Monday, June 13, 2022

Director Freddie Jarrett’s Indie Thriller Short Film “Cicada” Examines Our Obsession with the Perfection of Social Media Versus Real Life Expectations at a Cottage in the Woods


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June 13, 2022

Director Freddie Jarrett’s Indie Thriller Short Film “Cicada” Examines Our Obsession with the Perfection of Social Media Versus Real Life Expectations at a Cottage in the Woods

Orlando, FL - In the short horror film “Cicada”, a young couple gets more than what they anticipated at a secluded romantic getaway in the woods. When an invisible foreign presence attacks them throughout the night, they realize that the glowing reviews and ratings they saw online aren’t exactly correct. Lead actress Roxy Rivera and director/producer/writer/actor Freddie Jarrett convey the terror and fear that arises when they are held hostage to the ratings and approval of others. The tense moments scored by Kathleen Enriquez and Bernard Kyer’s cicada sound design keep the viewer stuck in determining what is real. With minimalist dialogue and creepy cuts, Jarrett’s screenplay will have you trapped in the terror and despair, unable to escape the nightmare.

While traveling to an Airbnb in the woods, Jarrett was curious about how a UFO sighting might be perceived in 2021. His story took form as he connected the problems that arise when we become accustomed to our obsessions with perfection and reject anything that doesn’t fit our narrative. Jarrett explores how our reliance on social media keeps us stuck with unrealistic expectations and stunts our ability to adapt to change. In the end, the couple leaves the cottage and recommends the place to others because they aren’t ready to admit the terror they faced, resulting in the cycle doomed to repeat again.

Originally created for The Orlando Independent Filmmakers (OIF) Chaos Challenge, Jarrett’s film “Cicada” is currently on the festival circuit for the next few months. The film has already received an Honorable Mention at the ATX Short Film Showcase, Best Sound Design at the Thrills and Chills Film Awards, and Best Sci-Fi at the KINGS CROSS FILM AWARDS. Jarrett is an accomplished director, producer, writer, and actor who has received a total of 9 awards for his three short films (“Cicada”, “Woke”, and “The Girl with the Pumpkin”) and has starred in over 36 short films and feature-length films.


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For more information or to conduct an interview, please contact Freddie Jarrett at 321-745-5072 or email mr.freddiej1@gmail.com.

Film Freeway: filmfreeway.com/afilmbyfreddie 

IMDB: imdb.com/name/nm9021283/?ref_=tt_ov_dr 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mr_freddiej/ 

YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCtM1kUq2L842Y3YYBy7MTHQ


Cicada Review

Cicada is a 2022 short horror film directed by Freddie Jarrett who also wrote the script. It is a confidently made genre flick.

It follows a young couple who go to a secluded romantic getaway in a cottage that has glowing reviews and ratings online. However, a perfect night quickly turns into a nightmare as they are attacked by an invisible demonic spirit of sorts and they cannot escape it. Eventually, the two leave the cottage seemingly happy in spite of what happened to them and ending up recommending the place to others on the Internet as well.

The film isn’t just a regular horror short, but it offers a deeper metaphor about the seemingly inescapable reality of online recommendations and ratings system that leaves most people hostage to it. The movie is creepy and very well executed in its scenes of terror that are further elevated by strong acting from its two leads, but what it says about our current obsession with ratings says a lot.

Cicada is also aptly titled as the sound of cicadas and crickets fulfill many moments here. The idyllic cottage is very well shot and the film is well directed and superbly scripted in particular as Jarrett’s screenplay with minimalist dialogue is thematically intriguing, but never forgetting to be scary as is expected of horror stories.

As a result, Cicada is a very successful indie short that benefits from a strong atmosphere of terror and despair that are further complemented by an interesting central metaphor and excellent technical aspects. It’s a very original short indeed.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Introducing Terah Lynn: The extraordinary story of Blue Collar Barbie


Appalachian native Terah Lynn left her home in the mountains at a young age with nothing but a backpack and a guitar. The six-foot-tall powerhouse traveled for years, working hard labor in the hot southern sun doing everything from roofing to sheetrocking to ditch digging.

In 2020, Terah was discovered by Grammy, Dove and Stellar Award-winning producer, Billy Dorsey while living in Houston and promptly released her debut EP "Wild Calling" with singles hitting No. 4 and No. 5 on the iTunes Blues Charts.

Fast forward to 2021 when Terah made history being hired as the first-ever female supervisor of Gibson Guitar's lumber mill in Nashville. She packed her bags and headed to Music City to work for the famous guitar brand and to make her Nashville debut. She recorded her latest single, "Landmines" produced by Jeff Huskins of the multiplatinum award-winning band,' Little Texas' on Music Row. The single dropped 4.15.22 and was spun on radio stations across the U.S. and was added to several Hit Country playlists on Spotify.

Terah is currently recording several new singles, produced by Award-winning producer, Dean Miller, son of Country Music Hall of Fame's Roger Miller.

This unique artist, who has been dubbed the "Blue Collar Barbie" boasts a gritty vocal tone that has been likened to legends like Melissa Etheridge, Tracy Chapman, and Bonnie Tyler.

In addition to working for the famous guitar brand, she is also the owner of Bridge Music Magazine, a Nashville digital publication in partnership with Universal Music Group.

Interview with Terah Lynn

AIM: Thank you so much for coming on All Indie Magazine. First question, who inspired you to want to pursue your career in music?

Terah Lynn: Thank you for having me! That’s a great question! I think it was a combination of my little blue-eyed, blonde haired Mama and Johnny Cash. My mom was really the only person in my life that never laughed at my dreams or chastised me for being different and creative. She gave me the space and safety to be an artist. Johnny Cash was my first musical love as a kid. He was gritty, moody and honest. I always say the torture in his voice resonated with my own so I always related to and was inspired by him.

AIM: You recently released a song called, “Landmines”. Can you talk about this track and tell us the process and who you worked with on the production? 

Terah Lynn: Landmines was a fun track! I wrote it in my head while working on the bandsaw at Gibson’s lumber mill last summer. It helped me process what I was going through relationally at the time. 

It was recorded on Music Row at Sound Stage studios. Jeff Huskins of Little Texas produced the track and brought in some phenomenal musicians to bring the song to life. It was awe-inspiring watching that team work, I am so honored to have had them all involved.

AIM: You first were recognized for your single “Not So Nice” and it was also during the pandemic. How did releasing your music in 2020 affect your career? 

Terah Lynn: Oh gosh, well that was such an unexpected season but it taught me so much. Because we unknowingly released it right before the world shut down, it delayed everything. Every artist putting out music at the time was understandably overshadowed by the collective tragedy the world was facing so it really knocked us down but even so, the response to that song was incredible! I really couldn't ask for a better group of fans. I am a firm believer in God’s timing though, that sometimes what is best for us is to have to wait. It’s extremely character-building.

AIM: For a rising music artist, what do you think has been the toughest part about this journey?

Terah Lynn: I would have to say learning that it truly is a business. I think every doe-eyed artist comes into it thinking it’s completely centered on the art, and it’s not. It’s the music business and operates like one. But once you start to learn that, and learn not to be controlled by it, you can learn how to exist inside of the business model while still maintaining your creativity. After all, some of the best art is created in adversity so the challenge of it I think makes us dig our roots a bit deeper.

AIM: What are your top 3 music artists that you loved as a child that you never get tired of hearing?

Terah Lynn: Definitely Johnny Cash. And I absolutely love CCR and of course the Queen Dolly Parton.

AIM: Who do you consider your most influential artists of today?

Terah Lynn: I still find the most influential artists to be those like Dolly Parton, Reba, Loretta Lynn and the like. The current artists are really just a product of their hard work so while I enjoy what they’re doing, I know that what exists in them was only made possible by the blood sweat and tears of those before us.

AIM: Do your songs represent a story about yourself or are they simply creative works based on your imagination?  

Terah Lynn: There are almost always something I’m going through that I’m processing, and from that, I just try to paint the picture for it in a relatable way. The best compliments I get are the ones that say “This made me feel so understood” and “I relate to this more than you know” - That’s why I love to write. I’ve felt so alone for a lot of my formative years and if I can do anything to make someone feel a little less alone, then I can call my life a success.

AIM: Some people say writing songs is hard. Some people say creating the music to convey what you envision your music to sound like is the hardest part. What do you think has been the toughest part of writing and creating music?

Terah Lynn: For me, it’s really the music itself. Lyrics are my heart but music and arrangements are difficult. I play a little bit but I’m not innately a musician. Because of the manual labor Ive done in my life, I’ve had my right shoulder reconstructed 3 separate times and because of that, I can only play the guitar for a little while before my hand completely goes numb so I’ve really hard to learn to write in other ways. And because I’m naturally introverted and always in my end, that’s where I end up going to write. Words come easy, but definitely not the music!

AIM: I know it might be too early to say so this early in your career, but what are you thankful for?

Terah Lynn: Aw it’s never too early to be thankful! I have so many things I’m thankful for but if I had to pick one I would just say I’m thankful for the people I’ve met on this journey. I love people and meeting so many different, amazing artists, managers, producers, labels, etc has been such a blessing. I wish I could list them all. They have blessed my life and made me a better person.

AIM: Are you working on new material to release in the near future? If so, what is something you can share with us right now?

Terah Lynn: Yes! I am about to get back in the studio to finish a project we started a few months ago. A single called, “So Strong” I wrote that in my head, sent it to my amazing manager and she said “That’s the one!” So I’m excited to finish that one up and get it out into the world to hear.

AIM: If you had one or even two million dollars set aside to do whatever you want, what would you invest that money into right now?

Terah Lynn: I love this question! People! I really have gone through such an interesting year of finding myself, my purpose and truly realizing what is important in the world and it is always PEOPLE! There will never be anything more worth your time and money than investing in another person. When I was a little girl, I started this list of people I met that if I ever got rich, I would just mail them a bunch of money, and I still have that list today so it’s only a matter of time!

AIM: If there was a major festival you could headline or even be announced on the roster, which one would you want to be on?

Terah Lynn: Oh man, it’s so hard to pick one specifically because it is just as much an honor to me to be invited to a big festival as it is to be invited to a dive bar on a weeknight. Even after all this time, it’s just so amazing to me that people want to listen to me so each invite, I am incredibly thankful!

AIM: If you could meet any person or celebrity right now, who would you love to spend the day with?  

Terah Lynn: I would have to say Dolly Parton. First and foremost to thank her. Then to glean from her, to soak up her wisdom and knowledge and hope that some of her genius would rub off on me. I think it’s so easy for the next generation to get enamored with the “next big things” and as talented as they are, we shouldn’t forget those who have pioneered and paved the way for us to be here! None of this was possible without them. Nowadays, we are rarely breaking down walls, its all fairly “easy” and people like Dolly are the reason. They broke the glass ceilings, they endured the skepticism and sexism and prejudice. They fought battles we could not even imagine to pave the way for us to casually upload our music. I would love the opportunity to thank Dolly and people like her whose pain served a greater purpose for us all.

AIM: Thank you so much for coming on All Indie Magazine. We wish you the very best and we hope to see your name everywhere very soon!

Find more of Terah Lynn at: 

Official website: https://terahlynnmusic.com/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/26Zx9YA6ZRj4EMV3pEQRmF?si=-ypqeI2iT8S4o8wuoITIEA&nd=1

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/landmines/1617681292?i=1617681396 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terahlynnofficial/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@terahlynnofficial

Amazon Music: Link

FOR BOOKING CONTACT: INFO@TERAHLYNNMUSIC.COM

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Introducing Americana-singer songwriter, Sydney Hansen

Sydney Hansen is a 19 year old Americana- Southern Rock singer songwriter who hails from Duluth, Minnesota.

