Born in New York and educated at the Pratt Institute, architect Ralph Choeff is very excited about Miami architecture, as we learn in this inaugural presentation of Discussing Design presented by the luxury Brazilian furniture manufacturer, Ornare. Shot on location at one of the showroom kitchen displays in Ornare’s Miami Design District showroom, we learned why Choeff agrees that Miami is the world’s new and modern city.
“In Miami you have this new movement of modern tropical architecture that you don’t see anywhere else in this country,” he said. “…making the outdoors feel like the indoors and vise-versa … Miami has become very sophisticated in architecture and very discriminating, especially to those that know.”
Choeff goes onto explain how Miami has evolved into one of the more important cities in the world and is the reason why so many renowned architects have been retained to work here. He also enlightens us as to his personal style of architecture and how he uses art in his work, as well as the importance simplicity plays in his designs.
Director Timothy Anderson and Assistant Producer Nathaniel Rovit talk about their film "Two Hundred Thousand Dirty" which was shot in 18 days. The film played at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival as part of FLIFF 2012
"How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song" is an original musical that takes a unique look at love, artistic inspiration and relationships through a composer's journey in writing the score to an Off-Broadway show. Critics are calling it "a crowd-pleaser", "witty and extremely well performed" and "a hidden treasure". When Joe (Joe Schermann) lands an opportunity to write for an Off-Broadway show, he is forced to cast either the love of his life, Evey (Christina Rose) or his newly discovered muse, Summer (Debbie Williams). The realities of show business prove to Joe that writing is easy, living is hard.
DARYL RAY CARLILES
Music & Lyrics by
Original Score by
Dance Choreography by
EDWARD A. BISHOP
DARYL RAY CARLILES
Written, Shot & Directed by
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Its been a long busy winter up here in Jensen beach and a while since I've shot some great music. Sept 08 memorial day week I met Graham and IKO IKO at the back room in Boca when they were playing at a fundraiser. I'm going to post some info below and upload some videos from the event which was pretty incredible- if you think about it - this is a line up for a blues festival. These muscians came out and poured their hearts for their friend. We all came out and enjoyed. So if you watch any of my videos please take the time to donate to help.
BENEFIT CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION
Graham Wood Drout, frontman for IKO-IKO and the award-winning musician who's songs have also appeared with Blues artists, Albert Castiglia, Grady Champion, Joey Gilmore, and many others, is hospitalized in Miami with severe diabetes complications requiring several surgeries and multiple medical procedures.
Graham has performed with countless legends in music (Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Wood, Jimmy Buffett, and on and on). He's one of South Florida's treasured sons and has donated so much of his own time supporting others during their times of need. From Toys for Tots to local TV & radio to countless individuals, Graham is always there to lend a hand.
Now, it's our turn to give back. Graham needs our help since, like so many working musicians, he has no health insurance benefits to cover these extraordinary costs. This benefit concert and silent auction will help and we hope that you can be a part of it.
Save Graham: A Benefit for Graham Wood Drout
SUNDAY, JULY 8th, 2012
FISHTALES on 33rd
3355 NE 33rd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
SPECIAL KICK-OFF WITH ALBERT CASTIGLIA
Big City • Beverly Lewis • Hawk Levy
Hoodoo Blue • Nicole Hart feat. Famous Frank
Jeff Prine/Joey Gilmore/Jimmy Daniel
Nouveaux Honkies • Pitbull of The Blues
Bonefish Johnny/Joel DaSilva
and MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!
PLUS, A VERY SPECIAL FINALE
Good Rockin’ Johnny Wenzel, Nicole Yarling,Ron Taylor, Mitch Mestel, and Daniel East of
IKO-IKO featuring the 1-night-only return of
IKO-IKO alum & very special guest, NICK KANE!
100% of the proceeds will go directly to Graham thanks to our friends at Bluzpik Records.
How you can be a part of it:
1) Financial donations at the event or, if you cannot join us, via secure online PayPal donations. No amount is too small or too large. Everything helps.
For more info: http://t.co/KA0OXQHl or visit www.iko-Iko.com and click "Help Graham."
We will continue to post updates to the Iko-Iko Facebook page regarding his condition and the event. You can post your well wishes to him there, as well.
Thank you so much!
Whem I started out making documentary films I was a smart ass.
One of my first films was an artist interview. It was 1977, I was in art school in Palatka, Florida. I borrowed the schools black and white 1/2 inch reel to reel recorder and a back and white camera.
I went on location to a sculpter's home located on the San Sabastian River near St. Augustine, Florida. Set-up under a large Oak tree and had one of my very first filming experiences as a director/cameraman.
I had my on camera tallent ask the artist: what is art. I thought it would trip the person up and I was close-in on the artist's face to get the reaction shot of being dumb founded. Some how at the time I thought that was what filming interviews was about, making people look dumb. I was wrong, very wrong.
Without missing a beat the interviewee responded: "Art is order."
Every since that day I have strived with my film work to make people look good as I capture their best responces.
The saga of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old Florida boy who was shot in February a few yards from his father's house, continues to captivate national attention with rallies held this week in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Miami. We discuss the legal and racial complexities of this story.
[Air Date: 3/23/2012]
Filmmaker Darcyana Izel spoke with us about her film, A Vidente-The Psychic , on the red carpet at FLIFF 2011, where her film, shot in Brazil, played as part of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
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Showcasing a tour-de-force performance from veteran Dennis Farina, THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the final days of an aging, short money hustler clinging to the belief that he's one scam away from the glorious destiny he's always deserved. Now in his sixties, his health failing and resources dwindling, Joe is presented with one last shot at redemption in the eyes of a community that's all but left him for dead.
FLIFF 2011 - www.fliff.com
Perfect Lives, Marfa, 4:57 min, Oakland, CA
Artists D. Sadja and S. Martinez fuses elements of narrative film, music video and performance art in this story about two unsuspecting cowboys. Marfa was shot in a single 18 hour period in Marfa, TX and is part of a larger body of video postcards depicting situations and narratives in various locations.
***NOTE: this video contains strong languag and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer Discretion is advised***
"Steam of Life" will air August 2, 2011 on PBS. Check local listings. In Finland, with its long, dark winters, the sauna is a national obsession whose benefits are as much emotional as physical. For the men in "Steam of Life", the sauna is a place to come together and sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also their grief, hopes, joys and memories. Beautifully and hauntingly shot, this acclaimed film provides an extraordinary glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and into the depths of the human experience.
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