1. "Listen" is an inspirational short film about 4 young and talented people that learn a valuable lesson that they hold onto for the rest of their lives

    In "Listen", Josh is again reminding us of his potential as a potent Film Maker. Shot using only an SLR Camera, he has produced a thought provoking piece, with a lot of heart, a great twist, and an authentic message. One to watch." - James MacColl of Ferguson Creative fergusoncreative.co.uk

    "The cinematography and overall production value is fantastic... The beginning almost looked like it could have been from a Nike commercial - really nice footage. The edit, sound, titles, and color were also spot on." - Noam Kroll of noamkroll.com

    Shot with a Canon T3i, 50mm 1.8, Cinestyle & Magic lantern

    Written & Directed by Josh Ortiz gomojofilms.com
    Narrated by Donald Gadson donaldthevoice.com
    Music by Jeff Thall & Mike D
    Casting Director: Jody Maltzman imdb.com/name/nm5960143/

    Quentari Walker - Basketball Player
    Mackenzie Hagen - Student/Aspiring Doctor
    Monica Ortiz - Golfer
    Joel Ortiz - Figure Skater

    Bella Maltzman - Young golfer imdb.com/name/nm5996699/
    Jared Maltzman - Young figure skater imdb.com/name/nm5996698/
    Christian Patrick - Young basketball player
    Olivia Mitchell - Young student/aspiring doctor

    It was very very stressful because of hard drive crashes and laptops going crazy but we were still able to get it done. Thank you to everyone that watches and I hope you like it :)

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  2. For the second video from our Lincoln Hello Again Series, we spent several days with an enchanting man. Doug McKenzie (who has produced magic for the likes of David Blaine) is one of the world's premiere close-up magic artists. But Doug's interest in the illusion goes far beyond typical street magic; he has made it his mission to incorporate new technologies into his work, making a seemingly mundane cellphone the key to a mind-blowing performance. We went out on the streets of New York City with McKenzie to watch him surprise and delight passers-by, and we learned quite a bit about where magic comes from in the process.

    # vimeo.com/102556992 Uploaded 290K Plays 27 Comments
  3. "... Fresh, true, original and free".

    The Image Hunter is a film by Charly Vandedrinck about John Hicks - photographer/filmmaker and a man who is truly an image hunter.

    Original Music by:
    - Little comets Western Boy
    - Clint Mansell Smokin' Access Soundtrack
    - Kevin MacLeod Lost Frontier
    - Kostantis Papakonstantinou Black Heart, Lay down
    - Neil Young Dead man

    John Hicks - johnhicks.co.uk
    Charly Vandedrinck - charlyvandedrinck.com

    A message to the image hunter

    Producing this short film has been the most exhilarating, exciting and frustrating experience I've ever had. No words explain how grateful I am to have met and been able to work with such an inspirational person. This amazing opportunity has taught me some important technical tips, but this is not the main lesson I learned from this experience. I have gained a vision that I would never have achieved without having had this opportunity. I have learnt that filmmaking is not about the newest camera model, or about the best lens. The lens is simply, your eyes. The mind set and ideologies that I have gained are the things that will stay with me forever, throughout my whole entire career, and on several occasions, I will think back at how we stood on the top of a truck in the middle of a lonesome desert. Or how we struggled for hours, just to get a 3 second macro shot of an eye. Or the several laughs when recording the voice over. Again, thank you ever so much John, Deborah and Rachel for this once in a life time experience. One that never shall be forgotten.

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  4. 137 BLVD Films
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    Executive producers
    Marc Malécot
    Georges Langlois

    Kendy Ty

    Tanapath Si-Ngamrath
    Sophie Langlois
    Prawit Saenthit

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  5. Do The Work
    A Short Film I Made for Victory Church That compares Working hard and a Christian walk with Christ.

    It was not by accident that you are here
    At this time, in this city
    You were born on purpose for a purpose
    The extent of what we can achieve
    When we set our hearts to it
    When we put our mind to it
    When we lay our hands to it
    Goes beyond conventional understandings

    To make it, it takes desire
    It takes passion and discipline
    Any form of risk
    Comes with its share of shortcomings
    If it's worth anything
    It will cost you something
    It won't always come easy
    But are you gonna sit back
    And let it slip through your fingers

    You can only produce
    What you've practiced
    What you give out
    Is a result of what you put in
    There's a million excuses
    Challenges will always be there
    It starts with sacrifice
    Sacrifice is a lifestyle
    You won't need to know the end to start
    But you'll need to start to know the end

    Why do we do it?
    Why stand when others fall
    Under pressure you find out who you are.
    You develop character
    You own conviction
    And you perform before an audience of one.

    In this life we have choices
    What we choose to believe
    What we choose to embrace
    And what we choose to obey
    Be strong and courageous
    Hard work is an anthem
    Pain is an obligation
    Days spent are countless
    Failure is unavoidable
    What's your excuse?
    I guarantee you it's not as good as my reason
    Make your choice
    I've made mine

    Do the work

    # vimeo.com/102220799 Uploaded 8,389 Plays 6 Comments

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