Road To Reminiscence Documentary- Review

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“An uplifting documentary celebrating the lives of love ones who has perished by a group of friends. Never mind the technical part of the film– This is a must see and would be considered an example set for us all. “

– Philip A. Mc Carthy

Independent films are created to cater to a small number of people that had intentions to entertain their audience. “The Road To Reminiscence” presented by Redonkulous Entertainment are transparent with their objectives.

This film is about the bond, tenure and unity of family amongst a group of friends that celebrate the loss of loved ones within a community. The documentary is their continued eulogy from each family member complimented by musical compositions by which each nine-member team member of Redonkulous felt towards their family member. 

The idea of turning their united grief into a one hour and forty-four-minute documentary is not only remarkable but also an eternal display of the inspirations left behind from the perished souls.

** Read the full article on January 15, 2021, via The Worthwhile Journal.

The Road To Reminiscence is starring:

Kevin The Co-Founder Martin, Tanya “The First Lady” Fields, and Efrain “The Lead Artist” Arana III. Also featured in the cast are Atlantic County Residents, Rapper, Shawn Rock; Kyle “40” Lee, Lakeith “Ace King, Walter “Wise” Charleston, Josh “The Assistant Queen, Shavonna Moe Morris, Virginia “Aunt Gin” Queen, and Victor “Da Villain” Jones.

Facebook: @RedonkulousEntertainment Instagram: @redonkulousent Twitter: https://twitter.com/REUniverse08401

Documentary: “Navras”

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Not just your average travelling run and shoot documentary!

It took Director Marco Huertas, three years to picture puzzle through film the life and death variations in six countries. (Cambodia, Germany, India, Macao, Nepal, Thailand). Why? We encourage you to ask him.

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From our standpoint we were wondering exactly that? Throughout the near 15 minute documentary we waited patiently but what kept our interest was the remarkable cinematography and sound that complimented his objective. Its good!

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Smartphone/shortfilm: “Stock Footage”

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Directed by: Keith Saltojanes

“At first we thought this was a joke of some kind. Then we realised Director Keith Saltojanes was doing exactly that. Taking the mickey of out the industry of copying and free use footage.. Something we are all guilty of.”

OFFICIAL TRAILER TO : “STOCK FOOTAGE” – Via Regular Coffee Production. All Rights Reserved.2021

A perfect example of an overly saturated industry!

Music video: “Talkin that Mumbo Jumbo 2018”

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Visual artist and director, George Wada, somehow manages to set examples of what an illustrated musical composition should look like in digital storytelling.

The 1945 film noir “Detour” is the backdrop for Texas blues rocker Steve Hill song “Talkin’ that Mumbo Jumbo” as we take a journey through America’s media culture.

Mr Wada, of Dog Paw Productions, has taken a simple concept of editing with unlimited resources from a collection of films and applied it to a song that wouldn’t normally see the light of day. We do hope Steve Hill appreciates the concept of Wada’s vision that has complimented his music.

For more information contact George Wada at Dog Paw Production

Short Film: “Below A Darkwood”

“A remarkable film, that verifies the truth eventually always surfaces!”- Samansta Leoncio Fitts III

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Director Bill Slovick, film Below A Darkwood, displays the mirrored experiences we all faces when someone leaves within an uncertainty of no return. The memories that are left behind are just as painful as saying goodbye, but eventually we all have to. The cinematography in the film shows a return of what the industry use to consider as “Fantastic B Rated/ Independent Film” .

Synopsis: A missing woman. A troubled man. A dark wood full of mystery. What moves among the trees? What secrets lie buried? And what comes creeping in the dead of night?

Bill Slovick is an international award-winning director, producer, sound designer, and editor, and an award-nominated cinematographer and scorer. He lives in Ballston Lake, New York with his wife June, where he is a full-time daddy to their 3-year-old son. His most recent project was editing the comedy feature film “Melt On This” in 2020, accomplished during naptimes, evenings, and weekends, soon to be available on Amazon Prime.
Bill’s first film “Below A Dark Wood” has been recognized by 108 film festivals and competitions across all 6 continents and won 19 awards as a 62-time nominee/finalist. His film has screened to live audiences in over 10 different countries and across all regions of the USA.

