1. Director Mike Cahill’s I Origins, starring Michael Pitt and Stephen Yeun, has been all over the place; it premiered at Sundance and had a high-profile theatrical run.  A good bit of the principal photography took place on location in India, but they shot their stage portions right here in NYC, in our Seltzer Room Studio 3!

     
  2. New Happenings at Brooklyn Fire Proof!

     

  3. Marcel Dzama in The Believer

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    The 2014 Music Issue is now available! Featuring Marcel Dzama in conversation with Will Butler, Arcade Fire in Haiti, an interview with Glenn Branca, Alexandra Molotkow on the micro-genre of memoirs of rock stars’ ex-lovers, an interview with Killer Mike, the Tune-Yards deconstructing themselves, and much more!

    Subscribe to the Believer and start with the Music Issue, featuring an exclusive, limited-edition 7-inch by Marcel Dzama and members of Arcade Fire!!

    Read it: 

    Buy It: blvr.org/buy109

    What’s Inside:

    Table of Contents

    Marcel Dzama in conversation with Will Butler
    The artists chat about music, dance, and childhood to mark the release of the soundtrack to Dzama’s new film, included in this issue.

    Reflections of Jacmel by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
    On the trail of Arcade Fire as they tour an unexpected locale: Haiti.

    “Balletomane”: a new poem

    Without You I’m Nothing by Alexandra Molotkow
    Exploring a seldom-considered but surprisingly fruitful literary micro genre: the memoirs of rock stars’ ex-lovers.

    Read More

    More info on the Dzama film that shot entirely here at Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, via Believer Magazine!

     
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    Kim Gordon And Arcade Fire Are In A Short Film Together…Squee!!!!

    Watch The Video Here

    Check this out!  This amazing short by Marcel Dzama, starring Kim Gordon, with an original score by Arcade Fire members shot right here in our Studio 3.

     

  5. National Geographic - “Brain Games”

    National Geographic’s popular show, “Brain Games,”  is airing its 3rd season episodes right now on Monday nights.  The episode, “Superstitions,” which premiered last night shot heavy elements on our Stage A.

    Watch the show Monday nights at 9pm.

     

  6. Vans - “How to Do Everything in the World”

    Rooster New York recently produced a series of spots - “How to Do Everything in the World” - for Vans in our stages.  They shot the intro for the series in our Studio 3, and a number of exteriors, etc., here as well.  You can see our street, covered in ice, as well as Studio 3 in “How to Fight - When You’re Not a Fighter,” below.

     

  7. "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors," Made in NY

    Way back, we told you about Stand Clear of the Closing Door's successful Kickstarter campaign, and how they shot their stage portions here in our Studio 1. 

    Since then, the film’s premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Mention for best narrative feature (check out this interview with the film’s makers on Tribeca’s site), was subsequently picked up by Oscilloscope for distribution, is currently enjoying a successful run at Cinema Village here in NYC, has been selected for a state-sponsored "Made in NY" Marketing Credit, and has received rave reviews everywhere, including the New York Times and the Village Voice.

    It feels great to be associated, however loosely, with a New York cinema success story.  Go see it on the big screen while you still can.

     

  8. "Growing Up and Other Lies" and the SOHO International Film Festival

    This year we were happy to be one of the sponsors of the SOHO International Film Festival.  We partnered with them on their official trailer for the fest.  There’s only a few days left, so you should check out one of the programs at Village East Cinemas.

    The opening night featured the New York Premiere of Growing Up and Other Lies, which shot its stage portions right here at Brooklyn Fire Proof on our Stage A.  The film features Adam Brody and Wyatt Cenac, and should be playing all over NYC soon.

    "Growing Up and Other Lies" Trailer from Jason Weiss on Vimeo.

    We partnered with the wonderful Sibyl Reymundo-Santiago and her team at the SOHO International Film Fest so they could shoot the green screen portions of their official 2014 in our Seltzer Room Studio 2 that’s been screening before every program.  From their official press release:

    This year celebrates their fifth edition with the launch of their new branding, along with a SOHO Featurette to officially open the Festival. This project is spearheaded by Todd Bellanca as Creative Director and produced by Sibyl Santiago with Sitting Cat Productions in partnership with Handlheld Films, Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, Hit & Run Productions and dpost.

    Take a look at the trailer:

    We’ve loved being involved in the festival, and knowing that their kick off film utilized our facilities.  It’s been an amazing couple of years for production in NYC and we’ve quite enjoyed working with Sibyl and her team at SOHO and the team from Growing Up and Other Lies.

     

  9. Nick Zedd’s “Return to the End of New York”

    On April 25th and 26th Microscope Gallery and Millennium Film Workshop brought legendary underground filmmaker, artist, and originator of the "Cinema of Transgression" movement Nick Zedd to Brooklyn Fire Proof’s gallery space for Return to the End of New York:  Paintings by Nick Zedd and John Paul O’Grodnick.  It was incredibly exciting to have Mr. Zedd here; he graciously shared some photos with us, and we hope to have him back at Brooklyn Fire Proof, in our film facilities soon. 

    (Photos courtesy Nick Zedd, our own photographers, and from Microscope Gallery’s web site.  Please read Microscope Gallery’s excellent piece on the show:  http://www.microscopegallery.com/?page_id=13322)

     
  10. The new video for Brooke Candy’s “Opulence,” was released a couple of days ago.  Directed by Steven Klein and produced by our friend Colin Lewis, the entire video was shot on our Stage A, and throughout our facilities last month.  The video’s dense with amazing art direction, costume design, and set pieces.  It even quotes Sam Fuller’s “Naked Kiss” to great effect.  Check it out: