Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century

On September 11, 2001, we were all witnesses to what will go down in our lifetime as the most horrific event caught on video, film and audio. Of course, I’m talking 19 terrorists, who hijacked four airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennyslvania. Real horror. Throughout … Continue reading “Our top 21 horror films of the 21st century”

Director Dawit N.M. brings quest for human truths to ELEANOR

Dawit N.M., born in Ethiopia and raised in the tidewaters of Virginia, has joined the directorial roster at ELEANOR. Named as a 2021 One Club Young Guns Finalist, his signing was announced by Founder and EP Sophie Gold. Gold says that Dawit’s work transfixed her, as did his story about when, as a small child … Continue reading “Director Dawit N.M. brings quest for human truths to ELEANOR”

A chat with Faryl Amadeus, writer, director and star of Mary Meet Grace

In Faryl Amadeus’ dramatic new short film, which moves quickly and fluidly from drama to thriller, Mary Meet Grace tells the story of a troubled young woman who gets a phone call from a stranger saying that the birth mother she never knew has died. She impulsively accompanies him into the desert to spread her … Continue reading “A chat with Faryl Amadeus, writer, director and star of Mary Meet Grace”

Carbon: Tommy Smith joins as VFX Supervisor

A prodigious talent, Tommy Smith is excited to join creative studio Carbon as VFX Supervisor. He’s welcomed by a team of stellar artists, many of whom he has worked with over his long career. “I joined Carbon because I love the way they work. I can utilize my wide range of skills across both 2D and 3D,” … Continue reading “Carbon: Tommy Smith joins as VFX Supervisor”

Dead Prezis are very alive in new Travis Thompson video directed by Tyler Yee

SixTwentySix Productions has lent its services to Dead Prezis, the latest music video to drop from rising Seattle hip hop talent Travis Thompson featuring American rapper and music producer G-Eazy.  The track is from Thompson’s brand new, just released album BLVD BOY, named for the Burien, Washington native’s hometown street he grew up on, Ambaum … Continue reading “Dead Prezis are very alive in new Travis Thompson video directed by Tyler Yee”

Old: A bad day at the beach for families and audiences

We’ ve all gone to the beach with expectations of working on our tans and destressing, as our ears capture the relaxing roar of waves crashing onto the sand. Unfortunately, a sad percentage of these trips have resulted in disappointment. The ocean’s too cold. It’s too windy. The sun has inexplicably decided to play Hide … Continue reading “Old: A bad day at the beach for families and audiences”

Microsoft offers virtual tour of Tokyo Olympics

All over the world, Olympic fans and travelers had big plans to visit, explore and experience Tokyo this summer. And then, all those plans were canceled. Now, although people can’t get to Tokyo on a plane, they’re going through Microsoft Teams. In the latest campaign from Microsoft Teams, we see how a group of people … Continue reading “Microsoft offers virtual tour of Tokyo Olympics”

Courtney Hoffman makes commercial directorial debut for WhatsApp

Today WhatsApp released the final spot from their global privacy campaign, a collaboration with BBDO Berlin. Courtney Hoffman of London-based production company Lief brings a fresh perspective to the “Message Privately” campaign, marking her commercial directing debut with the collection of three spots. Utilizing a rich visual palette, the ads showcase the Facebook-owned app’s end-to-end encryption feature. End-to-end encryption … Continue reading “Courtney Hoffman makes commercial directorial debut for WhatsApp”

Pride: 20 films to celebrate during the month and beyond

We are deep into Pride Month and of course, that means we need to share our list of LGBTQ+ movies to enjoy. It was way too challenging to narrow this list down to just 10, so we’ve compiled a list of 20 in no particular order.  Call Me By Your Name Nominated for best picture … Continue reading “Pride: 20 films to celebrate during the month and beyond”

Oscar winners address racism and police brutality

During the 93rd annual Academy Awards, Oscar presenters and winners discussed racism, pleading with audiences to unite against hate crimes and police brutality. In her opening monologue actress/director Regina King acknowledged her feelings surrounding the Derek Chauvin murder trial.  “I have to be honest: If things had gone differently this past week in Minneapolis, I … Continue reading “Oscar winners address racism and police brutality”

