Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Behind-the-Scenes on The Dark Crystal Set!

Dark Crystal director Louis Leterrier (left) and a Skeksis (right) on set in London (photo by Ezra S.)
A year ago, almost to the day, my 9-year-old daughter Lulu and I were lucky enough to be on set of the brand new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (trailer), produced by Netflix and The Jim Henson Company. The series is based on, and serves as a prequel to,  Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 feature film The Dark Crystal.

I'd been invited to the set by my old NYU classmate Louis Leterrier who executive produced and directed the new series alongside executive producer Lisa Henson, Jim's daughter. I decided to grab the opportunity (and grab my daughter!) and fly off to London as soon as I could.

Lisa, Lulu and Louis. Kermit too! (Photo by Ezra S.) 
We absolutely loved the day we spent on set with Louis, Lisa, the puppeteers, and crew, and we're thrilled to share our new 6-minute video with you today!

You can watch our video here on YouTube (click here)  If you like it, please share it with a friend!

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the epic 10-episode series, premiered on Netflix on August 30th. There's a terrific 82-minute behind-the-scenes doc on Netflix too ("The Crystal Calls").

All the best from me n' Lulu,

Ez

Ez, Lulu and Louis on set at Langley Studios in London 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

"Sandulé on Screen" - New, very short film!

Sandulé Bobaru, busker, watch my new short here
Surprise new summer short!

Meet Sandulé Bobaru, accordionist, music teacher and busker who plays up on my awesome local high street, Monkland Avenue in Montreal’s leafy NDG.

Enjoy this new, very short film I whipped up called “Sandulé on Screen”. You can read the backstory on this film there too.

Watch the film by clicking HERE.

Regards to all from Montreal,

Ez

Thursday, July 4, 2019

"Ecuadoria" - A new 'music photo' by Ez

(Click image above to watch "Ecuadoria" on YouTube)

I just spent an unforgettable week touring and photographing in Ecuador. It was my first time there and I'm pretty sure it won't be my last. 

Enjoy the sort 'music photeo' I made featuring buskers Julio Herrera (vocals/guitar) and Diego Gonzales (percussion) playing Julio's spirited, rag-tag love song "Si Tu No Estas Que Hago".  

The video, "Ecuadoria" (3 mins) features their impromptu musical performance, filmed in Quito, as well as a selection of my favourite shots from my trip in a few locations in Ecuador. 

An English translation of the lyrics can be found in the video description at YouTube at the above link.

Diego (Lt; percussion) and Julio (Rt; guitar/vocals), after singing the song for me on the streets of Quito, Ecuador