Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Naz-T-Nice Music Video for Mismo

Courtesy of the uber talented Xavier Toscano... we LOVE you!! Thanks for giving us this HOT song for our film... xoxo

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Making of Mismo

Here's a behind the scenes look at the making of Mismo... htt://www.mismothemovie.com

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The End trailer - film by Nicola Collins

Wow... that must have been quite something for Nicola to go face-to-face with these guys and getting them to answer the tough questions. Kudos!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Colin Trailer

Whichever currency you use, British Pounds, Euros or American Dollars, 70 is still an impressive number.

Hats off to everyone who made this movie happen -- love you guys!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Take Me by JetDev Productions

The JetDev crew fronted by the talented Xavier Toscano pull off another fab music video... Love this!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Matt Goss - Evil

How to make a hot video on a relatively low budget... it's all about style! A good song doesn't hurt either:)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tribute to Clive Owen

I was thrilled when I learned that one of my all-time favorite actors Clive Owen was going to be appearing in person at the Mill Valley Film Festival, even more thrilled when I scored get a ticket to see him. I'm happy to report that he is a doll! As good looking in person as he is on the big screen, gracious and generous -- as well as uber cool. When a big black Escalade pulled up at the theater, those waiting thought, here we go, but it was only the advance men who got out. I thought to myself, wouldn't it be cool if Clive just came strolling up? Sure enough, a few minutes later that's exactly what he did.

Unfortunately, I didn't snap any pics that do him justice so in deference to his image I will refrain from posting, but I am posting a clip of him being interviewed so you can hear his marvelous voice (sadly, the theater was too dark and I was at the wrong angle to catch his marvelous face). He went on to relate that he did indeed go to the Royal Academy.... and the rest is history.

It was awesome to see
Croupier on the big screen - it has stood the test of time and I would recommend, if you haven't see it, go rent it!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Social Media Revolution

Fodder for thought...

Read the discussion at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIFYPQjYhv8

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Tonight Show Twitter TRACKER!!!!!

What he doesn't seem to know is that the majority of Twitterers are not teenagers, but older peeps using Twitter for biz purposes.

On that note, follow me @LorraineSF to keep abreast of what's going on with MISMO - See you at the movies!!! :-)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mystic Brain

You can read my latest post as a guest blogger on MysticBrain, which explores the concept of space on many topics here: http://tinyurl.com/klmwvv

And, for the evidence... I carried these back home from Greece via Italy, France, England and Scotland, to where they now sit on my coffee table.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Busy Busy Busy Bee!

Can't believe another year has come and gone -- and this week I'll be turning 45 (again). So much to write about, from restaurants and wines to art and yoga, and all of San Francisco in between... but alas one can only do so much in a day. So here's an update:

MISMO will be on its way to Sundance, so mega celebrations all round, along with fingers crossed! Next comes a new trailer, website, poster, FB page... and more!

Meanwhile, I've been spreading the word about "10 Reasons to Eat ZESPRI Kiwifruit" - check out kiwiforlunch.com. I've been twittering and FB'ing like a mad fool - you can also follow me @LorraineSF.

And just for the fun of it, we amended our short One Sound for MOFILM and, though we made it to the finals, did not win, so rather than having it rot on my desktop thought I'd put it here for the world to see*.


Naturally, being single and quite possibly sassier still, I've managed to squeeze in the occasional date, but remarkably the scene in San Francisco does not change - tons o' fabulous women and gorgeous fags, and plenty of 30 somethings to entertain... but still no main man. Ha! Guess I'm going to have to wait until I'm on the Oscar red carpet before George Clooney comes running... perhaps not with MISMO, but our next project is so high concept, and that's all I'm going to say for now folks:)

* That was the plan but Blogger is having problems:(

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Bollywood Hero Flash Mob in Times Square

I picked up a Bollywood Booty DVD the other day... give me a chance to learn a few moves and keep an eye out for a flash mob in Golden Gate Park!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

T-Mobile Sing-along Trafalgar Square (extended version)

Some companies just know how to get things right! I can remember when this song came out and I stayed up 'til 2 am with my dad home from sea playing the song over and over... and in those days that meant lifting the needle and putting back to the outside of the 45!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

My Black Rock HeART: A Desert Inspired Art Event


Please join us on Saturday, June 13th when the flaming spirit of the Black Rock Desert will engulf the California Modern Art Gallery at "My Black Rock Heart". Calmodern and Missing Piece ring in the summer by presenting the opening party for My Black Rock Heart from 8 pm to 1 am with desert festival inspired photography, videos, paintings, sculptures, performances, illustrations, and fashion.

Opening Party Saturday, June 13th
California Modern Art Gallery
1035 Market Street, San Francisco
8pm-1am
$15 at the door. Cash Bar.

