Friday, August 31, 2007

Now Casting Lead Actress for Upcoming Jordan Allen Music Video

Dream Regime Productions/Def Films are now taking submissions for singer/songwriter Jordan Allen's Debut Music Video.

We are seeking an actress/model between 21-30 for the lead role.

Shooting days are Monday September 10th, and Tuesday September 11th. Must be available for both days.

We would like to work with someone who is committed, responsible, and professional. Don't worry, it's going to be fun as well. We just do not want any flakes.

Audition dates are September 4th and September 6th.

There is no pay up front. Compensation will be in the form of credit and copy along with meals for each day. You will also receive your fair share of exposure. Your name and face will be put out there. We will promote you being in this video.

We are true independent filmmakers making a true independent music video. We will need you to supply your own wardrobe and make-up.

Are you curious about us? You are welcome to look at some of our work.

To listen to Jordan Allen's music, please visit

Our cinematographer Vincent Martinez is a talented photographer as well. You can trust that you will look great in the video. You can view some of his work here

You can learn more about Director David Branin's films here,

Submission E-mail

If you are interested in working with us, please submit your photos and resume to We wiill only notify those who are being called in to audition.

Thank you for your interest and we wish you the best as you move forward with your career.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Announcing the Making of Jordan Allen’s Debut Music Video

Hollywood, CA August 17, 2007 - Simplicity Records announced at the HollyShorts Film Festival that an agreement is in place to have Dream Regime Productions and Def Films produce singer/songwriter Jordan Allen’s debut music video for “Extraordinary” off of his latest album, “Mistakes, Regrets, and Coffee”

Jordan Allen ( hails from the deep south and brings with him a bit of that songwriting tradition. His new album, "MISTAKES, REGRETS AND COFFEE", combines his tried-and-true songwriting approach with an emotional, in-the-moment sound. His music springs from his own life experiences. A busted relationship, a friend in need, the hope of finding the perfect girl, the search for self. People can relate to his songs because the topics are timeless: Love, loss, inadequacy, pain, struggle, joy, hope...all of these things are universal.

“Extraordinary” will be directed and produced by rising independent filmmakers David Branin and Vincent Martinez. The same duo behind this year’s ‘surprise’ short film, “Honey, I’m Home” which won the HollyShorts Audience Choice Award in its premiere festival.

In making the announcement, writer/director David Branin said, “It’s an honor to be involved with this project in any capacity. Jordan is one of the most gifted and talented musicians that I know on a personal level. Hopefully this video will play a small part in helping Jordan showcase his music to an ever growing mass audience.”

Jordan Allen added “With David’s work, every movement has a meaning, every word a responsibility. Our collaboration on this music video is quintessential, for I too believe in such significance--that every single lyric and every single melody must hold some importance, no matter how slight or small they may seem. I look forward mightily to our conspiracy. This is gonna be downright substantial!"

In addition to Jordan Allen, the video will also feature his band mates, accomplished drummer Kenwood Anderson, and in-demand bassist Keith Eaddy.

About Jordan Allen ( – Now based in Los Angeles, Jordan was born and raised in Georgia. He has recently been featured on ABC 7 special report, “Up and Coming Musicians in Hollywood” by news anchor Phillip Palmer. He has performed in front of crowds of thousands of people all the way down to intimate house concerts which have spanned North America. They include LA, GA, FL, NY, NJ, Vancouver BC, South Carolina, North Carolina, San Francisco, Orlando, Miami, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Boston, The Berkshires, Minneapolis and Alabama. His music has received distribution through a multitude of internet sites in addition to internet radio.

About Def Films ( - Def Films started as Definition Magazine back in 1996 and has since become Def Films. 2007 film releases include “Too Late for Tears” and “Harlem Sunset.” The production company helmed by Vincent Martinez has also produced promotional videos for Pepsi/Milk Chillers, Alley Cat, and E-21 BMX. This past year has also seen the expansion of Def Films still photography division adding eight models to its list of credits.

About Dream Regime Productions ( - A collaborative team of business minded professionals encompassing all forms of entertainment. The film division has produced the internet sensations, “Religious Freaks Gone Wild” and “Bodywash Spoof” which have been added to countless online sites worldwide and have been viewed by millions. Recent film title “Shoot-Out” is an award winning short film which has appeared in over 20 international film festivals and has garnered a lot of critical acclaim.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Christopher Guckenberger's "Olivia Dawn" to screen tonight (FREE) at 6pm

Actor Christopher Guckenberger has a role in the indie film "Olivia Dawn" which will screen tonight at the New Beverly Cinema. The film is directed by Tom Beaver and stars Regan Talleh and Tom Beaver.

From the website:

FREE screening at the New Beverly Cinema on Aug. 16th at 6 p.m.! OLIVIA DAWN - It's an Indie film in every sense of the word. Anyone and everyone is invited to see it!

