BEHIND THE SCENE OF THE WATER SCENE

The following are behind the (green) scene shots of an upcoming short film: The Water Scene. Written by Wendy Collin Sorin, Alfred Eaker, and John M. Bennett.

Co-directed by J.Ross Eaker and Alfred Eaker

Art direction: Todd M. Coe

Starring: James Mannan & Alfred Eaker

©2014 Eaker Productions, LLC

WATER SCENE WATER SCENE A DUET BETWEEN ALFRED EAKER AND JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE ALFRED EAKER AND J. ROSS EAKER (things that make you go 'hmmm') WATER SCENE ALFRED EAKER AND J.ROSS EAKER WATER SCENE Alfred Eaker and J.Ross Eaker hmmm2 WATER SCENE ALFRED EAKER AND JAMES D. MANNAN WATER SCENE ALFRED EAKER AND JAMES MANNAN (filming) WATER SCENE ALFRED EAKER AND JAMES MANNAN (frequent collaborators) WATER SCENE ALFRED EAKER JAMES MANNAN DUET WATER SCENE DIALOGUING ALFRED EAKER AND JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE II WATER SCENE III WATER SCENE IV WATER SCENE J.ROSS EAKER WATER SCENE J.ROSS EAKER AT WORK WATER SCENE J.ROSS EAKER CO-DIRECTING WATER SCENE J.ROSS EAKER, ALFRED EAKER, JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE J.ROSS EAKER, ALFRED EAKER, JAMES MANNAN (filming) WATER SCENE JAMES D. MANNAN WATER SCENE JAMES D. MANNAN AND ALFRED EAKER (waxing John M. Bennett) WATER SCENE JAMES MANNAN (IN PINK) WATER SCENE James Mannan and Alfred Eaker (pink & blue) WATER SCENE prophecy James Mannan and Alfred Eaker WATER SCENE V Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler WATER SCENE VI J. ROSS EAKER, JAMES MANNAN, AND ALFRED EAKER WATER SCENE X J.ROSS EAKER, ALFRED EAKER, JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE XI JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE XII JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE XIII JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE XIV JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE XV J. ROSS EAKER AND ALFRED EAKER WATER SCENE XVII JAMES MANNAN WATER SCENE XX

BEHIND THE SCENE PHOTOS OF DAVID ROSS’ PRODUCTION “UNREQUITED”

More behind-the scene photos of David Ross’ film: “Unrequited.” The plot, so to speak (and if one is really required) has something to do with BlueMahler’s descent in Wonderland. As for the unrequited part-let us say it has something to do with a pretty girl named Alice (Jessica Froelich).  Photography by James Mannan (who also appears in the film),  and J. Ross Eaker

DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler in a broken wonderland DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler. Yuk DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED J. Ross Eaker filming Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED, Alfred Eaker (as BlueMahler) with broken egg DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED, Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED. Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler, with David Ross DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED. Director and egg DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED. Ross directing Alfred Eaker as BlueMahlerUNREQUITED SHOOT 2UNREQUITED SHOOT 5UNREQUITED SHOOT JAMES MANNANUNREQUITED SHOOT 1UNREQUITED SHOOT 3UNREQUITED SHOOT 4

 

