Naissance News

The Art of The West and the Ruthless

With the Global Release of our feature film The West and the Ruthless kicking off last week, we wanted to show off ALL of the artwork, posters, and covers used from around the world!

Below are the official covers for North America, Australia, and New Zealand, the brand new Global Release, and the European Cover.

The European Cover was selected from the original International Posters designed for Berlin and Cannes.

And here are the original Character Posters we released when the film wrapped production.

For even more Artwork from the West and the Ruthless, check it out here:

Naissance Joins the Crypt TV Family!

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Very excited to announce that Naissance will be joining the Crypt TV family this week with the release of Jack the Ripper and The Umbrella Factory on their channel! After incredible film festival runs, followed by an exclusive broadcast deal on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, we’re pleased to announce the new homes for our shorts will be with Crypt TV!

Crypt TV was founded by Jack Davis and Eli Roth and most recently joined by Jason Blum of Blumhouse, as they continue to grow their ever expanding monster universe and horror empire! 

New Ad Campaigns

HM CLAUSE
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HM Clause, one of the biggest seed providers in the world (if you eat vegetables you’re probably eating their product!), asked Naissance to animate this video for their global workforce. The global rollout included English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, and Turkish graphics.  


STOP DOING THAT SH*T!
Online Ad Campaign

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Following up our online campaign for UNFU*K YOURSELF for publishing giant Harper Collins and HarperOne, they asked Naissance to tackle the online ad campaign for Gary John Bishop’s next book, Stop Doing that Sh*t! 

The videos are awesome by the way.


Unite Here
Mini Documentary

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Brand New 3D Project!

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A beautiful 3D project featuring California deserts, pools, and lonesome highways. California laws are the strictest and safest in the country when it comes to the Science of Fracking and policy makers want to keep it that way. Naissance was asked to visualize this for policy makers.

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Behind the Scenes

We also loaded up a behind the scenes look at our recent 3D Project! We’re HUGE fans of process and the early phases of a project. This is the animatic, and final wireframe edit that we used to get everything in place and make sure the piece was flowing nicely. 

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The West and the Ruthless, Global Release 2019!

The GLOBAL Release for The West and the Ruthless is almost upon us! The film will be released in just about every country and on every continent on the planet!

Countries include The UK, Japan, Hong Kong, Israel, Austria, Greece, Belgium, Poland, Fiji, Vietnam, Thailand and many, many more! 

With that said, we wanted to show off the Global Release Cover!

The West and the Ruthless, Global Release Cover

Stay tuned for more info soon!

Location Scouting - Completed!

We’ve COMPLETED a years long mission to find locations for each of our upcoming film projects! When we produced The West and the Ruthless, the amount of production value that Old Tucson Studios brought to the film was priceless. Not only for it’s amazing backlot, buildings, and production design, but also for the people that worked there - which is one of the most important aspects of any project (that’s why we have more projects we’re hoping to bring back to Tucson!)

That said, some stories aren’t westerns or set in the desert. So you have to travel the world looking for Alien Planets, Victorian Backlots, 1950s Motels, Jungles, and Post-Apocalyptic wastelands. 

Here’s a sneak peak at a recent scout. Is that a space ship? Yes. yes it is.

We’ve also had the chance to hang out at Disney, Paramount, Diamond V, Middleton Movie Ranch, Rancho Deluxe, and SO many more! 

New 3D Work! (Sneak Peak)

We’ve had the opportunity to work on some really great projects this year! Along with a ton of Film Work this year, we’ve also been hard at work on the commercial side of things as well. Here’s a sneak peak for an upcoming (beautiful) 3D project we just wrapped! 

Location Scouting - Mission (ALMOST) Accomplished!

We’re SO excited to be almost finished with a BIG mission. Over the last few years we’ve been location scouting like crazy. We’ve been around the world and back and hung out at some of the coolest studios in the world, including a few right down the street. Every time it’s like visiting a different world. 

Not every location works, but when it does, it’s amazing to find the place your story can come to life. 

Here’s one of our most recent scouts!

Little Red Riding Hood Returns to El Rey Network!

Our short film, Little Red Riding Hood will be playing this weekend on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network again! It’s part of an amazing collection of short films hosted by Jorge R. Gutiérrez (director of the Book of Life). It’ll also feature exclusive interviews with filmmakers and behind the scenes! 

Little Red Riding Hood was shot in the Sierra Nevada region of California and tells the story in black and white photographs. The film has previously screened in Film Festivals around the world! 

NAISSANCE - YEAR X - Celebrating 10 Years!

Oh. Hello there 2019! It’s sort of hard to believe - but if it’s 2019, that means we launched Naissance a decade ago! Holey Moley! 

Yep, just checked our LinkedIn, it’s been 10 years. Wow. For launching a company back during what is now referred to as THE GREAT RECESSION (such a not-good name) this has lasted way longer than it probably should have. There probably hasn’t been a worse time to launch a company since the Great Depression (but we weren’t alive back then so… what ev).

Since that time we’ve had quite a few adventures, far too many to rant about here. I think instead I’m going to go find an adult beverage and tell all my therapists about this. 

In the meantime, here’s a few projects we created in that inaugural year!

Little Red Riding Hood, our first short film that we directed. The film was shot in the Sierra Nevada region of California and went on to screen at film festivals around the world. Most recently it made it’s television debut on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network with an in-depth interview and behind the scenes! 

Grey, our first music video! We worked with Elizabeth Seward on this piece that went on to make the front page of Current TV (remember them ;) and debuted at the Sacramento Film Festival. Our first (of what would become many screenings) at the festival! 

Sensored, our first Film Titles for the thriller starring Robert Picardo and directed by Ryan Todd and produced by Jo and Kevin Haskin (the KeJo!)