Sydney started singing and dancing since she was a young child and has no intention on stopping anytime soon.

She has been writing and has been traveling back and forth to Nashville to record her hit songs with producer Kent Wells best known for Dolly Parton and Reba.

Look for Sydney as she will be a household name soon

Find more of Sydney Hansen at:

Official website: https://www.instagram.com/sydneyhansenofficial/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/sydneyhansenmusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SydneyHansenOfficial

Featured song: Pretend Love by @NameisGlitter

Veteran singer songwriter out of Dallas, TX re-emerges with a new genre and a new single entitled, "Pretend Love". 

In Glitter's new project with the help of Producers John Dufilho and Salim Nourallah of Pleasantry Lane Studio, she crafted the production and sound she had longed for. 

Previously known as a Southern Rock artist, it was not a sound she saw herself doing. Glitter's musical taste are mostly based on modern Indie Rock and Indie Pop. With the addition of Jett Raines (The Snafu) on keys, David Crandall (Teen Wolves) on bass, and Mac Bain (Just Jaded & No Medina) on drums, it was easier to rebrand the music closer to how she heard it in her own head.  

The latest single, "Pretend Love" is a lyrical driven track about superficial relationships based on unrealistic expectations and foolish adolescent head games. As they often do, these relationships tend to fall apart. The music video directed by Candice Payne (Duck Dynasty, Cheaters) starring Remy Reilly, Jett Raines, Amy Kathleen (Almost Jaded), and Neb Ermias plays out a scenario in where the antagonist played by Jett Raines finds another love interest at an arcade, when the protagonist played by Remy Reilly realizes they don't belong together and she returns his gift to her. It's a fun and well directed video that accurately compliments the lyrics.  

Listen for this single now playing on 91.7 KXT, Deep Ellum Radio, KGUP FM Emerge Radio, and
watch the music video on YouTube

Find more of Glitter at:

Official website: https://nameisglitter.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nameisglitter/

Twitter: https://www.Twitter.com/nameisglitter

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/nameisglitter

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/nameisGLITTER


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SAVARRE Has Set High Benchmarks With Its New Single “Scars.”

After releasing their latest single, “Scars,” the avant-garde spectra rock band SAVARRE has established  itself as one of the most talented musical ensembles. SAVARRE’s music is a blend of Baroque, Medieval, and alternative rock genres and is known for its unflinching authenticity. Scars,” the band SAVARRE’s newest track, is a surefire hit. After hearing “Scars,” you’ll know you’re in for something special. Although it is unquestionably creative and original, it is also immensely accessible, thanks to its dynamic soundscape and foreboding climactic tones. Additionally, the band pays homage to artists like St. Vincent and Evanescence while creating its own unique sound. To create a gorgeous arrangement that seems well-balanced, well-thought-out, and gloriously organic all the way through, the band has incorporated every element, from addictive choruses to dark, sweeping melodies.

Shannon Denise Evans, the band’s lead singer, is well-known for her ability to bring songs to life via her impassioned singing. A multi-talented musician and author best recognized for her work, she demonstrates her talent for telling stories via music. “Scars” is a new uniting single that exhibits Evans’ stunning voice and the emotional depth of her personal experiences. Shannon believes that her endured hardships have made her stronger, smarter, and more tenacious. Now that she has come to a complete understanding of her own identity and acceptance of who she is, she proudly displays her scars. This song is for you if you don’t know how to deal with awful situations and feelings!

You can stream “Scars” everywhere, including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Check out 
SAVARRE’s Instagram page for more information on the band and its upcoming endeavors!

