And finally, but not less important. Here is the trailer of my short film Porcella. More news of Porcella coming soon.
Since I came to NYC, a lot of things have happened to me. I think, I could fill at least one fat book writing about them. New York is as terrific as terrible, as amazing as chaotic, as exclusive as open. But in such a contrast of cultures, chaos of languages, fast motion of people, it’s impossible not to jump in.
That’s why I decided to join with Porcella ( I called her like that but her real name is Paola Mathé) a series of episodes trying to catch a little “beat” of this unstoppable Transylvania. The web series calls “Finding Paola” because is about a haitian girl that features, film, and focus on the people and places that makes the apple the big apple-
Here is our first episode! Enjoy!
It’s been a while with no posting at all. The thing is that this year has been divided between shooting and editing. I’m spending half of my month shooting and the other half editing. Not to mention the little things that has to be done in my “must do” list for this year. Among others: “Learning to play chess”. Just until now, chess was quite of a terrifying, too complex board game. But not anymore. The entire story will come in a new video-but for instance here is part of what I’ve been doing in the last month:
First, here is a video that I did for Cartel Urbano magazine in Colombia. It’s an interview with colombian film director Carlos Moreno (“Dog eat dog”, “All your dead ones” “Escobar: el patrón del mal”) talking about his upcoming movie “Que viva la Musica”. Check it out!
Una entrevista que hice para Cartel Urbano con Carlos Moreno (Perro come perro, Todos tus muertos, Escobar: El patrón del Mal). Quise aprovechar el tema de la película y sobretodo, a su autor Andrés Caicedo para recorrer con Moreno un imaginario de los lugares en los que pudo haber estado Caicedo cuando en 1974 se encontraba en Estados Unidos buscando como vender sus guiones a una productora de cine de Hollywood. Agúzate bacalao!
Hello everyone: This thursday my short film Porcella is having an special screening at New York Film Academy. Porcella was my thesis to graduate for the One Year Conservatory Program and it was selected to be part of the Festival of Cannes this year.
We’ll be having a Q&A with actors and director. Come and share with us. Everyone is invited
Place: New York Film Academy : 100 East 17th st
Hour: 7:00 pm
This is the pilot of the upcoming web series “Finding Paola”. With producer and blogger Paola Mathé (aka Porcella) decided to band together and start this series about finding New York City culture in a creative, honest, and innovative way. We find, we film, we feature, and we focus on the faces, places and ideas that create the authenticity of New York City.
This is our first pilot and every thursday at the end of each month we’ll bring more episodes for you.
And if you like it Join us, share, spread the word:
Come watch Porcella before she flies to Cannes. Join the director and cast for a fun night celebrating cinema, life, and secrets while sipping on wine. Director will be available for Q&A, and you will be able to purchase some posters and other merchandises of the movie. Here is the event that we create of facebook:
Everyone is invited! Invite your friends and spread the word.
In an unexpected monday, I got the news that our short film PORCELLA has been selected for the FESTIVAL OF CANNES 2013 at the Short Film Corner Competition.
This is definitely something that keep us on the game of creating-surviving in this prolific visual world of cinéma.
Cheers to Chinchilla Band!
I just noticed, the title of this post sounds like a championship racing or some, which is fun.But the video that you’re about to see it’s being nothing but a race. A race against anything that can interfere in the creating-surviving travel that we traced when we started making movies a couple of years ago. Luckily and gratefully, Chinchilla Band has found great people that has make this trip anything but fun. The good thing is that the race is going to continue and it’s not gonna get any slower. The bad thing is that there are not any, only get lost during the travel. But sometimes, get lost is even better than going on a straight direction.
We are thrill to announce that our short film PORCELLA is done and now is ready to screen and tour for the festivals. We took three months on the editing lab creating the color, the sound design, and the soundtrack and we finally finish this week. This is the story about Lucia a woman who has kept a secret from her husband for ten years and the night of their ten anniversary she is finally prepare to reveal it.
This was a film that I did as my thesis film to graduate as Filmmaker and Cinematographer, here in New York. Most than 40 people had already worked in this 13 min video and is already touring on festivals. No matter though, how the results are, the feeling of finish the movie is incredible.
Now, I will continue writing the next one!
I’ll keep you update to whoever read this blog with all the news about Porcella and the next movies to come
If you like this poster designed by my great friend and illustrator MIGUEL OTÁLORA, or feel curious in any or another way, visit our page:
Like us, share us, spread us!!! eat us!!! Art is the real organic food !
Este es el afiche oficial de mi corto Porcella. Acabo de postearlo porque me hace inmensamente feliz decir que ya terminamos la película y que ahora estamos listos para estrenarla a final de este año y para que se vaya de tour por cuanto festivales de cine del mundo venga!!!
El afiche fue diseñado por mi gran amigo y talentoso ilustrador-animador Miguel Otálora. (y sí, para los que sigan este blog él es el de “El necio”)