Friday, June 29, 2007

Open casting call -- short notice, long trip

Thanks to Naseera Lewis of Future Communications Consulting for passing this along.


Millennium Films is calling all women & men wanting to act
Military Women and Men ages 18-50 are strongly encouraged!
All Ethnicities are encouraged to register!

Open Casting Call and Registration in Northern Louisiana for "Major
Movie Star," a comedy starring Jessica Simpson (The Dukes of Hazzard)
Filming begins July 16, 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Saturday June 30th, 2007
12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. for registration

Bossier Parrish Community College (BPCC)
6220 East Texas St.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Building D, (In the Main Lobby area)
Signs will be posted!

Glorioso Casting, LLC (Harold & Kumar 2, The Mist, The Better Man, and
Factory Girl) is searching for extras and featured extras of all ages
and ethnicities. Those unable to attend should register by visiting:

Please arrive at the location above on Saturday, June 30, 2007 between
the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Those unable to attend should
register by visiting

Applicants should bring a recent non-returnable photo. If you do not
have a picture, one will be taken for you.

20-something women

From Lisa Lax:
Colors Agency is in need of pretty attractive women in their 20s to work Sam's Town and Motorsports Park Promotionals. You clear $20 an hour. Must be outgoing! Different days to choose from but especially on the 4th.

Job description: Passing out coupons or promo items

Please pass this on to people that might need to make a little extra money-

Call Colors at 726-9300 and tell them you were referred by Lisa Lax (and that you saw it here).

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Indie Memphis Film Festival -- Deadline is near

Deadlines are fast approaching for submission to Indie Memphis.

The application form can be found at the website or at Withoutabox The “official” final deadline is July 16, but the special extended final deadline for filmmakers who submit through Withoutabox is July 31. Films submitted through WAB are entitled to a $5 discount off of the entry fee.

Indie Memphis takes place October 19-25 at Malco’s Studio on the Square. This will be its tenth anniversary of celebrating independent southern cinema. Cash awards totaling $4,400 will be awarded in 8 categories.

Last Train to Memphis -- July schedule

July's episode promises to be hotter than a gas soaked, cross eyed, redneck trying to light a cigarette with a blow torch. Starting with a behind the scenes documentary that features some well known bands before they hit it big, to another short film by the U of M shot on VHS in 1998. And, if you're old enough to remember and have been in Memphis long enough, we have the band from the 70's that rocked Memphis hard, Creed, with their song, Firecracker, to close the show. Our host for this month is the man, the myth, the legend, Jon W. Sparks.

(Blogger's note: I am not responsible for any over-the-top language in this post. And I didn't pay him to say that either.)

The Films:

HFS'tival '96- a documentary film that shows the behind the scenes action of producing a multi-act stadium concert, directed by Tommy Warren.

On The Seventh Day- a short film produced by the University of Memphis and directed by Tuba Gokcek and PJ Curtis.

Music for ending credits:

Firecracker- performed by the classic Memphis band, Creed.

Bonus Film:

The Motorcylist- a short film from 1994 directed by Ken Axmaker, Jr. with cinematography by Will O'Loughlen

The Times:

Sunday- midnight
Thursday- 2a.m.
Thursday- 10:30 PM
Saturday- 1:30a.m.
Saturday- 11pm

For more info or to enter a film, go to
Check with the Library Channel website or our website for more info. July's episode will begin over the weekend and the last chance to catch June's will be tonight at 10:30.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Extras for tomorrow

Passing this along ... I have no further info.

From Chad Schaffler, local commercial producer/director.

I'm looking for extras for a video shoot tomorrow morning - Thursday
June 28th. It's a viral video for a background check company called
Verified Person. We're looking for individuals to play ex-cons who
are protesting the use of background checks by employers. Call time
is 8:30 at 125 N. Main (@ the corner of Adams.) The shoot will last
roughly 3 hrs. We're looking for 20 extras and can offer each
individual a $25 gift certificate to Boscos Brew Pub.

Please contact me if you are interested.


Chad Schaffler

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Old farmhouse needed

Local indie film production is looking for a house (1965 or older) that can be used as a farm house. It should be standing alone without other houses too close to it. A barn or shed would be perfect and an old gravel road and driveway would be good.

Contact Brad Alsobrook at

Last chance (this month) for Last Train to Memphis

Thursday morning 2 am and Thursday night 10:30 pm will be the last two airings for LTTM's Shorts Fest for the month of June on WYPL TV-18. If you have been procrastinating it's time to man up and watch!

