Wowza! This short film really hit us in all our emotional tender spots. “My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes” is at times really funny and lighthearted and then mysterious and sadly tragic the next. We get excited when we see stories told in inventive new ways and I feel like Tyrell’s deep dive into discovering who his Dad was allowed him to create something really unique and beautiful.
I had the pleasure of seeing Blitz’s mind-blowing directorial debut at the Pan African Film Festival a few days ago and I HAVE NOT stopped thinking about it. If you’re going to do anything on March 31, please mark your calendars and get your remotes ready- Ava DuVernay recently picked up the film for distribution through her company Array and will be releasing it worldwide on Netflix.
Last year while listening to Benji B doing his thing on Radio 1, a totally different type of track was dropped that had my ears instantly perk up. That track was called “Boofiness”, by a singer called 1010 Benja SL. As I played the shit out of that song, I went on a little mission to find out more about the song and the artist behind it. The more I explored, the more elusive the artist became. There were stories of him deleting everything he’s ever put out online and “starting fresh”, moving to NYC, then NYC, etc.
It’s said that movement is medicine and that getting your ass in the right Soul Train line can cure most illnesses. That said, the music video directing Don Dada, Michel Gondry and his brother Oliver took that idea on a mission to heal the world.
One of our favorite things about running this ship is being able to shine the brightest lights we got in the joint on some of our super talented friends and family. Today, it’s with great pleasure that we empty out every box of star dust on our homie, Señor Scott Albrecht. This artist, and his loving wife Malena got nice and cozy in our hearts many years ago and thankfully never left.
This one hit us pretty hard as we seem to be getting into more conversations about the pitfalls of social media and the feelings of isolation associated with society’s quest for interconnectedness. Lesson of the day: Unplug, laugh a lot, have more sex, spend as much time as you can with people you love, repeat.
We have to start this by sending a HUGE thank you to our homie @deephunk for putting KOTA the Friend on our radars. We must admit, after watching one of Kota’s 1 min. “Lyrics to Go” videos, we were hooked! Thankfully for us, he had dozens of these straight-to-camera-single-take videos each adding another layer of depth and complexity to his story telling skills. It looks like Brooklyn has the makings of another lyrical legend in the makings. Enjoy!
If anyone needed another example of the power of being yourself, Pixar SparkShorts director Kristen Lester weaves (yes, I said it) this beautiful tight knit story about the benefits of staying true to you. You go Purl!
The first thing my daughter said when I showed her this video was, OOOHHHH, I WANT ONE! I mean what’s not to like about a wall of fuzzy trolls, penguins and pom poms that react to your every movement? We’re all in!