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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Matt Monday Drops a Filthy Surprise

Matt Monday dropped a “filthy”surprise on his fans by releasing a new EP. Before the Filth, hosted by DJBooth, is a nine track teaser to the Filthy album.

Filthy, was scheduled for release this past summer, but according to the Southern Wealth In Music (S.W.I.M) Group, the album has been pushed back until next year.

“Filthy is very important to our entire organization. We want to give our fans quality music, in which they can continue to listen to over time,” said John “JT” Tolbert, a representative from S.W.I.M. “So, why rush it?”

Before the Filth is exclusively available at Quoted verbatim from the site, “The project marks the end of a two-year hiatus following his 2012 Black Cradles mixtape. Included among its nine original tracks are (non-featured) lead single "The Lomax" and reader-approved follow-ups “Get It Wrong”, and “You.”DJBooth also calls Monday a “Charleston representative”, as he makes a number of references to his hometown throughout the EP. He’s even launching a film set in Charleston South Carolina to accompany the album.

Filthy: the Film,is Directed/Produced by Adrian Westendorff. Monday is the writer, Executive Producer and star. An hour after Before the Filth was unexpectedly released, Monday launched an online fundraiser; this campaign will help assist with post production, and registration fees for film festivals throughout the nation.

“I think the festivals will be a great way to introduce myself to a new demographic,” Monday says. “Filthy has really pushed me to keep setting high standards with my music and video production.”

The money raised from the online campaign, will also allow S.W.I.M. to release Filthy as a dual package with the album and film. To make a contribution to the campaign visit:

“From a creative standpoint, I know Filthy will separate me from other indie and Charleston-based artist,” Monday added.

About Matt Monday

Since the release of his first LP, Chaos Theory, Matt Monday has built a loyal fanbase and tested an enthusiastic stage presence, opening up for artists such as J. Cole, Tech N9ne, Warren G, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, The Movement, Pastor Troy, and even touring on Wiz Khalifa's Deal or No Deal tour in 2010.Within four consecutive years, the Charleston City Paper named him the“Best Local Hip Hop Artist,” while his music and videos have gained accolades from websites such as 2DopeBoyzThe Smoking Section and DJ Booth. In 2013, he partnered with Mike Santos and Jeff Berry to create Southern Wealth In Music (S.W.I.M) Group, an indie label based out of Charleston, South Carolina. Monday's next album Filthy will be his first project released by S.W.I.M in 2015.

About Filthy: The Film

Filthyis a short film based on a college dropout named Tobias (Matt Bostick). Tobias was once chemistry major and became very proficient at making pills. In high demand by local college students, Tobias begins to sell the pills, making him a cash cow in the city. In the midst of his new business venture, Tobias reunites with his girlfriend Lisa (Latrell Brennan) and move in together. After getting into some trouble with his distributor KP (Taji Hameed), Tobias promises Lisa that he would stay on the straight and narrow. However, throughout the film, he battles with his temptation for his growing wealth and keeping his promise to Lisa—the one he loves the most.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Africa’s First Afro Beat Dance Movie, “#TDMP: The Dance Movie Project” Takes to Indiegogo

Lexxistalking Production, a film production company based in New York City, announces the launch of an exciting rewards Indiegogo campaign for ‘#TDMP: The Dance Movie Project,’ a new drama film set in Lagos, Nigeria that is based on real life events about the richness of Africa’s dance culture, the dramatic prevalence of diabetes in Africa, and encouragement of African elders to nurture its youth’s natural born talents.

“I wanted to create an attention-grabbing story that shows the world what’s going on in Africa, particularly in countries like Nigeria where the prevalence of diabetes is on the rise. I also wanted to create a motion picture that would stimulate dialogue around the dance talents of African youths, particularly in ways that will exceed people’s preconceived notions about Africa. When completed, #TDMP will be the world’s first Afrobeat dance film.” – Alexander “Lexx” Ore, Creator of #TDMP: The Dance Movie Project.

The project originated from Lexx’s love for dance and filmmaking coupled with his interest in creating diabetes awareness initiatives, has since grown into a motion picture film that will feature numerous major professional actors and dance artists, who have laid the groundwork for ‘#TDMP: The Dance Movie Project.”

