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This is a tough industry I mean technology changes every few weeks it seems What was en vogue a year ago is obsolete cameras come and go faster than models on instagram and one thing never changes you re going to get burned Man I hate saying that but its true Any business where ego greed arrogance and a lack of gratitude work in equal measure to achieve a goal where all parties involved may or may not be on the same page which may prove to be impossible even with the best intentions 44 But then we add the great equalizer money and before you know it your best friend deserves the side eye glance and exactly what is he saying to that producer who just promised to do my job and the jobs of half the crew for fifty percent off of my rate Everyone in this business knows everything as soon as they even come into the slightest contact with something they ve never even seen before 5 100 106 I ll give you an example recently I worked with a DP who had zero idea of what he was doing To cover that fact he demanded all types of equipment extra people etc any and everything to cover for the fact that he was lost And worse than that the folks that he has bullshited think they can trust this guy So what happens Yep you guessed it one problem is going to snowball into a hundred problems and as this snowball is rolling down the hill the egos are growing and the greed we spoke about earlier makes itself known Now you have a problem For a lot of creatives out there it s like walking through a mine field To producers out there it can be equal to a death sentence So I d like to give you a few sage words which may help you on your journey 17 Cross every T dot every I and constantly look over your shoulder Remember story is first the movie is a baby that needs constant love attention and protection Finally and most important never do any project that you are not fully committed to because you may find yourself carrying it a lot longer than you ever dreamed you might This month we cover everything from film to script to child trafficking What Yeah that We say Hello to the amazing Ben Hur and get a glimpse of what the great John Powers is up to No rabbit punches no eye goughing fish hooking groin shots or biting Keep it clean follow the rules and fight for your life because baby this is a tough industry Big Hugs and Love 28 61 D

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This is a tough industry I mean technology changes every few weeks it seems What was en vogue a year ago is obsolete cameras come and go faster than models on instagram and one thing never changes you re going to get burned Man I hate saying that but its true Any business where ego greed arrogance and a lack of gratitude work in equal measure to achieve a goal where all parties involved may or may not be on the same page which may prove to be impossible even with the best intentions 44 But then we add the great equalizer money and before you know it your best friend deserves the side eye glance and exactly what is he saying to that producer who just promised to do my job and the jobs of half the crew for fifty percent off of my rate Everyone in this business knows everything as soon as they even come into the slightest contact with something they ve never even seen before 5 100 106 I ll give you an example recently I worked with a DP who had zero idea of what he was doing To cover that fact he demanded all types of equipment extra people etc any and everything to cover for the fact that he was lost And worse than that the folks that he has bullshited think they can trust this guy So what happens Yep you guessed it one problem is going to snowball into a hundred problems and as this snowball is rolling down the hill the egos are growing and the greed we spoke about earlier makes itself known Now you have a problem For a lot of creatives out there it s like walking through a mine field To producers out there it can be equal to a death sentence So I d like to give you a few sage words which may help you on your journey 17 Cross every T dot every I and constantly look over your shoulder Remember story is first the movie is a baby that needs constant love attention and protection Finally and most important never do any project that you are not fully committed to because you may find yourself carrying it a lot longer than you ever dreamed you might This month we cover everything from film to script to child trafficking What Yeah that We say Hello to the amazing Ben Hur and get a glimpse of what the great John Powers is up to No rabbit punches no eye goughing fish hooking groin shots or biting Keep it clean follow the rules and fight for your life because baby this is a tough industry Big Hugs and Love 28 61 D

