Sunday, May 31, 2015

The June issue of C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine is released

The June 2015 issue of C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine is released. This is an Exclusive magazine and the only way to get it is by Subscription or by ordering a single copy. A single copy is $12.50 plus tax. A subscription is a better deal. A 3 issue subscription is $26.40 plus tax. Along with a subscription comes all the C47Houston WEEKLYS and/or C47Houston Quick News we can publish before the next premiere magazine is published.  That issue is scheduled to be released the first part of August, 2015. 

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The June 2015 issue of C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine is scheduled to be released Tuesday, June 2nd. We are happy to announce that the wonderful Ms. Cressandra Thibodeaux (of 14 Pews) is on the cover of the magazine. She gives us a very nice interview. And, a fantastic Actor by the name of Dave Maldonado is our featured actor for the June issue (you can see him all over television). Also, Actress Cara Cochran gives us some insight into her world and Marketing Producer Andy Valadez gives some advice about competitive marketing. Remember, this is an exclusive magazine. The only way to get it is by subscription or by ordering a single copy (a single copy runs $12.50) You can order a single copy starting Tuesday but you can subscribe ANY FREAKING TIME....just go to:

Friday, May 29, 2015

Beers with Director/Cinematographer and Producer David Craig and Dr. Erin Callahan at Whole Foods-Sugarland today was excellent. David is working on a feature with Kirk Loudon called “Diggerz”. Currently they are casting and hope to be in production by the end of July. We will keep you posted Starring Lauren Leal. Looks good...Feels good.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cressandra Thibodeeaux to be on the cover of C47Houston


C47Houzton News & Entertainment Magazine is pleased to announce that filmmaker and owner of 14 Pews, Ms Cressandra Thibodeaux will grace the cover of the June issue of the magazine. An accomplished artist, cinematographer and filmmaker, Ms. Thibodeaux is working on a documentary, has several projects under her belt and continues to bring visual arts to Houston. She is awesome and we are excited about this issue. Release is scheduled for the first part of June. The only way to get it is by subscription. You can order your copy at:  www.C47Houston.com

Bill Hughes, Heidi Hughes, Matt Lavine and Jinky meeting.

We had a great time meeting Director Bill Hughes, Writer Heidi Hughes, Actor Matt Lavine and robot Jinky, (grabbing some photos) all from the feature sci-fi movie "Matt Mercury: Plot of the Galactic Mastermind" which will have its premiere in July at the Space City Comic Con at the NRG center. Keep up with them at: www.MattMercury.com Also, I am an official member of the Rocket Rangers...I got an official patch.  HOW AWESOME IS THAT? 
WE reviewed this movie. You can find that review, and other reviews, on our FlixReview section of our website at: http://www.c47houston.com/FlixReviews.htm 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last call for Press/News Release

Final call for your press release. C47Houston is accepting news about your upcoming projects. Music, theatre, art, television or film. Send us information (along with some sort of poster/graphic, websites links). First come first served. This is an easy way for you to get publicity. The more info the better, it's up to YOU. Send it to: hector dot luna1 @ yahoo dot com. I don't do FB . Release of magazine (which has a global reach) is scheduled for the first part of June.

Monday, May 18, 2015

FlixReview Posted for "Matt Mercury: Plot of the Galactic Mastermind"

Director Bill Hughes' "Matt Mercury: Plot of the Galactic Mastermind" C47Houston FlixReview is posted on our website. You can read what we had to say about this movie at:  

If you disagree with what we have to say about "Matt Mercury" let us know about it. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dave Maldonado Promo for June 2015 issue of C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine

Actor Dave Maldonado Promo Video for the June 2015 issue of C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine. That issue is scheduled to be released the first part of June. The only way to get it is by ordering a copy or by Subscription. www.C47Houston.com Video at:


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jack to a King: The Swansea Story by Director Marc Evans

Meeting with Marketing Producer Andy Valadez and Producer Travis Middleton Jr. was interesting. Mr. Middleton is screening the new feature documentary by Director Marc Evans called "Jack to a King: The Swansea Story" next month here in Houston and in Dallas. It's a remarkable story of a ragtag group of soccer fans who save their club, in Wales, from oblivion and taking the team to the Championship Play-off finals. see a trailer: https://youtu.be/bFGLhvYY5bQ Check it out!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

C47Houston WEEKLY Vol. 2 Issue 32 is Released.

