Friday, October 31, 2008


DILIM is an IAFT student film directed by Chino, shot as his thesis film. It will be showing at the end of next term (about 9 weeks from now). Plot synopsis: Two American soldiers befriend a Filipino soldier and find themselves invited for dinner - a dinner for cannibals. The protagonist, played by James Farrel, finds himself a prisoner of the cannibals as they attempt to convert him to cannibalism. Yum! Pass the sausages :-)

This doll was a prop in the film and had the freakiest eyes you've ever seen!

This is the interior and exterior of the house we shot at.

photography by Joel Gana and

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween at Tiki!

Halloween fun at Tiki Bar! Goodtimes. Oh yeah!

Fashion TV - Tamie & Cathal

Tamie Tran models for Cathal Twomey in this Fashion TV presentation. There is much talent and versatility at Bigfoot Entertainment, and Cathal is no exception. He is a photographer both above and below the water, and does underwater safety between training the models and body-doubles to dive.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Deep Gold behind the scenes

As our new film "Tears from Afar" begins many of our behind the scenes sequences for the DVD release of "Deep Gold" are being edited together by Behind-the-scenes producer Sujay Duhake. In the sequence above, the crew discusses complexities involved with shooting actress Bebe Pham in an underwater air pocket and simulating a plane sunk deep beneath the sea.
Shooting underwater is a seemingly simple task in which Murphy's law is the only law. In an average scene where 2 talent are under the water, usually 2 safety divers and an underwater camera are hiding just out of frame. The Red camera has its own housing for shooting below the surface and the dive tank about Bigfoot Entertainment is equipped to enable (dry) shooting through its windows.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Magic of Tiki

Tiki bar is a multi-faceted supplement to our working environment here at Bigfoot Entertainment and the International Academy of Film and Television. With its bar, barbecue and comfort rooms (as they are called on these islands) it is the ultimate after work winding-down destination. Tiki bar is also where the de facto creativity takes place and ideas are born, in the chillaxed resorty lawn chairs of the Bigfoot backyard. Can you dig it?

Beware of too much tiki:

photography by

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fashion TV - Destination Singapore

Bigfoot Entertainment is also unique in that it is not only a film production studio, it also produces material for Fashion TV Asia. Above is a clip with models Shelly Radley and Tina Macfarlane as they browse the some of the best Singapore has to offer. Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

What to do in Cebu (part tu)

In Cebu, not only do you have the scenic beauty of the islands, the karaoke, the waterfalls, and the wonderful people but you also have one pop culture's most recent treasures: the CPDRC prisoners. Knowing their pop culture status, we assumed many tourists were patrons to their performances but Nay! About 90% Filipino viewers grace the prison ward every last Saturday of every month. Judging from how many lyrics they know to the songs, I'd say they've all been a few times. Enjoy the shots below:

photography by

Friday, October 17, 2008

Say hello to my little friend!

We have a new friend in the marketing department. Just outside on our balcony, this cute spider of unknown variety keeps us safe from the mozzies.

It's not very small, but is very welcome :-)

If you know what kind of spider this is, leave a comment!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What to do in Cebu (part one)

Imagine what you can do in Cebu. Don't really imagine, just look at the photos. There's a whole lot of outdoorsy places to go, plus chic resorts and malls. Today we're focusing more on the outdoor activities, for the go-get-'em crowd. You can go boating.

You can go to the Kawasan waterfalls and swim/lounge/hike.

You can Karaoke at practically every venue in the Philippines.

You can people watch - and they'll watch you back!

You can go to tops and overlook the city. Tops serves beer & snacks too!

Cebu has many historic sites, including Magellan's cross and the church of Santo NiƱo.

photography by

Monday, October 13, 2008

Congratulations Graduates!

Twelve more students are now graduates of the International Academy of Film and Television, which had its graduation ceremony this past Saturday. Graduates of the program hail from the Philippines, the United States, India, and Holland. Some of the graduates are returning home, while others have been employed at Bigfoot Entertainment with a new film currently titled "Tears From Afar" which begins production Monday. In addition, some of their thesis films which were screened at their graduation will be submitted to festivals around the globe. You can view some of the unsubmitted films online here.

