Since I have last posted regularly, it’s safe to say a lot has happened. I moved to LA. With big hopes and dreams I dove right in to the shit. And thats exactly what I found…for a while. But then I found a place where I could work on things that had substance. Things that matter to me. Things that mattered at all. So now I am a Story Producer. That term is used loosely because what a story producer would do in say, reality television, is not what I do at all.
As a story producer for Brave New Films, which is a “non-profit production company, I basically guerrilla style shoot short docs around the country on a wide variety of social justice issues. One woman band. I research, write, shoot, directed and edit short documentaries in partnership with national organizations and use social media to enhance the work of groups on the front lines and in communities, telling their stories from all across America.
I am a filmmaking, freedom fighter for social justice.
My first piece there was one I pitched in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech.
Its been a while. Updates, a bunch of them, coming soon.
Here is a little short film made over a weekend here in Los Angeles with cinematographer Ellie Ann Fenton . No matter the budget, I like to exercise my story telling muscles anyway I can as often as I can. Set to “Plague” by The Eastern Sea.
So I feel like everyone in the world is jamming this track right now …and they should be. It’s such a great pop song and the video compliments it so damn well. The video was directed by the great Melina Matsoukas.
Anyway I did some digging and found these little gems. Mood boards from the conceptualizing stage of the video. It’s great to look at it and to see how it translated to the video.
Heyo, I am going to try my best to update this as I am working and not just to post things that are done.
What have I been up to? Well… adjusting to my recent move to the city of LA. And I do mean adjusting. Holy hell it’s crazy over here…but in the best way possible. Aside from that, I shot a short film back in Austin before I left so I am finishing that up with my partner in crime Max K. over at NEATO. Currently it’s called “Bus Fair” but I am terrible with titles so I am sure it will change. Below are some quick screen grabs of the short. It was challenging to shoot on a bus that was still in use for two days but man, intense and so much fun.
The boys of “The Eastern Sea” gives us a lesson in home brewing beer!
New video for their new album “The Plague”
Band: Western Ghost House
Listen to more here: http://westernghosthouse.bandcamp.com/