The new issue of C47Houston WEEKLY No.32 is released to subscribers. Want one? Order your copy at: http://www.c47houston.com/C47Weeklys2015D32.htm for only $2.17

Monday, May 11, 2015

Writer/Director James Longmore

Early afternoon coffee with Writer/Director James Longmore was exciting (Monday, May 11th, 2015). I am always happy to know that people are moving forward with their dreams. Look for an exclusive interview with James in our next C47Houston WEEKLY No.. 32. That issue is scheduled to be released, this coming Wednesday, May 13th. www.C47Houston.com for a subscription...cause that's the only way to get it.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Actor Dave Maldonado

We had a great time with Houston Actor Dave Maldonado, a Screen Actors Guild Actor. at the house Thursday, May 7th. He is doing a lot of work nowadays and can be seen in a lot of commercials both locally and nationally AND, can be seen in numerous of television shows. Mr. Maldonado is an outstanding actor and is in high demand. C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine is delighted to have Dave in our June issue of the magazine as our featured actor. That issue is scheduled to be released the first part of June, next month. The only way to get this exclusive magazine is by subscription or by ordering a single issue. You can order a subscription at: http://www.c47houston.com/Subscriptions.htm 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We are working on Reviewing Director Bill Hughes' "Matt Mercury".

C47Houston just received our advanced copy of Director Bill Hughes' new feature comedy Science Fiction movie, "Matt Mercury: Plot of the Galactic Mastermind". It will be having it's premiere at this years Comicpalooza at the George R. Brown Convention Center later this month, May, 2015. We are writing a review and hope to have it published later this week. Look for it! So far, it's pretty good. 

C47Houston is accepting your press release.

C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine is accepting press releases about your project, be it film, tv, art, theater, music for it's upcoming issue (release is schedule for the first part of June) First come First served! It's FREE to send a press release.  Send it to hector dot luna1 at yahoo dot com. Also, if you have a movie coming up, send me your one-sheet poster with the premiere date and website. The choice is yours.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

C47Houston FlixReview - "The Ferry" A short film by Director Javier Torres

C47Houston FlixReview: “The Ferry” 
a Short film by Director Javier Torres

A gambler loses a bet and a ruthless bookie kills his wife and kidnaps his baby son as payment in-full. Determined, the father vows to find his son and will travel across the galaxy in search of him in this science fiction thriller by Director Javier Torres called “The Ferry”.

Written by Javier Torres “The Ferry” follows a gambler, near the end of the 22nd Century, by the name of Elias Koteas (played by Jeremiah Kliesing). When Elias tampers with a kick-boxing match and ultimately loses a gambling bet and still owes on old bets, the bookie, Cesar, (played by Ruben Flores) is not pleased and demands payment immediately. When payment is not made, Cesar kills Elias’ wife and kidnaps his son Oliver Koteas (played by Hollis Torres). Acquiring two tickets on The Ferry”, Cesar takes an opportunity of a life-time and leaves Earth and travels to the planet Salus, a world owned by the Ziga-Gen Corporation and the only known refuge for Humanity. The only way to travel is to be suspended in a cryo-chamber for the duration of the trip. In search of his son and two months later, Elias bribes a staff worker at the Ziga-Gen Corporation to gain entrance onto The Ferry as a stowaway and is given an access code to a single cryo-chamber for the trip to Salus. When the ship leaves earth, Elias enters the access code to his chamber but is denied access. The trip to Salus is a 10-year journey. With no water, food, companionship and a long journey, Elias resorts to surviving the best way he can and to survive on The Ferry so that he can find his son, Oliver. What happens on his journey is filled with ventures no man ought to endure.

Our take on the story:
Written by Mr. Torres the story was easy to follow. I did have a problem with what was happening about half-way through the movie and had to watch the movie a couple of more times to figure it out, (typical of sci-fi stories) Saying that, we think the story flowed nicely from beginning, the middle and to the end. It was a psychological story that had you thinking about what one would do in the same predicament. And, there was a twist that was nicely done. We did think that the story could have ended a little sooner than it did, but we are not the director and the creative options are many. Mr. Torres did a fine job in developing the character, Elias and the tribulations this one man would go through on his journey to the planet Salus. “The Ferry” was a good story.