Link to the single:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2hHaDKvDWjDKHD86dsSqaT

Connect on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/savarreofficial/

Fanlink:

https://fanlink.to/SAVARREOfficial


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Asher Laub Has Released Another Terrific Cover Track, "Say So."

"Say So," the newest single from DJ violinist Asher Laub, follows in the footsteps of previous hits "Easy On Me," "Indigo," and "Golden." His latest track, "Say So," is his fourth release in the year 2022, which is now available for streaming across all platforms. "Say So" is a new Doja Cat cover song reworked by the gifted artist in instrumental form. It features that timeless disco-funk groove. Strings are the primary instrument in his studio work, with low bass, guitar, percussion, and a little synthesizer thrown in for good measure. Asher's ability to elicit good feelings from his listeners is not limited to clubs but can also be used while studying or simply relaxing.

Asher Laub is a gifted violinist, composer, producer, and performer located in New York City. His lofty goal is to overhaul the music industry by making the violin and modern music production more widely popular through all of the modern communication channels at his disposal. He has loved music since he was small. The violin lessons he received when he was two years old led to his participation in the Buffalo Philharmonic at the age of thirteen. In addition to his concerts at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Jacob Javits Center, Asher Laub has performed on four continents as a soloist. He has also been featured on PBS, CNN, WABC, NBC, and a slew of other big news organizations. Asher Laub is focused on achieving massive success in the music industry and inspiring others to carve out their own unique niches in the same way that he did.

"Say So" is now available on all streaming platforms, including Spotify and YouTube. You can visit


Asher Laub's website or follow him on his Instagram handle to know more about his upcoming projects.

Listen on Spotify
Listen on YouTube
Connect on Instagram: @asherlaub

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Aftermath: Interview with Trish Discord

Trish Discord is an Indie/Alternative artist from Queens, New York. Her style has been compared to Evanescence and The Cranberries. Her main musical influences are Linkin Park, Mitski, Paramore, Kerli, The Birthday Massacre, and Falling in Reverse. She plays shows monthly on her Instagram channel to connect with her fanbase and has been a guest performer on Indie Star Radio and Pistacio Argentina.

She has two degrees in psychology. It inspired her to incorporate mental health issues into her music. Trish has been singing all of her life and started taking professional guitar lessons in college. Her first album, "Is This My Mental Breakdown?" dedicates each song to a different mental disorder. Her new album, “The Aftermath of 2016” talks about some of the personal and political struggles going on at the time and how she learned to cope with them. Coming out June 17th, 2022 on all streaming platforms!

 

Interview with Trisha Discord

AIM: Thank you so much for coming on All Indie Magazine. First question, who inspired you to want to pursue your career in music?

@TrishDiscord: Hmm I would say in terms of artist it would definitely be Paramore, Mitski, Falling in Reverse, Linkin Park, and so many more. For inspiration that I could do it myself, I would say some local bands in the scene as well as youtubers like Violet Orlandi have inspired me greatly.

AIM: You recently released a new music video called, “Desire”. Can you talk about this video and tell us the process and who you worked with to make this happen? 

@TrishDiscord: (I have 2 new music videos I would rather promote as Desire is older)

AIM: You plan on releasing some music videos with this new album. Can you talk about these videos and tell us the process and who you worked with to make this happen? 

@TrishDiscord: Sure! I had worked with Willsin Studios on my previous videos and used them again to create a music video for “I Can’t Wait to Forget You” and “In Another Life”. I plan to release “I Can’t Wait to Forget You” the same day as the album is released and will have “In Another Life” released about a week or so later. I shot these videos partly at the studio in Rockaway and partly at a temporary art exhibit in Time Square, so I can’t wait for everyone to see the cool effects we added. I also invested in a projector and used it in both videos so I am extremely excited for everyone to see the results we came up with!

AIM: It appears you started your music career during the pandemic. What exactly was your push that got you to start creating music for others to hear? 

