Nov 132011

IDA PRODUCTION Launches with Promotional Event for Genre Bending Feature Film They Call me Jack

New York, New York (PRWEB) September 13, 2011

Every so often, a film is released that calls society’s mores into question. Enter Jamie Neumann as JACK in THEY CALL ME JACK, the story of a hermaphrodite writer struggling with the angst of a series of unrequited loves. A feature length independent film in development directed by first time director Stefan Blomquist, the story examines the myth and reality of duality in gender and sexuality. Somewhat of a fictional anthropology in timbre, the piece is set in New York and San Francesco in the mid nineties amidst the backdrop of opulent high society and drug-induced artistic expressionism with the introduction of Allan Ginsberg played by Laurence K Cantor. Ginsberg who is best recognized for his work in beat poetry figures greatly in the piece as an ever present lover to JACK in her pubescent years even as she courses onward in her adulthood with short-lived, complicated relations. Other locations include Thailand and Bangkok, which have served not only to establish the visual beauty of journey in self-exploration but also to blur the lines between what is ordinary and unusual.

An event launch is scheduled September 12th from 6:30 to 10:00 at La Galleria in New York City to secure investment for this picture. Please direct all press inquiries and RSVPs to Kojenwa Moitt at kojenwa(at)zebra(dot)nu

IDA Production, or Interdisciplinary Arts Production is a New York based production company founded in 2009 by Swedish photographer Stefan Blomquist and co-partners Lauryn Garza and Kojenwa Moitt of Zebra PR. IDA Production is especially grateful for the generous support of its sponsors, Bear Flag Wine, Sockerbit, Fika, Chinatown Brasserie, Voss Water and Bulldog Gin.


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Nov 052011

Feature Film About Homeless Man To Donate Half of Film’s Profits to Homeless

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2011

The film is called “The Guitar Player.” The story is about a homeless street performer who gets a second chance in life but struggles with his painful past. It seems only fitting that a film about someone who is homeless in a bad economy, will be funded by the public. That is the intention of the filmmaker Michael Stein. He has created an elaborate fund raising campaign to finance the film and intends on giving half his profits to homeless causes. In this day and age where film companies are taking what they can get, it seems like a grand gesture.

The film company, The Guitar Player Inc., has scheduled the film to be shot January 9th in Los Angeles. Due to the content and the film’s cause many contributions have been made but the production still lacks liquid funds, so the filmmakers decided to raise funds publicly.

The Guitar Player is based on a fictional character named Robert Shiller (a.k.a “Robert Shiller The Killer”) a seventeen-year-old champion high school wrestler in a small town in Northern California. One week before the state championship, Robert accidentally killed his best friend and team mate, during practice. The loss of his friend and the social stigma in a small town was more than he could bear, so he ran away from home, grabbing only what he could fit in his wresting bag and his best friend’s guitar even though he did not know how to play. Our story begins twenty years later with Robert living on the streets. The screenplay was written by the director Michael Stein.

Stein has a knack for making lower budget films with a larger budget look and feel. His last film, “Love Hollywood Style” starred Faye Dunaway, Andy Dick, Coolio and Stephen Tobolowsky and has become a cult comedy classic. Stein’s first role came when he was cast by his friend Paul Thomas Anderson to play the lead role of Dirk Diggler in the original short film “The Dirk Diggler Story”, that later became the feature film “Boogie Nights” which Michael Appears in as well.

“Getting funding has always been a struggle,” Stein says. “The past several years in Hollywood have seen a major change. They are not handing out movie deals like hotcakes the way they use to in the 90s.”

It’s been four years since Stein made his last film. The problem was self funding a film in a bad economy along with the obligations of supporting his family. He knew about crowd funding websites like but did not feel that any of his scripts would go well with a crowd funding concept. He then came up with an idea that he felt would be with the right vehicle. A film that would be funded 100% by the public about someone who is homeless and the earnings of the film benefiting homeless causes.

