Level Ground Films proudly announces an amazing new project currently in POST production!
A fifteen minute experimental digital film. The story is told through movement; the Argentine Tango. Original choreography. Original music. The goal of the project is to create an original dance/film/music/emotional experience to take to film festivals. The actors/dancers will not speak. The whole story is told through the dance. Our ambition is to make a timeless landmark piece of artistic merit.
"Lament" is the first installment
in a series of "Lost Films."
all of the lost films are completed and put together, they interlock and form a
feature length narrative story, yet each lost film is a completed work with its
own story, character and unique approach to the material.
lost films seek to build a new mythology; a
culturally diverse and multifaceted fable told in eight parts.
(For a sneak peek of our second lost film, click here!)
Check out photos from our film shoot!
Check out photos from our set build!
out our rehearsal!
Check out our fight rehearsal!
Click HERE for pre production sketches and photos!
Meet the Cast, CLICK HERE!
Argentine Tango Dancers
Jairelbhi and George Furlong star in LAMENT!
Jairelbhi and George Furlong, amazing Argentine Tango dancers and instructors will be portraying the lead roles in the upcoming film "Lament." They began dancing Argentine Tango in January 2001. In May 2003 they worked with Hector Zaraspe (Choreographer of Tango Pasion) to perform in Tango! Tango! at the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. Since 2002, George and Jairelbhi have studied privately with Carolina Zokalski and Diego DiFalco, stars of Broadway show Forever Tango, and Marcos Questas of Buenos Aires.George has performed in different arts since the age of 14. First as a musician, then later as a martial artist. In 1992 George discovered Shaolin kung fu and has become a Senior Instructor in the school, frequently performing demonstrations in Dallas and San Francisco. He received his bachelors in exercise science with an emphasis in biomechanics. Since the age of 9, Jairelbhi has been dancing. In the years 1987 through 1992, she performed for the Dance Academy "Las Voces Blancas," one of the top academies for children and teens in Caracas, Venezuela, acting and dancing on TV and in the theater.
Composer: Mark Landson
Mark Landson of NEO Camerata, the amazing classical ensemble, is officially on board as the composer of our next film "Lament." Lament is the first in a series of lost films: a fable told through classical dance and will feature an all-original score. This is a major milestone in the evolution of Level Ground Films. Mark is not only a virtuoso viola player; he is also a remarkable and critically acclaimed composer. I am thrilled to be working with someone of Mark’s caliber! When I first set out to bring LAMENT to life, I wanted to find the perfect music for the project. Mark is truly a gifted artist; a great fusion of classical technique and pop music attitude. I think his contributions will be amazing!
Read all about Mark and NEO Camerata on their website http://neocamerata.com/
Director of Photography: Brent McCorkle
Our Director of Photography is Brent McCorkle. Brent is an amazing filmmaker, musician and writer. Brent has teamed up with the director Fountain on several other projects and has an incredible eye for film and dynamic design.
Without a doubt, McCorkle is one of the most imaginative and creative young filmmakers out there and we are extremely excited to be working with him again on such an ambitious project.
Some of his awards include: Best in Show-Red Wasp Film Festival-2004, Best Cinematography-Red Wasp Film Festival-2004, Official Selection-Dallas Video Festival-July 2004, Official Selection-College Showcase Film Festival 2004-Dallas Museum Of Art, Distinguished Student Representative to the SMU Meadows School of the Arts Board of Directors-2004, 1st Place in Southwest Journalism Congress Public Service Announcement category (Southern Methodist University-2003), and Finalist in the 2003 Dallas Video Association 24-hour video festival.
Costume Design: Jade Rain
We are thrilled to be working with the multi-talented Jade Rain on the new film. Jade began designing costumes thirteen years ago. She enjoys constructing accurate period reproductions as well as making competition ballgowns.
is also an incredible director. She had the opportunity to direct “
At the age of ten, Jade Rain began studying ballet. Her passion for dancing expanded to include jazz, hip hop, ballroom, and salsa. Her choreography has been performed at showcases, by dance teams, and by pageant contestants.
Rain served as ambassador for her nation as Miss Mvskoke (Creek) Nation Princess 2002-2003.
Lament Makeup Design: Janet Harris of Visuelle Artistry
Visuelle Artistry founder and professional makeup artist Janet Harris is officially onboard the Lament Team as our Makeup designer. Janet brings a wealth of makeup experience to the team, with more than 17 years in the cosmetics industry. Janet has worked with many top makeup artists including, Lancome's National Artistic Director, Ross Burton.
Her work has been featured in film, television, national ad campaigns and magazine print work. From assignments on the Travel and Discovery Channels all the way to commercial work for 7-11, Janet is an incredibly talented makeup designer with a unique approach and vision.
Janet has come up with amazing makeup designs for the Lament characters. An incredible fusion of the 1920's German Expressionistic Film look, theatrical stage accents and her own original concepts. The makeup design of Lament will definitely be something to talk about! Janet's Visuelle Artistry website can be reached by clicking here.
Lament Hair Design and Stylist: Jenna Frank
Jenna is an established hairstylist at the popular Duncan Brothers Salon in Oklahoma City. Jenna is a professionally trained hairstylist, having graduated from The Duncan Brothers School of Hair Design, and being mentored by the world-renowned Toni and Guy.
Jenna has styled hair for such theatre events as: Annie, Lil'Abner, Little Shop of Horrors, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Bye Bye Birdie.
She is also The Head of The Styling Department for The Elastic Cafe working on many of the agencies top models and photo shoots. Jenna is a very Imaginative and Creative professional stylist who has a knack for getting the look and style that is called for.
Puppet Designer/Puppeteer: David Goodwin
David is an amazingly
talented and creative writer, actor and puppeteer! David is a founding member of
the critically acclaimed Our Endeavors Theater Collective and works with the
group as an actor, writer, and puppeteer. Past roles with the company include
Helicon in Caligula, Bruce in Marie and Bruce, the scorpion’s tail in The
Butterfly's Evil Spell, and Tom Swift in Fortitude. David received a DFW Critics
Forum Award last year for his work as a playwright on Barbette, which premiered
at Kitchen Dog Theater's New Works Festival. He was previously recognized by
the DFW Critics Forum for his work as an actor in Road, also at Kitchen Dog. He
is currently working on an epic puppet opera version of Ray Bradbury’s “The
Lament Casting Completed!
Level Ground Films is proud to announce the astoundingly talented cast of "Lament." It was a challenging audition experience finding the perfect people for the roles but we got them! From left to right: Bill Flynn as the Father, Kyle Dupree as Max, Glenn Bradley as Jonn and Mark Lee as Tamura. All of these gentlemen have amazing backgrounds in Stage, Screen and Print and bring a wealth of talent and experience to our project!
MUCH more EXCITING AWESOME NEWS about "Lament" coming soon!
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