Indeed….what she said (so well). For now, let’s just stick with business. I suspect that, as with much cultural progress facing futile resistance these days, the money will win out in the end. Women spend a lotof money going to the movies; neglecting that audience/market segment is simply idiotic. And I, for one, am not an idiot. That is all.
It’s been a long slide downhill since the original….
If you care about sci-fi, check out this piece entitled “How Star Wars Ruined Sci-Fi.” It’s one of the best op-ed pieces I’ve read in a minute. Big up to this writer for so eloquently and insightfully discussing the demise of sci-fi film and the slippery slope of commercialism that has transformed the very chromosomes of the American film industry — particularly science fiction. Yes, there is a business that supports film — but do not get it twisted: filmmaking is an art.
I give the writer, Lewis Beale, even more love for not only shouting out Octavia Butler, but also for pointing out the insanity of her work and the work of other top-notch sci-fi novelists (like Joe Halderman’s The Forever War) not being adapted to film because they’re ‘too smart’ and don’t fit into Hollywood’s moronically simplistic sci-fi lexicon of CGI, weapons battles and tired archetypes. Can I get a witness?
I have two things to say: a new day is dawning…and sci-fi 4eva!
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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.
How intimate are you and your technology? Do you trust it? Do you need it? Do you want it — even miss it — when you’re away from it? Now imagine that your technology felt the same things for you….and more. Could you….would you…..cross that line?
Her is a intriguing, visionary look at the next level of humanity’s relationship with tech. Take it from CyberGeek #1, Spike Jonze and his cast did their thing — they created an eloquent, realistic, tech-driven near-future sci-fi flick that’s actually all about the human heart and soul. This one will stick in your head, especially if you’re listening toward the end. (Oh, and BTW: donot let the corny commercial throw you off.)
Sean Young as Rachael in the classic, “Blade Runner”
You’re probably wondering: Where in the world is Roxë?
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!
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.
We have officially concluded the IndieGoGo campaign for Roxë15!
Thanks to the backing of visionary and generous supporters, we are headed toward post-production. We SO appreciate everyone who gave to this project.
Thank you for being invested!
We eternally grateful for all of the many forms of love that have come to this project from so many corners. Without audience, there is no point — so having you with us means everything…. and we will be loving you right back. We very much look forward to presenting a sci-fi film that is fresh, authentic and innovative. Roxë15 will represent a new voice and a new perspective, in a new way. Namaste.
If you missed us on IGG,
the production accepts donations ongoing through PayPal: Roxë15 on PAYPAL