Sunday, February 17, 2008

MISS GRAND PRIX EDMONTON
PHOTOS AND DVD PREVIEW

Miss Grand Prix Edmonton 2007

THE MONKEY REPORT:

This posting can be considered a little out of date, but we wanted to share our experience at The Grand Prix of Edmonton last summer. It was another action packed Champ Car race set at the municipal airport in Edmonton, which made for an exceptionally fast and exciting race. Once again, we were there with the Face of Champ Car girls who all were competing in the world's ultimate sports model search.

Congratulations to all of the girls, especially to Alysha Csuti - Miss Grand Prix Edmonton, Natalia Lundrigan - 1st Runner Up and Whitney Macgregor - 2nd Runner Up.

We spent a week in Edmonton shooting the girls interacting with the drivers and competing in the event. Post production was considerable longer.

→ Watch the DVD's opening sequence.
→ Check out the photo gallery.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

HOW TO ASK A WOMAN OUT (2)

BEGIN LOVE

Some guys around here have been giving me some flack about my previous post How to ask a woman out. They asked me to go into further detail about the finer points of getting a date. Reluctantly, I agreed, although I have decided that my words of wisdom will come not come from me, but rather from videojug in the form of an educational tidbit that you should find at the very least, entertaining. After seeing the video, both my brother and sister managed to not only get dates, but they have each gotten hitched... no, not to each other. Watch and learn. I hope it works for you.



Note: If the girl of your dreams said yes when you asked her out, you are screwed now as you actually have to go out with her. What to do now? Fear not! Videojug seems to have the answers for everything you may need to know.


→ How to... prepare for a date.
→ How to... behave on your first date.
→ How to... tell if she is attracted to you.
→ How to... make the first move.
→ How to... hide an unwanted errection.
→ How to... undo her bra with one hand.
→ How to... get naked together for the first time.
→ How to... behave after sex.
→ How to... avoid a trapped arm while cuddling in bed.
→ How to... be single and happy.

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HOW TO ASK A WOMAN OUT (1)

GIVE LOVE

Given that today is Valentine's Day, the guys at the UNP office have asked that I share some pretty useful information with them. I thought why stop with them, hence I am have decided to blog this and share my knowledge with the world. What the hell!

Many people ask me how to ask women out. Let me start by going into incredible detail and giving away all of my secrets (most of which don't work) - wait - how can I teach someone to be funny? If you don't have it, you never will and if that is the case my only and best advise is to go out and buy a puppy. Take it with you everywhere you go and the little guy should do most of the hard work for you. If that doesn't work, start collecting cats because you are destined for a life of loneliness.

Alright, here is some info I pulled off a web site for you...

If you are attracted to anyone and thinking of going for a date, then don't wait for Valentine's Day. Go out with the lady once so that you two know each other better and on Valentine's day both can have more fun as the awkwardness of the first date will be over. But how to ask for a woman out for a date? Often, one gets nervous about asking for a date but the golden rule is just be yourself. Here are some tips to remember while asking a woman for a date:

→ Try to be natural. Don't put extra pressure on yourself. Girls like men who make them laugh. So, before asking for a date, build up a good rapport with her. Get into a conversation with her but don't go overboard to impress her. Instead pay her attention and respect.

→ Don't ask directly, "Will you go out with me?" These words tend to put extra pressure on the girl. The main purpose of a date is to know each other better. So, just ask her casually if she would like to go to a movie or have coffee. Try to know her preferences earlier so that it's easy to decide where to go. (Bloggers note: don't hire a private investigator or rifle through her trash. That's going a little overboard and if you find yourself doing that or wanting to that, you should probably not ask her out. Call your Mom and ask for help.)

→ If she says no, then don't take it too personally. You have to move on. If you already have a good rapport with her, then respect her decision and keep up the friendly relation.

Well, those little gems of advise should get you no where. Get yourself online and have a friend write a dating profile for you. If you don't have any friends, just steal one that someone else wrote. While you're at it, you might as well use a photo from the Sears cataloge of a good looking, non-threatening guy. Try and pick one that resembles you slightly otherwise you may have to do some explaining. Now start looking for a date.

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ANDERSON COOPER'S
BLOG'S VALENTINE'S DAY

Anderson Cooper's Blog
This blog is a behind the scenes look at CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°" and the stories it covers. The entry for today - February 14th - Valentine's Day - is rather interesting. If you enjoy Anderson's style of journalism, you may be surprised at his blog entry, although he does have a nack at uncovering interesting stories. Give it a read, but be forewarned, it is not graffic, but it entitled, "You too can be a 40-year-old virgin". Happy Valentine's Day and may your love never lead you on a path to persue what Anderson's blog entry talks about.

*Update - we had a meeting here and came to the conclusion that if you have the bucks you should do it. The world could be a better place with rejuvenated v-----s everywhere.

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NIKE: SHOW SOME LOVE

Nike Love
We can't seem to escape this Valentine's day thing, so here is another love themed post. Enjoy Nikes' little advertising campaign, Show Some Love.

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VALENTINE'S DAY 2008

N LOVE
Could it be true? Does someone other than my mother have affection for me? Probably not. Happy Valentine's Day to all those folks who still have functioning hearts and are capable of love. If this isn't you, rest assured there are people trying to help. The scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine have revealed that "Broken Heart Syndrome" is REAL and POTENTIALLY DEADLY. I am afraid there is very little the medical field can do for you other than give you some happy pills. Until you reach that point, check out these guys.

Try to have a good day.

ANGEL NATHAN

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

PARADE OF LOST SOULS

Parade of Lost Souls
HALLOWEEN POST #2:

Parade of Lost Souls is a massive street party that celebrates Halloween. Held on Commercial Street in Vancouver, thousands of people take over the area and don disguises and costumes spicing up their dreaded and dismal lives for one night. FYI: Although the pirate costume was born out of necessity - arrrgh - a mean pirate I make! Images are here.

TIM BURTON'S "VINCENT"

Tim Burton's VINCENT
HALLOWEEN POST #1:

Made in 1982, Vincent is Tim Burton's first film that was actually released into theatres. Disney didn't put it on many screens and very few people actually saw it, nonetheless, this amazing stop motion short film should been seen by all. It served Burton well as his proverbial "foot in the door'... Hollywood style.

Based on a poem that Burton had written, Vincent is about a young boy and his fascination with Vincent Price - a storyline that is oddly similar to Burton's own life. Watch it here.

Burton's next film, Frankenweenie, is another dark and morbid tale... this time about a boy and his dog. There is an underlying theme not unlike that of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. Think misunderstood monster. Hmmm... does that sound like Edward Scissorhands? If you ever have the opportunity, watch Frankenweenie. We used to have a copy of it on VHS. Vee Aiche what? Good luck.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

HAPPY THERAPY

HAPPY THERAPY

While researching the previous post, I came across this. It looked interesting but no one in the office was in the mood to really find out what it was about, so you are left with the following which was taken off their website.

