Recent News and Events

September 2014

My Letter to Fear
Producer Patricia Steffy saw her essays performed by an all-star cast on September 20th. The show was directed by Danielle Turchiano and featured readings from Nikki DeLoach (Awkward.), Lesley Fera (Pretty Little Liars), Stevie Lynn Jones (Crisis), Jen Lilley (Days of our Lives), Roma Maffia (Pretty Little Liars), Julie McNiven (Supernatural), Dennisha Pratt (The Sunny Side Up Show), and Carla Renata (Hart of Dixie). It was an exciting experience! For photos of the event, click here!

May 2014

Dating in LA and Other Myths
Singer/Composer Rain Perry has composed an incredible theme song for the series! We can't wait for you to hear it. In the meantime, editing continues on the behind-the-scenes features for the presentation pilot DVD.

February 2014

My Letter to Fear (Essays on life, love and the search for Prince Charming)
Producer Patricia Steffy has released a collection of essays. Over the course of two years, Steffy interviewed friends, friends of friends, etc asking them questions about how their adult realities compared to the expectations they had about life when they were younger. Some pieces are funny, some sad, some outrageous and some heartbreaking. The book becomes available on Amazon paperbacks, Kindle and Nook on February 4th.

My Letter to Fear

November 2013

Dating in LA and Other Myths
We know you've been anxiouxly awaiting the first look at the new series starring Lesley Fera, Jen Lilley, Tamara Taylor and Kristoffer Polaha. The trailer is now available on our vimeo site. Enjoy!

July 2013

Dating in LA and Other Myths
Production has started! Filming on the pilot presentation officially began on June 24th. Behind-the-scenes videos are being posted daily through our Vimeo channel:


June 2013

Dating in LA and Other Myths
Actor Mike Faiola has joined the cast of Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths. Mike cameos as one of Kate's potential suitors, who has less than pure intentions. Mike Faiola is no stranger to original online content, having starred as Eric, the environmental activist, on Quarterlife, which was later adapted for NBC. Most recently you have seen him as Kevin Hamilton on MTV’s Awkward and in just about every commercial campaign out there. He has also appeared on Castle, Modern Family, Happily Divorced, and CSI: Miami.

May 2013

Dating in LA and Other Myths
Actor Daniel Franzese has joined the cast of "Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths." Franzese is playing Bill, a Bill is a workaholic with no social skills, but thinks he’s a player. He meets Kate in a bar at a birthday party of a mutual friend, and tries to suggest that “adventure” is what she needs. It does not go well. Audiences, of course, got to know Daniel Franzese from the hit film, “Mean Girls,” but his film debut was in Larry Clark’s “Bully.” In 2010, he played Stanley in the update of the highly controversial “I Spit on Your Grave.” He has played notable television roles on “Burn Notice,” “The Comeback” and “Party Down.” In addition, over the last five years, Franzese has become well-known in the LA art scene.


Dating in LA and Other Myths
Amy & Nancy Harrington over at Pop Culture Passionistas just did a great profile piece on writer/producer Patricia Steffy and the series


Dating in LA and Other Myths
Exclusive: BONES Star Tamara Taylor Signs on to DATING IN LA AND OTHER URBAN MYTHS by Marisa Roffman


April 2013

Dating in LA and Other Myths
Kristoffer Polaha has joined the cast in the role of Alex. Audiences know Kris from shows like Life Unexpected and Ringer. Check out Examiner's coverage:


Dating in LA and Other Myths
Lesley Fera and Jen Lilley to star in 'Dating in L.A. and Other Urban Myths.' Check out Examiner's casting announcement: 

March 2013

Dating in LA and Other Myths
Production twitter account has gone live! If you'd like to see production updates for the web series follow us at @DatingLASeries 

September 2012

Film won the "Inspiring Filmmaker Award" from the Trinity Film Coalition Film Festival. For a list of the 2012 winners:

We've been accepted at our 20th film festival! The film has been accepted at the Trinity Film Coalition Film Festival (September 15, 2012) in Detroit. For more details:

August 2012

Film has been accepted at the Phenom Film Festival running from September 6-9, 2012 in Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana. For more details, including screening schedule:

August 2012

Film has been accepted at Naperville Independent Film Festival. We're thrilled that it has received nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Short Live Action. Get more details here:

June 2012

My Letter to Fear
Tamara Taylor ("Bones") discusses her thoughts on being a part of the cast of "My Letter to Fear" with Marisa Roffman from Excerpts from Patricia Steffy's book were read as part of a benefit for the East Los Angeles Women's Center.

June 2012

"My Letter to Fear"
Excerpts from writer/producer Patricia Steffy's "My Letter to Fear" were performed at The Beverly Wilshire as part of a benefit for the East Los Angeles Women's Center. Danielle Turchiano provided a perspective piece on the event here:

June 2012

Patricia Steffy
Writer/Producer Patricia Steffy is profiled by Pop Culture Passionistas's. If you are curious about upcoming projects and this weekend's reading of "My Letter to Fear" be sure to check it out!

June 2012

My Letter to Fear
Writer/Producer Patricia Steffy's piece "My Letter to Fear" will be workshopped as part of a benefit for the East Los Angeles Women's Center. The piece includes a series of monologues, essays and conversations which will be read by: Constance Marie (Switched at Birth, George Lopez), Jen Lilley (General Hospital), Elyse Levesque (Stargate Universe), Elizabeth De Razzo (Eastbound & Down), Jennifer Aspen (GCB), Charlene Tilton (Dallas), Lesley Fera (Pretty Little Liars, CSI: Miami), Mekenna Melvin (Chuck), Tamara Taylor (Bones) and Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Rent). To get tickets to see these amazing women and help combat domestic and sexual violence, head over to IBG Inc's website:

May 2012

Film has been accepted at The Long Island International Film Expo. The expo celebrates filmmakers from July 12 - 19, 2012. Are you going to be in town?  Get more details here:

April 2012

Film has been accepted at The Tupelo Film Festival. The festival runs from May 16 - 19, 2012.

