NEWS

May 3, 2018

 

Family Line  is released by Earbud Theater on Apple iTunes and its own website. Listen to it at these links:

 

Earbud Theater: http://earbudtheater.com

 

Apple iTunes: http://apple.co/1O2a2aW

 

 

February 15, 2018

 

Principal recording is done on science fiction story Family Line for acclaimed, award-winning anthology podcast series Earbud Theater for release in the spring of 2018

 

October 19, 2016

 

Aaron is nominated for a 2016 Audio Verse Award for his podcast science fiction story Renaissance Man in the category Best Writing of an Original, Long-Form, Self-Contained Production. In addition, Earbud Theater is been nominated for Best Original Anthology/Variety Show.

September 27, 2016

 

Renaissance Man is released by Earbud Theater on Apple iTunes and its own website. Listen to it at these links:

 

Earbud Theater: http://earbudtheater.com/renaissance-man/

 

Apple iTunes: http://apple.co/1O2a2aW

May 23, 2016

 

Aaron's second podcasting effort, the science fiction story Renaissance Man, is recorded for acclaimed, award-winning anthology podcast series Earbud Theater for release in the summer of 2016. Aaron directs his original story.

 

 

October 6, 2015

 

Aaron's podcast ghost story There's Something Going On With Sam is nominated for three 2015 Audio Verse Awards: 1)  Best Original, Long-Form, Standalone Drama; 2) Best Original, Long-Form, Standalone Production, and 3) Best Writing of an Original, Long-Form, Standalone Production for Aaron. In addition, Earbud Theater has been nominated for Best Original Anthology/Variety Show.

 

 

July 14, 2015

 

There's Something Going On With Sam is released by Earbud Theater on Apple iTunes and its own website. Listen to it at these links:

 

Earbud Theater: http://earbudtheater.com

 

Apple iTunes: http://apple.co/1O2a2aW

 

 

April 6, 2015

 

Aaron's first attempt at podcasting, the ghost story There's Something Going On With Sam, is recorded for acclaimed, award-winning anthology podcast series Earbud Theater for release in the summer of 2015. Aaron directs his original story.

 

November 11, 2014

 

The Billie Holiday Theatre in New York, New York produces a staged reading of Bronzeville. This is the theater company's first step towards mounting a full production of the play.

 

 

September 20, 2014

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at The World's Independent Film Festival in Fremont, California.

 

 

September 14, 2014

 

Aaron serves as a judge for the short film competition at the 4th annual L.A. EigaFest, a film festival of contemporary Japanese films.

 

 

March 28, 2014

 

The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in San Francisco, California produces a staged reading of Bronzeville at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This is the theater company's first step towards mounting a full production of the play.

 

 

February 21, 2014

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida. Aaron is present to introduce the film and do a question-and-answer session afterwards.

 

 

February 14, 2014

 

Aaron serves as a guest writer for the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' blog. Here he writes about the nerve-wracking experience of shooting the exterior-heavy The Harimaya Bridge at the height of the rainy season, and why he thinks the weather gods of Japan must really, really like him.

 

http://morikami.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/guest-blog-aaron-woolfolk-director-of-the-harimaya-bridge/

 

 

February 6, 2014

 

Aaron speaks and answers questions when The Harimaya Bridge screens in Los Angeles, California as part of the "African American/Asian/Asian American Connections: Crossing Borders and Boundaries" seminar. The free screening, sponsored by the Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, is held at the California African American Museum.

 

 

November 16, 2013

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at ONEFILAM Film Festival in Glendale, California in celebration of Filipino American History Month.

 

 

August 24, 2013

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at the Reel Black Men film showcase in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

July 28, 2013

 

Blogger Hitomi Lei Mockett of Brown Rice: My Blasian Story writes about the experience of seeing Bronzeville.

 

http://www.brownricemyblasianstory.com/1/archives/07-2013/1.html

 

 

July 13, 2013

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at the Bay Area Independent Filmmaker's Showcase in San Jose, California.

