Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Ink + Water" Plays in New York, Coke spot up, Filmmaking page redux

Our 2011 music video / experimental short, Ink & Water, played recently at a meetup of composers in New York City. Our own Brian Andrews, composer of that and many other short films and commercials, was there to present the film and field questions.

Brian introducing the film

The audience watching, I assume quietly and appreciatively

Brian answers interesting and thoughtful questions
In other interesting news, our Coca-Cola spot "Spontaneous Travel" is up on my Filmmaking page, along with a redesign of that page in general.

But since I'm so generous, you don't even HAVE to go all the way over there to see it:

The spot was shot in Paris and Lyon, France, with Jenny Hou producing, Boa Simon photographing, Billy Peake editing, and of course Brian Andrews composing. 

We're all really happy with how it turned out - especially considering that, well, it was made up as we went along! Dirty secret.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fill Those Bags - "Contentment" Interview in France

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Back in December I showed Contentment at the Villeurbanne Short Film Festival in Lyon, France. Buzzing around the festival with a camera and microphone, like a couple of MTV imps, were Ricky Gambas and Marcus Crumble of Remplir des Sacs (means "fill those bags" in French. I'm probably missing an innuendo).

Alors, their comic stylings and video interviews are finally here!

(Video will skip ahead to my interview. Well, that's why you're watching it, right?)

Tip of my hat to you guys, Ricky and Marcus!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"La Nina" on Comcast free VOD

Thanks to a partnership with SeeFlik, an online contest in which La Nina del Desierto placed in the top 20 judges' picks, our little short film will be available for free on Comcast's video-on-demand service!

Go check it out!

Comcast has been good to us - in August of 2010 they broadcast our ad spots for the Albuquerque Film Festival throughout the southwest. I was in a local restaurant with DP Boa Simon and producer Jenny Hou when we saw the ad play on a TV on the wall - we were giddy, like hearing your band's song on the radio for the first time!