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Kazuo Ishiguro Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro

Carey Mulligan as "Kathy" in "Never Let Me Go"  (click image to play trailer)

Carey Mulligan as "Kathy" in "Never Let Me Go"

(click image to play trailer)

Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go" was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature today.

I was privileged to have produced the Theatrical Trailer for the Mark Romanek’s film version of "Never Let Me Go" for Fox Searchlight at MAX-Q with Gene Gamache. Gene's sensitive and emotional trailer cut masterfully tells the deeply emotional story of a dystopian future where young adults are raised, groomed and "harvested" for the sole use of this society’s callous and humanistically disconnected privileged class.

Roger Ebert gave this film four out of four stars and wrote, “…a meditative, delicate film… a good movie, from a masterful novel”. This is a touching and deeply disturbing film that I would challenge anyone to watch and not shed at least one tear.

Posted on October 5, 2017 and filed under Producer, Motion Graphics, Copywriting.

Never Let Me Go - Domestic Trailer

"Never Let Me Go" is the film version of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel which TIME magazine named as "One of the best novels of the decade".  This is the Domestic Trailer I produced for Fox Searchlight.  I wrote the copy (which Fox Searchlight used in the poster campaign as well) and designed the graphics and main title seen in the trailer.  The film has been well praised for its cast, directing, and deeply felt performances.  An extremely compelling film about young lives cut short in a not-too-distant dystopian future.

Moomins and the Comet Chase - Theatrical Trailer

A sweet, yet offbeat animated film from Finland originally made in the 70's and restored in 2010 as a stereoscopic 3D film and released theatrically in Finland.  I produced the trailer, created the  Stereoscopic 3D graphics (this is the 2D version), and wrote the copy. Max von Sydow narrates the feature.

KONAMI Yu-Gi-Oh! - Collectible Tins TV Commercial

KONAMI TV Commercial for "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Collectible Tins Produced at MAX-Q for Syncretic Media. I conceived, produced, and directed this commercial with Naruo Uchida, who was executive producer. 2-3D Films in Los Angeles created the wonderful Yu-Gi-Oh dragon characters, under stringent KONAMI guidelines. What people may not realize watching this commercial is that the product shot at the end of the spot is completely CG, not filmed.  Bonus points (with me) if you know who the voice-over artist is.

"The Boys" Theatrical Trailer

MAX-Q's (my former company) trailer for a great feature documentary "The Boys" about the famous songwriting team, the Sherman brothers.  The title comes from the fact that Walt Disney called the Shermans "The Boys".  The documentary was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and produced by the the sons on the Sherman brothers, Greg and Jeff Sherman, whom it was a pleasure to work with on the trailer.  Gene Gamache and I produced the trailer.  I designed and finished the titles in both 2D and Stereoscopic 3D.  In 3D, the "magical lights", appeared both in front and behind the titles, and looked great in 3D space!

Posted on May 22, 2009 and filed under Producer, Copywriting, Title Design, Motion Graphics.

Gary The Tennis Coach - Sales Trailer

This is a Sales Trailer that Gene Gamache & I produced at MAX-Q for Greenestreet Films to demonstrate to distributors how this very funny, but offbeat and gross film could be marketed to a more general audience. We took a couple of liberties in this cut with the knowledge that we could take out some of the more tasteless material if the trailer was finished for theatrical distribution. I'm pretty happy with how it came out and I think Gene was too.