 

 

June 29, 2013

 

Bronzeville begins its second revival run at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

April 11, 2013

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at the 13th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.

 

 

December 6, 2012

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at the Mini Movie-Fest film showcase in Cupertino, California.

 

 

October 26, 2012

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at the Filipino Arts & Cine film showcase in Daly City, California. Lead actress/producer/co-writer Esperanza Catubig, actor JD Charisma, and composer Jonathan Bautista are present for a question-and-answer session.

 

 

October 26, 2012

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at the CINE sa SIPA film showcase in Los Angeles, California. Aaron and lead actor Darion Basco are present for a question-and-answer session.

 

 

September 13, 17, 2012

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at the Santa Rosa International Film Festival in Santa Rosa, California.

 

 

August 18, 2012

 

Nico's Sampaguita wins the Vancouver Award at the Colombia Gorge International Film Festival in Vancouver, Washington.

 

 

August 15, 2012

 

Nico's Sampaguita screens at the Colombia Gorge International Film Festival in Vancouver, Washington. Co-writer Jenney Pauer is present for a question-and-answer session.

 

 

July, 2012

 

The Harimaya Bridge begins its run as Movie of the Month on Hawaii's Nippon Golden Network. The film is shown numerous times throughout the month of July.

 

 

June 18, 2012

 

The Harimaya Bridge begins streaming on Netflix.

 

 

May 11, 2012

 

Nico's Sampaguita has its official world premiere screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

May 9, 2012

 

Nico's Sampaguita has a sneak preview screening at the Clay Theatre in San Francisco, California.

 

 

November 22, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge becomes available on Blockbuster Online. People can either buy or rent the DVD/blu-ray, or buy or rent the film on demand.

 

 

October 18, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge becomes available to buy or rent on DVD/blu-ray.

 

 

September 2, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge becomes available to buy or rent on Apple iTunes.

 

 

August 1, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge becomes available on demand on numerous carrier and satellite systems, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, AT&T, Verizon, Cogeco (Canada), MTS (Canada), and many more.

 

 

July 9, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens as part of the 7th Annual Sacramento Japanese Film Festival in Sacramento, California. Aaron is present to answer audience questions after the screening.

 

 

July 2, 2011

 

The Japan-America Society of Georgia publishes its latest newsletter, which includes an interview with Aaron as a follow-up to his April appearance in Atlanta for a special screening of The Harimaya Bridge. The interview begins on page 24:

 

http://www.jasgeorgia.org/newsletter/Spring&Summer2011.pdf

 

 

May 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2011

 

Aaron's latest film Nico's Sampaguita goes into production.

 

 

May 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2011

 

Bronzeville has a special revival run at the Manzanar National Historic Site in Owens Valley, California.

 

 

April 9, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens at the 11th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, CANADA.

 

 

April 3, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in Birmingham, Alabama at the University of Alabama in an event sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Alabama in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Georgia and The JET Alumni Association of the Southeast. Aaron is present to answer audience questions after the screening.

 

 

April 2, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in Atlanta, Georgia at Agnes Scott College in an event sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Georgia and The JET Alumni Association of the Southeast. Aaron is present to answer audience questions after the screening.

 

 

March 27, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in Kansas City, Missouri in an event to benefit victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan. The event is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan, and the local JET Alumni Association chapter.

 

 

February 12, 2011

 

The Harimaya Bridge has a special screening at the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center in Pacoima, California. Aaron is present to answer audience questions after the screening.

 

 

December 5, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the Freer Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.

 

 

November 20, 21, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the St. Louis International Film Festival in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

 

November 13, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the Daytona Beach International Film Festival in Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

 

November 6, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens at the Foreign Language Association of Northern California conference, held at Berkeley City College in Berkeley, California. Following the screening is a lecture by Aaron.

