Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) is proud to announce that its leading color grading and finishing houses, EFILM | Company 3 are returning as sponsors of the Los Angeles Film Festival and as the primary post production sponsor of Film Independent's Project Involve. Project Involve, the free, intensive, nine-month annual program offers up-and-coming film professionals from under-represented communities the opportunity to hone skills, form creative partnerships, utilize free or low-cost production resources and ultimately gain the industry access necessary to succeed as working artists.

Project Involve selected six filmmaking teams to produce short films and EFILM | Company 3 began participation early in the process, starting by providing an extensive pre-production consultation between the filmmakers and top-level colorists and image scientists. Then, when the shooting and creative editorial portions were completed, the filmmakers returned for a full complement of color grading and related post-production finishing services.

"We are thrilled about our role in Project Involve," said Jackie Lee, SVP of Feature Services for Company 3. "It's always very exciting when we can help new filmmaking talent blossom and Project Involve provides much-needed outreach to diverse communities. We enjoyed working with every one of these talented filmmakers. They created an excellent batch of short films."

The short films -- "Care"; "Castor Oil"; "Firefly"; "Get the Life"; "Reagan" and "They Charge for the Sun" – premiere tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 at the Arclight Cinemas in Culver City, as part of the festival.

EFILM | Company 3 are also very proud of the post production and color grading its artists provided on the following feature films screening at the festival:

Destined: Directed by Qasim Basir, this fantastical drama looks at the role destiny plays in two people's lives (both characters are played by the versatile Cory Hardrict). Shot by Carmen Cabana. Colored by Marjolaine Mispelaere, EFILM.

Paint It Black: Amber Tamblyn's directorial debut stars Alia Shawkat in a dramatic look at grief and loss. Shot by Brian Rigney Hubbard. Colored by Siggy Ferstl, Company 3.

So B. It: Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, the film follows a young woman and her mentally disabled mother on a road trip of discovery. Shot by Patrick Murguia. Colored by Élodie Ichter, EFILM.

The Sweet Life: A dark comedy/drama directed by Rob Spira about a couple intent on suicide. Shot by Gavin Kelly. Colored by Natasha Leonnet, EFILM.

About Deluxe's EFILM | Company 3
Deluxe’s EFILM | Company 3 brings vast expertise in post production to Film Independent through the companies' involvement as a sponsor of the Filmmaker Retreat and the LA Film Festival. EFILM | Company 3, part of the Deluxe Creative Services group of companies, are post production facilities for feature-length and short-form motion pictures. They are known for creative color artistry, pioneering technology and global reach. Together, their roster of world-renowned, talented colorists includes: Jill Bogdanowicz, John Bonta, Sofie Borup, Sean Coleman, Paul Ensby, Siggy Ferstl, Bob Festa, Greg Fisher, Billy Gabor, Shane Harris, Dave Hussey, Natasha Leonnet, Tim Masick, Stephen Nakamura, Mitch Paulson, Tom Poole, Tom Reiser, Tyler Roth, Tim Stipan, Stefan Sonnenfeld, and Damien Van Der Cruyssen. A list of recent features completed at EFILM | Company 3 includes a large percentage of the top blockbusters and award-winning films, including: Spotlight, The Martian, The Big Short, Batman vs. Superman: The Dawn of Justice, X-Men: Apocalypse, and both the Hunger Games and Divergent series.

About Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. 
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is the global leader in digital services and technology solutions for content creation and delivery. Since 1915 Deluxe has been a trusted partner to Hollywood studios, independent filmmakers, TV networks, online content producers, brands, and anyone looking to bring stories and experiences to audiences. Deluxe Creative companies, including Company 3 and EFilm, house the world’s top talent, amplified through a unified technology and business infrastructure to streamline processes, move media seamlessly, and connect our teams globally. Deluxe Delivery Solutions offer everything clients need to transform and deliver content in any format and release or broadcast window, for any recipient, to any device and destination. With headquarters in Los Angeles and New York, and operations in 25 key media markets worldwide, the company relies on the talents of 7,000 of the industry’s premier artists, experts, and innovators.