Actor and writer Zachary Laoutides recently interviewed with FandangoNOW sharing some interesting facts with his previous films. The film Adios Vaya Con Dios being inspired by his community that he credited the title of director to and Arise From Darkness originally an art house paranormal film with Sundance possibilities. I for one truly enjoy the ‘making of’ or the stories behind the stories. I was able to Skype with Laoutides to ask him some additional questions from his FandangoNOW interview.
How many people tried to slow down Adios Vaya Con Dios from actually happening, was there really that much resistance?
ZL: From Hollywood no, they were totally fine with my concepts. I was also talking to Sony Music for additional songs – everyone was cool. The issues became on set with my vision, which I don’t think anyone really understood what I was setting out to do. The community did, the neighborhood did, other people not so much. Respectively, what I did, what ‘we’ did was certainly unorthodox – you need to see it at completion to understand it.
I watched Arise From Darkness and it is in fact an art house film, why did the name and marketing feel so different?
ZL: You’ll need to ask the distributor that one and I get it, they really thought they could hit a horror demographic, now was that the way to go…? I really feel paranormal and art house would have presented the product as what it is and was – special and something different. I was waterboarded with the business side of things and all of this was presented to me when I took a break in Mexico. I was overstretched into moving the ball forward when I had enough – and just trusted that people were trying to do the best thing with the product.
Is it hard to write, act, produce and be so hands on with the business side of film?
ZL: Yes. So many things don’t turn out the way you want it to because you’re pulled in so many directions. That’s why coming back in 2020 I spoke with the founder Monica Esmeralda Leon and told her we were going to re-structure Ave Fenix Pictures.
It’s now called Ave Fenix Pictures Studios… You have branches in Chicago, Los Angeles and Arizona?
ZL: (laughs) It sounds like it just got really complicated right… This is a delegation of artist, the right people at the right forefront. I’m super excited, never have we been so talented and moving into bigger projects.
When you say bigger projects you mean going from the La Raza style of filmmaking into mainstream film?
ZL: At the end of the day we still always arrived where mainstream films ended up, but I put us in a category of experimental. That was great and creatively what we wanted to do at the time, but now we have the opportunities to really put our films on the market with mainstream venues. If we have films with messages important to us we owe it to ourselves to earn the most eyes.
You have deals with Random Media Motion Pictures, which is a subordinate of The Orchard and Sony Pictures?
ZL: We are in partnership, good people who care about film working together. It’s an exciting time where we can develop film not only where we started in Chicago, but now on the west coast. It was always the long-term vision – Producers Marius Iliescu in Los Angeles and Emmanuel Isaac and Mirza Esho is Arizona.
Chelsea Frei is joining season 2 of Hulu’s Dollface
Chelsea Frei is joining season 2 of Hulu’s Dollface as a repetitive visitor star in the job of Alison J., Deadline has learned.
Cutie pie follows Jules (Kat Dennings), a young lady who – subsequent to being unloaded by her long-term sweetheart – should manage her own creative mind to in a real sense and figuratively reappear the universe of ladies and revive the female fellowships she abandoned. The series additionally stars Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell and Esther Povitsky.
Frei most as of late featured in the Fox series The Moodys inverse Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins and Jay Baruchel. She can likewise be found in the third period of the hit TBS series The Last O.G. also, the following period of Aidy Bryant’s Hulu series Shrill.
Beforehand, Frei featured in the lead spot of Lifetime’s unique film Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter, in view of Gotti’s diary of a similar name, just as the YouTube Premium ½ hour satire series Sideswiped. The show follows three ages of ladies exploring dating in the period of applications. She stars inverse Carly Craig and Rosanna Arquette. Frei booked Sideswiped on just her third tryout in Los Angeles, we hear.
Frei additionally made, delivered and featured in the endurance work themed web series Hostess which was delivered on both Funny or Die and WhoHaHa. The sketch author and comic’s extra credits remember visitor appearances for the Comedy Central pilot Literally and on A&E/Lifetime’s I Love You… But I Lied.
Specialists First and Paradigm rep Frei.
Cutie pie was made by Jordan Weiss, who fills in as EP close by showrunner Michelle Nader; Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom and Tom Ackerley for LuckyChap Entertainment; Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan for Screen Arcade; Dennings; and Nicole King. Cutie is shooting in Los Angeles and planned to get back with all-new scenes one year from now. Cutie pie is created by ABC Signature.
Rise Up Shape Up : In PSC Web Series ,Upcoming Generation Of Taekwondo Champs
Youthful and promising ladies and young ladies’ taekwondo experts of the nation will feature the coming webisode of Rise Up Shape Up this coming Saturday.
RUSU is a week by week web series of the Philippine Sports Commission under the Women in Sports program. It features the motivating accounts of ladies and young ladies, who exhibited greatness in the field and gives equivalent freedom and openness to them.
In the most recent webisode, PSC-RUSU will include 45 taekwondo rising stars who sparkled in the new seventh Women’s Martial Arts Festival.
“Politeness, trustworthiness, constancy, poise, and an unstoppable soul—these are the five principles of taekwondo that any specialist or competitor knows forwards and backwards. These are additionally similar qualities showed by these 45 youthful taekwondo champions,” said PSC Women in Sports Commissioner oversight Celia H. Kiram.
The concise history of taekwondo will likewise be talked about during the 10:30 a.m. web program, which will be clarified further by Commissioner Kiram in the “K-Isport: Kwentong Isport” section.
“This venture echoes the organization’s obligation to supporting and sustaining ladies in the field of sports,” said the woman PSC chief.
In the past webisodes, PSC’s Rise Up, Shape Up likewise included distinctive hand to hand fighting introduced in the seventh Women’s Martial Arts Festival, for example, karatedo, judo, arnis, muay thai, wrestling, among others.
Make way for the new rising music star – SAYF
This Dubai based artist is creating waves with his music talent, which is exceptionally brilliant.
There are a few music artists out there who are born to rule the stage and listeners hearts. Their prowess cannot be expressed in words, as they are far beyond verbal appreciation. Their outstanding music skills fuels their careers to reach at the top and helps them lead them from the front. Despite the stiff competition, they are able to bypass all challenges that come their way and embrace success. Such blessed souls are few to find, but there are some who fit the bill perfectly, Dubai based music sensation SAYF is one of them.
Talking about SAYF’ music talent which is incomparable, he has managed to churn out the right music from his creative stable, which has won the listeners hearts big time. He has proved his mettle by dropping three tracks, all of which have been widely appreciated. What started as a passion has grown into a full-fledged profession, and a successful one at that. This young talent from Dubai has always been an avid music follower since he was a kid and that propelled his passion to turn into a career going ahead in life.
SAYF says that he was attracted towards anything and everything that was scarcely connected with music and that’s what led him to steal his uncle’s Walkman just to listen to his favourite songs, 2PAC and Eminem, which further fuelled his passion to dwell deep into its learnings. He was soon experimenting on his music, which eventually landed up him into becoming a rap artist, and a good one at that. When asked about who are his true inspiration amongst all artists, he says, “undoubtedly, Tory Lanez and The Weeknd.”
We can say that he has indeed arrived with his songs Wolves, Squad and Lean, making it to the top charts within no time. He is without any second thoughts one of world’s most emerging music artists whose work is going to create history in the near future.
To know more about his forthcoming tracks, follow him on Instagram: @sayf.v.
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