a bunch of press came out about MARGIN CALL's screenings at MoMA and lincoln center last week in new york as part of the new directors/new films festival. quite an honor for the film and our director jc chandor. here are links to some of it:
CAST Zachary Quinto Philip Quinaz Alison Fyhrie Brian Shoaf Anna Martemucci Lauren Weisstein Yamin Segal Wayne McElroy and Pooh Weisstein
Director: Victor Quinaz Created by: Anna Martemucci and Victor Quinaz
Production: Robinson Film Inc., Nomadic Films, DSP, and Before The Door Pictures
Producers: Scott Robinson, Anna Martemucci, Giovanni P. Autran, and Victor Quinaz Executive Producers: Zachary Quinto, Neal Dodson, and Corey Moosa Photographed by: Giovanni P. Autran and Geoffrey Feinberg Edited by: Giovanni P. Autran, Charles Porter, and Evan Leed AD: Tony Mancilla Wardrobe: Dasha Martikainen Art Director/Hair and Make Up: Leah Quinaz and Alison Fyhrie Production Manager: Lauren Weisstein Sound: Charlie Porter and Evan Leed Sound Design: Philip Quinaz Gaffer: Wayne McElroy Dude: Michael Lidondici Painting by: Lucien Dulfan PA: Hitaish Sharma, Paula Vecino, and West Hyler
Special Thanks to Jose Zayas, Katie O'Connell, Anthony Manzo, Kelly McCormick, Fred Brehm, and Kenzo Digital A Very Special Thanks to TDF Costume Collection, the Screenwriters Colony, and the tenants of 10 Jay St. And a Very Very Special Thanks to Sean Akers
As the Holiday Season is
upon us, the PERIODS. web series wraps Season 1 with a new video featuring
Zachary Quinto called BEFORE AFTER II
and a brand new website, www.PERIODSfilms.com. Victor and Philip Quinaz
and Anna Martemucci created PERIODS. The new short, BEFORE AFTER II, is a
co-production between Before The Door Pictures, Nomadic Films, and Robinson
PERIODS. is comedy series based
out of Brooklyn, NY, where historic context and accurate period dress mixes
with an extremely modern style of comedy. Their short films include PILGRIMS,
a new spin on EDITH WHARTON'S ETHAN FROME, the Independence Day classic FOREFATHERS,
Halloween's HAGS, and two unique sketches called BEFORE AFTER,
both featuring actor Zachary Quinto.
the current (november) issue of harper's bazaar has lists of all the art and design to watch for in 2011. my friend and writer/director j.c. chandor is listed as one of three filmmakers for the new year, along with before the door's film "margin call". see below!
thanks to the wonderful mabes for posting videos of the LUCID panel at Comic-con, split into four parts. the panel is moderated by stephen christy (from archaia), and features corey moosa (before the door), zq (btd), michael mcmillian (the writer/creator of lucid), and neal dodson (btd). (archaia's mel caylo is also on the panel running the slide projector).
get info on how to order the LUCID comic at your local comic book store by clicking HERE.
from the same team that brought you BEFORE/AFTER and STUNTED and PILGRIMS and ETHAN FROME... comes a new comedy about the birth of our nation. before the door friends VQ and PQ and anna and shoaf and pablo proudly present:
LUCID #1 is available for pre-order now at comic shops. The Diamond Order Code for LUCID #1 is JUN10 0745. Make sure to pre-order the comic so that it will be held for you at your local comic book store. Pre-orders from comic stores end on June 30th.
Anna Wieszczyk is the artist for Michael McMillian's Lucid, the first comic book project from Before The Door with Archaia Comics. The first issue debuts this summer, but you get a chance to see some samples right here, right now. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Anna is a 5th year student at the Academy of Fine Arts Katowice, in the graphic design department.
She specializes mostly in illustration and comics, but has some experience with traditional media.
As a student she took part in few exhibitions, including Rainbow Bridge of Illustration, an international project between European schools of art.
In her 2nd year, Anna made her debut as a comic artist with a story called Grey Shades.
Since 2009, she has been working for Halo8 Studio on the Godkiller motion comic.
This year, her one-shot, Acid Sunset, appeared in the Popgun Anthology.
Currently, she's working on her degree, which will be a complete set of illustrations for Grimm Brothers' Grimmest Fairy Tales.
