Sunday, August 23, 2015

THE LAST ROCK AND ROLL SHOW Our story begins the day the music died…




Los Angeles, CA — (August 11, 2015) — Director Guy Norman Bee is teaming up with writer Danny White and co-writer Stacey David to create The Last Rock and Roll Show live action feature film. A campaign just launched to help with the film’s pre-production stage and to gather together people who love hot rods, classic rock and roll and music’s historic vintage time period.


The Last Rock and Roll Show film will be shot in a style described as a “graphic novel brought to life”. Imagine American Graffiti meets Sin City. The film is based on the novel by Danny White, a Nashville music producer and rock and roll historian.



“I’ve been attached to this project for over six years now and through many drafts of the script so it’s really exciting to finally get this movie made!” said Bee. “We’re trying to be as grassroots and ‘indie' as possible. The hope is that it will be a film BY fans, FOR fans and a real love letter to Classic Rock & Roll and Hot Rods and serve as this generation’s ‘American Graffiti’ with a modern Graphic Novel look!”



Funds being raised for The Last Rock and Roll Show film’s pre-production will go towards hiring a casting director, music supervisor, special effects house and a graphic artist to bring Guys’ unique vision to life. The fundraising campaign will run until September 23, 2015.

The perks available throughout the campaign at Indiegogo currently include:


Chance to show off your vehicle on Stacey David’s GearZ® show.
Hand crafted Doheny Reefmaster guitars by Master Luthier, Kevin Hefferman.
Custom Doheny Del Toro Guitar, uniquely designed to capture the authentic Southern California Hot Rod culture of the 1950’s.
Your pre-1959 automobile featured in the film, part of cinematic history.
A private tour for you and three guests by Stacey David at the Gearz Garage.
A nonspeaking role in the film with special thanks credit.
Film set V.I.P. all access guest-pass to mingle with cast and crew.
For more information about the film’s campaign, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-last-rock-and-roll-show/



ABOUT GUY NORMAN BEE (DIRECTOR)


Guy Norman Bee has become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood. His television directing credits include: ER, Third Watch, Las Vegas, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, Jericho, Criminal Minds, Kyle XY, Knight Rider, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Arrow, Revolution, Southland, The Witches of East End, iZombie, The Messengers and many more. Prior to making the jump to director, Guy worked consistently for 12 years as a Steadicam/Camera operator honing his skills on such monster feature films as: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Bowfinger, Deep Impact, Titanic, Crazy in Alabama, The Peacemaker and more. When not behind the camera, Guy enjoys playing guitar and driving his 1969 Dodge SuperBee and his Tesla. http://guybee.com


ABOUT DANNY WHITE (WRITER)

Danny White has always found a common thread between his work and his passions. A musician who’s worked with the likes of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Alice Cooper, Nils Lofgren and many more, White is also an avid hot rod enthusiast. So it is completely understandable that his book, The Last Rock & Roll Show, would blend elements from both worlds. White began playing music in clubs in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky when he was just 16. After working as a touring musician for years, White eventually opened a top-shelf recording studio on Nashville’s famed Music Row, 16 Ton, where many top artists now call their recording home. http://www.thelastrockandrollshow.com


ABOUT STACEY DAVID (CO-WRITER)

Stacey David is the person that every car guy wants in the garage to help on their project. With decades of working in shops, over 15 years on national television, and two hit TV shows to his credit, Stacey has been showing people how to build cool cars and trucks for a long time. His mechanical abilities and fabrication skills have made him one of the most trusted and respected custom car builders in the world today. His incredible work and positive influence have earned him many awards and accolades from the automotive industry, and his wild, trend-setting custom vehicles like Copperhead, The V8 Interceptor, and Sgt. Rock have inspired legions of gearheads all across the nation to “get out there and build something”.

Also an accomplished musician, Stacey made a living for many years playing guitar professionally giving him first-hand experience with the unique connection between Cars and Guitars. Because of this, most of Stacey’s custom vehicles also feature a custom guitar from companies like Gibson, Fender, PRS, and McPherson. https://www.staceydavid.com



ABOUT INDIEGOGO

Indiegogo is a way for people all over the world to join forces to make ideas happen. Since 2008, millions of contributors have empowered hundreds of thousands of inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakers—and other game-changers—to bring big dreams to life. http://www.indiegogo.com













Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Bridge Partner - Review



Director Gabriel Olsen’s latest film is an adaptation of award winning author, Peter S. Beagle’s short story, The Bridge Partner.