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FADE IN A f lawed hero s life is thrown into chaos by a villain and they struggle choosing increasingly more uncomfortable courses of action plotline to defeat the villain and achieve their external goal want only to fail until they finally learn what they must really do need internal goal theme reason for the journey before they can take action and succeed or fail at achieving their external goal FADEOUT This article is not about all the theories of character which are readily available it is about the practical application of theory through my eyes As a writer I want to tell stories that tug at our heartstrings are visual cerebral entertaining while informing and truly shake humanity to its very core Ideally it s as if it s the very first time an audience has realized or learned something new through the story s characters eyes It s a tall order One of my basic tests is if the characters hold me in my writer s chair for days and months at a time to discover what they will do next it might resonate with others It s a test that I constantly struggle with my own kind of story drama conf lict and conflicted In terms of my writer s voice theme is the most apparent It reflects more than sixty years of life and lessons However in terms of my approach to writing the story my life as chief strategist and an accountant will be apparent when you see at my approach to designing and developing a story s cast It is not what I have to say on a subject although my writer s voice is evident it s the emotional experience what it causes the reader actor or viewer to feel deep down inside If a story evokes a strong response if a character pulls an actor in and challenges them to dig deep into their emotional reservoir or if the story causes a reader or viewer to pause and reflect on life and perhaps talk about their emotional experience that is the greatest reward I could ever receive I will have succeeded as a writer In Devil s Valley Justice a modern day western action adventure an old rivalry between two border cattle baron families erupts when a Mexican cattle baron s drug lord s son Carlos kidnaps a US Marshal s John Sage daughter Katie and he saddles up with an eclectic posse and rides into the Sierra Madres to get her back On the journey John faces injustice from those who are sworn to uphold the law and realizes his protective controlling tough ways have pushed his daughter into Carlos arms She needs someone to love her a father not a hardened Marshal Characters Reflect the Extremes of the Good and Bad of Humanity Humans are complex beings on the good bad saints liars hero villain continuity scale of humanity They are conf licted daily with moral ambiguity It is my belief no one on the planet is purely a saint or purely evil nor are they always good or bad Human beings have f laws creating a world of shades of gray with varying degrees of truth and lies Nothing is ever black and white We control our secrets choosing to parse out only what we want others to know to protect ourselves and loyalties This creates an interesting world of opportunities for writers People are unpredictable that s human nature As humans we live three different lives concurrently Our public life or persona shared with the world our personal life guardedly shared with others and our secret life not shared with others These lives take on traits as we grow and experience the world These character traits and flaws are what make us unique and hopefully interesting in a story A character might be a manipulator hiding their true self internal attitudes and emotion from others yet taking advantage of the vulnerability of others external behaviors and reaction The intensity displayed might range from normal to extreme off the charts So a father might be protective normal controlling creating family friction or even dominating inflicting abuse creating a family of prisoners This is the worldly backdrop to developing a cast of characters to tell a story There are range of considerations sociological e g education jobs religion political views etc psychological e g fears phobias prejudices habits secrets motivations etc and physiological e g height hair eyes physical skills defects race sex etc It provides a starting point when considering what kind of character best tells the story It inform consideration of the traits emotions and personalities that best explore a story theme and plotline s A quick search of the Internet brings up many books articles and webinars that go into a lot of detail on creating deep complex and unique characters Some explore archetypes some The Hero s Journey Others use the Enneagram a remarkable personality profiling systems that explores distinctive behavioral types It can help to inform distinct personalities voices and traits For me they all inform the development of a character offering up a sort of fingerprint They offer a way of reverse engineering the cast much like FBI specialists developing a profiler on a serial killer case What kind of person would do this Why Characters Are A Work of Art Characters are a work of art metaphors of humanity not human beings In story they often are a composite of many humans They have dreams goals and desires In a story once the real desire need goal is realized the story is over Audiences form opinions but want to see the real choices characters make under pressure in reaction to things happening to them The greater the pressure on a character to move out of their comfort zone the truer and deeper the real character becomes and the more interested an audience becomes Complex characters have contradictions including outer and inner desires and wear masks to hide or reveal what they want the world to know Contradictions create conf lict For main characters I look at the story theme and potential plotline and consider what contradictions work I try and nail down at least three contradictions for the protagonist creating a conf licted character These form the basis for considering the villain and other cast members who will push pull bend and shape the main character s journey A main character protagonist hero who is loving cruel brave fearful and witty sad has the makings for a complex person who needs other characters to bring out these dimensions It is my belief that fleshing out the hero protagonist of a story creates all the other characters The villain antagonist forces work against the hero Other characters are added to support or hinder the hero s journey to learn a life lesson They maybe one or two dimensional but they are less dimensional than the hero as I want to maintain the audience s focus on the hero I try to write minor parts that are interesting They might be one dimensional or f lat but they but have a significant trait that makes them worth while for the audience to pay attention I believe if I put a dimension into a character I ve created expectation on the audience s part to see the character return later A one dimensional character with a big contradiction is not necessarily flat in fact it might tell a better story