 

 

September 21, 2010

 

The San Diego Asian Film Foundation sponsors a special screening of The Harimaya Bridge at California State University San Marcos in San Marcos, California. Aaron is present to answer audience questions after the screening.

 

 

September 17, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge opens at the historic Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

August 29, 2010

 

Aaron gives a speech at the Closing Ceremony of the America-Japan Grassroots Summit at the Kabuki Hotel in San Francisco, California.

 

 

August 17, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge is extended for a second week in both San Francisco, California and Berkeley, California. In Berkeley the film remains at the Oaks Theatre. In San Francisco the film moves (on Friday, August 20th) from the Presidio Theatre to its sister venue, the 4-Star Theatre.

 

 

August 14, 2010

 

Aaron answers questions after the 7:00 p.m. showing of The Harimaya Bridge at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco, California.

 

 

August 13, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge opens at both the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco, California and the Oaks Theatre in Berkeley, California. Aaron answers questions after the 6:00 p.m. showing in Berkeley.

 

 

July 24, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the African Diaspora Film Festival (in association with National Geographic) in Washington, DC.

 

 

June 20, 23, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the African Diaspora Film Festival (in association with the Consulate General of Japan) in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

June 4, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge is extended for a seventh week at the Dole Cannery Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii. The film also opens at the Maui Mall Megaplex Cinemas 12 in Kahalui (Maui), Hawaii.

 

 

June 3, 2010

 

CineSource Magazine, a publication covering the filmmaking community of Northern California, interviews Aaron about his journey from growing up in Oakland to making The Harimaya Bridge in Japan.

 

http://cinesourcemagazine.com/index.php?/site/comments/aaron_woolfolk_oakland_to_japan_in_life_and_film/#.Uw_7M3lhv1o

 

 

May 28, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge is extended for a sixth week at the Dole Cannery Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

 

May 21, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge is extended for a fifth week at the Dole Cannery Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

 

May 15, 2010

 

Aaron is present at the Dole Cannery Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii to answer questions after several of the day's showings of The Harimaya Bridge.

 

 

May 14, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge is extended for a fourth week at the Dole Cannery Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii. Aaron is present to answer questions after several of the day's showings.

 

 

May 7, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge is extended for a third week at the Dole Cannery Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

 

April 30, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge is extended for a second week in both Honolulu, Hawaii at the Dole Cannery Theater and in Irvine, California at the Edwards Westpark 8.

 

 

April 28, 2010

 

Aaron speaks at San Diego City College as part of the school's World Cultures Program's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month festivities.

 

 

April 24, 2010

 

Aaron answers questions after the 7:00 p.m. showing of The Harimaya Bridge at the Regal UA Stonestown Twin 2 in San Francisco, California.

 

 

April 24, 2010

 

Here is a rather personal story on The Harimaya Bridge, our director Aaron, and his family as written by columnist Dave Newhouse in Aaron's hometown newspaper, The Oakland Tribune.

 

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dave-newhouse/ci_14949545

 

 

April 23, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge opens at the Regal UA Stonestown Twin 2 in San Francisco, California; the Dole Cannery Theater in Honolulu, Hawaii; and the Edwards Westpark 8 in Irvine, California. Aaron answers questions after the 7:00 p.m. showing in San Francisco.

 

 

April 22, 2010

 

Nichi Bei Weekly interviews Aaron about The Harimaya Bridge and the issues raised in the film.

 

http://www.nichibei.org/2010/04/‘the-harimaya-bridge’-tells-a-universal-story-characters-come-from-different-countries-races-generations/

 

 

April 2, 3, 4, 2010

 

Aaron answers questions after both the 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. showings of The Harimaya Bridge at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

April 2, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge is extended for a second week in both Los Angeles, California at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 and in Detroit, Michigan at the Novi Town Center 8.

 

 

March 26, 2010

 

The Los Angeles Times reviews The Harimaya Bridge and calls it "powerful" and "a unique, complex, consciousness-raising accomplishment."

