since our initial work in the burgeoning direct-to-fan film sales world, we’ve been asked to produced platforms for a variety of different outfits. sometimes they want the whole rig from us as what about dick? and how’s your news? did, and sometimes they simply want to license the technology and design the look and feel of the platform themselves, as both pauly shore and joe rogan have. either way we’re extremely thankful to be asked to help in these developments, and flattered to be able to sit down in the fine company of those great talents interested in taking this new direction.
the feeling you get watching panos cosmatos’ science-fiction film?beyond the black rainbow?is akin to what alex delarge must have felt when subjected to the ludovico technique in anthony burgess’ ferocious novel,?a clockwork orange. even if just to cleanse your palette you should subject yourself to its wiles at the nearest opportunity. it is of course not an easy watch. it will test your patience. however it will also leave an indelible mark on your brain. it’s coercive, narcotic audio-visual dictum will remind you that off the side and not so far away, there are those slaving away on the unforgiving, relentless and duty-bound task of making things that change the way you look at the world. things that take great pleasure in revisiting and cherishing the smallest details about the cultural carcasses we leave in our wake.
after seeing the film?here in new york, i found myself back in that familiar late night haze of coffee, loud music, sore back and twitching eyes, carving out the pieces you see above and below. whether you’re a fan of the results or not, we hope you are so moved at least to see the film and perhaps understand why we were so compelled to publicly display our affection for it.
you can watch a trailer for the film here.
_tagsbeyond the black rainbow, fan, film, new york, panos cosmatos, poster, trailer
we’re stoked to announce that we recently started working with paramount pictures.?the first fruit to bear is a website for the debut feature film from?david chase, creator of the sopranos. pictured is the teaser trailer site we were asked to create whilst we work on a larger website for the film. details are of course secret for now, but we’re excited about how its looking + where things are going. stay tuned for further updates in december, around the time the film is released!
you can view the teaser site here.
_categorycode, grafiks, news
_tagsdavid chase, film, not fade away, paramount pictures, sopranos, teaser, website
here’s the first in a series of blog posts grouping together some work which is pretty new to us – that of film poster design. it’s taken us a long time to get to the point where we trust ourselves (let alone others trusting us) to venture into this world, but so far things are going okay.
needless to say but there are more in the works, for some pretty cool projects too. stay tuned.
_tags88:88, booster, film, future weather, pavilion, poster, the brooklyn brothers beat the best
i’ve just handed in my latest article for the IFP. in essence it’s a piece that questions how easy it is to assess the quality of a film (or any work of art) in an age where hype is everything. the article starts out with a proposed set of rules and then attempts to qualify them. these rules are as follows –
rule 1.?(to kill expectation)
go into the film without having read or watched anything. trailers are acceptable, as they are sometimes created by film directors themselves, though even?that?sometimes is questionable.
rule 2.?(to kill projection)
assess what the film is trying to say or achieve within the realm of what kind of movie it is trying to be. do not project your own expectations. let the film dictate the level of expectation, be that tonally, narratively or conceptually.
then, assess how well you think the film reaches whatever goals it set out to achieve.
rule 3.?(to kill hype)
don?t talk about the film with anyone who has not seen it, except if you?re encouraging them to go see it. only discuss the film with those that have seen it, and discuss it?hard. that?s what it?s there for.
you can read the rest of the article here.
_tagsanthony lane, art, article, blog, david lynch, film, gus mantel, ifp, independent filmmaker project, iwdrm, mulholland drive, new yorker, SAW, the rules
ioncinema.com, a webzine / blog website dedicated to american independent film, world cinema, documentary film and the world film festival scene, has just posted this article in praise of the HERE website. this is the site we built in collaboration with filmmaker braden king, to promote and provide information on his forthcoming feature film of the same name.
it’s also worth mentioning that the site was built using the ever more relevant ‘website-in-a-can’ setup offered for FREE over at wordpress.org. more than just a powerful piece of blogging software, it’s an extremely affordable, plug-in based solution for almost all your basic website needs these days. provided you’re happy to undertake the task of a little coding and skinning, you can build a very easy to update and maintain online platform to serve a variety of immediate needs.
_tagsbraden king, cheap, cinema, documentary, feature, film, free, here, independent, ion, ioncinema.com, press, website, wordpress, world
feed the walrus went live today. a bold new gesture in the world new media production companies. the walrus himself and his strange little world were created by us. turn up your speakers, open your mouth, look at your friend in the next cubicle and then roll over one of his flippers … nice one.
_tagseditors, feed the walrus, film, producers, production, video
our teaser site for the feature film debut of director michael grodner, just went live. the film is to be called?beyond apollo and is based on the acclaimed science fiction novel of the same name by barry n. malzberg. the film is currently in pre-production, so everything you see is merely a conceptual taster of what’s in store. for up-to-date information about the film check out the beyond apollo blog. otherwise, as ever, we hope you enjoy the experience we’ve created.
_tagsbarry malzberg, beyond apollo, director, film, michael grodner, nasa, teaser
it’s a beautiful A1 (33.11 x 23.39 inches) screen print and currently only available from the band’s merch booth on tour. so check out their show dates and find yourself a copy.
_tags65daysofstatic, escape from new york, film, poster
the initial web presence for the beautiful and thought provoking film that will be HERE, is now live. braden king, the director, has been working closely with us as we hammer out & develop an informative online source for everything about his new film. stay tuned for more developments at this location as we close in on the film’s production schedule and begin to unravel more parts of the production.