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"A mysterious girl pursues a young man in her new small town home..." 

In 2012, brilliant film director Eric Chaney, released his Independent project he had been working on for several of years prior, Indigo Children.  Stemming from not only his own personal experience, but any young love story, Indigo Children went on to win Best of Show: The Accolade Competition, and win Official Selections in the 2012 Gotham Screen International Film Festival, and the 2012 Big Apple Film Festival.  

After selling out the first day at Quad Cinema, NYC for its Theatrical Release in February 2014, the film slowly began to reach attention across the country, even being used in Zilversurf's video, which was releaed by the Poets Club Records, featuring the one and only, Lykke Li  - "Céu Sem Fim (Edit)".  

Read a small synopsis about the film from Peter Martin of Screenanarchy.com, showing love all the way from Dallas, Texas.  

Starring Isabelle McNally who was also in Before I Disappear, Christine Donlon who is also known for her roles on Entourage, and Robert Olsen, Indigo Children takes us on a nostalgic trip of teenage love and introspection.  Do you really know what an Indigo Child is? See if you can figure it out in this exclusive clip from the film on Vimooz.   

From its first release in 2012, to its theatrical release in 2014, Indigo Children is now available on iTunes, IMDB, Amazon and more.

Published in Film Review

No offense to Chadwick Boseman, who was great in the award-winning 'Get on Up', but there was a disconnect between us, the viewers and the attempted depiction of one of the most greatest performers to ever break sweat on stage, James Brown.  For those who know a little about James Brown, the film seemed too ferris-wheelish, compared to an intense 100mph rollercoaster that never stopped. 

Since there is so much more to be told from his legacy, it would have been best told through a character-piece; one which took us into the microlevel of James Brown energy and mind, and not a magnified view that tried to fit his entire life in a few hours, which is what 'Get on Up' felt at times.  Not only did  James Brown become the Godfather of Soul, he became his music; a Man who didn't take no mess, did his own thang, loved feelin' good, women and a funky good time.  Yet musically, creatively, James Brown was a genius, a groove originator with captivating stage presence, powerful lyrics containing political, philosophical, sexual, and economical references and innuendos on funky grooves in rappin' flows.  Long before Logic, Kendrick, Drake, Weezy, Kanye, Eminem, Jay, Tupac, Biggie, N.W.A, KRS One, James Brown was Rappin’, Freestylin', and it was gold.  Over the span of half of a century, James Brown has not only become an iconic figure in  music History, but an iconic and influential figure in popular culture. 

‘Get on Up’ paints a positive timeline of events which is great, but I feel like we are being cheated of reality in not telling the full story.  Give us the whole 'sha-bang' please.  Maybe future generations need to understand what mistakes were made and how idols overcame them. 'Get on Up' definitely skipped over some parts that could cause for some intense film watching, and drive audiences. Violence, crime, murder, drug use and abuse, war, politics, women, sex, death, success, failure and more were large components of the godfathers life, but so was an overall sense of just trying to 'feel good!'. Aren’t we all just trying to feel good? With a little Dancin’, movin’, groovin’ you know. 

Let's look at it from a business point of view. Studio's want to make money, they want to see people fill the theatre seats, they want to see its members, staff and all cast win awards for their outstanding performances. Yes, 'Get On Up' won 6 awards and was nominated for 15 nominations, but no oscars?   When we think of Biography films, lets face it,  the fun-loving  ’Get On Up’  probably won’t be the first of movies that come to mind.  The movies that will come to mind, will be the oscar award winning films that took us deep into the wild emotional rollercoast ride of the protagonists mind. Ali, which starred Will Smith as Muhammed Ali,  Ray, which starred Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles, and Walk The Line which starred Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny cash had several of elements in common, elements that were absent in ‘Get On Up’.  

- They were Oscar award winning performances 

- There was sex, drugs, violence, imprisonment

- They were Rated R

- There was tremendous success to offset these other low moments

- lacked comedy

 

After James Brown's death in 2006, I knew it was only a matter of time before a film would come out about him. But when I saw the trailer, of Get On Up, I was highly disappointed that we were fooled in seeing a film about Little Richie (who was depicted in the film giving advice to James Brown before both artists blew up in fame) and not about James Brown. In fact, It was more upsetting that Jamie Foxx wasn't playing James Brown. Jamie Foxx is the perfect candidate for playing James Brown, hands down. Not only did Jamie Foxx win the Oscar for his biographical role for Ray, Jamie Foxx is amazing at impersonations and I'm sure he would've been effective in turning up the realism notch. Check out these clips of him doing some: 

 

 

Jamie Foxx even looks like him! 

