Thursday, December 23, 2010

"I Miss Her" - Edrino The Don

This is the last Music Video I produced.

Song: "I Miss Her"

Nigerian Hip Hop Singer: Edrino the Don
Directed by: Sohnia Van Der Puye (Emerge Productions)
Produced by: Marina Nacamuli
Cinematography by: Till Neumann


Behind The Scenes by: Borja Campillo

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ilford 3200

I've been playing with 35mm film lately... The first one I tried out with my Olympus MJU-II was the Ilford Delta 3200!!! It's beautiful. Yes, a lot of grain but also some nice contrast. I had so much fun testing it out, and not knowing what the picture would look like. Here are some:



More Photos Here

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fading Borders

Dear Friends & Fellow Filmmakers,

I'm currently Producing a Feature Length documentary that needs a lot of help. In conjunction with Nicolas Cuellar (director) Borja Campillo (dp), Julian Diaz Merino (2nd Unit Camera) and Felipe Duarte (Sound & Music Composer), we formed the MERCEDES TOURING LLC. Now,  we need sponsorship, funding, and any help whatsoever possible.

The Doc is about a couple (Mathieu de Genot & Patricio Aguirre), who want to drive their dream car (that took them 3 years to find), a Mercedes Benz 300 SE, back home (In Equador), from NYC.

We decided to borrow their dream, and follow them in this journey. But it won't be possible unless we can have some money to help us in this Journey.

Please send to your friends, co-workers, or anyone whom you think might be interested. It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

http://www.fadingborders.com
E-mail: info@fadingborders.com

Friday, December 10, 2010

Charles Bukowski

It is not a secret, Bukowski is my favorite writer.. Someone whom, even though, might not have been seen as a positive person, is someone who I look up to. Someone whom I admire.

My dear friend, Meddy, showed me a poem of his, that I did not know.

Here it goes!

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.

then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there, I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don't
weep, do
you?


C. Bukowski


Proverb

Dedicated to the Love of My Life:

- Love is an intense feeling of affection. -

"Só existem dois dias no ano que nada pode ser feito.
Um se chama ontem e o outro se chama amanhã, portanto, hoje é o dia
certo para amar, acreditar, fazer e principalmente viver."


(Tenzin Gyatso, 14º Dalai Lama)
 
 


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MERCEDES TOURING

The new Documentary that I'm producing now has a blog, and soon the website will be ready.


Other Links in the Blog.






More Pictures in our Flickr and Blog.

TRAILER COMING SOON!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Franco Noriega - 7:00 PM @ BREAD (SoHo)

Franco --- a friend's friend --- is having his 1st exhibition tonight in SoHo. He's a Peruvian visual artist and actor. Whoever is in NYC should go and check it out... 

"Emotional Rescue resembles all those people that have been rescued from any emotional state to explore another one they never imagined."



Address: 20 Spring St. (nr. Mott St.)

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Marina Abramovic talks about Performances to Phaidon

I wish I knew about this event, so I could be present.

Photography Quote

“Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.” - Helmut Newton

Monday, November 01, 2010

Alessandra Duarte

Alessandra Duarte, what can I say? 

Whoever knows her, knows her talent as well.

She is that kind of person, that inspires. You watch her draw, or paint, and you get into trance - wishing you had that gift. 

Ale, graduated from Bard College with a BA in Studio Arts and Art History. Her work is fantastical-abstraction, influenced by Klimt, with the use of blue/green tones.

Some of her other influences are: Lucian Freud, Janaina Tschape, Rothko, Paul GauguinMatisse, and Peter Doig.

I'm not the best person to "criticize" paintings, so I'm going to stop right here. I'm just so happy she can finally show her work to the world!!!


Below are some of my favorite paintings for her recent work.




Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lina Scheynius

I recently discovered this photographer that I'm a big fan of, Lina Scheynius. I discovered her through Flickr and today I finally had time to go through her website and see all of her pictures. She also has a section there, of FAQ, where she answered many of my the questions I had in my mind. For example, she uses an OLYMPUS MJU ii or her Canon SLR, to shoot; she loves the film Ilford Delta B&W; she is from Sweden but lives in between Paris and London; she hates Digital; and the part that I most love --- she photographs who is important in her life. 

Lina also takes a lot of self-portraits, and has diaries in her website, very worth taking a look. 

An inspiration.

Here are some of her pictures that I most loved:










She never went to Photography school, but was always surrounded my photographers, including her father. 


