Google did n amazing tribute video to his design and film work that was available on their home page on May 7, 2013. Google is always on point with their tribute landing pages.
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JALS premiers May 26th 2010 at the Crest Theater in Westwood, LA.
Visit the Facebook Fan Site for the full scoop. I had the privilege to be both the Location Manager and Assistant Camera on this intense, thought-provoking gritty short film.
FPS Productions filmed most of the interior shots in my very own apartment in Westowod about a year ago. I also have to thank my roommates for letting our film film take over our apartment for a couple of weekends. With the trying production schedule, I think most of the crew would agree that we learned how to persevere, sleep-deprived, even under the harshest circumstances while filming in the ghetto of Inglewood, Los Angeles. I had to save one of my friends, Hurricane Katryna, from several downright scary bum encounters. I have to tip my hat, or two hats on this film, to the Director JP Castel and the Producer BLT for the awesome production quality of this film, judging from the preview (above).
A young man raised in the urban community of Los Angeles faces a critical crossroad in his maturity. After losing his job in the downsizing of the economy, Joshua McGowan is forced to make a choice to support his marriage. Joshua experiences the full pressure of societal conditions and is searching for relief and meaning to his circumstances. Tempted to re-enter a life of illegal hustling, he is given a much needed perspective as he weighs his decisions in the critical moment. Teetering between the dialogs of his mind, he battles with whether or not the fruit of these individual’s life choices is evidence enough to motivate a change in his own trajectory.
The film delivers a raucous, heart-pounding joyride that will have you reeling in your seat, eyes dilated, from the shear rush of adrenaline. It’s a visceral mash up of Crank/Shoot Em’ Up and 28 Days Later/Dawn of the Dead that doesn’t let up from the get go!
I designed the publicity material for our full scale gorilla tactical marketing campaign. This film highlights the awesome abilities of both local UCLA and Arts Institute filmmaking.
MAY 5th 2010 | WEDS | 8 PM | FREE | ACKERMAN GRAND BALLROOM | FREE|
The Film & Photography Society (FPS Productions) at UCLA is premiering Dilated, an intense action film shot for less than $10,000, yet featuring a high-octane car chase, military HMMWVs, and a cast and crew of more than 200 people. Everything was shot on the 5D MkII, Xha1, EX1, or 7D (We shot with 7 cameras). I was privileged with the role of Production Desginer/Art Director/2nd A.C. and was with BLT from day one on the project.
Left for dead, abandoned, and confused, test subject D.I.C. cant recall anything about his past life. With a group of relentless mercenaries hot on his tail, all he knows is that they want him dead or alive. Slowly unraveling a sinister plot perpetrated by the highest levels of government, he learns that he may be the key to solving a mysterious, adverse epidemic that threatens the very fabric of society; a fact that still doesn’t stop him from kicking ass and going out with a bang.
Letting BLT use my A4 Audi felt like pulling teeth out, but without the luxury of novociane to numb the pain. This is industry is ruthless, and you better be willing to put it all on the line, sacrificing even the most precious things to make something not only visually satisfying but EPIC. It’s the type of devotion that so many members of the cast and crew of this film brought to the crafty table everyday on set. This movie has an intense cast and the protagonist, D.I.C. or Jasyn Jeffries, delivers a few wity lines in the movie which are ridiculously hilarious. Even though this is a more action packed campy type of film, the technical wizardry of the lighting shine through dramatically in several scenes. The supreme cinematography and editing doesn’t just appear with skillful collaboration; it took hard work, dedication, and focus to put this film together.
OFF Campus will also be showing alongside Dilated on Cinco de Mayo!