June's Film Fest Line Up

One year ago this month it all started. LTTM aired episode 1 of the Shorts Fest on WYPL TV-18. Since that first episode, we have shown and premiered several great films, and helped start the Memphis Film Collection at the Memphis Public Library. We have had some memorable films grace our presence on the show over the last year, and we hope to see many more for years to come of Indie films and filmmakers here in Memphis. Our host for this month is the always lovely Nancy Ellen Mills. This month's films range from the artistic to the moronic and all are premiers for Memphis.


5 Shots- The Ronald Baldridge Story

The Films:

The Garden- directed by Thomason Pollard.

Under My Skin- directed by Vito Lapiccola.

StressMaster 2000- a film by Bill Runyan and LTTM.

Music for ending credits:

No Holy Grail- performed by Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Thanks to all entrants. Remember, just because your film was not selected for this month, it does not mean it won't be shown in a future episode. This is a monthly program. For more info:

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Actors sought

Crystal Clear Productions is seeking the following for an independent short film to be shot this summer in and around the Memphis area.
Bobby, male lead, forties or fifties: Travis' longtime "go to" guy and partner in crime
William, male support, mid-twenties: Travis' lazy heir
Travis, male support, forties or fifties: Owns illegal business in the small rural town
Stacy, female support, over thirty: Long time empolyee of Travis suspected of stealing his money
Nick, male support, over thirty: Stacy's Boyfriend
Synopsis: A Redneck Gangster is forced to carry his boss's son on his first hit.
If you are interested please send an e-mall of your head shot and resume to: jcscv26@... or send by mail to
John Simpson
542 Country Springs Dr.
Collierville, TN 38017

Casting for ages 10-12

From local actor and artistKim Skipper:

Casting for a short film to be shot in and around Memphis. We are in need of kids to play schoolchildren between the ages of 10 and 12.

Please send photos and a brief description of talent or experience (if any)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Free subscription to MovieMaker magazine

I kid you not.

Thanks to the generosity of the Indie Memphis Film Festival, friends of can get a free one-year subscription to MovieMaker magazine.

The number of free subscriptions is limited, so click here now to get yours:

Indie Memphis will be October 19-25 this year at a new location -- Malco's Studio on the Square.

Thank you Indie Memphis,
a part of Delta Axis, the local non-profit visual arts organization that brings great art to the Mid-South.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Casting for Lisa Lax

Lisa Lax needs photos for the following asap:

SAG low-budget feature

Female-Blonde, 20's-strong actress

Redneck Pervert-Male, 40's-Strong character actor

Female Singer-Brunette-20's

Email your photos:

Saturday, June 16, 2007

'Eli Parker is Getting Married?' -- Sunday on WKNO

It's time to get caught up on your Ryan Parker/Mark Jones projects.

"Eli Parker is Getting Married?" screens at 10 pm this Sunday on WKNO Channel 10.

And "Fraternity Massacre at Hell Island" will be at the Outflix Film Festival in August. Stay tuned for more details.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Last minute audition

Looking for a lead male to do a Miles To Go Production with Michael Crowin, late 20s to early 30s for a drama to begin shooting next week through August. Dependable, strong actor. Info: 581-6928. Casting call is Saturday (16th) from 2:30-4pm at Germantown Community Theatre at Forest Hill Irene and Poplar.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Film project

The SouthEast Film Association and Movie Tao Productions are working on a
first of its kind project. It is cutting edge and likely to bring attention to participants.

Movie Tao Productions is working on a screenplay to be filmed and created
entirely by the SE Film Association and Movie Tao. The screenplay is going to incorporate a six-degrees-of-separation theme. The participating filmmakers will each be sent a scene from the script to film, cast and produce. The screenplay cannot change but the filmmaker can have the action and direction go however he or she wishes.

You do not have to go anywhere. Your location will be incorporated into the screenplay.

This is not going to be a paid production. It is strictly to help generate
awareness for the SE Film Association and the filmmakers that are involved.

We are not as of yet accepting headshots from actors as we do not have all of the

Filmmakers, this is what I would need from you if you are interested in

1.) Who you are
2.) Location
3.) How much time can you commit to this project?
4.) What is your typical genre?

Send your responses to

We are in the very early stages of planning this project so if you have ideas
andsuggestions, please let us know.

Thanks Chuck

Need your Japanese car

I'm 'casting' picture car vehicles for upcoming ad shoot.

I'm looking for 'modified' Japanese imports, the car owners would be compensated for the use of their vehicles.
Think 2 Fast 2 Furious:Mazada RX7, Nissan 350, Scion tc, Honda Civic, Honda CRX, etc.

The shoot is slated for end of next week, so please contact me ASAP.
Anyone interested should send a reply with pics of their car (& phone number) to:


David Merrill

Memphis on Film -- new TV show

Victor D Lorthos recently started a new television program airing on CPN17, the Comcast public access channel, that is dedicated to interviewing people working in film and television at both professional and independent levels.

"Memphis On Film" airs each Wednesday at 9pm on channel 17, available in the Memphis metro area on Comcast cable. Website is and Victor hopes to post online clips for internet streaming so people outside the viewing area can watch. The first show, airing in June, features Linn Sitler, the well-known Memphis & Shelby County Film Commissioner, and Jessica Powers, owner of Slacker Central Productions and producer/director of many fine movies. Followups with regular monthly shows will have interviews with more filmmakers and possibly also with updates on the movie biz with Linn.


Delta Axis this month

Wednesday, June 13
Indie Memphis Micro Cinema Club #30
7:30 p.m.
Daydream Nation: a curated lineup of animated shorts, music videos, and artist films rarely seen outside of their native Nordic kingdom, showcasing work from some of the best and most creative Swedish imaginations around.

Daydream Nation is distributed by Package Deals and is curated by Kelly Shindler and Deirdre Corley in New York City.

Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson, between Main & Front Streets
Admission is free, donations are recommended

The New Steel and
Earl Pardon: Palette Maestro, curated by Rosanne Raab
in partnership with the National Ornamental Metal Museum
One week only!
Wednesday, June 13 – Sunday, June 17
Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson (between Main & Front Streets)

Gallery hours:
Wednesday: 12-6 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 1-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1-6 p.m.

Friday, June 29
Agents of Timbre
Curated by Sasha Barr & John Weeden
A show dedicated to prints by artists that commonly produce gig-posters for music concerts, featuring work by 20 artists from across the country.
Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, 639 Marshall Avenue
Opening reception 6-9 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: June 29-August 18, 2007
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1-5 p.m. or by appointment
494-6543 or 679-6837

Support Delta Axis – become a member!
Members receive free admission to our monthly Artist Studio Visit, a free ticket to a screening at the 10th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival in 2007, and invitations to special parties and events. Membership is $50 for individuals and $75 for couples. For more information call 901.494.6543 or email

Note: the Artist Studio Visit program will pause during the summer months and will resume in September.

The mission of Delta Axis is to present contemporary art and film and link Memphis with global artistic communities.
Delta Axis receives generous support for Indie Memphis programs from the Greater Memphis Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission, the Memphis/Shelby County Film & Television Commission, the Tennessee Film Commission, the Goshorn Fund, and the Hohenberg Foundation.

Support for Power House and Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Hyde Family Foundations, Greater Memphis Arts Council, Jeniam Foundation, and Tennessee Arts Commission

Films at the Brooks

The Brooks is now open every Thursday night! Regular admission fees apply.

Thursday, June 14
Enjoy a leisurely evening in the galleries
Exhibitions on view include:
Soul Food: African American Cooking and Creativity
Under the Sun, Works by Anthony Lee
Beyond the Maker's Mark: Paul de Lamerie Silver in the Cahn Collection
Thomas Hart Benton:Train Wrecks and Hillbilly Songs

See the Film documentary
Ian McEwan's latest novel On Chesil Beach
(28 minutes)
7 pm
Free with museum admission
This film will treat literary and film buffs to interviews with McEwan in London, commentary from peers, critics, and fans, and on-location footage from the novel's setting.
In partnership with Davis-Kidd Booksellers.

Dine at the Brushmark Restaurant after the film!
Reservations recommended. Seating from 6-9 pm.
Call 544.6225.
Executive Chef Wally Joe and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Adams.

Highlights from the à la carte menu include:
- Spiced Pekin Duck Breast over Himalayan Rice, Braised Rhubarb, and Wild Flower Honey Gastrique.
- Roasted Alaskan Halibet Baby Artichoke Barigoule, Baby Carrots, Herb Risotto, and Ginger-Red Pepper Jus.
- Peach Flambé over Buttermilk Biscuit and Sweet Corn Ice Cream.