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Quote

"The world is a book, and those who don't travel, read only one page." - Anonymous

"Castles in the Sky" by Taylor Steele

I recently found out that a new movie by Taylor Steele came out in May in the Tribeca Film Festival. I wish I had known about this before. He is the same director/producer of "Sipping Jetstreams", the surf movie I most love. Inspiring, and all about traveling. Here is the trailer for his new movie, very hard to find, called: "Castles in the Sky".


If you know where I can find it, please let me know.

-Its shot in 16mm.

Here are some of their new destinations: Peru, Iceland, India, and Africa. 



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ibi Ibrahim Photography

I am shooting and producing a documentary by Mariana Ferreira Goncalves, and we will be following Ibi.

Ibi is a Yemeni photographer who is now studying film at the New School. He was born in a Muslim household and now lives in New York City. His photography portrays stories he heard throughout his childhood and teenage years, usually dealing with the challenges and sexuality in the Muslim culture.

He mostly photographs in Black & White. His photo shoots are staged, usually in his rooftop or garden in the East Village. 

Ibi is a sweet and outgoing young man, and I'm happy I can get to know a bit more about the story behind his art.





More pictures can be seen at his WEBSITE.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quote by Yves St Laurent

‎"Nothing is more beautiful than the naked body. The most beautiful piece of clothing a woman can wear is the arms of the man she loves." 

 

- Yves St Laurent

"Desire in Motion"

"Desire in Motion" is an Art Performance directed by Jeanne Joe Perrone, in which I'm Producing. 

We are currently looking for Galleries who can host us. (We have a possibility, but I will keep it a secret until further notice).



Monday, September 27, 2010

My 1st Panorama

I just finished my first Panorama and would like to send it to you guys.

My View of Brooklyn to Manhattan.



Special Thanks: Borja Campillo

It's right now in a contest: Ibero Americano de Fotografia Universitaria. Click HERE to vote for me! :)

More in my Flickr!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"To Die In Jerusalem"

(***)
Directed by: Hilla Medalia

2 Days ago I saw this documentary about 2 girls, one Palestinian, and the other Israeli. One was a suicide bomber, the other one was a student shopping at the local market. Both of them were 17 years old, brunette with dark eyes. Both of them died that day: March 29th, 2002. 

Years later, the mothers confront each other. 

It was very interesting to see the reality of Israel and Palestine. I had no idea how intense the situation was. 

The mother of the Israeli, Abigail, also enters a prison to talk to some Palestinian girls, and try to understand if they feel guilty or not. Abigail just wants PEACE, she doesn't want any other mother to go through what she did.

Worth watching!





Sunday, September 19, 2010

New York Film Festival


The 48th New York Film Festival starts soon! I will be volunteering in pre-production tomorrow, and hopefully during the screenings! Don't forget to check out what's going on! 


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gui Boratto on VMB


Everyone:

Please vote for my cousin, GUI BORATTO, on the Video Music Awards, of MTV, in Brasil:



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"We, Women" (Working Title)


Documentary should be completed by December. 

Director/Producer: Marina Nacamuli
Director of Photography: Borja Campillo

BLOG: "We, Women"

Painter from "Flyer": Larisa Colantonio
 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Latin Beat 2010

The LatinBeat's 13th Edition began Wednesday at the Lincoln Center... They have 16 films from 8 different countries, and special events of Women in Film. 

I will hopefully be able to see at least 3 of them. And will come back here to comment on them. 

Click HERE to see what's going on.

Here is the trailer for EVA Y LOLA, a film from Argentina that I really want to see. 

Thursday, September 09, 2010

QuickFlick - New York

I'm the new Producer of QuickFlick in NYC. My team also includes, Michael Puro and Samantha Santos

QuickFlick is an independent festival that happens every 2 months all around the world, after a THEME and TECHNICAL PARAMETER is chosen. 

Our next deadline is coming soon! Below are the flyers. 

I'm honored to be a part of this.


QuickFlick LINKS:



Larissa is now on BUST Magazine

My friend, colleague, sister, and co-worker is now an intern at BUST magazine and just wrote an article about one of my favorite photographers, Cindy Sherman

This is a MUST read:

She, who pretty much invented the Self-Portrait... Will write about her in a post soon. 

Congratulations, La!


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"A Collection" - The Play

Finally.. Flyers done, Brochures/Program done, Cast & Crew Rehearsed, and so forth.

2 More Days and it's the PREMIERE of "Humans: A Collection".
Below is the Flyer. I've had an amazing time and learned so much. Now let's enjoy the play and PILLS TIME!




Please CLICK on the flyer to see it bigger. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Ambra Tonini & Cast & Crew, for being amazing
Jeannie Sol, our Drag Queen Coach
Borja Campillo, for being patient with the Producer - and being the sweet parts of my day
Taira Ebihara, for helping us with the flyer

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Street Art

Today, I went around Photographing Graffiti around my street.