@TrishDiscord: I had created these songs before the pandemic and knew that I wanted to release them no matter what, so when the pandemic happened I did my best to continue learning to market myself and adapt to being a musician more online than in person. I think it gave me the time I needed to grow and learn some of the basics of being a musician during that time.


AIM: Would you consider music to be your personal therapist? 

@TrishDiscord: 100% I think I was my outlet to realize some of the emotions I myself didn’t always want to face. For example, this album had songs where after writing them I realized I was not coming from the best place and things needed to change in my personal life.

AIM: What are your top 3 music artists that you loved as a child that you never get tired of hearing?

@TrishDiscord: Hmm I would say when I first started learning how to sing I always sang along with Evanescence and enjoyed their tracks. Then later on that became Hayley Williams of Paramore and eventually Mitski. I would say those are the artists from my childhood and young adulthood that always resonated with me.

AIM: Who are your favorite artists of today?

@TrishDiscord: At the moment my music taste is a mix of Indie, 80s, and Alternative Rock/Metal. I love indie artists like Kerli and Mitski but also always have Roxy Music, New Order, and Talking Heads in my playlist. For my heavier music I listen to Linkin Park, Falling in Reverse, Bring me the Horizon, and Nine Inch Nails.

AIM: Does music run in your family and are they supportive of your pursuit in Entertainment?

@TrishDiscord: Yes, most of my family members learned an instrument at some point but most did not keep up with it as well. They were very supportive of my passion and like to hear my music.

AIM: Some people say writing songs is hard. Some people say creating the music to convey what you envision your music to sound like is the hardest part. What do you think has been the toughest part of your career as an artist so far?

@TrishDiscord: I think the hardest part has been trying to find the musical style that fits my voice that I am happy with. I think in this genre I switched between a few genres and I had to adapt to that with each song and make sure it suited me too.

AIM: For a rising music artist, what do you think has been the toughest part about this journey?

@TrishDiscord: I think learning how to market yourself along with being an artist can be the difficult since that is a job in itself. For me, I always try to remain authentic and stick with themes in my life that have really resonated with me to create my music. You have to be able to find people with a similar mindset who like the sound you are creating as well which can be harder than it sounds.

AIM: I know it might be too early to say so this early in your career, but what are you thankful for?

@TrishDiscord: I am thankful for all the connections I have met in this short time as I felt like I had known some of these people for longer. I have gained many new friendships from being part of the music scene and wouldn’t trade that for the world.

AIM: Are you working on new material to release in the near future? If so, what is something you can share with us right now?

@TrishDiscord: After the album I have a single I may release late summer/early fall. Then after that, who knows! I will always be writing but also have to budget my projects as well.

AIM: If you had one or even two million dollars set aside to do whatever you want, what would you invest that money into right now?

@TrishDiscord: I would create an indie label for myself and all the other talented artists I know to be properly represented and get the exposure they deserve! Then I would create a ton of albums and employ producers and mixers I know to work on them!

AIM: If there was a major festival you could headline or even be announced on the roster, which one would you want to be on?

@TrishDiscord: Anything rock related sounds good to me! Maybe the Louder than Life Festival.

AIM: If you could meet any person right now, who would you love to spend the day with?  

@TrishDiscord: I would love to spend the day with an indie artist like Mitski or Kerli and ask them if they liked being lesser known and independent or a bigger star more. I would also ask what the inspiration was for their songs and about their songwriting process.

AIM: Thank you so much for coming on All Indie Magazine. We wish you the very best and we hope to see your name everywhere very soon!

@TrishDiscord: Thank you so much! 

Find Trish Discord at:

https://linktr.ee/trishdiscord

Presave link: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/trishdiscord/the-aftermath-of-2016

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

From Brazil to Los Angeles: An interview with Laisa M. Santos, Director of Photography


Laisa M. Santos is a Cinematographer born and raised in Brazil. She graduated from PUC - MG (Faculty of Communication and Arts) in 2018 and since then she has been working in many projects as a Cinematographer and Assistant Camera. During her time at university, Laisa gained experience in every area of filmmaking but chose Cinematography as her primary interest. She has worked in many short films, music videos, TV productions, documentaries and feature films.

