1. Teaser for the short film '100 Miles to Lordsburg'
    Open Range Pictures
    May, 1961. While the US launches their first astronaut into space and a group of whites, armed with clubs assault freedom riders in Montgomery, Alabama, an African American Korean war veteran and his heavily pregnant wife encounter their own difficulties in the rural Southwest, en route to their new life in Los Angeles with only 'The Green Book' to keep them safe from harm.
    http://facebook.com/100MilesToLordsburg

    Promo Music Track: Walk With Me. Moby Gratis
    (used with permission)

    CAST
    Brian D. Mason – Jack (as B.D. Mason)
    La Trice Harper – Martha
    Archie Archambo – Wendell
    Pat Haley – Tom
    Tyshon Jones – Errand Boy

    CREW
    WRITERS
    Phillip Lewis Writer
    Brad Littlefield Writer

    DIRECTOR
    Karen Borger

    PRODUCERS
    Brad Littlefield Producer
    Stephanie Bell Line Producer
    Karen Borger Co-Producer
    Monique McNeil Co-Producer
    James M. Costello Associate Producer
    Archie Archambo Executive Producer
    Julie Chauvin Executive Producer
    Marcy L. Hamilton Executive Producer
    Strathford Hamilton Executive Producer
    Alice W. Littlefield Executive Producer

    CINEMATOGRAPHER
    James M. Costello

    EDITOR
    Daniel Luke Fitch

    MAKE-UP DEPARTMENT
    Cat Elrod

    FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    Romulo Mena

    SOUND DEPARTMENT
    David Beede Sound Recordist
    Shiheim 'Shy' Long Boom Operator

    CAMERA AND ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
    Joe Shamel First Assistant Camera
    Dan Williams Gaffer, Key Grip
    Juan Hernandez Grip
    Raymond Rivera Grip, Still Photographer
    Anthony Trujillo Grip

    COSTUME AND WARDROBE DEPARTMENT
    CRC Costumes
    Byron LaPlant Costumer

    TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
    Brian Keligian Transportation Captain

    MISCELLANEOUS CREW
    Juan Hernandez Set Production Assistant
    Alex Jones Script Supervisor
    Tyshon Jones Set Production Assistant
    Joshua Lofquist Key Production Assistant
    Shiheim 'Shy' Long Assistant To Producers
    Raymond Rivera Set Production Assistant
    Anthony Trujillo Set Production Assistant

    THANKS
    David Lynch MA in Film program
    Dan Gibbons The Producers
    Gilbert & Shirley Sherk
    Todd Jackman

    Very Special Thanks
    Byron LaPlant
    Mike Veneris

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  2. Integrated Promotional Teaser for short film 100 Miles to Lordsburg and The Green Book Movie project (in development)

    Open Range Pictures

    May, 1961. While the US launches their first astronaut into space and a group of whites, armed with clubs assault freedom riders in Montgomery, Alabama, an African American Korean war veteran and his heavily pregnant wife encounter their own difficulties in the rural Southwest, en route to their new life in Los Angeles with only 'The Green Book' to keep them safe from harm.

    http://www.facebook.com/100MilesToLordsburg

    Promo Music Track: Walk With Me. Moby Gratis
    (used with permission)

    CAST
    Brian D. Mason – Jack (as B.D. Mason)
    La Trice Harper – Martha
    Archie Archambo – Wendell
    Pat Haley – Tom
    Tyshon Jones – Errand Boy

    CREW

    WRITERS
    Phillip Lewis Writer
    Brad Littlefield Writer

    DIRECTOR
    Karen Borger

    PRODUCERS
    Archie Archambo
    Stephanie Bell Line Producer Tag
    Karen Borger Co-Producer
    Julie Chauvin Executive Producer
    James M. Costello Associate Producer
    Marcy L. Hamilton Executive Producer
    Strathford Hamilton Executive Producer
    Alice W. Littlefield Executive Producer
    Brad Littlefield Producer
    Monique McNeil Co-Producer

