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April 2011 – LA Times Daily Pilot
by Joanna Clay
While attending the Newport Beach Film Festival, Alyssa talks about what inspired her short film “The Monstrosity”.
April 2011 – Entertainment Magazine (emol.org)
by Madelyn Ritrosky
An in depth interview about how Alyssa made the transition from actress to filmmaker and her plans on moving forward into future projects.
Spring 2011 Edition – Inside the Santa Ynez Valley Magazine
Alyssa Price – The Monstrosity
by Andrea Estrada
Alyssa was featured in this article alongside some of the local kids she cast from her home town, the Santa Ynez Valley, “Anyone who has experienced those harrowing days [junior high] will find a kindred spirit in Milly, a sweet thing who just wants to survive the bus ride on her first day at George Adams Middle School.”
March 2011 – San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Alyssa’s short film “The Monstrosity” when best in its category at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
March 2011 – Entertainment Magazine (emol.org)
by Madelyn Ritrosky
Alyssa’s film The Monstrosity was included as a highlight among a very impressive line up of films from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Entertainment Magazine.
February 2011 – SBCCFilmReviews.org
by Byron Potau
After watching The Monstrosity, Potau writes, “Director Alyssa Price avoids the Sophomore jinx in her second directorial effort, proving her first film, the charming short, Pearl, was no fluke. Her new short film, The Monstrosity, playing as part of the Santa Barbara Shorts Program at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, shows a director maturing and, perhaps, on the brink of graduating to feature films.”
February 2011 – SBMS Teen Press
Zoey and Peter, two middle school students who participate in the Santa Barbara Teen Press catch up with Alyssa on the red carpet at the Christopher Nolan Modern Master Award.
February 2011 – JetsetExtra.com
Alyssa is featured in this video that highlights the sights of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “What does a local filmmaker like @alyssaprice love about Santa Barbara? Find out in our video tour”
August 2010 – Santa Ynez Valley News
by Pamela Dozois
While Alyssa was shooting The Monstrosity in her hometown, the local paper visited the set to take pictures and talk about how she cast local kids, “More than 20 local children will appear in The Monstrosity, a short film being shot in Los Olivos, Solvang and Buellton by award-winning filmmaker and former Valley resident Alyssa Price.
July 2010 - LAMag.com,
Get LA Winner Shares Monstrous Plans
by Shayna Rose Arnold
“Up-and-coming film director Alyssa Price, whose short film Pearl was named Official Jury Selection of our Get LA film competition, has a new movie in the works and no, it doesn’t involve a certain Prius. The Monstrosity is a modern take on The Wonder Years, but from the female perspective (goodbye Kevin, hello Milly!). Check out the movie’s interactive blog, where middle schoolers are encouraged to engage with the filmmaking process.”
June 2010 - GreenCarReports.com
Video: Pearl’s Story – The Life of a Toyota Prius
by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
“Imagine if your car could talk. What would it say about you? While for the immediate future, this is largely an impossibility, one aspiring actress based on the “West Side” has envisaged just what it could be like if cars were able to talk. Alyssa Price, the proud owner of a Toyota Prius and resident of Los Angeles, California has created a video documenting her life as seen through the ‘eyes’ of her car.”
June 2010 Issue - Los Angeles Magazine
by Shayna Rose Arnold
Shayna interviewed Alyssa after her Get LA win for LA Magazine’s June 2010 edition. Shayna writes “Dozens vied to win Get L.A., our short film contest but it was Alyssa Price’s Pearl, about a day in the life of a Prius, that was named the Official Selection.”
April 2010 - HuffingtonPost.com
by Jane Helpern
The Huffington Post coverage of the “Get L.A.” short film competition sponsored by Los Angeles Magazine and L.A. Works: “Alyssa Price’s Pearl, about the life of an actress in Los Angeles, took home Official Selection” followed by ” a reception and screening presented by LA Council President Eric Garcetti.”
April 2010 - eGuiders.com
The Web-Junkie Generation – Attack of the Multi-Hyphanates
by John Rota
In this article Alyssa is featured alongside Miles Fisher and D.J. Lubel as one of today’s multi-hyphanates “an empowered, multi-talented, Internet savvy artist who creates, produces, and distributes original online video content.” John Rota writes “Alyssa is using the tools she has at her disposal to hone her craft out of a need to create and keep her content fresh.”
March 2010 – GornoBlonde
by Haren Yong
Yong dubs Alyssa an “addictive cutie” on his fan site that features actresses from around the globe.