Charlie Victor Romeo Wows AFI Festival


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The American Film Institute‘s annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST featured Charlie Victor Romeo, which made its Los Angeles sold-out debut on November 9, 2013.

“Charlie Victor Romeo might be the most interesting film I’ll see all year.” – Le Noir Auteur

“A well made thriller… the material is (brilliantly) constructed and fashioned into a well plotted and escalating film.”  – Le Noir Auteur

“Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, “Charlie Victor Romeo” is a film unlike anything I have ever seen before.” – David Morris / LATFusa.com

Here’s the official AFI Fest page on Charlie Victor Romeo.

Tractor Beam played a role securing the master and synchronization licenses for the film.

 

 

Living With The Dead Reaches Kickstarter Goal!


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Living With The Dead
 Reaches Kickstarter Goal!

Tractor Beam Offers Crowd Funding Campaign Management

We are excited to announce that the feature film Living With The Dead is able to proceed to production as it reached its Kickstarter goal yesterday.

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Gravitation Generator: Gary Calamar On Dexter, Wilfred, Record Store Days & West Side Story’s Continued Significance

Gary Calamar, President of Go Music, is a five time Grammy-nominated producer and music supervisor who currently oversees the music on HBO’s True Blood, Showtime’s Dexter, and a personal favorite, FX’s Wilfred. Past credits include HBO’s Six Feet Under and Entourage, amongst too many others to mention. An longtime DJ and show host for keenly influential radio station KCRW, Calamar also co-wrote Record Store Days (with Phil Gallo), a historical document of record store culture past and present.

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Gravitation Generator: Erica Hill on Beck, Artist Michelle MacNaught + Finding Inspiration

Erica HillDirector, Photographer and Producer Erica Hill and I first met prior working on Clem Snide’s “Your Night to Shine” video (below), from their debut album “You Were A Diamond” (Tractor Beam Records). Her beautiful work on this video speaks for itself.

It is one whose visual simplicity belies a complicated production. In it, Hill enlisted a crew of volunteers, arranged for waltzing dancers and avoided being hit by cars. Recently, she located the original video master.

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Mark the Date: 12×12 Benefit Art Show Inspired by Artist Michelle MacNaught at Leo + Maggie Keonig’s Barn

On August 10, 2013, Andes, N.Y.’s Community Day will again honor artist Michelle MacNaught.

Mark the Date: August 10, 2013
Location: Maggie + Leo Keonig’s Barn
Address: 160 Main Street, Andes, NY
Gallery Open: 11am – 4pm

Silent Auction: 4pm – 6pm

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Gravitation Generator: JG Thirlwell Talks Manorexia, John Peel and Analogue Synths

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(JG Thirlwell in middle-back with laptop)

JG Thirlwell is seemingly always in motion. He is the mind behind many experimental music and sound projects including Manorexia, Steroid Maximus and Foetus; the composer behind two The Kronos Quartet string quartets and Adult Swim’s Venture Bros. animated tv program; as well as the film score composer to Seeking The Monkey King and The Blue Eyes.

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Instant Review: Susie Ibarra + Roberto Rodriquez @ NY Electronic Art Festival

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Susie Ibarra, Roberto Rodriquez, David Baron – and at times Pauline Oliveros – utilized keyboards, analogue synthesizers, samples, wind chimes, accordion, and percussion to facebook.com create blips, flams, flips, bops, bleeps, beauty and space that give our minds time to rest. Rekaxing and expansive at the same time. A River to River presentation at Schimmel Center / Pace Presents. # # #

Super Secret Russian Band Film Shoot In Bushwick Yesterday

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Tractor Beam was hired to piece together a Russian band for an upcoming film starring Anne Hathaway in Bushwick. Brooklyn yesterday. Here’s just one of the shots from behind the scenes.

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Elijah Wood Talks “Maniac” @ The Apple Store, Soho, NYC

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Elijah Wood came to The Apple Store in Soho promoting his new horror film, Maniac. This IFC film, a remake of the 80’s cult favorite of the same name, will be available June 21st. The event featured a discussion with Wood about the making of this film, the horror film genre  and a Q+A session with the audience.

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