Fall Advertising Campaigns Part II

We have another huge update of work we’ve been doing this fall for a ton of amazing Advertising Campaigns! Once again we worked with some tremendously talented Artists, Producers, Writers, and Agencies! 

Serving Our Country (Art Direction, Graphics, and Post for Unite Here)

Fast Food Genocide (Illustrations, Graphics, Art Direction, and Post for Harper Collins)

Pension (Art Direction and Design for AFSCME)

Pension Spot and Online Campaign (Art Direction and Design for AFSCME)

UC Campaign (Art Direction and Design for AFSCME)

Fall Advertising Campaigns

Along with the release of our feature film, The West and the Ruthless, new TV Shows, and our film talks on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, we’ve also been working like crazy directing a bunch of Fall Advertising Campaigns these last few months including some amazing work for Harper Collins, HarperOne, Unite Here, Chevron, and more! 

Here’s a quick look at just some of the great work we’ve been up to with some really amazing Artists, Producers, Writers, and more!

MC Yogi (Additional Editing and Graphics for HarperOne, Production By Cody)

Unfuck Yourself (Graphics, Art Direction, and Post for HarperOne)

Dog and Rabbit (Photo Real 3D for Chevron)

What Men & Women Want (Creative Direction and Artwork for What Men & Women Want)

Finding Magic (Stills from the Mini Doc about the life of Sally Quinn for HarperOne)

Immigration (Stills from the PSA Campaign for Unite Here)

Jack the Ripper Returns to El Rey Network!

Our short film Jack the Ripper will be playing again this December on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network! The film will be shown along with an interview shot at El Rey Studios and features host, John Carpenter, and films from other filmmakers such as El Roth!

El Rey has also picked up our short films Little Red Riding Hood and The Umbrella Factory which were featured on a recent episode as well as on their digital networks this last September and November!

The West and the Ruthless, Available Now!

The West and the Ruthless, Available Now! 

Our feature film, The West and the Ruthless, is available now in the US and Canada with a release from 4 Digital and Sony Pictures. The Eurpean Release has been slated for early 2018.

Here’s a list of just a few of the retailers where you can Purchase, Download, Stream, and Rent!

Download, Stream, Rent

Purchase DVD

Tons of Releases this November!

We have a ton of really amazing releases happening in November! 

First, we kick it off with our BIGGEST release, The West and the Ruthless! The West and the Ruthless comes out November 7. You can already Pre-Order the film from retailers such as iTunesAmazon, Barnes & Noble, Turner Classic Movies, Walmart and many others! 

Next up is a brand new TV Show, The Volunteers! We are so excited for the world to see this brand new series produced by the amazing guys and gals over at Ricky Schroder Productions. The first episode airs November 11 and the second episode airs November 12 on Audience Network. 

Also on November 11, our short film, Jack the Ripper, will be airing on El Rey Network with Special Host, and legendary director, John Carpenter! 

Then on November 24, The El Rey Network will be re-releasing our short films, Little Red Riding Hood and The Umbrella Factory with brand new interviews shot at the El Rey Studios as well as brand new behind the scenes!

The West and the Ruthless, Now Available for Pre-Order on iTunes!

The West and the Ruthless is now available for Pre-Order on iTunes! If you Pre-Order now it will be available on Nov. 7 to stream and download! 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-west-and-the-ruthless/id1293636978

The Film is also available to Pre-Order on DVD at Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Turner Classic Movies, FYE, Movies Unlimited and more! 

El Rey Distribution

Just in case you missed the Sunday Sept. 24th Episode where we chatted about filmmaking over on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, (hosted by Jorge Gutierrez, director of The Book of Life and the upcoming Lego Movie Spinoff) have no fear! There will be a digital recap heading online this November with Behind the Scenes and Digital Exclusives! 

On November 24th, El Rey Network will be releasing The Umbrella Factory and Little Red Riding Hood with an exclusive interview filmed at the El Rey Studios! AND El Rey has also extended the distribution of our short film, Jack the Ripper, another year! 