"Face life with a smile! Because facing life with a smile is always easier. Since its birth in 1971, the smiley brand which was created by Mr. Franklin Loufrani has traveled the years through joy and good mood. It lived through Peace & Love, accompanied the 1980's and 90's to the beat of House Music and became a universal statement: that of emoticons. Today 97% of young people recognize smiley as being the universal brand of joy and happiness! In addition to its beneficial action to our state of mind by a new stimulus, smiley was boldly transformed into a psycho-tonic fragrance resulting from advanced scientific researches.

To conclude this new mission, smiley developed an active scent, able to give their smile back to the most stubborn... Morose spirits breathe in deeply! This contagious good mood is on its way to conquer the world. No one knows who will be able to stop smiley in its exhilarating crusade! A smile for everyone! "

Nice. Makes me want to smile. I guess Mr. Franklin Loufrani has created a perfume of sorts that makes you want to smile. It's the same thing that Mr. Walt Disney did a while back with his Magical Kingdom. Maybe this stuff should be standard issue for all armies?

SMILE = HAPPY = PEACE = SEX = BABIES = MORE MISERABLE PEOPLE TO FEED = MAYBE NOT SUCH A GOOD THING.

25 AND STILL SMILEY

25 AND STILL SMILEY

Twenty-five years ago, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman says, he was the first to use three keystrokes — a colon followed by a hyphen and a parenthesis — as a horizontal "smiley face" in a computer message. It was a serious contribution to the electronic lexicon. :-)

Language experts say the smiley face and other emotional icons, known as emoticons, have given people a concise way in e-mail and other electronic messages of expressing sentiments that otherwise would be difficult to detect.

Emoticons reflect the likely original purpose of language — to enable people to express emotion, said Clifford Nass, a professor of communications at Stanford University. The emotion behind a written sentence may be hard to discern because emotion is often conveyed through tone of voice, he said. "What emoticons do is essentially provide a mechanism to transmit emotion when you don't have the voice," Nass said. In some ways, he added, they also give people "the ability not to think as hard about the words they're using."

On a personal note, it is policy here that anyone in the UNP offices caught using a smiley during office hours is susceptible to severe and dire consequences.

While on the subject of smiling faces... Have you ever wanted to know who invented the YELLOW SMILEY FACE.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

SQUIRRELS FOR FOOD
GORDON RAMSAY'S F WORD

THE F WORD
Here at United Nathan Productions, we not only make products for television, but we feel proud to support other well made programs. After watching a couple of seasons of Hell's Kitchen, we developed a love/hate relationship with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. He can be a complete jerk - abusing his kitchen staff with slurries of fantastically colorful and outrageous comments, not to mention the plentiful and over the top cursing and incredibly original analogies border that on insulting. What great tv!

What most of Hell's Kitchen viewers aren't aware of, is that the show seems to have had its roots in Ramsay's UK show, The F Word. As Gordon Ramsey states, "The F is for FOOD." I must admit that this show, which lasted three seasons, is damn fine. It not only shows a much more human side of Chef Ramsay, but its content is much more varied and far more interesting.

Not a run of the mill cooking show, but something that reminds me of a variety show... a three ring circus if you will. There is so much going on here - the common theme being the F word. Encompassing all aspects of food, Ramsay ties it together as the show's host. He not only takes the viewer into the restaurant kitchen, but also into his personal kitchen as well as into his personal life where he teaches his children the origins of the food they eat. Novel concept, especially when he decides to raise turkeys in his back yard. Ramsay's own kids are assigned the task of taking care of the birds (all named after famous UK chefs) until their imminent death and subsequent fate as Christmas dinner. Too much to handle? Well, in the second season the family raises pigs, while in the third season, they nurture a number of cute lamb.

As an example of The F Word's varied content, watch as food critic, Giles Coren, examines an alternative source of food... squirrel... yes, squirrels for food. Enjoy!

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More on The F Word...
The F Word on YOUTUBE.
Ramsay's F Word Recipes.

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

ONE HUNDRED ENTRIES

100 HUNDRED POSTINGS
This is officially the 100th posting on the United Nathan Productions blog. We know that updates and postings around here have been slow and unpredictable, but things are hopefully going to get more regular. On that note, if you feel like you would like to contribute to this blog and you are creative, a good writer, and think that your additions will be an asset, get in touch with us.

Here is another 100.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD GONE BAD?

Police Line
There is nothing quite like a dozen or so gun shots to get you off the sofa at 9:30pm. What was a rather uneventful day in my little neighborhood, turned into quite a media frenzy when Vancouver police responded to a 911 call, finding a suspect out of control and wielding a chain. Two policemen were struck by the chain - one was hit in the head so badly that he was rushed to the hospital. Police were forced to fire upon the suspect, killing him.

A mere half a block away, myself and most of my neighbors made our way to the crime scene - Granville Street between West 15th and West 16th Avenues. Within moments, dozens of police cars and media vehicles were arriving. It was quite a scene. I managed to capture a little snippet of an official police statement with my camera phone. Apologies for the poor quality.

GNGB - Good Neighborhood Gone Bad... It started with my car getting broken into all the time and it has now progressed to the coppers shooting people. Not that the crazy bastard didn’t deserve it or was acting in a way that demanded the police use deadly force, but it just seems out of place for my nice South Granville neighborhood.

You may not want to hear this, but it was a little weird seeing the body lying there covered in a white sheet. Oddly, there didn't seem to be much, if any blood near the body.

I will update this when and if there is any new or interesting information. Until then, rest assurred that Vancouver is still a very safe place to live or visit. It's sunny here all the time too!

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT ADVICE

JEWISH MOTHER'S DAY
You know your Mom has everything she needs. The days of making bird houses out of popsicle sticks are over. No more ashtrays that you made in grade school that always turned out more phallic than useful. For Mother's Day, why not get your loving Mom a present that can benefit you as well? No, not a 52 inch flat screen tv, but rather a shirt that says it all. This is what I am getting my mom and I am wearing it to brunch on Sunday to show her how much I care. It's brilliant! Kind of like the gift that keeps giving. A billboard of sorts that tells the world how much you care - that you are sensitive and loving.

Not only will this Mother's Day gift make your Mom shed a tear or two, it could be beneficial to your social life as it is a perfect chic magnet that may even rival the effects of walking a puppy at the beach!

Also to note: Wear the shirt whenever you need your Mom to do something out of the ordinary for you: run an errand, lend you money, leave you alone, etc. You should also wear it when going over for dinner or dropping off your laundry.

By the way, if you think I am kidding, watch this - it is what is going through your mother's mind 90% of the time if you are single and jewish.

