Friday, October 31, 2008

"Same Old Story" Wins Best International Music Documentary

It's final. The Japanese Documentary "Same Old Story" has won Best International Music Documentary at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival September 2008.

This was a very unexpected surprise as this was a first time film and of course independently produced and directed. Since the news of our film winning an award from such a large film festival, it has opened the doors to future festivals.

2009 is going to be a very big year for our movie as it is going to be shown at 6 more festivals throughout the world.
I really hope this film will touch peoples hearts and give them insight on their own life and history.

I know this poster is in Japanese and I am working the English translation hoping to get it online by the end of the week. I just couldn't wait to share it will all of my readers.

If you are in the area and have a chance to see the film please do. You can check our movie page here for festival updates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Independent Music at its Best

Well we all know that there are very many talented musicians in the world that go unseen and unheard by the mass public, and sometimes that is the way those musicians want it to be. Then there are those who's dream is to share their music with the whole world. Since the release of Youtube this has become an easy task. The other side of the story is that may be as far as the dream goes.

As an independent music producer you are always taking a risk. But that is the beauty of the business is it not? I was browsing Youtube about 6 months to see who was the latest artist trying to make their "big break" hoping that someone would see them, believe in them, and help them break through that iron curtain, "The Music Business".

Well I found someone who was just singing to be heard. That someone is Shanna Gilfix. Over 500,000 viewers have heard her song, "It Took Losin You" on Youtube and other web channels. I just couldn't sit back and do nothing. So I started emailing like crazy. Even made my own Youtube account just to contact her. I am glad that I did.

She has a natural talent for music and poetry. She has an awsome guitarist, Richard Adoradio by her side who also believed in her and brought her to the next level. At least in my opinion. I hoping to produce her over here in Japan and at the same time believing it is going to open the doors for her in the United States. Without further adue, here is the video that broke the ground in cyber space.

Please watch it, comment on it and cheer her on. Afterall, in the end it's all about the listeners.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Recruiting Sound Designers!

Discovery Sound is recruiting sound designers! If you think you have what it takes to work with some of the best sound designers in the world then read on. I have listed below the prerequisites, but be forewarned; you will be in a completely different country.

  • Please send an application, complete with photo and your original demo production. If you could show all of them online, they could be acceptable through email. (Only English is acceptable.)
An original demo production

Recording media:
  • A mini-disc / CD-R (audio, Wav, AIF, or MP3 file format). An explanation of theme and your views on sampling music must be included. In the case of an applicant belonging to an agency or production team, we will not hire a person who has conflicts over the rights to their music.
  • Please send all materials to the following address: Discovery Firm, Inc % Stephen Hunter 6-16 Maruyama-Nishimachi 8, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan 064-0944
  • Producers will review applications as they arrive. Desirable applicants will be contacted by our company. We will accept questions about your application only through e-mail. Applications will not be returned once we receive them.
There is no set deadline for applications. Desired applicants will be contacted by our company and informed of the details of the job.