 

 

March 26, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge opens at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 in Los Angeles, California and at the Novi Town Center 8 in Detroit, Michigan. Aaron answers questions after various evening showings in Los Angeles.

 

 

March 25, 2010

 

Aaron is a guest on Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod on Pacifica Radio Station KPFK 90.7 in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

March 21, 2010

 

Japan Film Society screens Aaron's short films Rage!Eki, and Kuroi Hitsuji. This is followed by a talk by Aaron on how the shorts led to the making of The Harimaya Bridge. Photographer Joshua Dearing's photos of the event can be seen at the attached link.

 

http://www.dearingfilm.com/gallery/Aaron-and-the-Pocky-Bridge

 

 

March 20, 2010

 

JATV News, the nightly newscast of a Japanese-language television station in Southern California, covers a special screening of The Harimaya Bridge, including a press conference featuring Aaron and star Ben Guillory.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfsew19-wO4

 

 

March 18, 2010

 

Visual Communications and the Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) presents a special members-only screening of The Harimaya Bridge at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 in Los Angeles, California. Aaron answers questions after the screening.

 

 

March 12, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge opens at the UA Tara Cinema 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

March 6, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens at the at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Aaron answers audience questions via Skype from Los Angeles, California.

 

 

February 28, 2010

 

The Aurora Foundation (whose development grant in 2002 was the first money anyone contributed to The Harimaya Bridge) presents a special screening of the film at the Aratani Theater in Los Angeles, California. Aaron and lead actor Ben Guillory answer questions after the screening.

 

 

February 18, 2010

 

Aaron wins the Best First Narrative Feature Director award at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival's awards ceremony for his work on The Harimaya Bridge.

 

 

February 16, 17, 2010

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the Pan African Film & Arts Festival, in screenings sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

February 7, 2010

 

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Consulate General of Japan, the Center for Japanese Studies, and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii sponsor a special screening of The Harimaya Bridge in Honolulu, Hawaii. Aaron is present to answer audience questions after the screening.

 

 

January/February 2010

 

JQ Magazine, the official publication of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of New York, interviews Aaron (an alumnus of the JET Program) about The Harimaya Bridge.

 

http://jetaany.org/magazine_files/JQ_JanFeb2010.pdf

 

 

Winter 2010

 

Aaron gives his most in-depth interview about The Harimaya Bridge to Manoa Journal, a literary journal based in Honolulu that covers contemporary issues throughout the Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas.

 

 

December 6, 2009

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the African Diaspora Film Festival at the Thalia Theatre, Symphony Space in New York, New York.

 

 

November 11, 2009

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the Cancun Riviera Maya International Film Festival in Cancun, MEXICO. Aaron, lead actor Ben Guillory, and producer Ko Mori are present to answer audience questions.

 

 

October 16, 19, 2009

 

The Harimaya Bridge screens in the Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

 

October 14, 2009

 

Aaron is interviewed by blogger Yayoi Winfrey of Watermelon Sushi World about The Harimaya Bridge and how it relates to biracial and interracial issues.

 

http://watermelonsushiworld.blogspot.com/2009/10/aaron-woolfolk-and-danny-glovers-big.html

 

 

June 2, 2009

 

The Harimaya Bridge has its World Premiere at the Wald 9 Cinema in Tokyo, JAPAN. Aaron, lead actress Saki Takaoka, and actress Honoka Ishibashi are present to answer audience questions.

 

 

May 11, 2009

 

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan screens The Harimaya Bridge in Tokyo, JAPAN. Aaron and lead actress Saki Takaoka are present to answer audience questions.

 

 

April 21, 2009

 

The Harimaya Bridge has its first screening in Kochi, JAPAN at the Toho Cinemas Kochi. Aaron is present to answer audience questions.

 

 

April 17, 2009

 

Opening night of Bronzeville at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in Los Angeles, California.