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COLUMBUS – Eleven One Productions, a small production company in Columbus, Ohio, has selected “Toys for Tots” for its 2019 giving pledge.

Since it’s beginning in 2015, Eleven One has chosen at least one charity per year to provide services, assistance, or fundraising. Past recipients have included the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, First Responders Face-Off Foundation, and the Columbus Ice Hockey Club. This year adds the celebrated Toys for Tots program, operated by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Last year, Lima Company was able to provide more than 41,000 toys to almost 14,000 children in Central Ohio.

This year, Eleven One partnered with Arlington Pointe Apartments in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Now through Dec. 12, bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child of any age, to the Arlington Pointe leasing office in Upper Arlington (2555 Shore Line Dr.) and help us help the Marines give Central Ohio kids a great Christmas morning.

For more information visit Toys for Tots.

 

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Ryan-Jaroncyk-1COLUMBUS—Eleven One Productions has acquired the short film script “Cynisca Reborn,” from Columbus-based screenwriter Ryan Jaroncyk, who based the inspirational script off his grandmother, Virginia Sterkel, who won an Olympic gold medal in bowling at the senior Olympics.

“I witnessed firsthand how inspiring my Grandma was to so many people during her last several years of life,” said Jaroncyk of why he wrote the screenplay.

Jaroncyk said he felt like he owed it to his late mother, “to help her finish the job she had started before she died in a tragic accident.”

“I thought the story might give people hope, no matter their difficulties or limitations in life,” he said, adding, “I played a fairly significant role in helping take care of my late paternal and maternal grandmothers.”

Jaroncyk, who’s written or co-written around six or so screenplays, said he’s looking forward to seeing his grandmother’s life come to life on screen and learning the production process.

“I’m kind of shocked this is happening. So much of screenwriting is facing and dealing with rejection,” said Jaroncyk. “But I am very excited and extremely grateful to Steph (Greegor, Producer) for taking a shot on this story. I know it’s in good hands.”

Production is set for the spring of 2020. Learn more here.

 

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COLUMBUS – Eleven One Productions welcomes The PVDcast as its “Official Podcast Partner” of the feature film production THE THIRD PERIOD, tentatively set to be filmed in Ohio and Kentucky in the next year.

THE THIRD PERIOD is a character-driven drama set in the world of ice hockey and follows an aging hockey star who must battle his way back after injury to win big in the third period of his life. The film will be produced by Len Hartman of Ohio Film Group, who also wrote and executive produced FREE STATE OF JONES with Matthew McConaughay.

“There were several things that drew me to the project,” said The PVDcast owner and talent John Orlando. “The first thing is that it is a hockey movie. I am a huge hockey fan and film buff. Combine those two passions into one and you’ve automatically got my attention. The second thing is that it is an independent endeavor. Personally, I feel all great art comes from that independent spirit. This is why I end all PVDcast episodes with the slogan, ‘stay righteous and stay independent.'”

The PVDcast is a Columbus-based pop culture podcast with a special affinity for comic books and sports, particularly hockey. It joins RBar Arena, The Three-Legged Mare, Live! Technologies, Giant Eagle, Studio 35 Cinema & DrafthouseCD102.5 and The Chiller Ice Rinks as official partners of the film.

“My decision to become involved with the project was largely due to the short film, ‘Olsky,’” said Orlando. “While preparing for my episode with Steph Greegor (who was a guest back in November), I watched ‘Olsky’ as part of my research. Needless to say, I was impressed with the film. I think that the subject matter…hasn’t really been touched upon in other hockey films.”

As a film buff, Orlando sees the potential in Columbus as a place to make more movies.

“I don’t understand why there are not more projects like {this} coming out of Columbus. Ten, fifteen, twenty years ago, if you wanted to make a film, you better be on one of the coasts,” said Orlando. “Given the technological advancements in the movie industry, I feel that’s not the case anymore. The Midwest has lots of fascinating stories and talented creators and they should be represented in the film industry.”

The benefits to making Columbus a real film community go beyond financial, said Orlando.

“Another great benefit is that Columbus gets more recognition for being a city that supports the arts,” he said. “A vibrant artistic community is absolutely necessary to a city. Without an artistic community, people are not exposed to new ideas, cultures, philosophies and do not have a chance to express themselves. In today’s society, the expression of ideas is more crucial now than ever before in our nation’s history.”

The PVDcast will feature extensive interviews with players, actors, and crew associated with the film throughout its production. You can visit The Third Period” or The PVDcast for more information and to stay up-to-date with the film.

“I am really looking forward to talking to the many talented people connected to ‘The Third Period,'” said Orlando. “I enjoy talking with people who are passionate about their projects, which is why I started The PVDcast.”

To learn more visit www.thirdperiodfilm.com.

 

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COLUMBUS (OH) ~ Eleven One Productions owner Steph Greegor was awarded two individual artist’s grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

 

 

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Greegor received the Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Professional Development & Research grant and a Resource grant to support her work as an individual artist in Columbus, Ohio.

Greegor will use the grants to continue her filmmaking education at the New York Film Academy in New York City and to purchase software that will forward her work in producing films in Columbus, Ohio.

Grants like this are only possible through legislative support, including the city of Columbus and the state of Ohio legislature.

For more information or to apply for a grant, visit the Arts Council website HERE. For more information on Greegor, visit her company website HERE or her personal website HERE.

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COLUMBUS, OH (NOV. 16, 2018) – Eleven One Productions is pleased to announce that Manchester by the Sea’s Jami Tennille will join the cast of the gritty, feature-length ice hockey drama, The Third Period, set to be filmed in Columbus, Ohio, and Kentucky in 2019.

Tennille will play the hard-nosed reporter, “Dani Ashton,” who covers the fictional Columbus Thunder and its star Captain Mike Olsky in his fall from grace.

“I do love that my role was written for a man, but here I am,” said Tennille, who plans to shadow a female NHL hockey reporter to prepare for her role. She called the script “compelling.”

“The script pulls at my heartstrings,” said Tennille, who grew up, and still lives on, the East Coast. “The pain of loss, of grief, the struggle with addiction and the toll it takes on everyone’s lives it touches was heartbreaking. Yet, the theme of redemption, the story of people who stick by us at our worst and lift us up to be our best was beautiful.”

Tennille is known for her roles in the Academy Award-winning film Manchester by the Sea (2016) and Spotlight (2015), as well as American Poltergeist (2016). She said the fact a female is directing was part of her decision to join the film.

“This is the first time I will have been directed by a woman in a feature length film and I am ecstatic about it,” said Tennille of Writer-Director Steph Greegor, who will be the first woman in U.S. history to write and direct a feature-length hockey film.

See what Director Steph Greegor has to say about Tennille HERE.

“In today’s society it is crucial for woman to be empowered and take on roles that were once thought to be only for men,” said Tennille. “I think it is powerful and will only serve to propel more women forward in these types of roles; it’s exhilarating to be a part of.”

Greegor was a former Fox Sports Ohio writer and on-air Blue Jackets Live guest correspondent. Following a lifelong, award-winning journalism career and five seasons covering the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, Greegor began writing and producing films. Her short film “Olsky,” the short proof-of-concept for The Third Period was Emmy-nominated and festival-accepted.

The Third Period will be produced by Len Hartman, an award-winning screenwriter and film producer who worked on projects including Free State of Jones, a Civil War era historical drama starring Matthew McConaughey. He’s set to produce the feature-length animation film Sneaks, with Director and Pixar alum Teddy Newton.

For more information on the film, visit https://www.thirdperiodfilm.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Brock Schmaltz at 614-209-8683 or brock@highstakespr.com

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