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FADE IN A f lawed hero s life is thrown into chaos by a villain and they struggle choosing increasingly more uncomfortable courses of action plotline to defeat the villain and achieve their external goal want only to fail until they finally learn what they must really do need internal goal theme reason for the journey before they can take action and succeed or fail at achieving their external goal FADEOUT This article is not about all the theories of character which are readily available it is about the practical application of theory through my eyes As a writer I want to tell stories that tug at our heartstrings are visual cerebral entertaining while informing and truly shake humanity to its very core Ideally it s as if it s the very first time an audience has realized or learned something new through the story s characters eyes It s a tall order One of my basic tests is if the characters hold me in my writer s chair for days and months at a time to discover what they will do next it might resonate with others It s a test that I constantly struggle with my own kind of story drama conf lict and conflicted In terms of my writer s voice theme is the most apparent It reflects more than sixty years of life and lessons However in terms of my approach to writing the story my life as chief strategist and an accountant will be apparent when you see at my approach to designing and developing a story s cast It is not what I have to say on a subject although my writer s voice is evident it s the emotional experience what it causes the reader actor or viewer to feel deep down inside If a story evokes a strong response if a character pulls an actor in and challenges them to dig deep into their emotional reservoir or if the story causes a reader or viewer to pause and reflect on life and perhaps talk about their emotional experience that is the greatest reward I could ever receive I will have succeeded as a writer In Devil s Valley Justice a modern day western action adventure an old rivalry between two border cattle baron families erupts when a Mexican cattle baron s drug lord s son Carlos kidnaps a US Marshal s John Sage daughter Katie and he saddles up with an eclectic posse and rides into the Sierra Madres to get her back On the journey John faces injustice from those who are sworn to uphold the law and realizes his protective controlling tough ways have pushed his daughter into Carlos arms She needs someone to love her a father not a hardened Marshal Characters Reflect the Extremes of the Good and Bad of Humanity Humans are complex beings on the good bad saints liars hero villain continuity scale of humanity They are conf licted daily with moral ambiguity It is my belief no one on the planet is purely a saint or purely evil nor are they always good or bad Human beings have f laws creating a world of shades of gray with varying degrees of truth and lies Nothing is ever black and white We control our secrets choosing to parse out only what we want others to know to protect ourselves and loyalties This creates an interesting world of opportunities for writers People are unpredictable that s human nature As humans we live three different lives concurrently Our public life or persona shared with the world our personal life guardedly shared with others and our secret life not shared with others These lives take on traits as we grow and experience the world These character traits and flaws are what make us unique and hopefully interesting in a story A character might be a manipulator hiding their true self internal attitudes and emotion from others yet taking advantage of the vulnerability of others external behaviors and reaction The intensity displayed might range from normal to extreme off the charts So a father might be protective normal controlling creating family friction or even dominating inflicting abuse creating a family of prisoners This is the worldly backdrop to developing a cast of characters to tell a story There are range of considerations sociological e g education jobs religion political views etc psychological e g fears phobias prejudices habits secrets motivations etc and physiological e g height hair eyes physical skills defects race sex etc It provides a starting point when considering what kind of character best tells the story It inform consideration of the traits emotions and personalities that best explore a story theme and plotline s A quick search of the Internet brings up many books articles and webinars that go into a lot of detail on creating deep complex and unique characters Some explore archetypes some The Hero s Journey Others use the Enneagram a remarkable personality profiling systems that explores distinctive behavioral types It can help to inform distinct personalities voices and traits For me they all inform the development of a character offering up a sort of fingerprint They offer a way of reverse engineering the cast much like FBI specialists developing a profiler on a serial killer case What kind of person would do this Why Characters Are A Work of Art Characters are a work of art metaphors of humanity not human beings In story they often are a composite of many humans They have dreams goals and desires In a story once the real desire need goal is realized the story is over Audiences form opinions but want to see the real choices characters make under pressure in reaction to things happening to them The greater the pressure on a character to move out of their comfort zone the truer and deeper the real character becomes and the more interested an audience becomes Complex characters have contradictions including outer and inner desires and wear masks to hide or reveal what they want the world to know Contradictions create conf lict For main characters I look at the story theme and potential plotline and consider what contradictions work I try and nail down at least three contradictions for the protagonist creating a conf licted character These form the basis for considering the villain and other cast members who will push pull bend and shape the main character s journey A main character protagonist hero who is loving cruel brave fearful and witty sad has the makings for a complex person who needs other characters to bring out these dimensions It is my belief that fleshing out the hero protagonist of a story creates all the other characters The villain antagonist forces work against the hero Other characters are added to support or hinder the hero s journey to learn a life lesson They maybe one or two dimensional but they are less dimensional than the hero as I want to maintain the audience s focus on the hero I try to write minor parts that are interesting They might be one dimensional or f lat but they but have a significant trait that makes them worth while for the audience to pay attention I believe if I put a dimension into a character I ve created expectation on the audience s part to see the character return later A one dimensional character with a big contradiction is not necessarily flat in fact it might tell a better story

