Friday, April 29, 2011

Watch: Johan Kramer's Bye Bye Super 8 in full

As we mentioned before, Johan Kramer's touching short film Bye Bye Super 8 - a tribute to the Super 8 film he grew up using - premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last week. You can now watch the full short online - take a look above, and enjoy.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lauren Greenfield honored by Art Directors Club and the Webby's

Lauren Greenfield's stunning film and fashion photography for New York Magazine has received honors from both the Art Director's Club and the Webby's.

Last year Lauren was invited to be New York Magazine's featured photographer for the Spring Fashion Issue, and shot during fashion week in New York, Paris, and Milan. The resulting portfolio, a mix of gripping behind-the-scenes and runway shots, was used for both an 11-page featured spread in the magazine and a short film for the website. The photos are now set to receive a Gold Cube for Magazine Editorial photography at the upcoming Art Directors Club awards in New York, and the film will be an Official Honoree at this year's Webby's.

Needless to say we're all very excited for Lauren and "Fashion Show" - check out the film above and see more of her work at the Chelsea website.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Watch: trailer for Johan Kramer's Bye Bye Super 8

We posted a couple of days ago about all the Chelsea action at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, and with three screening times still left for Johan Kramer's lovely short Bye Bye Super 8, wanted to give you a peek at the trailer.

Check out the clip above, and click through to the Tribeca website to pick up tickets for a screening.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Trio of Chelsea directors come to Tribeca Film Festival

Everyone over here at Chelsea is proud to announce that the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, kicking off this week, features exciting contributions from three of our directors, Alex Gibney, Johan Kramer, and David Gordon Green.

Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) will be screening his new documentary Catching Hell, which follows the infamous foul ball that sealed the Chicago Cubs’ loss in the 2003 National League Championship Series with Alex’s signature incisiveness and eye for complex human emotion. Audiences will have the opportunity to discuss in person with Alex after the April 24 screening, when he’ll be sticking around for a post-screening conversation as part of the Tribeca Talks series. In 2010, Alex scored a hat trick at Tribeca, which featured three of his projects from that year: feature film My Trip to Al Qaeda, "Sumo," a section of the blockbuster ensemble documentary Freakonomics, and ‘the hottest ticket of the festival,' Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.

In this year’s Narrative Shorts competition, Johan Kramer is screening his latest project, and it’s one that’s close to his heart: Bye Bye Super 8 is a sensitive tribute to the film that has the most beautiful colors in the world, and the medium in which Kramer first honed his filmmaking skills.

On the heels of his latest film premiere with Your Highness, David Gordon Green comes to Tribeca as a member of the jury deciding on awards for the Narrative Feature competition, and as a panelist for the Tribeca Online Film Festival, where he’ll be participating in an online Q&A from April 20th through May 1.

Click through to the Tribeca site to pick up tickets, find out more about the films, or submit a question for David.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bottoms up at BBDO

Denise Blate Roederer, Theresa Loguercio, and Pietra Impastato

Too bad this doesn't happen every time we hold a screening - last week we visited BBDO to screen some new work from Chelsea and Lair directors, and after things wrapped up we were met with an unexpected round of tequila shots, compliments of Joe, the BBDO bartender. Pictured above are Chelsea's Denise Blate Roederer and Pietra Impastato, along with Lair head of production Theresa Loguercio (middle)  - Partner/EP Lisa Mehling was behind the camera on this one. Cheers to a very good screening.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rick LeMoine's second MGD 64 spot "Hands" now airing

On the heels of "Toast" being named a SHOOT "Top Spot of the Week," Rick LeMoine's second spot for MGD 64 is now making the rounds and it's just as hilarious as the first. Check out the above clip for "Hands," airing now.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

David Gordon Green and longtime collaborator Danny McBride profiled in The New York Times

Everyone has been talking about David Gordon Green's new comedy Your Highness, and with the movie opening nationally this week, The New York Times has profiled David along with friend and co-conspirator Danny McBride, who also stars in the film alongside James Franco, Natalie Portman, and Zooey Deschanel. As it turns out, David and Danny actually came up with an early idea for the movie years ago - take a look at this excerpt from the article:

In the 15 or so years it took them to get from Winston-Salem to Hollywood, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green found ways to pass the time. Since meeting as undergraduates at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Mr. McBride, who plays the mullet-haired, showboating pitcher Kenny Powers on HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” and Mr. Green, the director whose films include the stoner comedy “Pineapple Express,” have established a tradition of brainstorming preposterous titles for hypothetical film and television projects, then inventing premises to fit those titles.
Recalling a bygone example, Mr. McBride said, “It’s called ‘The Face of Danger,’ so Steve Danger is a plastic surgeon, and he solves crimes by changing his face with plastic surgery.”
It was during one such alcohol-fueled session, while they worked on Mr. Green’s 2003 feature “All the Real Girls,” that a similarly ridiculous reverie came to them.
“It was going to be called ‘Your Highness,’” Mr. Green said. “And the poster was going to be Danny in a chain-mail leotard, with a joint in one hand and a sword in the other. And it was going to say, ‘Put this in your pipe and smoke it.’”

Read the rest of the hilarious profile over at the Times, and check out the trailer for Your Highness below, hitting theaters tomorrow: