Monday, August 16, 2010

The 2010 Summer Sneak Peak

It was a hot and wonderful night at the 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek, Thursday, August 12th at the LandMark River Oaks Theater. Organized by Chris Spisak the Sneak Peek presented four short films by four local Houston Filmmakers.

The short films included works by Renee Edd and her film "Midsummer", Chuck Norfolk and his film "Bar Room Blitz", Judy Garlow and her film "Key of D" and Chris Spisak and his film "The Usual". C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine was able to capture each of the filmmakers on video as they talked about their respective works. You can see them at:

Hosted by the team from Ahead Shot, Chad Thackston, Kelly Smith, and Chantal Fischbach, the Summer Sneak Peak brought in hundreds of independent movie fans, filmmakers and actors.




After each screening the Director was asked to step on-stage to answer a few questions, from the audience, about their films.
In all, the entire event was planned out and entertaining. There were a couple of minor technical problems but nothing that prevented the even flow of the event. 
The films were diverse in their approaches and genres. Renee Edd's "Midsummer" was a fantasy and Science Fiction film, that had a sort of surreal and dream like feel to it. Chuck Norfolk's "Bar Room Blitz" was a humorous action/adventure film that contained a mixture of choreographed sequences and quick cuts. Judy Garlow's "Key of D" told a story of several relationships using music to set the tone and music that substituted for dialogue. And, lastly Chris Spisak's "The Usual" was a dark and mysterious film that dealt with addiction and the impact it has on others. All the films were nicely done and all the filmmakers created works that were outstanding. It is apparent that film making in Houston is beginning to rival, if not surpass, those in other areas of the state and this may be the start of a viable film making industry here in Houston.

C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine was at the Houston Summer Sneak Peek and we took some pictures. You can see them at:

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Houston Filmmaker Eddie Rodriguez talks about "Jon Wuz Here" 08-05-10

Writer and Director Eddie Rodriguez  (pictured below) talks to C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine about his new Comedy short film "Jon Wuz Here". 08-05-10

The film was screened to a packed theater at the Alamo Drafthouse-West Oaks Mall on Thursday August 5, 2010. This is the final version of the film. This time last year the cast and crew viewed a rough cut of the film. C-47 Houston was there to support our filmmakers. You can see those pictures at::

Mr. Rodriguez took the time to talk with C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine about his new short venture. We are pleased to present for the first time, Mr. Eddie Rodriguez.

C-47 Houston was also at the screening of "Jon Wuz Here" you can see those pictures at:

In all the film was very well made. The lighting was excellent, the cinematography was composed and visually entertaining. The sound quality was superb and the score was complimentary  to the film. "Jon Wuz Here" is an excellent example of a good comedic film. It was well thought out and the filmmakers took the time to ensure that the film was entertaining, humorous and studio quality.  This group of filmmakers are well on their way to creating outstanding and quality films should they decide to make more films.

You can learn more about "Jon Wuz Here" on their website at:

Friday, August 6, 2010

The 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek Videos

Be sure to get your tickets to the 2010 Houston Summer Sneak Peek film Screenings coming up August 12th, 2010 starting at 7PM at the River Oaks Theater. Four Films will be shown including Renee Edd's "Midsummer", Judy Garlow's "Key of D", Chris Spisak's "The Usual" and Chuck Norfolk's "Bar Room Blitz". C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine took the time to talk with each of the filmmakers so that they could tell you a little about thier ventures. You can get your tickets at the Landmark River Oaks Theater for $7.50 or online at: http://tinyurl.com/284fctc for $6.50. This is going to be a huge event and an opportunity to meet actors, producers, directors and filmmakers of all kinds. It will be the place to be and to be seen. I hope to see you there.   Enjoy!

Director/Filmmaker Renee Edd talks about "Midsummer"

Director/Filmmaker Chuck Norfork talks about "Bar Room Blitz"

Director/Filmmaker Judy Garlow talks about "Key of D"

Director/Filmmaker Chris Spisak talks about "The Usual"

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Actor and C-47 Houston Entertainment Magazine's October 2008 LimeLight's featured actor, Mr. Kendrick Smith has landed a co-starring role on NBC and Jerry Brucheimer's new Television show "Chase". Kendrick will be playing the part of "Clive Barnes" in the episode of "Repo".  
You can see "Chase" and Kendrick Smith when it premiere's on NBC here in Houston September 20th starting at 9PM central. Congratulations to Kendrick.