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April 25th, 2012: Two Movie Premieres, two Nights to Remember!

Our executive team had the honor of attending two movie premieres at the Fine Arts Cinema in Novo Centro in Santo Domingo this month – and what an awesome experience this was!

The Christian film Refuge from the Storm was directed by our own producer Elias Acosta and the cast featured beautiful Dominican actresses Jane Santos and Angie Jerez, and American actors Michael Madsen and Kristen Quintrall.

This successful premiere was organized by a PR agent Angie Romero and attended by number of supporters, most notably Mr. Elis Perez, the Dominican Film Commissioner.

The movie Sophomore is a comedy about a group of tenth graders who enjoy taking others for a ride, while getting caught with their pants down, being dragged across an inter- section, or leaping out of a window.

The combination of great cinematography and catchy one-liners make this a worth-while movie to see. Following the premier, our team enjoyed hanging out with the actor and executive producer Sal Batista at the cool New York-style restaurant Segafredo, while rubbing shoulders with other DR film industry celebs. This fun event was organized by the actress and PR agent Joana Vargas from New York.

We would like to thank Elias Acosta and Sal Batista for including us in these memorable events.

March 28th, 2012: Our producer Elias Acosta wins the prestigious “People’s Choice Award” at the International Film Festival in Santo Domingo

Our producer Elias Acosta made history this past weekend by becoming the first ever Dominican to win an award in 14 years at the Muestra Internacional de Cine de Santo Domingo And it was not just any award! Elias was chosen by the people to win the prestigious “People’s Choice Award” for his latest film Refuge from the Storm.

The film features a German actress Kristen Quintrall, who has been in “Apocalypse”, “Universal Soldier”, “Quantum Apocalypse” “Cyborg Conquest” among others, plus Michael Madsen, who is best known for his role in “Reservoir Dogs”. His career spans over 25 years and 170 films.

The film tells the story of a young woman Linda, struggling against forces beyond her control, which eventually changes her way of seeing the world and transforms the lives of others.

Refuge from the Storm is the next generation independent film based on Christian faith. It is being released in the theater of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo on April 5th. Congratulations, Elias!

March 12th, 2012: Hooking up with the Legendary Keith Harris from Black Eyed Peas

Sound is a key element in movie making; in fact, 90% of a motion picture is sound, so it is critical to get the right people for this job. The sound in a motion picture is composed of dialogue, music and sound effects. The music establishes the mood and the tone of the film.

Thanks to Elias, our team had the pleasure of spending four amazing days with an American musical producer, songwriter and musician Keith Harris, who has been the driving force behind many top 10 singles and Grammy Award winning hits, having worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey.

Keith and his gorgeous wife Brandee decided to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, and we were fortunate to act as their tour guides to local dining, dancing and natural attractions.

From a distance, Keith may look like a designer-clad celebrity, but those who get to know him quickly realize that he is a humble, down-to earth artist who has mastered the art of speaking through music and has become a world-class drummer and producer recognized by audiences of all ages.

Watching Keith perform on stage in front of 2,000 fans at the Lifestyle Resort in Puerto Plata was an incredible experience for us and one that we will treasure for a long time.

Needless to say, we were thrilled when Keith expressed genuine interest in our project and has offered to assist us with the music component of Shoeshine Boy. This has given us an immense sense of comfort, knowing that we have an opportunity to have such an accomplished musician on our team.

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