By Before the Door on December 14, 2009 12:42 PM
news from over at my before the door pictures company:
This was announced in Variety a month ago or so, and we'll be talking more about it in the new year, along with other projects. But we wanted to officially post something here about our company producing a television series pilot for The CW Network called "NASHVILLE". The series takes place in the world of country music and is set in the title city. It's a scripted hourlong drama about the amazing music, struggles, and victories of a new young female country artist and a songwriter who's trying to find his way.
The series was created and written by Before The Door partner Neal Dodson and the star of USA network's "WHITE COLLAR" - actor Matt Bomer. Writer Mark Schwahn, who created "ONE TREE HILL" for The CW, will direct and executive produce. We're also thrilled that country star Brad Paisley, a dear friend of Neal, Matt, and Zachary, will be a producer as well. Brad will be writing and overseeing the music for show, sometimes appearing as himself, and bringing his relationships in Nashville to bear on the series.
More details to follow soon. We're very excited for this to be the first television project from Before The Door Pictures...
A Thanksgiving treat: our Before the Door collaborators, filmmakers Anna Martemucci & Victor Quinaz (writer of MR MURDER IS DEAD) have made a smart short film called PILGRIMS. Mumblecore (humblecore?) madness.
Happy Thanksgiving from ZQ, ND, CM and the BTD team.
BTD partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson headed to the Long Beach Comic-Con this past weekend along with "LUCID" writer Michael McMillian, to speak about upcoming comic projects published with Archaia. They got to connect directly with fans, and Michael signed limited edition posters, as well.
VIDEO: A bit of the Archaia Comics panel, featuring McMillian and Moosa.
PHOTO: McMillian signing "LUCID" posters in Long Beach.
PHOTO: The Archaia Comics panel, from left to right Archaia Marketing director Mel Caylo, "Hybrid Bastards" creator Tom Pinchuk, "LUCID" creator Michael McMillian, and Before The Door Pictures producer Corey Moosa.
By Before the Door on September 30, 2009 1:36 PM
Get an EXCLUSIVE "LUCID" POSTER, signed by the creator...
This weekend writer Michael McMillian (LUCID) will be attending the Long Beach Comic-Con, along with Before The Door Pictures partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson, in support of the BTD / Archaia publishing projects. Zachary was hoping to attend, but has other work obligations that came up. Here are the scheduled events. Stop by the Archaia booth (# 265) if you're at the convention and say hello.
12:00-12:45 pm in Room C : McMillian will appear on the Archaia panel, talking about his upcoming comic series, LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure, alongside David Peterson (creator of "Mouseguard"), Joe LeFavi (Jim Henson Company), Stephen Christy (director of development for Archaia), and other creators.
3:00-4:00 pm at Archaia's Booth # 265 : McMillian will be signing limited edition LUCID posters.
Limited Edition "LUCID: A Matthew Dee Adventure" Poster, Archaia & Before The Door, 2009.
By Before the Door on September 11, 2009 12:11 PM
At ComicCon 2009, Zachary was interviewed by CBR TV about the upcoming Archaia comic book projects, MR MURDER IS DEAD and LUCID. Watch for the Mabes/Sarmy shoutout. This interview was done right after the HEROES panel, and right before the Archaia/BTD panel.
Here's a previously unreleased poster for our short film project "BORDEAUX". If you never had a chance to see the short film, check it out below. It was made from over 15,000 still photos, and features ZQ and features five other HEROES cast members on the set.
This early teaser artwork premiered at Comic-Con on July 25th, 2009.
Our nation's prayers have been answered: The stars have aligned and brought us President Jefferson Monday to lead the world into a new Golden Age. After thousands of years of promise... Camelot has returned.
Unfortunately, evil agents of darkness lurking in shadows and high positions of world power aren't willing to call it a day just yet...
Thankfully, the United States Department of Secrets has employed Matthew Dee to protect us. A descendant of Queen Elizabeth I's court magician, John Dee, Matthew is a covert spy and combat mage, trained in the ancient practice of the Mystery School Network, fighting to ensure humanity's freedom from the grip of ancient dark forces.
LUCID, a 4-issue limited series, is an action-packed fantasy for the 21st century drawing inspiration from James Bond, Arthurian Legend, and modern American mythology.
And here's a video of Michael McMillian and the Before The Door Team (ZQ, CM, ND) talking about "LUCID" on the Archaia panel at Comic-Con.
Zachary and his partners at Before The Door (Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson) attended Comic-Con this past weekend in San Diego. The main purpose of their visit was to announce a three-book publishing deal with Archaia Comics. More details on those specific projects will be trickling out over the next few days, including artwork.
