We were contacted a few months ago by Eric Bresler (festival founder) about screening our documentary in this brand new “Philly-centric” film festival by Cinedelphia: “24 days, 40 programs, all Philly film-related. Cuz Philly film is more than just ROCKY.” We were sold! Reel 9 got it’s start in Philadelphia we have individually spent at least 10 years in this great city. Our film, as you may know, fit in well under this theme given its deep roots in Philly. This was the first year for this festival and it was very successful. There were a great lineup of films, a solid turnout, and a lot of community support.
Our screening was at PhilaMoca, which is a great intimate space right off of Spring Garden St. near Fairmount. We filled every seat in the house with friends, family, and some new faces as well. We were really pleased with the audience reactions: people laughed when they were supposed to, sat very still with eyes locked on the screen in the darker moments, and even some tears may have been shed. This project was a roller coaster, not only for the filmmakers during shooting and editing, or for Kevin who bravely put his life out on the table for the world to see, but for the audience who experienced an extremely raw, and visceral look into a very unique lifestyle.
We are extremely grateful to all that came out, and everyone who traveled from Atlanta, Scranton, Pittsburgh and all over to support us. The Q&A was moderated by Jacob Winterstein (also host of the popular Poetry Slam.) He did an excellent job coming up with insightful questions for us and keeping it light and funny. The festival overall was very well run and professional and we were honored to take part! Here’s to many more years to come!
We’re trying out a new look for reel9productions.com. We wanted to go for something clean, simple, and user friendly. Plus, our old site was pretty buggy and happened to be infected with a pretty pervasive and nasty virus. If you happened to be one of the unfortunate ones who visited while this was going on, you have our humblest apologies.
If you don’t have a virus scanner, a really good free one can be obtained here.
Let us know what you think.
Eric, Erin, Jim, and Nate
Director Jody Lauren Miller came up with the brilliant idea to make sketches based on random tweets. Jody and her hilarious team assemble monthly to find the best tweets to inspire hilarious short videos. Nathan and I joined her this past week and had a blast. Check out her youtube page to see all of the creative and funny tweet vids. This is going to blow up one day so get on board and get SKITTERED! Below are 3 starring, none other than yours truly: Nathan Edmondson and Erin Davis.
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This past Saturday I shot video for the lovely Jo Pincushion of Geekadelphia as she interviewed a multitude of Cosplayers at Wizard World 2011 right here in Philadelphia. I’ve always considered myself a bit of a nerd but I definitely fall short of earning my Geek Continue reading
Check out this commercial that I worked on with Jody Miller! So far it has made it to the top 10 in the competition! Nathan Edmondson has a scene, and I am also an extra in several scenes! Fun stuff!
MOFILM Video : Old On Purpose.
This past Friday, March 18, 2011, was the release of LIMITLESS starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro and Abbie Cornish. As you can read in Part 1 and Part 2 of what has turned into our Who Looks Like Bradley Cooper?! blog series, I was in competition to play Bradley Cooper’s Stand-In for the film while it was shooting in Philadelphia. The director chose another actor for that position, but Continue reading
While Reel 9 Productions has been working some editing projects and planning what’s next on our plate, I’ve been rehearsing for the world premiere of the play “Losing the Shore”. Produced by BCKSEET, the play opens this Friday, March 18th and runs through April 2nd. There are two previews this Wednesday and Thursday, the 16th and 17th. “Losing the Shore”, by Philadelphia-based Continue reading
So the Oscars were last night and ‘King’s Speech” walked away with the Academy Award for Best Picture. Click HERE to check out this spoof of the”King’s Speech” trailer made by some of the actors on the comedy improv team Mayor Karen, one of the House Teams for the Philly Improv Theater. Nathan is the director of the troupe, but the actors were the sole developers of this fun little project. Enjoy!
This weekend I attended Wicked Faire 2011 in Somerset, NJ. I acted as videographer for Jo Pincushion of Geekadelphia (Philadephia’s leading “geek” blog). We spent the day at the faire talking to people, looking at costumes and vendors, watching demonstrations, fashion shows, musical acts and performances. It was a really interesting and fun day and I put together this short piece for Geekadelphia’s blog which should be on their website in the next day or two. Along with this video there will be an article and still photography documenting the day.
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