Royal Flush Festival

Client
Royal Flush Magazine, DAMN Artist Management

Date
ongoing

Services
Co-Creator, Design Director, Curator, Sponsorship Sales

LAUNCH PROJECT

Role:
Co-Creator, Design Director, Curator, Sponsorship Sales

Challenge:
In 2009 I was approached by Evil City Film Festival founders, Jim Muscarella and James Galus, to partner up on a brand new film festival. They were looking to revamp and expand their existing film festival to include art, music and live performances. Rechristened the Royal Flush Festival, we collectively secured talent, movie theaters, music venues, bands and sponsors, as well as creating a film submission program for aspiring filmmakers and students.

The Event:
The Royal Flush Festival is an annual multi-day event created to celebrate the latest and greatest in independent film, underground art & rock and roll. The Royal Flush Festival proudly features full-length narratives & documentaries, short films, music videos, animation, horror and student films as part of our usual eclectic & exclusive program. In addition we curated nightly live music shows, art openings, guest lectures and our closing night awards blow-out. Royal Flush Festival has quickly become one of NYC’s most unique arts festivals, acclaimed by the press and fans alike for it’s tasteful choices and punk rock aesthetics. Underground heroes such as Ron English, Tara McPherson, Morgan Spurlock, Mellisa Auf Der Mar and Lenny Kaye have all participated.

Testimonials:
“There could be a gazillion festivals aimed at the “indie” crowd, but the Royal Flush Festival may possibly top them all.”
—The Village Voice

“Radically different from every film festival.”
—Huffington Post

“This is one weird and truly excellent festival. One of the Top Ten Favorite Festivals of 2010”
Filmmaker Magazine

“Audiences are in for one crazy festival!”
—Moviemaker Magazine

“Royal Flush Festival is jam-packed…”
—Time Out New York

“A swarm of fans will likely jam the place to capacity
—The Villager