So proud of Raven's TV Pilot, Never Let Go. It continues to advance, this time in the Big Apple Film Fest's Screenplay competition as an Honorable Mention. She is truly looking forward to the festival in early November.
Raven is so pleased to have been selected for Generation Women's Writer's Retreat. If you haven't had a chance to see one of their shows at Caveat or Joe's Pub we highly recommend. Female empowerment at its best with woman aged 20-80 telling their stories.
Proud to say we've done it two years in a row. Never Let Go is a Screencraft TV Pilot Quarterfinalist. Woo whooo!
Never Let Go, Raven Petretti-Stamper's screenplay about a woman who gets stuck in an elevator with People's Sexiest Man Alive, has done it again. This baby has advanced to the quarterfinals of Screencraft's Comedy Competition and there were over 2,300 submissions.
So very pleased to announce that Through Open Doors won Best Narrative Short, Best Producer and Best Editing AND (it's a twofer folks!), Never Let Go won Best Short Script via 8 & HalFilm Awards special event in Cannes event. The event took place during the Cannes Film Festival.
We are so pleased to announce that Raven Petretti-Stamper's short, The Solid Ground You Land On, had its debut reading at Anacostia Playhouse on May 8th in DC. So excited that the audience gave it 9/10 putting it in the top 3 of their New Voices, New Work series for 2023.
We were so pleased to be a part of the inaugural MMM Fest on Jan 15th in NYC. 3 incredible short films, 6 stand up comedians created a sold out night that we'll always remember.
Come on out for a reading of the third scene of It's Still You at PGE's home, the the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, at the Westside Y 10 West 64th Street on Mon, Jan 23rd at 7pm.
Raven Petretti-Stamper is so pleased that her screenplay, Never Let Go, advanced to the quarterfinals in NYC International Screenplay Awards latest competition.
Raven Petretti-Stamper is so pleased that her screenplay, Never Let Go, advanced to the semi-finals in Red Flight Pictures latest competition. Red Flight makes movies out of their winning scripts, so while this was not the top prize, she was extremely excited her piece caught their eye.
Never Let Go was also an official selection in the Los Angeles Screenplay Awards.
Thank you New Jersey Film Awards for awarding Through Open Doors Best New Jersey Short and our leading lady, Hannah Beck, Best Actress. We're also thankful for nominations for Sean Hoagland as Best Actor and the entire cast as Best Ensemble.
We are so excited to announce that our latest fundraising campaign has begun. We thank everyone who has donated so far but want to send a special shout out to Tony award winning producer, Ken Davenport. Your $1K donation for development of our comedy Never Let Go is an endorsement we are not soon to forget. Click here for more information on our campaign.
Never Let Go has advanced to the quarterfinals of Screencraft's TV Pilot competition. Over 3,500 screenplays were submitted and we are grateful to be in such good company.
Through Open Doors has done it again. Our short film will screen in NY on Sunday, Jan 15 (the day before MLK Day) at 8pm thanks to the inaugural MMM (Music, Movies, Mic Drop) Festival at Comic Strip Live. To purchase tickets, click here.
Raven Petretti-Stamper, Hannah Beck, Sean Hoagland and Jeanna Pares at the NY Premiere of Through Open Doors on Jan 27th.
Raven Petretti-Stamper's monologue, Numbness to Anomalies, will be presented in Roland Tec's Some1Speaking series in 2023.
Raven Petretti-Stamper will be a writer-in-residence at the Writers' Colony in Eureka Springs, AK. She will visit their lovely facility in 2023 to fully develop her short story, Kindness, into a longer piece.
8 & Halfilm Awards just named Raven Petretti-Stamper's screenplay, Never Let Go, Best American Screenplay in their Autumn Edition II festival.
Our movie, Through Open Doors, was filmed at the historic Dixon Mills building in Jersey City, NJ. Local paper, Hudson Reporter, found out about our success via Best Shorts Competition and ran our story. Click here to give it a read.
The Through Open Doors team is pleased to announce we've been selected by the Atlantic City Cinefest and will screen in Stockton, NJ October 14-16. Click here to learn more about our upcoming screenings.
Writer and Executive Producer of Through Open Doors, Raven Petretti-Stamper, at the opening night party of the Louisville International Festival of Film on October 6th. Festivities included Isaiah Washington's Western, Corsicana, followed by a party at the Muhammad Ali Center.
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Visit, https://www.strangebirdproductions.com/through-open-doors to watch our movie trailer.
Come on out for a reading of the second scene of It's Still You at PGE's home, the the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, at the Westside Y 10 West 64th Street on Mon, Dec 12th at 7pm.
Through Open Doors, has been selected and will be screened at this year's NY Shorts International Film Festival on Oct 27 at 2pm at Cinema Village Theater in NYC.
Come on out for a reading of the first scene of It's Still You at PGE's home, the the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, at the Westside Y 10 West 64th Street on Mon, Sept 26th at 7pm.
Through Open Doors was selected by BSC to advance to their award round. We won awards in every category we were nominated in. Awards of Merit, Special Mention for Film Short and an acting nod for our lead actor, Sean Hoagland, for his inspired performance as Matt. In addition Awards of Merit were given to Mark Riccadonna for Directing, Ra
Through Open Doors was selected by BSC to advance to their award round. We won awards in every category we were nominated in. Awards of Merit, Special Mention for Film Short and an acting nod for our lead actor, Sean Hoagland, for his inspired performance as Matt. In addition Awards of Merit were given to Mark Riccadonna for Directing, Raven Petretti-Stamper for writing and Hannah Beck for her lovely portrayal of Charlie.
