BSHS. All the screenings are free of charge so if you are around  Saratoga County, New York, United States. I hope you will be able to make it and enjoy the show. Click here to find out more about the festival & screening

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ screening July 24, in LA

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is screening at the New York International Film Festival in LA on the 24th. July 2011. The screening takes place at: Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. at Bronson, Hollywood, CA Fairbanks Theatre “The Man With The Spying Glass” is screening in the block of shorts.  The program starts at 6:10 pm. If anyone of you is in the area I hope you will be able to make it. To buy your ticket click here.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ New York International Film Festival screening in LA

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film is screening at  New York International Film Festival in Los Angeles. The festival dates: JULY 21st-28th, 2011 FESTIVAL SCREENING VENUE: NYIFF in LA will take place at RALEIGH STUDIOS at 5300 MELROSE AVE (at Bronson), HOLLYWOOD, CA. Raleigh Studios is across the street from Paramount. As soon as I know the exact date I’ll let you know. I hope some of you will be able to attend.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ the 8th Naoussa International Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” our short film continues its festival tour. We have just found out that “The Man With The Spying Glass” has been accepted to Naoussa International Film Festival. The festival will take place between 29th.Sep. 2011 & 02.Oct. 2011. As soon as I know the screening dates I’ll let you know.

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Special screening “The Man With The Spying Glass” & “9 mm”

“The Man With The Spying Glass” & “9 mm” my two short films are going to be screened at Wroclaw Underground Art Festival on the 11th. June 2011 at 8.30 pm. at  5 Lokietka Street , Wroclaw. After the screening the festival is holding Q&A, which Magda M. Olchawska is attending together  with her DP, Producer, Production Designer & Make up artist. If anyone is in the area please feel free to join us.

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“Two People” new trailer.

New trailer for our first feature film “Two People” is available to watch. Click here to view it. I hope you will enjoy it.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ Short Film Corner

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film is part of Short Film Short Film Corner – Festival de Cannes. Click here to watch its festival page. I’ll be attending the SFC with my producer Marek Olchawski as well as my director Magda M. Olchawska. If anyone of you is attending Festival de Cannes and would like to meet up please let me know. I’ll be in Cannes between 09-19 May 2011. Please get in touch @ mayan@mayan-films.com if you would like to meet up.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ Newport Beach International Film Festival.

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is screening today (30th. April 2011) at  Newport Beach Film Festival at Triangle Square Cinemas 1870 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA Harbor Blvd & Newport Blvd. (949) 650-4300 VIEW MAP I’m attending the screening with my producer Marek Olchawski and director Magda M. Olchawska and will take part in Q&A afterwords. I hope to see you tom.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ New York International Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film is screening at NYIFF today ( 29th. April). The screening starts at 2.00 pm. and will take place at Quad Cinema, located at 34 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011. Click here to check out the festival schedule & map. Go to the ticketweb to buy your screening ticket.

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The Man With The Spying Glass at Newport Beach Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is screening at Newport Beach Film Festival on the 30th. April at 8.30. To buy your tickets or add to calendar the Dreams and Dreamers section of, which my short is part of check out Festival Genius. Don’t forget that I’m attending the festival and staying for Q&A.  It would be nice to see you at the screening.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ New York International Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film is screening at NYIFF on the 29th. April at 2.00 pm Click here to check out the festival schedule. Go to the ticketweb to buy your screening ticket.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ Short Film Corner

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film is part of Short Film Short Film Corner – Festival de Cannes. Click here to watch its festival page. I’ll be attending the SFC with my producer Marek Olchawski as well as my director Magda M. Olchawska. If anyone of you is attending Festival de Cannes and would like to meet up please let me know. I’ll be in Cannes between 09-19 May 2011.

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The Man With The Spying Glass at Newport Beach Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is screening at Newport Beach Film Festival on the 30th. April at 8.30. To buy your tickets or add to calendar the Dreams and Dreamers section of, which my short is part of check out Festival Genius. Don’t forget that I’m attending the festival and staying for Q&A.  It would be nice to see you at the screening.

