DFTB now on TV

DFTB poster
Don’t Forget To Breathe poster

DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE (aka NO TE OLVIDES RESPIRAR) Directed by Darwin Reina, is now available to watch on TV – on TV Cortos:

This should be good news to all of those wanting to see the film, after hearing about the awards and festival selections!

This domestic abuse short film will be released on the #TVCortos, so stay tuned to @DirecTVla channel 1521 to see it and follow @TVCortos to know all its programming and see when it is scheduled!

A screengrab of the email Darwin received from TV Cortos
TV Cortos notification of scheduling

But remember, it’s not for the faint of heart! It’s quite harsh, in some regards. You can read more about it here: https://eibonfilms.co.uk/why-dont-forget-to-breathe/

MEIPR – Die Vergangenheit – EgalitÈ video release

New video – the last of the six background visual videos I created for the MEIPR Snotty Seaside gig is live:

Watch the new MEIPR video

This was a mixture of images from different gigs, while other people were watching the performers, I was filming the lights as they played over the roofs and walls of different venues; filming it all on my iPhone 7+ in different frame rates, and then processing it all in FCP X, using various filters, to achieve the look and the animation I wanted.

Enjoy!

 Die Vergangenheit is taken from the Alvaret Tape Rekording release EgalitÈ (ATR010) 2018.

Get EgalitÈ here: https://alvarmusic.bandcamp.com/album/galit

And here’s the full playlist: (https://vimeo.com/showcase/6754896)

Video clips – from the screening and Tony Rovira

Footage of the screening event in L’Hospitalet

Above, you can see footage (shot and edited by Instagram talent: @javier_ramire and @moontane718) from the event when Darwin and I were awarded with diplomas for winning the award for DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE and the screening where we showed that film, SVEN GUNNAR and MR CLEAN. Read the shoot diary to find out more about that event HERE.

And here you can see a clip of me being a muppet / being embarrassed on TONY ROVIRA Y TU towards the end when I finally stand up.

Copyright Tony Rovira Y Tu – excerpt from the show Darwin and I appeared on

New MEIPR video – Schlangenbisse

Watch the video

Yesterday I released a video for MEIPR, for their song Schlangenbisse, a project that I started back in February I think. Yes I’ve been a bit tardy with this project, but finally finished it. Woohoo! He finishes a thing!

MEIPR consist of H. Meierkord and P. Josefsson. They try to capture the old days of dark ambient as well as a neo classical vibe colliding with the sizzling sounds from modular synthesizers. Essentially lovely, haunting ambient vibes.

‘Schlangenbisse’ is taken from the album: Egalecto (out on Alvaret Tape Rekordings) https://alvarmusic.bandcamp.com/album/egalecto-2 . And the video features evocative photos by @katkeeper.jpg.

So why did I finish the video only now? What took so long? What’s going on?

After I did the original video for Weich, Peter set me the challenge of taking some pictures from Instagram that he really liked and then animating them to the music in some way…. An easy enough request in some ways. However, there’s one slight problem – the images are instagram sized and therefore smaller resolution and not so easy to animate on a 1080p timeline; well not without extreme pixelly graininess. Something that Peter doesn’t actually mind, but hurts me a little inside ;).

The other problem was that there were only three pictures. So I cheated and used one more to round it out.

All pics by katkeeper.jpg

I kind of got about 2/3rds through it, and like a lot of projects, when you drop it for something else, it stays forgotten – in this case it was MR CLEAN, needing me to take over the editing – and so everything had to get pushed aside. That is until now…. Because MEIPR are doing a gig this weekend, and I promised to do the visuals for their set, for some projection over the band while they play…. and I’ve been lost in MR CLEAN land and head down on colour grading… oops! Better get on with it then!

Cue me hastily resuming editing and finishing it off. And now editing the rest of the footage I’ve been shooting and editing over the last months, as some random project. Like a true autist, I’ve been collecting random abstract textures and things that might look good in Black and White… or might not. It’s all very experimental and fun. But now I’ve got to finish the damn thing! And let’s hope it all looks good on the night!

More on MR CLEAN and the Premiere situation soon… and mention of another project that is now in pre-production….

SVEN GUNNAR Teaser Trailer is live

SVEN GUNNAR Teaser Trailer is live

The SVEN GUNNAR teaser is live! 

Watch the SVEN GUNNAR teaser trailer!

The SVEN GUNNAR – teaser trailer is now live people! Check it out.

DRTV Productions
3R Films Entertainment Corporation in collaboration with Eibon Films.

SVEN GUNNAR – by Darwin Reina

Sometimes what we must do for love, can kill us. That’s the realization that Tim must come to if he is to stop Sven-Gunnar. Tim, a father and husband, is forced to commit the unspeakable in order to save his family; he must realise that the man holding his family hostage has done this before, if he is to stop them all becoming victims of SVEN- GUNNAR and prevent others falling victim to the same fate.

SVEN GUNNAR teaser frame
Still frame from the teaser

CAST:

Hasse Brontén … Tim
Darwin Reina … Beachgoer
Johnny Vikeväkorva Johansson … Sven Gunnar
Alicia Mörtsell … Julia
Emma Karadottir … Anja
Isabella Ahlberg … Beachgoer

Produced by
Lee Bailes … producer
Johnny Vikeväkorva Johansson … producer
Darwin Reina … producer
Rubi Rios … executive producer
Julio Moran Suarez … executive producer

Director´s Webside : http://www.darwinreina.com
Official Facebook Fan Page:https://www.facebook.com/SvenGunnarMovie/