Proceeds benefiting savedarfur.org

Featured Artists: Nome Edonna, David Kudzma, Joshua Margolis, Jim Ardis, Barb Traub, Rob Corwin, Charlie Gadeken, Medium Reality, Native Intelligence, Caroluna, Ivan Bajinov, Kirill Krylov, Edward Kotovsky, Gelareh, KAYO, Chrystie Cappelli, Norman Carley, Julie Baron + more.

Music by interim_descriptor

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Make The Girl Dance "Baby Baby Baby" ( official video )

Make The Girl Dance "Baby Baby Baby" ( official video )
Video sent by placeblancherec

Premier single du duo electro rock Parisien.

www.myspace.com/makethegirldance

Voix sur le morceau: www.myspace.com/musubi_paris


Oh, I so miss Paris:(

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Downtown Happy Hour

Grand Cafe Happy Hour - $1 oysters, $7 cocktails, $3 beers... 3-7pm....mmmhhhh.... Could be sufficient reason to brave the downtown crowds!

Wonder what's playing in the theaters?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sometimes You Just Have to Get Out!

Sick of brainstorming to the power of one and taking a tip from Betsy Burroughs, I got off my butt, walked away from the confuser, and drove to my old stomping grounds Chrissie Fields. I say old stomping grounds 'cos CT and I used to run from the Marina Safeway to Fort Point and back - a little over 5 miles - before we went to work every morning. And, in that pre-dot.com era I had to be at my desk by 8:30. In Redwood City. You figure out what time we had to start in the AM. Come rain or shine, I will add. But I digress...

On the way to the car, I gave directions through Golden Gate Park to a lovely old Indian man who seemed genuinely delighted to be taking a walk through the park. Was reminded it is Earth Day when I came across volunteers from SalesForce... thought that sitting hacking weeds with a pick looked fun. Stopped to admire a tall, proud gray heron and learned that a jogger has a pet name for the him - George. Gave directions to the Exploratorium to a cute Italian couple on bikes... had the opportunity to say "Ciao!" Listened in on an Urban Safari tour guide spouting facts about the Golden Gate Bridge. As historian buff James Dalessandro's assistant, didn't learn anything so much as was reminded of a few things, but learned to reappreciate the bridge's magnificence. Spoke with a young man as we watched the coast guard save someone in the water, or, as I thought afterwards, simply practice manouvers. He told me he'd chickened out on his lesson today, but his dream was to para sail from Fort Point to San Francisco. His coach told him it was do-able in a year and reminded me that all great things start with one small step.


Came back rejuvenated, refreshed and filled with ideas to blog and twitter about!

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Day My God Died

This came to me via indieproducer.net, and I whole heartedly second their opinion!

From time to time we come across incredible people leading heroic lives. The documentary "The Day My God Died" is an example of some of these people. When iP member Jane Charles brought this documentary to our attention we felt obligated to help raise awareness. For more information you can ask Jane on her indieproducer web page (click on her name above) and she'll happily update you iP Team.

The Day My God Died

Fund Raiser for Not For Sale Campaign
Please join us in our effort to raise funds to prevent the trafficking of young girls from Nepal into India.
This is an event not to be missed. Please see the web invitation for more details regarding the exciting presentations planned for the evening and our fundraising goals.
warmly,
Jeffrey Brown

Date:
April 14th, 2009, 7pm - 9pm
Location:
The Home of Janice and Matt Barger
Address:
800 Corte Madera Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925

You have been invited to a fund raiser to fight human trafficking in Nepal

Link to Invitation

Come to a wonderful evening event to meet modern day heroes: David Batstone, Brigitte Cazalis and Joe Collins to learn about their inspirational work.
Not For Sale is an non-profit agency that fights slavery globally.

If you don't live in the Bay Area, you can learn about ways you can help on the Web site.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Trailer de Where the wild things are

Trailer de Where the wild things are
Video sent by masalladeorion

This looks wonderful! I love that it has "We all fear" and "We all hope" just like the MISMO trailer!! Maybe we're onto something;)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Not exactly an excuse...

I never blogged while I was in India because then I would have had to make the choice between participating in life there or writing about participating in life there...

With complete vivid recollection, it was my intention to relive my experiences through blogging. I started to and then the world, I mean my computer (sometimes known as the confuser) went to pot... not exactly crashed, but my Lord ~ or Ganesha, Durga, Shiva, Krishna as the case may be ~ I have been in digital media hell.. or more like limbo... waiting to be reincarnated again!

Things are slowly but surely on the mend and so I will resume writing my memoirs in the not too distant future.

