Experimentally ILL 3 (Feat. D.L. Polonsky) press release

Manic Schematic PR Firm
Mike Phelan O’Toole
mikeovideo@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Video Artists Unveil Own Alternative Film Showcase at Coolidge Corner Theatre

(Boston, MA, 1/9/08) – Cable access show producers and local video
artists Mike Phelan O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie announce the third
installment of their “Experimentally Ill” showcase; a two hour movie
screening of eclectic low budget films, animation, music videos and
esoteric video art, taking place at Brookline’s historic Coolidge
Corner Theatre on February 26th at 7:00PM. Emceed by O’Toole and
Quincy Brisco of WBCN Boston’s “Toucher and Rich” radio program, the
event will exhibit works by O’Toole and Hollie, and other innovative
indie video-makers.

The showcase comes out of a desire from the duo to reward quality
creative efforts that may be overlooked by more pretentious “festival”
outlets, “It’s a very D.I.Y, punk approach. We want to show people
that these different works can be innovative and entertaining, and
that the personalities behind them are just as interesting,” says
O’Toole. “We saw we needed a bigger stage than simply a TV screen.
This is a love letter to small artists with big visions. The live
energy raises the stakes.”

Past screenings have included the Emmy-winning “It’s Jerry Time” web
cartoons, films of artist D.L. Polonsky, music videos of rock bands
Uncle Monsterface and Midatlantic and other works. For more on
Experimentally Ill, please contact Mike Phelan O’Toole.

Hollie and O’Toole have been advocates of collaborative media, and
purveyors of unique video art, as producers/ hosts of the cable access
show “Random Acts,” for seven years. They are recipients of separate
“Most Innovative” awards from The Alliance For Community Media for
their creative productions.

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(Seeking interviews for features covering the artists/presenters, and
the event, or event previews, listings, and anything else. A WORD file
of the press release is attached. Alternate PHOTOS for pieces are
available upon request, if a photo shoot is not desired. Many thanks. )

Visit the following links for some previous coverage on past
shows and events.

http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/news/x1001331782/Needham-resident-promotes-creativity-through-cable-access-show

http://www.metrobostonnews.com/us/article/2008/07/10/02/3327-66/index.xml?print=1

A brief wrieup was also in the Boston Phoenix September 11th, 2008
issue – Arts + Music + Events, pg. 3

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