Sunday, July 31, 2011

Patchwork Parade Pitch Perfect For Promise Project


Earlier, we released the details and an early tracklisting for a new soundtracking project called "Cleaning To The Cloudbursts" that was taking place in the background the last while on an independent film shot in Los Angeles called Goodbye Promise. Like our Scarlet Ending videos, the film was funded via Kickstarter donations and director David Branin updated the investors on the project's progress. In part, regarding our involvement:
Our composer CJ Wallis really has done a masterful job with our original score. Many of these songs stand out on their own. Just writing these words, I had to open up one of CJ’s tracks and I am now listening as I write. We have laid most of CJ’s work onto the timeline.   
Is it okay to say that we are just as excited for you to hear CJ’s music as we are for you to see the film? If you missed the last update, here is a sneak preview ( of one of CJ’s original tracks entitled “Patchwork Parade.”
You can check out David's entire update here. Another advanced track may surface in the near future, but for now here is the aforementioned "Section 13: Patchwork Parade."

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Sisters Of Mercy Teaser Poster Released

"The Animals Are Planning An Intervention is performed to a gorgeous string quartet by composer Sarah Slean. Lucy Rupert uses expressive animal imagery to explore the evolution contained within us. It is a beautifully conceived show, rich in set, lighting and video details. Her theme is loss and recovery, and she actually makes her lyrical body look angled and distorted."

In the film adaptation, written and directed by CJ Wallis, Rupert plays the lead role of a mother named Marie who is unknowingly hand-delivered to a government institution by her three sons after a house-fire, that Marie escaped, claimed the life of her 9 year old daughter. The Sarah Slean arrangements commissioned for Animals will be featured and used throughout the film. Announcements will continue to spill out leading towards production set for Fall 2011.

Monday, July 25, 2011

IFC Releases Dead Hooker In A Trunk Theatrically, VOD

still going to heaven

We have finally been allowed to let the cat out of the bag. Our first feature film, Dead Hooker in a Trunk, will be theatrically released by IFC in limited midnight screenings across North America. Included in this announcement is the film will also be available on VOD on August 3rd of this year. The DVD release date is still being confirmed and will be announced soon.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Documented Documenting David Choi For Please Subscribe

Earlier this year, David Choi was in town during his second North American tour and we met up with him and BFF Shakalohana Sam at a Costco near their hotel - a location he tweeted in advance to his fans. After a two-hour performance and an additional three hour meet-and-greet, we returned the weary travellers to their lodging shortly after a necessary 2am Burger King pitstop.

Research for the final spitshine on Please Subscribe lead us to finding the above-embedded video way too late that David put up from his time here. Their (very kind) documentary features us hanging around and filming additional footage - making this, both, a behind-the-scenes and alternate look at some of the moments that will be featured in our film.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Sisters Of Mercy New Promotional Posters

Yesterday, we received several wonderful photos taken by Melanie Gordon from the original performance of "Animals Are Planning An Intervention," choreographed and performed by Lucy Rupert. Naturally, these quickly became two new promotional posters playing off of our tagline "When The Mind Gets Distorted...The Body Must Follow." Click the thumbnails below to see the full versions.

When The Mind Gets Distorted The Body Must Follow

The Sisters Of Mercy also has a new project page on our website where everything along the way will collect and gather. And yes, that is the Joey Greco listed as the 4th lead. More details and other familiar faces to be announced soon.

Finally, at our most recent Celluloid Social Club visit, we met Meeshelle Neal. Meeshelle, also Leo nominated for her performance in the short film Therapy, mentioned that she really enjoyed The Rose and went on to write a very kind post about her evening out.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sisters Of Mercy Film Mused By Morleysaurus, LittleSlean

Shortly after we announced the initial details surrounding our third collaboration with Lucy Rupert, a feature film called The Sisters Of Mercy, a few people who have been very kind to us in the past took the time to help spread the word. Jennifer Cooper's way-more-popular-than-your-blog Musings Of A Morleysaurus was the first. In part:
C.J. Wallis is one helluva talented young man. Not only is he an absolute darling within the independent horror industry, he is also an award winning music video director! His video for the absolutely gorgeous song The Rose, by Sarah Slean got him Best Music Video of the Year at the 2011 Leo Awards. I'm sure you will agree, this is impressive work but an impressive man who Heidi Honeycutt once also described as Canada's Best Kept Secret Weapon!
You can check out the entire article here and shortly there will be another article featuring the lurvly Ms. Cooper herself surfacing here which will have an interesting twist. Cameron over at littleslean also wrote up an article on the film (which included an additional Elective plug!).

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Video Shoot For New Acoustic Columbia Track

Kevin Schallie and I went to the same small-town elementary school from kindergarden through Grade 6, but never really interacted much. The peripheral existence continued into high school and throughout the lifespans of our post-grad musical acts that each no longer exist (Kevin's being the much more popular Straitpipe.)

For the last couple years Kevin, along with Straitpipe co-creator Richard Jacquard, have continued forward as the re-branded Columbia and have rapidly exploded - headlining venues across North America including The Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

In September of 2009, the band had their biggest show to date playing to a sold-out crowd at The Venue in Vancouver. Kevin wanted to add live keyboards and strings to embellish two of their tracks and reached out to me, which was instantly agreed to. A collaboration 20 or so years in the making, it seems.

Naturally, the video hustle talk began and I tricked them into complying to my demands and, a year or two later, it is The Time. Which is both an obnoxious pun and the title of the band's new acoustic track we'll be shooting a video for that will be surfacing sooner rather than later.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Transformers 3 Exclusive Miami Premiere With Michael Bay

As promised, here is a glimpse at the recent Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon premiere in Miami, Florida. The entire video was shot on a Nokia C7 celphone at the height of a spontaneous/epic tropical storm that had decided to impose it's will on everyone's dry clothes and immune systems.

The after party, which Michael Bay was a very good sport about, was held at Liv - located inside the overwhelmingly classy, former 80's cocaine kingpin headquarters, The Fontainebleau Hotel.

This also marks our first venture into the newly released Final Cut X which, at first, was a little like living inside Memento...everything seems friendly and familiar but there is always a new, suspicious thing to try and make sense of around every corner. I guess Apple is starting to share people's opinion