Roxë15 is ALIVE and WELL

Roxë15

Roxë15, a science fiction short film by Celia C. Peters. (Artwork by Rowan Stocks-Moore)

Some of you may be wondering: What ever happened to that sci-fi short film? Well, I’m here to tell you that Roxë15 is, indeed, alive and well.

Ohio-based editor Chris Croft and I have been working hard for the past several weeks….and (thank God!) the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and closer. I have had the great pleasure of editing sound effects (call me geeky or whatever, but I happen to LOVE editing audio). Anyhoo, the final pieces are coming into place. It has taken a while but as they say, good things come to those who wait — so stay tuned.

Also, I’m extremely excited and honored to announce that the feature-length screenplay of Roxë15 was recently selected to be a part of cultivEight, a national film development program sponsored by NEA Art Works! cultivEight is produced by PushPush Film and Theater in Atlanta, in partnership with BrandCinema in NYC and producer Alexander A. Motlagh. It’s an innovative, hands-on, filmmaker-centered incubator that develops out-of-the-box film projects over 8 months.  The object is to thoroughly and thoughtfully develop projects, connect filmmakers with producers and get projects into (what?) PRODUCTION!

Feeling extremely thankful/grateful that both the long and short of Roxë15 are moving in the right direction…..ever forward!

Introducing Roxë15, The Movie Art

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ARTWORK and TITLE: Copyright 2013, Artistic Freedom Ltd. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any duplication, derivation or use is EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN.

We are pleased as punch to unveil the key artwork for my sci-fi short film, Roxë15. UK artist Rowan Stocks-Moore has produced 3 hot & gorgeous pieces of artwork for the project. Rowan was the bomb.com to work with and we’re stoked about how this art captures the stark world of the film *and* hints at the psycho-digital thang that rocks Roxë’s world.

Meantime, post-production marches on. Editor Jack Pearley is rolling with the creative punches, working it out. Also, we’ve just brought on NYC visual effects artist Adam Wiesen to give Roxë15 a nice dose of “yuck” factor. Welcome to Team Roxë, Adam!

Next up: motion graphics wizard Kate Thomson will soon be bringing her cyber-fabulous-bad-assness to the mix. Stay tuned.

 

ROXË15: Update!

You’re probably wondering:
Where in the world is Roxë?

A new voice in science fiction

Roxë15: A sci fi short film

We are thrilled to report that as you read these words,
Roxë15 is in the very capable hands of superb editor Lamont Jack Pearley!
YAAAAAY!

Lamont Jack Pearley

He’s very serious about editing: Lamont Jack Pearley

Jack (who’s also a fantastic filmmaker in his own right) has edited for Bloomberg Business Week and City Lights Media, worked production with Upright Citizens Brigade and in the documentary world — not to mention his work producing, directing and editing his films and Web series. We’re amped that he is now slicing, dicing and cutting Roxë15 into the future-forward visual journey it’s destined to be. Our ETA for the finished film? Early 2014. After Jack does his thing, we still have a couple more post-production bases to cover before prime time…..but baby, we are well on our way.

Stay tuned!

Tragically Perverted: The Thirsty Barfly

Meet The Barfly, played by NYC actor Michael Kaplan in sci-fi short film Roxë15.
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The Barfly can usually be found at the end of the bar in Tranzit, the high-tech dive where Roxë makes her daily bread. He  is the quintessential mid-21st century man: disgruntled, full of rage and more than anything, THIRSTY — because like most people in the America of 2051, he can’t afford water — let alone a drink. The Barfly represents many future Americans: bled dry and mad about it. Somewhere along the way, he’s decided to take it out on Roxë….but she’s not having it.

Hear what the actor has to say about the low-life he plays so well:

WE HAVE 3 DAYS LEFT IN OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN.
If you want to see a new and different possible future, help make it happen.
Become a backer at any level. Today’s a great day for it!
http://igg.me/at/roxe15/x/1502

And oh yeah — in real life, Michael is a really cool guy and an illmatic actor. Keep up with him.
FB: Michael.Kaplan

DR. ELLIOT ROBINSON: Mad Scientist or Consummate Hustler?

Actor Erik McKay

Erik McKay on the set of Roxë15

Thespian Erik McKay gives life to the character of Dr. Elliot Robinson with intensity in Roxë15.
Now check this out……
THE ACTOR: Talented, driven, magnetically handsome
THE CHARACTER: Talented, driven, magnetically handsome
Coincidence?? Decide for yourself.


