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A Lovely Treat – Friday, October 11th

 News on real life couple,  Monique Lukens & Josef Dochterman (featured in his first film)
Tango editedA LOVELY TREAT (10 min. short), a romantic comedy about high expectations, love, and that fine line between reality and fantasy, will be screening at the 6th Annual Bel-Air Film Festival 2013.

Friday, October 11th, 7pm intro, 7:20pm screening

UCLA James Bridges Theater
1409 E. Melnitz Hall
Los Angeles, 90095
(paid parking on premise)
ALTposter_Sept2013You are in for a “Treat!”

Tickets are $17.87 (including processing fee) for the entire evening’s shorts’ program. $5 off ticket sales for a limited time only! That’s $12.60! Discount code: filmbaff

Festival Schedule at:

A special thanks to dancers Monique Lukens,  Josef Dochterman, and choreographer Lea Thurman.  More Cast info at:

Upcoming screenings:

2013 L. A. International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts
(Oct. 24th – 27th)

2013 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
(Oct. 18th – Nov. 11th),

Aesthetica Short Film Festival (York, England)
(Nov. 7-10th)

Previous screenings:
2013 Newport Beach Film Festival
2013 LA Comedy Festival
2013 Ballston Spa International Film Festival (New York)


Monique did a dynamic job performing the roles of Natasha Lytess & Paula Strasberg, 2 of Marilyn Monroe’s acting coaches, in MARILYN – MY SECRET at Macha Theatre.


Cast / Production Crew




Monique Marissa Lukens gives gut-wrenchingly heartfelt performances in two roles … playing Natasha Lytess, and Paula Strasberg, Monroe’s mentor and acting coach.

Tolucan Times ~ Pat Taylor

Monique Marissa Lukens is appropriately hammy as the two domineering women in Monroe’s life, acting coaches Natasha Lytess and Paula Strasberg.

Blog Critics

Monique Marissa Lukens plays both Natasha Lytess, Marilyn’s first acting coach, and her last, Paula Strasberg, wife of Lee. Paula is amusingly covered in black, including head scarf and sunglasses, which isn’t that far from the way Paula often appeared, being the avatar of serious drama.

James Spada ~ International Celebrity Biographer

3rd Annual Earth Day Raw Vegan Outreach Extra’vegan’za – Footage from April 22nd, 2013

Complementary raw vegan sampling at “Raw Star Cafe” (306 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica), “Elderberries” (7564 W Sunset Blvd., Hollywood), & from Chef Sergio of Oaxaca Raw Living Food (

Each outreacher and raw vegan business owner receives a complementary “Kevita Certified Organic Sparkling Probiotic Drink VIP Coupon” good for 1 complementary beverage!

Complementary CD Single “I Can Breathe ” by Unique Monique for all outreachers

Ride alternative fueled Los Angeles METRO public transit & spread the word about raw veganism, which not only saves animals & the earth, but saves your body too. Although I am not a medical doctor, and am not giving medical advice, just Google or go on Youtube to see a diet full of raw and living vegan food has been known to bring the sick & dying back to health.

If you have a METRO pass this event is free. If you need a METRO Day Pass, it’s $6 (students & seniors are less), or $5 if you already have a METRO CARD, and $1.25 for the BIG BLUE BUS.. Enjoy free raw vegan samples created by Raw Star Cafe owner, Eco Chef Bryan Au, from 6:30-7pm AND complementary raw vegan samples at Elderberries 8:45-9:15pm. Drop off point ~ Playhouse Nightclub, 6506 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (choose to go home, or stay for minimal to no cover & dance at their weekly “Monday Nite Social” ~ This Monday spinning is award winning dj/producer TOCADISCO & also TARA BROOKS). See videos of last year’s event:

If you are taking a personal vehicle home, park closest to our ending point 6506 Hollywood Blvd. Although we encourage public transit home, it’s possible depending on where you live public transit stops for the night, so we wouldn’t want you to be stranded. This is why we need more public transit running throughout the night.

Please see Facebook event page to join us: