Saturday, November 14, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW "STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS"

I had a early screening of the movie and even though there were a LOT of nostalgic moments seeing things from previous films, J. J. Abrams did nothing else to impress me. 

The continual problem he has with back story development and giving characters historic depth. Like previous movies and TV shows before, all directed by Abrams; like Lost, Super 8, Star Trek and stuff like that, SWTFA had crammy character development, a weak story line and an ending that just ran out of gas, BUT left things wide open for sequels. So I expect him to blame tons of the film on his writers. I liked the crummy "pick up a lightsaber and suddenly knows how to use it like a Jedi" moment. 

However, there was a sensational opening sequence with action that caught me by complete surpise, the same energy I felt during the train crash in Super 8; then after that, the movie seemed to just sputter until certain "fragments of danger" led the actors to previous characters of SW films. Make no mistake, Abrams wrote most of the crap that develops throughout the film and without the nostalgic "iconic" tools from previous films, this movie would have never worked. There are some really bad parts of the film that defy explanation for being put into script, but there had to be a tie-in somewhere; I would like you to ponder the ruins in Pearl Harbor and your son asking you if the bombings "really happened" or add that to the September 11 bombings. The idea might have worked IF the story took place a few generations down the road...but this IS a Abrams film, so expect to see holes in the film. 

SW fans will love the film and the justification of seeing another film in the saga in our generation, but true SciFi lovers will see past ALL of the CGI and ALL of the cliche "bad 1980s script writing" to keep things in line with Episodes 4-6. ☆☆☆ [3 of 5]

Monday, October 5, 2015

DIRECTORS HUMOR...



Having a little time between projects, David sets out to make a video statement about the Houston Texans.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

STUDIO RELEASES NEW E-MAGAZINE - FALL PREVIEW!

It seems like years ago that Claire first stepped in front of the camera and played her short role in "The Secret of Angelika5"...as a matter of fact, it was. Since then she has become an award winning theater actor and participated in high school plays and theater shows, and fairly recently she has turned to a short stint in modeling, where she has received great reviews on her "classic" work, modeling in 1920's attire.

Recently with the studio, she has agreed to replay her role of "Ariel" in the ANGELIKA5 Movie and the lead role in CLOCKPEOPLE, both of which are currently in production. She is also set to have a cameo in the up and coming BIONICA web series [with Dru Marie Rovito] in the highly anticipated first episode, set for release this winter. Claire has grown a ton in her acting prowess over the past few years and is sure to get the attention of local film makers with her performances on camera.

And if you think that these updates are all of what to expect of this new young studio starlet, think again. She is currently in training for a special video, planned for release before October 31st!

If you feel you are missing out on all of the excitement and news, you probably are. You can change that by being a subscriber to the hottest e-magazine in Texas. Each page has dazzling photos of your favorite actor, actress, and model; with liner notes from each individual taken during the video production.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

ANGELIKA5 MOVIE IS A GO!

The studio released news this morning at the studio website, that production on "ANGELIKA5-The Movie" [TSOA5] has now officially started. Even though some of the scenes in the film have been under production for the last year and a half, the actual production to the feature films remaining scenes has just now officially began to tape in front of the camera.

The series creator/producer/director, David Quintana, said that the production of the feature film going from web-series to a series finale "es'special" had to take a little time to prepare and to form into a cohesive idea to send all of the five years of hard work of a tremendously talented cast, into one heart punching end which was well deserved of a five-year Indie web series production. Not only would it make the core group of the cast happy, but it would also give the loyal fans who've watched the series from the start, and still left with so many questions about some of the mysterious happenings during its run, get the answers they deserve.
It is said that David worked on scripting the series finale for the TSOA5 movie for over a year, making hundreds of changes, all in an attempt to cover all of the questions which were raised during the run of the web series. Most of the web series was written at the Lightsey Ranch in Montgomery, Texas, where David would sit on the properties pier and write out footnotes for each episode. They were later expanded in a special screenplay format used for producing 20 minute episodes. His formula was derived from working on previous web series and learning the intricate skill of timing episodes.
                                   
"Many of the episodes were either written as two-parters or four-part story arcs which were cut up into three to four or six to eight segmented episodes each month." says David. "Fans that were new to the show couldn't figure out the format and has to accept the story lines presented which left many holes in the plot, unless they replayed three or four episodes in a row. Most of the show's true understanding was achieved when we posted all of the episodes online for easy viewing. Fans would spend an entire weekend watching all of the episodes in one huge shot, absorbing the twist and turns, and they learned about the stories plots and where we were going with everything."
David says that the studio was producing five episodes of work each month and releasing new episodes every two weeks. Much of the time, the actors didn't know what to expect during each new episode; as sometimes weeks to even a month had passed before specific episodes launched on the web.

Brittany Clark led the cast on every episode for four seasons as Angelika McAdams, a young teen who was suffering from memory loss and possible brain seizures which encompassed her on occasion. Her mental injuries were due to an accident in her youth which apparently took the life of her mother; all well presented in the series during the first two seasons. Clark auditioned for the lead role in late 2008, beating out a long list of applicants for the part. Starting off as a 13 year old, fans of the series watched her grow into a well established actress and leading young lady.

"Brittany's doll-like features and thin body were the deciding factor in her winning the role. Everyone was happy and later on in the first season, she befriended her co-star Angelica Grayson, who plays Brianna Fuller on the set and both are now life-long friends", David says. "These two young actors brought a lot of energy to the series both in front of the camera and behind it. They always presented a professional atmosphere both on the show and in their personal lives, which was driven forth by both of them naturally."
One of the biggest bragging points of the show's production was the deep seeded cast who committed to the series for over five years. Through thick and thin the cast worked away at the series, chipping away at the creators script, ever so slowly developing the story line to a world-wide fan base. Each episode told a dramatic story with little SciFi special effects, but with an entirely excited crew behind the camera.

"During the production of episodes, Saira Ramos was always the one actress to call and ask about when her parts in the show were going to post" David recalls. "She was excited to be part of the series from the very start, often helping the crew behind the scenes when she wasn't traveling all over the U.S. investing her off time with being an assistant at comicbook conventions. However, after the first three episodes, her excitement for her part seem to blossom even more when she began to realize that her characters wardrobe often presented either a prosperous evolution in learning or the death or danger of a moment. Saira always remained positive that her part in the show would grow."
And why not, for the first three seasons in the series Saira had a role in each episode as "Ms. Rachael", a time traveling messenger [and Harbinger] who seemed to assist the character of Angelika through some life-altering, tough challenges in her young life. The reason for Ms. Rachael "assisting" Angelika seemed to surface as riddles throughout the show's run, even though many of the riddles were answered by each episodes end, the message was clear that the events of Angelika's path were leading a more surreal experience.

W
here the series seemed truly to bloom with mature talent, was the instant starting point of stardom for Maque Garcia, who portrayed "Holly", Angelika's mother and the small town doctor and psychologist. Maque's popularity grew after season two, when she broke out into Neuvo Television as Houston's Weather Girl, the go-to commercial actress, and also Houston's local restaurant interviewer on the local Latin news network.

Within the studio, Maque has become the staple of modeling within the photography range of David. "Maque is elegant and majestic, more than any model I have ever worked with. She is also my good friend and we've worked on a ton of side projects which have helped elevate her career on television", David said. "Her addition to the series was a little accidental, but one of the best decisions I ever made to approve into the show."

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o with four strong leading ladies, what can fans expect from the series finale? David says that most of the original case members noted above and additional co-stars like Mary KingEddie Enriquez, the late Alan Berkowitz, and Ellen Falterman will also be part of the film. But the door has been opened to new actors who will take part in the film and present the remaining plot lines of the show.

The production is expected to film scenes all over the state of Texas; covering the vast landscapes and deserts of the southern state. David says that most of the first and second season episodes were written to present scenes in west Texas, but with the series being a low budget show, it limited any chance of taking the production on the road. However, with a new line of interest from Europe the series film is expect to present the full story as it was intended to be in the early scripts of the show.

David added that fans of the series should expect to be blown away by a dramatic Sci-Fi presentation, and what he also hopes will be an emotional end to a fantastic five-year journey of friends who stuck it out to the end. He also added that production updates to the finale will not be posted online or on the series Facebook page, as studio policies have changed over the last four years. As of now, no release date for the film has been set, projected or discussed. We will keep you updated.

Kelly Bliechner
(Contributing Writer)

Friday, May 29, 2015

STUDIO RELEASES NEW E-MAGAZINE - WITCH HUNT TEXAS STYLE!

This is an editorial by David Quintana & is to be considered as "liner notes" for future reference; for openly sharing his opinion to the subscribers of this e-magazine. His opinion is not the opinion of the cast and crew who work with him on his film projects.
I have followed the progress of this Indie Film Scene project, more especially  the falling out between some of the cast, crew, and the projects creator & director, Ramiro Avendano, since December of 2014. I have become perplexed learning that the director has been bashed and fiercely character assassinated so openly by a handful of would-be supporters, who once staked a lot of hope on this project to launch their "acting careers", in the small world of Independent films and then turned their complaints in to the local press to help them on their quest to ruin one mans dream.

