Drone @ Brownfish Short Film Festival

Drone has been accepted into the animation category of the 2011 Brownfish Short Film Festival in NYC! This will be the second ever festival screening of Drone.

The machinima will be shown along with other selected films at an indie theater that happens to be very close to where I live. The festival is scheduled for the weekend of November 11-13. I can’t wait! You can see a list of the other selected films here.

Stop, Rewind @ 2011 Bitfilm Festival

We are thrilled to announce that Stop, Rewind has been accepted into the 2011 Bitfilm Festival!

Stop, Rewind release promo

This is the first time one of our films has made it into the festival. Bitfilm has not announced their machinima selection on their site yet, but I can’t wait to see what else was chosen!

ABP Release: Waiting On A Miracle Music Video

After a lot of hard work, we are so excited to finally announce the release of our latest machinima project, a music video for Tommy Kraft’s original song Waiting On A Miracle.

For this project, I wanted to try something different from the type of films I have been making the last few years, which have relied heavily on dialogue. I wanted to go outside my comfort zone and challenge myself to tell a story entirely through visuals and music. I asked my friend Tommy Kraft, who has scored numerous ABP films, whether I could make a narrative music video based around one of his songs. He sent me “Waiting On A Miracle” and we worked closely to develop three micro-stories that would reflect the melancholy themes and tone of the song.

We hope you enjoy it!

“An astronaut desperately searching for his wife on an alien world. An office drone suffering the pain of a crumbling marriage. A mother trying to cope with the aftermath of a tragic accident. They are all waiting on a miracle.”

YouTube | Vimeo | iTunes

Clockwise: Part 1 @ 2011 DragonCon Film Festival

Over the weekend, Clockwise: Part 1 was screened at the machinima segment of this year’s DragonCon Film Festival! This is the fourth year an ABP film has been screened at DragonCon and we are so thrilled to be part of this fantastic festival once again!

Clockwise: Part 1

Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the event but my friend and fellow machinimator Damien Valentine told me he had a blast. Maybe next time!

DragonCon has maintained a machinima section now for 5 consecutive years due to the hard work and dedication of Tina “Romily” Rollins. Thanks, Romily, for keeping this great venue alive for machinimators. I look forward to future fests!

Waiting On A Miracle Music Video — Coming Soon

I have been very busy the last few weeks working on the official machinima music video for Tommy Kraft’s song, Waiting On A Miracle. Tommy is a talented composer who has scored many ABP films including The Pattern, Stop, Rewind and most recently, Drone. However, I was interested in reversing the process and trying a project where I would have to build a narrative film around one of his original songs. My goal for this video was to tell three mini-stories over the span of 6 minutes solely through the visuals and the music. These mini-stories were inspired by the themes of the song and attempt to complement the song’s melancholy tone.

This project brings ABP back to its roots. The first ABP film was the machinima music video Star Wars: Gangsta Rap: JKA Edition released in 2005.

The Waiting On A Miracle music video has been completed and will be released on YouTube and Vimeo on Wednesday, September 14th at 12am. The song will be released on iTunes at this time.  I had a lot of fun making this project, which will hopefully be the first of a series of machinima music videos featuring the music of Tommy Kraft.

An astronaut desperately searching for his wife on an alien world. An office drone suffering the pain of a crumbling marriage. A mother trying to cope with the aftermath of a tragic accident. They are all waiting on a miracle.