Monday, May 07, 2007

32 HOURS 7 MINUTES - UPDATE #2

32 Hours 7 Minutes

A number of months ago we posted information about a very intriguing film, 32 Hours 7 Minutes. Not only the title of the film, it is essentially the record time it took a bunch of adrenaline junkies to drive from Los Angeles to New York on October 15, 1983. Since our posting we have received emails asking when the film is going to be released. Keeping in mind that we at United Nathan Productions have nothing to do with the film. We are, however, just as interested as everyone else out there, so we contacted the filmmakers. Here is the response we received...
    Hey Nathan,

    Glad to see there are still interested parties out there. We are really pushing for a finished film and hope to be done in 2007. As for a release date, a lot of factors play into that (distribution, festivals, etc.) but I suspect that we will have some news this spring. Maybe even a new trailer.

    I wish I could tell you more but I wouldn't want to ruin the film for you! Thanks again for the continued interest. We won't let you down.

    Cory Welles
    Director, 32 Hours 7 Minutes

If that isn't enough information for you, check the film's website for an updated gallery of photos from the actual race. Don't forget to watch the trailer or sign up for the newsletter.

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

TIME IS STANDING STILL - OR IS IT?

Render Time
Why is it that when you are facing a deadline, time stands still? Nothing can be done to speed things up and it all comes down to how fast your computer is? Why isn't it faster and why is it taking so long??? In order to calm ourselves, we need only think back to the origins of personal computing. In the beginning, everything we now do with our pc's wasn't even a twinkle in anyone's eye. Think email, internet, digital photography, non-linear editing, big Hollywood movies with fancy special effects. Now it is easier to be a little more patient... although 37 hours is a long time to wait for this damn thing to render.

Friday, April 20, 2007

FACE OF CHAMP CAR
AT THE GRAND PRIX OF DENVER

Sebastien Bourdais

THE MONKEY REPORT:

A substantial amount of time has passed since The Grand Prix of Denver, but I feel obligated to post these images from the race and the Miss Grand Prix Denver event.

One would think that after the incident at The San Jose Grand Prix, things couldn't get any more exciting on the track, but no... another interesting turn of events happened in Denver. On the last lap of the race, in an attempt to pass race leader Sebastien Bourdais, Paul Tracy's car collided with Bourdais' car and rendered both cars undrivable and unable to finish the race. In an pretty gutsy move, Bourdais ran across the track and confronted Tracy. Watch the action here.

With regards to the Miss Grand Prix, everyone did a fantastic job and congratulations to all of the finalists, especially winner, Lauren Gardner, 1st Runner Up, Kady Zinke and 2nd Runner Up, Carley Walker.

Also of note, shortly after this event, all of the Miss Grand Prix winners from Canada, USA and Australia went to Mexico City to compete for the Face of Champ Car. The world's largest grid girl contest is an international event, culminating in the choosing of one exceptional girl who will receive a promotional contract to promote the Champ Car World Series. Congratulations to the 2007 Face of Champ Car - Lauren Gardner - for a job well done.

Enjoy photos from the Denver race week here.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

FACE OF CHAMP CAR
AT THE SAN JOSE GRAND PRIX

Dan Clarke crosses the start finish line

THE MONKEY REPORT:

Thanks to Lisa for continually harassing me about my negligence in posting images from San Jose Grand Prix.

The track in San Jose is actually the streets of the downtown core making for a really interesting and unique experience, so much so, that events transpired at this Champ Car race that were worthy of a boxing match. What you should realize is that tensions run high during the races and small mistakes can cause big effects. In this case, Paul Tracy collided with Alex Tagliani during the race and the result was not only that both cars were not able to finish the race, but a heated fist fight ensued in the pit area. Talk about excitement!!!

Bird's eye view of the fight from a helicopter with great audio.
The crash and the first part of the fight.
The 2nd half of the fight that was never broadcast.

The race and the brawl aside, the Miss San Jose Grand Prix event was a blast and a hearty congratulations goes out to all of the finalists in addition to the winners - Jennifer Field, as well as 1st Runner Up - Ann McDonald and 2nd Runner Up, Megan Sellers. Enjoy photos from the race week here.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

FACE OF CHAMP CAR
AT THE GRAND PRIX OF EDMONTON

Justin Wilson wins The Grand Prix of Edmonton

THE MONKEY REPORT:

Although this posting is considerably out of date, I wanted to post the images from the Miss Grand Prix event at The Grand Prix of Edmonton which happened way back in July 2006. It was a great time, albeit incredibly hot - on race day I suffered the 40 degree celcius temperature trackside. I can't imagine how the drivers dealt with the heat. Nonetheless, everyone had a good time and congratulations to the new Miss Grand Prix Edmonton, Ashley Stewart, as well as 1st Runner Up - Natasha Boras and 2nd Runner Up, Christyna Chapman. Enjoy photos from the race week here.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

WE ARE OPEN - THE BLOG IS BACK

The Blog is Open Again
After many requests, emails, letters and phone calls, the blog is back. I feel pretty good about it and will try not to let the lapse in posting happen again. So many people have asked, "Why?" Well, it is hard to say. There are many things that led to my BLOG FAILURE. Firstly, I got extremely busy and couldn't justify spending time on the blog when I had so many pressing things to do that were deadline dependent. You could also say that I got a little lazy. That coupled with chronic procrastination, led to a lack of postings. Apologies. During the next couple of days I will try to catch up a bit and as promised to all, the links below that are not functioning will be fixed. Welcome back!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

STAND BY...
BLOGGING WILL RESUME SHORTLY

STAND BY
After a considerable down time, blogging will begin again very shortly. Please stand by.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

GRAND PRIX of EDMONTON

Paul Tracy

THE MONKEY REPORT:

Another city - another race - another Miss Grand Prix! Here we are in Edmonton for The West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix presented by The Brick. Yeehaa!!! The weather is fantastic, the girls are beautiful and the track is spectacular, offering a view of 80% of the track from anywhere in the grand stands plus speeds up to 320 kilometers per hour!!!

More posts later in the week, but until then why not take this opportunity to learn a little more about Champ Cars and racing?

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Friday, July 14, 2006

MISS GRAND PRIX of TORONTO

GRAND PRIX of TORONTO

THE MONKEY REPORT:

Apologies once again for the lack of postings, but time is at a premium around here and as soon as we get home we are headed out the door again. This time Toronto lured us away for the Grand Prix of Toronto. The race can be summed up in a few words... hot, big and exciting. We can't forget the real reason for being there - The Miss Grand Prix of Toronto competition. The competition was stiff, however a well deserved congratulations goes out to Natalie Waples who is the 2006 Miss Grand Prix of Toronto. Diana Ciccone was the 1st Runner Up and Randall Lome received the 2nd Runner Up title.

Here are some photos from the race weekend.

