The Pioneers of Los Angeles Hard Rock & Metal

September 24, 2013 in Indie Films, News by Indie Artist Radio

First title is on the early years (1975-1981) is the initial tile of the INSIDE LA METAL Series. DVD out in Feb. 2014.

Years before MTV and decades before Internet and social media, there was a vibrant force in high-energy rock n roll that dominated the city of Los Angeles. Only a handful of stalwarts would survive the new millennium yet these bands and artists literally set the blueprint for Glam, Power, and Thrash Metal bands that would soon follow and reign supreme in Los Angeles and gain worldwide notoriety throughout the ’80s and beyond. These artists were the groundbreakers and trendsetters that set the course of heavy metal history.

Yet seldom is known about these founding fathers of hard rock and heavy metal music…until now! METAL ROCK Entertainment takes you on a transcendental journey into heavy metal yesteryear in this compelling DVD INSIDE METAL: The Pioneers of LA Rock and Metal (1975 — 1981), the first of a trilogy on the Los Angeles Metal Scene. In the mid-70s into the beginning of the ’80s cutting-edge hard rock bands such as SNOW, LEGS DIAMOND, SMILE, A LA CARTE, WOLFGANG, SUITE 19, STORMER, AXIS, EULOGY, DANTE FOX, XCITER, THE BOYZ, LONDON, AIRBORN, DETECTIVE, QUIET RIOT (with Randy Rhoads), SOUND BARRIER, THE WEASELS, THE GREG LEON INVASION, YESTERDAY & TODAY, MAX HAVOC, SORCERY, VENDETTA, THE SHARKS, PRETTY POISON, and of course VAN HALEN ruled Los Angeles and Orange County nightclubs like The Starwood, The Whisky, Gazzarri’s, The Woodstock, Woodsound, The Golden Bear, Stardust Ballroom, The Fleetwood, and backyard parties throughout the southland! This DVD features extraordinary interviews with many of the key players of the late ’70s LA Rock Scene including Carlos Cavazo (Snow, Quiet Riot, Ratt), Jack Russell (Dante Fox, Great White), Don Dokken (Airborn, Dokken), Dave Meniketti (Yesterday & Today), Brian O’Brian (A La Carte), Stephen Quadros (Orange, Snow), Greg Leon (Suite 19, Dubrow, Dokken, Greg Leon Invation), Joey Vera (Saphire, Greg Leon Invasion, Armored Saint), Roger Romeo (Legs Diamond), Pat McKeon (Badmoon, Max Havoc), Scotty Waller (Smile), Bernie K. & Spacey T. (Sound Barrier), Frank Dimino (Angel), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt), Kelly Garni (Quiet Riot), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Marq Torien (Ratt, Bullet Boys), Michael DesBarres (Silverhead, Detective), Steve Plunkett (Wolfgang, Autograph), Greg Durschlag (The Weasels), Jon Hyde (Detective), Felice LoCoco and Kurt Markham (Overkill — LA) and Lars Ulrich (Metallica). The DVD also features interviews of major industry players who supported the LA scene during that era including David Forest (former promoter/manager of The Starwood and The Whisky), Malcolm Dome (UK Journalist), Alan Wood (LA Scenester), Kevin Estrada (Photographer), Jon Sutherland (Journalist), John Kornarens (journalist), and Brian Slagel (CEO Metal Blade Records). So sit back, relax and enjoy this musical journey into a mystical wonderland of artistry and decadence. These are truly the Golden years of Hollywood hard rock and heavy metal!

—Bob Nalbandian

Blackhats

September 16, 2013 in Indie Films, News by Indie Artist Radio

blackhatsThis is a must See!!!!

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(Atlanta, GA) January 12, 2012- Reel One Entertainment, LLC and Supremacy Films, LLC have jointly announced today it will begin production on a new crime thriller, blackhats in early fall of 2011 with Errol Sadler (Step Off) to star. Laron Austin (Step Off) is set to direct the film based on the original screenplay written by Eddie Singleton (Step Off) and Martin Kelley (Step Off, Immigration Tango). blackhats will be produced by Eddie Singleton, Martin Kelley and Bennie Swint with Supremacy’s Errol Sadler.

blackhats is about a reformed, hot-tempered bounty hunter, Elisha Fleming, who finds his new harmonious life as a Fugitive Recovery Agent threatened, when he must track down a group of cyber hackers before they are assassinated by a rival bounty hunter while also trying to prevent a massive viral attack that could collapse America’s economic foundation.

