Aztek Studio News
Our producing partner Veronica Salas has stepped down from her role to take care of personal matters but has offered her help if we ever need it. We wish her the best.
We recently welcomed a new member to the team, Joel Tejada. Veronica, Sandra and I met Joel while we were all making student films at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA and we've been friends and collaborators ever since.
I stopped doing videography a few years ago to focus on making narratives but we made an exception for our friends Shasha and Dennis and shot their wedding this past weekend.
Congratulations to the newlyweds! Thank you for having us, it was an honor!
It has been nearly a year since principal photography started on Super Gabby. For those who don't know, we were unable to complete the short due to unforeseen circumstances we ran into on set but we managed to shoot enough footage for a teaser trailer and some proof of concept scenes to relaunch our fundraising efforts to finish the project. However, this time around we're aiming for a feature length film version of the story after the production team and I deemed the story too ambitious for a short film.
I am currently in the process of writing and extending the screenplay and we intend to bring back the original cast.
We are happy to announce that the teaser trailer is complete and will officially premiere at Pictoclik's Latinas in Cinema Film Festival on July 23rd, 2016 (info below).
Our illustrator, Chris Shannon Jr, who illustrated some posters used in the film and Gabby's favorite comic book heroine, Scorpion Girl, is currently working on new designs for our promotional materials.
Pictoclik Presents Latinas in Cinema Film Festival
Join us as we celebrate Latinas in Cinema July 23rd at Delancey Street Theater. Showcase includes short films from around the world featuring a strong Latina on screen or behind the scenes in a key position.
“Parable” Diana Rodriguez | Sci-Fi Thriller
“Stranger Danger” Annique Arredondo | Comedy
“Mercedes: Portrait of Street Sweeper” Amie Williams | Documentary
“Couch Potato Chronicles” Lainnie Felan | Sci-Fi Comedy
“Otto” Sinhué Benavides | Mystery Suspense
“Vici” Johnny Kirk | Drama
A portion of all of our showcase ticket sales go towards a local feature project in development and to foster growth in the film community. Our featured filmmaker/producer Sandra Lopez will be using the funds raised for her feature Super Gabby.
Doors open at 6pm for the pre-party
General Admission Tickets includes one drink ticket at the pre-party, keepsake program book.
Click to buy: Pre-sale $25 | Early Bird $30 | Reg Price $40
VIP Ticket includes two drink tickets at the pre-party, RSVP seating, keepsake program book and official poster.
Click to buy: Pre-sale $35 | Early Bird $40 | Reg Price $50
And that's all for now, thanks for checking us out!
Until next time,