at the Socket Party at MJ's

We attended the TLA Releasing party for Socket at MJ's April 2nd, 2008 and had a blast!

Produced by Velvet Candy Entertainment and Dark Blue Films, Socket is an award-winning festival favorite that crosses the genre lines of sci-fi/horror with gay & lesbian characters.

Hosted by promoter Jovy Janolo and producers John Carrozza, Doug Prinzivalli, Matt Mishkoff, and writer/director Sean Abley, there were lots of fun giveaways to be had.

The crowd of well over 200 guests included SOCKET cast members Derek Long, Matthew Montgomery, Rasool Jahan, Allie Rivenbark, Bridgette Wright, Alisha Seaton, Bobaloo Koenig, Mari Marks, Jay Costelo, and Tim Hearl. Cinematographer Ivan Corona, associate producer Krista Pelen, composer Jennifer Kes Remmington, makeup artists Gage Hubbard and Ben Gunther, and set decorators Noah Naylor and Staci Mallet rounded out the crew.

Also on hand were SOCKET editor Dave Kittredge (writer/director of the forthcoming PORNOGRAPHY: A THRILLER), and his PORNOGRAPHY cast members Pete Scherer, Dylan Vox (also of THE LAIR), Jon Gale, Steve Callahan, David Pevsner, Larry Weissman and Mike Justice.

Actor/dancer/singer Kevin Stea (of NAKED BOYS SINGING), Stefan Pommepuy (DARKNESS AWAITS), Steve Gill (BEVERLY KILLS), Stephen Twardokus and Gaetano Jones (3-DAY WEEKEND), and Gabriel Romero (DANTE'S COVE) were there as well. Actress Lisa Wyatt (DONNIE DARKO, SOUTHLAND TALES) and SCREENING PARTY cast members Dennis Hensley, Ossie Beck (of Steven Spielberg's MUNICH), Erin Quill and Nora Burns also made an appearance.

Filmmakers Jeffrey Reddick (writer of FINAL DESTINATION, DAY OF THE DEAD), Michael Simon (GAY ZOMBIE), Michael J. Saul, (TRUE LOVE), Rob Williams and Rodney Johnson (LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP, BACK SOON, 3-DAY WEEKEND), Matthew Mishory and Ed Singletary (the upcoming PORTLAND) mixed and mingled with Mr. Gay LA 2007, Jimmy Waters as dj Shannon Zeta-Jonez spun a fabulous mix.

Photos by Brian Putnam of

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