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Character Design and Development is The Hard Casting I know I know I am already creating more conflict on the ideas on casting But that is life and life can create a story that is entertaining interesting and if you can squeeze it in for the complete package it s informative But long before I see the dream cast as writer I determine who and how characters to be cast can best tell the story to be told Casting Devil s Valley Justice Audiences experience a story through their filters built on a life time of experiences and developed beliefs In designing and developing the characters in Devil s Valley Justice I started by reviewing the story s premise theme and possible plotlines How far would someone go to save a family Thematically I wanted to explore the institutions of justice and family So at a very high level I identified John Sage U S Marshal as the hero protagonist and looked at his flaws and conf licts A Daughter The Posse Dauiihter s Boyfriend John s Friend with Benefits ii mi l I looer a J1 lct1m d llte ii untah nitisisi q l l g f r Y i I F itai fur c r iiiii GiJi1t unaffiicited J g g J C Jli Angaf Saddiinitd 01a111uislliniidlpitis knllii i ffeiiang1h Jtiatlcit

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Character Design and Development is The Hard Casting I know I know I am already creating more conflict on the ideas on casting But that is life and life can create a story that is entertaining interesting and if you can squeeze it in for the complete package it s informative But long before I see the dream cast as writer I determine who and how characters to be cast can best tell the story to be told Casting Devil s Valley Justice Audiences experience a story through their filters built on a life time of experiences and developed beliefs In designing and developing the characters in Devil s Valley Justice I started by reviewing the story s premise theme and possible plotlines How far would someone go to save a family Thematically I wanted to explore the institutions of justice and family So at a very high level I identified John Sage U S Marshal as the hero protagonist and looked at his flaws and conf licts A Daughter The Posse Dauiihter s Boyfriend John s Friend with Benefits ii mi l I looer a J1 lct1m d llte ii untah nitisisi q l l g f r Y i I F itai fur c r iiiii GiJi1t unaffiicited J g g J C Jli Angaf Saddiinitd 01a111uislliniidlpitis knllii i ffeiiang1h Jtiatlcit

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As Devil s Valley Justice had a unique character The Posse joining John Sage on the journey I also looked at the posse interplay dynamics that would push John to the limits of the human experience I also considered character and plotline alignment I tried to visualize story arcs and the connection back to John The chart below is one snapshot of a point in time as I considered the story s plotline and character development Cast Design and Development Chart Devil s Valley Justice The Posse Dynamic Tom Sage John s Brother Protect the land and family heritage at all cost Tom is County Sheriff and also alil tb hundred year old Sage Family Cattle Ranch Matt U S Marshal Justice is J ij never let others cloud your belief about this The Protector See s John as thick headed and bullish Nearing retirement and fear of what s next Josh Katie s Boyfriend Do the right thing a job is a means to an end not an end Resilient Upbeat most of time Productive good communicator Ability to cope with adversity with minimum stress Willing ability to take responsibility for life Ethical high standards Has goals family and job to provide for family Intent on others as well self Uses physical ability to combat stress Gracie John s Friend with Benefits Understand the human element everything comes back to history and family Doubts her adequacies as woman Accepting of men s stereotypical behavior to keep job and a relationship Avoids negative emotional emotions Finally she tells John what she really wants Chuck Arizona Ranger A fie ht fc r a ause Justi j tums tp The job is everything He gets killed g Y j i P g lif c i t 9 t n a d ill pursuit of this Obsessive about career Attention to things to advance his career Traitor will sell out to advance his career Can be arrogant Lacks spontaneity hates chaos and is inflexible Work comes first think Gordon Wall Street Uses rules and order to avoid feelings pre occupied with rules lists process vs task Grandpa Villa Ranch Elder Life s a journey not a destination embrace and enjoy tt g t 1 U f 1 r i rify I t ggtjt 8 e g ror 1iii tH t Steve Bounty Hunter The money is the reward in life He gets killed in pursuit of this Thick skinned lacks guilt Confidence poor judgment Forceful ruthless Extroverted hostile Impulsive dangerous Ignore rules run rough shod over feelings of others Javier Mexican Municipal Sheriff Do the right thing in the name of a better future for your family He is Grandpa Villa s grandson I also lv v v at t dyn m1 that WO t ltmtt ofth He has lived a life serving the Sage Family generations interplay dp hJohnto xp l ienc pOaaa Devil s Valley Justice Characters and Plotline Chart John Hero johns ob fCOS P r ut1t t c f 1 s Joon rn i t 99 t9 Pl ts tm rnt r wilt i too Me doo back oouoti i John ii widow e r 11f drog and stcirf Ith bilifat ovetdosiL Pissed with the inco tence oflaw ca rw s tf rria is Oh n R S UG Story for of is soil ope e nforcem ni Jpf n iake s matter i inio his own tiands ai Ki starts huntlng dow th pbbls of cs 1os dnjg osirie w Qi 9 m i 1 in ny tr p iQ fl l y f tri the 1s ut as trostiat wlth di jg at soa1stes their sY hY t qq hh 4 Ef i l qq J i P irig liryg fo Qt ii i f i t t Y i i i j on tn m Gracie Father s Daughter who sacrifice s relationships to prove she has the right stuff Forms alliances with strong men who can help her achieve her goals and supporting patriarchy e g father is the supreme authority she wants to be accepted by men as one of them so she can get ahead in her career allowed into the male workplace smart and very strategic thinker never allows her emotions to sway her into making the wrong decision hates the wild untamed wilderness preferring a fast paced city life likes things she can control but loves the challenge strength to be professional inquisitive and resourceful in a crisis but doesn t trust others to get things done for her and often takes on everything herself as DEA Agent she fights to become just like a man and prove she is as good as a male DEA Agent tries to fit in with the old boys club will sacrifice herself for their approval loves to win and will take one for the team to see the team win an f t r i ncf f Y 1 fy oo him He tears 1osing toucll itiith his bodvi oot being d trig his d t