Were the attacks becoming more personal [than biased] as time ensued, all because the people didn't get the answers they wanted and the instant fame they thought that might ensue, which never came?...your damn straight! I entered an opinion on a cast members blog here. At first, I was furious at all of the allegations being made against Avendano, and even made mention that many "studios" have heralded a lot of the same attention in the Houston Film Scene; most of which always claim network deals, big budgets, and of course, instant fame if Indie actors join their projects. Don't even get me started on talking about "Katy Nation"...the film that has been hyped for over five years...and whoah boy, do I mean HYPED by some of the "right people" who are part of the "right group" in town. Within the Houston film scene it's proven to be the mainstay on which project is "legit" or just another "amateur attempt".

Not forgetting to mention the countless other local Houston movie "directors" and "professional" photographers who have gotten a little ass on the side by promising delusions of grandeur with a part in a short film or a glamorous photo shoot. As for San Antonio's "Zombie Reign" [ZR]- and IMO, why was Avendano singled out?...well, he had a good thing going and someone noticed he was Latino, so they singled his ass out for getting a LOT of attention and not knowing what to do with it. The only problem is when it came down to telling the truth, Avendano chose not to do that and decided to embellish his dream by adding details that had no substantiation; all in a dire attempt to keep his supporters around for a little bit longer. I'm not saying that I approve of Avendano's methods, but this happens all the time in local Independent film making, and if some director in your area claims that this never happens locally, then their a big part of the problem that arises from time-to-time in your area. Everyone KNOWS it happens, many choose to just look the other way and deny it happened within their "prestigious" project.

To prove my point and much to my chagrin, the San Antonio Current received information from one Ralph Lopez who claimed that a legitimate film, especially one with a million dollar budget, requires "booking craft services" and "booking hotels" for out-of-town talent...hold on a second...this was an Indie film scene production!...absolutely no one in the article ever claimed to see evidence of a real budget nor did anyone ever claim that Avendano say he had a million dollar check in hand. He did claim that he had traveled to another studio, out of state - true...that he met with executives of that studio - true...and that a deal was discussed to work together on ZR and other possible projects - also true. But then Avendano added that there were talks about possibly investing millions to ZR, that was not true at all; especially after everyone saw this guy filming trailers with iPads. But was Avendano sure that something might spring out of the meeting? - Yes. And even though two actors had received a contract through Avendano, there was never a check passed between anyone, so any promise within the contract for pay was null and void until the check was written and then cashed by the actors.

Was there a lot of HOPE that things would pan out with ZR?...yeah. With the project now running as a pipe dream for over five-years, were some of the long running cast mates starting to become irritated with Avendano's stories of possible success?...hell yes! A handful of local "professionals" were seeing signs of a delusional film production and it only took five years to sink in; kind of sad in a way, especially since no formal film making equipment was ever seen on set or anywhere within Avendano's possession.

One of the allegations that arose was that Avendano wanted a love interest for his film and that he took things too far in scripted make-out scenes...hold on a second!...he was the director, wasn't he? It was his call to make and how he wanted to do things. The article even states that one eye-witness, Gigi P. Hudnell, stated that she admired Avendano's "diligence as a director and screenwriter despite his lack of experience". I'm sure if she saw it that way, then everyone else should have too; even those who eventually jumped on the bandwagon to bring down the production so viciously. 

So, why was this handful of amateur actors and crew bitching? Were they promised something at the beginning that never came into fruition or was there something else that came into view of their hope of ZR panning out that changed everything? Well to answer that, only one guy ever stated that he witnessed Avendano stealing tips but was never turned in to the police; so that is all null and void. The same witness never stated that he witnessed Avendano stealing from other actors and crew; so, some holes were already on the surface from his statement. This witness had an opinion, but that doesn't mean that Avendano is a bad man. Already the witnesses own integrity is in question over witnessing the "stealing tips" crime and not ever saying anything about it to law enforcement, but he was brazen enough to make the claim to the San Antonio Current? The truth of having credible witnesses making claims against the ZR director were very poor.

What the San Antonio Current failed to do was seek out other film projects that had faltered over smaller, yet similar circumstances, zeroing down on a little nasty thing known in Indie film circles as "Film Scene Drama" or "momma drama" as it is more identified as. Lord knows I had my share of having to deal with Houston actors who wanted to join my projects only for instant fame, to make a quick buck, or claim that they had been personally screwed over in some weird, diabolical way. But in this small film world of drama intrigue, there is always that hope that one project will launch upward and keep to it's promoted and promised hype. Hype that comes from an idea that may have been taken too-far in pre-production.

More questions to ponder; did everyone have a dream coming to this project?....yes. Even though the actors training was crappy, did actors receive training as promised by the director?...yes. Is Avendano at fault for failing to complete the film?...well, since he hadn't even started production and the entire feature still needed a budget to bring it together even though he may have drug things out a little longer than he wanted to, No. There was never any mention that Avendano took "large sums" of money from anyone, save being a schmuck, who once in a while took cash from tips at local restaurants and THAT is a real crime to note in The Current while slandering a guy, right? So, The Current takes statements from people without having any proof? Well, they surely didn't do a credibility check on some of the witnesses who made some hardened claims against the ZR Director. Where are the arrest records, the video evidence? - no where. Does the San Anotonio Current just post statements going by some guys word, especially from someone who probably feels like he got screwed over by Avendano?