For followers of Mismo... we are getting close to having the film complete. We're currently scoring the music and color correcting. In the months ahead, we hope to have exciting news to share, so stay tuned.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Arriving in Chennai, India

After three days of traveling, the true journey began… I arrived in Chennai at 11:00 pm on Saturday, December 27th, 2008.

After maneuvering the higgledy-piggledy passport checkpoint, I emerged unceremoniously onto the balmy Madras sidewalk. Faced with a wall of brown faces searching for their loved ones, or unsuspecting tourists, my focus was solely on the sign bearing my name.


Alas, no such sign was in evidence.

The local currency had to be acquired, which meant a walk down the sidewalk to a nearby ATM. The journey secured me a tenacious tout offering his services. No matter how many times I said, "no thank you," he kept by my side. A few minutes later, a small fortune in hand, I walked back towards the airport. I didn’t want to be rude. I felt bad for him merely trying to secure a job, but eventually rudeness prevailed. Actually, it was more of a sharp, definitive, "No." Kind of like talking to a naughty puppy, I noted. Nonetheless, he remained within earshot.

My traveling companion was overwhelmed and of no use whatsover and so I deposited him with the luggage while I trawled back up and down the line in search of our driver. Judging by the crowd and endless sound of car horns, I suspected the driver was merely late. I had complete faith he would be there… eventually. Thinking that a phone call might be the solution, I braved my way to a kiosk across the street and bought two bottles of water so I could have small change for the phone. It was a breeze… nothing to be afraid of. In fact, the people were friendly and I learned that the going rate for a bottle of water was 13 rupees.

Back with my companions, the one with whom I was traveling and my newly-found service provider, I said, “We have to make a phone call.” And sure enough, the man was of service. He borrowed someone’s cell phone for me to use. "Very good madam," was the first of thousand very good madams that I would hear and come to love.

As I was connecting with our hotel, our driver appeared suddenly like magic, which is, I discovered, often how things work in India.

Our driver took control of my luggage and following his lead, I gave our helper a tip… which is also how things work in India.

I asked our driver his name, as I would anyone with whom I interacted in India. His name was Pondy and he would become my friend.

Tucked in the back of Pondy's trusty Ambassador, we made our way through Chennai onto the dark highway to Mamallapuram. I kept my eyes scanned for the miles of shanty towns that I had been warned and read about. Maybe I didn't see them because all was dark or maybe I didn't see them because I was in heaven... I was finally in India. With the window down I breathed in the balmy air and soaked in the scents and sites of India.

To be continued…

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

p.s. Cosmic Laws of Dating

I found out from a friend last night that the guy who was overwhelmed by my radiance at the party on Saturday night was in fact gay - too f**king funny!

And, now that I think about it, since I was at Bootie, the other admirers probably were too!

Well, thank heavens for our gay boys ~ a woman would starve for compliments without them telling us how fierce we are!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cosmic Laws of Dating

So my girlfriend sent me the following joke:

Shrek, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lopez were all having lunch together.

Shrek said, 'I have always thought that I'm the strongest man in the world, but how can I be sure?

Brad Pitt said, 'I'm pretty sure I'm the hottest man alive but I've never had it confirmed.'

Jennifer Lopez agreed. 'I'm told I'm the sexiest of them all, but sometimes I wonder.'

They all decided that the best way to find out if their beliefs were true was to approach the Wicked Queen's mirror to confirm for them whether Shrek was the strongest, Brad Pitt was the hottest and Jennifer Lopez was the sexiest.

They agreed to meet again the next day for lunch to discuss their findings.

The next day Shrek walked up with a smile. 'Well, it 's true. The mirror told me that I am the strongest man in the world.'

Brad Pitt followed and boasted, 'It is true, it has been confirmed that I am the hottest man alive!!'

Jennifer Lopez walked in; head bent, tears in her eyes and asked,"Who the Heck is Lorraine Flett?"

Which was sweet and funny. And it reminded me of my Saturday night... to which I wrote back to her:

Thank you so much... I was at a house party for Valentine's with Anthony and had the hottest guy tell me "you're so radiant, I need sunglasses!" Funny thing is I didn't even hear him. It was only when Anthony and I were on our way to another party that Anthony asked me, "does that line work in the straight world?"

At the next party (Bootie), I was taking a break from dancing when a guy came up and told me my "posture and stature were awesome," followed by another who simply high fived me! Then there was another who followed me around like a puppy – we actually smooched for a minute (hey, it was Valentine's after all!), but then I joined the line at the ladies and lost him...

I'm telling you... It's because I am not available. If I was looking for a man, no-one would have looked twice... (My man was working.)

I might just have to blog this, so here it is...

Is there some cosmic law that says men only notice you when you're not looking? And are there others I should know about?