ROXË15
has 4 DAYS to raise post-production funds on IndieGoGo.
Support great talent and great ideas. Become a backer today.
http://igg.me/at/roxe15/x/1502

Keep up with Mr. Erik McKay’s appearances on the screen and stage here:
WEB: www.erikmckay.com
FB: www.facebook.com/erikmckay
TW: @erikmckay

We Have 7 DAYS Left

A NEW VOICE IN INDEPENDENT FILM NEEDS TO BE HEARD.
THAT VOICE NEEDS YOU.
ROXË15 http://igg.me/at/roxe15/x/1502
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MEET ROXË P. JONES: Sci-Fi Iconoclast

Meet the lovely and talented actress who brings Roxë Jones to life.

April Matthis as Roxë

April Matthis as Roxë

Actress April Matthis plays nice as herself

Actress April Matthis  as herself

Roxë is a virtual reality programmer on the come-up — and April Matthis is a super-talented shooting star of stage and screen. Both actress and character are passionate, determined, fearless women marching to their own beat, with eyes on the prize.

Not your typical sci-fi protagonist, huh?

ROXË15 HAS 7 DAYS REMAINING ON INDIEGOGO. We need to raise $4500 to edit and master the film. Every dollar counts!
Bring a new voice to science fiction. Become a backer today.
http://igg.me/at/roxe15/x/1502

PS:
You can next catch April doing her thing as Eunice Hubbell in
“A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Yale Repertory Theatre (until Oct. 12), alongside Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux of HBO’s “True Blood”) among talented others.

Genetic Abductees

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The work of NYC artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg.

You do realize that you’re leaving little pieces of yourself wherever you go, right? The cup you left on the cafe table, your spit on the sidewalk, your wad of chewed-up gum in the gutter, a few strands of hair in a public bathroom sink. Well, NYC artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg collects DNA-filled items left behind in public spaces and takes them to Genspace, a “community biotechnology lab” in Brooklyn. Genspace extracts the DNA, which gives the artist intell on the person who left it. Says Dewey-Hagborg: “From a cigarette butt, I can learn where someone’s ancestors likely came from, their gender, eye color, hair color, complexion, freckles, their tendency to be overweight and a handful of dimensions of the face as well with a certain likelihood.” The DNA doesn’t give her an exact portrait, but it’s enough info for her to come up with a mug that she can translate into art. No wonder their faces look so spooky!

STILL FEELING FUTURISTIC?
Check out my sci-fi short, ROXË15.
Roxë15 on IndieGoGoHelp us bring the new voice of sci-fi to the big screen.
Become a backer of what’s next on IndieGoGo!
http://igg.me/at/roxe15/x/1502

Working It Out

DP Shilpi Agrawal and director Celia C. Peters on the set of Roxë15.

DP Shilpi Agrawal and director Celia C. Peters on the set of Roxë15.

On this Labor Day weekend, we are reflecting on the plentiful fruits of hard labor and looking forward to reaping the benefits of all the work that went into shooting Roxë15.

We are now raising money to finish this film on IndieGoGo until September 30.
Check us out and please chip in to bring a fresh outlook to science fiction.
ROXË15 ON INDIEGOGO UNTIL 9.30.13

Have a good holiday!

IT AIN’T OVER! ROXË15 ON INDIEGOGO

rx visor_72_450 poster_purple_TITLEHello Big World!

It’s been an intense past few weeks.
Our Kickstarter campaign ended this AM under goal — but we’re NOT out of the game.
HUGE THANKS to our generous backers, who inspired us with their faith in this project!
We’ve picked up where we left off on IndieGoGo, a platform that will let us keep whatever funds we raise at the end of our campaign, regardless of goal.

Roxë15 will be on IndieGoGo until September 30, 2013
NOW THAT YOU HAVE MORE TIME, VISIT AND CONTRIBUTE!
YOUR SUPPORT WILL DEFINITELY REACH US!

We look forward to reaching more supporters, making new friends and fans, and at the end of the month, MOVING INTO POST-PRODUCTION!

Stick with this groundbreaking project! We are 1,001% committed to this film!
Believe in me, believe in the amazing, talented cast and crew who came together to create a bold new vision of science fiction and most of all,
KEEP BELIEVING IN ROXË!
COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THIS FILM
ROXË15