    CINEMATOGRAPHER
    James M. Costello

    EDITOR
    Daniel Luke Fitch

    MAKE-UP DEPARTMENT
    Cat Elrod

    FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    Romulo Mena

    SOUND DEPARTMENT
    David Beede Sound Recordist
    Shiheim 'Shy' Long Boom Operator

    CAMERA AND ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT
    Juan Hernandez Grip
    Raymond Rivera Grip, Still Photographer
    Joe Shamel First Assistant Camera
    Anthony Trujillo Grip
    Dan Williams Gaffer, Key Grip

    COSTUME AND WARDROBE DEPARTMENT
    Byron LaPlant Costumer

    TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
    Brian Keligian Transportation Captain

    MISCELLANEOUS CREW
    Juan Hernandez Set Production Assistant
    Alex Jones Script Supervisor
    Tyshon Jones Set Production Assistant
    Joshua Lofquist Key Production Assistant
    Shiheim 'Shy' Long Assistant To Producers
    Raymond Rivera Set Production Assistant
    Anthony Trujillo Set Production Assistant

    THANKS
    David Lynch MA in Film program
    Dan Gibbons The Producers
    Gilbert & Shirley Sherk The Producers
    Todd Jackman The Producers

    Very Special Thanks
    Byron LaPlant
    Mike Veneris

    # vimeo.com/130558372 Uploaded 49 Plays 0 Comments
  3. The first Teaser for Newsraven - Audrey Corbeau ~ 'Bak Gwai' ~ White Devi. A crime case set in Chinatown, Los Angeles, 1934.

    Created by Karen Borger.

    Music ~ 'Coma' composed and performed by Max Sharam
    (used with permission)

    The project developed through the David Lynch MA in Film 2015 is currently in post production, and we are seeking fiscal contributions to cover our expenses including; picture edit, color grading, sound design, music rerecording, ADR and sound mix.
    Any support you may be able to offer is greatly appreciated.

    Please add to the 'tip jar' here on Vimeo to support the project's completion.

    Feel free to share the link.

    Many thanks!
    ~ KJB

    Screenplay by Karen Borger

    CAST
    Audrey Corbeau ~ Sophia Woodward
    Jeannie LeSueur ~ Kadie Roberts
    Sylvia LeSueur ~ Eden West
    Anton Goldfinch ~ Jesse Cole Bailey
    Johnny Demsky - Brenton Schwartz
    Barry Fulton ~ Andrew Kennedy
    Peter Yue ~ Swing Zhou
    LA Daily Ledger Editor, Alfred Adams ~ Patrick Towne
    Chief of Police, Aronson ~ Steve Kennevan
    Mae Bee ~ Jared Brown
    Esther Yue ~ Yiyang Sun
    Detective Baker ~ Tim Murphy
    Detective Steve ~ Christopher Scarlett
    Reporter ~ Kevin Thorn
    Waitress ~ Jaclyn Nott
    Cafe Customer ~ Melissa Chaconas
    Jerry's Hostess ~ Jackie Chounlamountry
    Jerry's Chef ~ Dejay-Junjia Teo
    Busker ~ Chandler Baucom
    Tap Dancer ~ Chrissy Corazza
    Chinatown Extra ~ Itgel Bayarsaikhan
    Madame Tong ~

    Producer/Director~ Karen Borger
    Script Supervisor/Production Manager ~ Jaclyn Nott
    Production Assistant ~ Dejay-Junjia Teo
    Production Assistant ~ Kevin Thorne
    Runner ~ Laura Muzzarelli

    Cinematographer ~ Chandler Baucom
    First Camera Assistant A ~ Brenton Schwatz
    First Camera Assistant B ~ Jordan Stakland
    Clapper Loader ~ Jackie Chounlamountry
    Additional Cinematography ~ Brenton Schwartz
    Additional Cinematography ~ Melissa Chaconas

    Editor ~ Holden Kettehagen/Karen Borger

    Sound Recordist ~ Eric Griswold
    Sound Recordist ~ Melissa Chaconas
    Boom Swinger ~ Jaime Julian Ulloa