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Friday, June 30, 2006

GRAND PRIX OF CLEVELAND
A RACE PACKED FULL OF EXCITEMENT

GRAND PRIX of CLEVELAND

THE MONKEY REPORT:

Back from another exciting trip... this time to Cleveland, Ohio where I encountered every kind of weather imaginable. Luckily, the rain stopped by race day and it was sunny and clear for the 25th annual Grand Prix of Cleveland. It's a very unique race as it takes place on a fully functioning airport runway (closed for the race). The airport locale led to some fast racing and plenty of action and accidents on the track.

Over on the stage, a new Miss Grand Prix of Cleveland was appointed. Congratulations to Skylar Starks. Also of note and congratulations to them as well, are 1st Runner Up, Jessica Gidley and 2nd Runner Up, Ashley Deihl. All of the finalists did a fantastic job and wowed the crowds. A surprise to everyone, including 2005 Miss Grand Prix of Cleveland, Sarah Blanton, was when her boyfriend appeared on stage and proposed to her. He is now officially her fiance.

Here are some photos from the race weekend.

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Monday, June 19, 2006

MISS GRAND PRIX of CLEVELAND

MISS GRAND PRIX of CLEVELAND

THE MONKEY REPORT:

We're off again to spend some time with the wonderful girls who are competing in the "Miss Grand Prix of Cleveland" event. The actual race course is pretty unique as it is a 2 mile road course that incorporates airport runways and give fans views of the entire track from anywhere in the grandstands.

Please don't get mad, but posting may slow down while on this job.

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LIGHTNING IS COOL

LIGHTNING IS COOL

THE MONKEY REPORT:

As a visitor to Houston, Texas I was amazed at the heat and humidity throughout my stay. The trip was good, but I am not a fan of weather so sticky that is uncomfortable, so I was looking forward to returning home. As we approached the George Bush Intercontinental Airport the sky seemed to quickly take on a rather dark and ominous shade of grey. Moments later we were in a torrential downpour and surrounded by a breathtaking show of fork lightning.

Pulling up the terminal, it was hard not to notice the tremendously long line of planes not going anywhere. The airport was closed to all air traffic – no planes in or out. I was able to check in and sit at the gate, but there was no plane for me to get on to. As the crowd of similarly stranded traveler’s grew, I pulled out my digital camera and with sheer luck, was able to catch a stunning movie of two lightning strikes hitting the runway. The detail is amazing and you can even see the bolt of electricity travel back upward for a bit.

It turns out that one of the lightning strikes caused a power outage in part of the airport which meant further delays. Eventually I boarded my plane, although it was five and a half hours late which caused me to miss my connecting light, forcing me to overnight in Phoenix...which, by the way, was 40 degrees celsius by the time my plane lifted off the runway en route to my Vancouver home.

Monday, June 12, 2006

FILM SET INSPIRES NEW MUSIC

FILM SET INSPIRES NEW MUSIC

Dean Reorda works in film. He loves his job. They feed him all day long. Dean is an electric and a musician. Beautiful Handbasket is one of his latest songs inspired by working on set.

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

PJOTRO LOVES MUSIC

PJOTRO LOVES MUSIC

Pjotro loves music, dancing and engineering, and has combined all three of his loves to form the musical suit. Although this was created as a viral marketing champaign for Nokia, we don't mind because it is a pretty cool site. You become the choreographer as you make Pjotro dance in his musical suit. Try it.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

SHAVE EVERYWHERE

SHAVE EVERYWHERE

It's no secret that hairy men are more intelligent than the hairless variety... or that last year men and women spent $8 billion removing their excess body hair. Body grooming is a sensitive issue which is why Phillips/ Norelco has come out with the BODYGROOM. We were so impressed by their website that we ran out to the store and bought one right away... to shave our office chimp. Wow. The thing is pretty impressive. If you don't want to cough up the cash for one of these bad boys, perhaps you should be looking into doing something productive with your extra hair? And for a little human hair removal history, go here.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

BLACK IS THE LAST ADIDAS ADICOLOR SPOT

BLACK IS THE LATEST ADIDAS ADICOLOR

The terrifically unique Adidas adicolor campaign has come to an end with the release of the last spot by Saiman Chow for the color black. Be wared, this black and white stop motion piece about a little panda is a little twisted. The film series celebrates color, customization and personal expression. Each director was given a blank canvas to create a short film based on their emotional and creative response to a given color - red, blue, yellow, green, pink, black or white. The seven directors are Roman Coppola & Andy Bruntel, Neill Blomkamp,PSYOP, TRONIC, Saiman Chow, Charlie White, and HAPPY.

Subscribe to the podcast or watch the current episodes:

BLACK, Once you go black, you never go back.
RED, a brief history of red by Roman Coppola & Andy Bruntel.
YELLOW, yellow is different by Neill Blomkamp.
BLUE, not the blue you that you used to know.
PINK, supremely unique with a super cute teddy bear.
WHITE, featuring Jenna Jameson.
GREEN, with the Finkel's and the Gladstone's.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

6th DAY OF THE
6th MONTH OF THE
6th YEAR

666

Well, it is the 6th day of the 6th month of the 6th year. 6/6/6. Crazy. What's going to happen today? Is the devil coming? Will bad things happen? Cross your fingers and hopefully we'll make it through the day. In the mean time, check out a humourous look at the end of the world or read about the world's most expensive phone number at £1.5 million!!!!

The number 666 has some interesting history. Former U.S. president Ronald Wilson Reagan had six letters in his first, middle, and last name. He also live in house number 666 when he lived in California until Nancy Reagan changed it to 668. The anti-impotence drug Viagra has a molecular weight of 666.7g/mol. In 1999, Intel marketed their Pentium 666 Mhz chip as 667 Mhz, conveniently rounding up.

Have a fun day!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

LOSING NUMBERS

LOSING NUMBERS

Serious apologies from us at United Nathan Productions. There are no excuses. We can say say that it has been rather hectic around here and we couldn't find the time to blog or we can lie and say that our procrastination has gotten the better of us. Nope. We won't say those things. We won't even mention the box of sick kittens we found out back in the alley that we have been nursing back to health. Sorry, but the blame for not blogging is entirely ours - not the kittens.

We must thank you for your readership and committment to visiting out blog. Understandably, we do recognize the importance of posting on a regular basis. The result of not doing so leads to losing numbers of faithful readers. If anyone has a heart (read the above paragraph about the kittens) you will understand and not remove us from your bookmarks.

Best Regards,
N
Chief Executive Nathan

FACE OF CHAMP CAR
THE MISS GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON

FOCC at THE GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON

THE MONKEY REPORT:

Apologies for the delay in posting this, but it has been incredibly busy around the UNP office. Nonetheless, The Miss Grand Prix of Houston was a success and the first ever Champ Car night race at The Grand Prix of Houston was amazing. Congratulations to Miss Grand Prix winner Brooke Adams and runners-up, Angela Rutledge and Lindsay Mayfield. Also congrats to Sebastian Bordais who won the race and is on his way to yet another championship. Check out a small selection of photos here.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

FOCC at THE GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON

FOCC at THE GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON

THE MONKEY REPORT:

As posted earlier, I have been working with the folks at Face of Champ Car and this week finds me on a plane heading to Houston for the Grand Prix of Houston. Hopefully I won't melt in the heat and humidity. I will try to post some things from the race. Apologies if I can't.

