Special Guest Filmmaker Anne Hamilton Discusses Her Award-Winning Short “Death Artist, Inc.”

Our January & February Screenings Sold-Out, So Get Your Tickets Now!

In partnership with the San Jose and Walnut Creek Short Film Festivals & Napa Valley Film Festival, Jessup Cellars presents a series of short film and wine pairing screenings at our Tasting Gallery in the Napa Valley’s village of Yountville. Running monthly December through March, each gathering features four award-winning shorts paired with a Jessup Cellars wine and Chef MikeC’s Wok-Popped Flavor-Infused Popcorn. Our February and March screenings will spilt the bill between films from both the Walnut Creek Short Film Festival and Napa Valley Film Festival. Special thanks to Sony for their support in screening our featured films with their state-of-the-art 65″ HDTV, Soundbar System and Blue Ray Player.

Online Tickets: General $25 | Members $15

Check out William Bucquoy’s photos from our January 18th screening!

From animation to comedy to drama, Jessup Cellars promises to take guests on an emotional and inspirational ride through the cinematic and culinary arts. The screenings will be followed by meet-and-greets with filmmakers and the opportunity to purchase wines in support of indie short film projects. Projects will be chosen through, and supported via, crowd funding sites such as Indiegogo.com at the close of the series in March 2013.

Must be 21 with a Valid ID



Jessup Cellars 2012 Sauvignon Blanc w/Chef MikeC’s Habanero Green Onion Garlic Popcorn

1st Film & “Popped” Culture Pairing

Jessup Cellars 2010 Merlot w/Chef MikeC’s Truffle Basil Popcorn

“Help Wanted”

(NVFF) Working the graveyard shift, a discontented convenience store clerk is visited by a former co-worker with a new occupation. Even in hard times, there’s a schedule to keep.


PRODUCERS: Ethan Moore, Omri Dorani

FEATURING: Joey Rudman, R.D. Mower, Dan Higgins, Mike Reasor

2nd Film & “Popped” Culture Pairing

Jessup Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir w/Chef MikeC’s Porcini Garlic Parmesan Popcorn

“Death Artist, Inc.”

Presentation / Q&A by Filmmaker Anne Hamilton

(NVFF) A story about an ambitious angel of death who wants to make it in the big leagues after working on pets for the last century, and the agency where he works that designs untimely deaths for interesting people.


PRODUCERS: Anne Hamilton, Carlen Palau, Irina Popov

FEATURING: Kerr Smith, Lisa Thornhill, Susan May Pratt

3rd Film & “Popped” Culture Pairing

Jessup Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon w/Chef MikeC’s Bacon Smoked Sea Salt Popcorn


(WCISFF) A six-year old boy brings home a piece of schoolwork that provokes his parents to question his sexual orientation, and their own, with disastrous yet hilarious results.

DIRECTOR / SCREENWRITER: Christopher Stollery

PRODUCER: Sunny Grace

FEATURING: Patrick Brammall, Alexa Ashton, Keilan Grace

4th Film & “Popped” Culture Pairing

Jessup Cellars 2009 ‘Juel’ w/Chef MikeC’s Beef Bourguignon with Juel Glaze Popcorn

“A Finger, Two Dots Then Me”

(WCISFF) The film takes a dramatic look at death, life and love through the eyes of Derrick Brown, a beat poet who has performed around the world for the last decade both as a headliner and with bands such as the Flaming Lips and the Cold War Kids. 

 DIRECTORS: Daniel Holechek & David M. Holechek


PRODUCERS: Duality Filmworks & Write Bloody Publishing


Check out Chef MikeC’s video that introduced it all at November’s Napa Valley Film Festival!

To join The Art House Short Film Series VIP invite list, email Kit@JessupCellars.com