The intention behind the crowdfunding goal of $80,000 is to create a project that gives dance fans and advocates of diabetes prevention, a motion picture experience they have never seen together before. Lexxistalking Production launches the Indiegogo campaign with a proof-of-concept behind-the-scenes video that showcases the style of dance effects that will be seen in ‘#TDMP: The Dance Movie Project.’

Having spent $20,000 on the #TDMP so far, Lexxistalking Production has decided to turn to the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform to finance the continued development of ‘#TDMP: The Dance Movie Project’ and give its financial backers access to exclusive rewards. Therefore, in exchange for supporting the project, backers can choose from rewards or perks including tickets to attend the VIP movie premiere and other exclusive premiere events, onscreen credit, a digital download of the film, the option to travel to Africa, a chance to join the team as an associate producer, opportunity to be included as an extra in the film and many more.

“#TDMP: The Dance Movie Project is a story about how far someone will go to share their creativity with the world,” says Alvin Moonesesar, Associate producer for #TDMP. “The movie will cultivate public awareness of the rich dance arts culture in Africa, and it will also be the beginnings of a movement to inspire public health change. Right now, Lexx and I have numerous professional dancers and actors signed up to create #TDMP, but a successful Indiegogo campaign will allow us to obtain additional necessary equipments, hire a few more professional artists and additional visual effects team for the movie.”

#TDMP: The Dance Movie Project, is a unique opportunity for dance fans, lovers of everything AFRICA, and diabetes awareness supporters around the globe, to band together and create a motion picture that expresses why the arts and diabetes prevention is so important to so many of us.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sweeping Forward | Autumn Campaign

'Sweeping Forward' is kicking off this fall with an exciting campaign to qualify for both:

The 2015 Canadian Screen Awards and The 87th Academy Awards!

My name is Patricia MacDowell... and I'm asking for your help to bring this finished narrative feature film to the red carpets.

I feel filmmaking is a great opportunity to comment on the world in which we live.

Sweeping Forward- more than a feature film... Mental health is such an important and universal subject and it is my hope that people around the globe will be affected by my story and how, through film, an inspiring, heartwarming story of women with their own troubles, who, through determination and perseverance, achieve their own goals.

Check out some of the amazing perks on my indiegogo campaign; For just $5 you can win the opportunity to be a guest at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards Ceremony and at the Oscars !Including travel and hotel accommodations.


Your support is important to the success of this campaign - please tell friends and help build an audience! Every person counts!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Runic Films and Little Empire Productions Announce ‘Hashtag’ Kickstarter

Runic Films and Little Empire Productions are delighted to announce that the Kickstarter for their next project, Hashtag, has been launched. Hashtag is a thought-provoking short science fiction drama that examines a future where social media dominates those who unknowingly push the limits of technology to achieve fame.

Ben Alpi, director and co-writer of Hashtag, says “We have a great team ready to make a great movie, and we are looking forward to having our Kickstarter Backers be a part of the journey.”

This is Alpi’s second Kickstarter venture. The first, Cowboy Creed, a short western film, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and went on to receive two award nominations.

Producing Hashtag is Jyotika Virmani along with Robert Alpi, who both helped produce Cowboy Creed. Joining them will be Gigi Edgley, Producer of Nobody Knows.

Edgley, most widely known for her role as “Chiana” on the critically-acclaimed sci-fi television series, Farscape, and more recently the host of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, will also be starring in Hashtag. She will play “X”, the ultimate social media maven, a charismatic woman attracting the attention of tens of millions of online followers. "X" has everything she's ever thought she wanted. She's #famous and she's #watched, but is her life #real?

Gigi Edgley says “X is one of the most intriguing characters I’ve ever met and I can’t wait to introduce you all to her.”

The script for Hashtag was co-written by Ben Alpi and Kevin Rubio (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ben 10, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, TROOPS). The production includes other Cowboy Creed alumni: Director of Photography, David Berry (Judas Kiss, Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II); Production Designer, Meg Savage (The Skeptic); Composer, Joe Terrana (Cuban Sandwich Crisis, The Gita); Film Editor, Jeff Handy; Line Producer, Erik Goodrich (Beyond Scared Straight, Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II); and Sound Editor, Ralph Miller (Star Trek: Renegades, Judas Kiss). Joining this team is visual effects supervisor, Deke Kincaid (The Chronicles of Riddick, The Water Horse, Pirates of the Caribbean series, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Deja Vu).