Sadler recently co-starred in “Step Off”, distributed by Grindstone/Lionsgate Entertainment. Errol partnered with Symmetry Entertainment and C. Clear Cinema to Produce “Echo at 11 Oak Drive”, a feature length film that tells three stories that transpire under the same roof over three eras of time. He has also teamed up with Shadow Motion Picture to produce their latest Action packed feature length film “Fixer”, which is based on the sisterhood of female assassins.

About Reel One Entertainment
Atlanta based multi-platform content provider and Production Company, specializing in entertainment content, online Marketing, and Sales/Licensing. Reel One Entertainment creates and produces low budget, high quality, and genre content that entertain, inspire and inform.

About Supremacy Films
Supremacy Films is based in Atlanta, GA. Supremacy Films is a full-fledged Production company, which develops media, ranging from Film & Television, to Music Videos & Documentaries. From creation to completion, Supremacy Films handles all aspects of Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production.

Genre:Thriller
Director:Laron Austin
Cast:Errol Sadler, Doris Morgado, Ted Huckabee, E. Roger Mitchell, Neko Parham, Cheri Christian, Vince Canlas, Onira Tarés, Samantha Worthen, Dan CaudillWriters:Martin L. Kelley, Eddie D. Singleton, Bennie Swint

 

Film Review: Modern Con Man Collection

December 4, 2012 in Indie Films by Michele Wilson-Morris

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Imagine being dropped off in a major city with absolutely no money to your name, no contacts, and no credit cards either. How do you think you’d fare for 7 days? You might be a smooth talker, but something tells me (at least I can speak for myself) that it would be a nightmare. But not for Todd Robbins, who is a master is manipulation. At the end of his 7 days, Robbins was staying in a nice hotel and had $500 in his pocket.

The Modern Con Man Collection Boasts 3 DVDs:
- How To Scam Your Way Into Free Beer (And Other Bar Bets)
- Poker Night Games (And Other Card Playing Tricks)
- Workplace Pranks (And Other Ways To Con Your Co-Workers)

Brought to us courtesy of First Run Features, the DVDs are hilarious and great for anytime you want to have a few friends over and have a laugh, or just enjoy the craziness all alone. I can tell you now that Robbins is not the guy you want to buy your next used (or new) car from. Slicker than a frog’s back, on Disk 1, Robbins shows you how to drink your way through the night for free on How To Scam Your Way To Free Beer by giving you some of his tricks that will prank drinkers at the party or bar. Smoothly, like a uncle who’s come into your life that you didn’t know about and your parents didn’t want you to know about, he shares his secrets of the bar con game with many brilliant manipulations that will confound your victims like he does his. He really makes it look so simple on this very entertaining and enlightening DVD . It’s very funny at times and will make you wonder if you could really pull it off, and after watching, I think I could. Con after rib chuckling fun, this is a must for the party guy or girl. Read the rest of this entry →

Film Review: The Heart Of The Peloton 3 DVD set

December 2, 2012 in Indie Films by Michele Wilson-Morris

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The Heart Of The Peloton is a riveting 3 DVD set from First Run Features that goes behind the scenes of professional bike racing. It’s one big shot adrenaline from beginning to end, and biking fans are sure to enjoy these immensely.

Blood Sweat and Gears is about a the forming of the professional bicycle racing team Team Slipstream, product of the vision of Johnathan ( JV) Vaughters, former racer and now manager of Team Slipstream, a collection of riders who race competitively all around the world in hopes of getting a invite to the Tour De France and sponsorship. The sport suffered from rampart drug use to enhance performance and he was determined to change that, so he created a dope free team. With frequent testing, he and his athletes remain drug free and very competitive. Realizing his dream, he recruited riders like David Miller, Christain Vende Velde, Mike Freidman, Magnus Backstedt, and the rest of Team Slipstream. See what it takes to form a team, get a sponsor, and get the invitation to the biggest race of the sport. There is only one way to do that and that is what this very uplifting documentary is about. Can they win their way into sponsorship and the race? The dedication to the sport by these athletes is really something that will impress and inspire you along with the vision of Jonathan Vaughters who is the one making it happen in the U.S. first. He’s a real innovator and believer of fair play. Highly informative, viewers sett what happens in the struggle for real improvement in, a sport that needs to be drug free! I applaud Team SlipSream, and was fascinated by this DVD.

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Film Review: Doubletime

November 30, 2012 in Indie Films by Michele Wilson-Morris

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Doubletime, from Producer/Director Stephanie Johnes, is a wonderful documentary about competitive jump roping. The energy, skill, and dedication of the athletes as they prepare and compete is breathtaking. Astounding acrobatics with amazing precision are all done while skipping rope. Let me clarify things a little. There are two kinds of competitive jump roping. Double dutch is done with two ropes turned in an egg beater fashion with one person jump roping at a time. With many different competitive categories like speed and fusion, a musical and dance oriented type of expression is done while jumping.