Through Open Doors does it again! We are now officially in the running for a screening in NY thanks to New York International Film Awards.
I mean, when you're having a good week you're having a good week. NY International Film Awards says Raven Petretti-Stamper's Through Open Doors is their Best Original Story winner. In addition, Mark Riccadonna scored a Grand Jury award for Best Director and Sean Hoagland received an Honorable Mention for Acting.
Ohhhhh yes people, it is official! Our movie, Through Open Doors, has been selected and will be screened at this year's Louisville International Festival of Film between Oc 6-8 in Louisville, KY.
It's official! Raven's Through Open Doors screenplay is a New York International Screenplay Awards Quarterfinalist!
Raven Petretti-Stamper was selected for the 2022 Yale Writers' Workshop. She will further develop her short story Kindness while there in June.
Through Open Doors was deemed a semi-finalist for the Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival. Over 7,000 films were submitted for this Academy Award qualifying event.
Through Open Doors is a monthly pick in the Roma Prisma Film Festival.
SLAMminutes does Women’s Mental Health will produce Raven Petretti-Stamper's monologue, Hiding No Lie, at their July 30th Arcola Theatre event in London, England. All proceeds from this wonderful, reassuring, funny and moving night of theatre go to Mind.
The Barn Theatre in Montville, NJ will produce Raven's short comedic tale, My Friend, Doubt, from June 17-19 during their 2022 Solstice Showcase One Act Festival.
Beyond stoked to announce that we have teamed up with Domani Productions and Creative Partners International to film Raven Petretti Stamper's play, Through Open Doors (formerly Fish Tacos), in 2022.
We are so excited to announce that Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, NY will produce Raven's play, Never Let Go, in their one-act festival called Buffalo Quickies from Feb 24-Mar 19.
Raven Petretti-Stamper's short story, Kindness, a creative non-fiction work based on the murder of prominent NYC psychologist, Kathryn Faughey, has advanced to the Quarterfinalist round of the ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition.
Raven Petretti-Stamper continues her streak of good luck with a generous Producer of the Year nomination from Tony award winner Ken Davenport's TheatreMakers Studio. This is the group's version of the Tony's and Raven couldn't be more proud to share this honor with her also nominated colleagues.
Raven's short play, Never Let Go, finally makes it to her home state on June 21st at 7:00pm at Black Box PAC in Englewood, NJ. This monthly night of readings is dedicated to comedic pieces and we look forward to roaring with laughter while all 3 selected pieces are read.
Raven's latest one-act, The Solid Ground You Land On, will have its virtual debut on Sunday, June 5th at 3pm thanks to Tiger's Heart Players. Please Contact Us if you would like to attend.
Raven is so honored to be included in NJ Theatre Alliance's Healing Voices: Caregivers' Stories Onstage project at Art House Productions in Jersey City, NJ on Saturday, April 23. Caregiver Stories will be woven together as part of an original professional theatre experience about the caregiver experience. The project will culminate with
Raven is so honored to be included in NJ Theatre Alliance's Healing Voices: Caregivers' Stories Onstage project at Art House Productions in Jersey City, NJ on Saturday, April 23. Caregiver Stories will be woven together as part of an original professional theatre experience about the caregiver experience. The project will culminate with three presentations at different theatres across the state, including McCarter Theater. The selected works will be read by professional actors as part of New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival.
Buffalo Rising review by Peter Hall
NEVER LET GO by Raven Petretti-Stamper starts with a meet-cute in a shaky elevator between a young woman named Willow played by Colleen Pine as Matthew Rittler plays Tim, identified by his appearance on a magazine cover as “Sexiest Man.” Very cleverly written, especially as the elevator is stalled betw
Buffalo Rising review by Peter Hall
NEVER LET GO by Raven Petretti-Stamper starts with a meet-cute in a shaky elevator between a young woman named Willow played by Colleen Pine as Matthew Rittler plays Tim, identified by his appearance on a magazine cover as “Sexiest Man.” Very cleverly written, especially as the elevator is stalled between floors, we find intruding on the couple are the security guard, Willow’s mom, Tim’s agent, and Mick, a first responder. Also, like ANGELA DAVIS, one of the best plays of the evening. And cleverly placed just before intermission. Keep ‘em comin’ back.
Stay tuned for exciting news about Raven Petretti-Stamper's latest full-length.
Ken Davenport's (Tony Award winner) TheaterMakers Studio hosts its own version of the Tony Awards every year and It's Still You was nominated for Best Play and Player!
Raven Petretti-Stamper was selected and attended the 2021 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive.
The Natural Theatre in Dublin, OH produced Raven Petretti Stamper's play, Paul Blinder, during their Conservative Theatre Festival in Jan 2022.
Tiger's Heart Players in NY featured Raven's play Doubt during a virtual reading on Sept 15. Diane Feldman played Betty and Joel Roman, Doubt.
Three of Raven's 10 minute plays were featured in Just Write! Lakeland's virtual reading in Dec 2021.
A scene from Raven's play, The Alcotts, was presented at The PG Evolution Virtual Volume 131. The virtual reading is archived at (we're 46:2...