Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Partners In Crime Films Announces the cast for the feature film "KNUCKLE DRAGGERS"

Knuckle Draggers STATUS: Post Production (Los Angeles)

Written and Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo
Produced by Paul J. Alessi
Paul J. Alessi and Ross McCall film still from Knuckle Draggers

SYNOPSIS: "Knuckle Draggers" takes a realistic, but comic look at how the behaviors of men and women have evolved very little since the caveman times. When Ethan, the needy nice guy, is dumped by his fiancée, he asks his misogynist older brother Kyle to help him win her back. Kyle tries to teach Ethan how to act like "a real man" and to never put a woman on a pedestal. Repulsed by his brother's harsh views on how to treat women, Ethan ignores his advice and ventures out into the dating world, where he slowly realizes that everything Kyle says seems to be true.

Ross McCall as Ethan
Paul J. Alessi as Kyle
Amie Barsky
as Patricia
Danielle Nicolet as Renee
Justin Baldoni as Gavin
Jennifer Alden
as Heather
Sarah Dlaine as Erica
Brandon Olive as Matteo
Omar Gooding as Russell

Justin Baldoni, Amie Barsky, Brian Guest and Michael Marchand film still from Knuckle Draggers

Thursday, February 21, 2008

SideShow Cafe, an open mic/american idol mutation

SideShow Cafe, an open mic/american idol mutation now shooting in it's second season! Our next show will be Saturday, February 23rd from 6 - 10pm at the Cafe International in San Francisco’s lower haight district.

Our theme for 2008 is the Patriot's Re-Act Campaign and and we need artists of all kinds - musicians, poets, comics, drag queens. dancers, jugglers, flamethrowers, contortionists, or ANYTHING really. WHATEVER you consider to be your art you have five minutes to show it off in front of our audience, judges cameras. Admission is free, so even if you're not a performer and you just want to support the cause come out and help us celebrate the end of the Bush era.

For those in the bay area - Sign up is from 3-5pm OR signup electronically via signupsheet@supershakeproductions.com

For all my friends, nationally and internationally, I wish you a prosperous new year. If you have a chance, please check out the sideshow clips....and remember to support your local and global artists.

Agent Double E

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Update from Filmmaker Jamin Winans

Our Double Edge Friends,

It has been a while since we have given you an update, so here is a quick one. We wrapped production on our second feature film, "Ink" last October and are currently in the middle of post-production. The film is looking great and we are very excited about its potential and can't wait to share it with you all. There is no premiere date set, but we will certainly keep you posted as we get closer to completion.

"Ink" has some very exciting stunt and fighting scenes, which wouldn't have been possible without the dedicated and excessively talented Hybrid Crew (also featured in Spin and Go Fast), our stunt and fight team. One member of the Hybrid Crew, Lorin, has gone on to be selected as a finalist in the Ninja Warrior competition sponsored by G4TV. Ninja Warrior is an extremely popular show in Japan and has come to the USA to showcase athletes with extraordinary abilities. Kind of like an X-Games for extreme gymnasts and parkour enthusiasts. If you have the time and you want to watch an incredible athlete at work, please visit: Ninja Warrior Finalists and give Lorin a top rating. We hope to see him advance to the televised competition and continue to build his resume for stunt work in films.

We are so thankful for our outstanding cast and crew and everyone who came together to make the production of the film possible. It is the most exciting project we have put together to date and rest assured you will be the first to see the "Ink" trailer when it is out!

Jamin and the Double Edge Crew

Monday, February 11, 2008

Fragments from Death Comes for Britney Spears! the musical

Fragments from Death Comes for Britney Spears! the musical
(HD video, 8 minutes, 2008)

Fragments from DEATH COMES FOR BRITNEY SPEARS! the musical

(NEW YORK, NY) - Ben Greenman and Erika Yeomans team up to create a dark parody on Britney Spears and the Industry of Gossip. New Yorker Magazine editor and author Ben Greenman originally wrote the celebrity musical Fragments from Death Comes for Britney Spears! the musical for media gossip website Gawker.com. It sketched out her fragile personality, her need for attention, and the way in which the media conspires to drive her even further out of her mind. Later, after she got into more trouble, Mr. Greenman updated it for McSweeneys. In between the original and the update, the filmmaker and writer Erika Yeomans adapted the piece into a short film.

Additional Bios

Writer Ben Greenman is the author of several works of fiction, including Superbad, Superworse, and the forthcoming A Circle is a Balloon and Compass Both. He is an editor at New Yorker Magazine and also contributes to a number of publications, online and off, including Moistworks.com, The New-York Ghost, McSweeneys.net, Gawker.com, and others.

Directed / Adapted by Erika Yeomans a filmmaker and writer whose films and videos: Chubby Buddy, In Search of Bas Jan's Miraculous, The Forgery, Paging Dr. Freud; work can be seen at galleries, museums and festivals in the US and Europe. Her feature directorial debut POSE DOWN (s16, 90 mins, 2007) is currently touring film festivals. More info on her can be found at myspace.com/therestofyournaturallife or myspace.com/posedownthemovie.

Producer/Editor Christine Giorgio has worked with numerous artists and filmmakers as both an editor and producer. She worked with Teddy-award winning filmmaker Daniel Stedman as both editor and associate producer on his short film MOTHER (12min, 35mm, 2006). As a producer, Christine collaborated with documentary filmmaker Maria Yatskova on the filming of a live performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. She also served as an additional editor on Yatskova's feature documentary MISS GULAG (62 min, 2007). In early 2007, Christine joined with artist and film director Erika Yeomans to found the Sag Harbor Lab, a fiscally sponsored endeavor for developing short film/video projects. Through the Lab, Christine produced THE BITTER END (16mm short film) and BOO (HD short), a film directed by Yeomans. Most recently, Christine produced the feature film written and directed by Marlene Rhein, THE BIG SHOT-CALLER (90min, HD, 2008).