FYI: The above photo is titled, "Missed it at 300 kilometers per hour."

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S
"THE TELL-TALE HEART"

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S THE TELL-TALE HEART

Maybe there is a trend in black and white animation-type films right now... regardless, this one looks just as eye catching as Christian Volckman's Renaissance. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Tell-Tale Heart, the film of the same name is a psychological portrait of a mad narrator - a murderer who can't stop hearing his victim's relentless heartbeat. In this case, the film is appropriately narrated by the long deceased Bela Lugosi (1882-1956).

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

CHRISTIAN VOLCKMAN'S RENAISSANCE

CHRISTIAN VOLCKMAN'S RENAISSANC
Wow! Renaissance is Christian Volckman's new film. Think Blade Runner, Metropolis, The Matrix, Minority Report and Japanese manga comics all combined to create this black and white futuristic thriller set in Paris of 2054. The film looks amazing, but there is one catch, it is in French. At least the trailer is. That shouldn't stop you from seeing it - Miramax is distributing the film in the U.S. and Daniel Craig (the new James Bond) is voicing the main character. Go here for more info in English or visit the film's very well made site here.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

NEIL BLOMKAMP - ADICOLOR
YELLOW IS DIFFERENT

ADIDAS ADICOLOR

The latest Adidas Adicolor film is out. This one is directed by one of our favorite director's, Neill Blomkamp of Tetra Vaal and Alive in Joberg fame. We were pleased to see that Yellow was shot by a friend of ours... the talented Trent Opaloch. Keep up the good work Neill and Trent!

Subscribe to the podcast or watch these episodes:

YELLOW, yellow is different by Neill Blomkamp.
RED, a brief history of red by Roman Coppola & Andy Bruntel.
BLUE, not the blue you that you used to know.
PINK, supremely unique with a super cute teddy bear.
WHITE, featuring Jenna Jameson.
GREEN, with the Finkel's and the Gladstone's.
BLACK, Once you go black, you never go back.

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Monday, May 01, 2006

BBC'S RUSSIAN FILM MONTH SPOT

RUSSIAN FILM MONTH COMMERCIAL

THE MONKEY REPORT - ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN:

I love teddy bears as much as the next guy, but you wouldn't want to give this bear a hug. Standing nine and a half feet tall this Kodiak Grizzly weighs more than 1600 pounds! He made his way up to Hemlock Mountain just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia to star in this commercial for BBC's More4 Russian Film Month. The premise of the commercial is quite simple. The bear represents the Russian Empire and the wolf and the bear traps are the forces that brought the once great nation down. It is the downfall of the Russain Empire... in 60 seconds.

Let me tell you that working in snow is no easy task. Everything is more difficult, plus on this job there was the added danger of being eaten by a massive bear. A one point I heard someone shout at me, "Don't pay attention to him!" With that he was referring to a wolf who was sniffing me as I was cleaning a lens. He then started to lick my face before moving on to pee in an untouched expanse of white snow. Pretty cool. Check out some photos from the shoot here.

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Friday, April 28, 2006

SPECIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED

SPECIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
It's a special day here at United Nathan Productions so the office is closed for a few days. Back soon. Enjoy the end of April!

32 HOURS 7 MINUTES - UPDATE

32 HOURS 7 MINUTES

32 Hours 7 Minutes is the record time it took to drive from Los Angeles to New York on October 15, 1983. We posted information on the film of the same name back in January. Since then we have waited with anticaption for news on the release of the film. Turns out the filmmakers are trying to get a theatrical release. Good luck to them. Failing that, the film will be released on DVD. Whichever is first, we will be the first in line to see it. Check the film's website for an updated gallery of photos from the actual race.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

RED IS THE LATEST ADIDAS ADICOLOR

RED IS THE LATEST ADIDAS ADICOLOR

As mentioned in a previous post, Adidas has a great new series of ads coming out to promote their Adicolor product. The film series celebrates color, customization and personal expression. Each director was given a blank canvas to create a short film based on their emotional and creative response to a given color - red, blue, yellow, green, pink, black or white. The seven directors are Roman Coppola & Andy Bruntel, Neill Blomkamp, PSYOP, TRONIC, Saiman Chow, Charlie White, and HAPPY.

Subscribe to the podcast or watch the current episodes:

RED, a brief history of red by Roman Coppola & Andy Bruntel.
BLUE, not the blue you that you used to know.
PINK, supremely unique with a super cute teddy bear.
WHITE, featuring Jenna Jameson.
GREEN, with the Finkel's and the Gladstone's.
BLACK, Once you go black, you never go back.
YELLOW, yellow is different by Neill Blomkamp.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ORBIT WHITE GUM COMMERCIAL

ORBIT WHITE COMMERCIAL

THE MONKEY REPORT - ON THE SET:

The folks at Wrigley's have done a fantastic job with the marketing of their Orbit White gum. The Step into The Bright campaign was really unique, as is a recent commercial that I had the pleasure of working on. The concept basically revolves around a man who is driving and becomes so enamored with how white his teeth are that he drives through a museum. Watch it now.

Now that you have watched it, I want to point out that the live action footage was filmed in Prague while the museum footage was filmed in a studio in Vancouver. Don't believe me? Look at the photos. The set was 13 feet long. It took a handful of guys 28 days to build and it looks amazing! Precise calculations for positioning the camera and getting the perfect angles as well as great post production allowed the miniature footage to blend seamlessly into the live action material for a great commercial.

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Sunday, April 23, 2006

FACE OF CHAMP CAR - THE TECATE MISS GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

FACE OF CHAMP CAR

THE MONKEY REPORT:

The time has come to expand on my earlier post. As mentioned before, I am The Monkey responsible for paying the bills around here. In an effort to do so, I have become affiliated with the folks at Procon Leisure International. They are responsible for a competition the revolves around beautiful women and race cars. Call me crazy, but how could I resist.

For the 2006 Champ Car race season, United Nathan Productions has been enlisted to document the happenings of each event. Essentially, girls compete in a beauty pageant - The Miss Grand Prix - that takes place in 8 cities - Long Beach, Houston, Cleveland, Toronto, Edmonton, San Jose, Denver and Australia. Winners from those cities then go to Mexico City for the prestigious opportunity to become the Face of Champ Car and take on all the responsibilities that entails.

Taking place on April 9, The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the first race of the season. I was there and although I concentrated on my responsibility of capturing moving images of all of the beautiful women, I managed to grab a some photos. Check them out here. Congratulations to The 2006 Miss Grand Prix of Long Beach - Holly Weber, as well as Lauren McDonald - first runner up, Venus Ramos - second runner up and all of the gorgeous girls that competed.

