Welcome to Venice Sky Productions, the film and theater production company of writer/producer/director Dale Griffiths Stamos. Theatrical productions include Dialectics of the Heart, in 2006, starring well-known television actors Sharon Lawrence and Nicholas Gonzalez; and two evenings of one acts, co-produced with Maggie Grant of Three Roses Players: Thicker Than Water in 2011 and Love Struck in 2012. Both shows starred the inimitable Barbara Bain along with a stellar Los Angeles cast.
In film, Venice Sky Productions first teamed up with director Maggie Grant's film company, and produced a film adaptation of Dale's short play, Match Made. The film stars Barbara Bain and Robert Miano and was completed in 2013. It was shown in four film festivals and won an Audience Favorite award in two of them. It also screened in the Orange County Film Society's Shorts Showcase.
Venice Sky then teamed up with award-winning theatre and film director Deborah LaVine. Their first film together was Lost Music which Deborah directed and produced, and Dale wrote and associate produced. Completed in July of 2014, it screened at Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival where it won their Jury Award for Short, and subsequently, in 2015, screened at three other film festivals; as well as in the Orange County Film Society's Shorts Showcase. Their next film together, produced through their 3-woman production company, VEW (Dale, Deborah and actress Jane Hajduk) was Unintended, starring Jane Hajduk and Jeff Perry from the ABC hit show Scandal. Completed August 2017, it screened at 3 film festivals.
In 2017, Dale donned a third hat - that of director. She wrote, produced and directed the short film, The Dinner Guest, starring Molly Leland, Julianna Robinson, and Kenny Johnston. Completed in August 2017, it has screened or will screen at 11 festivals. It also received an AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from Best Shorts Competition 2019.
Her latest two short films which she also wrote, produced and directed are Dirty LIttle Secret starring Jane Hajduk and Daniel Hall (of The Young and the Restless) and Entwined, starring Michael Dorn ("Worf" in Star Trek), Suzanne Ford, Dennis Renard, Kayla Fields, Steve Howard and Kyle Butenhoff. Dirty Little Secret has so far been an official selection at 6 film festivals. It also received an AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from Best Shorts Competition 2019. Entwined has screened so far at 8 film festivals. Like the other two films she wrote an directed, it has received an AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from Best Shorts Competition. It was received Honorable Mention at One-Reeler Short Film Competition.
Venice Sky Productions seeks above all to show the struggles and beauty of the human condition and to touch audiences on an emotional, intellectual, and spiritual level.
DIRTY LITTLE SECRET: A SHORT FILM
"I didn't do that."
"Let's talk about your drinking."
"I didn't do that."