Friday, October 27, 2006

Busy time

Well... I've been more busy this week than I have this whole semester. My professors are having everything due next week and I feel like I'm on crazy pills.

In other developments, my film "An Encounter With Evil and Fate" will be playing at the Loft on Saturday night at 10pm for the Three Minute Thriller Competition. In addition, they might even be playing an older film I made in 2003 called "The Green and Red" featuring two battling comic book geeks. The films will be playing as encore screenings from previous years I have entered the competition.

Also, my film about two Iraqi men and their experiences during Saddam's regime is playing at Reel Inspiration on Sunday the 5th of November.

Anyone who wants to come support me and the films should come to the screenings. Thanks.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Buy that which has brought me hours of joy

A bit of a throwback to the 90's for you... I am selling my Sega Game Gear, the best portable game console before the PSP was made. You could actually watch TV on this. I used to have the TV antenna for it but I think it got lost when I moved to Arizona more than 10 years ago. I had some more games for it but I traded them for the Game Genie which I never learned how to use.
Check it out for sure.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Best Film You Haven't Heard About

There is finally a trailer online for this film. This is by far my favorite documentary. From beginning to end the film is
breathtaking, gut wrenching, and beautiful. The film will Premiere in NY November 8th.

An opus in three parts, Iraq In Fragments offers a series of intimate, passionately-felt portraits: A fatherless 11-year-old is apprenticed to the domineering owner of a Baghdad garage; Sadr followers in two Shiite cities rally for regional elections while enforcing Islamic law at the point of a gun; a family of Kurdish farmers welcomes the US presence, which has allowed them a measure of freedom previously denied.

American director James Longley spent more than two years filming in Iraq to create this stunningly photographed, poetically rendered documentary of the war-torn country as seen through the eyes of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Winner of Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Editing awards in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition, the film was also awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

An Encounter with Evil and Fate

Writer/Director: J Mashouf
Director of Photography: Chris Johnson
Original Score: Debbie

Cast (in order of appearance)
Adina Diaz
Jesus Robles
Justin Mashouf

This is a film I made in early 2005. We shot it in two days and I edited it in about a week. The score and sound effects took another two weeks. This film screened at the Three Minute Thriller in Tucson Arizona that October. Thanks for watching.

p.s. I was almost seriously injured making this movie so email it to a friend, spread it around.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My nephew

الحمد لله

Here are the ultrasound photos of my first nephew. I'm really excited. I can't believe my brother is going to be a dad, it's hard to believe, but I'm sure he will be a cool dad. He's due in February inshAllah.

Monday, October 02, 2006

who doesn't love murals?

A friend of mine is redoing his mural at Skrappy's downtown. I haven't seen the finished product yet but I took photos of it at about 70% completion. It looks dope already. I'm wandering what the finished product will look like.
For contact info of the artist just post a comment with your email.