Mister Goodnite – Dominator

We’re talking to our good buddy Tyler Parkford about doing another music video project with him. This time for his band Mini Mansions for their new album. Did you ever see this weird ass one that we made for his solo project Mister Goodnite? It’s strange. Check it out. ( if you want )

We worked with Tyler at our shared office space in Atwater Village for I don’t know how damn long before we finally pried it out of him that he was a musician. And yeah I know that everyone in LA is either a musician or an actor or working on a screenplay, but Tyler is so SO talented. He’s bonafide. I got the chance to preview the new Mini Mansions record while writing director’s treatments, and I’m blown away. Check it out when it drops, and definitely check out the Mister Goodnite tape if you haven’t. Old school crooning over dusty samples. Pretty catchy!

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Director: Brian Morrow // Producers: Jonathan Lynch, Brian Deutsch, Louise Lynch // Director of Photography: Jonathon Narducci // Effects Make Up: Corrine Foster // Stylist: Anne Sage // On Set Stills: Rainbeau Tharp

Our Charming & Talented Cast:
Tyler Parkford, Alex Nicolaou, Michael Q Schmidt, Chelsea Heath, Cheryl Nichols, Laina Miller, Bill Caruso

To Tie a Bow Tie

Here’s a cute little diddy that our new kid, Raj did with Tal from Pharmacie. I’m not totally sure it explains that tricky last step of the knot, but it does have a good ending.

Our continued gratitude goes out to those wonderful gals over at 100 Layer Cake for always putting our dumb videos up on their awesome site. And thanks to Tal for always getting us drunk.

Leisure Society – The Deep Serene

Once a year, I get the distinct pleasure of making a short film for luxury eye wear brand, Leisure Society. This year, I joined their team in and around Shaver Lake to capture the spirit of their iconic product. Leisure Society is a company that Shark Pig really enjoys working with, and we’re all proud of this years short. It’s a more relaxed pace than we often work at, but hey – that’s leisure. Leisurely.

If you’d like to watch the previous shorts here’s last year’s and our first year’s. I gotta say what’s up to Laina Miller who picked me up from another shoot at midnight and drove all through the night so we could make our 6am call. The wonderful soundtrack is “I Found Love” by Shimmering Stars. You should check them out! The rest of the credits are at the end of the video.

Ashby Update: Adam Mckay on Being There

We are treating each of Hal’s films of the 1970s as case studies where contemporary directors break them down and act as a guide for those sections. Because the ultimate film geeks are film directors themselves- we thought this added layer would give a voice to Ashby’s influence on current filmmaking. It was so cool to catch up with Adam McKay and talk about Being There. In case you’re not a film nerd, McKay is the hilarious mind behind Anchorman, The Other Guys, and Step Brothers to highlight a few hits in his very prolific career.

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He broke down his appreciation for Being There on a meta-level by examining celebrity worship, media obsession, and chance. By using a present-day lens to dissect how virtually unknown people can oftentimes rise to positions of power simply by mirroring the actions of those around them- he drew super insightful impressions of Chauncy Gardiner’s rise to power and fame.

As a veteran comedian and comic writer/director, his insights on Peter Sellers performance and comic timing are fascinating. McKay sees the humor and meditative qualities of the film, but also the darker undercurrent of the plausibility of this scenario actually happening- and how Jerzy Kosinski informed the darker side of the narrative. Although what’s interesting about the film Being There is that we also got to talk to the person who actually wrote the screenplay. Stay tuned for more on that.

YEAH! weddings reel

Have you ever seen the Perfect Storm by Wolfgang Peterson? It’s a super dramatic movie about three hurricanes crashing into each other and making Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, and George Clooney really scared and then die. (SPOILER!) Anyway sorry, the reason we bring it up is that it’s a metaphor for this hype company we have called YEAH! Weddings. The basic deal with it is that if you book three or more of our services (photography, DJ, video, smilebooth) together, we give you a huge discount.

Here’s the thing. We like working together. And if you’ll let us do that, we’ll hook you up with an amazing discount. Does that make sense? You’re making our jobs more fun us, so we’re down to make things more affordable.

Not only is it more fun; it’s better. When we work together, our creativity feeds off each other, and the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts. As you can probably tell… we’re not really into tradition. We have a reputation for making you dance, going WAY out of our way for breathtaking photography, loading your venue with furniture that both your grandpa and your niece will appreciate, printing photos that you’ll hide from your Mom, and making you cry every anniversary because you’ll get to revisit a fantastic day.

Check out this reel from the videography branch. We try and keep it fresh even though we’re all really a bunch of romantic saps. Our clients become our friends, so don’t be surprised if we invite you over for a drink and a movie. Maybe a weird nineties flick about a storm with George Clooney… with storms.