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Sunday, April 16, 2006

MATZAH: WHAT'S UP WITH IT?

MATZAH: WHAT'S UP WITH IT?
It's Passover and we're tired of explaining what it's all about. The fine folks at Chabad have done a superb job creating, Matzah: What's Up With It? Take a video tour of an authentic matzah-bakery in this very well made, brand-new documentary-style presentation, hosted by Jono... the puppet.

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EASTER POSTING - ADIDAS ADICOLOR

ADIDAS ADICOLOR

Easter is here and we understand that right now it's all about bunnies and chocolate which is why it is so hard to tell you that The Easter Bunny hates you. Rather than do that, we are going to point out a rather interesting ad campaign that Adidas is embarking on to promote their adicolor products.

Adidas is creating a film series celebrating color, customization and personal expression. Each director was given a blank canvas to create a short film based on their emotional and creative response to a given color - Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, Black or White. The seven directors are Roman Coppola & Andy Bruntel, Neill Blomkamp, PSYOP, TRONIC, Saiman Chow, Charlie White, and HAPPY.

Subscribe to the podcast or watch these episodes:

PINK, supremely unique with a super cute teddy bear.
WHITE, featuring Jenna Jameson.
GREEN, with the Finkel's and the Gladstone's.
BLACK, Once you go black, you never go back.
RED, a brief history of red by Roman Coppola & Andy Bruntel.
YELLOW, yellow is different by Neill Blomkamp.
BLUE, not the blue you that you used to know.

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

THE MONKEY'S FIRST ROAD REPORT

The Monkey
Odd timing for an introduction. I am a Nathan, but around here they call me The Monkey. My role here on the United Nathan Productions BLOG is to post items related directly to current projects I am working on. You see, unlike the other Nathan's at UNP, I have focused my energies towards paying the rent. That means that I don't always exhibit my creativity and quite often I am working for other people. Right now I am in California working on a continuing project called FACE OF CHAMP CAR. Essentially it is an event associated with the Champ Car racing series. More details later, but rest assured, it is hot, fast and loud down here.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

01:02:03 04/05/06

01:02:03 04/05/06
Today something very unique is going to happen that will never occur again. At precisely 2 minutes and 3 seconds after 1 o'clock during the 4th month on the 5th day of the 6th year of this century, the numbers will allign to give us 01:02:03 04/05/06. Don't fear if you miss it at 1am. You can catch it again at 1:02:03 pm, but only on the 5th of April, 2006. [Thanks to Sharon & Connie for pointing this out.]

Friday, March 10, 2006

INTRODUCING THE MONKEY

INTRODUCING THE MONKEY
The time has come to introduce another member of the United Nathan Productions team. Although named Nathan at birth, we fondly call him The Monkey. Seriously. The Monkey not only works with us, but he manages to earn a living (we don't pay him) by working on film sets in some sort of camera guy capacity. He will share his experiences working on film sets by posting to the blog every now and then. Enjoy.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

CANSTRUCTION 2006 - JURORS' AWARD

CANSTRUCTION 2006 - JURORS' CHOICE AWARD
Congratulations to Industrial Brand Creative and Legends Memorabilia for taking top honours for the second year in a row at the Canstruction 2006 competition in Vancouver this past weekend. Read more about their can-sculpture entitled, "Catch Me If You Can!". Watch the making of video here.

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SPEAKING OF FLUFFY

SPEAKING OF FLUFFY
Speaking of Fluffy... Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star is our documentary about how porn stars came up with their stage names, we thought it would be fun to post a few sound bytes from the movie.

Porn Star Introductions.
Who would name their child Fluffy Cumsalot?
Ron Jeremy's Introduction.

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Friday, March 03, 2006

THE MONTHLY CONTEST CONTINUES

THE MONTHLY CONTEST CONTINUES
The dvd for our documentary, Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star, was released in Canada not long ago. It can be found at a number of places online including Chapters-Indigo and Amazon.ca as well as some of your favorite video rental stores. If you don't see it on the shelves, make sure to ask them to bring it in. We are told the US release should be happening very soon. In the meantime, our monthly contest continues. Don't miss out on a chance to win a free Fluffy dvd!

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THE FLU IS ON THE LOOSE

THE FLU IS ON THE LOOSE
Apologies for the lack of postings, but The United Nathan Productions office has been closed due to a bout of the flu. Feel free to send Jello and chicken soup.

Monday, February 20, 2006

UNLOST BUT NOT QUITE FOUND CAMERA

UNLOST BUT NOT QUITE FOUND CAMERA
This is the story about Judith and her unlost, but not yet found camera and some really bad karma. Seems Judith lost her camera on a trip to Hawaii with well over 500 photos on it. You can imagine the disappointment she must have felt in losing all of those photos. Well, imagine her excitement when she received a call from a park ranger letting her know that the camera was found. One call later and she was talking to the people that found the camera. Turns out they gave it to their diabetic son who had been enjoying using the camera. Anxious to get her photos back, Judith amazingly accepts their story and asks that her memory cards be returned with a little monetary compensation for them keeping the camera - $50 - not much as it was a $500 camera. Originally she was going to give a reward for the return of the entire camera.

Two weeks later she received a package of burned cd's containing her Hawaii images. Also enclosed was a note that said they kept the memory card to use with camera and they used the cash to buy a charger. Judith called them once again and was told outright that she was lucky to get anything. Crazy bad karma on their part. Check out all of the comments from outraged people on the Lost Camera blog.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

ARCHITECTURAL OPTICAL ILLUSION

ENTER TITLE IF IMAGE
This is a really interesting optical illusion. Artist Felice Varini paints on architectural elements in a way that creates an illusion of a shape or an object that doesn't really exist. Viewing from the incorrect spot yields an unruly mess of painted lines that don't add up to anything, but once you find the one specific spot, the lines converge to form the intended pattern. Reminds us of those crazy sidewalk artists like the Master Street Painter, Kurt Wenner.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

VALENTINE'S DAY 2006

WHAT IS LOVE?
Well, it's Valentine's Day. Initially we were going to tell you how the human heart works. Then we were going to shock you by sharing the scientific truth that the broken heart syndrome is actually real. Instead, we have decided to share a little gem that is perfect for today... What is Love? Made by Paul Blanchard for his son's grade 2 class, it a short film project that doesn't need any further explanation. Just watch it.

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Monday, February 13, 2006

GORILLAZ GOES LIVE AGAIN

Gorillaz performs live with Madonna
Gorillaz worked their magic again and performed live with Madonna at the 2006 Grammy Awards. The performance was a mash-up of the songs Feel Good Inc. and Hung Up. They performed as the same holograms used at the 2005 MTV Europe Awards, only slightly altered. Midway through, Madonna gracefully appeared on stage and did a remix of Hung Up and Feel Good Inc. amazing the live audience as she walked among the animated projections as if they were actually real. She the moved to an adjoining stage and continued performing her song.