Brand New TV Show, The Volunteers!

Really excited to finally be able to tell everyone about a brand new TV show we had the chance to work on this last spring with the super producers at Ricky Shroder Productions, called The Volunteers!

The show premieres as a Two Night Event this November with back to back episodes Saturday November 11th at 8PM and Sunday November 12th at 8PM. The show debuts on Audience Network and follows the real life medics helping the wounded in the fight against ISIS on the front lines. These are some of the bravest people on the planet. 

Check out the trailer below! 

The West and the Ruthless, Pre-Order Now Available at Amazon, Best Buy, and Barnes and Noble!

The West and the Ruthless, DVD is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon, Best Buy and Barnes and Noble! The film will be released by Sony Pictures and 4 Digital on November 7. 

It’s really exciting to see the film, no longer in our hands, but heading out into the world! It’s also interesting to see new posters and covers being released as well.

The West and the Ruthless European Release is being scheduled for an early 2018 release. 

The West and the Ruthless, European Release!

We’re SO excited to announce that our debut feature film, The West and the Ruthless, is heading to Europe! 

The West and the Ruthless will be released in the US and Canada on Nov. 7 by 4 Digital and Sony Pictures with the European release to follow in early 2018. The film will be released by Manymore Films who will oversee the distribution.

The West and the Ruthless premiered at AIFF in April and has received rave reviews with praise for it’s performances and cinematography as well as it’s non-linear structure with comparisons to Doug Liman’s film “Go” and the works of Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Danny Brown, Dan Fowlks, Rebecca Gomberg, Paul Haapaneimi, Alexander Harris, Benedict Mazurek, Will Roberts, Zoe Sloane, with Matt Boone and Katelyn Ann Clark.

Check out the official website right here:

http://www.westandtheruthless.com

Umbrella Factory, Main Title Designs

With the Television Debut of The Umbrella Factory, we wanted to show off some brand new behind the scenes!

We once again worked with genius lettering and design guru Tobias Saul for the New Main Title of The Umbrella Factory. Tobias also designed the Main Title for The West and the Ruthless as well as the Adventure Company Logo. This was originally part of the upcoming feature version that is still being developed, but with the release on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, we thought this was a wonderful time to show off the designs!

New Article! "Modesto-born filmmaker scores again with TV network"

Here’s a wonderful article just released this weekend by Deke Farrow!

For a second year, short films created by a Modesto native and her husband will be aired on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's ("Sin City," "From Dusk Till Dawn") El Rey Network.

The “Animation Edition” of the program "The People's Network Showcase" features 15 films that will be broadcast Sunday and also released digitally on El Rey Network’s YouTube page. The special showcases "stand-out rising independent filmmakers from around the world," according to the El Rey announcement.

To read the full article about our Brand New TV Episode on El Rey, as well more info on our Short Films, and feature film debut, The West and the Ruthless, read it here:

http://www.modbee.com/latest-news/article174803721.html

New Episode coming to Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network!

For 2 years in a row, Nick + Lexie have been named directors to watch by the El Rey Network! Join us for the next episode of the People’s Network Showcase! We’ll be discussing the creation of our short films Little Red Riding Hood and The Umbrella Factory! 

The Episode airs Sunday Night, Sept 24th 8PM. 

If you haven’t seen them, Little Red Riding Hood is a short film of animated black and white photographs shot in the Sierra Nevada. The Umbrella Factory is an award-winning, animated retelling of the short horror story, The Monkey’s Paw, originally published in 1902, and written by WW Jacobs.  

Little Red Riding Hood and The Umbrella Factory Acquired by El Rey Network!

Little Red Riding Hood and The Award Winning Short Film, The Umbrella Factory, have both been acquired by Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network! 

The short films were directed by Nick + Lexie and have gone on to screen at Film Festivals around the world. The upcoming release will mark their television debut. 

This past October, Jack the Ripper, another short film directed by Nick + Lexie had been previously acquired by El Rey Network. 

Watch the Brand New Version of One Shot!