The film’s production is contingent upon the funds being raised. The film’s kickstarter campaign also has a high concept. One of the packages, a thirty five hundred dollar pledge allows businesses to promote their products at each of the premieres, which will be in several major cities, including L.A. and New York. Another package, a ten thousand dollar pledge includes “An Event for a Day” where one thousand tarps will be donated to a local homeless shelter and a screening in a movie theater in the city of your choice, all being promoted in honor of the pledge contributor. There are many other elaborate incentives built around the premieres and promotion of the film. Tricks of the trade Stein learned working with Peter Guber and John Peters on movie promotions when he was a twenty years old nightclub promoter.

The minimal funding goal for the film was set at one hundred and fifty thousand. A typical low amount is always set for projects on kickstarter due to their “all of nothing” policy. Stein and the Line Producer Aimee Flaherty hope to break the kickstarter’s funding record for a film, which is approximately half a million. Once funding is in place, Stein hopes to sell the film to one of the larger film companies and donate fifty percent of his profits to the homeless.

The fund raising campaign is being held for fifty days and expires on October 21st. Tarp drives will be held in 14 cities around the country in order to bring more awareness to the project. The tarp drives consist of one thousand tarps will be handed out at homeless shelters for people that are living on the streets.

If you are interested in learning more about the film, you can visit the website at:

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Mar 262011

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Short Film Shot in Ecuador Looks for Financing to Shoot Feature at Independent Feature Project Market in New York

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2007

!Salve, Oh Patria!, a short film shot in Ecuador, South America by Spanish first-time director Alicia Diaz is set to look for financing to shoot the feature film at the IFP Market in New York City the week of September 16.

¡Salve, Oh Patria! or Fight For Country in English, is about an American widow living in Ecuador, South America, who struggles to get her son out of jail after he is imprisoned during an uprising against the government. Her son Gabriel is determined to follow in his popular Socialist father’s footsteps after his assassination by powerful American oil men.

The film was shot in the summer of 2007 in Ecuador by a production team from the New York Film Academy that consisted of a crew from Spain, India, and the US. In addition, there was a local crew that was a huge help to these experienced film students.

“The goal was always to produce this short film to showcase our talents to potential financiers — my vision was to produce a short film first, participate in the film festival circuit and then start raising funds to finish the feature,” says Alicia Diaz, writer, director and producer of the film.

Production company NetHead Films, Inc., headed up by Producer William Henao has recently launched the website for the film complete with trailer, production notes, photo gallery, crew bios and more.

“We’re looking forward to attending the IFP Market and conference to showcase our work and hopefully get the financing needed to work on the feature film to be shot in 2008,” says William Henao.

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Jan 092011

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2005

Director Geo Santini — whose best known for his visual, and cutting-edge music videos — is becoming Hollywood’s latest directing phenom. Santini’s recent film short Partners, (in conjunction with Alliance Entertainment Group), has caught the attention some of the film industry’s top executives.

Partners — which has been compared to Memento and Reservoir Dogs with an urban and edgy twist — revolves around 3 friends involved in the seedy crime world, and what happens when betrayal, greed, and dishonesty enter the picture.

Aware of the largely competitive film market, Geo Santini devised a strategy to gain the attention of film executives. Santini created Partners as a film short, giving investors a visually stunning sample of what a complete project would resemble. Apparently this young Director’s strategy has paid off, as his film short has sparked a bidding war between major moviemakers.

What caught the attention of industry insiders was Geo Santini’s ability to artfully combine scenes keeping the viewer continuously interested in the film. Viewers watching the short found themselves interested in learning more a bout the characters and where they were going next.

“I feel strongly that a good film will leave you desiring more, while leaving you satisfied at the same time. If you look at the top Director’s in the film industry, that is what they accomplish over and over again,” says Geo Santini.

Geo Santini and Alliance Entertainment Group are very close to announcing a major distribution counterpart for the feature film production of Partners. The feature film promises to be the next cult classic.

The film is set to begin shooting in January of 2006. In the meantime, the film short can be seen at many film festivals, including the The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2005. For more information on Partners, please visit, or contact Terrance Gillum at 323.365.4602 or Sherise Bright at 213.742.9048.

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