Gorillaz have also made plans for a huge world tour in 2007 - 2008 which would also use the Pepper's Ghost technology - a digital animation projected on special transparent foil in a way that appears holographic. These shows are going to be pre-recorded and Damon Albarn (founding flesh and bones member of Gorillaz) has stated that he will not even be there when the performance will happen.

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

FUTURISTIC TOUCH SCREEN

FUTURISTIC TOUCH SCREEN
Amazing new touch screen technology. Functionality and artistic qualities combined. Oddly similar to the computer that Tom Cruise used in Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. The artistic element reminds us of beautiful sand animation.

WORLD PROCESSOR - GLOBAL ART

WORLD PROCESSOR - GLOBAL ART
This is a really interesting concept. It is an ongoing art project by Ingo Gunther in which 12" plastic globes serve as his canvas. He represents political, statistical, informative, and/ or controversial items as art on the globes. Some of the pieces are quite stunning, some are bold, some are shocking and others are minimal. They speak as a human commentary. A view of the world. Reality turned to art. via: republish.org.

Friday, February 10, 2006

2006 SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS

Super Bowl Commercials 2006
How could a Super Bowl go by without watching any of those incredible commercials? See them all here.

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

ENTREDEUX THE SHORT FILM

ENTREDEUX THE MOVIE
Entredeux is another fine short film from the French animation/media school Supinfocom Arles. Directed by Francois Turquety & Laurent Labouille, the film uses computer animation, an interesting story and dramatic music to bring human emotion to life. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

CLIKCLAK - THE WORD ROBOTS

CLIKCLAK - THE WORD ROBOTS

It seems that every year the French animation/media school Supinfocom Arles, produces some superb filmmakers. Most notably, Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland and Damien Ferrie, who, as a graduation project, made the beautiful, unique and truly haunting film, Muppets Over Time. This year, in what seems to be an hommage to Rube Golberg, the Peter Fischli and David Weiss film, The Way Things Go, and the Honda COG commercial, students, Aurelie Frechinos, Thomas Wagner and Victor-Emmanuel Moulin have made, ClikClak, a fun and delightful film in which two word robots embrace the curiousity of a little child and introduce him into their world. It is well worth watching.

Looking at Muppets Over Time and ClikClak, we can see that Supinfocom seems infuse its students with the right kind of passion and skill needed to bring together a great story, wonderful visual elements and perfectly suited music. The results are great films. Keep up the good work!

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Monday, February 06, 2006

THE PUPPY BOWL II

ANIMAL PLANET'S PUPPY BOWL II
If you didn't watch Super Bowl XL, perhaps you were enjoying Animal Planet's second annual Puppy Bowl... complete with The Bissell Kitty Half Time Show! How can you not love this?! [via: camcorderinfo.com]

FILMING THE SUPER BOWL

FILMING THE SUPER BOWL
On the weekend we found ourselves thinking about the sheer scale of the Super Bowl. Not as a sport, but as a production. It is after all a major television event that demands advertising costs of $5 million per minute. Just what does it take to film Super Bowl XL??? A fine question. Evidently the answer is 36 HD (high definition) cameras. That's it. Just 36 camera's. It is substantially more complicated and involved than that, so I urge you you to read this article for the details. [via: camcorderinfo.com]

Thursday, February 02, 2006

SPIKE JONZE - MILLER LIGHT AUDITIONS

SPIKE JONZE - MILLER LIGHT AUDITIONS
Part of a long rumored Miller Light campaign set to air during the Super Bowl, these seem to be part of the viral web aspect of the television ads. Directed by one of our favorites, Spike Jonze, these clips seem very similar to one of our previous projects. Not to say he ripped us off, but at least capturing the intrigue of the audition process is the same. Watch our trailers for the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival... Singing Jew - Meshugenah 1 - Meshugenah 2.

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RON JEREMY FOR PETA

RON JEREMY IS WORKING WITH PETA TO SAVE LITTLE, FURRY ANIMALS
Sex has been great for porn giant Ron Jeremy - but for millions of unwanted puppies and kittens each year, sex means suffering and death. Ron Jeremy says, "Too much sex is a bad thing for animals." Seriously. Ron Jeremy is now working with PETA to stop over-population of furry, little animals. Oh the irony. Watch the interview here.

Speaking of Ron Jeremy, check out this sound clip from our documentary, Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star, which featured Mr. Jeremy.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

AURORA AUSTRALIS FROM SPACE

Aurora Australis from space
Aurora is a luminous glow of the upper atmosphere which is caused by energetic particles that enter the atmosphere from above. We often hear about the the Aurora Borealis of the Northern Hemisphere which is known as the northern lights, but there is also the Aurora Australis of the Southern Hemisphere, known as the southern lights. From space, the aurora is a crown of light that circles each of Earth's poles. From the Earth's surface, the ring would appear as a curtain of light shimmering across the night sky. On September 11, 2005, four days after a record - setting solar flare sent plasma - an ionized gas of protons and electrons - flying towards the Earth, the ring of light that the solar storm generated over Antarctica glowed green in the ultraviolet part of the spectrum as seen in this beautiful video. [Note: The video of the aurora is overlaid onto NASA's satellite-based Blue Marble image.]

Read more about the Aurora or why not go on a trip and see them for yourself?

[via: hedonistica.com]

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

MONTHLY CONTEST - WIN THE
FLUFFY CUMSALOT, PORN STAR DVD

WIN THE
United Nathan Productions is pleased to announce our monthly contest. The rules are very simple: you send us an interesting link, news story, photo, movie, or whatever you think might peak our interest. We decide which entry is the best and the winning submission will receive a FREE DVD of Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star. This is the movie that Playboy Magazine called, "Hilarious!", so sharpen your creative noggins and get going.

[Please use your smarts. Do not send massive files. If we really must see it and it's a large file, email us and we can work something out. Legally speaking, you must be 19 to win.]

Email us here.

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Monday, January 30, 2006

KUNG FU CLOWNS NOMINATED

KUNG FU CLOWNS NOMINATED FOR AWARD
Filmmaking rule number 839: Clowns don't make for good movies. Exception to the rule: Rocky Morton's Kung Fu Clowns commercial for BellSouth Real Yellow Pages, which has been nominated for a Director's Guild of America Award. "It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under sixty seconds," said DGA President Michael Apted. "...directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today."