Below is an interview from Newsarama that details the new venture.
On that front, here are some thoughts from Zachary:
"As a company passionate
about telling unique stories, we're thrilled to be doing that on our projects
with Archaia. I've been immersed in the comic book world through
my work as an actor, and it feels fitting that Corey, Neal and I are diving
even further into it as producers. It's my third year in a row at
Comic-Con--Sylar, Spock and now Archaia."
And from Corey Moosa:
"I second Zachary, and add
that, as a lifelong comic book fan myself, our writers are telling some awesome
tales. We can't wait to share them."
And here's a VIDEO of the first segment of the Comic-Con panel that featured Zachary Quinto, comicbook legend Jeph Loeb (who moderated the panel), Corey Moosa, Neal Dodson, Archaia director of development Stephen Christy, Archaia president PJ Bickett, and our first two writers: Victor Quinaz & Michael McMillian. Thanks to Mabes and the Sarmy for the front row video footage.
After a bit over a week of early Beta Testing - a new feature is launching on www.zacharyquinto.com: a COMMUNITY section.
This is an innovative web experiment, combining social networking features (like friending & profiles) with blog features (like posting & commenting) with twitter-like features (following someone) with fan-club like features (but free...). It's a community built around Zachary Quinto and his projects, photos, videos, work, and also built around YOUR projects, videos, photos, and work.
This new platform, powered by TypePad, has just completed a long research, programming, and testing phase. We are proud to work with the team at Six Apart. As you begin to use the site, if there are features you would like to see included or things that seem to not work as well as you'd hope - let us know your thoughts. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The site will grow and change, both based on your input, and also based on new features that are already being explored and developed. We're just getting started.
5:30pm - ARCHAIA panel - Archaia: New Titles-- Come hear about the great titles Archaia has in store, including Awakening (with writer Nick Tapalansky and artist Alex Eckman-Lawn), The Killer (with writer Matz), and The God Machine (with creator Chandra Free). Then: You've watched him for three seasons on NBC's Heroes playing Sylar and on the big screen as Spock in the new Star Trek movie, but what do actor Zachary Quinto and his colleagues at media production company Before the Door Pictures have to do with Archaia? Find out exclusively at this panel, which will feature Quinto, Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson of Before the Door Pictures, plus appearances by top-secret special guests with additional announcements!Room 5AB
3:15pm - the annual "HEROES" panel at the Hilton Hotel.
brian jarvis and i used to sling hash together at a hipster coffee shop in hollywood. that is the cornerstone of our friendship. i have never laughed so hard over a plate of greasy fries. and as i look back on that time when i was chasing something that - i know now can't be caught - i am grateful to have shared it with the likes of brian jarvis. and i am more grateful that all these years later - he still makes me laugh as hard. and he's not slinging hash anymore. he's dressing up like a crazy mid-century-style butcher covered in blood chomping a cigar. and living with a steak (the inimitable jim freeman). this is the first in a line of little offerings of work that i and we at before the door believe in - and are honored to share. they will come sporadically and in our own time. they will all come surrounded by some quiet fanfare. they will come from different points of view. but will also come from voices that we have known for many years. long before before the door. brian jarvis is the first. and i - and we - are proud to present:
Click HERE to see "BORDEAUX" - a short film produced by Before The Door Pictures (Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson) and directed by photographer/filmmaker Dave Schwep. It features "HEROES" castmembers: Greg Grunberg, Jack Coleman, Zeljko Ivanek, and Masi Oka. Also check out Dave Schwep's other work at his company Dreamsequences. Also find the "BORDEAUX" short film on www.youtube/beforethedoor, where you can embed it in your own site or blog.
Here's a link to a brand new interview by Rob Owen with Zachary, by the magazine at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University's School Of Drama. He talks about getting the role of Spock, and talks for the first time publicly about his new production company, Before The Door Pictures, founded with producing partners Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson.
Saturday was the photo shoot for www.zacharyquinto.com - with all photos taken by Joe Quinto, Zachary's older brother and frequent photographer. The shoot took place at Nobu West Hollywood on La Cienega Boulevard. Thank you to Erin Janzer at Syndicate for making the arrangements and to Nobu for generously allowing the photo shoot to take over the restaurant for the day. The restaurant and their world-renowned food is amazing... Their website is at www.noburestaurants.com/losangeles
Before The Door Pictures officially opened its doors today. It was founded by producing partners Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa, and Neal Dodson. More news coming soon, as well as a website. Stay tuned...