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Two Directors team up to make a full Feature Film- Written, Shot, Edited, Scored in 30 Days or ...
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Sunday, 02 August 2009 22:10

(MMD Newswire) May 26, 2009 -- Two Directors Team Up To Make A Feature Film In Less Than 30 Days For Under $5,000 while streaming live video on the internet. NO CONTEST- Just a self battle and challenge between the directors to help make peoples dreams come true in just 30 days.

Watch the TV show on the behind the scenes:

They are also streaming live broadcast over the internet so you can watch the making of this project which is the first time ever that it has been done. Two local Charlotte friends are collaborating to do something that has never been done before. Kent Smith and Dave Temple, owners of LUCKY YOU FILMS, LLC have joined creative minds to make a one-of-a-kind, Indie feature, made start-to-finish in 30 Days for under $5,000.

Kent Smith who has made Charlotte his home for over 20 years and Dave Temple who has been here for 12 years will co-write, produce, and direct the movie. Both are accomplished, award winning artists in their respective industries. Kent's photography work has been featured in over 200 magazines, movies, and newspapers. He has also worked on "Extreme Home Makeovers" and HBO, "Real Sports". Dave is a two time award- winning writer/producer and director, winning best Best Short of both "Rewind" and "Poke the Sleeping Bear", winning at the Asheville and Solstice Film Festivals, respectively. He is also an actor and National Voice Over artist. This is their first full feature film, both as Directors.

They have come together to create The Last Passport, a poignant feature film about an older gentleman who spends the day in a passport office. He meets a handful of people; each one sharing a story that reflects significant periods in his life. The story takes a candid look at how we "discard" the elderly in our society, but there is more. There are such underlining things thru out the script that over 50 people actually cried on one scene while watching the magic unfold in from of them.

The clock started ticking May 6. The script will be written, shot the weekend (May 15-May17), and edited the next week. Sound, design, and score will be done simultaneously and the project will be completed by Saturday, June 6. From there, it is being accepted into The Solstice Film Festival (

The film will be scored by award winning musician, Kim Planert. Originally from Germany, Kim studied at the University of North Carolina School of Arts. Kim has won a Gold Medal for Best Music in a Short Film at the Park City Film Music Festival in Jan '08 for the short film, Nest of Spiders. Other accomplishments include writing additional music for the movie, Into the Blue 2 and original music for the television series, "The Unit".

Steve Saxon is our Director of Photography. Steve has an extensive resume with projects ranging from shooting National Geographic , History Channel, and BBC, to professional athletics, and national commercials like Travelocity. Steve will be shooting on The Red One Camera, the only one in Charlotte. It one of the most sought after HD cameras in the business. It was used in movies like Angels and Demons, the new Nicholas cage film Knowing, and Jumper.

The cast include Charlotte talent, Chris Crutchfield and Stephan Monteserin. Chris, who, though relatively new to the scene has landed roles in major motion pictures set to debut in 2009, as well as a slew of commercials, and short films that have won high accolades in International film festivals. Stephan starred in the short "Perfecto" that won The Project Direct 2009 Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Jimmy Hager, a Gastonia native, is playing our lead. He has been in many full feature films like Cold Storage, The 27 Club and The List, and in the television series "One Tree Hill".

All of our extras and crew are from the Charlotte area making this unique film truly a"native"project by donating there time to help make dreams for themselves and the others on the set.

Watch live video of their progress on their website,, along with podcasts and other fun updates.


Kent Smith
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Expert Ax Collector featured in New Documentary film
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Sunday, 02 August 2009 22:10

(MMD Newswire) June 2, 2009 -- Larry McPhail, noted Pacific Northwest ax collector and author is featured in the new documentary film, American Collectors.

McPhail, who has over 1000 axes, shows off his collection and talks about the drive to acquire more in the film, 'American Collectors, a film about people who collect things'. He is one of 16 collectors spotlighted in the film and McPhail, who has also been profiled in the History Channel's series "Ax Men" introduces the viewer to the collector concept of More-itis.

