Totol Recal is back to its fancy new set, this time tackling the elusive hairy ape, Charlie Metz. Also Harry Henderson. I think they're actually swamp cousins. This episode features Chad Allen Barton, Charlie Metz, Jordan Alexander, and Jaques Granger.
The 19th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival starts this week and Piano Man Pictures is well-represented once again.
It all kicks off Wednesday night with the new music video by Stephen Hildreth for Star & Micey's "Get ‘em Next Time." You can catch it in the Hometowner Music Videos block.
Halloran Center - 11/2 - 8:10pm
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Friday night, we've got the Memphis-premiere of Shelby Baldock's new short film, "Faceless, but Remembered." "After a new kidney transplant, Camp finds himself trapped, working on New Years Eve with his violent Uncle Ellis, a transplant recipient 20 years prior."
Find it in the After Hours Shorts block.
Studio on the Square, Screen 3 - 11/4 - 9:00pm
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Saturday morning, it's the premiere of Celeste Dixon's "Phase." "A young woman finds trouble when her car breaks down at the wrong time."
Start your day off in the Hometowner Rising Filmmakers block.
Circuit Playhouse - 11/5 - 10:30am
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And finally, to close out the festival is "Kallen Esperian: Vissi D'arte," by Steve Ross, which our own Stephen Hildreth was heavily involved in making. The film profiles the famed Memphis soprano, chronicling her struggles and successes as she worked to reignite her career following a dark and difficult period in her life and career. Overcoming a divorce, depression, extreme weight fluctuations, physical injury and even, brain surgery were among the challenges that stood before Esperian as she made her way back.
Q&A with director Steve Ross and Kallen Esperian.
Halloran Center - 11/7 - 8:00pm
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Here it is, folks. The official trailer for "Faceless, but Remembered."
After a new kidney transplant, Camp finds himself trapped, working on New Years Eve with his violent Uncle Ellis, a transplant recipient 20 years prior.
Written and directed by Shelby Baldock. Starring Ryan Caraway, Douglas Dickerman, and Taylor Owen.
And don't miss upcoming screenings:
November 4 - Memphis, TN
Indie Memphis Film Festival
November 10 - Corpus Christi, TX
South Texas Underground Film Festival
Hot off the heels of the HollyShorts Film Festival screening and acceptance to the Indie Memphis Film Festival, "Faceless, but Remembered" is heading to Corpus Christi for the South Texas Underground Film Festival. The festival runs November 10-13.
Faceless, but Remembered: After a new kidney transplant, Camp finds himself trapped, working on New Years Eve with his violent Uncle Ellis, a transplant recipient 20 years prior.
For more information on STUFF, click here.
After our successful HollyShorts Film Festival screening last month, we're excited to announce that our latest film "Faceless, but Remembered" will be screening at the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Synopsis: It’s New Year’s Eve. Camp, a recent kidney transplant recipient, gets called in to work at a gas station with his Uncle Ellis, a transplant recipient 20 years prior. As the night wears on, Ellis stops at nothing to force Camp to be more appreciative of his second chance at life, resulting in nightmarish consequences.
Friday, November 4
"After Dark Shorts"
Malco Studio on the Square Screen 3
2105 Court Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
The filmmakers from Memphis award-winning fantasy short “Avarice” (pianomanpictures.com/avarice) are currently casting for upcoming short film “Solus,” a gothic, Victorian ghost story about an orphan enslaved to a house of the underworld who is haunted by secrets lurking within the house. Filming will take place in January 2017. Watch the teaser trailer for “Solus” below.
Casting is scheduled for:
Sunday, September 25, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Address provided in appointment confirmation
All roles are volunteer only
Please email email@example.com to book an appointment and to receive more information about the characters. Please include your headshot and resume. If auditioning for Armaros or an extra, there’s an option to film that audition and send it in. Email for instructions.
A kind-hearted blacksmith from the mid 1800s who is down on his luck. His pride and joy is his daughter. Must be willing to work with fake blood.
Armaros is a silent, hooded demon from the underworld. Must be willing to wear a prosthetic mask.
Age: Over 18
Other requirements: Preferably very tall
They have gone and done it. Not only did Piano Man Pictures' Chad Allen Barton and Azbest Films' Sam Bahre work with Indie Memphis to include Phantom of the Paradise in their 2015 lineup, they also convinced one of the stars, Gerrit Graham, to join us and do a Q and A after the screening.
If you've seen the movie, you know why this is a chance you simply cannot miss. If you haven't seen it, Phantom of the Paradise is about a disfigured composer who sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music and open his rock palace, The Paradise.
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE POSTER RAFFLE
Piano Man Pictures will also have a booth outside the screening so stop by and see us. You will be eligible to submit your ticket to enter the raffle for a Phantom of the Paradise poster giveaway. You can double your chances of winning by liking our Facebook page as well.
Since Gerrit Graham will be in attendance, who knows? Maybe you could even get your poster signed!
Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
Time: 11:30 pm
Location: Malco Studio on the Square
Buy tickets here
Don't wait! Tickets will sell out fast because "there really is a phantom."
We did it! Thanks for going on our journey to the center of the Shyamalan and now we go onward and upward. We're about halfway through the first season of Totol Recal and if you haven't seen our non-Night episodes, check those out too. We have a new episode coming out next week about Roger Corman's Fantastic Four, guests include Matt Martin of Black Lodge Video, Sam Bahre of Azbest Films, Markus Seaberry of the podcast Black Nerd Power, A. Hunt and some jerk named Charlie Metz. Enjoy the last part of our M Night series right now and dream, dream a bunch of friends...
Here it is, folks. It's a new episode of Totol Recal, and it's a big one. We recently devoured the entire M. Night Shyamalan catalogue, and it's too much for 1 episode. Part 1 covers the first four films: Wide Awake, The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs. Charlie Metz kicks things off with a warning and the first of many Bruce Willis jokes. Enjoy.
Short answer: There's a whole lot going on.
We started a movie review show a few months back called Totol Recal (you know, like Total Recall...). The basic premise being that one person watches a movie, then we get 3 other people that have already seen that movie a while ago to have a discussion and try to remember what the movie was actually about- plot-wise, thematically, etc.
A five part episode of Totol Recal has been made that features the career of M Night Shyamalan. The first episode covers Wide Awake, Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs. It's getting released June 11th! Here's a trailer for that 5 parter right here:
We also have Joey Carr's short film, Returns, that is nearly complete. It's about a team of booksellers seeking meaning during their late night shift at an independent bookstore. A great many people have worked on this, including Morgan Jon Fox, Ryan Parker, Jordan Danelz and PMP's own Chad Allen Barton. That should be hitting the festival circuit in the near future.
Some of you may already know about this next one, but the scripts are finished for our space opera web series, The Wanderer. It's about a fat, bald, alcoholic, washed up space adventurer turned rocker. He's on the tail end of his career, trying to drink away the pain of lost loved ones and this is where we meet our hero, The Wanderer. The show will have six episodes totaling roughly 90 minutes in length. More details will be released in the coming months. Here is some early concept art for now:
Also, some of you may have noticed our bigger presence on YouTube. We're now offering all of our films (that are not film festival qualifying anymore) on our YouTube channel for free. That's also where you can see all the episodes of Totol Recal.
Last bit of business, we recently added an up and coming filmmaker to our ranks, Rachel M Taylor! (That's her picture up there) We're very excited to have her on board at Piano Man Pictures. She's the talented director behind the fantasy short film, Avarice, which you can watch right here:
There are many, many more projects we're working on right now and we'll try to tell you about them all as they develop.
Thank you for your continued support!