As you readers may remember, about two years ago we started a project called “What We Want To Be”, a short film based on the poetry of SION. You can see a version of the film here, but we still consider this to be an unfinished product.
Why is it unfinished? Because it has no music…but not for long.
SION decided to put out a call for composers to take a crack at creating the score for this film. We’ve generated a lot of interest, and several talented composers will be submitting their take on the project. Once everyone has submitted, SION and Pit Crew Productions will choose a winner.
If you are a composer and would like to participate, e-mail SION at
Otherwise, stay tuned for more announcements regarding this contest. We are planning to select the winner in October, and we will announce the exact reveal date later this month. This film celebrates creatives, and we are all absolutely excited to see what everyone comes up with!
Recently we have been doing a lot of work for REACH Pikes Peak, a nonprofit charity in Colorado Springs that focuses on combating poverty. It has been a rewarding and challenging experiencing trying to tell their story in the most powerful way possible!
Check out the latest video that we have made for them. Diane Jackson, owner of Dolly “Red” Designs and co-founder of Fountain’s Community Giving Back Event, talks about her business, the event, and how she got to where she is today.
She is also a graduate of REACH’s innovative anti-poverty programs, and is now a financially independent and successful businesswoman.
We just finished postproduction on a new short film! Featuring the poetry of SION, and the photography of Mark Seawell, What We Want To Be is about artists and their motivation to create. The film will be released in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
SION has been performing since 2007, and has been featured at numerous poetry events in Orlando, Providence, London, Kuala Lumpur, Jerusalem, Vienna and Germany. He is also the host of Soul Sophistication, a monthly open mic event at Ramstein Air Base. Mark Seawell is an international award-winning landscape photographer who has been featured by Google’s Nik Collection.
We unfortunately did not win the Hannah Ild competition. We’d like to sincerely thank all of you for your support though, and we appreciate all the great feedback we’ve gotten! Now that the contest is over, you can watch the video over at Vimeo!
Directed by Ken Hirose, and starring Lindsey Ramage, Liz Jackson, Stuart Jessup, Seneca Shelton, Jewhara Moore, Victoria Almazovaite, Gregory Rack, Jay Izar, and Sara Hirose.
Apologies all for the lack of updates lately, but we have been hard at work on a new project! We just wrapped post-production on our entry for the Hannah Ild Music Video competition on Genero. We will be uploading it to the site tomorrow, but in the meantime here are some stills to whet your appetites. Stay tuned and thanks for your support!
Our film “Pedestrian” is gaining momentum! We are currently in the running for Shooting People’s Film of the Month competition. The UK-based independent filmmakers’ site holds the competition every month, with the top five vote-getters and five editors’ picks making it through to the 2nd round. Eventually, a prominent filmmaker (previous patrons include Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass) picks a winner, critiquing the top three films.
We just got word that Pedestrian is going to be featured at Zealous X! Zealous X is a showcase featuring 100 artists, filmmakers, musicians, and performers; we were lucky enough to be one of 20 filmmakers chosen.
The event runs from Thursday, November 28th, to Sunday, December 1st, at the Bargehouse in London. If you’re in the area come and check it out, it’s free to the public Friday through Sunday.
We’re proud and humbled to announce that we’ve been featured on Zealous, a website that “seeks to empower creativity by allowing artists to evolve their work online, collaborate with one another, promote themselves effectively and reach their target audience.”
We were approached back in December 2011 when they featured our short film Pedestrian on their site. The site has grown considerably since then and showcases the work of many impressive artists, so check them out and have a gander at our profile. Also, please spread the word about this amazing site as they are all about promoting independent artists!