1. Secrets of a Die-Hard Ventriloquist

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    A talented and acclaimed New Yorker dreams of the big-time. But does the big-time even exist when your muse is a lip-synching dummy? Produced by Emily Sheskin and Veena Rao for Narratively's "Making It As An Artist Week" (June 30-July 4, 2014) http://narrative.ly/how-to-make-it-as-an-artist/secrets-of-a-die-hard-ventriloquist/ Description: Carla Rhodes has been a performer in New York City for over ten years. After Rhodes met her muse—a puppet named Cecil Sinclaire—the pair have starred in numerous web videos and live performances together, hoping to catch the big break that will lead to mainstream success. Producer Bios: Emily Sheskin is a director and editor who has worked on award-winning documentaries, TV specials, and advertising campaigns. Her work has been featured in CREATIVITY, Fast Company’s CoCreate, and Huffington Post. She lives in New York City with her awesome and very fluffy cat B.K. You can find her on twitter @elusiveemily. Veena Rao is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and producer. Her short documentaries have screened at festivals worldwide, aired on Current TV and the Documentary Channel and have been featured on sites such as Huffington Post and Sound on Sight. She has also produced content for various publications and organizations including The New Yorker and the Guggenheim Museum. Share your thoughts on "Secrets of A Die-Hard Ventriloquist" with Narratively: Facebook: http://facebook.com/NarrativelyNY Twitter: http://twitter.com/NarrativelyNY More Narratively video stories: http://narrative.ly/video/ Sign up for Narratively Newsletter: http://bit.ly/YU5euS

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    • Carla & Cecil

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      Carla & Cecil was made for the International Documentary Challenge. Co-directed with Veena Rao, the film is a short character study of Carla Rhodes, a ventriloquist in New York City.

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      • Carla Rhodes Music Video "Retire for the Evening"

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        A musical prequel to the short film,"Retire for the Evening" For more information about the film: www.retirefortheevening.com To find out about screenings, "like" and follow us at: www.facebook.com/retirefortheevening To contact us: retirefortheevening@gmail.com Copyright Ed Hellman/Flying Pygmalion Films 2013 Starring: Jackson Demott Hill, Carla Rhodes, and Cecil Sinclaire Writer/Director: Ed Hellman Director of Photography: Michael Patrick O'Leary Editor: Eric Pennycoff Producer: RJ Barkelew "Retire for the Evening" original song written by Carla Rhodes "Retire for the Evening" original song performed by Carla Rhodes (vocals), Meg Reichardt (Ukelele) "Retire for the Evening" original song produced by Andy Shernoff 1st Assistant Director: Ricardo Lorenzo Production Designer: Victoria Aguila Art Director: Victoria Vaughn Makeup/Wardrobe: Victoria Vaughn Art Assistant: Nick Krassowski Gaffer: Scott Perryman Key Grip: Marc Elzey 1st Assistant Camera/Focus Puller: Chris Horne 2nd Assistant Camera: Steven Tong Colorist: Matt Riggieri / Digital Cave Media Production Assistants: Yu-Ting Feng, Eric Pennycoff Special Thanks: Andi Greco, Jessica Shearer, Megan Mardiney, Cory Hill, Andy Shernoff

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        • Bonus scene from The Mr Nobody show - Carla Rhodes

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          Bonus scene from The Mr Nobody show - Carla Rhodes video by Ethan H. Minsker Sound by Leo Gibbs find out more http://www.carlarhodes.net/ Find more of Ethan's projects here http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ethan+minsker

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          • Carla: Act Two

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            Carla Rhodes, ventriloquist, continues her solo show, The Continuing Story of Carla Rhodes, at Arlene's Grocery in New York. The show is a workshop in continuous process and progress. Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Carla and to see more of her work, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/ and Carla's site at http://www.carlarhodes.net/ © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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            • Dummies promo

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              A film that delves into the world and art of ventriloquism through the attendees of the International Ventriloquist's Convention in Las Vegas. "Dummies" is the first film I produced. This is the promo we made to sell the film which was produced speculatively. Interviewees featured include (in order of appearance): SFPD Officer Bob Geary, Carla Rhodes, Ron Lucas, Valentine Vox, Dan Horn, Joel Leder, Jay Johnson. Director: Caius Julyan Camera: Julian Clinkard http://julianclinkard.com/ Editor: Chuck Cartmel Production Company: Miracle Pictures & Celador

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              • Carla: Act One

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                Carla Rhodes, ventriloquist, takes her one woman show, The Continuing Story of Carla Rhodes, to Arlene's Grocery for a special birthday performance. Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Carla and to see more of her work, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/ and Carla's site at http://www.carlarhodes.net/ © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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                • Carla: Rehearsal Rock

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                  Carla and the band, Joe on drums, Steve on guitar and Pemberton on Bass, rehearse for her show at the Music Midtown building in Manhattan. Her one woman show, The Continuing Story of Carla Rhodes, was later performed at Arlene's Grocery. Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Carla and to see more of her work, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/ and Carla's site at http://www.carlarhodes.net/ © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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                  • Carla: Mannequin Americans

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                    Carla visits Alan Semok, the Dummy Doctor, and gets a first glimpse at the new Cecil Sinclaire. Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Carla and to see more of her work, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/ and Carla's site at http://www.carlarhodes.net/ Original Music by Christopher North http://christophernorth.com © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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                    • Carla: Doing The Hustle - Part 2

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                      Carla unveils Cecil Sinclaire, the vaudevillian star emerging after 80 years in a trunk. Fortnight Journal: Edition IV For more on Carla and to see more of her work, visit Fortnight Journal at http://fortnightjournal.com/ and Carla's site at http://www.carlarhodes.net/ Original Music by Christopher North http://christophernorth.com © Fortnight Journal, Project of the Fourteen Foundation 2012

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