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Alfonse Maiorino - Italian Genealogy Links - blog project

Coming 2013 - Breakthrough Weekend promo poster 1

Breakthrough Weekend camera test video - the look & feel of the movie

New links for Farzad Rostami Marketing Project

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Breakthrough Weekend - a title design and promo art #1

Pre-production has begun on Breakthrough Weekend

So after spending many months - around 1 year - getting the script ready, my dream & Jungian psychology inspired comic NYC detective film Breakthrough Weekend has entered the pre-production phase.  Getting everything ready to start filming around 10/15.  Go here & "Like" the Fb page for the film, & get regular updates on the project there.
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Jennifer Blakemore - plays a main character in Breakthrough Weekend
Photo Copyright 2012 Sujewa Ekanayake/Wild Diner Films NYC
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Blog for new movie Breakthrough Weekend is up

A quick review of Rick Schmidt's Tears of Bankers

Recently I did some work on promoting and representing a movie - Tears of Bankers, the latest (25th!) by Rick "Feature Filmmaking at Used Card Prices/Extreme DV" Schmidt.  Though I have been a big fan of Rick's writing & film work over the years, and we are working together on some future projects, I think I can still offer a useful reaction to the movie as an audience member.  Here are my thoughts about Tears of Bankers as I watched it at Anthology Film Archives on Tuesday night as a part of the NewFilmmakers series, just as an audience member, with all of my other hats off.

1.  The structure that Rick uses - blending characters addressing the camera directly and telling stories about their lives with the regular action of the movie/the regular unfolding of the plot - is an acquired taste.  Rick does it pretty well, though it is difficult on some segments to see what the relevance of the direct-to-camera story is to the sequence from the movie that immediately foll…

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Facebook event page for 9/4 screening of Tears of Bankers in NYC

The Return of Rick Schmidt - An Interview Re: Tears of Bankers Screening on 9/4/12 in NYC


Rick Schmidt, veteran indie filmmaker, director of 25 features, author of "Feature Filmmaking At Used Car Prices", is coming back to NYC after a 12 year absence to show his new movie Tears of Bankers at NewFilmmakers/Anthology Film Archives on 9/4/12.  Here is an interview with Schmidt about indie film, Tears of Bankers, and several related items.  He's got a lot of interesting things to say:
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Sujewa:  Rick, how do you feel about returning to NYC to show your new movie Tears of Bankers?  And when was the last time that you screened a movie in NYC?  Share any interesting information about that event.
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Rick:  Well, for starters it's been...um...since 2000 that I've had a show in NYC –  when IFFM at Angelica showed my collaborative Chetzemoka's Curse (Dogme No. 10) at the market.  And that was one of those irritating experiences where buyers, filmmakers, and fest people duck in and out all through a screening, which is pretty unpleasant.  Even though…

Facebook page for Brooklyn Fantastic is now up

Check it out, "like" it if you feel like it, spread the word.  At long last Brooklyn Fantastic is coming.  The fiction drama-comedy and documentary hybrid feature - 2 stories fiction, 2 stories documentary - has Susan Buice, Amir Motlagh, Reid Gershbein, & Amanda Haynes in lead roles.  The movie is about 4 artists in Brooklyn - attempting to start careers, attempting to settle in Brooklyn, attempting to change & develop careers.  Clips, trailer, etc coming soon.  Film will go out to film festivals this fall.  Should be available for viewing by the general public w/ in the next 3-6 months.















Susan Buice in a scene from Brooklyn Fantastic
Copyright 2009-2012 Sujewa Ekanayake/Wild Diner Films NYC
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A title design & a description for my new movie The Real Ben Stiller

Getting ready to shoot this feature now.  We should be shooting in September.  I expect to have it ready for Winter/Spring festival deadlines.  Official blog (for now, more blogs & sites coming soon) here.


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Trailer for Morgan's Cake, a film by Rick Schmidt

Coming soon to this blog - clips from Rick Schmidt's 25 feature films thus far

Some I've seen & enjoyed, the rest I am going to watch soon, all are very interesting, and all done on a low budget.  Will be pulling some clips from each movie & posting them up here & elsewhere on the web in the next few weeks, to let more of the world get a taste for Rick's improvised & well made movies that feature both trained actors & first time actors, with stories that often deal with significant themes - the housing market crash & the credit crunch (Tears of Bankers), love that reaches beyond death (American Orpheus), love & betrayal (Chetzemoka's Curse), dealing with sudden unexpected fortune (The Fifth Wall), late 20th century angst (Blues for the Avatar) - just to name a few examples.  Get ready for some scenes from really good/interesting real indie movies!  If you want to see these movies in full, buy the DVDs at Rick's site.


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Rex Reed's awesome negative review of The Dark Knight Rises

Very enjoyable review.  Looking forward to checking out the movie (even w/ all its flaws, should be a fun, meaningless, bloated summer popcorn action flick/ride - Hollywood excess at its best).  Reed did not like the movie, but I like how he is brave enough to say so in great detail & thus confront the vile behavior (death threats, comment harassment, etc) of deranged action movie fans who cannot tolerate any dissenting or negative opinions.  Rex Reed is Batman.

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Blog for Tears of Bankers NYC screening 9/4/12 is up

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Woody Allen: A Documentary trailer

"We're not like other people": A Guide to Struggling Artists in Woody Allen movies

On becoming a real estate agent in New York City - Part 1

I am not certain exactly what gave me the idea to pursue a career in real estate in New York City, but there I was a couple of months ago, sitting in a class at a real estate school.  In New York one must take 75 hours of classes in order to practice as a real estate agent (agent is a commonly used term, but, for the record, the official job title is Licensed Real Estate Salesperson).  The 75 hour classes are followed by a class exam, which is followed by a state exam.  I found the class to be very interesting (and dull at times, but overall very interesting) as it was a window into a specialized world, and it demystified certain ideas I had regarding finances and real estate.  I passed the class exam relatively easily.  I also passed the state exam on my first attempt.  I've met more than a couple of agents who bragged about having to take the exam over three times before passing.

To begin my career I passed on a relatively large, mostly Brooklyn based firm that I planned on work…

i guess it's prometheus weekend

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