The brand new version of our short film One Shot is here! Along with the 4K Restoration, beautiful new color, new titles, and music, we’ve also had the chance to add in a few really amazing shots of The San Francisco Bay. 

Originally, the film was meant to be a 1 Hour, 1 Take film, and we did that. Our actors actually memorized 60 pages of dialogue and gave amazing performances 3 times in one day starting at SFO and then crossing over to a loft in the Emeryville Warehouse District. 

What we found in the viewing, was a film with an unbearable amount of suspense and no breathing room. By cutting the film down and adding cuts, it allows those performances to shine. It also allows the suspense to build and breathe. 

Watch the brand new version of One Shot, below! 

One Shot, New Titles

We're currently restoring our previous two Live Action Short Films, Haunting of the White Sparrow and One Shot, in anticipation of the upcoming release of The West and the Ruthless. As we were restoring One Shot, we wanted to go back and give the titles a second look. Digging through the files we found some title designs that were actually better than what ended up in the final version of the film! 

Check out the "Brand New" Titles to One Shot below! 

 

MAIN TITLE

CLOSING TITLES

One Shot, 4K Restoration

In anticipation of the Nov. 7 Release of The West and the Ruthless we’ve been going back to our previous live action films and restoring them to their High Res formats! We just completed a beautiful restoration of Haunting of the White Sparrow, and now we're restoring our first live action short, the suspense thriller, One Shot! 

When we first shot One Shot, we didn’t have the computer power that we do today, so even though the film was shot at 4K, the best we could work with was HD, and a few years ago that was even sluggish. But today, we’re actually able to work with the 4K Native Red files and they’re beautiful! 

Take a look at some of the brand new stills below! 

The West and the Ruthless, All Clips!

With the upcoming release of The West and the Ruthless (Nov. 7), we wanted to showcase all the incredibly cool clips we’ve released so far! Make sure to go FULL screen! 

 

TRAILERS

Teaser Trailer

Official Trailer

 

CLIPS

Opening Titles

Heading to the Mission

The Crow's Landing Shoot Out

Grant's Prayer

Main on End

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

Visual FX Comparison

Blooper Reel

For more great content from The West and the Ruthless, make sure to check out the articles below as well as the official site! Also check out behind the scenes on Instagram! 

New Interview with the Post-Dispatch!

Just did a New Interview with Joe Holleman, a reporter with the St. Louis Post Dispatch! The interview is about the upcoming release of The West and the Ruthless on Nov. 7! 

"Trivundza reports that his film, "The West and the Ruthless," has been picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures. A release date of Nov. 7 has been set.

The flick is the first full-length feature from Trivundza and his wife, Lexie Findarle Trivundza, who share writing and directing credits on the piece."

Check out the Full Article below!

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/stl-man-nick-trivundza-s-western-picked-up-by-sony/article_df3f9909-9241-5fe4-9e1b-15cc749e2111.html

The West and the Ruthless, Coming Nov. 7!

Mark your calendars for November 7, as Sony Pictures and 4 Digital release The West and the Ruthless! The film, directed by Nick+Lexie Trivundza, will be available on DVD, Blu Ray, and Digital just in time to kick off your Holiday Shopping this year! Need a stocking stuffer, how about a copy of The West and the Ruthless! 

Shot on location and Produced in Association with Old Tucson Studios (Tombstone, The Quick and The Dead, 3:10 To Yuma, The Magnificent 7) The West and the Ruthless has been called “An Instant Indie Western Classic!” (Keegan McColl, Reelhouse) and “Filled with Swagger, Grit, and Bravado (Jonathan Martin, FilmQuest).

The West and the Ruthless premiered at AIFF in April and has received rave reviews with praise for it’s performances and cinematography as well as it’s non-linear structure with comparisons to Doug Liman’s film “Go” and the works of Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Danny Brown, Dan Fowlks, Rebecca Gomberg, Paul Haapaneimi, Alexander Harris, Benedict Mazurek, Will Roberts, Zoe Sloane, with Matt Boone and Katelyn Ann Clark.