"Man On Stage"
For Robin Williams
…who helped me big time confirm my path a decade ago when we were dirtily joking about my first video art piece. ‘Robin, your quick n filthy humor will always fester in my heart. Love ya man.’ (14”x11”, Pencil and Charcoal on Paper) Sketch of male model at ArtSpan/Dr. Sketchy’s event SF. Completed a day after the event on February 14th, 2014. Available on EzraJeremiah DeviantArt.
Congratulations to cinematographer Alejandro Wilkins. His work on The Last Dinner Party starring Ava Bogle, Christina Zamora, Hallee Hirsh, and Sam Hardie will screen as an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! This is the third time his cinematography work is showing at the HollyShorts Film Festival. Catch it Tuesday August 19th at 5pm, TCL Chinese Theater 6 in Hollywood!
Bravery in Winter
(14”x11”, Pencil and Charcoal on Paper) Sketch of female model at ArtSpan/Dr. Sketchy’s event San Francisco. This was a figure sketch of just the female model. The scene was added a day after the event, and completed February 14th, 2014. Available at Ezra Jeremiah Deviant.
Dahlias With Ronen or Damn It You Gotta Be Kidding Me I Can’t Afford to Add Painting to My Art
(10” x 10”, Acrylic on Canvas Panel) Completed on January 21st, 2014. This is my first painting as an artist. I went for it. Twenty hours of a lovely three day journey. Started with my friend Ronen at the dahlia garden in front of the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. Available at EzraJeremiah DeviantArt. Original not for sale.
AboveGrey Pictures News
Yet another big congratulations to Aaron Kodz for his Van Cliburn “Reach” commercial. The dramatic spot is an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! Van Cliburn “Reach” will have its West Coast Premiere, Friday August 15 at 5pm at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood!
The Van Cliburn “Reach” spot was selected for the 2014 SHOOT Magazine’s New Director Showcase that debuted both the ad and Kodz in SHOOT’s New York event at the DGA Theater. Kodz was also shortlisted for the Young Director’s Award at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, and cleaned up as a Winner of the New Talent category at the 2013 Ciclope International Advertising Festival! In his SHOOT interview Kodz spoke of a recent PSA gig as an “opportunity for my work to make a direct impact in people’s lives and change the world for the better.” Kodz would be in competition to bring home another Best Commercial Award as Ezra J Stanley did at the 2011 HollyShorts Fest for his acclaimed Levi’s “Post-Mortem” cinematic spot. The two SHOOT Magazine Director alumni are partnered guns under Stanley’s boutique AboveGrey Pictures.
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The Hollyshorts Film Festival (HSFF) is an annual film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film Festival showcases the top short films produced 30-minutes or less. For more information, please visit www.HollyShorts.com
Sweet commercial spot for Foot Locker and Reebok Pump directed by Aaron Kodz at AboveGrey Pictures. It’s simple, but has styyyyyyyle. Great editing.
- Ezra J
Coldwell Banker “Every Phase” Commercial directed Aaron Kodz at AboveGrey Pictures. Aaron is great at getting heartfelt emotion from his actors, and creating genuine sweet moments of life. A warm commercial all around and why I love having him play with me at AboveGrey Pictures.
Still Beautiful. Beautiful Still.