Monday, July 30, 2007

Sara Rahbar

Today's meeting with Sara Rahbar yielded some quality results. I have been inspired by her work since I stumbled across it some months ago. She gave me some feedback on the new documentary I'm working on and will be collaborating on the project with some of her work. In addition, she put me in contact with a few essential people in Iran and the US.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

oh my...

This video truly really blew my mind in a multitude of ways.

In conjunction with this and this it looks to me we will be seeing darker days in the future.

یا مهدي ادرکنی

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Daily show goodness

Jon Stewart consistently brings the hotness to cable TV. I caught this yesterday morning and laughed until my lungs hurt, then I snapped back to reality remembering that the majority of Americans don't know about this or just don't care. *sigh

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hard Candy

Shot on the coldest night of the year, December 2006. Hours before it's due date Justyn put this scene together with our help as talent and JorDan's infamous van and art dept skills (also featured in The Runners). The film showed at First Fridays at the Loft and (amazingly) didn't get gonged even though it is much over the usual length and a much slower pace than the films that do well.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Comic Diplomacy

I found this on the Mossadegh project website. This was published in 1952, just one year before the US overthrew a democratic leader replacing him with a royal monarch willing to fill British and American pockets with oil. Just when I thought it couldn't get more ironic and absurd , Dick Cheney comes in through the window and throws a pig at someone. Read more here [link]

Friday, July 13, 2007

the deal on the Hub

We've been working for the release of The Hub beta release scheduled for July 20th. The Hub will act as a central network for human rights media on the internet. Users will be to upload their documented human rights violation for the world to see. In addition to media, Hub users will be able to start groups, discussions, e-campaigns, petitions, events, and receive media advocacy training all through the Hub.

For more info visit

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Waiting to blow up

STARmeter rankings provide a snapshot of who's popular based on the searches of millions of IMDb users. Updated weekly, these rankings also graph the popularity of people over time and determine which events affect public awareness.

The little star is a film I worked grip on last year. These graphs are ridiculous.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Iraq in Fragments on DVD

Buy it, rent it, see it.

Read DV magazine's interview with the director, James Longley. [Link]

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Episode #3

I should have made this 2 weeks ago. The footage is from early June. More to come soon.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

"War on Terror"

I'm writing coverage of a writing sample given to my cousin for a project that is in the works. The script's portrayal of Muslims reminded me of Delta Force. Laughable propaganda films are LOLtastic.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Wake Up Call

More to come from the set of Wake Up Call, a new comedy about a man who has been in a coma for the last 22 years.