Shared from Vox: Rio Olympics 2016: 6 winners and 5 losers from a scrappy but impressive opening ceremony

Did you happen to hear who was behind last night’s comparatively meager budgeted-yet-still fantastic production for the Rio Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games? It was Filmmakers Fernando Meirelles and Daniela Thomas! The former is an Academy Award nominee for such works as City of God, while Thomas has helped direct such works as Read More …

Demo Reel 2016: Garett Weston Thomas

Producer • Director • Editor • Graphic Artist http://directorG.com • garett.thomas@gmail.com   Works Sampled: Talking Movies with PenTV – 105 – https://vimeo.com/152790389 Urban Hustle – https://vimeo.com/72798511 Gulf Coast Civic Works Project – https://vimeo.com/76618348 NOH8: Is It Real Now? – https://youtu.be/uIZYiuIJtZ8 PenTV Morning Lineup – https://vimeo.com/138362694 The King Who Rained – https://youtu.be/kGVluL6LsVo Pen Voice – 219 Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat: Academy Awards Preview for 02.28.2016

See my latest vlog entry, taped on a GoPro! I discuss the upcoming Academy Awards, who might win and why, plus touch on how Host Chris Rock will handle #OscarsSoWhite. Seen 7 out of 8 Best Pic nominees now (all but Brooklyn at this point — just one to go!). Viewed The Revenant twice… Hosted Read More …

20 Years Later: 1st Seizure in “Journey of The Mind”

It has been 20 years this month of February, 2016, since my first brain seizure ever occurred back in ’96. I eventually made a documentary (JOURNEY OF THE MIND) about the whole life that resulted for me, which is a lot better than one might expect for someone told by medical specialists they have “six Read More …