1. This Place I Hurt To Be


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    A couple at odds tries to find some hope in one another out in the desert. starring STEPHEN L. SULLIVAN + JESSICA JAMES written + directed AYZ WARAICH [ http://twitter.com/ayz] produced JUDD L. TILYARD cinematography DREW SUPPA sound-design GAVIN LITTLE @ ECHO-LAB.COM score CASEY "3PM" CLARK make up JESSICA ROSENFIELD SHOT ON RED + LOMO ANAMORPHICS ______ MANAGEMENT: JEWERL ROSS at SILENT R MANAGEMENT [ http://silentrlit.com ] Call for email 323-852-6830 ======== WARNING: an overtly heart-on-sleeve note follows. This film was conceived and shot in LA over a period of 3-4 days, with the help of some passionate people, while I was there prepping "The Divine River" (http://vimeo.com/10044032) last year. Basically I was given the opportunity to shoot a little project of my choosing, with a small skeleton crew, and a couple of actors. The catch? I only had a couple of hours to come up with something. So I buckled down and just began writing. I had no idea what I was going for, but I started typing anyway, and something began to pour out of me. Feelings of anger, love, and frustration just found their way on to the page. When I was done, I only knew that I was very proud of it on a personal level, but not really aware what exactly it would mean to me in the months to come... A couple of days later I drove out to Death Valley, Nevada, with my friend/producer Judd Tilyard, and we shot what I had written. A small little intimate short, meant for me more than anyone else. I managed to make some (hopefully) life-long friends out there and was beyond proud of the work I saw Stephen and Jessica contribute as actors -- which is why they are billed first in the final credits. Then weeks later, I returned to Toronto... ...only to find out my marriage was ending and that my father was dying of cancer. Needless to say, I felt the wind knocked out of me... A few months later, I finally forced myself to sit down and start editing the film with the help of my co-editor Mike Burton. The goal was just to busy myself -- but then something happened. As I watched the screen, it hit me... I had subconsciously made a film about the end of my marriage. Or at least about knowing it was on that edge, where a couple either survives or doesn't. Even back then, out in LA, I had sensed we were in trouble, and had somehow subconsciously written down what I was feeling. It's all there... our anxiety, our frustrations, the love and the hope... from both our sides I think. Even though we are not these characters, the feelings are all there. Not all marriages end because of cheating, lying, and pettiness... Some just end. It's not what the film is literally about, as it was designed to be open to interpretation, and hopefully means different things to different people as I had intended... However, to me... this is a film about listening to one another before its too late. Also it's dedicated to my father. --- Ayz Waraich Aug 2010. EMAIL: ayz[at]dimeworth[dot]com ABOUT ME: http://www.about.me/ayz TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/ayz DIMEWORTH FILMS: http://www.dimeworth.com

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      UPDATE: LOOKING FOR TALENTED VFX ARTISTS. EMAIL AYZ"@"DIMEWORTH.COM TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ayz ________ MANAGEMENT: JEWERL ROSS at SILENT R MANAGEMENT [ http://silentrlit.com ] Call for email 323-852-6830 ________ VOICEOVER: soon, all of you, the faithless and the blind, will bear your eyes and your hearts wide open, to the one undeniable truth in this universe. i have seen it and soon, so will you... THE DIVINE RIVER AWAITS YOU ALL... ======= A few new glimpses in this teaser in to the divine river world, as we work on the post-production. A proper trailer will follow once VFX are complete. ======= A SHORT SCI-FI THRILLER ABOUT A FEMALE TIME-CONTINUUM AGENT ON THE HUNT FOR A DANGEROUS TIME TERRORIST KNOWN AS THE FISH. ======= written + directed AYZ WARAICH produced JUDD L. TILYARD starring JEANNIE BOLÉT + STEPHEN L. SULLIVAN and BRADY ROMBERG (PROLOGUE CHAPTER) cinematography CHAYSE IRVIN (DIVINE RIVER) cinematography MACGREGOR (PROLOGUE CHAPTER) musical score CASEY '3PM' CLARK conceptual designs DAVID LÖHR + DANIEL PRUESSLER [WMYW] SHOT ON RED + LOMO ANAMORPHICS ======== EMAIL: ayz[at]dimeworth[dot]com DIVINE R. FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/divineriver ABOUT ME: http://www.about.me/ayz TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/ayz MANAGEMENT: JEWERL ROSS at SILENT R MANAGEMENT [ http://silentrlit.com ] Call for email 323-852-6830

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      • My Moment #1 - The Walk


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        Going for a walk, and waiting for our son "Zain". I wanted to remember this night. He'd arrive 4 days later in great health. images by me. music by jon brion.

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