Hunter Adams’s “Dig Two Graves” is that rare chiller conjuring eeriness and dread without defaulting to abundant gore or flagrant nudity. While its elements — small-town police corruption; supernatural powers in an Old World brood (here, Gypsies); an adolescent girl’s confrontation with a traumatic past — are familiar, it bears a haunting ambience as agreeable as it is ephemeral. Mr. Adams is clearly skilled with story structure, cinematography and his actors. (continue at New York Times)
“And details are definitely the movie’s strongest suit. What makes “Dig Two Graves” an astonishing accomplishment for a low-budget indie is the exceptional production value it achieves from deceptively simple shots, props, sounds, and setpieces likely to go unnoticed by many.” continue reading >> Culture Crypt
Abstraction is an action/drama heist film written & directed by Prince Bagdasarian, starring Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts (Dark Knight), Ken Davitian (Borat), Manu Intiraymi (Star Trek), Hunter Ives, Korrina Rico, Natalie Victoria, Richard Manriquez, and James Lewis.
Tommy and Gary are criminals engaging in grand thefts in order to make ends meet. They are opportunists and have no fear. After a routine robbery goes awry, the friends are forced to put their criminal activity behind them. As Tommy’s relationship flourishes with his new girlfriend Scarlet, his economic hardships become obvious. Scarlet proposes a notion that will make all their money troubles vanish — the heist of a half a million dollar painting. With just a short window of opportunity, Tommy and Gary design an ambitious plan, one that will ultimately determine their fate.
LOS ANGELES — Gone Doggy Gone is a comedic feature about an LA couple who treat their dog like a baby until it gets kidnapped. What ensues is an outlandish cat-and-mouse adventure as they hunt down the kidnapper, enlist a schlubby PI, and possibly even conquer their fear of parenthood.
Kasi had a dogwalker who began to bring her dog, Laila (also starring in the movie), home later and later after visits. She took Laila to the movies, grocery store and even her waxing appointments. She called Laila her BFF. This relationship, prompted the film’s creators to ask, what if she just decided to keep Laila for herself?
With ‘Gone Doggy Gone’ writer/directors Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter set out to comically explore how people use pets to avoid dealing with their relationship issues. They thought it would be interesting to apply very serious iconic kidnapping movies, Ransom, Silence of the Lambs, Gone Baby Gone, to a couple who consider their dog to be their “baby”.
Gone Doggy Gone is available on iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy, and the usual places. It won 18 awards on the festival circuit and screened this past summer at Arena Cinema Hollywood.