Happy Halloween! I know it’s a little early, but it’s never too soon for a treat, so get your sweet tooth ready.
Last month, we told you about our involvement with the horror short, Sophia. We’re happy to announce that the production has wrapped and is now in post production! One note I neglected to mention last month was that the project was part of Scary Cow. Scary Cow is a film co-op located in the San Francisco and is made up of filmmakers ranging from novice to expert. It was a great experience working with so many filmmakers eager to put their talents together over a duration of two complete weekends. The task is even more rewarding after shooting with the monstrosity that is the Red camera. Beware of shooting with this beast, because not only does it take great images, but also your time! All the best to Viking Teng as he tackles editing for the film and we’ll keep you posted on the release.
Speaking of Red, Granny Cart Gangstas are having a live show and it’s called, Rise of the Red Dawn! Check out the ladies as they present original new sketches, films, and stand up. Yes, Run the World (Girls) parody will be played and you’ll get the chance to meet them! This is for one night only, so mark your calenders for October 12 or you’ll be marked by the Granny Cart Gangstas!
Hope you enjoyed a leisurely Labor Day holiday, or blissful Burning Man as you beat the summer heat or cooked in the smolder.
While big budget Hollywood tent poles crashed and burned at the box office this summer, the independent scene continues to soar. On August 16, we were in San Jose to celebrate CAAMFest part 2! It was a weekend full of Asian Pacific American films that kicked off with Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? with director Arvin Chen in attendance. After the opening night screening, the party moved to the San Jose Museum of Art. Check out the album for all the action. On a side note, a call for entries is still open, so look forward to another great CAAMFest in 2014!
If you think that’s hot, on August 29, the show you been waiting for finally launched, yes 2 Unemployed Critics is now online! Go to their YouTube channel and you’ll never be at a lost again when you’re searching for a good Filipino movie to watch. Also, check out the bloopers and behind the scenes content, and don’t forget to subscribe to catch each episode.
The hot streak continues, because we teamed up with Viking Teng to help him shoot his horror movie, Sophia. The story is about a young couple that suddenly experience mysterious activity in their home and discover they’re not alone. We’ll be working on the lighting side to create the eerie mood and spooky scenes that create the suspense you’re looking for when watching scary movies. This is a difficult challenge, but we’re more than ready to execute a killer movie (pun intended!). Get more information on the movie by visiting the official site and get ready for some thrills this fall, if you can handle it.
Hope you had a brilliant Independence Day with plenty of fireworks that make em go “oh, oh, oh!”
On July 27th, we joined the unemployment line to attend the advance screening of 2 Unemployed Critics. The event was hosted at Mink Bar & Lounge and the entertainment included stand up from one of the show’s stars, Allan S. Manalo, followed by the screening of fellow filmmakers. You may remember these titles, Vampariah, Accident, Nico’s Sampaguita, and of course, Granny Cart Gangsta’s Run the World Parody! The event was a success and the screening was a hit! If you missed the event, don’t worry, the series is scheduled for Thursday nights at 8:00pm PST, but stay tuned as the launch date is TBD. In the meantime, enjoy this Teaser.
In other news, our very own Cream Controller, Grant Inaba, represented Revelcade by making a guest appearance on a local show called, The Ramonda Show, created & hosted by Ramonda Cutrer. Ramonda is a powerhouse and among many things, she’s a business executive, an entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of The Brickhouse Empire, which produced Brickhouse Talk, RamondaShow.com and Sisters Sowing Seeds Inc. On the show, Grant discusses everything Revelcade, from past projects to future collaborations and even his hobbies when he’s not behind the scenes or screen. Check out the full interview HERE! We want to give Ramonda, and her crew, a huge THANK YOU for having us on her show! Also, please show Ramonda support by visiting her website and learning more about her work.
Enjoy & Cheers,
The never-ending battle between dad and grad celebrations could have caused you to break a sweat or two at the beginning of summer, but there’ll be plenty more where that came from as we turn up the heat of our own.
Back on June 21st, we had the opportunity to make an appearance on a brand new show called, “Breakout Weekly,” produced by Berkeley Community Media. The show focuses on bay area artists and we got to talk shop with fellow filmmaker, Shay Arigbede, and independent book author, Sonny B. Allen. I took the hot seat on stage to field questions from hosts, Tony Savo & Monique Dismuke along with Lisa Tateosian, but Revelcade was in attendance as Grant, Dan, and Veronica participated as audience members and got some shine on primetime as well.
I had a great time sharing my experiences as an independent filmmaker and discussing ideas around creative expressionism as an artist. We would like to express our gratitude to Jessica Brown for inviting us to her show and giving us the platform to promote our work and allowing us to contribute to an ever growing community of artists in the bay area.
The episode we shot is still in post-production, so stay tuned (literally) and catch us on BTV 28 & 33 soon!