March 2012

Film has been accepted at The Indie Spirit Film Festival (ISFF). The festival runs from April 19 - 22, 2012.

February 2012

Film has been accepted at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The festival runs from March 22 through April 1st. Touch is scheduled for a screening on March 27th at 4:30pm.

January 2012

Film has been accepted at The MIX International Short Film Festival. For those of you in Virginia, you can catch the screening at Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA, 23221 on Saturday, February 18, at 12pm.

December 2011

Film has been accepted at the Cinequest Film Festival! Cinequest Festival runs from February 28 through March 11 in San Jose, California. In addition, Touch was awarded SDCFF honorable mention.

September 2011

Film won "Best Short" at the Central Florida Film Festival, "Best Drama Short Film" from JamFest Indie Film Festival and "Gold Medal for Excellence in Original Music" from Park City Music Film Festival to date. Please visit for more information on where this film is screening.

The Beauty Project
Producer Patricia Steffy is beginning work on the beauty project: a documentary exploring the idea of beauty and its ramifications in Los Angeles.

May 2011

5,000,000 and Counting!
Pool Party has been viewed more than five million times through Echelon's online arm, CrazeDigitalMovies.  The film also remains the most viewed and discussed movie on

January 2011

Kate Dating
Circe's World Films LLC is developing the popular blog, "Dating in LA and Other Urban Myths" into a series. Known for coining the phrase "LA, Where Dating Comes to Die", Kate finds herself single after a long-term relationship, well over the age of 29, and living in Los Angeles. She neither understands, nor wants to understand, what constitutes the LA dating scene. And yet, here she goes...

May 2010

In February, producer Patricia Steffy had the opportunity to work on a fan-generated "girl power" commercial honoring the work of actress Allison Mack which aired in both Los Angeles and New York in May 2010. For more information on this innovative project, visit the official site.


February 2010

Affection Films has launched the official website for "Touch". Patricia Steffy acted as a producer on this moving short film which tells the emotional account of two distressed souls who come together and experience, through human contact, how healing begins. Please visit for more information.

November 2009

IBG Inc.
Producer Patricia Steffy continues her work with IBG Inc. Their latest venture includes the "Believe Again" live event being held in Beverly Hills on November 14, 2009 to celebrate the television show, "The X-Files". The event includes a Q&A panel, signing and VIP party. A DVD of the event will be made available following the event. For more details, including information on the charities benefiting from the event, tickets and DVDs, please visit

October 2008

In June 2008, Circe's World Films LLC executive produced a pilot for a web-based/internet/VOD series. This was the first foray into the new media arena for CWF.  For more information on this brilliant comedy from the minds of Molly Beck Ferguson and James C. Ferguson, click here.

August 2008

400,000 and Counting!
Pool Party's trailer on has had more than 400,000 views since it premiered on the service at the beginning May. The film itself remains one of the most discussed movies and most watched comedies of the summer. Nothing says summer like Pool Party!

May 2008

"Pool Party" is #1 Downloaded Movie on

United States of America ( Press Release ) May 17, 2008 -- LOS ANGELES, May 17—POOL PARTY is the #1 downloaded film on this week. The cast has received strong notices for their side-splitting performances, and audiences are having fun joining in the sexy insanity that is POOL PARTY!

The film was directed by Timothy M. Snell and produced by Farmview Films, LLC in association with Circe's World Films LLC. The movie was released on AT&T On Demand in March, and is also now available for purchase, rental and download from Singa Home Entertainment,, Netflix and

The film stars Justin T. Bowler (“Touch”, “Out of Focus”, “World Cup Comedy ”), Mikki Padilla (“Two and a Half Men”, “NCIS”, upcoming “Daisy Scarlett Semper Occultus”), Sarah Horvath (“Dark Town”), Meredith Giangrande (“According to Jim”, “Life”, “ CSI ” and Universal's “Accepted”), Kenzo Lee (MTV's “Connected”, “Baby”), Dave Secor(“Days of Our Lives” and upcoming untitled Clive Owen project), Ryan Ewing (ABC Family's “Greek”, “Pic Six”, “Full Ride”) and Emmy® winning and Clio®-nominated David Lawrence (upcoming “The Incredible Hulk”, “Bukowsical!” and The David Lawrence Show on Sirius).

About “Pool Party”:

All Matt (Justin T. Bowler) wants to do is pass the bar exam and win back the heart of his ex-girlfriend, Maria (Mikki Padilla). How hard could that be? Sure, he's already failed it twice . . . and he works for a lunatic (David H. Lawrence XVII) who wants him to house-sit while he's studying . . . and the boss' kids (Sarah Horvath and Kenzo Lee) are determined to have a party . . .their friends (Meredith Giangrande and Rebecca Morris) are determined to distract him any way they can . . his slightly odd roommate, Stack (Ryan Ewing) wants to play. . . with Matt's buddy Scott (Dave Secor) . . . and the neighbors (Anthony Q. Farrell, Lauren Ditsky and Matthew Mund) want to convert him, but he can handle it, right? . . . Did we mention there's a monkey clown?