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Final Update | Trying at Chinese Theatre

The time has come! After an exciting 2 years since the inception of Trying, in 2 days the film's journey comes to a head as part of the HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Complete with a red carpet photo-op, the screening will also feature a Q&A Session with the films' directors, followed by a SamSkape After-Party at The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.


"Trying" Screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre

HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 at 7:00PM

Doors at 6:15PM | Show at 7:00PM

TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

6925 Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood, CA 90028


SamSkape After Party at the

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

(Updated time!)

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 at 10:00PM

The Spare Room at

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel | Mezzanine Level

7000 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90028

***The Spare Room is a 21+ cocktail lounge and gaming parlor showcasing music, design, and two vintage bowling lanes. If you're interested in making or splitting a bowling reservation, reply to Sam on this email. Reservations are $100/hr for 1 lane for up to 6 people.


a Note From Sam:

Hey guys. Gonna get a little sappy for a second. Whether you've been here since the beginning or you just joined last week, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this journey. As of February 2023, it will officially be two years since I started writing my first ever script, Trying.

When I made the decision to start writing, I was depressed, mourning a failed acting job, and balancing the effects of both a quarter-life and national health crisis. And while I knew forming a production company and shooting a short film during a pandemic would take a lot of work, nothing could have prepared me for all of the lessons I would learn over the next two years, including finding myself and realizing my path in this crazy industry.

Following the screening on Wednesday, Trying will officially live online for free to anyone who wants to watch the film. While this feels like the "season finale" for the film, it's just the beginning for the story of Trying, and I'm so excited to see where it goes next. I can't wait to celebrate the last two years with so many of you on Wednesday, and once again: thank you, thank you, thank you, all!

Much love,


Samantha Labrecque (she/they)

CEO of SamSkape Productions Inc.

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