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As Devil s Valley Justice had a unique character The Posse joining John Sage on the journey I also looked at the posse interplay dynamics that would push John to the limits of the human experience I also considered character and plotline alignment I tried to visualize story arcs and the connection back to John The chart below is one snapshot of a point in time as I considered the story s plotline and character development Cast Design and Development Chart Devil s Valley Justice The Posse Dynamic Tom Sage John s Brother Protect the land and family heritage at all cost Tom is County Sheriff and also alil tb hundred year old Sage Family Cattle Ranch Matt U S Marshal Justice is J ij never let others cloud your belief about this The Protector See s John as thick headed and bullish Nearing retirement and fear of what s next Josh Katie s Boyfriend Do the right thing a job is a means to an end not an end Resilient Upbeat most of time Productive good communicator Ability to cope with adversity with minimum stress Willing ability to take responsibility for life Ethical high standards Has goals family and job to provide for family Intent on others as well self Uses physical ability to combat stress Gracie John s Friend with Benefits Understand the human element everything comes back to history and family Doubts her adequacies as woman Accepting of men s stereotypical behavior to keep job and a relationship Avoids negative emotional emotions Finally she tells John what she really wants Chuck Arizona Ranger A fie ht fc r a ause Justi j tums tp The job is everything He gets killed g Y j i P g lif c i t 9 t n a d ill pursuit of this Obsessive about career Attention to things to advance his career Traitor will sell out to advance his career Can be arrogant Lacks spontaneity hates chaos and is inflexible Work comes first think Gordon Wall Street Uses rules and order to avoid feelings pre occupied with rules lists process vs task Grandpa Villa Ranch Elder Life s a journey not a destination embrace and enjoy tt g t 1 U f 1 r i rify I t ggtjt 8 e g ror 1iii tH t Steve Bounty Hunter The money is the reward in life He gets killed in pursuit of this Thick skinned lacks guilt Confidence poor judgment Forceful ruthless Extroverted hostile Impulsive dangerous Ignore rules run rough shod over feelings of others Javier Mexican Municipal Sheriff Do the right thing in the name of a better future for your family He is Grandpa Villa s grandson I also lv v v at t dyn m1 that WO t ltmtt ofth He has lived a life serving the Sage Family generations interplay dp hJohnto xp l ienc pOaaa Devil s Valley Justice Characters and Plotline Chart John Hero johns ob fCOS P r ut1t t c f 1 s Joon rn i t 99 t9 Pl ts tm rnt r wilt i too Me doo back oouoti i John ii widow e r 11f drog and stcirf Ith bilifat ovetdosiL Pissed with the inco tence oflaw ca rw s tf rria is Oh n R S UG Story for of is soil ope e nforcem ni Jpf n iake s matter i inio his own tiands ai Ki starts huntlng dow th pbbls of cs 1os dnjg osirie w Qi 9 m i 1 in ny tr p iQ fl l y f tri the 1s ut as trostiat wlth di jg at soa1stes their sY hY t qq hh 4 Ef i l qq J i P irig liryg fo Qt ii i f i t t Y i i i j on tn m Gracie Father s Daughter who sacrifice s relationships to prove she has the right stuff Forms alliances with strong men who can help her achieve her goals and supporting patriarchy e g father is the supreme authority she wants to be accepted by men as one of them so she can get ahead in her career allowed into the male workplace smart and very strategic thinker never allows her emotions to sway her into making the wrong decision hates the wild untamed wilderness preferring a fast paced city life likes things she can control but loves the challenge strength to be professional inquisitive and resourceful in a crisis but doesn t trust others to get things done for her and often takes on everything herself as DEA Agent she fights to become just like a man and prove she is as good as a male DEA Agent tries to fit in with the old boys club will sacrifice herself for their approval loves to win and will take one for the team to see the team win an f t r i ncf f Y 1 fy oo him He tears 1osing toucll itiith his bodvi oot being d trig his d t

