The Big Meet made a resurgence at a little boutique film festival organized by Puzzle Piece Entertainment at The Study in Hollywood and received the best film award!
After travelingÂ around the statesÂ andÂ showing at film festivals in New York, Oregon, Arkansas and Arizona, our favorite wind up toyâ€™s have come home to Los Angeles to screen as an official selection atÂ theÂ LA Shorts Fest this weekend!
It will be closing program 15 on Sunday September 6 at 1:00pm at LA Live, Regal Cinemas. Click here for more information onÂ the festivalâ€™s site.
Log Line – When a wind-up toy’s best friend is thrown into a moving box that is headed out of town, the tiny robot must spring to life and rescue her before she is gone forever.
Behind the Scenes – Here is an article I wrote shortly after finishing production. It includes some insight onÂ theÂ making of the film, a montage of some of my favorite shots, and some screen grabs.
I recently shot Bogdan Darev’s first feature film, Ð¥Ð°Ñ€Ð¼Ð¾Ð½Ð¸ÑÂ (Harmonia). This wasÂ my second collaboration with the Bulgarian director,Â his metaphorical short film, Â Ð¡Ð»ÑƒÑˆÐ°Ð¹Â (Listen), which explored themes ofÂ social oppression, was the first. Â Harmonia dives into similar waters, focusing on aÂ brother and sister and their journey from the oppression of a modernÂ educational system into a world of awakening.
Darev writes, “What happens when we dare to forget about the socialÂ status quo, imposed vices, vanity and stereotypes and just be? When weÂ dare to experience the world the way children see it? Â WithoutÂ preconceptions and common division by labeling. To acknowledge howÂ kids avoid and debunk the rules through touch and play, through danceÂ and genuine curiosity. Why are their minds so tranquil and independentÂ and why do our adult minds become so rational that we lose touch withÂ spontaneity, the joys of discovery and life itself?”
The film is still in the workshop, but enjoy these frame grabs. And check out the full short film Ð¡Ð»ÑƒÑˆÐ°Ð¹Â (Listen).
Still photography remains a passion of mine and I’ve been organizing my work into collections. It’s been an arduous but exciting task. Most of the images are on film. To meet todays demand for digital content, we have been scanning, retouching, and finishing each image to be considered as part of a collection. The collection is then edited down to the best photographs which share a conceptual theme(s). The first collection that I’m releasing is entitled “Abstracts” and it is currently being repped by Painet, and PI Creative Art. Click on the selection above to enjoy it as a complimentary wallpaper.