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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Clip of Le Pont du Nord by Jacques Rivette

For props, apartment stagings, & other furniture rentals needs, check out Hotantiques Furniture Rentals in NYC

The place - Best Home Decorators - has some amazing & also unique furniture and decorative items. Visit their site through here.


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Best Home Decorators
140 58Th St, Building B - Suite 6A
Brooklyn, NY 11220
hotantiques@gmail.com
Allen cell 917-776-5743
office phone 718-567-0155

Monday, February 09, 2015

Amir Motlagh media explosion

Filmmaker/musician Amir Motlagh is making videos, writing blog posts, making films, making music, making other media, and doing it all on a regular basis now - weekly, monthly, and often daily.  Check out all of his work through links at his main site - http://www.amirmotlagh.com/.


- Sujewa

Check out Angelo Breathes Again project at IndieGoGo

Hard working & talented indie filmmaker Angelo Bell had a brush with death recently.  Now he is working on getting back to work.  Check out his inspiring IndieGoGo project here & get on his team!


- Sujewa

Welcome to the easiest time period in the history of the world to be an artist. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc are all art making mediums.

So what are some well known art making mediums?  Paint on canvass certainly.  Film projected onto screens certainly.  Luckily for those of us alive in the present, and who want to make art, a lot of us are now, on a daily bases, logged into new art making mediums.  A Facebook post can be art - take a photo of it, frame it, done! :)  An Instagram photo can be art.  A Tweet can be art.  It all depends on how you think about what art is and what art mediums are.

Almost anything can be art.  As long as an artist is making it or the end product has some art qualities.  Making a sandwich can be art.  The end product - the sandwich - can be art.  Paying bills can be art - if properly documented and presented to the public.  Writing down dates or painting them can be art - see this exhibition by work by On Kawara for proof.

Make art everyday.  Interact with the ordinary, daily world at a deeper, more creative level.  Might be a rewarding experience for you and others.

- Sujewa

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Unstoppable Ed Burns

Review of Independent Ed, career autobiography by Ed Burns
Review by Sujewa Ekanayake



Ed Burns is a survivor.  His story is, in part, a fairy tale story of great, unexpected highs and lucky breaks. Independent Ed tells the story of Burns making his debut movie The Brothers McMullen - which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, acting in Steven Spielberg’s epic World War II movie Saving Private Ryan, making the digital feature Newlyweds for $9000 and tales of many filmmaking and acting adventures in-between and after. While there are many moments of luck and several breakthroughs in his story, one very useful aspect of it is how Burns perseveres through repeated challenges, several failures, and much uncertainty and keeps going after the thrill of making a movie - represented by his magical 12 days of making McMullen.  Independent Ed is a how-to on making one’s own luck through hard work, persistence, and surviving the low points of a filmmaking career. The book should be great reading material for fans of Burns’ work, independent filmmakers, those dreaming about becoming filmmakers or those dreaming about coming back to filmmaking. Like Burns’ best movie Sidewalks of New York, Independent Ed tells an exciting New York City story, simply and honestly, with humor, some Irish-American references, and of course great dialogue.  The next big chapter of the Ed Burns filmmaking story begins soon with the release of the new Burns written and directed TNT cop show Public Morals.  For more on Burns' work, visit his official website.


Saturday, September 06, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Check out George's Restaurant blog & sites for great food & delivery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

I filmed a part of my new movie Breakthrough Weekend at George's.

Check out their blog here and their menu site here and their Facebook page here.  When you need good food in Sunset Park, Brooklyn (free home delivery) visit George's.

All the Links:

George’s Restaurant on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/georgesdinersunsetpark

George’s Restaurant on Tumblr - http://georgesdiner.tumblr.com/

George’s Restaurant blog - http://georgesdinersunsetpark.blogspot.com/

George’s Restaurant on Twitter - https://twitter.com/GeorgesDiner

George’s Restaurant Menu site - http://georgesmenu.com/

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Examiner.com review of Breakthrough Weekend

Check out the review here - http://www.examiner.com/review/indie-film-review-breakthrough-weekend-directed-by-sujewa-ekanayake

From the review by Angelo Bell:  "Breakthrough Weekend tells the story of philosophical detective, Sal, who has a roster of clients with special needs. Sal takes on a new protege, Yevgeny, for this particular weekend and proceeds to introduce him to the crazy whacky world that has made Sal's "particular set of skills" of great value. Yevgeny has been perpetually depressed and detached from life for much of his adult life, despite writing a successful novel, and finds himself lost, confused and the perfect candidate for Sal's rare form of sociological and metaphysical motivation. As the two private dicks bond over a literally insane weekend, Yevgeny finds solace in knowing that he's not as fucked up as he thought, and Sal continues -- business as usual -- helping a slew of New York nutjobs get their lives back on track by overcoming personal flaws."

Read the rest here.




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