Here is the link -

Upcoming Premiere of Michael Knowles "One Night"

One Night has gotten into its first film festival! The Port Townsend Film Festival, September 28th through the 30th, has accepted the film. Michael was there last year for Room 314, and he can attest that it's a great, well-run, filmmaker-friendly festival. If you happen to be in the Seattle area on those dates, come check it out and say hi -- Michael will definitely be there again!
We've now got a date for the fundraiser we're doing for our documentary Nikki -- Tuesday, October 16th, which just so happens to be Rett Syndrome Awareness Day. More information will follow on ticket prices and purchasing information, but all proceeds will go toward Rett Syndrome research, so we encourage you to attend! Also, if you're interested in helping out in any way, please let us know!
Last chance for the rooftop screening series!
If you haven't made it to our roof for a screening, you've got one more chance -- this Monday, August 20th, at 8:30, we'll be screening Nikki under the stars. Please RSVP if you can come to see this incredible girl's story!
Other One Night news: Aaron Staton, who played Leroy in One Night, is a series regular on the critically acclaimed series MAD MEN, on Thursdays at 10PM on AMC. The series was created by Matthew Weiner, one of the executive producers and writers of The Sopranos, and is some of the best TV you'll see around. Set your DVRs! You'll also be able tp catch Aaron in The Nanny Diaries (release date August 24th) and August Rush (release date November 21st).Be well, be merry, be peaceful.


Michael Knowles & John Ramos

Thursday, August 02, 2007


POSE DOWN (90 mins, super 16, 2007) premieres at London's Portobello Film Festival August 2007 and features emerging young talent including ADAM NEE (Filmmaker Magazine's "25 to Watch 2006", The Last Romantic), BRIAN SLATEN (The Tourist), CHRIS STACK (Rodger Dodger, The School ofRock), COSMO PFEIL (Descent), KRISTIN DISPALTRO (Transit, Margarita Happy Hour) and RICH SOMMER (Mad Men, The Devil Wears Prada).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (NEW YORK – NY) POSE DOWN is a dark comedy set in Southwest Florida revolving around three former high school classmates –THE BODYBUILDER, THE GOOD OL' BOY and THE HOMECOMING QUEEN - whose lives become entangled after the airing of a tabloid news program.
It's 1995; cellphones, email and i-chat have yet to change the channels of communication. A tall Southern tale involving a doppelganger, 'roidrage, remembrances of things past, murder and beauty pageants. POSE DOWN's twisted journey begins with a MacGuffin about a Killer Bodybuilder Brian Deck and slowly shifts into a story about his high school sweetheart, MARLENA GATE, who returns to her hometown to buryboth her estranged mother and her past. POSE DOWN – one element of a bodybuilding competition where all the competitors face off against one another simultaneously - becomes a metaphor for the characters living and working in a small Southwest Florida town, particularly for our main protagonist, Marlena, who must literally "pose down" her pastin order to look to a better future.
POSE DOWN continues along a similar thematic journey with writer/director ERIKA YEOMANS' other short films and videos (Paging Miraculous). Ms. Yeomans creates a world that is both familiar and foreign - constantly shifting between humor and pathos.
The soundtrack for POSE DOWN blends alt-rock indie artists of the 80'sand 90's (Maria McKee, Beggar Weeds and Charlie Pickett) with alt-rock indie artists of today (Earl Greyhound, Smog, Six Organs of Admittance and Corn Mo) to create a rocking tapestry of music that further underscores the film's thought-provoking imagery.
Over the years, Ms. Yeomans has created an extensive body of work in theater, mixed media and film. As the co-founder and artistic director of the performance company Doorika, she collaborated with various artists (Casey Spooner of Fischer Spooner, Jon Langford of The Mekons and award-winning experimental filmmaker Ken Kobland of the Wooster Group) to create multimedia and theater projects in Chicago and New York. Since 1999, Yeomans has focused primarily on filmmaking. Her videos and films have won grants and screened at film festivals and art institutions around the world, including: London's ICA, Lincoln Center's New York Video Festival at the Walter Reade Theater, Los Angeles' Disney Hall/REDCAT Theater, Berlin's Transmediale, Silver Lake Film Festival, Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, Cinematek at the Danish Film Institute and New York's Anthology Film Archives. In January 2007, New York City's THE TANK programmed an evening of herfilms and her newest art video PAGING DR. FREUD (16_mins, 2007) ispart of the official selection of the 20th Annual Dallas VideoFestival 2007.

POSE DOWN was shot in 22 days on Super 16 mm in the spring of 2006.An ultra low budget production, POSE DOWN is Ms. Yeomans feature film directorial debut and was produced by AARON S. LEVINE.
The production garnered tremendous business and community support from the city of Fort Myers, Florida and its residents. The production had the full office, the Lee County School District and the Lee County Sheriff's Department, who even allowed the production to cast real deputies asthe police officers in the film. The project was awarded a pre-production grant from New York State Council on the Arts.
POSEDOWN was photographed by award-winning cinematographer BENJAMIN KASULKE (Walking to Werner, Guy Maddin's Brand Upon the Brain, 2006 Slamdance Kodak Vision Award Winner) and edited by SANDRA MONTIEL (MTV's Laguna Beach, The Martha Stewart Story, Punch Drunk Love).
For the latest information on POSE DOWN, please visit