Episode 5: It Comes at Night

it-comes-at-night-posterIt Comes at Night is an indie production with a low budget of  $5 million, Euronews reported $2.4 million! This movie was filmed in Woodstock, New York, and made $11,124,631 domestically (16 June 2017).

According to IMDb: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Shults, the director, told Reuters that his father death inspired him and the line in the opening scene is what he said to his dad: “It really comes from losing my dad and my dad’s death. The opening scene of the movie, what Sarah is telling her dad is what I said to my dad on his deathbed and he was full of fear and regret and he didn’t want to let go. It was a traumatic thing that changed my life and two months after that I wrote this script and it like spewed out of me in three days.”

Let’s get into this episode:

 

Here’s all of Devon’s snapchat videos he took while he was at E3

Monday – a Reel Brothers i48 2017 Film

This time we have a short film for you. Devon and his friends participated in i48 Film Festival and Competition here in Boise, ID.

The Idaho Forty Eight Hour Film Competition and Festival hosts teams of filmmakers from around Idaho. Each team has 48 hours to write, pre-produce, cast, shoot, and edit, an original short film three to six minutes long. Each team is given a genre, line of dialogue, character name, and a prop that they are required to use in the short film.

Synopsis: Written, shot, and edited over the span of 48 hours “Monday” tells the story of an average office at a miscellaneous tech company. The people who work there appear somewhat normal, off work is a different story. The new guy shows up for his first day not knowing what he was in for.

Please watch Devon’s short film: Monday – a Reel Brothers i48 2017 Film

i48 2017 Film Festival –
Group: Reel Brothers
Title: “Monday”
Genre: Comedy
Character name: Diana or Dylan Patch
Line of Dialogue: “Is this some kind of game?”
Prop: Sound dampening ear muffs.

Directed by Devon Callaway and Kyel Shippey
Written by Reel Brothers
Edited by Devon Callaway
Camera by Devon Callaway, Lisa Strader, and Kyel Shippey
Audio/Grip by Lisa Strader, Stewart Saeed, and Devon Callaway

Actors:
James Masson
Devon Callaway
Chasen Callaway
Stewart Saeed
Kyel Shippey
Lisa Strader
Pat Callaway

This film made as part of i48/2017.

The film entry titled “Monday” was created by our i48 group Reel Brothers and submitted on June 04, 2017

Episode 4: Master of None

masterofnoneIt’s no secret that Aziz Ansari’s Netflix Original Series Master Of None has become an instant Netflix favorite among viewers. The show has been critically acclaimed for many reasons, including its great soundtrack throughout both the first and second season, and it’s incredibly interesting and diverse use of characters.

The music of season one was called “prolific and distinctive” by critics at Pitchfork. Each song used set the tone of the episode and also helped create an emotionally symbolic backdrop for the main character Dev played by Aziz as he goes through his many misfortunes in New York City among other places. But season two’s narrative launch in Italy takes the soundtrack into equally distinct, if not more diverse musical directions.

without further ado let’s listen to our podcast on Master of None:

I checked Aziz Ansari official website but I couldn’t find his bio there!! So, I checked his Wikipedia page. Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to a Tamil Muslim family from Tamil Nadu, India. He was born in February 23, 1983. He is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director.

ap_688989647357_custom-65f84e2528c61e69ef8b3ac5832d9f9b79ac2a2a-s900-c85“Ansari grew up in Bennettsville, South Carolina, where he attended Marlboro Academy as well as the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. He graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business with a major in marketing. His mother, Fatima, works in a medical office, and his father, Shoukath, is a gastroenterologist. Both Fatima and Shoukath have appeared on Master of None seasons 1 and 2.”

Here’s the music video we talked about:

If you want to read Aziz’s article about modern love, you can find it here. And his article about travel ban is here. Enjoy!

Time for things you didn’t know aka fun facts:

  • Dev’s Parents Are Aziz’s Actual Parents. Despite them not being real actors, the audience just loved them both.

  • Aziz Also Interned for Nickelodeon. The show borrows many elements from Ansari’s personal life. Like his character, the actor also did an internship at Nickelodeon. He confessed this via his Twitter account a few months ago

  • Aziz’s Brother Was One of the Show’s Writers. It’s all about the Ansari family here. Aziz published on Twitter that his brother, Aniz, was a staff writer for the show and actually got some of his favorite jokes

  • Paro the Seal is Real. If you were wondering if it really exists… it does. The robotic seal was created in Japan for therapeutic purposes