This episode of Mediatrocities finds me chatting with the bro/sis duo of Brian & Heidi Anne Chankin as they prepare for the grand opening of their new art gallery space, Deadly Prey Gallery. The Ghanaian posters you see on this site represent some of the craziness you’ll find within their walls.
Give a listen to the interview:
Brian Chankin was on a previous episode of Mediatrocities. You can listen to that
Deadly Prey Gallery Owners Brian & Heidi Anne Chankin (Courtesy: DNAInfo)
Also, Brian’s other business, Odd Obsession Movies, is moving and they need their lost films returned and fines paid up. If you’ve held on to his films like they were your furniture, please return them and pay your fines. Odd Obsession serves a great purpose in Chicago, exposing viewers to rare cinema you can’t find anywhere else, including online. So please help them out and share the news.
“A brilliant slice of bedroom pop, infectiously catchy and rough around all of the right edges…A wild, rag-tag, day-glow world that exists both a millennia ahead of present time and one step in the past. Every frame is filled with wonders that are easily recognizable, yet slightly out of place. Like an antique store in the future…Not to be Missed.”
On July 26th, we celebrated the online release of the uninterrupted 47-minute director’s cut of Sci Fi Sol. And what better way to kick it off than with our 2nd annual house party at Star Labs.
Noble Square’s own Professor Weinsteiner concocted an exclusive party beer-brew, giving the event a distinct and unforgettable flavor. Fashion designer MxMiJe@n$ unveiled Wonder Women, his new original couture leather jacket. Director Joseph R. Lewis introduced SFS’s party-premiere screening with a live-performance as Captain Famous accompanied by an original VJ set by Jeffy Cymbals. Many thanks to Brian Jarreau for the stellar photo coverage.
Sci Fi Sol began production in early 2011 and shot for over a year throughout the beautiful city of Chicago. Many soon-to-be-razed Chicago landmarks were included in the movie, including the last remaining tower of Cabrini Green and legendary comedy club Improv Olympic, where songwriter and star Melody Nife moonlights as Musical Director.
Check out Xclusive Pix from our XTRACT PARTY below~
TUGM is a community-arts organization dedicated to locally-produced transmedia.
What is transmedia? We like to think of it as:
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We advocate for independent artists and content creators. We produce live events to strengthen the local arts community. We also organize our own original transmedia productions.
Based in Chicago.
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