DAVID ROSS’ “UNREQUITED” WEDDING SCENE SHOOT , 2014

Behind the scenes of David Ross’ “Unrequited.” The following are stills from the wedding scene shoot. All we can say is: things are not what they seem in wonderland.UNREQUITED WEDDING SCENE SHOOT DENNIS FORKLE AS MARCH HARE AND ALFRED EAKER AS BLUEMAHLER Dennis Forkel as the March Hare, Alfred Eaker as BlueMahlerUNREQUITED WEDDING SCENE SHOOT 1 David Ross directing Jessica Froelich (Alice), Alfred Eaker (BlueMahler) and Dennis Forkel (March Hare)UNREQUITED WEDDING SCENE SHOOT 2 J. ROSS EAKER, DAN LAND, AND DAVID ROSS shooting a sleepy BlueMahler (Alfred Eaker)  UNREQUITED WEDDING SCENE SHOOT ALFRED EAKER AS BLUEMAHLER Alfred Eaker as BlueMahlerUNREQUITED WEDDING SCENE SHOOT ALFRED EAKER AS BLUEMAHLER 2014 Alfred Eaker as BlueMahlerUNREQUITED WEDDING SCENE SHOOT JESSICA FROELICH AS ALICE, DENNIS FORKEL AS MARCH AHRE, ALFRED EAKER AS BLUEMAHLERJessica Froelich as Alice, Dennis Forkel as March Hare, and Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler

©2014 David Ross

Stills from “STATIONS” ( our film in-progress)

STATIONS (Opening)Stations. Tristan Ross, Randy Cox and Alfred Eaker Lighthouse sceneStations.Randy Cox as James the LesserAlfred Eaker as Bluemahler as Thomas in Stations

STATIONS T. ROSS STATIONS GLOBBOLALIASTATIONS (DON'T ASK)STATIONS (FROGS APLENTY)Coe Stations 2014 aCoe Stations 2014 bCoe Stations 2014 cCoe Stations 2014 dCOE STATIONS VA STATIONS 3A STATIONS 8A STATIONS 9A STATIONS 10A STATIONS 11A STATIONS 12A STATIONS 14A STATIONS 15stations 17STATION (COE)

All images copyright of Eaker Productions, llc.

© Eaker Productions 2014.

Written by Alfred Eaker and Wendy Collin Sorin. Additional poetry by John M. Bennett.

Directed by Alfred Eaker and J. Ross Eaker

Art director: Todd M. Coe

Additional art direction: J. Ross Eaker, Alfred Eaker and Wendy Collin Sorin.

Starring

Randy Cox as James the Lesser

Tristan Ross as James the Greater

Amy Petinella as Eve

Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler

James Mannan as Herod

Robin Panet as the witch

* This a work-in-progress, and expect its completion to be within approximately two years.

 

“THUNDERSKY” DOCUMENTARY NOW FOR SALE ON DVD AND STREAMING

OUR DOCUMENTARY FILM THUNDER-SKY is finally out.

DVDs are for sale here…

https://www.createspace.com/400375

and can be streamed on a computer, phone, tablet, or smart TV at…

https://gum.co/czFmn

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THUNDERSKY BELOW, INCLUDING TRAILER:

Alfred Eaker and J Ross Eaker of Eaker Productions have produced and directed a documentary about Raymond Thunder-Sky. The film, now making the rounds with film festival review boards, documents Raymond’s life and influence through interviews with Cincinnati artists, co-workers, construction workers, and fans who knew him. The cumulative effect of the film is a portrait not just of Raymond as a man or artist, but as a cultural and spiritual figure who through the persistence of his art-making and brave exploration of his own aesthetic universe, and through the persistence of those his life touched, became a touchstone for what it means to be creative and alive.

http://www.theindependentcritic.com/thunder_sky

 

Behind the scenes of the short film ” La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura” ( a short film about the quest for sacred art in Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh)

James Mannan as Vincent Van Gogh in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura.Alfred Eaker as Gauguin (ravaged by syphilis) in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura. Alfred Eaker as Gauguin2 (ravaged by syphilis) in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura. Alfred Eaker as Paul Gauguin in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura. James Mannan as V. Van Gogh in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura. James Mannan as Van Gogh in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura. James Mannan as VG in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura.

