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"Marked by audacious narrative twists and gorgeous camera work, The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam is an adventurous work of cinema. Arlene Bogna's desert steampunk fantasy features moments of surreal humour and memorable images, pushing the road trip genre to personal depths and virtuosic aesthetic heights."
 

~ CineWomen Cahiers

"When I spoke to Arlene Bogna, the director/creator, I was completely taken back by her passion and her inner nerd-dom (in a very good way). She's the type of director that will blow the roof off the industry and completely reshape the way independent filmmakers see the craft. Arlene tells the story like she wants to see it and, by God, that's the Indie Spirit."      

 

- Justin Kincaid, Film Fervor

"Arlene is a creative spirit, a female film director who wants to the push envelope in her productions."  

 

~ Tom Inglesby, Markee 2.0 Magazine

"Arlene Bogna has surely made her mark with this brilliant and surreal film that tells a wonderful story completely and solely visually."

 

~ Geoffrey Maingart, The Hollywood Times

Press List

MovieMaker Magazine, Stage 5 Interview w/NewFilmmakers LA - Women Directors Showcase
Rich Girl Network TV, "Arlene Bogna’s Indie Film ‘The Ballad Of Snake Oil Sam’ To Screen At NewFilmmakers LA", March 18, 2016.

Digital Rover, "Visionary Female Director Arlene Bogna's Indie Film is an Official Selection at NewFilmmakers LA", by Lanna Cleese, March 14, 2016.
Digital Cinema Report, "Meet Snake Oil Sam", by Nick Dager, March 14, 2016.

Broadway World, "Visionary Female Director Arlene Bogna's Indie Film is an Official Selection at NewFilmmakers LA", March 13, 2016.

Directed by Women, "THE BALLAD OF SNAKE OIL SAM On ShortsHD TONIGHT!", March 5, 2016.

CinéWomen Cahiers, "Arlene Bogna", November 2015. 
Broadway World, "Arlene Bogna's THE BALLAD OF SNAKE OIL SAM Set for Columbia Gorge International Film Festival", July 21, 2015.
Film Fervor, "Arlene Bogna", by Justin Kincaid, May 21, 2015.
COVER STORY: Applaud Women Magazine, "Inspirational Women: Arlene Bogna, Writer/Director", by Cristina Staltare, Spring Issue, 2015.
Markee 2.0 Magazine, "Snake Oil Sam: Diversity in Action", by Tom Inglesby, Fall Issue, 2014.
The Hollywood Times, "The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam", by Geoffrey Maingart, August 23, 2014.
The Nancy Ferrari Show (iHEARTradio), "Meet Film Director Arlene Bogna", December 2014.
Success Stalkers, Ioana Garrett interviews writer/director Arlene Bogna, Ep. 60, September 30, 2014.
Max It Magazine, "The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam", August 11, 2014.
Broadway World, "Indie Film THE BALLAD OF SNAKE OIL SAM to Screen in Madrid, New Hope This Summer", July 25, 2014.
Fanboy Comics, "Dances With Films 2014: 'The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam" - Film Review, by Steven W. Alloway, June 12, 2014.
YOUnique, Susan Stackpole's Internet Radio Interview with Director Arlene Bogna, June 9, 2014.
Influx Magazine, “Dances With Films 17" - Film Review, by Paul Booth, June 18, 2014.
Broadway World, "THE BALLAD OF SNAKE OIL SAM to Premiere at Dances With Films Festival", May 27, 2014.
LA Arts Examiner, "17th annual Dance with Films Festival starts this weekend</a>", May 28, 2014.
The Wrap, "Dances With Films Announces 2014 Lineup", May 2014.
Home Planet News: A Literary Magazine, "Indian Dance" (fiction) written by Arlene Bogna, 2014.
NBC Newsletter, "Marketing Award Win for Bertolli", May 2011.
Backstage, "Who Got the Part: Giselle Tongi",  by Nia Renee Hill, Jan 2009.
ArtScene, "Arlene Bogna and Barbara Blatt" by Suvan Geer, July 2008.
Los Angeles Times, "The List" Critic’s Preview by Christopher Knight Times Art Critic, July, 2008.
Los Angeles Times, "The List: Art Openings" Compiled by Grace Krilanovich, June 19, 2008.
Metromix,"Art attack: Arlene Bogna's Safari" by Kimberly Waid & Alie Ward, June 18, 2008.
AWBW Artist Spotlight, "Arlene Bogna" 2008.
SCWCA, "Women Around Town" By Suvan Geer, June 2008.
ExperienceLA, "The Hot List" July 15, 2008.
Moving Pictures Magazine, "Arlene Bogna's Canvas" by RaeAnne Marsh, July 2007.
DCA Connections, "Women In Film wins award for artistic collaboration w/AWBW", Jan 2007.
Focal Points, Sierra Club Camera Committee Newsletter, 2006. (photo credit)

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November 16, 2015

 "Marked by audacious narrative twists and gorgeous camera work, The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam is an adventurous work of cinema. Arlene Bogna's desert steampunk fantasy features moments of surreal humour and memorable images, pushing the road trip genre to personal depth...

 

 

 

"Every woman feels a pressure to excel.... The key is not worrying about the outcome and finding a way to show people what we can do with who we are."

 

 

"[The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam] is like Mad Max meets Breaking Bad with some steampunk thrown into the mix. When I spoke to Arlene, the director/creator, I was completely taken back by her passion and her inner nerd-dom (in a very good way). She's the type of director t...

September 23, 2014

 

Snake Oil Sam: Diversity in Action

By Tom Inglesby, Markee 2.0 Magazine

While major studios control large amounts of money, small independent productions with limited budgets can still make a splash if they approach their projects with great ideas, good planning, and...

August 23, 2014

THE BALLAD OF SNAKE OIL SAM
By Geoffrey Maingart
Hollywood, CA. (The Hollywood Times) 8/23/2014

The art of the short film is a challenge for any fine filmmaker. A career can be launched quickly when an artist can make a profound statement in a short span of time. Arle...

Dances With Films 2014: ‘The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam’
Written by Steven W. Alloway, Fanboy Comics Contributor

 

The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam is a surreal, colorful, and somewhat fantastical short film. The official description hails it as a “desert Steampunk fantasy,” but...

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