Thursday, May 27, 2010

World Cup Madness with Johan Kramer & BAM

Well, madness isn't actually the right word, because Kramer's 2003 film The Other Final, is really a meditative and thoughtful look at the quieter side of international soccer, documenting a match between the world's lowest raking teams, Bhutan and Montserrat, played the same day of the 2002 World Cup. But the film is being including in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's "Soccer Fever!" film series in anticipation of the World Cup, so we have to use "madness" at least once in the post. Anyway, it is playing three time on June 3rd at BAM, in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. Check out the trailer below and here's the link for tickets and info on the BAM website.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Alex Gibney in Time Magazine 'Phenomenon Watch'

Well, it might not be a regular feature, but it's the subtitle for the piece on Alex Gibney in the lasted issue of Time magazine, and it's accurate. The piece starts by explaining the difficulties of being a documentary filmmaker, and then continues with:
Then there's the curious case of Alex Gibney. The 56-year-old UCLA film-school grad, who won an Academy Award for 2007's Taxi to the Dark Side, has no fewer than four new features hitting screens this year. The most provocative is an as yet untitled Eliot Spitzer documentary, which charts the former New York governor's meteoric rise and scandalous fall and quickly became the hottest ticket at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Her Craft Service is the Best - Leslie Evers, Head of Production

Just to keep everyone up on the latest office happenings, we are thrilled to announce Leslie Evers as the new Head of Production for Chelsea! An international production guru and all-around superstar, Leslie brings a wealth of experience and set of perfect teeth to Chelsea. You'll find her based in the Los Angeles and out and about wherever Chelsea productions are happening.

EDIT: Check out Leslie's mention on Creativity!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

D.A.R.Y.L. - Shoot New Directors!

It was an exciting day on both sides of the pond when Pulse@Chelsea directors D.A.R.Y.L. were selected to be part of Shoot Magazine's 2010 New Directors Showcase, and even MORE exciting to see their work on the big screen last Tuesday at the DGA theater in Manhattan. Chelsea folks were there in full force to cheer, and D.A.R.Y.L.'s work was met with applause. The directing duo, composed of James Montgomery and Edward Lovelace, showcased their recent work for Myspace. Not presented at Shoot but soon to be released to the world is their first feature length film, Werewolves Across America. You can see their full Shoot profile here, their Shoot video compilation below, and their movie trailer here. Congrats to everybody!