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Theatrical Distribution – new article on www.bulletfilm.com

“Theatrical Distribution” is a new article on www.bulletfilm.com I hope you will find it useful.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ New York International Film Festival

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film is screening at NYIFF on the 29th. April at 2.00 pm Click here to check out the festival schedule. Go to the ticketweb to buy your screening ticket.

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Newport Beach International Film Festival – Program online!

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film is screening at Newport Beach International Film Festival on the 30th. April at 8.30 pm. I’m attending the screening and will be taking part in Q&A. So don’t forget to check online screening program “Dream & Dreamers” and buy your ticket.

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Short Film Corner Catalogue

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film is part of Short Film Short Film Corner – Festival de Cannes. Click here to watch its festival page. I’ll be attending the SFC with my producer Marek Olchawski as well as my director Magda M. Olchawska. If anyone of you is attending Festival de Cannes and would like to meet up please let me know. I’ll be in Cannes between 09-19 May 2011.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” @ Newport Beach International Film Festival.

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is screening at Newport Beach Film Festival on the 30th. April 2011 at Triangle Square Cinemas 1870 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA Harbor Blvd & Newport Blvd. (949) 650-4300 VIEW MAP I’m attending the screening with my producer Marek Olchawski and director Magda M. Olchawska and will take part in Q&A afterwords. I hope to see you in California in April.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” screening at NYIFF

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is screening on the 29th. April 2011 at the New York International Film Festival. The screening starts at 2.00 pm. and will take place at Quad Cinema, located at 34 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011. Click here to buy your tickets now.

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Short Film Corner

“The Man With The Spying Glass” has just been accepted to  Short Film Corner – Festival de Cannes. The Short Film Corner hands  an annual, tailor-made program of industry meets, workshops and conferences that deal with strategic issues. I’ll be attending the SFC with Mayan Films producer Marek Olchawski as well as Mayan Films writer/director Magda M. Olchawska. If anyone of you is attending Festival de Cannes and would like to meet up please let me know. I’ll be in Cannes between 09-19 May 2011.

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Newport Beach International Film Festival 2011

“The Man With The Spying Glass” my short film has been Officially Selected to Newport Beach International Film Festival. ‘The Man With The Spying Glass’ is part of ‘Short Dreams &  Dreamers’ and is showing together with seven other shorts on Saturday, 4/30/2011 starting at 8:30 PM at  Triangle Square 2 – 147. ‘Short Dreams&  Dreamers’. 1 – ‘The Man With The Spying Glass’ 2 – ‘The Lift’ 3 – ‘The Man Who Knew How To Fly’ 4 – ‘Flesh Color’ 5 – ‘Dissection Of A Storm’ 6 – ‘Stanley Pickle’ 7 – ‘Change Over’ 8 – ‘Fatum!’ After the screening there will be Q&A with the filmmakers, which I’m attending. I hope to see you in California in April.

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New York International Film Festival 2011

I’m happy to announce that THE MAN WITH THE SPYING GLASS is an official selection for exhibition in the New York International Film Festival 2011 The festival takes place in NY between 28th. April and 05th. May. I hope some of you will be able to attend. “Very good and creative script, sharp editing and flawless acting. A brillinat short film by Magda Olchawska!” (NYIFF)

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Magda M. Olchawska – new website

Since I have so many projects going on I decided to build one website that would give you easy access to all of my other websites and my projects. So check out www.magdaolchawska.com I hope you will enjoy. Magda

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New Crew Member

I’m happy to announce that “Two People” has a new crew member Chandan Prithiani who is joining our team as a Producer of Marketing and Distribution (PMD). Chandan Prithiani raised in New York city and born in Mumbai, Chandan brings with him a rich multicultural background and an amazing personality. A newcomer to the industry, Chandan has quickly showed great potential in the projects he has worked on. Chandan has completed 3 short films and 3 features as an actor and also participated behind the scenes for promotional activities. When we asked whether he prefers Mumbai or NYC, he jokingly responded “You know, I realized you can love two places at the same time and neither one gets jealous or calls you a cheater.” Chandan is also a Business/IT professional by training. He is currently finishing up his Masters in Strategy and Leadership at NYU. “Acting is my passion, selling it is a requirement.”