    Production Design - Karen Borger
    Signage Designer ~ Jeddin White
    Chinese Lettering Artist ~ Priscilla Chou
    Key Scenic Artist ~ Tim Murphy
    Scenic Artist/Standby Props ~ Jackie Chounlamountry
    Scenic Artist ~ Dejay-Junjia Teo
    Props Master ~ Kevin Thorn
    Carpenter ~ Christopher Scarlett
    Assistant Carpenter ~ John Pappas

    Make-Up Artist ~ Orielle Anaïs Caldwell
    Wardrobe Selects ~ Joy Joy Small
    Wardrobe Provision ~ Jan Thatcher @ MUM Theatrical Store
    Men's Hair Stylist ~ Jesse Bailey
    Wig Consultant ~ Jared Brown

    Electrics ~ Cullen Thomas
    Electrics ~ Bryan Hawthorne
    Grip/Electrics ~ Andrew Kennedy
    Assistant Grip ~ Holden Ketterhagen
    Studio Manager @ Hawthorne Direct ~ Jermey Houg
    Still Photography & Behind The Scenes ~ Melissa Chaconas

    Shot on location in Fairfield, Iowa USA and at Hawthorne Direct Studios, Fairfield Iowa.

    Shot on location in Fairfield, Iowa and at Hawthorne Direct Studios, Fairfield Iowa.

    Thank you to friends and family and the generosity of Indiegogo Campaign 165159 contributors, From The Heart Productions, IndieBoogie donors, Fairfield City Council, Fairfield Police Department, Big Schott Enterprises, Inc, Staff and Faculty of the David Lynch MA in Film, MUM Univeristy, Custom Cuts Salon and other generous supporters who've made this production possible.

    © Newsraven LLC ~ Karen Borger, 2015.

    # vimeo.com/127272610 Uploaded 147 Plays 0 Comments
  4. ALL IS FORGIVEN (Short Film) 10min version for David Lynch MA in Film Scholarship Competition
    Awarded 2nd place.

    http://filmschool.mum.edu/blog/short-film-competition-finalists/

    The original version (12:11) can be seen @ vimeo.com/16080023

    Enter a parallel universe where feminine desires hold sway. Instead of watching sex shows, as men do in our present day reality, women seek out the experience of watching men opening their hearts and singing laments of bygone times. In this world, balladeers Tex, Don and Charlie work in a dark, down-on-your-luck Song Shop selling their lovelorn songs to female voyeurs. A mysterious young woman appears in the realm, and her past slowly unravels as she listens to Tex singing Whenever It Snows...

    Writer/Director/Producer: Karen Borger
    Producer - Sarah Nichols
    Casting Agent - Anousha Zarkesh

    Narrator's Poem written by Karen Borger
    Soundtrack by Tex, Don & Charlie released on the Album
    All Is Forgiven © Universal Music Australia

    CAST
    Woman Janneke Arent
    Singer Tex Perkins
    Keyboard Player Don Walker
    Guitarist Charlie Owen
    Narrator David Field

    Ticket Booth Man Oliver Berlin
    Bar Manager Rory Williamson
    Bar Fly Brigid Juhanson
    Booth 1 Woman Anna Fienberg
    Wall Flower Sandy Greenwood
    Booth 2 Woman Charlotte Gregg
    Booth 3 Woman Jane Kensell
    Booth 4 Woman Amy Lou Wilson

    CREW
    1st Assistant Director Emma Schofield
    2nd Assistant Director Dan Syron
    Location Manager Chris Reynolds
    Cinematographer Anna Howard
    Focus Puller Paul Shakeshaft
    Clapper Loader Jessica Clarke-Nash
    Key Grip David Nichols
    Grip Assistant Ian Barton
    Grip Assistant Steve Grace
    Gaffer Craig Sykes
    Best Boy Beau Moulson
    Production Designer Peter Davies
    Art Department Assistant Jamie Morris
    Wardrobe Designer Wendy Cork
    Standby Wardrobe Katie Church
    Make Up Artist Nicole Lobergeiger
    Hair Stylist Catherine Biggs
    Playback Operator Tom Tilley
    Runner/Boom Operator Pen Kershaw

