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Monday, January 21, 2013

Hola Frankie Latina! Hola Snap Shot!


photo credit mark escribano --- Danny Trejo and Phil Parmet

Wow! Hello Dirt Nation! It's been a minute since I got at you. Welcome to a new age of World Wide Dirt. To kick it all off I took a minute to talk to director Frankie Latina about his new feature length film Snap Shot. Here's what he had to say.

WWD: Hi Frankie! How you been? what have you been up to? How's Milwaukee treating you?

FL: I have been squirreling away doing research in my apartment reading, writing and listening to records for inspiration for my new feature.

WWD: Your first film Modus Operandi was picked up for distribution. How are things going with that?

FL: Roger Ebert's review really helped get the word out to cinefiles in search of a underground arthouse gem. Modus Operandi was distributed by Kino Lorber and is now available on Amazon, Netflix and Redbox everyone one involved with the film couldnt be happier with the success of a super 8mm feature.

WWD: For those unfamiliar with Modus Operandi it's full of twists and turns and beautiful naked women and great cameos and skydiving and helicopters. What kind of surprises do you have in store for your new film?

FL: Snap Shot stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Kumar Pallana (The Royal Tenenbaums), Mark Borchardt (Cabin Fever), Michael Sottile (Reservoir Dogs), Cookie Johnson (Modus Operandi) and Harvey Scales (The O'Jays). The film is about an unsuspecting fashion photographer who discovers a 35mm roll of film revealing the murder of a young woman. When curiosity gets the better of him he decides to carry out his own investigation and begins to unravel the pieces to a violent and perverse underground.

WWD: So, we're in the pre-production stage of Snap Shot. What needs to be done before you can start rolling on your newest opus?

FL: Producer John W. Stech is returning to my second feature to provide financing along with a Kickstarter campaign we are launching early February.

WWD: Thanks for stopping by Frankie. Is there anything you'd like to say to all the fans out there?

FL: What can you expect when you're on top? You know? It's like Napoleon. When he was the king, you know, people were just constantly trying to conquer him, you know, in the Roman Empire. So, it's history repeating itself all over again.

WWD: There you have it folks, Roger Ebert, Danny Trejo and Napoleon, all in one interview.

MODUS OPERANDI BY ROGER EBERT

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thanks!


I wanted to write something earlier but I didn’t know exactly what to say. It’s difficult sometimes to find the right words. 

I’ll say thank you, of course, to everyone who has worked on Heavy Hands over the past three and a half years. The thank you section in the film doesn’t do justice to how much I owe. 

The opportunities I was afforded, the talent I worked with and the time I was given, were in some way or another, gifted to me through the hard work and kindness of others.

So I want to thank everyone for their support, their honesty and belief that I could bring this story to life.

I’m not writing this as an end to anything. I’m writing to say thank you for bringing me this far. I’m writing to say I’ll do my best to make you proud.

Thanks for the love – even when I’m crazy.
Sean Williamson

Next Heavy Hands screening UW-Whitewater February 10, 2013

Monday, August 20, 2012

Be True To The Future Oh Lord


Hi, it's me everyone.

I'm in madison for the week doing some final work on Heavy Hands.

Making movies take forever - everything takes forever.

So I'm bringing that home, my band Hot Coffin is mixing our debut album "Law" right now, I'm shooting our music video and embarking on a new and challenging serial/film/show/short/project/entity called "Witchcraft"

I've been working on it for a while now and am in the early stages of it's creation.

I was thinking that after this movie was done, I would take a break and try to be a normal person and get a house and buy some new shoes and just concentrate on being human for a while.

Well fuck it, I'm going to do the opposite.

I'm going to make something more daring, dangerous or ambitious that I ever thought.

Keep an eye out for Hot Coffin's "Law"

Keep an eye out for "Heavy Hands" - coming to a theater near you.

Keep an eye out for "Witchcraft" coming soon to everywhere.

Also still distributing kickstarter rewards. wacka wacka.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Holy Hell

Hi! It's been a minute.

Both me and Parker have been vewy vewy busy, what with him abandoning us all and setting out for the great American west and me finishing my first feature film - Things have been stressful to say the least.

That said, our stresses, and most everyone I know stresses are white problems at best.

