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Wednesday July 20, 2011

Eva Mendes to Make Directorial Debut at LA Shorts Festival

Eva Mendes to Make Directorial Debut at LA Shorts Festival

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Tomorrow is opening night for the largest short film festival in the world, LA Shorts Fest and Eva Mendes will be making her directorial debut with her comedy California Romanza.

The festival annually attracts more than 15,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment executives.  Among the nearly 300 short films playing during the 9 day festival is the Opening Night debut of Eva’s film which also features Christina Ricci and Kathy Najmy.

In this 19 minute film we see Lena coming out of a recent breakup and having a difficult time getting in the mood for Christmas. She is set to visit her yearly family gathering, but as she approaches her beloved Auntie JoJo and Uncle Pop‘s home, a manic situation is unfolding. Kissy Puss, the family cat and unofficial child of her Aunt and Uncle has gone missing!

For other festival highlights click here