May 30, 2013 § Leave a comment
Saturday, June 8th, Juan Vallejo and I will be taking part in the 2013 BFF Exchange, where we’ll be pitching our documentary Amazonia to a “panel of industry insiders” (including Basil Tsiokos) to get some feedback on our ideas. I’m hoping we’ll get some ideas on marketing and distribution. Like Ted Hope writes, the problem these days isn’t how to get your film made, it’s how to get your film seen.
Amazonia depicts four distinct communities in the Amazon River Basin, and through the lives of the people living there, the fisherman, the loggers, the children, the film explores the clash between preservation and development in the South American rainforest.
Below are some rough cut scenes from the film.
Wish us luck!
May 30, 2013 § 2 Comments
This is kind of amazing. How do you accidentally make a teapot that looks like Adolph Hitler? How does J.C. Penney put it on a billboard without realizing their photo really makes the teapot look like Adolph Hitler? How does this become national news?
Poor, poor JC Penney. They just can’t catch a break these days.
May 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
Holy cow. We took the kids to Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City today, and the park was FULL of mommies who are REALLY, REALLY PREGNANT. I was freaked-out until I remembered a little news story that’s back in the headlines, nearly EIGHT MONTHS after Hurrcane Sandy.
Hospitals and clinics in the areas impacted by Sandy are seeing an increase in women with due dates in late July and early August, according to The New York Post. In some cases, it’s even as high as a 30 percent spike.
“We started noticing a couple of weeks ago that we were getting really busy with phone calls and lab results and charts. We were like, what is going on here?” Linda Roberts, a nurse manager at an OB/GYN office in Westchester, told The Post.
I guess Long Island City got hit with a blackout during Sandy last October…
May 23, 2013 § Leave a comment
Occupy Comics #1 is the kind of self congratulatory work that’s great for celebrating something you already believe in, but terrible for sharing ideas, much less convincing nonbelievers.
The art and craft is as great as what you’d expect from the lauded creators in this anthology. Though it often feels like Occupiers trying to tell their own story, the book doesn’t bring anything new to the conversation. Many pieces in the anthology are nostalgic in tone,
May 21, 2013 § 1 Comment
I find this really depressing. As a parent of two small boys, I think people need to remember that though “safety and well being” should be a concern, it’s not the only concern. It probably shouldn’t even be the primary concern. Hell, not swimming is the safest way to learn to swim, but you bet your ass my kids are getting into that pool.
The kids at this school are getting an early lesson on censorship. At least by the time they get to the public school system they’ll be ready for an institution that stymies any hope of personal development.
May 20, 2013 § Leave a comment
Riddick looks like a bit of a return to Pitch Black with the nice addition of Katee Sackhoff in the Radha Mitchell spot. Ideally, with less of the epic scale of Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick 3 with have more of the mystery and character development of the first film. Will I see it in IMAX?
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