Sunday, July 26, 2009

SUBWAY ideas for GIRLSTORIES !!!!

So akajoey (that's correct - that would be ME) was riding on the subway system yesterday morning on a journey to look for new ideas. The mission/destination point was BROWN UNIVERSITY in Rhode Island. BUT, on my way to the bus station i had to ride the ghetto-ass subway and saw right before my eyes the most inspiring thing in the world! I saw a young ghetto-ass girl with bad-ass sneakas and handwritten dungarees !!! JEANS ALL SCRIBBLED ON EM!!! I LOVED IT! I snapped a few pics (ummm, yes mam, i did it discretely) and NOW I know how i want the GIRLSTORIES trilogy to be in between films. my narrator shall NOT wear a gown ladies and gents my narrator shall wear GHETTO-ASS BLUE JEANS WIT MY FILMS ALL SCRIBBLED ALL OVA THEM!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH. k. k. I guess ur rite. I like the ghetto-ass subway after all. Geez, Luise. ya gotta rub it in.
Ahhh go to hell !!! Bye for now and till later!

akame
xo
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Brain mapping for new film

Here is another sneak preview from my film-in-progress, "HOMEWRECKA". I was browsing thru books in the library yesterday(actually i was looking for places to drive to for the weekend) and i found this old 60's dilapitated book. ooooh, i fell in love with it's scent of an attic. i saw a road map inside the travel book that caught my attention, so looking both ways to make sure that my coast was clear, i ripped the page outta the book, shoved it into my pants pocket (which actually had a hole in them) and split from the library. nope, the detectors never went off (only one page dummy!) Later that evening i scanned it into my computer. i (i.e. ME) played with the roadmap image. ME (meaning "i") tossed it into my film editing of "HOMEWRECKA". ALAS, I NOW HAVE CREATED THE WAY MY FILM WILL EXPLAIN THE LOCATION OF THE STORY OF MY CHARACTERS!!!! INSIDE THE MAIN CHARACTER'S SKULL :) ANd for the record, the main character IS in a coma (but shhhhh, don't spoil this for others who don't know yet)!!!

Enjoy, and click to enlarge and get deeper inside the thinking process...

United We Stand

LIGHT INDUSTRY is one of the greatest underground film screening series that i have beared witnessed to in quite some time. After the closing of Collective Unconcious in the east village due to wicked rent hikes, i had almost lost complete faith in the underground uniting and finding a new venue to screen the "unsolicited". Thanx to lia and Ed, the place has found itself! Yeah, sure, they need a wall fan to get some air circulating in the space (notice it by Lia's feet in the picture) , but the film work shown here is like no other (and i ain't saying that cause they show my personal crap either....um seriously....bye)

p.s. the film image of the woman's face below is from an amazing experimental film titled, Warm Broth by filmmaker Tom Rhodes aka Luther Price









Wednesday, July 22, 2009

3 quotes for the day...


“If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what’s crushing you”.
Jeanette Winterson


The Importance of Art
"the proper moral purpose of one's life is the pursuit of one's own happiness or rational self-interest;and the role of art in human life is to transform man's widest metaphysical ideas, by selective reproduction of reality, into a physical form—a work of art—that he can comprehend and to which he can respond emotionally.
Ayn Rand (1905-1982)


“The whole point of civil disobediences is to make a moral statement. It’s not a competition or game to see who wins or loses. It’s all about doing what’s right regardless of the consequences.”

Ann Hansen, DIRECT ACTION, MEMOIRS OF AN URBAN GUERILLA







Saturday, July 18, 2009

LONDON screening August 22. Venue change

Here is an update about all things Collision, UK 2009 .

Due to geographical distance it has not been possible for you guys to collaborate in a way that I first imagined. Not a problem! I have been discussing things with all of you just not at the same time and have attached an updated version of the dossier which contains the latest set of ideas from everyone.

One very important thing is that we have had to change venue!!!
But fear not the dates are the same 22nd Aug and the new venue is just as cool. The main reason for this change is the managers of the last venue recently had some large scale events which attracted a lot of attention from the police and local noise unit. The result of this was The Old Police Station now has a strict policy of closing all events by 11pm which means start kicking folks out at 10.30.

Any of you who have been to a Collision event before know that it is not your typical private view kind of vibes and we felt strongly that a 10.30 finish is too early. So we found this little gem...It's called the Bussey Building, an old Victorian gun factory slap bang in the middle of Peckham high street that now houses a bunch of local artists.