“I’m proud of the team we have assembled and we are ready to go into production. We are happy to be using Kickstarter, as it is one of the most respected community crowd-funding platforms and anyone can go to our page to become a backer,” says Jyotika Virmani.

There are many Kickstarter rewards, including autographed posters, copies of the film, exclusive signed photos, and opportunities to interview or meet the cast and crew. You can also be a part of the film and even have your name in the credits.

For more information visit:


Runic Films is a Los Angeles-based film production and entertainment company developing original properties for film and television. Runic was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to upholding the traditions of mythic storytelling. Runic Films harnesses cutting-edge technology and visual effects to create amazing worlds for dramatic tales grounded in humanity.


Gigi and Jake Edgley are the cofounders of Little Empire Productions. They have been certain every step of the way to create music, comic books and films that enlighten, intrigue and rock your world. They are internationally based as Jake is currently located in Australia and Gigi resides in Los Angeles. Little Empire Productions mission is to devise creations straight from the heart and soul.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Pro Sound Effects Releases Enhanced Hybrid Library + Expansion Program

Pro Sound Effects®, the next level sound library company, has released its enhanced Hybrid Library™ and new Expansion Program for freelance sound designers and independent media creators worldwide.

Since 2012, Pro Sound Effects has supported freelancers by providing access to  a big feature, big studio library ($10,000 value) at an affordable price ($1,500).

Now through December 31st, Pro Sound Effects is making 100 more Hybrid Library units available to qualified sound designers who apply and qualify for freelancer pricing. In addition, all Hybrid Library owners gain access to the Expansion Program, which ensures the Hybrid Library is continually updated.

“We really stepped up our features this year,” says Douglas Price, Founder & President of Pro Sound Effects. “Our goal is to continually improve our Hybrid Program so it lives up to its reputation as both the ‘Robin Hood of Sound Libraries’ and ‘the Sound Designers Secret Weapon.’”

Hybrid Library Key Features:

- 56,477 Sound Effects on Hard Drive: 338 GB of professional sound delivered on flashy Hybrid-branded USB 3.0 hard drive

- Spans the Sonic Spectrum A to Z: Categories include Ambiences, Animals, History, Nature, Science Fiction, Technology, Warfare and beyond

- World-Class Recordists : we curate sound effects content from the top recordists and sound designers including Blastwave FX, BBC, BOOM, Foundation, Sound Control SE, and beyond

- Online Access to 215,000+ sounds from any computer through the Pro Sound Effects Online Library

- Masterful Metadata for lightning fast, pinpoint searches

- Free Annual Updates: 2014 Update includes 400 new sounds (6.4 GB) from Blastwave FX plus enhanced metadata

- 100% Royalty-Free Lifetime License

View full Hybrid Library features, videos, audio demos & reviews here. (

Expansion Program Key Features:

The Expansion Program provides freelancers with a simple, cost-effective way to ensure that their sound effects selection and software toolset is continually refreshed. Developed with feedback from Hybrid Library owners and curated by the PSE Library Team, Expansions 1 and 2 are robust sound effects compilations available only to Hybrid Library owners.

- Expansion 1: New Room Tones, Ambiences, Footsteps, and Foley; 10,856 sounds (54 GB) on 64 GB USB Flash Drive.

- Expansion 2: 1,000 hand-picked BBC Ambiences, Outdoor Impulse Responses, and Production Elements; 2,721 sounds (62 GB) on 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive.

- Soundminer Add-On: Search, Audition, Drag-n-Drop to application

View Expansion Program features & demos here. (

Pricing & Availability:

Through December 31, 2014, 100 Hybrid Library units are available for $1,500 ($10,000 value). Expansions 1 and 2 are available $500 each ($2500 value each).

Existing Hybrid Library owners will be emailed the 2014 Free Update and this will also be posted in the Hybrid Library Owner Forum.

See for more information.

About Pro Sound Effects:

Pro Sound Effects curates and delivers the Next Level sound effects library for media producers worldwide. The Pro Sound Effects Library is 220,000+ royalty-free sounds effects available both online and on hard drive. The Library spans the entire sonic spectrum and is continually updated. Founded in 2004, Pro Sound Effects is relied upon by top freelancers and big media production companies worldwide.