Plastic Fish, this was a fun piece we did for Earth Day. When Channel Frederator hit us up and asked to feature the piece for their own Earth Day Special, we were over the moon! 

Continued, the piece that gave rise to our branding! Ten years ago this video was notorious for crashing our systems all the time whenever we were trying to render in full HD (remember that 1280x720 period?). We called it “Continued” because the piece would never finish. It was always “to be continued.”

Illusive, like a strange Space Mountain, this was a great way to animate a track by the super talented Combustion!

From This Window, a short film featuring some amazing music from the ever amazing Ugress! The film was featured in the Portable Film Festival. 

We also created work that year for brands such as Microsoft, TiVo, Motorola, CA Forward, SaveMart, United Farm Workers, Kaiser, Lucky, Samsung, and more! 

LOCATION SCOUTING: AUSTRALIA PT. 2

The second location we toured was the Gaol (pronounced “jail”) in downtown Melbourne. It’s something straight out of Gotham City! These two truly remarkable locations not only look great, but are accessible to the public, so if you’re ever down under, you have to check them out!

Location Scouting: Australia Pt. 1

We just returned from Australia where we were able to tour two AMAZING locations for a film we’re working on! The first location we toured was Montsalvat outside of Melbourne. It’s a fantastic mix of Tim Burton and Harry Potter! Check out some fo the pics below!

Location Scouting: Big Sky

We’ve been beyond busy. Along with a full slate of commercials this Fall we’ve also been busy wrapping up lots and lots of film meetings. Tons of film meetings. Meetings, meetings, meetings. Phone Calls and emails. Lots of emails. But the coolest thing about pre-production on a film is the location scouting. That moment when you find the perfect place and it brings your entire vision together. The moment you can envision your cast there. This happened at Blue Cloud Movie Ranch, Disney’s Backlot, and Big Sky Ranch - which you can see below!

Next stop, New Zealand and then onto Australia! 

JACK THE RIPPER AT FILM SCREAM THIS WEEKEND!

With Halloween just around the corner, what better time to head to the Drive In and check out some great horror films including our acclaimed short film, Jack the Ripper! The Red Dirt Film Festival (voted one of the Top 100 Film Festivals) is hosting a great selection of films this weekend AND if you happen to be in Oklahoma, check it out! 

Here’s the OFFICIAL LINK for tickets below!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-dirt-film-scream-2018-tickets-50893033433?aff=eprofsaved

And if you can’t make it to the festival, you can check out the short film right here:

Jack the Ripper is currently airing on El Rey Network along with in-depth interviews and behind the scenes.

El Rey & The Umbrella Factory

We’re really excited to announce that Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network is extending their option on The Umbrella Factory another year! We’re really proud of this film and love working with the great folks over at El Rey! 

This also means everyone gets to watch our short film and the exclusive behind the scenes on television for another year!

The Umbrella Factory is the award winning short film directed by Nick + Lexie that first screened at film festivals around the world. It made it’s first television debut in 2017. 

Summer Wrap Up!

What a summer it’s been! Along with The West and the Ruthless being released in Australia and New Zealand, we’ve been extra busy on the commercial side as well! 

First off is this wonderful spot we directed for Children’s Hospitals. It tells the story of a bike and ball that aren’t being played with because the kid who owns them is too sick.

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Behind the Scenes

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We also worked on a documentary about the prison system in California with agency MTA. Once again, the project looked great! Nice and gritty. 

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We also worked with HarperOne on some great projects, the first for Mythbusters Alum, Kari Byron, with slow motion explosives and graphics galore, and another great project for the hilarious comedian, Chris Gethard! And another for #MomSoHard and another for Fed Up!

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We also worked on some great new work for Unite Here that we’re really proud of and excited to show off! 

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We also wrapped up designs for ARM that look great as well, you can see some of those right here! 

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And an inspiring, short documentary for AFSCME that looks great! 

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We wrapped all of this in addition to a few SECRET projects we wish that we could tell everyone about. Projects that are so AWESOME that everyone would be like, “that’s so AWESOME!” but we can’t tell you because they're top secret and Disney and Warner Bros, and people like that would probably get mad. 

Location Scouting: Kauai

Since we have a jungle project, we’ve been going to rainforests all around the world. From Costa Rica to the indoor jungles of St. Louis at the Climatron, to the gardens of Pasadena, and out to the island of Kauai. Here we climbed the edges of cliffs, beautiful rivers and beaches, and hopped in a helicopter! 

The West and the Ruthless, Australian and New Zealand Release July 4th!

 
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We’re pleased to announce that Sony Pictures is releasing The West and the Ruthless in Australia and New Zealand on July, 4th 2018! 

The West and the Ruthless is the award winning feature film debut by Nick + Lexie Trivundza and has been praised for it’s performances and cinematography. The film was produced in association with Old Tucson Studios (Tombstone, The Quick and the Dead, Rio Bravo, 3:10 to Yuma, and the Magnificent 7). 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. 

The film was previously released in North America on November 7, 2017 and in Europe on April 27, 2018. 

The West and the Ruthless Available Now in Europe and Behind the Scenes!

The West and the Ruthless European Release is today! In honor of the release, we wanted to show off one last Behind The Scenes Video! This was shot on Day 4 of the Production and the first day Paul Haapanemi was on set! It doesn’t look like it was 115 Degrees, but it is!!

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For more on The West and the Ruthless, make sure to check out the Official Site!

Location Scouting: Old Tucson

With the European Release of The West and the Ruthless this week (April 26!) we wanted to show off our very first location scouting trip to Old Tucson Studios before we shot the feature! This is where it all started!

Here are a few shots from our first amazing adventure to Tucson! 

Make sure to check out the official site for even more Behind the Scenes, Trailers, Posters, Gallery and more!