News & Updates

April 9, 2017

Brian Dilg's script for Double Negative was honored with a graduate craft award at his alma mater, New York University, in the 2017 First Run Film Festival.


Double Negative screened at the 2016 Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, where it took home the Audience Award for Best Short Film. Thanks to the festival organizers and the Italian audience for this tremendous honor! We are thrilled to see the film find an audience so far from home.


May 22, 2015 | two more festivals

Double Negative has been accepted into the 24th annual Woods Hole Film Festival on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts! This year's festival will be July 26 - August 1. Labeled one of the "25 coolest film festivals in the world" by MovieMaker magazine, this is considered a filmmaker's festival. We're just looking forward to dipping our toes in the water and seeing some great films! Check back here for our exact screening time and date.


We have also been given permission to finally announce what we've had to keep secret for weeks, that we'll be screening at the prestigious Palm Springs International Shorts Fest in sunny Palm Springs, California. This will be happening immediately after our screening at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, some time June 16-22.


May 18, 2015 | first awards!

Double Negative had its official world premiere last night at VisionFest 2015 in New York City, and took home awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Joanna Rhinehart's performance. We were also nominated for Breakthrough Performance for Maximus Britton, Best Social Consciousness Film, and Best Short Film. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us, and thanks most of all to the passionate and tireless people at VisionFest for putting together a great festival!

May 12, 2015 | San Francisco Bound!

We were notified today that Double Negative is an official selection at the 2015 San Francisco Black Film Festival! We are thrilled and honored to be included in this prestigious festival, which will run June 11-14, right before our screening at the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest.

We look forward to see all of the great films featured in this year's festival, and seeing our friends in San Francisco again. Writer/director Brian Dilg will be in attendance at both the San Francisco and Palm Springs festivals.

March 28, 2015 | BACKER SCREENING

Nearly 16 months after our Kickstarter campaign ended successfully, The 3x3 Project had the enormous pleasure of screening our finished films for the generous backers who made our films possible in a private screening at The Anthology Film Archives in New York City. It was truly a thrill for us to be able to screen the results of our long labors for their first real audience, to thank our supporters afterwards, and of course to celebrate long into the night!

3x3 Project directors Billy Speruzzi, Brian Dilg, and Miguel Parga taking questions from backers after the screening

3x3 Project directors Billy Speruzzi, Brian Dilg, and Miguel Parga taking questions from backers after the screening

Double Negative cast members with director Brian Dilg. From left to right: Yvonne Wandera, Maximums Britton, Joanna Rhinehart, and Joshua Musgrave. (Not pictured: Charles Miller.)

Actor Maximus Britton, composer Giovanni Spinelli, and writer/director Brian Dilg

March 9, 2015 | First Festival acceptance!

Only two weeks into festival submissions, we were notified today with a phone call from the good people at VisionFest in New York that Double Negative has been accepted for the 2015 festival! After a year and a half of hard work, it is overwhelmingly gratifying to hear from someone with no vested interest in the film, and who sees an overwhelming number of films, how much they loved the film. It's a testament to the hard work of the cast and crew that the film will have a great screening in our hometown.

Festival dates are May 13-17; stay tuned for future announcements about the exact date and time of the screening.


I am thrilled to announce that the final sound mix has been completed on Double Negative, a huge step towards completion of the final film.

Sound is the secret weapon of great filmmaking. I say "secret" only because as viewers, we are so focused on our visual perception that sound design and music are able to sneak past viewers' intellectual defenses and affect their emotions and perceptions without them realizing that it's happening. 

It's hard to convey just how much it means to a director to work with a great sound team. Not only are people like Roman Chimienti and Jay Pellizzi incredible technicians who work miracles with production audio, turning uneven, distracting, noisy dialog into seamless, clear, natural sound (without expensive and time consuming dubbing), they are artists. They create a whole world, a soundscape. Add a sound effect, and suddenly the viewer's notices an essential detail that is associated with it that was otherwise overlooked. Sounds underscore emotion and character. Bad sound editing is the bugaboo of student films, and the hero of all good filmmaking. I am deeply grateful to have met artists like this. The opportunity to work with people of this caliber is exactly why why I moved to New York City to make films.


December 15, 2014 | now on imdb

We are very close to picture lock on Double Negative, and composer Giovanni Spinelli has already been hard at work on the score. Many trusted colleagues have been kind enough to sit down and watch the work in progress and give invaluable feedback that has helped shape the edit into the best possible version of the story.

Also, Double Negative is now listed on IMDB! You can see the full filmographies for cast and crew by exploring the IMDB listing. Future screenings will also appear here.

November 13, 2014 | first screening

Double Negative had its first official screening tonight, a first rough cut attended by filmmaking colleagues. The feedback was great and gave us just what we needed to move forward with a finer edit and bring the best out of the footage. We're hoping to premiere all of The 3x3 Project films in early February. Stay tuned for updates!