Tuesday Crush: Mariana Salaru

Today’s Tuesday Crush (via Vimeo) is the Romanian model Mariana Salaru. She’s 5.9″ and stars in the video above, which has an excellent use of Portishead. Mariana is a print and fashion model and seems to be making a name for herself in Europe according to our research. Check out the gallery below and enjoy your Tuesday!

The Great Martian War

Happy Monday! Let’s start the week off with a bang, shall we? Here’s The Great Martian War, a great little historical video of a war we didn’t see but has finally come into public view.

From the official web site:
On its 100th anniversary, The Great Martian War tells the story of the catastrophic events and unimaginable horrors of 1913-17, when Humankind was pitted against a savage Alien invasion.
With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, The Great Martian War fuses sci-fi fantasy with specialist factual history to explore the real-world tragedies and unique horror of World War One.

The Midwestern Diner – Sobremesa Supper Club

I’m excited to premiere the new episode of this web series I’m producing and shooting called The Midwestern Diner. Our second episode is Sobremesa Supper Club, a group of old friends in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood that put together pop-up dinners at their home. Have a look and share with your friends!

Life After Death From Above 1979

From the Vimeo page about this VOD documentary. Can’t wait to check it out:

In 2001, after years of playing in various bands, living together, and bonding over a mutual desire to continue playing music while peers abandoned rock n’ roll to follow more traditional career paths, Jesse Keeler (bass) and Sebastien Grainger (drums), started a band out of boredom and necessity. They hammered out their sound in an unfinished basement in the east end of Toronto, and the result is what many have described as “an elephant in your living room.”

They were propelled into the limelight based on the strength of their raucous live performances and the release of their seminal album, You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine (2004). But as the band’s success grew internationally, their friendship became strained due to constant travel, and little-to-no buffer between them. Over the course of grueling schedules and never-ending tours, they broke up in 2006, right after the biggest tour of their careers, and ended the band before reaching potential stardom.

In 2011, after five years of silence between them, and each focused on their own musical projects and respective lives, Jesse and Sebastien decided to reunite for one show: the legendary Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Life After Death From Above 1979 tells the story their rise, break-up, and coming back from the dead.

Twin Peaks Announced for 2016

Buzz on Twitter has been crazy since David Lynch teased that Twin Peaks might be making a come back. Today we have the above special announcement trailer starring Sheryl Lee and a familiar sign. Some quick research shows that it’s going to be a mini-series and reminds us that Laura Palmer tells Agent Cooper that she’ll see him again in 25 years, and it’s now 25 years later. We’ll have to wait and see what happens in 2016 on Showtime.

Hot Hotel

Here’s another fun recent Vimeo find called “Hot Hotel”. Our team of overpaid interns weren’t able to dig up any model names but they did figure out that this is a Brazilian production, directed by Raphael Kempt Tormena, produced by photographer Primo Tacca Neto. For a video that shows the least amount of skin possible, it’s pretty damn sexy. Great edit and great music too. Check out Primo Tacca Neto’s sexy photo work here. Enjoy!

TRANSFORMERS: THE PREMAKE

Chicago based artist Kevin B. Lee made this interesting premake of Transformers: Age of Extinction (coming out on disc media tomorrow!) that’s definitely worth the 25 minutes it’ll take to watch. Using his own footage and desktop recordings of videos shot during filming by fans watching the production he was able to “premake” his own version of Transformers. What makes this great for me is that it takes the excitement of watching a big Hollywood movie being filmed with explosions, cool cars, and the need to share the experience with the world on Youtube. Sure it wasn’t a great movie, but this is interesting and definitely worth watching. For more info, check out alsolikelife.com.

Tuesday Afternoon

It feels good to make these short experimental films so quickly. I need to do more and stop sitting on all this footage. I shot this one on Tuesday and today is Friday. It was shot on a Canon 60D with Holga Lens Filter attachment. I definitely want to shoot more with it and try some photos as well. Enjoy!

Tuesday Crush – Elena Pavlovskaya

Today’s Tuesday Crush is Elena Pavlovskaya. We had no idea who she was until we accidentally found the video above on Vimeo.We did a quick Google search and found these fun facts about our new favourite Russian: She’s 23 years old, 5’4″ tall, from Moscow, works and has a degree in advertising, and is a 2 time champion in artistic gymnastics. Here at Panic Films, we first thought she was stunning and our research shows she’s so much more, and that makes us happy. Check out the photo gallery below and the bonus fun video!