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lfficial Selection Action In Film lnternatianal Film Festiv 81 2014 l Y WINNER 2017 f OFFICIAL SELECTION MOUNTAIN FILM AWARDS C Official Anard ominee 9th Annual Action On Film J nternational Film Festival r I Soundly FFICIAL SELECTID ACTION ON FILM I NTERNATIDNAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 t WINNER 1 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL _ 2011 _ The Fastest Way to Find and Sync SFX to Picture Shane Borza Life Coach Certified Human Potential Coach Award winning filmmaker and military veteran 1 specialize in helping people be their best self by improving spirit mind and body Achieve your goals Remove your kryptonite Build tools for success Pro Tool s FCP Premiere Pro Media Composer Reaper Nuendo and more Drag and Drop From the Sound ly C loud Library and Your Local Library Instantly t Soundly u o b a g in k al t s hy every b od y om c y l d n u o S t Ge t a d a o l n w o Free D i s code Find out w S E F N O I T C A g if TIAL COACH 661 733 2725 www getequalized com T ith th w E E R F s ay tor 30 d o r P y l d n u o S PLUS Get

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lfficial Selection Action In Film lnternatianal Film Festiv 81 2014 l Y WINNER 2017 f OFFICIAL SELECTION MOUNTAIN FILM AWARDS C Official Anard ominee 9th Annual Action On Film J nternational Film Festival r I Soundly FFICIAL SELECTID ACTION ON FILM I NTERNATIDNAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 t WINNER 1 SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL _ 2011 _ The Fastest Way to Find and Sync SFX to Picture Shane Borza Life Coach Certified Human Potential Coach Award winning filmmaker and military veteran 1 specialize in helping people be their best self by improving spirit mind and body Achieve your goals Remove your kryptonite Build tools for success Pro Tool s FCP Premiere Pro Media Composer Reaper Nuendo and more Drag and Drop From the Sound ly C loud Library and Your Local Library Instantly t Soundly u o b a g in k al t s hy every b od y om c y l d n u o S t Ge t a d a o l n w o Free D i s code Find out w S E F N O I T C A g if TIAL COACH 661 733 2725 www getequalized com T ith th w E E R F s ay tor 30 d o r P y l d n u o S PLUS Get

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th o t h l G d t l tlll d i t mth to win trlofh Synopsis A coming of age story about family first love and restoring self esteem When Guillermo a pre adolescent introvert arrives with his family at the wonderful HOTEL PARAISO Paradise Hotel for summer vacations he will not only have days full of activities and colourful entertainers but he will also run into Andrea a beautiful and curious girl from his school with whom he regularly fantasizes Unfortunately for him Nahel the popular and heart throb boy who often bullies his classmates is also staying in the hotel and seeks to make Andrea fall in love with him With the help of unexpected allies and family members Guillermo will have to confront his insecurities and participate in different hotel activities to win the weekend s real big prize Andrea s heart Director Biography Daniel Rehder Normand Daniel is a Peruvian filmmaker who graduated from NYU s Tisch School of the Arts in 2015 Previously he studied law in Lima before deciding to follow his dreams and move to NY to pursue film He has directed produced and written several short films written for a Nickelodeon Latinoamerica show and has recently premiered his first feature film called El Candidato as a executive producer in more than 80 cinemas in Peru His next film which he directed wrote and produced Hotel Paraiso was premiered in Peru He is currently working in Lima and writing a second feature film which he wants to direct in 2020

