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Other Life opens tonight

In Short Films on July 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm


Other Life opens tonight at the Source Festival and runs until July 3rd. Be there! Tickets are only $15 for a night full of fun!


Source Festival

In Short Films on June 11, 2008 at 12:34 am

We’ll premiere the Other Life at the Source Festival July 1- 3 @ 8pm.  Buy tickets here! Only $15!

Art-o-matic : this Friday!

In Short Films on June 3, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Come to Art-o-matic this Friday and Sunday to see some of our short works including a snippet of our upcoming film Other Life!

Kelly Mayfield (star and choreographer of Other Life) will be preforming a few of her incredible dance pieces, including live snippets from the film.

Do not miss it!


Friday June 6 : 8pm : 5th Floor, Dance Stage

Sunday June 8 : 2pm : 5th Floor, Dance Stage


Day 7 : Filming a Dance

In Short Films on May 27, 2008 at 8:17 pm

Austin, Kelly, and I wrapped up our film shoot of Other Life yesterday evening. It has been a challenging 7 days, but this last one was definitely the hardest. For the dancers, that is.  They had the pleasure of repeating their grueling 3 1/2 minute piece 18 times in the Sprenger Theatre which luckily had the heat on. Oh yeah. Nothing like dancing under hot lights with the heat on in the summer. Good times, good times. 

We’ll post up the information on the premiere of Other Life at the Source as soon as we know more. 

Day 6 : Filming a Dance

In Short Films on May 26, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Boris Willis and Kelly Mayfield danced the Duet again yesterday (to the dismay of their sore, sore muscles) so we could get our closeup shots.

Here they are warming up… unbelievable, eh? 

Today is our last day of shooting Other Life in the Atlas Performing Arts Center here on H Street NE. It’s memorial day and absolutely gorgeous outside.  But we’ll happily give up this fantastic day to enjoy ourselves indoors. We’re making a movie here, people. 


Day 5 : Filming a Dance

In Short Films on May 25, 2008 at 1:56 am

Kelly Mayfield dancing in among the flowers.  The three of us spent the day in the theatre filming her solo for our film Other Life.  I can safely say we are all unbelievably tired, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If all goes well, we should wrap Tuesday night – one day early!

Of course, then we must immediately start the post work if we hope to have a snippet ready for Art-o-matic on June 6th.



Day 4: Filming a Dance

In Short Films on May 24, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Yesterday we wrapped our fourth grueling day of filming Other Life with Kelly Mayfield of Contradiction Dance. We are all exhausted and exhilarated, but mostly we are all concerned about the damn septic tank exploding again. 

Kelly Mayfield and Boris Willis twirling in their duet.

A sneak peek of Scene 1 through the monitor.  If you look hard you can see Boris, Kelly, Emily Arden, and Jasmine Artis.  Josh is hiding in the wings.


Day 1: Filming a Dance

In Short Films on May 21, 2008 at 3:08 am

from Other Life

Today we began to roll tape on our first dance film featuring the choreography and amazing dance talents of Kelly Mayfield of Contradiction Dance. Kelly, Austin, and I have created “Other Life”, a short film noir meets dance to be premiered at the Source Festival this July. We spent the day shooting Kelly, Boris Willis, and Jasmine Artis. So far? It looks incredible. We can’t wait to show it off at the Source.

If you want to see a sneak peek, be sure to come to Art-o-matic June 6th or 8th. Until then… here are a few photos to tempt your tastebuds.

Jasmine warms up


In Short Films on May 17, 2008 at 12:31 am

Austin and I will be pre-screening a snippet of The Other Life, our latest film featuring (and choreographed by) Kelly Mayfield of Contradiction Dance on June 6 (8pm) and June 8th (2pm) at Art-o-matic. This film is our first foray into the world of dance, and it while it has not been filmed yet (we start rolling on Tuesday), it has been a wonderfully exciting experience thus far.

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Lost on D Street

In Short Films on May 13, 2007 at 10:16 pm

starring Regina Aquino & Linden Tailor.
Here is our latest film. Enjoy!