Some are impressive.



More in my Flickr.

Monday, August 09, 2010

"I Miss Her" - Music Video

The Music Video by Edrino the Don was finally shot yesterday. Call time: 7:00 a.m. and Wrap: 9:00 p.m.

Mission Accomplished. It was supposed to be 4 locations, quite impossible, but we decided to do it in 3... We started in SoHo.. Make-Up in the FELA Broadway show style by Niki Quinn.

Then we went to Chinatown in Cortlandt Alley, had some lunch, and from there headed to Screening Room in my school.

"I Miss Her" will be edited and completed in one month. And I hope to be able to put it online.

Directed by Sohnia Van Der Puye
Produced by Marina Nacamuli

Here are some pictures with my blackberry:


More pictures can be found in my Flickr.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

ImdB

Anita Petry, amazing actress, put a picture I took of her online on ImdB. :)


Link: ImdB

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

"I Miss Her" - Edrino The Don

I am currently producing a Music Video that will be shot this Sunday, August 8th. It's a Nigerian Hip Hop band called Edrino The Don.

Director: Sohnia Van Der Puye

Director of Photography: Till Neumann

Band Website

Monday, August 02, 2010

"A Collection" - The Play

I'm now Producing my first Theatre Play written by Ambra Tonini & Moema Umann, and directed by Ambra Tonini.
We are currently in Pre-Production but we have a blog and we will be updating it whenever possible.

Follow us HERE.

Join our Facebook Group HERE.

Help us, send this to all your friends. :) And we will see you soon!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The IMPOSSIBLE Project

I heart about this website couple of months ago... But didn't really believe it... Today I went through it, and I'm SO happy! THEY ARE BACK!

Andre Bosman (ex-employee of Polaroid) & Florian Kaps (International Lomography Association) decided to bring the polaroid back to life.

With some of their private investor's money, they bought the rests of the polaroid machines in Holland.

We can now make use of it and PHOTOGRAPH!... Because there is no better film, for me, then our old and dearest --- POLAROIDS.

Website: The IMPOSSIBLE Project

I also opened a group on facebook: The IMPOSSIBLE Project - Facebook Group

"Sipping Jetstreams: An Adventure in Life"

(*****)
Directed by Taylor Steele.

A surf movie. It was hard to find info about it. I know it was shot in Super 16mm, throughout the most exotic surf places of the world, as: Hong Kong, Cuba, Venice, Egypt, Morocco, and others.

It's a documentary, but with no interview. It follows 3 surfers throughout their trip. There are beautiful images of them surfing and my favorite part --- People of each country on their daily life, looking straight into the camera.

Kelly Slater is a part of it as well, and so is Donavon Frankenheiter.


I watched this movie about 20 times, but hadn't seen it over a year. It continues beautiful and makes me want to travel, what an urge!

"The world is a book, and those who don't travel read only one page!"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Leading Ladies"

My Dearest friend Larissa Dzegar, whom I very proud of, has been the last months of her life preparing this play in which I am delighted to present:


Next week!!! Let's all buy our tickets, I'm sure it will be unbelievable and worth watching!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dogtooth

Directed by Giorgos Lanthimos

(*****)

Dogtooth. Wow! What can I say? I arrived 5 min late to the theater at 13th St (between University Pl & 5th Av).. I noticed something in the first second.. The framing. The director cuts the head of his characters in many frames, and we notice he really likes the legs. Which was def a good way to tell this crazy story.

3 young adults live in a house in Greece with their parents, but are completely isolated from the world. They never left the house, and grew up with unusual rules in there. The father always invites CRISTINA over to satisfy his son. Until, Cristina gives one of his daughters movies from the outside world in exchange for oral sex.

According to the parents, they are only ready for the "outside world" when their DOGTOOTH falls. They learn to bark when a Cat invades the house... They play games all day in exchange of stickers. Because in the end, whoever has more stickers get to choose the entertainment of the night.

In my opinion, it's an incredible and modern film. It's much more then what we see. For me it's about society, and how in the end, we humans are like dogs. It's about family love, and about justice.

The shots are beautiful, and the characters are simply unforgettable!


P.S. Yes, the father is fucked up in the head. But he does love his children and will do anything to take them far away from our cruel world. Unfair? Yes. But he has his reasons.

P.S.2. Someone did leave the theater in a "disturbing" scene. But remember: if you put yourself into the character's life, you will know that they didn't know what was ETHICAL. Go watch :)