"The Solipsist" has been Officially Selected for the 2015 KC Film Fest

I am pleased to announce that "The Solipsist" has been officially selected to be a part of the 2015 KC Film Fest in Kansas City, MO April 15th-19th!

After many months of rejection letters, the award winning film has finally found a new home outside of St. Louis. 

Tickets go on sale later this month and the official schedule will be posted within the next week on KCFILMFEST.com

Stay Tuned for more info!

-P

Congrats to Ashley Lusk on a successful run on American Idol!

Congrats to Ashley Lusk, who just finished up an amazing run on American Idol - Season 14, making it all the way to Hollywood, before just missing out on the final 24! Not bad for a 15 year old, guys! She has been kicking ass for a couple years now and yet, she still has her whole career ahead of her. I really can't wait to see what she does in the years to come!

In the mean time, check out this impromptu cover video above that we shot this past December before the start of American Idol. In it, Ashley covers the Kodaline track "All I Wanted." Not only does she showcase her amazing vocal ability, but she also pulls out some of those guitar skills as well!

In case you aren't familiar with Ashley Lusk, check out her first major music video for "Crazy For You" back in 2013 (Edited by Patrick Lawrence).

-P

Tear Out The Heart's Tyler Konersman goes solo for a very Special X-Mas gift

Hey guys!

So for the last week, I had the privilege and pleasure of being a part of a very special video for some very good people and friends. Tyler Konersman, lead singer of Tear Out The Heart approached me about the possibility of shooting a cover video of Demi Lovato's "Warrior" as a top secret Christmas present for his girlfriend Jessica. This past year, Jes was diagnosed with a curable form of brain cancer, that has completely transformed both her and Tyler's lives. After months of Chemotherapy and numerous trips in and out of the hospital, Jes continues to battle her affliction in the most courageous way, just like a true warrior. 

Tyler chose the song because of what Demi Lovato's lyrics mean to Jes, and how they have helped to get her through these treatments and stay strong throughout. To record the song, Tyler enlisted the help of two other amazingly talented musicians - Dan Marsala (Story of the Year) and international touring drummer, Kyle Jordan Mueller. We filmed the video over two days during the recording process and tried to capture the collaborative writing experience of all three musicians as they adapted the pop balled for a more edgier tone.

I hope you guys enjoy, for more on Jes and her journey - Please visit: facebook.com/teamjesrocks

Dead 2 Me is the #1 Music Video in Brazil

Tweets from South America started coming across my feed last week that talked about seeing CeCe Frey's video for "Dead 2 Me" on Brazilian television. Naturally this sparked some interest from my camp, and after a lil research and a quick brush up on Portuguese, I discovered that the video was in the Top 10 of Play TV's Ponto Pop. Less than a week later, I am happy to announce that the video has reached the top spot, getting more votes than Beyonce, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer and Demi Lovato. 

You can follow the progress of CeCe's reign at the top, for now at: 
http://www.playtv.com.br/sites/pontopop/artigo/resultado-do-ponto-pop-1027-10-14

NEW RELEASE: CeCe Frey - "Dead 2 Me"

Sorry for the absence as of late. I spent the last 2 months traveling and working on pre-productions for some upcoming projects including the brand new music video mentioned above! It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of the debut (original) music video for CeCe Frey. I have been working closely with CeCe for over 3 years now, back when she first broke out as a solo performer and after all of her international success on The X Factor (and a few false starts to releasing new music), she finally released her debut single "Dead 2 Me" last week.

What very few people knew, is that we filmed the music video for the single just 2 days beforehand, with the intention of releasing it in less than a week. We had the pleasure of filming at the famous Brock's Auto Salvage in north St. Louis, MO, who were greatly accommodating for not only our crew, but also the large amount of extras that we had waiting all day to be in the video. The salvage yard gave us the raw and gritty backdrop that we desired to contrast the bright and poppy sound of the song. In fact, the 3 acts of the video reflect not only CeCe's style, but also the large artistic range in which she presents herself. 

The first act is very much a red herring. At first listen, one might think that the style of the song deserves a brighter, more lighthearted visual... So we were happy to oblige. Unfortunately, the lyrics of the songs are quite the contrary and borderline on dark and sinister. SO we decided to completely change directions mid stream and send the video into a nightmarish spiral of David Fincher proportions, that would make any ex-boyfriend (or girlfriend) beg for their life.

We've all been there.

Now for all those tweeting and complaining that the video takes a light-hearted stance on domestic violence, here's the thing... You didn't really pay attention, did you... The entire scenario is scare tactic that goes awry after CeCe's fist makes accidental contact with her boyfriend's face. No harm no foul. And what about those awkward sexual advances that he's making towards her... if anything, it seems like self defense to me. Part of the fun of filmmaking is the ability to explore certain scenarios that you would never dream of doing in real life. The thrill of being able to put your Ex back in their place, is a common fantasy for anyone who has experienced a damaging and tormented heart break. 

This is my present to you.
Enjoy!

-P