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Movie studio Ave Fenix Pictures expands branch into LA

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Movie studio Ave Fenix Pictures expands branch into LA

Mónica Esmeralda León founded Ave Fenix Pictures the first Hispanic movie studio in Chicago and the Midwest. Along with co-founders and executive producers Zachary Laoutides and Marius Iliescu. The team has been on a role since 2016 with films Adios Vaya Con Dios and Arise From Darkness now being found on Red Box through Lions Gate Films. Their latest film Black Ruby, the first film shot with the iPhone 7, released by The Orchard traveled the international film circuit snagging nominations in London and Rome. In late 2018 Black Ruby premiered at the Los Angeles Film Forum Awards taking home wins Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Soundtrack and the Independent Spirit Award.

 

Co-founder European actor, dancer, artist and producer Marius Iliescu understood the genuine approaches of Ave Fenix Pictures taking the Chicago based movement to a new level. Iliescu executive produced Adios Vaya Con Dios, leading the film into a Hollywood premiere and afterward worked endlessly to establish the prevailing Los Angeles branch, creating feature films released via The Orchard, Redbox, Amazon Prime, and FandangoNOW. I was able to sit down with Iliescu, the head of Ave Fenix Pictures Los Angeles and probe about the type of journey it’s been,

“Ave Fenix Pictures has done extremely well since its inception in 2014 with three feature films conceptualized, produced and launched ‘in the house,’ against all odds of financial survival. Especially for an independent film studio born outside of the cinematic mainstream usually traced in between Los Angeles and New York with short stops in Atlanta and, occasionally New Orleans. Ave Fenix Pictures needed a special spark, which its founding members found and lit through a combination of gritty street storytelling and an unusual recipe of the Midwestern steady mind mixed with explosive Latino flair.

However, the big plays are still happening in the West and the second-best move after finding an original cinematic voice was to expand from Chicago to Los Angeles.”

 

Iliescu worked to pioneer the west coast branch since 2015 and the results started to show as distribution deals developed shortly with Ave Fenix Pictures becoming an inclusive brand. “Adios Vaya Con Dios” (2016) and “Arise From Darkness” (2017) were included by Indican Pictures in its roaster while “Black Ruby” (2019) got the eye of Random Media, a close partner of Orchard TV and Sony Pictures. Iliescu explained the methodology behind Ave Fenix Pictures in Los Angeles,

 

“These results are the products of a never give up let’s do this mentality, common cause for an ideal, an Edison finally lighting up his electric bulb for a successful ten thousandth time, if you wish… It’s important that Ave Fenix Pictures maintains its presence in LA for a number of reasons. One would be that the studio intends to start development here. Another, it’s the eye-to-eye mentality of Los Angeles, where a million-dollar deal could be happening in between a pair of raggedy jeans of an open-minded investor and a worn-out Dodgers baseball hat sitting on a head full of bright film ideas.”

 

Lastly, I inquired Iliescu how the creative process balances out with the duties of being the CEO of a studio?

 

“Creatively, I personally never met another screenplay writer with more out of this world ideas like the co-founder of Ave Fenix Pictures, Zachary Laoutides. He is not just a hell of an actor, but his mind puts such ideas on paper that are pure fuel for the expansion of the studio. There is no room here to talk about this now, but our near future actions will speak for themselves. Last but not least is the openness of the studio’s policy. We want to do good and honest business with anyone who believes that storytelling is a powerful tool in influencing people around us towards good. No matter the subject, if the film has indeed something to say, we the people, will find that element in our lives called ‘time,’ to stop whatever we’re doing and listen.”

 

Follow Ave Fenix Pictures at www.avefenixpictures.com

Follow Marius Iliescu at www.mariusiliescu.com

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MIRA KING:AFRO KING SINGER

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However, at the age of 24, in 2017, Mira King decided it was time to go looking for the financial stability that could support the launch of her career. 

Mira king start his an artistic career in 2008 in Portugal Lisbon/Margem sul  quinta do conde, with the staff da kebrada singing and dancing kuduro style, and other dance groups, after the separation of groups such as “Flowboyz between 2014/2015 he ended up with follow his solo career and today he has become one of the Angolan artists with a lot of potential worldwide, his song “Toca Dj” produced by Dj Dotorado Pro has achieved much popularity around Dj’s and dancers such as “sherrie silver” dancer with more than 400k  followers on Instagram, toca dj currently music in the style “AFROBEATS” is on the target of 335,000 views on YouTube, and 13 million on the official dance channel “Petit Afro” and others digital platforms, today the artist is living in London, for a better option in life, he decided to immigrate in search of a fresh start and get other opportunities in the music world. His recent work “Granda Ressaca” is already available.

However, at the age of 24, in 2017, Mira King decided it was time to go looking for the financial stability that could support the launch of her career. That confidence in its potential came when one of its songs was used by the channel “Petit Afro Official” and the video reached more than 13 million views. This feat made him see how much he could achieve.