In 2019, Laisa moved to Los Angeles, California to expand her knowledge and experience in cinematography and now she is preparing to DP her first feature film.



Interview with Laisa M. Santos

Laisa, so nice to finally talk to you. You have been growing in the film industry for the past few years and now you are working in the pre production of your first feature film in Los Angeles. What can you tell us about it?

I’m super excited for this project and yes, pre-production has started. We have a locked script in which I’m one of the writers, alongside Clara Rena Faria. The story is about a relationship between mother and daughter and how their childhood memories will bring them together. 

It’s a personal topic to me and I’m excited to see how it will look on camera. I have started a lookbook for the project, so I’m choosing the color palette, shots, angles…The style approach will be very subtle, soft, high key lighting but not as dramatic. The flashbacks will follow the same characteristics but with a blue tonality.

We will be shooting with the Alexa Mini LF, one of my favorite cameras, and the lens choice is the set of Cooke Panchro/i Classic. I plan to play a little bit with filters to help create the visuals I imagine and add to the storytelling.








You talked about doing lookbooks for the project. Is that your first approach to visual storytelling after accepting a project?

Lookbooks are very important because it is a way to fully understand the complexity of the entire visual aspect of the project. Not everybody does it but it really works for me and how I like to work. I don’t have a solid formula for my lookbooks because it varies depending on the production but I always have camera and lighting references.

It varies not only in terms of type of shots but also for composition, color temperature, mood, style of lighting for each location…the list goes on. It does not need to be extremely long and complex, what matters is that as soon as I get that folder, I’ll know exactly how the project will look.

I write the most important characteristics about each character’s personality and how it affects the lighting and a little bit about the storyline and how the cinematography will progress as the story goes.

Before accepting a new project, what is the first thing it attracts you in a new script?

I am a Cinematographer with a sensitive approach but that doesn’t limit me. I enjoy challenges. Yes, I like to shoot dramas with more serious topics but I also like to shoot comedies, romances, thrillers. It is more about how I can mix my cinematography style with the story and align together with the director’s ideas.

As soon as I get a new script I read it many times and take a few notes. Questions for the director, shot ideas for each scene, lighting suggestions. I write everything as how I imagined the story in my head so I can talk about it with the director in our first meeting. After the first one, many more meetings happen in order to lock a few things, such as the final mood of the story, the main colors and lighting and camera set ups. 








For other types of projects, such as music videos, fashion campaigns or even documentaries, I have more creative freedom in most cases. I don’t have to follow a classic linear route, I can play more with time and space and that is something that really excites me. 

Could you please tell our readers where they can find your work and keep track of upcoming projects?

If you want to see my work, make sure to follow my Instagram and visit my portfolio to find out more of my new productions. I’m currently prepping for 3 short films, 1 feature and supervising the color correction of my latest short project!

Links:

behance.net/laisamsantos 

instagram.com/laisamaras_dp

https://www.linkedin.com/in/laisamsantos/

https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm11347232?ref_=ib_nv_usr_profile







Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Crime fiction author, Jed Power releases The Treasure of Hampton Beach


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After suffering a massive stroke, renowned crime fiction author, Jed Power, overcame his paralysis and wrote the eighth book in the acclaimed Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH, Crime/Mystery series. At the same time, Power completed a proposed TV Series Bible (explaining the proposal) and a Pilot episode adapting his series to a one-hour TV Series or feature film.  He is now looking for a Manager, Agent or producer to help with the project. Bible and/or Pilot are available on request.

Power admits that writing after a stroke had major obstacles. “Typing with one finger was the least of it,” Power said. He continued, “It brought me confidence, just getting it done. In my eyes anyhow, it was an accomplishment.”