Along with McPhail's ax collection,this engaging film produced by Binary Studio in Bellingham WA. spotlights a huge collection of GI Joes, the world's largest Duran Duran poster collection and many others.

The film has been selected to screen in the Seattle True Independent Film Festival, June 8, 2009.

View the Trailer:

2009. USA. 62 min. Unrated.
Copies of the film for review are available through STIFF or by contacting Terri Krantz at 360-510-2961.

Bob Ridgley / Terri Krantz Directors

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Madoff Role Casted for Feature Film "Madoff, Made Off With America"
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Sunday, 02 August 2009 22:10
(MMD Newswire) June 8, 2009 -- Dramatic Feature film "Madoff, Made Off With America's" Executive Producer, Edmund Druilhet, announces that he has cast the roles of Bernie Madoff (Paul Cohen) and Ruth Madoff (Jude Green) (Ruth Link) A Real Life Warrior/who was married to her own CEO Character in real life Lenard Green who Was Investigated by FBI, IRS SEC etc.

Druilhet along with Actors Paul Cole, Jude Greeen and Sharon Lisauer are available for media interviews in Manhattan NY. Lisauer (Add what she modeled) is also cast to play a roll in the film which is amazing since she will finally be able to make money off of madoff who wiped the Proffesional model out completely.

WHEN: Friday June 5, Monday through June 8

WHERE: Manhattan NY, Edmund Druilhet, (Bio Link) Executive Producer, is introducing the actors for the first time to the world in Manhattan. "Madoff, Made Off With America" has been in pre-production since late February. It follows the "Frost/Nixon-The Insider" film format so by using real footage of Madoff and the other characters it is important to cast actors who look alike. It is slated to be released commercially for the big screen and a 3 part tv series both in September and october. The film is said to have more than a few names (Stars) to be revealed soon as negotiations are still in play. To Schedule Interviews and for more information, Contact: or Edmund Druilhet or Rob Coyle at 310-245-4217 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Druilhet Says that part of the proceeds from the Movie will go to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

There is a scene shot recently with Madoff getting punched out in a restaurant (Link) this is said to be what a lot of investors in madoff would like to do.

The Original Insider interview with Executive Producer:

The locations of this movie will include New York , Aspen , London, Dubai and other parts of Europe. Druilhet currently has a film in the theatres which opened in Beverly Hills last month that has rattled the cages of top Hollywood insiders titled "Polanski Unauthorized" which Druilhet says Hollywood would have loved to keep covered up.

Druilhet founded and currently serves as director of a non-profit "Freeing The Goddess" Freeing the which assists abused women and children. Also Druilhet founded another foundation for victims of hurricanes for his hometown Hurricane Victims of New Orleans .com

Druilhet is also comming out with A Documentary on The Ponzi scheme called Satan of wallstreet which he is currently still looking to interview anyone involved or has Information.

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New Documentary helps collector solve The Mystery of the Giant Purse
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Sunday, 02 August 2009 22:10

(MMD Newswire) June 18, 2009 -- A passionate antique purse collector who is featured in the soon-to-be released documentary film, American Collectors, hit the jackpot due to some good luck on eBay and a special film screening.

The one-of-a-kind purse is featured in the film American Collectors. Viewing the film at a sneak preview during the 2009 San Francisco Antique Purse Society Convention, another collector recognized the purse. The following week, she emailed a copy of a photograph of the original owner and detailed information on the purse's provenance. The purse features over 1,000,000 beads with a design taken from the windows of a Church in Rueil, France. It was listed as the world's largest beaded purse and valued at $250,000 in 1928.

The purse had been purchased on eBay in 2004, but the collector had no idea of its pedigree. "I knew it was one-of-a-kind and very special, but now I know there are over 1 million beads in this purse and it is probably still the largest beaded purse in the world!" The ecstatic collector plans to find a more suitable home for the purse, possibly at the Smithsonian.

