Posts Tagged 'film'

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…

… and people everywhere today are either puking up 3 year old chalky hearts that Hallmark passes off as candy or their making others puke with their “cute coupledom”.

Well, whichever side of the Valentine’s Day fence you happen to fall on, Focus Creeps have a project coming up that you’re sure to find… sweeeeeeet!

Dream Trinity… it’s a film which follows San Francisco band Girls, Smith Westerns and Magic Kids on a cross country tour and it is sure to be the ultimate rock and roll romance film of 2011!

This film will be hitting the festival scene soon, so keep an eye out and enjoy this tasty, low calorie, non puke inducing treat and don’t forget to share it with someone you love!

Happy Valentine’s Day, from all of us at Foundation!

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Rovak Brings Color to Film

Film Artist, Melika Bass has completed a new experimental film which is being shown in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The film is called Shoals and will be exhibited in site specific installation.  Foundation Senior Colorist Tom Rovak lent his expertise to this fascinating and beautifully shot piece.

Check it out at 220 E. Chicago Ave on February 4th for a preview of this project in conjunction with First Fridays. (21+ only). Then on February 6th, at 3pm attend the film program featuring Shoals and the Chicago premiere of Waking Things, co-presented by and featuring the ensemble members of Every house has a door.

Free with museum admission.

Hammering Out Great Work

Foundation clients A&I  (Angela + Ithyle) presented a short film last night in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum during their popular Flux event.  Also screening was the premiere of LOVED BY WATER, a poignant  short film by Vince Haycock who is a friend of the Foundation family.

Foundation owner James Lipetzky with Focus Creep director Aaron Brown in front of the Billy Wilder Theatre.

In addition to special guests  Angela + Ithyle and Vincent Haycock were Sophie Gateau (below is Foundation owner, Samantha Hart holding one of her creations) and Neistat Brothers, of the eponymous HBO series. The program also included new work from Spike Jonze, Aardman Animation, Kutiman and David Altobelli.


It was a very creative night and nice to see so many innovative and talented people sharing their work in such an awesome forum!

Pop Tarts

The Focus Creeps are being featured in Pop Manifesto’s latest issue!

Race You to the Midwest Independent Film Festival!

Our music video for Elizabeth and the Catapult’s song “Race You” has been accepted into the Midwest Independent Film Festival‘s first-ever Female Filmmakers Night!  The festival is Tuesday March 2nd!!

Here is the schedule:

6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception
6:30 p.m. The Producers Panel!
7:30 p.m. Female Filmmakers Night
9:30 p.m. Afterparty at Forno Diablo

Here’s the Lineup:

CHICAGO PREMIERE!  575 CASTRO STREET

FESTIVAL PREMIERE!  RACE YOU

FESTIVAL PREMIERE!  A SHORT FILM

MIDWEST FESTIVAL PREMIERE!  LOOK FOR ME

WORLD PREMIERE!  BRING IT IN

CHICAGO PREMIERE! WHIRLYBIRD

WORLD PREMIERE!  THE MISS

THE EGG TIMER

CHICAGO PREMIERE!  SKIN DEEP

Get tickets and more information on this awesome event here: http://www.midwestfilm.com/pages/mar_2_2010_lineup/426.php

Foundation Flaunts Their Focus Creeps

Foundation directors Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown have been in the press a lot lately for their work with the band “Girls” and folk artist Cass McCombs.  They were just interviewed by Wow Magazine and had a lot to say about film, their creative process and their influences.

Aaron Brown is quoted as saying, “The emphasis is on collaboration. Our instincts are to focus on the more emotional and nuanced elements of a song or a character, slowing down your experience of the song, encouraging you to see more sides to it than you may have before.” Well, Aaron, we couldn’t agree more! We at Foundation are proud to be representing this innovative duo and look forward to their upcoming projects in the new year!

Way to go guys!

Little Fish Seeks Big Pond

Just saw this article on Reel Chicago, (CLICK HERE TO READ), Ruth Ratny interviews filmmaker Ky Dickens (Fish Out of Water). The article discusses Ky’s motives behind this thought provoking film about homosexuality and religion, the unusual though refreshingly unique use of animation throughout the film and the equally unusual way Ky chose to finance her film… by cashing in her IRA!

Ky even gives Foundation a shout out, as she cites that Anna Patel on-lined and assisted with some creative editing, also cutting the trailer. We’ve hugely supported this film from the moment Ky walked through our door! It’s a wonderful message and brilliantly executed. If you haven’t seen the trailer, please check out the link above!

If you want to see the film, it will be playing at the 28th Reeling: Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival through Nov. 15.

For more details on the film, see fishoutofwaterfilm.com..


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