The film stars Beth Grant as Mattie a timid housewife who participates in a weekly bridge club. Her world quickly turns awry when she gets paired with the provocative Olivia, played by Sharon Lawrence.


Olivia whispers something into Mattie’s ear at the end of the game. That whispered something sounds like a threat. Uncertain if she hears correctly or not, Mattie becomes paranoid. 


Mattie’s husband, played by Robert Forster downplays her fear. The bridge club organizer denies Mattie’s request to be re-paired with another bridge partner. To make matters more intense, Olivia shows up all over town wherever Mattie is. 

The way in which the bridge club organizer denies Mattie's request, it might lead one to believe that this was not the first time Mattie has requested to change bridge partners. Yet at the same time, with Olivia showing up all over the place, and the incident at the beauty salon, one can easily believe that the threat Olivia uttered might be real.


In the final scene we learn if it was a figment of Mattie’s imagination and are left to speculate about what might happen between her and Olivia. My heart raced and I felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. A brilliant performance by both Beth Grant and Sharon Lawrence!


The Bridge Partner is a smart short film, masterfully directed, with characters and a story that have depth. If you get a chance, definitely checkout the film!


www.thebridgepartner.com



Monday, August 10, 2015

COWBOYS VS WEREWOLVES IN UNCORK’D ENTERTAINMENT’S “BLOOD MOON” OUT SEPTEMBER



Western-horror hybrid saddles up for DVD and Digital bow September 1

Referee the ultimate showdown between gunslinger and lycanthrope when acclaimed western-horror Blood Moon hits DVD and Digital September 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.




The old west howls when a town is overtaken by skinwalkers. Knowing they’ve got to combine forces if they want to survive the night, the passengers of a stagecoach unite with a heroic gunslinger and a couple of outlaws to battle the beastly enemy under the blood moon.

Only the second ever western to be filmed in the UK, the award-winning film stars The Woman in Black’s Shaun Dooley, George Blagden (TVs Vikings), Anna Skellern (The Descent II) and Corey Johnson (Captain Phillips). Jeremy Wooding directs from an Alan Wightman script.



A festival favorite (Blood Moon premiered at FrightFest and has since gone on to play in no less than another half-a-dozen high-profile film festivals), Blood Moon is both a unique twist on the werewolf film and a riveting update on the classic western.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Beth Grant & Sharon Lawrence play for their lives in short film at Opening Night of 11th ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL AT TLC CHINESE IN HOLLYWOOD



Hollywood August 5st, 2015-- The organizers of the 11th annual HollyShorts Film Festival announced that THE BRIDGE PARTNER directed by Gabriel Olson was officially selected to make its LA premier as part of the Opening Night Celebration on Thursday August 13th at 7:30pm at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Hollywood, Ca. The screening will be followed by a celebration at OHM Nightclub. The film will compete for the $15,000 cash prize from Zype and $60,000 in post-production services from Company 3 and Method Studios at the event. 



The Bridge Partner is hot off of winning BEST HORROR/ SUSPENSE FILM at Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival in San Diego last month and tells the story of a timid housewife who is jolted into a fight for her survival or sanity at her weekly bridge club, when she thinks she hears her new partner whisper a threat. The film stars SAG Award winner, BETH GRANT (The Mindy Project, No Country for Old Men), four-time Emmy nominee Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Rizzoli & Isles) and Oscar nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, The Descendants) – all of whom will be in attendance.

The Bechdel Test passing story uniquely places two female characters over 50 at the center of a psychological thriller as they steer towards an inevitable showdown. Adapted by Olson from a short story by the Hugo Award winning fantasy author, Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn), it is one of the only stories the author has penned outside of the fantasy genre. 


The project has screened at the Oscar qualifying: Palm Springs International ShortFest, Cleveland Int. Film Festival and Nashville Film festival amongst several other distinguished events. It was chosen for one of the coveted Opening Night slots amongst 400 of the top short movies from almost every major continent, and will be screened over the 10 day festival August 13th-22nd. HollyShorts received a record 2200 submissions this year and has been named “the Cannes of short film festivals” by MovieMaker magazine.



About HollyShorts

HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Trailers, 3D Shorts, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.





Monday, August 3, 2015

SIREN - Review


SIREN stars Vinessa Shaw (EYES WIDE SHUT, AFTER THE FALL) as Leigh a woman with an unusual medical condition. Leigh lives alone, on a secured property on the outskirts of a small town.