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th o t h l G d t l tlll d i t mth to win trlofh Synopsis A coming of age story about family first love and restoring self esteem When Guillermo a pre adolescent introvert arrives with his family at the wonderful HOTEL PARAISO Paradise Hotel for summer vacations he will not only have days full of activities and colourful entertainers but he will also run into Andrea a beautiful and curious girl from his school with whom he regularly fantasizes Unfortunately for him Nahel the popular and heart throb boy who often bullies his classmates is also staying in the hotel and seeks to make Andrea fall in love with him With the help of unexpected allies and family members Guillermo will have to confront his insecurities and participate in different hotel activities to win the weekend s real big prize Andrea s heart Director Biography Daniel Rehder Normand Daniel is a Peruvian filmmaker who graduated from NYU s Tisch School of the Arts in 2015 Previously he studied law in Lima before deciding to follow his dreams and move to NY to pursue film He has directed produced and written several short films written for a Nickelodeon Latinoamerica show and has recently premiered his first feature film called El Candidato as a executive producer in more than 80 cinemas in Peru His next film which he directed wrote and produced Hotel Paraiso was premiered in Peru He is currently working in Lima and writing a second feature film which he wants to direct in 2020

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lVIy main motivation with this film was to undertake an introspective journey into what have been the greatest challenges of my adolescence and to help those who liv e similar expenences Daniel Rehder Normand

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Director Statement My main motivation with this film was to undertake an introspective journey into what have been the greatest challenges of my adolescence and to help those who live similar experiences It is a way to go back in time and deal with those issues while getting rid of some of the regrets confess my feelings to the girl that I liked overcome my weight and self esteem issues confront my school s bully continue playing guitar telling my family how much they mean t for me and try to recuperate some of innocence that was lost because of bullying Bullying is real and it affects millions of people A lot of this people suffer from depression and arrive to extremes that no human being should live I hope I can give back some of the light that was given to me by cinema in those moments of darkness When I was that age I used to hide myself in my inner world and act differently with everyone that surrounded me that kind of experience makes you grow up rapidly That is why I decided to externalize that inner world and represent innocence by using references to movies that helped me in those moments of darkness I hope you enjoy the journey to Hotel Paraiso and that it might help you lighten up your load

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Director Statement My main motivation with this film was to undertake an introspective journey into what have been the greatest challenges of my adolescence and to help those who live similar experiences It is a way to go back in time and deal with those issues while getting rid of some of the regrets confess my feelings to the girl that I liked overcome my weight and self esteem issues confront my school s bully continue playing guitar telling my family how much they mean t for me and try to recuperate some of innocence that was lost because of bullying Bullying is real and it affects millions of people A lot of this people suffer from depression and arrive to extremes that no human being should live I hope I can give back some of the light that was given to me by cinema in those moments of darkness When I was that age I used to hide myself in my inner world and act differently with everyone that surrounded me that kind of experience makes you grow up rapidly That is why I decided to externalize that inner world and represent innocence by using references to movies that helped me in those moments of darkness I hope you enjoy the journey to Hotel Paraiso and that it might help you lighten up your load

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FRUIT by Staff Writer Matt DeGennaro Yes my friends it s okay to be efficient to concentrate on being the best you can be and to create beautiful art whether it be in film or through the written word These agendas are admirable Yet sad to say they aren t enough by themselves to bring to fruition the full spectrum of one s talent to create a useful manifestation of that talent and those you are associated with who work for or with you on your projects To me a serious flaw in this scenario makes itself clear Not that I am any great purveyor of a message that can affect human beings and all forms of that which is alive on this planet or on any planet in the universe I say that to include everyone and everything that lives here or elsewhere Basically what I m saying and please excuse my audacity is that we should exonerate and further all forms of life to create projects that do exactly that Look I m not promoting an idea that two plants can have an interesting relationship on the big screen although the plant in A Little Shop of Horrors let the world know everyone should Feed it Talk about absorbing someone completely From the view point of creating a work of art with lasting value is to include information that could further all life Such an exalting task is not as difficult as it seems initially If we can t improve our lives or solve the problems we have for being human we won t survive If we can t figure out human survival we won t survive Let s realize that as creators we have the talent and fortitude to improve the human condition Moving forward into a new era into a new age we can break free from the past throw off its dogmas and traditions and replace them with new world and universe saving ideas and concepts that foster our spiritual existence in an uncertain future