Gato Encerrado (“Trapped Cat”)

This comedy is very funny. After watching this we can only assume this was unscripted. I wonder how many times this has happened to others. Karma!

Samansta Leoncio Fitts III

“Smart, clever, creative and funny!”

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If one cannot take two minutes of their busy lifestyle to laugh then they probably are wasting their time reading this. This short film consists of everything that should be added to a smartphone short film. We love it. This is what one would call: “Utilizing your skillset when you are stuck in confinement!”

“Gato Ence Rrado (Trapped Cat)”

Written, Produced, Directed by: Jaime Fidalgo Key Cast: Raul Insa , Poyete The Cat

The Director: Jaime Fidalgo

Of creative mind and restless spirit, always in search of the next film challenge, Jaime Fidalgo is a writer-director born in Madrid, Spain, but raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he spent his childhood and discovered his passion for movie making. Trained at the New York Film Academy in filmmaking and specialized in screenwriting at the Vancouver Film School, he has written and directed eight music videos and fourteen short films that have been screened around the world, with a positive route in the most varied film festivals in which more than 400 official selections and 40 awards are added.

https://instagram.com/jaimefilma http://jaimefidalgo.com/

The Further- “Other Side Of The Valley” single review

By: Jerome Fitts

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The “Other Side Of The Valley” single by  the Derby, United Kingdom based band, The Further reassures us that melodies that compliments emotions still exist. The Brit Pop influence three piece band (James- drums, Barrington-gutair and Peter-vocals), collectively wrote the song in the early stages of the winter with the intentions of a winter feel. However, the results will inequivically ride throughout the four seasons.

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The roadtrip music lovers lyrics “I hope you can hear me, I am here if you need me” will stick out. After reviewing the starlets who happens be on the active Soundhub Label, (WJ) , just as yourselves will be eagerly awaiting  for more. If anyone of you can remember a song that you don’t want to end, then this is it. The single which will inevitably be considered a film score anthem consistently delivers a tone that is never ending.

Follow the band & label below:

www.Twitter.com/TheFurtherUK

www.Facebook.com/TheFurtherUK

www.SoundCloud.com/TheFurtherUK

https://www.sound-hub.com/

 

“Selfie Music” – Smokin’ Mirrors and Delusional Self Entitlements

“Selfie Music”

Smokin’ Mirrors and Delusional Self Entitlements

   Jerome Fitts

Here we are some two years later after the “Who Do Think They Are?” post and it seems that although the reaction was positive and there has been over 97K followers that read the article, the truth is, the submissions from DIY artist to the public and within the music industry has gotten worse.

Sure there are the renditions of tapes, CD’s and Vinyl along with the current trend of streaming that keeps the music industry machine going and this is great. However, the approach and the delivery of quality music is still lost in the mix bowl of talent or should we say self entitled talent.

We can blame the discovery of taking pictures in mirrors (selfies) as a perfect example of people who are looking at themselves in mirrors based on what their own delusions are. The facts are the same within the current state of music delivery and some of these artist are delusional. There are some amazing music out there and good music still sells while a great song will live forever. The 7.5 billion census question is:

Where is it?”

The hilarious "like" my page adverts. Used by kind permission.2016
The hilarious “like” my page adverts.
Used by kind permission.2016

These days you can’t create a social media page or troll your own social media site, most notably Twitter or Facebook, without those selfie musicians demanding you to check out their music or video. But one has to wonder or ask several questions and among those important questions its always: “Whats next? Or even better “Why?” At some point most of the new age artist or selfie artist are demanding you check out their material as if its going to bring them fame. In this day and age where our beloved YouTube has replaced television or  music video channels, anyone can buy impressions or views for the videos they upload. If there are a million and one likes or views are we suppose to follow a trend based on the number of views or does this mean that because there are a certain number of views then its quality or like-able material. 

First and foremost, if its already out there then someone will “check it out” even if its yourself. Yes that is right, you can pay someone to “get likes” after posting some of the music then celebrate as if you are a star. Imagine someone desperate enough to pay for likes or followers that leave no comments or invite you to play live in their city. Maybe there should be an additional option for the public to choose from based on the statistics that are also displayed such as geographical and demographic analytical views. Then again this would shatter the glass mirror so maybe its better to leave it smoking to fulfill those delusions. Need we say more?

