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It's been a very busy springtime and this spring brought an exciting surprise, Vanity was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Digital Series! We were honored to be nominated and attend the Nominee reception and the Creative Arts Awards. While Vanity didn't take home the statue, I'm happy we got to enjoy the experience with our producing team. Hopefully this means more Vanity in the future and more accolades if we keep up the good work. Go team Vanity!

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Before the holidays I produced Socio with Canvas Media Studios and Astronauts Wanted.

Socio-BTS-VideoVillageI've been so busy with back-to-back productions that I haven't posted all of the exciting updates I have in a while.

Before the holidays I produced Socio with Canvas Media Studios and Astronauts Wanted. Due to the genius of Bernie Su, we got to shoot the pilot for this kick-ass drama starring India Eisley and Michael Copon here in Los Angeles. For this project we brought back many of our creative team from Vanity. Socio is created and directed by Bernie Su, shot by Allen Ho, production design by Cody Fusina, editing by Robb Padgett, and casting by Mary Jo Slater. We were thrilled to have shot in iconic locations throughout the city including under the 6th Street Bridge and Echo Park Lake.

Check out what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about Socio.

Here are some photos from our shoot:
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I went right from wrapping Socio in Los Angeles to preproduction on The Rainbow Experiment in Manhattan

TRE-BTS-AllisonVanoreOver the holidays I did the unthinkable. I shot a feature film. Yes, I went right from wrapping a pilot in Los Angeles to preproduction on The Rainbow Experiment in Manhattan which began filming on December 27th.

Things spiral out of control in a high school when a terrible accident involving a science experiment injures a kid for life.

Luckily the weather was kind to us and my family didn't kill me for being mostly unavailable for holiday festivities and relaxation.

We filmed for 12 days mostly at Xavier High School with an acting ensemble of over 30 key cast members. We were fortunate to have an amazing cast and our crew was endlessly devoted and talented.

For those of you who don't know much about The Rainbow Experiment, you can pop over here to read more about it here: The Rainbow Experiment.
TRE-BTS-42SecondsThis production was also a reunion for most of the 42 Seconds of Happiness cast and crew. Both films were written and directed by Christina Kallas, cinematography by Dave Sharples, and our cast included 42 Seconds vets Robert Z Grant, Laura Pruden, Chris Veteri, Lauren Sowa, Catherine Cobb Ryan, Vandit Bhatt and John J. Concado.

I'll keep you updated on this film as we wade through hours and hours of footage and navigate post production.

Here are some photos from set:

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The cast includes Robert Z Grant, Kevin Kane, and Margaret Champagne of The Collective NY.

 

 

 

Shot on location in NYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also starring Stratos Tzortzoglou as "Nicky."

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Denise Richards is interviewed on KTLA about getting involved with StyleHaul's first original scripted series, Vanity, and much more.

Denise Richards, star of StyleHaul's first original scripted series, talks about how she got involved with Vanity, playing the character Marion Bellerose, the digital age, and her summer with her kids. Watch Denise in Vanity every Thursday at 2pm PST on StyleHaul.

This week we hit our half-way point on the show Vanity so what are you waiting for? Watch all 5 episodes before episode 6 hits on Thursday at 2pm PST.

This week we hit our half-way point on the show Vanity - so what are you waiting for? Oh, to binge watch? Well I completely get that desire. But you'll have to wait until the end of August for that - and the story just gets juicier each week! Here's a way to watch the episodes back to back 1 - 5 so you're ready for what happens this Thursday at 2pm PST.

~ Abbreviated credits ~

Starring

  • Alex Frnka
  • Denise Richards
  • Karrueche Tran

Created & Directed by Bernie Su

Produced by Allison Vanore, Katie Christian, Mike Jones

StyleHaul, Canvas Media Studios, Maybelline

Vanity a series created by Bernie Su and produced by Canvas Media Studios, StyleHaul and Allison Vanore launches today, June 11, 2015.

What do you do when you're asked by Bernie Su to come aboard to make 132 finished minutes of high quality traditionally shot scripted content and it needs to launch in just three months? Oh and it's for the largest fashion, beauty and women's lifestyle multichannel network on YouTube: StyleHaul. And it's sponsored by Maybelline. Well. You make it happen. Obviously.

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Here we are 3 months after I signed on to produce Vanity (starring Denise Richards, Karrueche Tran and Alex Frnka) with the incredible teams at Canvas Media Studios and StyleHaul. I'm so proud of what we were able to accomplish despite the super fast turn-around and all of the other logistical hurdles that come along with a production of this size and scope. A bunch of make-up palettes, fabric, shoes and a ton of talented people in front of and behind the camera later... the series launches. Now we get to share the first episode of Vanity with you all.

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Vanity Official Trailer for Season 1

Please share this with your networks and leave a comment if you like what you see!

New episodes every Thursday all summer long.

Love in the Time of Monsters is a brilliant fun flick and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Now that Love in the Time of Monsters has been out for consumption, the reviews are rolling in. I decided to pick out my favorite quotes from said reviews and share them with you. Take my word for it, the reviews are really fun and mostly awesome! I've linked each quote to the review in case you want to read more. But really, who needs more with all of this awesome?

"There are a ton of goddamn Bigfoots walking around, the gore is top notch and absolutely relentless....Love in the Time of Monsters is a genuinely funny and blood splattered film for the ages. That may sound a bit excessive, but I assure you  – it’s not." Read more on Modern Horrors...

"In some ways, it feels like a really crazy videogame where the challenges to our heroes get increasingly harder and more difficult for them to deal with." Read more on Best Horror Movies...

"For the entire 97-minute runtime, I stopped playing Total War and just watched....the sheer amount of charm and fun that is crammed into this movie makes it almost impossible to hate. Even if you don’t love this movie, I don’t see anyone but killjoys and psychopaths having a bad time watching it." Read more on Dread Central...

"Turns out my worries were all for naught as Love in the Time of Monsters is a film able to mix comedy, horror, fun, and gore in a way that is as rare to find as Bigfoot itself. " Read more on AICN...

"Writer Michael Skvarla expresses a mildly genius ability to create a story that is fun, full of energy, and fast-paced with characters and situations that are truly entertaining." Read more on A Southern Life in Scandalous Times ...

And if you aren't convinced yet...

"It's got heart, laughs, scares, a fantastic cast, wonderful writing, romance, assured and competent direction AND a zombie moose. Now, I'm not saying this has something for everyone... hang on, that's exactly what I'm saying. Love in the Time of Monsters is a brilliant fun flick and I recommend it wholeheartedly. This is not one to miss!" Read more on Hickey's House of Horrors...

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You can now watch the ever-anticipated movie of the year, Love in the Time of Monsters, on iTunes, Amazon, DVD through BestBuy or VOD!

You can now watch the ever-anticipated movie of the year, Love in the Time of Monsters! Available streaming, on DVD, or video-on-demand (VOD) through your cable provider.

iTunes http://tinyurl.com/litomitunes 

Amazon http://amzn.com/B00TPJEW9C 

BestBuy http://tinyurl.com/litombestbuy 

Check out the movie and let us know what you think in the review sections of the sites or right here.

The award-winning comedy OFFICE NINJA starring Jade Carter, Jose Rosete, Francois Chau, Jessica Mills, Robb Padgett and Todd Johnson released on iTunes this week!

Office Ninja, he's gonna getcha!

The award-winning comedy OFFICE NINJA starring Jade Carter, Jose Rosete, Francois Chau, Jessica Mills, Robb Padgett and Todd Johnson released on iTunes this week!  I had the pleasure of working on this feature film as a 1st Assistant Director and after budding my nose in... an Associate Producer. We had a great cast and a lot of fun making this film so check it out! 

‘Office Ninja’ begins with Tomas (CARTER), a disenchanted office worker on the verge of a dream promotion. For Tomas and his coworkers-- goofball Raheem (ROSETE), newbie Jessica (MILLS), king of douchebags Jett (PADGETT), and their incompetent boss Daryl (JOHNSON) -- each day seems to blend into the next. But a dark change is coming. After finding out that the office jerk Jett has stolen his work as well as his coveted promotion, Tomas swears vengeance and follows the ways of the ninja in his quest to regain his honor and find the evidence that will end Jett's reign of office tyranny. But of course, since he's not an "actual" ninja, his plans for swift justice may not go quite as smoothly as he planned.

‘Office Ninja’ features an ensemble cast with Jade Carter (JAG, House), Jose Rosete (Age of Dinosaurs), Francois Chau (Lost), Jessica Mills (Awkward Embraces), Robb Padgett (Vampire Zombie Werewolf) and Todd Johnson (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth).

Check out the Press Release here

Watch the Trailer and Download/Stream the movie here

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Official Website http://www.theofficeninjamovie.com

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/officeninjafilm

 

Trailer http://youtu.be/Y-aokVosXhY

 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/officeninjafilm

 

IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2062604/