Miami, April 6, 2009.
Brian Hecker’s ode to growing up in Southern Florida opened at theaters this weekend. Shot in Hollywood near where Hecker grew up, Bart tells the story of a young man who finds himself dateless on the night of his senior prom. His divorced mother and father, played by veteran actors Cheryl Hines and William H. Macy, knowing what a psychological burden this could be on his future are on board with his many friends in getting him a date for the prom. The adventures unfold showing a familiar part of 1980 Jewish Florida with humorous encounters at weddings, bar mitzvahs, early bird dinners and retirees. Macy’s afro should be up for an Oscar.
Cineworks handled all processing and dailies for the project which was shot on super 16.
The Directors Film Co. under the supervison of Executive Producer Richard Coll rolled into Miami this week on an exciting international project for Moscow agency DDB who handles the Tropicana account for Russia and all aligned countries. Shooting 35mm film on and about our beaches this promotional commercial will tie in a free trip to Miami for the lucky winner and give away thousands of Tropicana beach bags. Directed by English director Martin Brierley, now living in New York, and DP by Massimo Hannozet who now calls Miami home, the commercial will be rough cut at 2150 by Michael Coe with the whole creative group in attendance.
Kudos to Exec. Producer Richard Coll for keeping the work in Miami.
Andrey Lukyanov, creative director for DDB Moscow and his client Segey Stepanov, enjoyed their PAL color correction session with Matt Perrin in Studio TK1 on the controls of his Davinci 2KPlus, but as Matt said, “this is what I love to do, color correct the beach. There is nothing i know better.” words from a tried and true surfer.
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Cineworks would like to contragulate Irwin W. Young, a pillar of the New York film community. It is for Young’s many years as a champion of independent film and young independent filmmakers that he is being honored with the DGA Honor. Young has dedicated a lifetime to helping young filmmakers achieve their dreams. From his positions as Chair of DuArt to his years as a producer to his leadership on too many boards and councils to list in full, he has shepherded countless projects to fruition and truly earned the gratitude of scores of young independent filmmakers
Celia Cruz is widely recognized as the most popular and influential female in the history of Cuban music. When she passed away in 2003, Joe Cardona, Mario de Varona and José Luis Vázquez had already been working on a biographical documentary of Cruz’s life for more than five years. Now their project, Celia: The Queen, is coming to fruition. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and there are plans for theatrical distribution. Vázquez was born in Cuba, raised in New York City and lives in Miami. He had a boyhood interest in photography and graphic arts but a fascination with movement in visuals led him to a job as a promotions cameraman at the Univision network in Miami. “I realized then that what really fascinated me was the way light affects an emulsion on a frame of film,” he says. “That’s when I became a cinematographer.” (continue reading…)