In Houston, the film scene has openly supported Dead Beat Parents, known felons, film cliques who participated in drug & alcohol filled sets around under-aged actors, participated in projects with world-known porn stars, promoted fund raisers for film project ideas stolen from other studios, and have openly attempted to destroy lesser film projects which threatened the "infrastructure" of art which was being developed by lesser talented directors. Again, every city and town that has a "film scene" has many of these issues, but rarely is the local news agency [like San Antonio's Current] are used to bash on only one director involved in some local momma drama, this time apparently because he was Latino and planned on kissing up on Caucasian actresses in his movie...there is no other explanation.

The fault with Advendano's project came from those people who were on the set as "glorified extras" with extremely small roles, who didn't get any more attention than they wanted. It's obvious to me that one clown, Tim Miller, a local writer of 'horror' [and I use that term loosely] was apparently in it only for the money and the glory. After he started questioning Avendano's handling of the project, he wrote a blog and bitched openly. He got some people to listen to him and he got a hard-on to start an inner riot over his unsubstantiated claim. He's written a book about his experience on the film project and is charging people to read copies of his "Memoirs" over the calamity of working on Zombie Reign, as a comedy which bashes the director openly. And did The Current make mention of that during their in-depth investigation?...No

Cute and written in kid-style 'sand script', but otherwise as expected from an ass-clown wanting to get his own glorification of slandering someone who didn't pan out to be as 'talented' as Avendano was. His books provide a little insight that Miller uses gorgeous women on his covers, all are Caucasian women who are tied up and bloodied, but what is never seen in photos are those models hugging up or kissing on Miller. It makes me wonder if Miller is a little jealous that Avendano gets to smooch with his co-stars on camera. Miller made it his own personal war to shut down Avendano and his supporters from making any progress or attempt with progressing with Zombie Reign, declaring on his Facebook page that they "nailed the coffin shut" by having the SA Current write a feature about the five-years the film has never been worked on, how many people like Miller were "used" and "misled" and how Avendano should be taken to court and sued. 

I don't know Timmy-Boy, there's a lot of promo video for ZR out there. Promo video that could have been used as pitch material; no matter if the work was shot on iPhones, iPads, or handicam video. Even the The Current advised that most film projects rent cameras AFTER they have cemented a budget through investors and even Miller agreed that Avendano was never able to solidify investors to the project. Miller went as far to state that "no film was ever made?", claiming that, according to his opinion, most of the scripts were based off of an infamous television show and that Avendano re-used some of their promo ads to promote ZR. If that is true, then the idea of ZR would fall under the genre of "fan productions" and I am sure there is no law against using images from other professional projects to support a promo; especially when Star Trek fans do it all the time in their projects and openly on the web too - and there are other projects out there that do the same!

The part that really makes me chuckle, is the note that there are some people considering taking action against Avendano in a lawsuit. FOR WHAT!?...I wonder what the charges will be? Excessive kissing of a Caucasian female actor? Not sharing in the kissing scene with a Caucasian female actor during screenplay? Not setting up catering services or hotel rooms for glorified amateur extras? Diabolical intrigue of trying to make a film without a budget? Excessive bragging about having a million dollar production? The use of plagiarized promotional ads? Illegal unwanted sharing of success with people who are in a film scene who want equal status over nothing? For creating a scam where NO other Indie film has EVER tried to scam someone before?...All of those claims sound silly and guess what, they are. There was no crime perpetrated by Avendano, there was just a bunch of self-absorbed idiots who had a taste of the warped world of the Independent film scene...if you can't stand a little drama in your life, just leave quietly and don't come back! Sad I know, but for many amateur actors and extras, it's a hard pill to swallow.

Well anyways, if you're in the short film scene you have to expect some drama and this new e-magazine is dedicated to telling the whole story with elements of the inside story concerning the San Antonio based project. I made sure that there were cuts and excepts from various sources in San Antonio who supported Avendano, and of course, those who bashed the living crap out of him. I'm not completely supporting the director of this project, nor am I bashing him, but the SA Current should have put all of the eggs in one little basket and not just the witch hunt against one man, his project, and the studio crew who still support the dream. I tried to contact the director for his point of view, but he would not return my calls. I'd rather do a video interview with the Avendano, so he can get the word and feelings out like he'd wish to and without edits. Read the articles and enjoy the ride...that's all I can say.


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The studio E-Magazine is dedicated to largely presenting actors and news for the South-East Texas region, their opinions, and their attributes to film projects which have either been produced by Q Storm Productions or critiqued and reviewed by the studio.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CLOCKPEOPLE RE-SURFACES!

Just when you think the excitement level is at a calm mellow level, a spark of excitement drops onto a tank of extreme-indulgence, just waiting to ignite into something special catches fire amongst our long line of fans!
A little over three years ago, the studio set out to produce a short film to propel the list of studio projects to the next level.  The script was written in advance and the ideas were sold to two actresses who would work on the film in secret, planned for a 14 day shoot.
Clockpeople is a short film about a teenaged girl who is frequently visited by the ghost of her now dead sister, whose page in life was torn away by an unexplained death. The production was put on hold shortly after filming began so the studio could focus efforts on providing service to a possible Ghosties II film, shortly after the success of Ghosties started to take root.

Just this past week, the video surfaced on the internet, thanks to a request of an actresses parent who never got a chance to see the initial work to the short film before it was shelved; and from there it's anyone's guess how the video surfaced on the internet for free viewing.

Clockpeople seemed to have caught the eye of several film critic in Texas who have given the film a strong nod in commending the cinematic presence of the videography and the astute performances of two new actresses in the short films emotional mix of scenery and storytelling. Most of the short film is shot out doors and in direct sunlight. The latter parts of the film were shot indoors and during in the evening hours.

The short film stars a young Jessica Yanker; long time actress in The Secret of Angelika5; portraying Sabrina in seasons 3 to 4 and who performed a brilliant cameo in Ghosties - A Witches Spell. David Quintana [studio CEO] described that, at the time, Yanker as an upstart actress who had a lot of potential in film. She studied well and followed direction like a true professional. Her presence in Clockpeople was planned to give the viewer the right seal in looking at the events which transpired from the characters point of view.

Portraying the younger sister is one Anayancia Anguiano, who plays the now deceased older sister. The end of the short film becomes a creepier presentation and certainly leaves the viewer with many questions as to why a creepy dream sequence may have ensued after the films vibrant and soft beginning.

Shot in High Definition video and 5.1 Surround Sound Stereo, the short film presents a casual stroll through Anderson, Texas, where production to the film was starting to take shape. The musical tracks were arranged by Houston's own Snowflake and Connecticut's Randall Behan of Crying Elf Studios.
The official release of the Clockpeople video and/or any news of a possible extended production has not been released by the studio.

Kellie Bleichner
[Contributing Writer]

Saturday, May 16, 2015

INTRODUCING THE COLEMAN BROTHERS

Either you like them, or you don't, or you've never heard of them. But anyone who listens to the Coleman Brothers work will instantly be taken to listening the entire album just get a feel of what these guys bring to the country music genre. They write with a lot of heart, but they also perform live as impressively and flawlessly as they do on their studio albums. Folks, thats the truth!

I may be a little partial towards the Coleman's as I worked their cover photos and promotional ads for a couple of years; that was due to being in both the studio and on stage with the boys on more many occasions. Watching these guys work from skipping around lyrics to performing work in their studio was such an awe inspiring time during the release of their second and third studio albums. 

I was so greatly impressed with their work, I helped with designing and creating some eye catching covers for their upcoming CDs. The brothers were impressed and their work seemed to match my style of work; I wanted to capture things in a gritty format, as their history had a lot of grit to sell to their fans in music.

They've talked the talk, walked the walk, worked with some of the best artists in town, and even backed up big country acts like Larry Butler and Willie Nelson. Their music has been pure country, progressive at times, but in the face of most of their fans, they've remained true to country music, even releasing a fourth album entitled "Keeping It Real".
I met the Coleman Brothers in 2009 after being introduced through several prominent contacts in Montgomery, Texas. Our meeting led to a great friendship and the production of three music videos, all of which were received well by their fans, especially the video release of "Down By The Fishing Hole". There was always a bit of pride in their work and I made sure we captured the feel in the video by hiring three lovely ladies, who just happened to love going fishing...what luck, huh?

Well, the rest is as they say...history. Just the other night I listened to the Coleman's perform live at the Cactus Lounge in Willis, Texas and they still had the power and raw talent in their live performance, sounding very much like the tracks on the CDs I purchased long ago. The boys are still as approachable as listening and liking their music. They mingle with their fans during their breaks and people are genuinely touched by their approach.

If you get a chance to see the Coleman's perform in your area, I highly recommend you get out there and take a listen to them live. Then, buy their CDs or their tracks. Their music can be found at Reverbnation and their management can be contacted there as well.

They've continued to press forward, even through some tough times. Through heartache and personal loss, the Coleman's are still out there, doing what they love to do best...performing live. And I wish them the best of luck in all that they do.