According to Webster Dictionary: The definition of desperate is: (of a person) having a great need or desire for something. In reference to this piece its about demanding likes or followers. Hilarious or not it is without question a cruel reality.

Kiss Army advert. Getty Images. 2016
Kiss Army advert. Getty Images. 2016

Remember the days when we would sing in the mirror and pose as if you were Paul Stanley from KISS or Madonna then tell your friends or family to come and see. Well its the same isn’t it? In modern times the translation of “check this out” would mean “hey look at me, I think I am sexy or I can sing so follow me!” Funny right. Has anyone wrote an honest and constructive comment on those posts? Was your comment deleted and your profile blocked only for the submitter of the post to destroy you in a response without you being in a position to defend your initial comment. The results is smoking mirrors or selfie music that makes up the body of smoking mirrors. It makes you wonder what independent music is these days if that is the case. One can also wonder why these artist are not asking the public what they think and accepting the response. It seems this would be the logical way of not only building a brand through genuine followers but its also a way to expand their sound. Are these artist are afraid to find out the truth? Is this a new genre being created within this selfish industry? Here we go: Cowards of Selfie Music.

Where did being creative and different go to?

Over the years there has been some exceptions to the growing trend in remarkable artist such as Lindsey Stirling, but we all have to agree that her formula, style and quality of material is above the norm. The result has seen the Los Angeles starlet sell out theaters and arenas around the world yet you wouldn’t find her playing live at an in-house popular music awards. Maybe the judges or panel of such awards are mechanical or machines as they are year after year selecting the same shite music such as Drake, Rihanna and some other copycat self proclaimed pimp or whore. The moral police of music have unfortunately succumbed to supporting the new genre of clown music. Charlie Chaplin and crew have to be in heaven going f**ks sake!

Here we go, the definition of courage in the Webster Dictionary is: Strength in the face of pain or grief. Bravery

In this case its about the artist pouring their heart and soul into their sound by mastering their craft to express themselves. The courageous part of it is, they are leaving it up to the recipient (listener) to chose for themselves.

Does it work? Sure these artist are putting their dreams into motion without feeling the public owes them something. They promote themselves just as much as the professionals does but the successful ones never go rogue. They sweat and win together and those standards are based on a delegated process within each sector of working behind the music. The formula is quite simple, everyone is on the same page.There is music out there that genuine labels and distributors believe in such as Proper Music Distribution that works with large and small booking agencies. The thing of it is that those reputable entities working relationship is based on the belief in the same artist genuine promotion.


For those that are reading this lengthy piece, try it out. When it comes to approaching PR companies, due your due diligence and ask what is the finish line. Have the courage to look past the name dropping some may use to secure your check but look deep into their strategy in regards to your music.

The positive side to hiring professionals, if you take yourself serious enough, you can learn from their mistakes as well as get better along the way.

For the artist that are reading this and will continue to partake in the DIY system, take a deep breath and don’t add to much water into the instant gratification process of your music. You will receive exactly what you put into your music and if you don’t require professionals to handle your music then the reality is you don’t need the public. So.. What is your objective? – Selfie Music. Have fun in your bedroom or kitchen performing to the smoking mirrors.

In closing, good food is like good music, we just eat it and it becomes our favorite food and its what you prefer. When the package or label of the food or music is presented right it looks and smells good and more than likely it will taste good. But if the package and label of the food or music looks cheap and smell like shite, then it probably is!

Enjoy..

Jerome Beau Fitts

Introducing “The Eve” Short Film

The Eve Short Film promotional poster. Used By Kind permission. 2016
The Eve Short Film promotional poster. Used By Kind permission. 2016

The world-wide Film Festival favorite THE EVE by director Luca Machnich is a thriller. Imagine having a family tragedy and meeting up with Santa Claus. An innocent imagination while longing to escape makes up a must see summer short horror film. As of May 2016, the film has won an astonishing 78 film festival awards.

CAST
Valerio Santosuosso, Mary Wall, Ulf Kusdas, Maurizio Rapotec.

SYNOPSIS

Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen.