elegy by bruno neiva

elegy (in memory of victor esteban celeiro)noir coffee spilled over the newspaper we talked for hours, jobless hoursabout borders, coups and the icelandic landscape jef costello was brought into the conversation,combed hair and smart suit – holding a gun, bluish stare over greyish glarethe talk went on at full tilt, it was writ large all over usthat … [Read more...]

Dennis Hopper as Daniel Morgan in Mad Dog Morgan

The film Easy Rider (1969) made its director and star Dennis Hopper, and the film's producer and co-star Peter Fonda, counter-cultural icons of the late 1960s. The film's minuscule budget, roaring box office success, and critical acclaim paved the way for a movement within Hollywood that would change the direction of filmmaking for the next decade. Accordingly, Dennis Hopper … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

As a kid in the 1960s, I remember asking my mom why we didn't ever have Granny Smith apples in the house. She replied that she refused to buy anything from South Africa because of what the government did to its people. As the years passed and I became more aware of the world around me, I began to understand why my parents refused to buy anything which came from South Africa. … [Read more...]

Submit your DIY film to the International Punk Rock Film Festival!

The 2014 International Punk Rock Film Festival is seeking submissions. The deadline is May 2014.Calling all DIY movie punks from all corners of the globe! The International punk rock film festival is open for submissions of your DIY punk rock movie! Now is the time to finally make that movie you've been dreaming of. Amateurs and first-timers encouraged. Share your scene, … [Read more...]

Review – Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana

Once upon a time there was pop music. You either liked what you heard or you didn't, and you didn't particularly care about anything else. There were other types of music other people listened to, but that wasn't pop music. There was country and western music which was played by people who dressed funny and whose audience seemed to made up of senior citizens and people with … [Read more...]

Review – Erik Verhaar’s Andalusian Dogging

Andalusian Dogging by Erik Verhaar, translated by Jonathan Ellis / The Reception Game / 2013 / 17 pages In Erik Verhaar's short story, inspired by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali's 1929 film An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou), the film itself becomes a character.An Andalusian Dog bumps into this story's narrator on the street:"I felt his fingers tap my shoulder. I … [Read more...]

Giles Paley-Phillips’ “The Fearsome Beastie” to become film

A CGI animation short film of The Fearsome Beastie by award-winning author Giles Paley-Phillips, and released by Maverick Arts Publishing, is in the works.The book will be adapted by Slurpy Studios and co-directed by Katie Steed and Jon Hunt, in collaboration with UCA.UCA has a strong track record in animation, having produced four Oscar winners to date.The film … [Read more...]

Help make the surfing film “Within” a reality!

The story in the filmmaker, Darius Devas' wordsI got into filmmaking through Bodyboarding (surf) films. During this time two things happened that seeded the foundations for Within: The first was Billy, my childhood next-door neighbour and surfing friend, took his life very unexpectedly when he was sixteen. My other great surfing friend was Luke, who lived between me and … [Read more...]

‘The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America’ Book & Movie

Amy and Shane Bugbee went on the road for a low-budget, year-long exploration of the people and places of America. The result is their book, The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America and the accompanying film, Politics, Art, Religion, and Revolution.Both will be released on January 21, 2013.The Suffering and Celebration of Life in AmericaThis is the story … [Read more...]