David Quintana

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

STUDIO RELEASES NEW E-MAGAZINE - SUMMER PREVIEW!


The studios vaunted Award Winning E-Magazine releases the newest and sexiest issue for early summer, presenting the lovely Maque Garcia on the cover! So you can expect to see professional quality photography, inside information, actors liner notes during film productions, and inside information on upcoming projects and photoshoots.

Maque has worked with Q Storm Productions for over five-years, worked on many projects but also has a growing career on Spanish television either promoting the local Houston weather, traffic, or interviewing local restaurants on the Neuvo and Azteca Television Networks.

Her success comes from hard work, determination, and a spark to be in front of some of the best camera lenses in the Houston area, partaking in sexy and remarkable photoshoots. She has worked for a small percentage of the best photographers in town and has supported the local community through producing her own calendar to support the local fire departments. Who knows what she has planned for 2015, but we are sure she will amaze everyone with all of her new endeavors.

Recently, her best work has been on the big screen, partaking in several short films and web series with the studio, where she has a large fan following in Mexico who frequent the studios line of web pages and Facebook promo sites to preview her work. Her fans are well aware of her upcoming Latin film projects which are sure to  give her an edge in breaking out in the mainstream Latin movie genre.

In this new issue, Maque went out of her way to present one of the best sexy and sultry photo shoots for her fans. She produced an outstanding layout and fan poster to welcome readers to her sensual look and appeal to keep her fans wanting more.

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The studio E-Magazine is dedicated to largely presenting actors and news for the South-East Texas region, their opinions, and their attributes to film projects which have either been produced by Q Storm Productions or critiqued and reviewed by the studio.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

STUDIO RELEASES NEW E-MAGAZINE - SPRING EDITION!


Spring is here and the studio didn't miss a beat by producing a new and exciting issue of the infamous, award winning studio E-magazine! Gracing the cover is studio veteran, Saira Ramos, whose remarkable work on The Secret of ANGELIKA5, boosted her confidence in performing and gave her the confidence to seek roles which would better test her abilities.

Beautiful and talented, Ms. Ramos took bolt steps to land the role of Commander Kajol in the studios highly anticipated web series release of STAR TREK MINOTAUR. Coming off of a six-month shooting schedule for both MINOTAUR and BIONICA, the actress took time to answer a few questions and provide liner notes for the time she has spent with the studio during each video shoot.

"Going from wigs and pointed ears in one project to glasses and long hair in another has been quite a ride." said Ramos. "It's been a lot of fun, but also a lot of hard work. We have a great team of people putting things together and makin' it happen all the time."

The secrecy of each project in production has not been an issue for the veteran actress to handle. Ms. Ramos has been hot and heavy in the comic book convention circuit, making a ton of great contacts for her professional career. Her acting side has a lot to strive for she added. 

"I get asked about everything that I do on my off time, all the time" added Ramos. "I keep strictly to business, tho. When I work the circuit, the conventions are about getting all of the attention for my clients and not what I'm doing on my own personal time."

Ms. Ramos will have a large part in MINOTAUR and an even larger part in the BIONICA series with Dru Marie, both projects set for release later this year. Ramos stated that the BIONICA series is definitely on target and will reflect the wishes and dreams of the most hardened Bionic Woman fan.

"I assure everyone out there that David has a great script and sticks to the formula used on television throughout the Bionic Woman's run" Ramos stated.
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

PODCAST WITH TREKKIES IS A HIT!


It took a while, but going through the entire video of David's most recent online PodCast interview took several days to transcribe into a blog was tedious work, but we accomplished the task so many of our blog followers could read David's answers to some intriguing questions brought forth by online Trekkies. 

So without further delay, here is the scripted version of ST-MINOTAURs most recent Q&A. [Keep in mind that David typed in some dialog to clear up his answers for fans who didn't attend the PodCast]

[1] What was the inspiration for writing and creating ST-Minotaur?

In 2008 after we wrapped Star Trek Beyond in New England, I can honestly admit that Minotaur was ringing in my head. We had accomplished so much with STB that I feel that at the end of the series we had just nailed the format we were looking for. Later that year, I was moving down to Texas and during the whole drive the entire first premise of the series took shape. But landing in Houston two days later, I wasn't sure how I was going to get it done, or who was going to help me put sets to the entire production together.

The series has actually had three different plots that were all good for the series and all of them had to do with time travel, but when we started to design certain aspects of the ship, the crew, and the mission, everything changed. We made some mad changes in just the Captain's part alone, and the biggest mistake we made was trying to cast an actor for the role of the Captain before we had a completed script.

In the end, I decided to simplify the plot and scripts for the sake of the cast. We weren't sure who was going to be cast as who, so I decided to spice things up by making mostly every senior character in the series not human, mostly all female, and putting an alien in charge. After that, the final solution for writing the first script came easy.

[2] What is the actual plot of the show?
Shortly after the Battle at Sector 001 on Stardate: 50893.5, as mentioned in "ST-First Contact" the Borg were observed traveling into Earth's past using a Time Vortex to alter the projection of their course to a distant Earth. With the interference of the Borgs plan by the crew of the USS Enterprise, they were successful in restoring any damage to the Quantum time line during the event. But the question of this event fell under the speculation of a Romulan Tal'Shiar General who suggested that the events by the Borg were not just a trip "into time", but suggested that it could have also been a trip into an alternate universe or an inter-dimensional journey of sorts.

The Borgs use of Chronometric emissions for time travel was a first in recorded history by any ship's in the vaunted Federation fleets who had confronted the Borg, and Starfleet began to theorize that the event at the Battle of Sector 001 could have been a testing ground by the Borg to change their tactics in assimilating all man-kind and sentient's in the Alpha Quadrant. The theory brought great consideration to the feuding empires in the Alpha Quadrant to unilaterally combine their science industries to study the issue at hand further.

By Stardate: 56998.3, the Romulan and Cardassian Empires joined the Federation in an "Alliance of Free Worlds", and a year later a Borg Sphere was captured intact during a skirmish in the Gamma Quadrant. The Borg ship contained a Chronometric Generator and new warp core which had never been seen before. The data banks also contained scans from neighboring systems which were marked with Stardates 400 and 500 years in the past and included evidence of assimilating lifeforms from many trips in the past and from inter-dimensional visits.

The Alliance constructed the USS MINOTAUR in order to investigate and study the Borg's movements through time and space; recognize the Borg's need to jump into the inter-dimensional planes of existence, and report their findings to the Alliance. The Borg ship's core, data banks, many function systems and Chronometric Drive were housed into the MINOTAUR to help guide the ship safely in their reconnaissance mission and cloak their movements from surrounding Borg vessels.

Captain Escher, a known specialist in the field of Quantum "Space Time" Continuity studies, leads the ship as Captain. Her crew was hand picked to complete their mission. These are the voyages of the Starship MINOTAUR.

[3] You constantly say that you plan to separate your work from the rest of the ST fan productions on the web. How exactly are you going to do so differently?
Good question. I often feel that my opinion is always taken with a gallon of vinegar. A few years ago I stated that fan productions were all doing the same thing; using the same bridge, going to the old uniforms, and everyone wanting to extend the original series with actors pretending to be Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones, etc. Soon after that, people misquoted me and stated that I didn't fully support these projects, and I was like, "Who fucking cares?"

I am not the authority on Star Trek, nor do I pretend to be either. What I had said is that I would design the show in accordance with Gene Roddenbery's ST Universe and make some changes that I felt would have occurred 160 years after Star Trek Voyager; hence, the same time frame that STB occurred in. Since no one else has done so, I thought it was a great time to make the statement that "I was going to do something that would separate my work from everyone else."

Even now, I feel like I haven't answered your question accordingly. If I haven't, I am sorry. But to get another reaction from a different set of answers, I will tell you that we WILL have a lot of the same tools in the show; we WILL have a starship, we WILL wear Star Trek type uniforms, we WILL have Trek jargon and we WILL have nicknames for certain characters.

[4] Why was Europe given the first look at all of your trailers and promotional ads?
We have a lot of fans in Europe and in the Ukraine. I'm not 100% completely sure why, but I like to feed them the first glimpses and see their reactions through comments and emails. In 2004, I was stationed in Vaihingen, Germany and I made a lot of contacts with the film community there. They have been super supportive of our ideas, have followed my work on the web since 2006, and I just think I owe it to them for their Internet network, for constantly expanding our fan base.

[5]  Can you break down the crew for us?
It is my opinion that the crew of the MINOTAUR are the most logical and diverse crew in the Star Trek Universe, after ST-Voyager of course. 

The Captain is an Andorian Science Officer; a female named, Captain Escher. She's aggressive, intelligent, abrasive against humans, doesn't like Vulcan's, but most importantly, is a survivor. She has no back up, but she has a great team of officers who have been in "the shit" a long time. And what I mean by "the shit" is that they've all worked together through some very difficult times and have survived by the skin of their teeth. He has a bad reputation on the Klingon home world and a nickname that gets brought up in the show. No one doubts her abilities and she takes shit from no one else.

The First Officer is a Vulcan Science Officer; a female named, Commander Ka'Jol. She's an intelligent, logical, unemotional bitch who has contempt for working with humans. She's worked with the Captain a long time on MINOTAUR, and she assesses every situation concerning the Prime Directive, as her top field in science is all about the space time continuum, and she has to constantly assert the Captain's decision whether save a world or not. She is no Spock, but if you can remember episodes where Spock came off as a "dick in charge", that is her role in the ship.

The Medical Officer is a Human female named, Commander Milano or "Ivy". Nothing like any doctor you have seen in any ST show. She is sexy, Italian-Spanish, loves to drink wine, and has a cat-like canter that gets her out of trouble all the time. She is a terrific side-kick for the Captain and there is a suggestion that they met a long time ago at the academy and used to put a drink on and partied all the time. Whether they still do now is only a speculation between the officers and the crew.

The Tactical Officer is a Romulan Tal'Shiar Agent, by the name of Lieutenant B'Houk [or Book]. In top shape, this guy virtually kicks ass and is someone you want next to you when the shit hits the fan. Whether he spies against the crew is never told, but he loves to go on Away Team missions and see the sights. We had a hard time casting for this part, as the role requires this character to be physically fit and a good looking guy.
The Engineer is a Human-Alien Hybrid called "The Spore". His name is Lieutenant Riggs. This guy knows his shit as an Engineer, but his world was turned upside down when he found out he was actually an alien-hybrid, from a species who were sent out into space to spawn new technologies on "lower life form" civilizations. He has a lot to learn about being a "Spore", and it will be fun learning about him during the shows run.

 
In recognition of Roddenberry's taste to inspire our youth, the youngest member of the crew is a Human-Romulan Science Officer, Ensign Jadrian Quest. She, of course, is the carry-over character and future Captain of the ASV PRECIPICE from Star Trek Beyond. This little woman knows a lot about the space time continuum, more in the realm of alternate realities & dimensions. She uses the ship's Astronomics Bay as a library and catalogs all of the ship's missions into history, and sometimes, the future.



And the final character of the show is the MINOTAUR, a Federation/Romulan Bellerophon Class Deep Space Science Vessel with the ability to fold space, use time vortex's, and shift into different dimensions using a Chronometric Drive to propel the ship into a vast web of the space time continuum that no one could conceive actually existed and can be accessed so easily by the ship. She has some new weapons systems which were solely designed to get her out of harms way, but in the end its all about what kind of Captain leads the ship and its crew.

[6] Be honest, are you a Star Trek nerd or Trekkie? Why did you choose to waste your time on this crap?
I've worked on many projects in the past years that had absolutely nothing to do with Star Trek. But I do find that writing scripts and plots for Star Trek come easily to me. I don't own or wear any type of Star Trek garb, but I have bought models and such to inspire me in my writings. 

On the database of my computer and various hard drives I've written a little over 300 original scripts for Star Trek episodes in about ten years. Some I am very proud of, others I wish I had never written. But none the less, I know of no other science fiction writer who has spent so much time writing shows for Star Trek that either submitted or didn't for any show.

Just a year ago, I began writing scripts for an extension of Quantum Leap. I really dig Sci-Fi shows that call for time travel; I'm kind of an expert in the field since most of my curriculum in college was based on physics and philosophy...I know, crazy shit.

But I don't think I'm wasting my time. You're intrigued to hear me answer your question and I write all of this "crap" during my off time.

[7] Didn't you illustrate comics for a time? Why did you stop? Wouldn't it be easier to just draw a new series instead of film it?

Whoah, slow down! One question at a time, please!

Yes, I was a cartoonist for an underground comic book in the early to mid 90s. I wrote scripts and designed characters for a series called "Deadly Force" and I had a lot of fun doing it. But I get more fun watching the ideas in my head come out on video through the use of live actors. I know that I am still limited to what I can do, due to limited budgets, but I have a lot of fun and that is what it's all about.

Now, if I had the budget I truly wanted, I would make some awesome movies concerning the comic book characters and stories I designed so many years ago.

I guess it's fate.

[8] Why didn't you just reboot your own material and re-do ST-Beyond?
Honestly, I really tried. The problem is, I had this phenomenal actress, Bernice Tremblay, who played Captain Quest on the series in New England and I could never see anyone else playing the mature role of her in the series.

[9] What is the plan for Minotaur? How long do you expect it to run?
I'd like the series to run for a couple of years and possibly make 25 to 30 episodes in that time. However, with the way things are running just to make the 2-hour premiere, it looks more like seven episodes a year; if we don't get serious backing from investors, maybe even fewer than that.

I've had to slow down production due solely to the fact that I want to stick to the scripted ideas that I know will make the series more exciting for others to follow. The cast is ready to get up and go, but the CGI has been really tough to narrow down on. I don't want to use a lot of green or blue screen effects, so we've been making things by hand, building stuff like sets on our off time. It's time consuming.

[10] Are you hoping a network notices your efforts on the series?
Definitely not. As a realist, I know that in order to make it into the "big time", that you have to have an "in" in the business. This is strictly for fun and entertainment.