CONTACT:  To learn more about Jed Power, the Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH, series, his proposed TV/Film adaptation, or to arrange an interview for a story, please contact:

Email: jedpower@verizon.net

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/people/Jed-Power/

Phone:  978-979-2371

All eight Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH, books are available in paperback and eBook via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and most other outlets.

About Jed Power:  Jed Power is an acclaimed author, well known for his New Hampshire fiction crime series starring crime-solving lead character Dan Marlowe. Power suffered a devastating stroke in 2019 but returned to work after weeks in the hospital to finish the series' eighth book, The Treasure of Hampton Beach. He is presently writing a screenplay based on the series to get Jed Power books in Paper and ebook, follow this link

https://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Hampton-Beach-Marlowe-Mystery/dp/0997175869

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Interview with Music Artist and Social Influencer Anastasia Silver aka @stasiavuu

ANASTASIA SILVER IS A POP ARTIST WHO HAILS ORIGINALLY FROM OREGON AND NOW RESIDES IN LOS ANGELES. ANASTASIA WHO GOES BY STASIAVUU ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHO FELL INTO PAID PARTNERSHIPS THAT TITLED HER AN INFLUENCER.

ANASTASIA LOVES DOING BOTH BUT NOW ADDED A 3RD LOVE AND THAT IS ACTING AS SHE LANDED A PART IN AN UP AND COMING SERIES CALLED SANGRE NEGRA WHICH WILL BE FEATURED ON AMAZON PRIME THIS COMING SUMMER OF 2022.

ANASTASIA LOVES DOING ALL 3 BUT STILL HOLDS A PASSION FOR HER MUSIC WHICH SHE WILL BE RELEASING A SINGLE SUMMER OF 2022 AS WELL.


Interview with Anastasia Silver aka @stasiavuu AIM: What or who inspired you to want to pursue a career in music? @stasiavuu: Growing up I just loved music and the radio and always dreamed of being on stage singing my own music

AIM: What are some of your favorite music growing up as a child that you never get tired of hearing? 
@stasiavuu: Zedd, Julia Michaels, Halsey, Dua Lipa 

AIM: Who do you like listening to now? 
@stasiavuu: I like quite a few of the edm artists and some pop 

AIM: Does music or acting run in your family and are they supportive of your pursuit in Entertainment? 
@stasiavuu: lol, no music or acting does not run in the family but yes they are very supportive 

AIM: Some people say writing songs is hard. Some people say creating the music to convey what you envision your music to sound like is the hardest part. What do you think has been the toughest part of your career as an artist so far? 
@stasiavuu: The competition is rough because there are so many great artists, its hard to be singled out to be known 

AIM: For a rising music artist, it is great that you have created such large fan following on social media. Was this a strategy all along to build your fan base by just being yourself or were you just being who you are? 
@stasiavuu: No, I am always myself and tell everyone, stay true to yourself, its the best way to be 

AIM: I know it might be too early to say so this early in your career, but what are you thankful for? 
@stasiavuu: I am Thankful for the fans I am getting, the ability to do what I love, and for people and magazines like yourselves for believing in me and helping me to get out there 

AIM: Are you working on new material to release in the near future? If so, what is something you can share with us right now? 
@stasiavuu: Yes, I am working on a new single with an amazing co writer and producer and cannot wait until its out AIM: If you had a one or even two million dollars set aside to do whatever you want, what would you invest that money into right now? @stasiavuu: my career 

AIM: If there was a major festival you could headline or even be announced on the roster, which one would you want to be on? 
@stasiavuu: EDC for sure! 

AIM: Thank you so much for coming on All Indie Magazine. We wish you the very best and we hope to see your name everywhere very soon! 
@stasiavuu: Thank you so much for the interview :)

Follow Anastasia Silver aka @stasiavuu at:

https://www.instagram.com/stasiavuu/