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FRUIT by Staff Writer Matt DeGennaro Yes my friends it s okay to be efficient to concentrate on being the best you can be and to create beautiful art whether it be in film or through the written word These agendas are admirable Yet sad to say they aren t enough by themselves to bring to fruition the full spectrum of one s talent to create a useful manifestation of that talent and those you are associated with who work for or with you on your projects To me a serious flaw in this scenario makes itself clear Not that I am any great purveyor of a message that can affect human beings and all forms of that which is alive on this planet or on any planet in the universe I say that to include everyone and everything that lives here or elsewhere Basically what I m saying and please excuse my audacity is that we should exonerate and further all forms of life to create projects that do exactly that Look I m not promoting an idea that two plants can have an interesting relationship on the big screen although the plant in A Little Shop of Horrors let the world know everyone should Feed it Talk about absorbing someone completely From the view point of creating a work of art with lasting value is to include information that could further all life Such an exalting task is not as difficult as it seems initially If we can t improve our lives or solve the problems we have for being human we won t survive If we can t figure out human survival we won t survive Let s realize that as creators we have the talent and fortitude to improve the human condition Moving forward into a new era into a new age we can break free from the past throw off its dogmas and traditions and replace them with new world and universe saving ideas and concepts that foster our spiritual existence in an uncertain future

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This is a tough industry I mean technology changes every few weeks it seems What was en vogue a year ago is obsolete cameras come and go faster than models on instagram and one thing never changes you re going to get burned Man I hate saying that but its true Any business where ego greed arrogance and a lack of gratitude work in equal measure to achieve a goal where all parties involved may or may not be on the same page which may prove to be impossible even with the best intentions 44 But then we add the great equalizer money and before you know it your best friend deserves the side eye glance and exactly what is he saying to that producer who just promised to do my job and the jobs of half the crew for fifty percent off of my rate Everyone in this business knows everything as soon as they even come into the slightest contact with something they ve never even seen before 5 100 106 I ll give you an example recently I worked with a DP who had zero idea of what he was doing To cover that fact he demanded all types of equipment extra people etc any and everything to cover for the fact that he was lost And worse than that the folks that he has bullshited think they can trust this guy So what happens Yep you guessed it one problem is going to snowball into a hundred problems and as this snowball is rolling down the hill the egos are growing and the greed we spoke about earlier makes itself known Now you have a problem For a lot of creatives out there it s like walking through a mine field To producers out there it can be equal to a death sentence So I d like to give you a few sage words which may help you on your journey 17 Cross every T dot every I and constantly look over your shoulder Remember story is first the movie is a baby that needs constant love attention and protection Finally and most important never do any project that you are not fully committed to because you may find yourself carrying it a lot longer than you ever dreamed you might This month we cover everything from film to script to child trafficking What Yeah that We say Hello to the amazing Ben Hur and get a glimpse of what the great John Powers is up to No rabbit punches no eye goughing fish hooking groin shots or biting Keep it clean follow the rules and fight for your life because baby this is a tough industry Big Hugs and Love 28 61 D

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This is a tough industry I mean technology changes every few weeks it seems What was en vogue a year ago is obsolete cameras come and go faster than models on instagram and one thing never changes you re going to get burned Man I hate saying that but its true Any business where ego greed arrogance and a lack of gratitude work in equal measure to achieve a goal where all parties involved may or may not be on the same page which may prove to be impossible even with the best intentions 44 But then we add the great equalizer money and before you know it your best friend deserves the side eye glance and exactly what is he saying to that producer who just promised to do my job and the jobs of half the crew for fifty percent off of my rate Everyone in this business knows everything as soon as they even come into the slightest contact with something they ve never even seen before 5 100 106 I ll give you an example recently I worked with a DP who had zero idea of what he was doing To cover that fact he demanded all types of equipment extra people etc any and everything to cover for the fact that he was lost And worse than that the folks that he has bullshited think they can trust this guy So what happens Yep you guessed it one problem is going to snowball into a hundred problems and as this snowball is rolling down the hill the egos are growing and the greed we spoke about earlier makes itself known Now you have a problem For a lot of creatives out there it s like walking through a mine field To producers out there it can be equal to a death sentence So I d like to give you a few sage words which may help you on your journey 17 Cross every T dot every I and constantly look over your shoulder Remember story is first the movie is a baby that needs constant love attention and protection Finally and most important never do any project that you are not fully committed to because you may find yourself carrying it a lot longer than you ever dreamed you might This month we cover everything from film to script to child trafficking What Yeah that We say Hello to the amazing Ben Hur and get a glimpse of what the great John Powers is up to No rabbit punches no eye goughing fish hooking groin shots or biting Keep it clean follow the rules and fight for your life because baby this is a tough industry Big Hugs and Love 28 61 D

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