PALACE LIVING is available now!

1 Jan

poster smallThe first day of the new year is also the beginning of a new chapter for PALACE LIVING, which is now widely available for the first time. Watch the film here in HD as a video on demand (48-hour rental) or as a digital download that you can own and watch whenever you want.

For those of us behind the scenes who have been working on the film for years, and all the fans, supporters and curious onlookers who have followed the film’s progress, it’s very exciting to finally see the film get out there. This film would not have happened without the support of so many people, and I personally feel an enormous amount of gratitude to have been able to take this journey with all of you. I’m proud of the film we made. I think it not only holds up on its own as a comedy/drama with unexpected twists and turns, but it stands as a tribute to last days of Grandview Palace/Browns Hotel and a Catskills resort scene that effectively no longer exists.

If you’re checking out the film for the first time… enjoy! Thanks for your support. Email us at, or post on our Facebook or IMDB pages to let us know what you think.


Zack Ordynans
Writer/Director, PALACE LIVING

What’s next, PL?

16 Sep

I appreciate all the inquiries about the film lately. We’ve been quietly working on navigating distribution options to make the film available to everyone, and I do have some exciting news: we are preparing both online and physical releases of the film. We’re talking about online VOD, downloadable HD copies of the film, a deluxe Blu Ray edition… the whole deal. We don’t have release dates locked in, but we are targeting the next couple of months. I know this is all vague, but trust me, it’s going to be worth the wait!

Watch this space for more updates, including release dates.

Hugs and kisses,


PALACE LIVING meets the Magic Kingdom

15 Jan

starlite-logo-web-headerLike many New Yorkers, PALACE LIVING is heading to Florida this winter: the film is an official selection of the Starlite Film Festival in Winter Garden, Fl. PL will be the festival closing film, with a screening on Sunday, January 26, at 4:30. Winter Garden is right outside Orlando, and the screening will take place in the historic Garden Theater, a restored cinema that dates to 1935.

Tickets to our screening are available now for just five bucks, which, frankly, is the kind of offer that’s too good to refuse. Even better, catch the whole festival–including screenings, parties, panels and a t-shirt–for just thirty dollars. Writer/Director Zack Ordynans, and his hopefully mild-mannered 15-month-old twins, will be on hand for the screening and Q&A. Hope to see you there. 

New England premiere this weekend

16 Oct

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First of all, thanks to everyone who attended our screening at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City last weekend. And of course, thanks to the festival organizers for a great time. Jason Daniel Siegel, Miranda Devin and Biljana Ilic joined me for a lively Q&A–it was a lot of fun.

Our next screening is coming up fast: THIS UPCOMING SATURDAY, on October 19, PALACE LIVING will screen at the Central Massachusetts Film Festival in Worcester, Mass.  The screening will be at 7 pm at The Varsity (9 Kelley Square), and tickets will be available at the door for $5. (Five bucks! A bargain!)

This is our New England premiere, and if you go to the screening, you’re also supporting a new film festival in a cool city… so check it out if you’re in the area.


Zack Ordynans

(on behalf of the PALACE LIVING team) 

Jersey City, here we come

7 Oct


PL is crossing the Hudson this weekend to screen at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City. PALACE LIVING is screening with the short film MASQUE on Saturday, October 12, at 4:30 PM at Art House Productions. Tickets are available now.

Several members of the PALACE LIVING cast and crew will be in the house, so if you’re there, say hi. 

If you’re looking for a place to eat before or after the show, check out Hard Grove Cafe for great Cuban food–it’s across from the Grove Street PATH and a short walk from the theater. I ate there several times a week when I lived in the neighborhood ten years ago. 

See you soon, 


Screening announcement!

13 Aug

1090996_639506416073956_160762725_oWe’re heading back upstate! PL will be screening at the Beacon Independent Film Festival on Saturday, September 14 at 3:30 PM. Beacon is an artsy town in upstate New York, a short drive from NYC and not far from where the film was shot. If you’re in the area, come hang out for the day!

Tickets for the entire festival are on sale now. Hope to see you there!

two screenings, two awards

12 Jul

Biljana awardOur premiere week is in the books! Thanks again to everyone who attended our two NYC film festival screenings, and helped make our first two screenings feel like celebratory events. Really, it was so much fun that we wish we could do that every week.

We’re  proud to announce that PALACE LIVING won Independent Vision Awards for Best Production (awarded to Biljana Ilic, Producer) and Best Production Design (Ioannis Sochorakis) at VISIONFEST 13. In addition, PALACE LIVING received an Honorable Mention at the Manhattan Film Festival.

If you missed all the fun in New York, and want to catch the film, don’t fear. Stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page for announcements about future screenings.


Zack, Biljana and the rest of the PL team