    POST PRODUCTION
    Edit House Karl Marks
    Editor Dan Lee
    Supervising Editor Bernard Garry
    Producer Cassandra Wilson
    Assistant Editor Amy Hughes
    Post Production House Cutting Edge - Sydney
    Executive Producer Dean Sutherland
    Flame Artist Colin Renshaw
    Colourist Eric Whipp
    Sound Post Production Nylon Studios
    Executive Producer Mark Beckhaus
    Engineer & Sound Designer Dave Robertson

    PRODUCTION SUPPORT
    Camera Equipment Broadcam Australia
    Andrew Timlin
    Shot on Panasonic HD Varicam
    Stock Awesome Support- Alison Peck
    Sound Equipment Panavision/John Barry
    Lighting The Film Lighting Department
    Grip Equipment The Grip Shop

    Shot On Location ‘The Crest' Sydney Australian.
    Manager - John Karan

    Universal Music Australia
    Michele Porto – Australian Artist Development Manager
    Nadya Balzarolo - GM Promotions & Artists Relations
    Michael Richardson - Marketing Director
    George Ash – Managing Director
    Getty Images Australia
    Bree Adams - Asia Pacific Researcher Supervisor
    Rachel Dennis, Director of Regional Marketing Asia Pacific
    Simone Esamie, Account Director, Write Away
    Deborah Gainsford, Marketing Executive, Asia Pacific
    SPAA
    Lacquer Pty Ltd for Screen Producers Association Australia

    FESTIVALS, AWARDS & SCREENINGS
    Best Film Wollombi Film Festival (NSW Australia)
    Best of the Festival, St Kilda Film Festival (Victoria, Australia)
    St Kilda Film Festival selection traveling across Australia
    Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland - New Year's Eve
    Australian Film Weekend, February Toronto Ontario CANADA w. feature film 'The Proposition'.
    RAGE - ABC TV, Australia

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  5. Many centuries ago a massive meteor crashes to earth in the Uweinat Desert. Two survivors of this cataclysm; a Bedouin sister and brother discover a lump of strange meteoritic rock which proves to hold power beyond imaginings. When passed between the siblings hands it creates the ability to travel through time.

    Early in their travels the couple forge the substance into the shape of the universal key for safe keeping in plain sight. Since that day eternal whichever of the two holds the Key has the ability to bend time. Their lives are now lived in a tumultuous endless adventure. When they time jump and first arrive in each new time continuum they must quickly establish exactly where they are in human history and assimilate.

    This travel ultimately draws them into historic events, including famines, war and times of disease - and in doing so they inadvertently affect the chain of events in human history.

    At different time zones they separate due to one finding a new love, in anger or through accidents. However, when either of the two ancient ones are removed from the Key’s sphere they begin to age and weaken. They ultimately must again find the other holding the Key in order to re-energize and transport to another time and place to commence a new cycle of life.

    The siblings are being pursued across time by the blacksmith who cast the original Key for them. In that moment he secretly retained a portion of the meteor rock and is thus inadvertently transported whenever the brother and sister travel. In an effort to wrestle control of his destiny at each new time zone and with murderous intent he tries to find the siblings to steal the key.

    For sport and the Bedouins’ own amusement they often take unwitting travelers with them, dumping these 'witnesses', stranded in a foreign land, in a different time zone - mere mortals in these time travelers’ game play, creating their own level of havoc and ramifications to humankind’s destiny.

    This project will ultimately be realized as a feature film and an MMO video game.

    Producer/Director: Karen Borger
    Original Treatment: Karen Borger
    Screenplay: Karen Borger
    Video Game Consultant:
    (Michael O’Brien is an Australian sci-fi and role-playing game writer who previously worked on the writing of Glorantha with creator Greg Stafford RuneQuest, PenDragon Pass, my own Maximum Game Fun-style rules, and Issaries Inc's Hero Wars).

    In development - Shooting 2013

    # vimeo.com/18479514 Uploaded 223 Plays 0 Comments

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