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Taking Innovative Digital Cinema to the next level
New York (cinematiqmag.com) – August 16, 2013 CINEMATIQ Magazine will host a fundraising drive using Google Hangout platform on New Date Wednesday, August 21, 2013 (7PM – 9 PM PST) to raise funds for top television director, Craig Ross Jr. (NCIS, BONES, PRISON BREAK) and wife, Caryn Ward Ross’ (THE GAME, THE SHIELD, GENERAL HOSPITAL) new innovative movie, THE AFFAIR. The feature is to be shot entirely on the iPhone 5, revolutionizing digital filmmaking. CINEMATIQ Magazine’s Google Hangout+ will host the two-hour fund drive and stream live on www.YouTube.com/CINEMATIQtv moderated by actress, Franceli Chapman of Celi’s Hangout. Craig and Caryn will be broadcasting live in Los Angeles, CA, with a live studio audience at Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell Martin celebrity hotspot, Xen Lounge 10628 Ventura Blvd, Studio City 91604. Special invited celebrity guest will also attend and will make appearances on CINEMATIQ Magazine’s Google Hangout+ throughout the event. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Subj: Kickstarter.
The fund drive will have the ability to interact with multi-web users live from all over the world through various social media platforms such as YouTube.com (CINEMATIQtv), Twitter.com (@CINEMATIQmag) and Facebook (/CINEMATIQmagazine).
“In a sea of various crowd sourcing film campaigns overshadowed by high profiled celebrities, I wanted to create a platform to highlight independent filmmakers needing funds for their projects. I did it first as a listing in CINEMATIQ and now through Google Hangout+ as a multimedia interactive fund drive exclusively for selective innovative producers such as Craig and Caryn who are pushing filmmaking to greater heights” said Angel Brown, Publisher of CINEMATIQ magazine. Craig Ross Jr. and Caryn Ward Ross aims to raise $15,000 or more through their Kickstarter campaign which is currently active at kickstarter.com: THE AFFAIR from July 21 – August 23, 5 PM EDT.
To give movie goers a visual idea of the final project, under the direction of Craig and lead actress Caryn, the husband and wife team produced a teaser on the iPhone 5 with the challenge of using existing light at a busy train station in Los Angeles, CA without public knowledge of a film in production.
“In the history of Modern cinema I’ve never heard of anyone creating a competitive feature using only natural light…and I’m going to do it with a smart phone “ said Craig Ross Jr., Writer-Director.
The purpose of this project is to enhance digital cinema by taking it to the next level. The final film will exhibit throughout the film festival circuit on a standard movie theater screen.
“In the new brand driven Hollywood, being “discovered” is highly unlikely. Actors must take control of their own careers and create their own opportunities…by any means necessary “said Caryn Ward Ross, Lead Actress, and Producer.
Special incentives for contributors based on their pledged amount to the campaign includes the following: Access to behind the scenes footage when production begins, shout-outs from cast and crew throughout social media platforms, streaming passes of the complete film, signed copies of Collective items such as BLUE HILL AVENUE classic, movie posters, custom voice mail intro by Caryn, film role, associate producer credit, and a piece of movie history by owning the actual trench coat worn by actors in BLUE HILL AVENUE – A complete listing of awards can be viewed at kickstarter.com: THE AFFAIR
CINEMATIQ is dedicated to examining Black images in cinema and their makers. The magazine aim to create a platform for all minds to be stimulated through various events and thought-provoking articles, interviews and reviews from the distinct perspective of film journalists, critics, Renaissance artists of the time and scholar’s of color, helping to balance the world’s cinematic view. Angel Brown independently publishes and distributes CINEMATIQ magazine in print along with a digital entertainment supplement for current subscribers, which highlights film, TV and theater related events from around the world. In addition to the hard copy magazine and digital supplement, the official CINEMATIQ website, www.cinematiqmag.com will be readily available for up to date coverage. The site features exclusive film industry interviews plus CINEMATIQ’s collection of Photo-Journals, video clips and a DVD library of Black classics from yesterday and today cinema. For updates on THE AFFAIR Kickstarter campaign, go to kickstarter.com – THE AFFAIR. For more information on the CINEMATIQ Google fund drive on August 21, 2013 (7 PM – 9 PM PST), go to www.cinematiqmag.com
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About Craig Ross Jr.
Top television director, Craig Ross Jr, is best known for directing episodes of popular shows such as NCIS, BONES, and PRISON BREAK. Craig Ross Jr is also an award-winning director/writer and producer of classic crime thrillers such as BLUE HILL AVENUE featuring Alan Payne, Angelle Brooks, Michael TaliFerro, William L. Johnson and Aaron D. Spears RIDE OR DIE featuring Duane Martin and Vivica A. Fox and MOTIVES featuring Shemar Moore and Vivica A. Fox! Craig Ross Jr. is a Boston, Massachusetts native and graduated of the prestigious NYU’s Tish School of the Arts.
About Caryn Ward Ross
Caryn Ward-Ross is No stranger to the small screen. Caryn has co-starred in the hit BET series THE GAME for four seasons. Her other television credits include THE SHIELD, LINCOLN HEIGHTS, ENTOURAGE, LOVE THAT GIRL, and GENERAL HOSPITAL.
Caryn’s indie feature film credits include a starring role in the romantic comedies HE’S MINE NOT YOURS and MARRIAGE CHRONICLES.