This very interesting documentary not only shows and teaches you about the history of the sport, but also tells of the diversity of the teams (The Bouncing Bulldogs of Chapel Hill, NC and The Double Dutch Forces of Columbia, South Carolina) and the two leagues that compete against each other and the world. The two teams are followed as they prepare for a invitational at The Apollo Theater in New York. One team is predominantly inner city blacks (The Double Dutch Forces) and the other is suburban whites (The Bouncing Bulldogs), but both are world and national champions.and viewers get to watch them go up against each other for the first time Meet them and their coaches, see the way they coach and their insightful philosophies about the sport and the world that divides them. This DVD is not only about competitive jump roping, it is also about taking a look at race and the role it plays in American culture.

Doubletime is an excellent production and every child and coach who appears in it is a big winner. These star athletes are not well known, but they are setting the foundation for a strong competitive productive activity that all children should partake in because it’s fun, competitive, and rivals any other sport or activity in intensity and physical fitness requirements. These youth have amazing strength and tenacity, and display it beautifully on this amazing DVD. Doubletime also features an excellent soundtrack from Keyshia Cole, Petey Pablo, MIA, Pete Miser, and The Caesars. Highly recommended!

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A Moment In Time By Shade Law for the 2013 Neuro Film Festival

October 17, 2012 in Indie Films by TMC

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Film By Shade Law [I have MS-Remission] Music By Shade Law “A Moment In Time”

Percussion By: Ryo Utasato Artist at Devotions Recording Guest Speaker with Shade Nancy “B” Live Motivational Speaker

Song: “A Moment In Time” ©2012 Devotions Recording-Shade Law instrumental soundtrack at reverbnation.com

American Brain Foundation Film Competition A Moment In Time
(Multiple Sclerosis My Story) Let’s put our brains together to cure brain disease

Well where to start, the beginning would be good. First of all it’s an honor being invited here. Independent Music really is the heartbeat of Music today, original, dynamic, and very needed in today’s expression.

I actually started writing music because I became weary receiving notices from You Tube about Music for my short films for my company Knight Productions 4 or commercial work I do with my business partner for our company Striking Concept Films-Video. I don’t have a keyboard or a studio as I did when I was younger so turned to a good Friend of mine to try to figure out what to do so I could keep working on what I love (without getting those notes from You Tube).

I was refereed to a host of links lol. Native Instruments, Sony Vegas Music and HD Movies, Reverbnation, and Tutorial links at You Tube. So began my new career in Electronic Music. It’s been challenging for sure, learning what comes naturally for kids today, but well worth the work. It has been really fun meeting so many good friends and doing what I dearly love to do, Films and Soundtrack Music. Again thank you for the kind invitation.

The Beat Hotel – Film Review

September 28, 2012 in Indie Films by Michele Wilson-Morris

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In 1957, the Beat Hotel in Paris became a haven for artists like Allen Ginsberg, the now esteemed writer of the poem Howl, which was once considered obscene to some. In search of a respite from the strict censorship of America in the 1950′s, Ginsberg found a small, cheap (and dirty) hotel, which is now famous for the refuge that it offered to its patrons. In Alan Govenar’s exquisite film The Beat Hotel, viewers are treated to an amazing historical journey that captures the heart and purpose of a place that allowed the freedom of expression, which has resulted in some of the greatest works of our time.

Amazingly, Ginsberg was an “occupant” at the Beat at the same time as other writers who were destined for fame like Peter Orlovsky, Gregory Corso and William Seward Burroughs, who completed his work “Naked Lunch” there. The Beat not only offered them the luxury of sharing life and their art together, it also had an atmosphere of non-judgment that freed their minds to such a degree that they could become the great artists that we now respect them as being.

The Beat was run by Madame Rachou, who thought that artists should be cared for, and who went out of her way to bring them together in tolerance and permissiveness, freeing them creatively. The Beat continued to be a haven for artists through the early 1960s, and has produced what are known as Beat artists and the Beat generation. It is fascinating to hear firsthand accounts from the artists themselves about the Beat and life inside of its walls. The documentary is insightful about many different art forms: poetry, writing, photography, and painting. There are brilliant glimpses of what made the Beat artists great, and the methods they used to come up with their various styles. This is a vividly exquisite display of important cultural history about Beat generation art. It is very well done and highly entertaining, and includes shots from British photographer Harold Chapman who also lived there.

The Beat Hotel is rich in history and may be the best documented film of our time on the subject. Govenar could not have done a more impeccable job.

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