Alfred Eaker as Paul Gauguin (literally becoming his self-portrait jug and ravaged with syphilis), and Jams Mannan as Vincent Van Gogh (before and after this death) in the short film we are doing for John Herron School of Art: “La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura.” It is about the relationship between the two artists and their quest for sacred art. Written by Alfred Eaker, Co-directed by Alfred Eaker and James Mannan, DP: Justin Eaker. Makeup: Jen Ring. Sound: Bret Robinson, James Mannan. Produced by Eaker Productions LLC and Liberty or Death Productions, LLC.
©2013 Alfred Eaker
Alfred Eaker as Gauguin in La ...
Alfred Eaker as Paul Gauguin in La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura IIAlfred Eaker as Paul Gauguin, James Mannan as Vincent Van Gogh,  in La lontananza nostalgica utopica futuraJames Mannan as Vincent Van Gogh,  in La lontananza nostalgica utopica futuraAlfred Eaker as Paul Gauguin in La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura (human misery)

DEAR RAYMOND (BLUEMAHLER’S HOMAGE TO RAYMOND THUNDER-SKY)

Dear Raymond,
We hope you enjoy this short companion film to the documentary Thunder-Sky as much as we’ve enjoyed your life’s work. I hope you travel well.

BlueMahler pays homage to the artist Raymond Thunder-Sky. BlueMahler is the performance art character of artist Alfred Eaker. Like Raymond’s stoic construction clown, BlueMahler is not a clown in the traditional sense. Rather, the clown characterization is merely a skin to wear for the spirit journey.

“Wanderer, there may be no destination, but you must travel the road anyway.” -Luigi Nono, composer. BlueMahler feels this is something Raymond understood and identified with. It is that which endeared Raymond to BlueMahler. This is BlueMahler’s tribute.

Co-directed by Alfred Eaker and J. Ross Eaker
Starring Shelby Armstrong, Alfred Eaker, Nate Saylor, Steve Stephens, and Jordan Wheatley.
Make-up Jen Ring, Shelby Armstrong, and Steve Stephens.
Music: Peer Gynt by E. Grieg courtesy of Tahra Records

© Eaker productions, llc.

INTERVIEW WITH CAMILLE KITT AND KENNERLY KITT: THE CREEPORIA TWINS

Interview with Camille and Kennerly Kitt: The twin stars of the upcoming “Creeporia.”

On the experience of filming “Creeporia”:

Filming “Creeporia” was a blast even though the days were long and often stretched well into the night. It was wonderful to work with [director] John [Semper], the production team, and cast. It was like a month long monster party.

Harp Twins as CreeporiaJohn was generous enough to let the two of us decide which scenes each of us would take for filming. However, before going into filming, we decided that we both needed to know every single line in the script – even though it is a monstrously (pun intended) large and dialog heavy script and we were splitting the role of Creeporia for most of the film. That way, either of us could easily jump into any scene and we were essentially interchangeable. There are even scenes where we’re switching off playing Creeporia!

Creeporia Twins with Max Schreck

We knew that John and the crew had a huge job with this film and we thought it was important to do everything in our power to make our part of the filming process go smoothly. We kept track of which scenes were filmed and which weren’t – so we were also essentially our own script supervisors! We knew the scripts backwards and forwards and we think this in-depth knowledge of every aspect of the script translated into us really “being Creeporia”. It feels like an eternity since we filmed “Creeporia,” so we have been anxious for the film to come out for quite some time.

Creeporia  still

On where “Creeporia” might go:  

Since we’re not producers or editors, our job was done when we completed filming and we’re not sure what is in store for the film! We’re excited to see what might be ahead for Creeporia. We have heard talk of a “Creeporia 2,” so we’re hoping that becomes a reality!

On their recent partnership with Youtube and future projects:

We recently had the opportunity to partner our YouTube channel.

This was never one of our goals for our YouTube channel, since we primarily started it to share samples of our performance repertoire with potential clients and people who had already seen us perform live, but we’re very excited to take this next step. Our YouTube fan base grows significantly every day: we have well over 5 million total views and we will reach 25,000 subscribers very soon. It’s wonderful that our music is reaching so many people and we think that this is just the beginning. We have several potential feature film projects for the future, but due to confidentiality, we can’t say more at this time.

Camille and Kennerly Harp Twins