The Technical side:
We initially viewed this movie without the sound. Again this is the best way to evaluate the technical side of any movie without the distractions associated with sound. The opening scene to “The Ferry” was interesting. It started with a kick-boxing match, a fight.
The choreography was nicely done, as we would expect from this particular Director. The camera work was pretty good. What I didn’t really like is that the fight scene was shot in the daytime as opposed to being in an arena setting with some “mood” lighting. But, okay, this was done fast and for a film race. In its entirety, there were some amazing shots coming from the cinematographer, Mr. Torres. Shot were NOT static and moved quite nicely to give the viewer a POV. There was one particular shot that was a little awkward. This is where Elias approaches one of the fighters with a gun to the back of his head. The whole scene was done in profile. It was a strange way to shoot a scene. The special effects to this futuristic space movie were outstanding. This was a good job for 3D animator Jonathan Riechel and special effects/Editor Javier Torres. We definitely enjoyed what they did with this particular vision of the future. Scenes were composed. Blocking could have used a little more creative.  Mr. Torres’ use of the camera was decent. WE saw a lot of creative shots, angles, movement and more importantly an attention to detail, nothing worse than a static camera.  Set design was a bit raw at times, but again this was done for a film race and with a limited amount of time. Lighting was a bit flat in some of the scenes, in our opinion, but overall most of the movie was visually appealing. We can’t put our finger on what could have been better, but maybe there was too much bright lighting and not enough “mood” lighting, after all this was a “dark” and psychological science fiction movie. Scene transitions were unremarkable as it should be, seamless. With sound, it was consistent with tone and volume.  Casting was hardly an ensemble and performances were strained and not natural. Did it work? Of course it did. It gave the movie a realistic, documentary feel.

Our Assessment of the movie, the Production value:
This science fiction movie was made for the short film competition called The Zone. The team only had 7 days to make this short. “The Ferry” was a good story and the production team did a good job in making this movie. Hindsight is 20/20 and the movie could have been a little tighter. The director did a great job in assembling a cast, moving the performances and moving the story. The Director was able to get some emotion from the key character that has to adapt to his surroundings and dealing with his dimensioning mental state as he travels for years in isolation. As well, Director Javier Torres put together a good movie with a good story. But, determine its value for yourself. Watch the movie.

C47Houston reviewed this movie using our TSIRS rating system. We rated this short movie a 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Title: The Ferry
Team: Plutonium Pictures
Genre: Science Fiction
Running time: 10-minutes
Premiere screening: Tuesday, April 28th at the Alamo Drafthouse-Vintage Park
Written by Javier X. Torres
Directed by: Javier X. Torres
Producers: Javier X. Torres, Brittany Torres, Matt Weaver and Jennifer Kliesign
3D Animator: Jonathan B. Riechel
Special FX and Editing: Javier X. Torres
Sound Editor: Matt Weaver
Original Score by: Tellus Records
MUA: Jennifer Kliesing
The Wig: Brittany Torres
Cinematographer: Javier X. Torres
Camera B: Matt Weaver
Set & Props: Jennifer Kliesing and Micah Hunter
Production Mechanic: Matt Weaver
Mr. Larimore’s Wrangler: John Davis

Cast: Jeremiah Kliesing, Ruben Flores, John Larimore, Hollis Z. Torres, Brittany Torres, Jennifer Kliesing, Jonathan Richie, Tina Ghaiassi, Einrique Abulume, Chris Gaus and Aubrey Tres Page III.

This short movie was made for The Zone Film Race 2015. This review did not seek to see or review its qualifications for a win.

Review by H.Luna, C47Houston News & Entertainment Magazine / C47Houston WEEKLY / C47Houston WEEKLY Quick News / HLMedia Production.  All Rights Reserved

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The 17th Annual 2015 Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival - Call for projects

Time is running out to submit your project to this season's 17th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival. Three new things have been initiated, they are accepting Short Drone aerial projects, they have done away with increased late fees and if your project is selected for screening, your Project or Production company will receive a free ad in their Program guide/Website. Deadline is August 1st, 2015 Learn more, get details and get involved at: www.GulfCoastFilmFest.com

Friday, May 1, 2015

C47Houston WEEKLY Vol. 2, Issue 31 is released

The new issue of C47Houston WEEKLY, Vol. 2, Issue 31 is released. Order a copy at: http://www.c47houston.com/C47Weeklys2015C31.htm for only $2.17. Payment is by PayPal and quick and easy. ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!!!!