November 27, 2014

Giving Thanks…

Grateful we should be every day for being so fortunate to be doing what we do, and we usually are. But on a day like today, Thanksgiving, we would like to salute and thank the artists that we work with. Thank you for your trust and confidence. The year started with Roger Waters and continued with Alt-J, Grouplove, Cyndi Lauper, Nile Rodgers, Valerie Simpson, The Goo Goo Dolls, Tom ODell, Dream Theater, Opéra de Montréal, John Hiatt, Counting Crows, The Midtown Men, Here Come The Mummies, Joe Satriani, Paul Rodgers, Richard Thompson, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, The Fray, Keith Urban, Richie Sambora, Jimi Hazel, Trey Anastasio, Carlos Santana, Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Maia Davies and most recently, Geddy Lee. Next week, we’ll be filming Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Bob DiPiero and Little Big Town. What a year it has been. And what a year to look forward to…

We wish to thank our wonderful production crew and all the creative contributors that work with us. We wish to thank the executive producers at Front and Center, most especially Don Maggi and Denis Gallagher for a wonderful year with Front and Center and Speakeasy. Thanks to everyone at and with Front and Center. Thank you to everyone at public television supporting our two series.

Wishing everyone near and far a wonderful holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving.

Pierre & François

November 27, 2014

Filming in Nashville – Front and Center and the CMA

On December 1st, this coming Monday, we will have the pleasure of filming and recording Martina McBride and Sara Evans at Marathon Music Works. Later, that same evening, Hunter Hayes takes the stage for a second filming of Front and Center. The next day, on December 2nd, we will be filming Little Big Town and later that evening, a fourth Front and Center show with Bob DiPiero and friends. All four shows will air on public television in early 2015. These are presented by the CMA and Front and Center.

October 23, 2013

Moulin Rouge – Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

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.

October 23, 2013

Here Come The Mummies

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.

October 23, 2013

Front and Center on PBS

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

 

August 7, 2013

Jake Bugg at Iridium

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.

September 27, 2012

Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project – Introduction Segment

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

September 26, 2012

Judy Collins Live At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

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

September 25, 2012

Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project – Interview with Steve Rodby

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.

September 18, 2012

Pat Metheny The Orchestrion Project – movie poster

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.

We are looking forward to sharing this with world.

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