Saturday, July 12, 2008

Still Pending

My boy Key Soto is a man of many hats. He is Key Melodics, MC to your hearts, but he's also Key Soto, film director, producer, editor, screenwriter and the man behind Enigma Films. And yesteryear, on a cold winter night, he shot Still Pending, of which I was the Art Director for.

He has Still Pending on Key's YouTube page, along with music videos and PSAs he shot. Watching this in its fruition makes me think it a prologue for a series of movies causing mayhem and "shitting the fan." Still Pending's ambiguity, which I feel might make question marks to some people's faces, is really the verve of its mystique. Favorite bit:
Nevin: Fucking psychos.
Teddy: That's the cost for survival.
Check it:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I'm Not Here

I did some storyboards for a long-time friend of mine Karly Beaumont. I'm Not Here is a very short but very potent, 4-minute film, so how can I summarize without spoilers? Let's just say that it drags a very real but very abusing reality to your pupils, one that we all know somewhere in our hearts occurs every single fucking day. I'm happy to be part of the message it brings, and to work for such a great person. I'm also happy to say that I'm Not Here was accepted to the 2006 NY International Latino Film Festival, and "has been screened nationwide at various, educations institutions, conferences and festivals."

But hey, dig the storyboards:

I'm Not Here storyboards, pg1
I'm Not Here storyboards, pg2
I'm Not Here storyboards, pg4
I'm Not Here storyboards, pg5
I'm Not Here storyboards, pg7

Below's the storyboard to still frame comparison. I was happy to see some of my storyboards make it to the final shots (like this one). Makes me feel like I did my job. Melissa Cruz knocked out her debut role. She literally was the star of the movie.

I'm Not Here storyboard No.16-Still Frame

Also, if you're already itching to see this short, here's a YouTube:

Can't wait to see what feature Karly's got next.