Monday, October 24, 2016


Good buzz generated for this new documentary about the curative power of bees

BEVERLY HILLS, OCT 4 2016 -- “The BEE KEEPER”, a documentary short film by director Briana Gallo, will make its festival debut as part of the 12th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival in Beverly Hills on Friday, October 21, 2016.

“The BEE KEEPER” tells the story of Ed “Doc” Ziegler, a retired dentist living in a small town in New England. 35 years ago, he discovered apitherapy - the power of bees to heal - both physically and mentally. He now devotes his life to beekeeping and shares the curative powers of bee venom with his community. His neighbors and friends recount their own recovery stories and loving thoughts about this kind and humble man who, at the age of 97, is still tending to the needs of his ‘patients.’

First time filmmaker Briana Gallo is a fine art photographer and philanthropist. She believes in the power of photography to inspire hope and understanding, and to connect people around the world, as well as in our local communities. She has travelled to places like Honduras and Ethiopia, using her photography to support non-profits working to improve local lives. Briana uses her photography to open doors around the world, pull viewers outside their comfort zones, elicit tears and smiles, and make people say "I never knew."

The 13 minute documentary will be shown on Fri. Oct. 21 at the Laemmle’s Music Hall Theater, Venue 2 at 10 am. The theater is located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills.

The film can only be seen as part of the festival, however tickets to the Festival include all screenings and can be purchased online at

For more information on the film or to schedule an interview with Briana Gallo, please contact Deborah Gilels, LA Media Consultants at 818- email to

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