WYNWOOD is a Reel Miami short film. I was lucky enough to work on this project from the ground up. When my good friend and colleague Fro Rojas approached me about the project the only specifications were to showcase the Wynwood Arts District in Miami, FL. Fro and I brainstormed for some time before fleshing out a thorough beat sheet. We searched high and low before finding David Yaffe, who turned it into a very intimate and romantic screenplay filled with unforgettable moments.
The story follows a couple, Michael (myself) and Ana (Liz Twining), as we visit Miami for a weekend wedding. Upon our arrival into Miami, we learn that the wedding may be cancelled and are left explore the city while exploring the dynamics of our deteriorating relationship.
Executive Producer: Frank Kelly, Director: Fro Rojas, DP: Sherman Johnson, Starring: Liz Twining and Melvin Lima, Story: Melvin Lima and Fro Rojas, Screenplay: David Yaffe.
Promotional video for Matsuda: James Kisgen
Director: Fro Rojas DP: Sherman Johnson Producers: Debbie Margolis-Horwitz, Ari Gonzalez and Kim Fraga Gaffer: Ralf Gonzalez AC: Andres Uribe Editor: Tim Downing Locations: Frank Kelly MU/H: Lauren Massaro Wilhelmina Model Agent: Aileen Manso Models: Melvin Lima, Christian Ochoa, Marielle Ivarsson, Austin Music by: 70mm "What do you see"
MONOLOGUE is a collaboration between actor and camera. Location: Williamsburg, NY Weather: 10 degrees °F with 30 MPH winds Lighting: Daylight - Scattered Clouds - 12 PM - February Take Selected: One of Three Equipment: Sony FS700 using Face Detection, Glidecam X-22, Sennheiser Wireless Lav About the Project: MONOLOGUE showcases the skill of a single actor performing one continuous steadicam shot on location in NYC operated by Richard Patterson. The performance can be the reinvention of a soliloquy from a play or film, or a completely original piece. The length of the performance must be a minimum of one minute. The scene will be blocked out the day of the shoot at the location. The monologue must be executed within three takes.
WITH ME is a short film about a girl with an incredible imagination and the friends she's created. The story follows her to the mundaneness of adulthood until that child-like spark is reignited.
The film is part of and made possible by Borscht 7. It premiered on April 23, 2011 at the Arscht Center in Miami to a crowd of over 800 people.
Starring: JOSIE LOREN, LAUREN BERGER, MELVIN LIMA, TODD RICE, MARINA VIDAL Director/Story: FRO ROJAS Director of Photography: SHERMAN JOHNSON Executive Producers: BORSCHT CORP DEBBIE MARGOLIS-HORWITZ MELVIN LIMA Screenplay: KAYLA DELACERDA Gaffer: RALF GONZALEZ Production: RICKY CASSVAN MATT DEGREFF ALEXA CARRAVIA MIMI MALDONADO FERNANDO CARACIOLO MakeUp/Hair: HOLLY GOWERS Artists: SONNI TIFF JEN KENT HERNANDEZ