Now, Mira has released “Granda Ressaca”, produced by D’Cantwo Júnior, which evokes memories of great “weddings” of nightclubs, from a pre-pandemic era. The aim is to bring the audience to the same old-time vibe and get everyone dancing.

The singer’s next steps are to continue to promote the new single, finding a manager who has his artistic vision and who can give continuity and emphasis to what Mira King made alone.

His real Name;  Alberto Ikongo Teta Lando

You can follow him on different platforms

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Multi-skilled artist Vaibhav Palhade drops music album “Gotcha Yeah”

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Multi-skilled artist Vaibhav Palhade drops music album "Gotcha Yeah"

Vaibhav Palhade, a young artist, author, editor, and much much more is born in Maharastra, India, who currently dropped his new music album “Gotcha Yeah ”. The new single includes a solitary melody. The melody is made to create a piece in the soul of the audience and make them sway.
The multifaceted starlet is also an expert novelist, widely known for his book “Saajna Re”.
Vaibhav Palhade started his work as a director of short films, in his debut he created a short film in Marathi “Thodishi Little” at the age of 16. It was made with a spending plan of Rs. 3000, but it didn’t work well. Later he started to assist some Marathi directors. He has worked for various Marathi soap operas as a fellow essayist. One of the notables of his right hand is Chakwa. He then produced the first Varhadi web series titled “Naa Jaane Kyun”. However, it was not appreciated by the audience.


In 2017, he directed a short film titled “I’m Porous” which earned him awards and accolades. So, it ends up being a way for him to get into Tollywood and Bollywood.
He started his production house “Pixerark Studios” in the Vidharbha region taking some social classes associated with the filmmaking process, such as Kishore Bali, Ketki Kshirsagar, Sharayu Tayde, Tukaram Bidkar and Pratham Pimple. Pixerark is currently delivering a short film Varhadi “72 Rupayacha Paus” and “Patra”.
Pixerark is a fully stocked pre- and post-production studio for filmmakers, which provide them with all the facilities they need to produce films.
Coming back on his new album, the new single “Gotcha Yeah” is available on Amazon Music and Spotify. The 23-year-old artist also found out three monthly listeners on the web and media service provider. Go check it out without wasting any time.

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Will You Be Able to Be Happy About Your Life at the Moment of Your Last Breath? – Don Che

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Will You Be Able to Be Happy About Your Life at the Moment of Your Last Breathe? – Don Che

There are two types of people in the world. Individuals who try to create or build something new for the world belongs to one category, while others do not try to do new things or only accept existence. So, what about you?

Today I will introduce you to a famous personality who always tries to create or do something new for the music world. Of course, you do not need to introduce him because you will recognize him as soon as you say his name. It is no more commentary, and today I am going to talk with one of the talented musicians and popular personalities, Don Che. 

Not only as a musician but also as a human, Don Che could lead his life to success. If we wish to achieve anything good, it is difficult to achieve it easily. That is nature. So, he must have faced many obstacles, failures, and sufferings on the way to success in his life.

Anyhow, Don Che, I would like you to raise your voice about your winning journey.

Yes, of course, we should work hard and face many failures and rejections. But we should focus on our ultimate goal because it will boost your energy, especially when you are in trouble.

When it turns to my journey, actually, it is a rollercoaster from the start. I said that is because my journey can be defined as a combination of anticipated successes, foreseen accomplishments and sprinkled with some minor disappointments.

But I am happy to say; I always tried to face all these situations and challenges with a strong and positive mindset.

However, I actually tried to be a man with proper patience for my professional career. Thus, I believe that patience is one of the greatest treatments for some troubles.

Also, I had to give extra energy to maneuver around all the disruptive traps that some people set up. However, do not give up. Fight for your dream!

If we have the best inspiration, it will fuel our ship of success. So, what is your inspiration to achieve where you are right now?

My inspiration comes from my surviving near-death altercations, regardless of the productive ambition and resilience I carry forward. Not only that, as human beings, many peoples categorized some achievements cannot be touched.

So, in my sight, I am joyful to break this opinion.  Because of that, I plan to reach insurmountable achievements as far as I live.

Now any person has to run with the competition. So, what is your opinion about the current market situation? 

The current market is whitewashed and volatile by the people who continue to persecute African American culture.  So, unfortunately, if these people continue to create music that perpetuates the killing of children, addiction to material possessions, etc., anyone cannot avoid the market becoming the tool for increasing the incarceration rates of many young and old African American men and women.

According to the idea of your many fans, Don Che loves original and unique creations. Is that true?

Yes, of course, I believe that duplications cannot ever reach the level of original or unique creations!

My audience is a group of people who listen to real music. So, they know the value of the original. Actually, the sound of duplications is like a nail on a chalkboard to my ear!  

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