Post-production has started on our production of Moulin Rouge – The Ballet. Filmed at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg on July 18th, this was a particularly challenging film to direct. We had the wonderful opportunity to work closely with choreographer Jorden Morris who is also the creator of the Moulin Rouge ballet. Our film editor is Yves Dion who also edited “Flamenco Hoy de Carlos Saura”. The film of Moulin Rouge The Ballet will be released in cinemas worldwide in February 2014.
We recently filmed Here Come The Mummies at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. What a wild show it was. Look for it on DVD later this year. Check out their website at http://www.herecomethemummies.com for the release date and discover one of the best live bands in America.
We’ve been quite busy these last few months directing and producing Front and Center, a music concert series on PBS. Artists we’ve produced for the series thus far: Train, JJ Grey & Mofro, Buddy Buy, Jake Bugg, Rock Candy Funk Party, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Zakk Wylde, The Avett Brothers, The Rides, James Blunt, Ginger Baker, Jon Batiste and The Les Paul Trio featuring Lee Ritenour, Zakk Wylde and Lita Ford. Upcoming productions: Grouplove, Alt J, Cyndi Lauper, Paul Rodgers and others to be announced soon.
For more information and airing times, please check out www.frontandcenter.com.
We’re filming Jake Bugg this evening at Iridium in New York. It’s a nice chance to work with an artist who was virtually unknown a couple of months ago. Look for the show as part of the Front and Center series on PBS this Fall.
We just completed the opening segment to Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project. This short 9 minute segment will be shown exclusively in cinemas as an introductory piece to the film. We shot it on location at the former St. Elias Church in Greenpoint where almost two years ago, we were filming The Orchestrion Project. The film opens on October 3rd and will be released in various markets over the next few months. For more information and updated theatre listings, please visit www.theorchestrionproject.com
The Orchestrion Project is distributed theatrically by Specticast Entertainment
Here is a clip from the film that has been airing on PBS. “Since You’ve Asked” features special guest Shawn Colvin.
The live album is being released on October 30th and the DVD will be released on November 20th. Please visit http://www.judycollins.com for more information.
Directed by Pierre & François Lamoureux
Recorded and Mixed by Al Silverman
Director of Photography: Brian O’Carroll
Edited by Martin Julien
Filmed on location in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, during the production of The Orchestrion Project, Steve Rodby shares insights on the origins of the project and his thoughts on it all.
Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project is screening in cinemas starting October 3rd, 2012. It will be available on DVD and BluRay starting October 9th, 2012.
Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project is being released in theatres starting October 3rd, 2012. There will be different dates in different markets. Please check listings. Updated listing will be posted on http://www.theorchestrionproject.com
Here is the official poster for the film.
The Orchestrion Project will be presented in 3D and 7.1 Surround Audio in select theatres. It will also be presented in 2D and 5.1 in others.
This four and half minute excerpt clearly shows Pat composing a song from a basic idea and building it in layers.
Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project is being released in cinemas on October 3rd, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.theorchestrionproject.com
The DVD and BluRay versions will be released on Eagle Rock Entertainment on October 9th, 2012
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