Sure replacing the tires on your car is a bummer but it's not a bummer like starving, living amongst civil war or having a fucking bomb dropped on your family home without warning.

Our problems, our worries, are as manufactured and fabricated as the stories we write about ghosts and monsters or threesomes that never were.

I just want it to be clear that I know this, that no matter how bad things get, I can still go to my parents house and eat their string cheese and drink their diet coke.

I'm not alone and neither are you. Not as long as World Wide Dirt is around. No siree.
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Well I immediately got off track. I have Heavy Hands shirts for kickstarter customers being made right now.

Check out the store my soon to be brother in law is running, they are printing the shirts.

cool shirts, cool dudes

The Shop WI

Also, there is an awesome event tomorrow night being thrown at:
Sweet Water Organics in Bayview 7 PM

Dawn Of The Universe
Enamored
Shadow Puppets
and More

tons of cool stuff.

Throw them 5 dollars.

Come to this, get some shirts, be real, get real, fall in love, get in a fistfight, puke a bunch, eat some wings, eat some tofu, write a letter, make a postcard, watch a movie, drink beers in a movie theater, go on a drive, slap some asses (consensual), buy some shoes, steal some shoes, live hard, die free, decompose, re-incarnate.

Sean Williamson




Thursday, May 17, 2012

East Bluff Shell


A man met a woman at a convention. She wasn't there for the convention. They met and locked eyes and knew each other. He walked to her. "You are something else," he said. It turned out they lived in the same building on the other side of the country. They were together for a long time. Years later, they went on a trip together. She had a fever for a few days and decided to go home early. The fever had chewed up her heart and she died in her sleep on the plane home.

She went in and out of his life with the most grace I've ever heard of. She blinked away without warning and no violence. She got sick and then she died.

There's a poetry to chance. Kismet. I don't believe in God but there's a point where chance almost touches the world of magic. I don't believe in God, but I believe in poetry. I don't believe that poetry is only in our perception. The world has its own poetry. Not for us, for itself. Not space and stars or trees and wind, the universe itself. Something is to the universe what poetry is for us.

- On a walk from East Bluff Shell, down Farwell to Brady, Brady to the closed Italian grocery store, then back to Arlington until Arlington meets Franklin and then back to my apartment, during which time I thought of a girl I once knew and how she kicked in a car that belonged to her ex-boyfriend and then I realized that I actually slept with her recently and funny that that's the same girl, because the two memories are miles apart in my head. And after this train of thought that I tried to dictate as closely as I could, I was thinking as I walked past the last few houses on my block before my apartment and as I climbed my steps that I don't walk so often now that I run a lot and how the two things are not the same, that you get thoughts from walking you don't get other times.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Declaration


Heavy Hands stars Frankie Latina and Kumar Pallana

Well well well.

It's that time of the year when love is in the air. Parties, weddings, parties, wedding, parties. Then brunches and more weddings.

Two really awesome couples got married this weekend - Cesar and Bobbi and Micah and Genna.

There was buffets and wrestling and old friends and new friends and girlfriends and toasts and mini bowling and whole lot of other insane, fun, lovey, dovey, heart barf mastery.

But now it's time to get to business. I have a couple more shoot things this week and music and editing and soundtrack galore.

And goddamn am I excited.

With the help of my friends and kickstarter nation I'm gonna have an edit ready for festival submission come August 10th. That may seem an arbitrary deadline but let me tell you, it's not.

Let me declare it here and declare it now, Monday, May 14th 2012, starts the stretch run of Heavy Hands.

Are you ready? Are you ready?

Monday, May 7, 2012

For Starters


I can’t thank you all enough for the insane love and support you’ve shown me and my feature film Heavy Hands.
I ventured in this kickstarter campaign not exactly knowing if I could succeed or not. Lets just say I thought but I didn't know.
It became increasingly clear to me - throughout the campaign but especially at the end - that the people in my life would not accept this project falling short, they would have my back.
This revelation, at this point in my life, is one of the most important and humbling lessons I could be taught.
This isnt just a thank you letter - this is a promise - that with your support and overwhelming interest I will make Heavy Hands better than anyone imagined. 
We will make this film better than I ever imagined.
From Milwaukee with love, forever and a day.
Sean Williamson