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“Two People” music tracks

Four music tracks compose specially by Jan Broberg Carter (ASCAP) for “Two People” are available on Maggie & Patrick’s website. Enjoy.

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“Two People” community

Join “Two People” community and share your photos and thoughts and ideas on Maggie & Patrick’s forum. Logline Maggie moves back to her hometown after one of her children dies. Not even Patrick—her old flame—can wrench her away from grief’s grip. Maggie travels to Rwanda where war victim’s survival and resiliency inspire her to begin the journey toward her own healing.

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“Two People” teaser.

Teaser for “Two People” feature film in pre-production by Magda M. Olchawska is available to watch on “Two People” website. Click here to watch it and I hope you will enjoy it.

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“Two People” store

Become Patron of Arts by buying one of “Two People” products. Every penny you spend in our store will go directly to making “Two People” feature film. Enjoy shopping and don’t forget to tell your friends about Maggie & Patrick Click here to go directly to TP store

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” at the 26 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is available to watch at the the 26 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film  Market, which is a part of 33rd. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival & Market. The Short Film Market is running at the  video library from February 05-11 2011. So if you are attending don’t forget to watch Placit struggle with his cynical self.

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Support “Two People”

Please support “Two People” by signing up to Maggie & Patrick’s news or follow us on FB or Twitter. LOGLINE Maggie moves back to her hometown after one of her children dies. Not even Patrick—her old flame—can wrench her away from grief’s grip. Maggie travels to Rwanda where war victim’s survival and resiliency inspire her to begin the journey toward her own healing.

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“Two People” community.

Maggie and Patrick’s website is up and running as well as the community section where you can: user Forum, upload photos or shop in “Two People” shop. So don’t be shy and join Maggie and Patrick’s community and enjoy networking.

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“Two People” teaser.

We are moving along with pre-production for our first feature film “Two People” and already have teaser ready. So stop by “Two People” website and watch the teaser. LOGLINE Maggie moves back to her hometown after one of her children dies. Not even Patrick—her old flame—can wrench her away from grief’s grip. Maggie travels to Rwanda where war victim’s survival and resiliency inspire her to begin the journey toward her own healing.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” screening on the 28th. Jan

“The Man With The Spying Glass” is screening at the Jaipur International Film Festival on the 28th. January 2011. The session starts at 10.30 am. at Krishyanan Auditorium JKK Screen II and ends at  1.30 pm. “The Man With The Spying Glass” it’s screened as a seventh film so if you are attending please stay tune

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Jan Broberg Carter (ASCAP) film scorer and co-producer of “Two People” (film in pre-production) together with Magda M. Olchawska “Two People’s” writer/director are attending Sundace Film Festival in Park City (after a very long journey already here). If you would like to meet up and talk to us about “Two People” and how you could get involved just get in touch either with Jan at janner2323@aol.com or Magda at magda@mayan-films.com

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SUPPORT “TWO PEOPLE”

“Two People” website is up and running. If you would like to support our first feature film please check out  support page and become Patron of Maggie & Patrick story. In exchange for your generosity we offer you Maggie & Patrick’s PERKS. All of the funding we receive goes directly to the making of  our new feature film, “Two People.” We appreciate and are grateful for any support we receive.

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New website for “Two People” www.twopeoplemovie.com

“Two People” our first feature film has a new home at www.twopeoplemovie.com On “Two People” site you can find all the basic information regarding Maggie & Patrick’s story, join our Maggie & Patrick’s new, start following us on FB or Twitter, enjoy Life Style pages,listen to amazing music by Jan Broberg Carter (ASCAP) or become Patron of the Arts by supporting “Two People” financially. Enjoy the new experience!!!

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Don’t forget to follow “Two People” on our FB page. LOGLINE Maggie moves back to her hometown after one of her children dies. Not even Patrick—her old flame—can wrench her away from grief’s grip. Maggie travels to Rwanda where war victim’s survival and resiliency inspire her to begin the journey toward her own healing. LOGLINE The universe creates many opportunities for Maggie and Patrick to find each other, but they ignore these signs until an adventure  in Rwanda presents itself, brings them together, and changes Maggie’s life forever.

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“The Man With The Spying Glass” at the 26 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market

“The Man With The Spying Glass” will be available to watch at the the 26 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film  Market, which is a part of 33rd. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival & Market. So if you are attending the festival don’t forget to pop into the video library February 05-11 2011 and watch Placit struggle with his cynical self.

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“Two People” on twitter

Join “Two People” Twitter page for regular updates on progress of our first feature film. LOGLINE Maggie moves back to her hometown after one of her children dies. Not even Patrick—her old flame—can wrench her away from grief’s grip. Maggie travels to Rwanda where war victim’s survival and resiliency inspire her to begin the journey toward her own healing. LOGLINE The universe creates many opportunities for Maggie and Patrick to find each other, but they ignore these signs until an adventure  in Rwanda presents itself, brings them together, and changes Maggie’s life forever.

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“The Man with the Spying Glass” at JIFF 2011

“The Man With The Spying Glass” our latest short film has been accepted to Jaipur International Film Festival that takes place in Jaipur in India between 27-30 Jan. 2011 Synopsis Placit lives in a dreamless society created by his father, governed by multinational corporations. Placit’s most cherished dream is to be a puppeteer, something he has desired to do since he was a child. However, Placit’s cynical self and fears preclude him from following his deepest desires. Until one day on his way to work, Placit finds a puppet’s head in a drain pipe. That evening he receives a telephone call and is invited to perform in one of the underground theatres. He accepts. His cynical self begins a war from within, playing upon his worst fears and self-doubt. Thankfully, Placit discovers on the back of an old photograph a tender note from his mother, urging him to seek happiness. Will Placit be able to find enough strength to go against his cynical self and his father’s system to pursue his dream?

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“Two People” looking for songs

We are looking for a rock, grunge or jazz band which would like to include their songs in our feature film “Two People”. Please contact Magda M. Olchawska at magda@mayan-films.com Synopsis The two main characters, Maggie and Patrick, met 10 years ago while studying at university. There they would bump into each other on numerous occasions despite the fact that they didn’t study the same subject or even share many of the same friends. As their paths continually crossed,a somewhat obvious, playful interaction began. Initial attraction was somewhat evident and interesting, but Maggie pulled away quickly to prevent herself from falling for Patrick. After graduation, they didn’t see each other again for several years until one evening, they end up in the same bar. After spending a romantic night with Maggie, Patrick hopes and believes that the two of them could finally be together. However, for Maggie, it was just night full of passion, and she pulls away once again. Maggie is trying to get her life back together after the ordeal she has been through recently. She married and had twins, a boy and a girl. Sadly, her daughter died in a fire while her husband was having sex with another woman and was away from the house, leaving the kids’ home alone when disaster ensued. Patrick’s life revolves around work. He is an extremely successful executive of a large corporation. Even with his success, he had been unable to get Maggie out of his mind despite the passing years. Instead, he embarked upon a series of meaningless relationships. Maggie is a respected, well-known journalist who is concerned with social issues. Maggie’s working life is at it’s peak.  Her book being published, and she has been offered a job to travel to Rwanda to write about the changes and upheaval taking place in that country. Thoughts of Maggie continue to fuel Patrick’s quest to see her yet again, and with unbridled faith on his side, it   feels like the universe is still conspiring to bring them together. How is it that with regularity, they still cross each other’s paths and inevitably end up at the same places together at the same times? Their meetings by chance seem to indicate otherwise. TECHNICAL INFORMATION Film:  “Two People”  (working title) Duration:  100 min. (approximately) Language:  English Format: Digital Registered with: Registered with WGAW Intellectual Property Registration Number : 1440202 Project Period: 12 months

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