Meet the cast and heroes of Mortal Kombat

New Line Cinema’s Mortal Kombat has started streaming on HBO Max and is also in theaters. The bloody film, based on the video game, brings to life the intense action of the blockbuster video game franchise in all its brutal glory, pitting the all-time, fan- favorite champions against one another in the ultimate, no-holds-barred, gory … Continue reading “Meet the cast and heroes of Mortal Kombat”

Editor Brandon Porter finds a home at Nomad

Signalling an exciting new period of growth, Nomad Editing Company is welcoming acclaimed LA-based editor Brandon Porter as its latest Partner. Formerly a ten-year veteran of Whitehouse Post, he will join fellow Nomad Partners Jennifer Lederman, Glenn Martin, Jai Shukla, Jim Ulbrich, Amanda Moreau, Jared Coller, and Adam Schwartz as they map out the future of the … Continue reading “Editor Brandon Porter finds a home at Nomad”

Casting Society unveils Artios noms in TV, shorts

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has unveiled the television, theater, short film and short form series nominees for the 36th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of casting directors in these categories.  CSA previously announced the three honorees for the 2021 event, with the Actors Fund receiving the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award. and The … Continue reading “Casting Society unveils Artios noms in TV, shorts”

LVLY brings on Canadian editor Izzy Ehrlich

Content and creative studio LVLY, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv, welcomes award-winning Canadian editor Izzy Ehrlich to their celebrated roster for representation in the United States. Following the recent addition of fellow editor Emily Spiegelman-Noel, this new addition caps off an exciting period of growth for LVLY, further strengthening their creative … Continue reading “LVLY brings on Canadian editor Izzy Ehrlich”

Bridgett Bardot inspires new Eva Lanska film

Award-winning screenwriter/director Eva Lanska has announced that she will soon unveil the script for her new drama feature I Am Not An Actress, inspired by the public life and animal rights advocacy of French personality and activist Brigitte Bardot. Bardot became a global icon after appearing in the 1956 Roger Vadim film, And God Created Woman. “Over … Continue reading “Bridgett Bardot inspires new Eva Lanska film”

Interview: ‘All American Sex Offender’ Chloe Lenihan

Chicago’s Chloe Lenihan screened her episodic digital series, All American Sex Offender and took home a win as “Best Web Series” at the Oscar®-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. The twisted romantic comedy, from Lenihan, follows an impulsive single woman who is fired from her job, gets drunk, and ends up peeing in a bush… in front … Continue reading “Interview: ‘All American Sex Offender’ Chloe Lenihan”

What’s not to love about ginger Ashton Swinford?

“Filmmakers are like roaches – we’ll always find a way to survive.” There is something about Gingers. We either love ’em or hate ’em for those fiery locks. Sometimes, we even make fun of ’em or just run in the other direction. Is it because they stand out in a crowd? Or does it ignite … Continue reading “What’s not to love about ginger Ashton Swinford?”

J. Law “a little” Republican

The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence is no stranger to Twitter, wait, maybe she is. The Oscar-winning actress joined Wednesday’s episode of the Dear Media Absolutely Not podcast, where she opened up to host Heather McMahan about what made her change her mind as she’s gotten older. “I grew up Republican. My first time voting, I … Continue reading “J. Law “a little” Republican”

AFI announces closing film, ‘My Psychedelic Love Story’

Our friends at The American Film Institute (AFI) announced that the 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will close with the World Premiere of Showtime Documentary Films’  My Psychedelic Love Story. The film is directed by Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris and explores the dark side of the Timothy Leary saga, and how his … Continue reading “AFI announces closing film, ‘My Psychedelic Love Story’”

FKA twigs wields a sword in elegant, ‘Sad Day’ video

Doomsday Entertainment, along with production partners Makeready, Kindred Spirit and Super Frog, and Doomsday roster director Hiro Murai (This Is America, Guava Island) lead acclaimed musical artist FKA twigs on a swordsman’s chase through a gritty cityscape in the 7:34 music video for Sad Day. In gracefully choreographed sweeps and flying leaps in the night, … Continue reading “FKA twigs wields a sword in elegant, ‘Sad Day’ video”