Mentor Jeff Bacon squeezes in between a few of the graduates on this festive occasion.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Curious BTS for a curious day

Here's a little behind-the-scenes on The Curiousity of Chance to add more spark to your Coming Out Day. Enjoy the tid bit!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Acting with IAFT

Last night was the end-of-term performance for Alex Murphy's acting course, part of the curriculum at the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT). Both students and current interns took part in the monologues and scenes performed at our dance studio.

In this shot, Samim is preparing to act out a torture seminar by Begosian. To start the performance, we shout a response:
We are here at Bigfoot...our acting careers have gone kaput!
Alex is helping to change our lives...We've gotten rid of girlfriends boyfriends wives
We love to do monologues and dance, Alex is building our confidence!

The nine week term ended with a bang. Here are a few pictures of the action:

Alex Murphy is no Robocop, but he teaches a mean acting class! Here he's giving last-minute direction before the final performance.

Niko performing Begosian's "The Fan"

Annu bustin' out Hamlet's "to be or not to be" speech.

Angela rehearses a scene from "Jawbreaker" before the performance.

Meredith and Tra perform a scene from the play "A whole house full of babies."

Olaf performs a killer rendition of Tyler Durden from "Fight Club"

Annu is a drunken pastor imitating bacon frying. Abstract, but extremely funny!
photography by

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Music Video Action

As our feature film Deep Gold comes to a close, a few music videos and behind-the-scenes shorts are being shot for DVD features and as promotional items. Here is one recently directed by Matt Karam featuring Ben Patton on vocals and bass, Jaye Muller on keys, and James D'Lonsod on drums.

DIRECTOR: Matt Karam
PRODUCED BY: Sujay Dahake & Steve Aalam
SHOT BY: Torsten Schimmer
MUSIC BY: Muller & Patton

Keep posted for a second music video installment and more on Matt Karam

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Midnight Movie Mayhem

October is the month for...
Scary movies! Monsters! Blood, guts & gore!

When it's over, grab a big jack-o-lantern full of candy and stuff your face with goodies. Yum! I once watched David Lynch's Eraserhead while eating popcorn and nachos the whole way through. My stomach felt just a little quesy afterward. (Don't try this at home kids!)

For more gore and less this-is-so-friggin'-weird-ness, take a peek at Midnight Movie. It's a slasher film with a twist, and the cure to David Lynch. The plot goes like this: a group of unsuspecting youth hit the theater to watch a vintage horror flick and heckle away until they're sucked into the action and the killer is after them. Think Last Action Hero meets Saw and substitute Arnie for a psycho mouthless guy with a razor-sharp spiral-shaped knife. Niiice!

It's a great film for cuddling with that hot date of yours.

Leave some love on the blog while you check out the trailer.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Crazy Filmmakers Everywhere!

The International Academy of Film and Television's (IAFT) Crazy Filmmaker program starts October 20. Last minute takers, get your applications in! There are one and two-year programs available, and enrollment starts this time each year.
The International Academy of Film and Television is a filmchool offering filmmaking education with hands-on experience through Bigfoot Entertainment. It's a unique opportunity for students to learn on the site of a working movie studio.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Coming Out

Bigfoot Scene just came out today, literally! We jumped the gun a little for the celebrated National Coming Out Day, but I'm definitely not stealing anyone's thunder. You should be ready when October 11 rolls around, and even better with an extra $500 in your pocket by the end of the month.

Bigfoot Entertainment is holding a contest to find the funniest coming out story in honor of Coming Out Day and The Curiousity of Chance, a playful teen movie that takes place in the 80s but doesn't subscribe to the pop culture of the time. It follows Chance, an awkward young man as he discovers himself (plus a cute jock & drag queen) in high school. It's nostalgia with a twist, and very welcome after the barrage of not one but two high school musicals. Gimme a break!

You even win a copy of The Curiousity of Chance if you win the contest. So take a chance, and leave some love on the blog. Tell me what you'd do with the money. Hot Date? Shopping for a top hat?
Check out the trailer while you comment: