HEY everyone, in reference to my last POST, I was just informed by the main guy in charge of the NFB screening on MONDAY and he asked me to mention that there will in fact be NO FREE cocktails but entry to the event is FREE and there will be VEGETABLES and other SNACKS with WATER. It appears that I got ahead of myself by assuming there would be cocktails. ANYHOW, I swear to you all that my film is still enjoyable without any alcohol consumption. SEE YOU THERE FRIENDS!
Hey everybody, I’d like to invite you all to TWO up-coming events on the SAME NIGHT:
THE FIRST is a viewing of my documentary film about Michael El Chalouhi FEEDING THE RAGING HEART which was financed by the NATIONAL FILM BOARD of Canada. The film will be screened along side the other films they financed this year, this is going to be a great occasion for us all to wear clean clothes and to drink otherwise un-affordable FREE cocktails with young filmmakers and big shots at the NFB. If you’d like to attend this event with me then please let ME know as soon as possible so that I can reserve a space for you.
Here’s some info about the event:
Monday December 3rd @ 6 pm
1564 rue St-Denis
THE SECOND event is a group art show by the LA PARIA art collective. I will have a few pieces in this show and there will be a TON of great work by some of the following artists: Astro + Bjorn + Frank Lam + Labrona + Matel + NARC + Peru Dyer + Ron Rash + ZEMA . I’m going to head over there as soon as the films are done at the NFB and I suggest that you do the same!
Here’s all the info:
La Paria VERNISSAGE
December 3rd from 6-10pm
Cegep du Vieux Montreal, 255 rue Ontario Est
Dearest friends, clients, and peers,
this is an exercise in BLOG COMMENTING. More specifically: commenting on THIS blog.
We have noticed over the past few posts, how our readers are much more inclined to comment about our parties and other none “work” related events, than our actual work. (which we do appreciate and encourage!) Though we get many positive and heart warming verbal props about our work, we’d love it if you would help us increase the text-based activity on our blog.
(If we can get 50 comments (good or bad) about our work, then the first 24Karrots child will be named after the 50th commentator, no obvious cheating allowed… ok some cheating allowed.)
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the best part of being part of a collective is when we actually get to collectively work on the same project… ‘Duh!’ you say? well, you are right.. but its still worth mentioning how enjoyable it is! especially when it jsut sorta happens…
While Robby was working on his short film called ‘Enora‘ for the Worn Shorts screening (yes, that’s when he won 1st prize, hoorah!), I was working with my friend Zoé putting together DVD cases for the event. With a huge challenge on our hands (50 some cases, and peanuts for budget) we had to put something together that was worthy of the Worn style…
Low-cost, low-tech, anti-design, craft, and real high-fashion with a vintage twist… those were the operative words for this project.
The result: black and white low tech xerox prints on white tacky paper, mini-photo shoot of a pair of scissors, some manual cutting & pasting and scanning, and, the key to this project: a W magazine from 1996. The background image for each case was cut out of the mag, and made each case unique. How neat is it to have a case with a photo of Kate posing for Gianni Versace (R.I.P.) in red tights, a turquoise gown, frizzy hair and the oh-so 90s grey studio-shoot background, shot by Richard Avedon (R.I.P.) no less! two legends, one dvd cover, woah!
We were lucky to receive Worn treats from the lovely Pascale (thats her pretty face in the picture): a copy of all the Journals, pins, a t-shirt, in a cotton worn bag! I gotta mention our friend Bree Apperley who has done a lot of great work with worn… you can find out more about this amazing designartiste via her site and i recommend you check out her blog regularly cause its really cool!
Me and my fellow Portuguese filmmaker Andrew Lima went up North to Milles Isles this week-end to shoot my next film “LOVE SWEATER”. Afterwards we shot an extra roll of SUPER8 with my young cousins and we went a little nuts in their back yard within their home-made amusement park. My film will be premiering at the Montreal Super8 film festival in Montreal this December which will be hosted by MAIN FILM. Here are some photos form the shoot, to download high-res versions of these photos click HERE. ENJOY.
If you see Dan Popa in the streets of Montreal, congratulate him on having completed his first 35mm film since his recent graduation from film school and give him a double high five! As you can see we just wrapped Dan’s shoot last week end for his new short film entitled NOON. It was a cold and mildly stressful two days and but we were surrounded with a great team and we laughed all day. More photos to come soon! To download high res copies of these photos click HERE (set photos by ROBBY REIS).