Along with a fabulous purse collection, this engaging film produced by Binary Studio in Bellingham WA., spotlights antique tractors, GI Joes, Kiss memorabilia and 1950s Sci-Fi Posters. The film is currently on the festival circuit and is in development for a web series.

2009. USA. 62 min. Unrated.

Copies of the film for review and story insight are available by contacting:

Terri Krantz 360-510-2961 USA
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Other inquires please contact:
Rick Kennedy 360-483-9333 USA
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View the film trailer and webisode at:

Bob Ridgley, Terri Krantz, Directors.


Omens in Black: Is Oprah Winfrey the Jezebel of Prophecy and Obama the Sign of the End Times -- ...
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Raleigh, NC (MMD Newswire) June 9, 2009 -- Oprah Winfrey may be one of the most influential Black women in the world, but according to documentary film maker, Yahya Bandele, she fulfills Bible prophecy. Yahya Bandele is an author and producer of the bestselling DVD, Hebrew or the So-Called Negro. Bandele claims that Oprah Winfrey personifies the spirit of Jezebel. Jezebel if you may recall was the Canaanite queen of Israel of the Old Testament. She turned the king of Israel at that time away from God (YAH). Bandele contends that Oprah epitomizes that same spirit.

While he personally holds no malice towards anyone including Ms. Winfrey, Bandele claims that Winfrey endorses a secularism that is spiritually corrupting. Says Bandele, "Oprah Winfrey embodies the spirit and mentality of Jezebel, which appropriately depicts the character of Mystery Babylon. She sits as a queen and has no husband and does not fear Yahweh [God], Revelation 18:7. She evangelizes the world with a message that says that filthy lucre is queen. Her religion is the law of attraction, that is, if you think it, you can become it. You somehow can create your own reality. If that was true that means that the so-called Negro willed himself to be enslaved and oppressed and to be chastised by the Father."

Bandele doesn't stop with Oprah Winfrey. His most startling prophetic revelation is that President Barack Obama signals the end of the line for Gentile (White) rule. Says Bandele, "Initially, even I didn't believe that Obama had a chance to win until it was revealed to me from the Creator. But I knew that if I made a public announcement of what was revealed to me and it did not come to pass, I would be ridiculed and the Hebrew Israelite network that I had worked so hard to build would lose all credibility."

Obviously Bandele's public prediction which was made in February 2008 proved correct, and the rest as they say is history. He contends that President Obama is the fulfillment of Bible prophecy over 2,000 years old. According to Bandele, the times of the Gentiles (White people) concluded with the ascension of Obama to the throne of power in America.

Says Bandele, "This fulfills Luke 21 as prophesied by MessiYAH. Most people can't understand this because they are spiritually dead or simply delusional. And yet this is one of the most important parts of Bible prophecy of our time. If you don't know who the true children of the Book [Bible] are (i.e., Hebrews), how can you even begin to understand Bible Prophecy?"

Bandele is available for interviews about these and other Bible prophecies as well as to discuss his controversial, bestselling DVD, Hebrew or the So-Called Negro. You can also follow his work at and BlogTalk Radio.

--Opportunities to interview Mr. Bandele are available.
--Review copies are also available.

Dawid Slaughter
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Environmental video for kids wins 2009 Telly Award for best children's audience
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Sunday, 02 August 2009 22:10

Entertainment / Motion Pictures / Children and Family / Education / Environment News:

(MMD Newswire) July 7, 2009 -- Meet Timo and Dina, the animated children who host a new program called ePlanet- Rainforest Quest: Central America (TRT: 80 minutes). Winner of the 2009 Telly Award for best children's audience.

ePlanet is the first in a new series of programs for children that focus on the science, importance and protection of the world's ecosystems. In Rainforest Quest: Central America, Timo and Dina take a trek through Sian Ka'an, a protected biosphere in Mexico; the cloud forests of Costa Rica, and a medicinal trail in Belize.

