No More Cake


15 Mics

This is the latest music video I finished.

The song is 15 Mics and the artist is my friend Vinny aka Verbal Phantom.

So far it’s garnered very positive reviews, which I’m pretty happy about considering it’s the first project I’ve finished since teaching myself Adobe After Effects. All the editing and animation was done by me with the illustrations being done by Kali.

I plan on doing more and more stuff with After Effects in the near future but I think this is a decent start.

Would love any feedback.




The Sizzler

Johnny’s Leaving Sizzle Reel. Just a first taste at what’s to come. Official trailer in the next few weeks.

Directed by Kali Baker Johnson

Shot by Leighton Pope

Edited by moi.

Music = The DescentShawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra





Over almost a week late, but we finally wrapped principal photography on “Johnny’s Leaving”. We still need to come up with a better title, though.IMG_0122IMG_0126 We had a crew sleepover Saturday night due to our 5:00 am call time. Straight middle school.IMG_5193We still looked like this when we got on set.
IMG_0127Sunday night we had a small celebration at our “favorite bar”.

IMG_0128 Followed by our favorite after party, ironically until about 5 am.

Teri Jacobs was our Art Director and took some really great pictures while we were on set. They definitely give you a better feel of what went down on set and what the film will look like when it’s done. Click for more pictures.





Filed under: Brotherhood Productions, Film, life, music — Tags: , , , — Owen @ 2:26 pm

We only got about 3 hours of sleep last night. Most of the crew is running on coffee and will power. I don’t drink coffee and am not the most strong willed of individuals. Plus, I forgot to get a 5-hour energy shot this morning. Sitting in this sun-filled room is definitely wearing on me.

The one thing that is keeping me up is the energetic songs by the Hollywood based duo, LMFAO. Everyone has heard their standard club trash song “Miami” but the other few songs I have are so much better. Here’s the one I have on repeat:

1.5 days til wrap the wrap party.




I just want to once again say thank you to everybody that came out an supported the Dinner and a Movie event. We sold out AND didn’t fuck up anything up (too bad).


This is the end of the night as we were packing up. ALL of those seats were filled. Standing room only bitches.




Street Team

Filed under: Brotherhood Productions, life, Movies — Tags: — Owen @ 12:18 pm

So obviously the blog has been on hold for a little while as now. That’s because I’ve been pretty busy working on this movie. The Dinner and a Movie event is coming up really fast and we still have to work out all the kinks of the script, screw and schedule. Things are moving along and we have been able to get our names and faces into the local paper and plastered the town with flyers.

We’ve also got an announcement of the event with the high school and hopefully middle schools soon as well. Some really opportunistic things have fallen into our laps regarding the budget and we should really be able to come out with a great film even though we’re all broke as dirt.

That said you should still buy tickets your tickets now before it’s too late.


In other news, my editors reel is almost done. It’ll be sick in time for the event.picture-2

And when that’s done, I think I’m going to start really put in work and BroPro’s next project, my directorial debut and awesome excuse to throw a huge house party in Jersey this summer.

Stay tuned for that.

Cake is back

(for now)


Bro Pro

So now that our event is posted and stickied, i figured it’s time for you to get a chance to know everyone. We have a crew bios posted at the website; this is the unofficial version. I’ve been planning this post since the 3am diner dinner we had on Rt 22 about a month ago. img_0040

First and foremost, we have our Director, Kali. He also wrote this current project, as well as many of our projects that we hope to do eventually.


This kid has been my best friend for like 20 years now and he’s been obsessed with movies for at least half that. By far the most opinionated person and that’s saying a lot considered I’ve lived with Grimes and Louro for 2 years. However, the stubbornness and drive boils down to vision when he’s working on his film and I think it will make for great art.

Next, we have our Assistant Director, James or Brent, depending on when and where you met him.img_0042

A talented actor with the most mainstream and traditional work experience out of our group. He’s not only going to work directly with our actors but is also going to make sure that our film won’t piss off anyone in Hollywood.

He also won’t laugh at any of my jokes.


Below we have Paul and Leighton, producer and cinematographer respectively. All four of these kids went to Temple University and have worked together before, which really makes the company that much stronger.

It’s not official yet, but Paul (on the left) is undoubtedly going to be the Executive Producer on this. The most money minded out of anyone, he’s dealt with all the budgets and numbers, not to mention he founded the company, Brotherhood Productions LLC. His second that I know of.


Leighton and I have similar styles regarding clothes, sneakers and parties. We’ve also both make poor snap decisions regarding all three. However, I’ve never heard him sound so sure of something as he does when he is discussing cameras, lenses or film stocks. Way more sure then when we discuss whether its worth driving 30 minutes for a party of unknown quality, which always ends up as a Yes and only sometimes is the best decision.

Since this dinner, we’ve added an Art Director as well as having another managing partner, but since I don’t have any pictures of them at the moment, they won’t be shown in this commemorative 150th post. Nonetheless, Teri and Rich are vital parts of the team and I’ll be sure to include them soon.

On another note, I’ve got tons of random pop culture ramblings that I want to get to in the next week or so. Stay close.


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