Regional contemporary art
Exhibition opening to the public Friday, June 22
Join today and attend a members-only opening reception!
Presented by UBS
Sponsored by The Hohenberg Foundation, Inc., BA Framer, Carrier Corporation
Perspectives is a juried exhibition of regional contemporary art open to artists within a 300-mile radius of Memphis. The exhibition will be juried by Michael Rooks, who has worked closely with established as well as young and emerging artists as curator at The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Rooks was selected to bring a fresh perspective to framing and conceptualizing the art of the region.

Thursday, June 28
Film: Air Guitar Nation
7 pm
$5 members, $7 non-members
Purchase your tickets online
Winner of awards at both the SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals, this documentary the birth of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships as legions of aspiring rock stars live out their dreams on a quest to become the world champion in a strange world where musical ability plays second fiddle to virtual virtuosity.

The film features the intense arch-rivalry between the two premiere U.S. air guitarists. C.Diddy (David Jung), a samurai warrior clad in a "Hello Kitty'' breast plate and red kimono, emerges as an early favorite. But his arch nemesis Dan Crane, whose stage name is Björn Türoque (pronounced "byorn to rock") is not far behind.

Li'l Film Fest 6: Say What?

LaVita Brooks in "No Shades of Gray"

Live From Memphis™
presents the 6th Li’l Film Fest: Say What? – a collection of locally produced short films focusing on the theme “freedom of speech.”

The festival takes place this Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 2pm and will be held at the Memphis Digital Arts Co-operative (1000 S. Cooper Memphis, TN 38104).

The following is a list of accepted films and filmmakers:

"Yer Anus in the A.M." Donald Meyers
"Angry Dad” Dustin Perry
“No Shades of Gray” Jon W. Sparks
“First Amendment – Canceled” Angel Ortez
“Moon Landing” Timm Scalita
“Lady Liberty” Annie Gaia
“Amendment One” Duane P. Craig
“Censored” Sarah Fleming & Christopher Reyes
“Here’s Your Refill Bitch!” Brad Phelan
“Euphemism” Willie Murray III
“Quiet” Melissa Remsen
“An Inconvenient Question” Trent Davis
“Congress Shall Make No Law: Parts 1-5” Andy Bond
*As always, be on the look out for bonus stuff by LFM!

The event is free and open to the public; Live From Memphis and the MeDiA Co-op will be accepting donations.

Support Local Filmmakers! For More information about the LI’L FILM FEST please visit: or give us a call: (901) 523-9763.

The Li’l Film Fest is sponsored in part by the following businesses and organizations:
Memphis & Shelby County Film & Television Commission
Delta Axis
AudioGraphic Masterworks
Memphis Film Families

Li’l Film Fest is a new kind of festival, highlighting local talent while showcasing interesting happenings around town. Here’s how the festival works: Every 3 months LFM staff members announce a new theme to the filmmaking community. Filmmakers then put their own unique spin on producing a short film.

The theme for the sixth Li’l Film Fest is “Say What? Your first amendment right to freedom of speech,” meaning that each film submission must somehow relate to that topic. The winners will each be awarded a $200 cash prize and will also be guaranteed a spot in the next Indie Memphis Film Festival. Additionally, the li'l films must not exceed 5 minutes in length.

Live From Memphis™ supports and promotes local musicians, filmmakers, artists, creative businesses, and organizations. It is our mission to connect creatives, grow opportunity, and gain exposure for our creative culture. Please help support our local community by joining, donating, or simply spreading the word.

Detour Memphis showcase

Detour Memphis Television is a 30 minute showcase of local artist of all mediums including film, acting, writing, etc..


You can become a guest by e-mailing: and providing some info on your background and upcoming projects.


The show will debut this fall and schedules will be available online.


Yes - e-mail: detourtv@detourmemphis,com with you name, e-mail address, and that you would like to be added to the mailing list.


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Vehicles needed -- casting

David Merrill is producing a series of insurance ads and 'casting' picture car vehicles.

The shoot is slated for the middle of the month, so please contact me ASAP. Anyone interested should e-mail me, with a snapshot or two of their vehicle at:

Here's a list of what I'm looking for, the car owners would be compensated for the use of their vehicles.

these especially needed:
*older 'vintage' (50s, 60s or 70s) Ford Truck in good shape.
*Honda Civic or similar Japanese import 'modified'.

also these:
*vintage Mustang/Cougar (convertible or hardtop)
*vintage British convertible
*modern BMW convertible
*older VW Bug



Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Happy Anniversary LTTM!

One year ago this month it all started. LTTM aired episode 1 of the Shorts Fest on WYPL TV-18. Since that first episode, we have shown and premiered several great films, and helped start the Memphis Film Collection at the Memphis Public Library. We have had some memorable films grace our presence on the show over the last year, and we hope to see many more for years to come of Indie films and filmmakers here in Memphis. Our host for this month is the always lovely Nancy Ellen Mills. This month's films range from the artistic to the moronic and all are premiers for Memphis.


5 Shots- The Ronald Baldridge Story

The Films:

The Garden- directed by Thomason Pollard.

Under My Skin- directed by Vito Lapiccola.

StressMaster 2000- a film by Bill Runyan and LTTM.

Music for ending credits:

No Holy Grail- performed by Kitchens and Bathrooms.

The Times:

Sunday- midnight
Thursday- 2a.m.
Thursday- 10:30 PM
Saturday- 1:30a.m.
Saturday- 11pm

For more info or to enter a film, go to
Check with the Library Channel web site or our web site for scheduling info.

'In an Instant'

A film by Arnita Williams, runtime: 16 mins.

See it at:

Synopsis: A close knit family all become suspects in the mysterious death of the twin sister's pro-ball playing husband.
Was his death an accident or a planned incident? Suspense, Drama, Mystery, Deception, and Murder?
Arnita Williams starred, wrote and directed 'In An Instant'

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie & How it Became a Flying Saucer

1st Wednesday at the Brooks:

June 6, 6-9 pm
Art and Soul at 1st Wednesday
Free for members, $6 for not-yet members
Join and save today!
For more information call 901.544.6209
Presented by CB Richard Ellis
With additional Support by
Chuck Hutton Auto Group, FM-100, and Paulsen Printing

- Groove to the soulful tunes of The Soul Shockers
- Slide up to the cash bar for our featured cocktail:
Black Cherry Lemonade (full bar available!)
- Into Contemporary Art? Don't miss our artist talk by
Anthony D. Lee for his exhibition Under the Sun at 8 pm

- See the film A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie & How
it Became a Flying Saucer at 7 pm

The Brushmark Restaurant is open for dinner from
6-8:30 pm. Reservations recommended. Please call 544.6225.

Highlights from the à la carte menu include:
- Creme fraiche soaked fried chicken
- Crispy cornmeal catfish
- Fritter speckled green beans
- Sock it to me cake

Starting June 7, the Brooks will be
open every Thursday until 8 pm!
Regular admission fees apply.

Commercial shoot in Nashville

> Casting for Nationwide Insurance advertisement in Nashville. Actors/
> Models who are or can portray high-school to college age marching band
> members. Characters, geeks, nerds, goofy, all shapes and sizes and
> ethnicities both male and female. If you have any instruments even
> better. Catering and compensation provided plus great exposure. ($100
> per actor, per day) Need a few actors who are willing to jump and pose
> on a trampoline. Please send recent head shot, full body shot and
> resume to
> Shoot Dates June 18th ( 10hrs + ...could be less) May also be needed
> to be on call June 19th.

DREAMTEAMvideoworks (with charm and style)

the DREAMTEAMvideoworks
an all-star cast of Memphis' finest award winning filmmakers now for hire

Are you fed-up with boring, run-of-the-mill videos of your most precious memories, events, etc?

No worries, the DREAMTEAMvideoworks is here to save the day. An all-star cast of Memphis' finest filmmakers is now available for hire. Members of the DREAMTEAM entourage have won awards for their feature length and short video and film projects at film festivals here in Memphis and around the world. We bring to the table an array of artistic and professional skills as well an incredible charm and style. We are available to shoot, edit and author professional DVDs of your function, party, wedding, ball games, ceremonies, plays etc... You name it, we do it, and yes, we do it at reasonable, competitive rates.

Call or email us today for more info. Available immediately.
1000 S. Cooper Memphis, TN 38104

Monday, June 04, 2007

FABA update

From Monica:

FABA! is looking to make a comeback. I am asked why? when so many people are trying to get out of Memphis and make way for California...well I can not afford to move so I just figure I will try to bring more outside opportunities here and create an outlet for local artist of all mediums. I am on the look out for serious minded individuals who would like to jump on board with me and tackle what so many have tried before, only this time...can we make it happen?
In the mean time, please enjoy a little local support for our good friends at Mo's Edge Coffeehouse.....

~Monica O'D-Summerfield

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