 Jamie Foxx (Left) - James Brown (right)

 

Published in Film Review
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 00:00

Jaclyn Sheer

Jaclyn Sheer

  • Video Editor from Brooklyn. 

Her work has appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has been featured on Vevo and Apple Trailers. She spent four years as a production manager and editor at Wheelhouse Creative in NYC where she pursued her love for cinema. Jaclyn's work frequently explores the intersections between film and music, and is informed by her interest in art, psychology and mysticism. Along with her video work, she has been an active DJ in New York City's rock bars since 2002. (http://www.jaclynsheer.com/jaclynsheerabout/)

 

Just to list a few major projects she's been a part of:

On the Road 

Under the Skin

 

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Published in Film
Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00

Jason Hicks

SnapSteady with Jason Hicks

 An independent photographer on a mission to spread his vision behind the lens.

Born in Maryland, Jason received a BIS from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. He currently is based in Richmond, Virginia. He's currently available for Wedding, Portrait, Event, Commercial and Real Estate Photography. 

Jason's vision is to capture that special moment, and to tie an unforgettable experience, with meaning.  
(http://www.jasonphicks.com/about/)

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Aerial Videography Now Available! 

 
 
 
Published in Photography
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00

Grassroots Films

Grassroots Films, Inc.

"GRASSROOTS FILMS, INC. is a film production company whose sole purpose is to create entertainment that inspires.

Since its inception in 2006, Grassroots Films has created award-winning films and marketing services for the industry and independent businesses alike. Grassroots Films has become a creative multi-faceted media company by producing feature length documentaries, commercials, trailers, videos, short films, and other special venue projects for clients" - Grassroots Films

Sometimes it's best to let the work speak for itself. Here's a glimpse into what Grassroots Films has helped create:

The Human Experience 

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Published in Film
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

Juan Carreras

Juan Carreras

When he's not making magic to ramps and hand-rails on his board, Juan Carreras captures his vivid realities in the form of film and sketches. His characters are as visually striking as the flips and tricks he finesses passer-bys with while out riding. Welcome to the world of Funziez.

Published in Film
Friday, 02 May 2014 00:00

Galton Celestin

Je suis inspiré par les couleurs, les lumières et les histoires..."Inspired by colors, lights, and stories..", Galton Célestin begun as a freelance photographer from Montreal. With great admiration for the visual arts, his source of inspiration both artistically and professionaly, his visual energy has evolved from stills to film. His visionary work speaks for itself. 

Published in Film
Sunday, 18 May 2014 00:00

Digital Thunderdome Studios

Scott Hansen

Film Director and Founder of Digital Thunderdome Studios.  

Check out the trailer to the film they released on December 6th, 2016

The Possession Experiment

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@ScottHansenfilm I direct edit and make films. REEL http://t.co/uiShhtNCLy Editor. Producer. and Director of over 300 music videos and several feature films. 

Awards 

2007 (Best Horror Short) ADRENALINE (Eerie Horror film festival
2009 (MTV, ADTR, longest running video of the year)
2010 (Best comedy short) BOYZ
2010 (Indie Director of the year, by indiestar.tv)
2010 (best music video, Honor By August)
2011 (Top 10 videos of the year NOISE CREEP (For IWABO)
2011 -Indie Star "Director of the Year Nomination
2011-"Brutal video of the year for (CARNIFEX)

Published in Film
Thursday, 15 May 2014 20:00

Thought Projections Media


Thought Projections Media

Thought Projections Media captures people in their element and uses this talent and general love for the environment to collectively project those thoughts and life moments into a tangible product for others to remember it by.

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Published in Film
Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

Grassroots Films

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Grassroots Films
Grassroots Films has been in business since 2006 when it was incorporated by four individuals who met at a half way house in Brooklyn, New York. With a desire to create content that entertains and enlightens, Grassroots Films has reached beyond its humble beginnings to become a full featured studio capable of handling projects of all sizes. Our Staff is made up of creative individuals who are interested and passionate about making a difference through the art of motion picture. With a healthy track record in viral campaigns, short films, and feature length documentaries, Grassroots Films is a brand that continues to push the limits of what an independent film company can do.
Published in Film
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