Through Timo and Dina, children learn about the connection and interdependence of all of the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. And while ePlanet explores how the rainforest has been comprised, the main focus is the many ways in which people have taken responsibility for the very ecosystems on which our survival depends.

We encourage you to visit our website at You may also visit, the website which accompanies ePlanet, to watch the series trailer.

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Dutch - French - Italian - Spanish - Swedish

Agreement With Preview Networks Provides Access To 1000 Media Outlets in Ten Markets

Haddon Heights, NJ (MMD Newswire) July 23, 2009 -- Internet Video Archive announced today that it has reached an agreement with Denmark based Preview Networks for distribution of movie and game previews in Europe. The agreement further expands IVA's international presence by providing access to Preview Networks network of over 1000 online media outlets in ten different European markets.

"We have been impressed by Preview Network's aggressive investments to establish themselves in local markets throughout Europe and are delighted that Video Detective will now be able to provide greater reach to our promotional partners," said Rhodes Mason, IVA's Director of Business Development.

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IVA's strategy has long included international service. It began supplying English language previews internationally to major companies such as LoveFilm, Europe's leading online DVD rental subscription service, over four years ago. Over the last several years, it has added many trailers for French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Russian releases. Recently, the company began adding subtitled translations for major Hollywood previews.

Beginning later this month, Video Detective's services will be offered by Preview Networks in all its European markets.

"IVA is the clear market leader in the North American market with a large, highly attractive content catalog for an international audience." commented Heather Stevenson, CEO Preview Networks. "We look forward to bringing this content offering to our broad base of media partners and to further our local relationships as the preferred entertainment content network provider for Europe."

Established in 2004, Preview Networks core business is providing content feeds to media with content owners funding content distribution. In 2009, Preview Networks broadened content offerings to include a number of additional premium services like cinema listings, HD content, and mobile services and digital distribution services to meet client and partner needs.

About Internet Video Archive LLC
Internet Video Archive is the entertainment industry's leading online distributor of movie and TV trailers, game previews and music videos. With over 500,000 unique video assets from over 1200 content providers, IVA has established a reputation as the archive of record for audio visual samples. Meticulous data husbandry combined with world-class systems that are secure, scalable, customizable and cost-effective have led hundreds of clients to integrate IVA into their entertainment ecosystems. The company also operates two consumer facing sites, and , where user preferences and promotional concepts are tested. Additional company information is available at .

About Preview Networks
Preview Networks is a leading European video syndication company distributing entertainment preview content to our network of over 1000 media partners on the web, mobile and other digital media outlets. Preview Networks serves as the single point of contact between the content owners and media by providing a centralized distribution and reporting platform and is used by more than 90% of all the film distributors in Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Venture backed by Sunstone Capital, Preview Networks and has offices throughout Europe. For more on the company visit or to view its proof of concept website visit

For More Information Please Contact:

Pamela Horovitz
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Paula ten Have
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Amateur Rap Video Wins $20,000
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Sunday, 02 August 2009 22:10
In a record breaking contest for the best ad video for, the top prize of $20,000 was awarded to two amateur video producers from the United States.

The video features two white men that are obviously not urban rap stars. They appear half-naked in a variety of unusual outdoor settings while talking to various celebrities on their mobile phones, using's mobile phone service. The video will be seeded worldwide on the internet starting July 22, 2009. is impressed with the innovative creativity that was shown in many of 174 videos that were submitted to them over the course of the competition. According to a spokesman for the company "We never expected two white rappers to win the overall prize in our company's competition. However, their video was original, creative and very funny, so maybe they can use some of their $ 20 000 prize money to sign up with Eminem's production company - and who knows, perhaps they'll be the next guys to win America's Got Talent. They'll just have to give David Hasselhoff another call to get onto the show".

The winning video can be viewed here:

The competition ended up breaking all previous records set for video advertisement competitions on the video hosting site In bypassing the traditional ad industry production route, opened up its marketing campaign to talented, creative people outside the traditional ad agency and video production structures, garnering 174 video ads for the cost of just one agency-produced commercial.

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