I know quite a few of you had specific plans for parts of the police station but don't worry there are plenty of interesting nooks and crannies that will suit, even a roof terrace with spectacular views over the Peckham Riviera.


For those of you who can I would like to arrange a meeting with all of you so you can come and see the venue and chat to each other about your plans. I'll start by suggesting Sun 26th July. I will book a viewing with the Bussey Building people. So let me know.

On last thing.....I need to get all your technical requirements asap! Anything you need let me know.

Look forward to hearing from you all.
We will be featuring filmmaker akajoey's flmwork !

Tom




Friday, July 17, 2009

Still image of "WorkInProgress" film

Here is a new still image from my current work-in-progress film titled, HOMEWRECKA.
Notice i am combining/superimposing 35mm slide film photography with marker drawing and polaroid found portraits. i am sooo excited with how things are looking so far visually !

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A mystery of destruction.

There is a recurring phenomenon. EVERY SINGLE TIME I locate an interesting setting for one of my films, within a year the location becomes demolished, or destroyed, by natural causes.
Hence, here is the pool used for my last film, NICE PEOPLE. Last week i decided to stroll thru the park, where i shot the exterior scene, and alas. INSIDE THE POOL WAS A BULLDOZER!
The hospital in my film, EPISODE was burned down by arson.
The street in my film, D-BLOK SNAG was demolished and made into a posh residential cooperative.
The gorilla house for Bongo in my film, I NEED YOU was destroyed and made into a "congo".
Well, now my pool! I walked up to the maintenance guy (his name was Dick). I asked him, "Hey Dick, what happened to the pool?"
Dick said, "listen man. I just work here. Last i heard they were gonna try to make that hole into a water park. Go figure."
"Thanks Dick", i said.


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Sunday, July 12, 2009

BREEDING my collection of "stuff"

I have finally begun to "breed" my collection of gathered "stuff" for my new film, HOMEWRECKA. By "stuff" i mean:

- newspaper clippings
- public library stamps
- images found stapled to bulletin lamp posts
- actual news stories
-my own personal movie idea notes

So with my "stuff" i began editing my latest film.
And honestly, i kinda hate to break it to ya
BUT- IT IS SIMPLY (um how do i say this) BLOWING ME AWAY!!!!!!!!!
STAY TUNED FOR THIS NEXT NEW FILM of MINE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HERE IS A SAMPLE STILL IMAGE. CLICK AND SEE WHAT I MEAN. BUDDY ...


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Kindness via Commentary!

After my recent exhibition/installation for my film, MISSING GREEN i found a few amazing notes left as comments by people. The whole point of the film installation was to draw awareness to clinical depression and the plight of Missing Persons across the United States. I DID NOT expect to get such sweethearted and goodspirited commentary. It made the whole thing, and all the work i put into creating the exhibition, worth while.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Slideshow for Michael.

video

PRESS PLAY ABOVE MY SLIDEHOW for MICHAEL

this is based on my APOLLO visit on Sunday to pay respects to my first inspiration as a child.

i imitated him and knew the entire BEAT IT dance, as a child.

i wore his glitter glove (my aunt sewed one up for me), as a child.

i had the red jacket, as a child.

i owe him. he brought a lot of joy into my life.

i am still shocked at how our America loved his spirit, and then decided to destroy that very spirit they found so very special.

and in a way i am SO glad that he has gone away from us and dances in a more peaceful place.

the LAST writing on the plastic wall at the APOLLO was by ME. Read it carefully before the video fades to black.

I DeDICATE THIS DOCUFESSIONAL VIDEOWORK, TO MICHAEL.

by, akame

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Every business mogul NEEDS a business card CASE


Who sayz CLAIRES is just a teenage ear piercing store chain?
Ain't ME (i.e. I)
CHECK THIS OUT: When akajoey was finally able to print out some janepublic.com cards (ummm,took him bout 3 months to figure out how to do dat with his computa) he just HAD to go find himself a case to carry em around in. Well, da MALL had da perfect case, wit a PEACOCK on it !!!!! WAHOO!
Question: Mr. aka, did the peacock try to say anything to you during purchase?
Answer: Um, I don't remember. I was too busy trying not to pee in my pants, I was so excited that the case was only $5 .
bye
love,
akame
xoxox