At first I was uncertain what to expect, would this be a horror movie, one which I would regret watching due to the resulting nightmares?

The front gate of Leigh’s property left open catches the attention of some kids passing by. A young boy from the group dares to enter and finds Leigh in the garden.

To the boy Leigh appears to look like a beautiful young blonde girl about 13 years old. It is instantly apparent that the boy is taken with her appearance as he is almost unable to speak. Leigh warns the boy away and says, “Remember, it’s not your fault”.

Is Leigh a witch or perhaps some sort of demon? Her parting words to the boy intrigue me to watch the film further. The incident sparks the boy’s father, Carl (Ross Partridge) to seek out the young girl who put his boy off kilter.

When Carl enters the property he finds Leigh outside attempting to fix one of the security cameras. Carl’s reaction to seeing Leigh is far more violent than the reaction of his son’s. Within minutes Carl is professing his love for Leigh and manhandling her.

Leigh manages to grab a Stun gun, which she has in her tool box and uses it to render Carl immobile. As the police untie Carl from the front gate and haul him away, we see another man watching from the forest edge.

The man also enters Leigh’s property and finds her bent over a tree which has fallen on top of a circuit box. To Leigh’s surprise the man, Guy, shows no sign of being affected by her. The medical oddity that Leigh is affected with is extremely potent hormones. She is a woman who has the uncanny ability to appear to each man as his heart's desire. Leigh has an effect on other people and creatures as well.

Guy played by Rob Krazinsky (PACIFIC RIM, THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE) has his own medical condition which makes him immune to her pheromonal powers. Guy earns her trust and they start a relationship with each other. Guy is not exactly who he claims to be though, as we see that he takes opportunities to search inside Leigh’s house.

Leigh has been selling her blood to a company that uses her pheromones in perfumes and other products. They want more from her though, and they are determined to get her out of her property.

Can Guy be the man that Leigh will have a normal relationship with or will the people out to exploit her get to her first? You’ll have to watch the film to find out how everything plays out!

Writer-director Jesse Peyronel has an interesting story concept with SIREN. The cast does a good job portraying their characters. It is worth a watch. The film hits DVD and Digital August 18th from Osiris Entertainment.












Sunday, July 12, 2015

Before You See Harley Quinn In Suicide Squad Watch Her Right Here In Sweet Madness



SWEET MADNESS (a Harley Quinn film) the 16th film from writer/director/producer Peter Dukes and Dream Seekers Productions. The story centers on Harley Quinn and how she sets a deadly game in motion, the consequences of which only she is prepared for. The film stars Madeleine Wade and Micah Fitzgerald.


Peter Dukes wanted to pay tribute to Harley Quinn, to tell HER story. The film was a small production which was shot on a tight budget and timeline, but the team pulled together a fitting tribute to the fabulously complex Harley Quinn. 


Before You See Harley Quinn In Suicide Squad Watch Her Right Here In Sweet Madness:





Wade plays Harley true to the original character, but with slightly different light as the exploration of Harley and The Joker's relationship takes an unforeseen turn.


Fitzgerald plays The Joker, who has been portrayed in a different fashion than before. The Joker is stripped of his make-up to leave expose the twisted man behind the clown, but also to keep the focus on Harley.  








Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WOLVES WIN AT IFS






A new crime thriller starring former Rescue Me star Jack McGee (‘Chief’) has walked away with one of the plum trophies at one of L.A’s most prestigious film festivals.


Crime thriller The Wolves of Savin Hill, from up-and-coming filmmaker John Beaton Hill, has won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles.




The movie, starring McGee, David Cooley, and Kurt Fuller, tells of childhood friends from the streets of Boston who drift apart following a shocking discovery deep in the woods of Savin Hill. Years later a tragic murder brings them together again. But for one man, it’s no mistake. A trap has been set…


After serving time for a crime he didn’t commit, Tom Grey (David Cooley) is released from prison with a score to settle: he is dead-set on tracking down the man who set him up…his childhood best friend and L.A. cop, Sean O’Brien (Brian Scannell from “Gone Baby Gone.”)


Ravaged by his friend’s betrayal, Tom hunts Sean through the dark streets of Los Angeles and finds himself trapped in a web of lies only a devil could weave. Face to face at last, the two men are caught in a final and explosive showdown. After years of gut-wrenching deception, it can only end with one man standing.


Following the award win at the IFS, the filmmakers have been approached by distributors from every corner.