I had the opportunity to edit the first 3 episodes of Venus Spa Season 3.
Episode 1 already has over 2000 hits in 2 days!
Check it out....
Wow, I only had one entry in October & it's already November!
....anyway, tonight I am heading out to check out the Noble Thiefs open at the Pyramid Cabaret tonight. They open for "Art vs Science", a group hailing from Sydney Australia!
Check out the event here: ---> ART vs SCIENCE PYRAMID SHOW
Tomorrow is the Season 3 release of Episode 1 for Venus Spa! Be sure to keep an eye out on their YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
I want to congratulate my good buddy, Greg Arcade on the release of his latest music video, "Creature of the Night"! Be sure to check it out below!
Also be sure to check out my attempt at an experimental video randomly titled "Acceptance". It's also posted below and yes, it's ok to laugh! :p
Don't forget to check out the Pink Party 4 event, featuring some excellent hip hop talent!
Check it out here:----> Pink Party 4
Thanks for reading!
Wow, I have not posted in October yet!
First up, the Potluck this month was again excellent! Considering we had to compete that day with the return of the Winnipeg Jets to the NHL, we still had a great turnout! We also had some new people come out and this time we screened a couple short films, which is always fun!
Check out the pictures here: October 6 Potluck
The next thing: the "Hell Of Silence" Art/ Film Exhibit which opened yesterday and will happen all weekend. It was an excellent turnout. My job was to gather up experimental short films with the theme "Hell Of Silence" and premiere them. It went smoothly but I learned people can only sit through so much "experimental" short films.
There was also a puppet master putting on a show too. Dan Walechuk gave an excellent performance and you really should check out more of his work! Check out his website! --> DanWalechuk.com
Our film "JINX" has officially been accepted in the 2011 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival!
It will be an exciting event! It will be my second time attending the festival but more importantly, it will be Chaz's first real film festival!
Ok, final thing. I found out last week that myself and my teammates from my old ball hockey team, Weetamah Challenge, have all been put on the Weetamah Ball Hockey Wall Of Fame!
I no longer play ball hockey so it was cool to see our names up there! Infamy! Haha. :p
I did write a note about it though; feel free to check it out here: ---> Failure, grit, determination....
The Venus Spa Season 3 premiere is coming up; the first 3 webisodes have been edited by Koj-B Films! Check out the teaser at the bottom of this post!
Thanks for reading!
The Next Filmmaker-Actor potluck is coming up on October 6, 2011.
The time is 5:30-9:00pm
It will be at 318 Ross.
Feel free to RSVP the event here: -Filmmaker-Actor Potluck-
If you are a filmmaker, actor, cameraman/woman, crew member, music video director, web series director, producer, or just anyone interested in getting involved in filmmaking and industry then we invite you to come out!
Ali has some exciting projects/ events coming in October.
Hope to see you there!
-Roger™ & Ali.
Check out the trailer for Wrong Turn 4 which was shot locally and features some excellent Winnipeg actors!
Check out the promo video I made for CWE Superstars, "The Big Sexy Beasts", former CWE Champ -AJ Sanchez & The Legendary-Kevy Chevy!
These two are hilarious and you have to see them live! It's a treat!
Their big match-up against Teddy Hart & Pete Wilson is October 2, 2011! Something you don't want to miss!
A few months ago, I had this notion that I really only knew a small percentage of independent filmmakers in Winnipeg and I wanted to meet more.
I read in a filmmaker blog about a group of filmmakers that put together a BBQ as a netowork platform which turned out to be a success! That blog in question was that of Chris Jones of Guerilla Film Maker. Read his article, "Why Your Twitter Photo Is SO Important", here.
Chris & Guerilla Film Maker are excellent resources for indy filmmakers! Thanks Chris!
With that in mind I had to come up with a plan to get other people from the film community to come together. I thought maybe a BBQ would work but could not predict if the weather would be good that day. I thought maybe a pub or something of that nature but again, I wanted to keep it more community-like. I also figured if I was going to pull it off, I would need to find other people to help out.
There was an actress and filmmaker I had met the past while whom I had seen doing some things in the community. The actress was Ail whom had organized a flea market out in Osbourne Village and the Filmmaker was Travis, whom I had seen opened up a venue and began renting it out to various musicians and filmmakers.
I ran into both of them one day at a film event and pitched the idea to them. They both seemed keen on the idea and Ali had the idea of making the 'meet up' a potluck. After that we came up with a good time, date and place and everything was set!
The rest, as they say, is......
Today we had the first of what I envision will be many more filmmaker/actor potlucks to come! The food was amazing and everyone had such excellent attitudes! In was so great to meet some new filmmakers and actors in the community and I really hope we build on it.
We do not have a date set for the next one but we will soon!
Thank you to all whom came out today and made the event quite the success!
Join our page, Filmmaker/ Actor Potluck!
PS: Here is a picture of me and Ali. Keep an eye out for her on the hit TV show "Todd and the Pure Book Of Evil" as well as the upcoming "Wrong Turn 4"!
This past Sunday myself and Chaz finally revealed JINX to the world!
It was quite the success! I am very happy I supported Chaz with her first project and I foresee many more projects from her to come!
Currently we are just waiting for word back from the many film festivals we researched (Thank you Roberta Munroe!) and submitted to!
We also had the opportunity to see premiere another short film, "Pick Up" by another talented filmmaker, Jody Leigh-Pacey! Jody is another filmmaker to be on the lookout for! She already has 4 short films and 2 music videos under her belt! Check out her work -here-
All in all it was an excellent night!
I am looking forward to many more.
Check out Chaz & her angels...... ;p
Here are my 10 favorite pictures from the tour!
We left Winnipeg August 8th and arrived back August 22!
I was a long Journey that seen myself and the Noble Thiefs hit up Thunder Bay, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston, Hamilton, then London!
It was fun to see each city and get a feel for the both the night life and arts community.
I'd have to say the top 2 places that had an extremely welcoming artist type of feel were Montreal and London. With that being said, we met some amazing people and made new friends at all the venues we visited!
I just want to take a moment to say hello to all my friends! I hope we see each other again!
**To my travel mates were Tim Jones, Myron Dean, Riley Hastings, Greg Arcade, Simon Delacroix, and the very talented Chantel Emond! ---Thank your for having me travel with you and listen to your music and various witty remarks. I had a great time!
I'm looking forward to next tour already! :p **
Enjoy a clip from the show in Montreal!
Koj-B Films is going on tour with the Noble Thief's for their Eastern Canadian Tour! This will be their first tour which I'm certain will get the band noticed and definitely win them many new fans!
I will be uploading various pictures and videos while on tour so be sure to follow me on twitter and check back here for daily info!
For a limited time, the Noble Thiefs are offfering a free download of their new single, "Trapped up"!
Check out their website to get it! --> The Noble Thiefs
See you from on the road!
TOUR DATES (other dates to be added!):
August 8 - Thunderbay @ the Apollo!
August 12- Montreal @Divan Orange
August 13-Ottawa @Avant Garde
August 15-Toronto @Horseshoe
August 17-Kingston @The Mansion