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Friday, January 27, 2006

SUNDANCE - THE SOUL OF THE MACHINE

SUNDANCE - THE SOUL OF THE MACHINE
The process of submitting a film to a film festival and waiting to hear back if it got into it can be a tedious and stressful thing. As filmmakers, we have had our share of rejection AND acceptance letters from festivals all around the world, however no one ever really gives much thought to the festival programming process. For example, The Sundance Film Festival, one of the world's largest and most prominent festivals, founded by Robert Redford in 1981 and named after The Sundance Kid, Redford's character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2006. This year the festival received 1,004 American and 936 international feature film entries, as well as 760 American and 448 international documentary submissions... not to mention the 4,311 short films sent in for consideration. Hard to imagine that amount of films all being sent to one place and being watched at least once. The clincher is that only 120 feature length films and 50 short films will be screened during the festival.

"One of the biggest distinctions that I make to my staff is that it's not simply about what you like, it's about what you should play. I think trying to be a professional programmer is not being subjective. A lot of people think that good programmers have a kind of narrow refined taste, some sort of peak of aesthetic comprehension. Whereas to me really good programmers are very receptive to a lot of different things." - Geoffrey Gilmore, Festival Director

Read more about the selection process here. [Fascinating]

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

SADDEST DAY OF THE YEAR

Saddest Day of the Year - January 23
Well, it is official... [W + (D-d)] x TQM x NA is the formula that a British scientist has developed, which, when recently used, determined that yesterday, January 23, was the saddest day of the year. The formula uses six identifiable factors: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our New Year's resolution, low motivational levels and feeling a need to take action. I don't know about you, but we spent the day sleeping on the sofa getting up now and then to play the surfing yeti game.

CAR WEEK: BRIDGESTONE COMMERCIAL

Bridgestone Tires
A great way to end CAR WEEK is with one our favorite commercials. Get the kleenex ready because you'll need them when you watch this.

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Monday, January 23, 2006

CAR WEEK: NEW CAR SMELL

New Car Smell - Not So Good For You
We love the smell of a new car as much as the next guy, but it really isn't good for you. Read more.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

CAR WEEK : GUMBALL 3000

Gumball 3000
The first place prize for the 1971 Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash - Los Angeles to New York race was a gumball dispenser. This race spurred movies such as The Cannonball Run with Burt Reynolds and the 1976 film, The Gumball Rally. Drawing inspiration from the real 1970's race and the aforementioned movies, Maximillion Cooper started the current rally version of the race in the summer of 1999. Gumball 3000 has been an incredible success and has since gained the reputation as road race for the modern era. Each year, jaw dropping footage is captured and turned into a dvd documenting the race. Check out the 2003 Gumball 3000 right here [1 hour 37 minutes]. You should also check out the official Gumball web site.

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Friday, January 20, 2006

CAR WEEK: 32 HOURS 7 MINUTES

32 HOURS 7 MINUTES
32 Hours 7 Minutes is the record time it took to drive from Los Angeles to New York on October 15, 1983 during the last running on the US Express (originally 'The Cannonball Run'). Die-hard adventurer Erwin G 'Cannonball' Baker, the greatest cross-country record breaker of them all, set 143 American distance records including a 53 and 1 half hour coast to coast solo drive averaging over 50 mph - in 1933! Inspired by the great man and in defiance of the then introduced 55 mph US speed limit, rebellious journalist Brock Yates launched the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. Later the race became known as the US Express, but the Los Angeles to New York route remained intact. 20 years after the final race, the footage was put together to create the gripping documentary, 32 Hours 7 Minutes. Watch the trailer or visit the site.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006

CAR WEEK: HONDA'S NEW COMMERCIALS

Honda Commercials
As a car company, Honda has done pretty well. As far as commercials are concerned, Honda's are some of the best. Check out a few of their amazing commercials:

CHOIR - Inspiring audio made entirely by a 60 person choir.
COG - A truly amazing spot that must be seen. [more info]
THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM - An epic journey.
EVERYDAY OBJECTS Simple yet so effective.

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CAR WEEK: THE TRUNK MONKEY

The Trunk Monkey
Originally created in January, 2000 by Sean Sosik-Hamor, the Trunk Monkey concept consists solely of a trained monkey and a steady source of ice cold high-quality import ale or lager. The Trunkmonkey lives in the trunk of any vehicle and helps to automate weight transfer at the rear wheels during spirited driving maneuvers. Redeveloped for The Suburban Auto Group, you can now control road rage with your vehicle's trunk monkey option. Check out the original Trunk Monkey here.

Also of note is The Trunk Monkey Theft Retrieval System. We want one regardless of the cost! Learn more about The Trunk Monkey here.

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CAR WEEK: SMART CAR SMART PARKING?

Smart Car - Smart Parking?
This was spotted early yesterday morning near us. Smart Car, yes. Smart parking, no. Parking like this will put a new meaning to the term "door dings". That's the risk you take when you park like an ass.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

CAR WEEK: PARKING LOT PROBLEMS

Parking Lot Problems
If you own a super car then I'm sure you have encountered this problem before - parking in Paris. Our friends at Top Gear were in Paris to test drive three cars - a Pagani Zonda F, a Ferrari F430 Spider and a Ford GT. The real test came when they had to get the high end sport cars out of the parking structure.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

CAR WEEK: THE MODERN PARKING LOT?

The Modern Parking Lot
While in Los Angeles we spotted the modern parking lot. As if using your eyes to find a free spot wasn't simple enough, this automated display tells you how many parking spots are available on each level. The problem at this parking lot on this particular evening was that it was so busy that it couldn't keep up. The moral: if you really need to rely on a bright display to direct you to available spots, maybe you should be using the vallet parking.

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CAR WEEK: THE MODERN PARKING LOT?

VW's Autostadt

Not really parking lot, but more of a car vending machine. Autostadt in Wolfsburg is essentially Volkswagen's theme park for cars enthusiasts. The town is Germany's version of Detroit, except clean and a tourist attraction. Among the incredible museums and interactive displays, there is the futuristic car delivery service. Basically, you order your new car online or at a dealership and then go to Autostadt to pick it up. Once there, the system is completely automated as an elevator ascends to one of the 20 stories in search of your new car. It is brought down from one of the Car Towers, you're handed the keys, your picture is taken, the glass doors open and your brand new car appears. What an experience! [Also of note is Volkswagen's Glass Factory.]

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Monday, January 16, 2006

CAR WEEK:
TOP GEAR - BUGATTI VEYRON

BUGATTI VEYRON
Simply put, the Bugatti Veyron is the world's fastest, most powerful and most expensive car. For $1.25 million US, you can purchase the car's 1000 horsepower and use them to rocket yourself to the car's top speed of 252 mph... although you'll use a tank of gas every 12 minutes at that speed!

Read what Jeremy Clarkson had to say about the car.
Watch The Top Gear Bugatti Challenge: Italy to London.
Unbelievable - The Veyron at top speed!

You should really read about the making of the Top Gear Bugatti Veyron vs. plane - Italy to London race.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

CAR WEEK: TOP GEAR - FUN WITH CARS

Top Gear the BBC car series
In our continuing CAR WEEK SERIES we find ourselves continually going back to those guys at Top Gear for entertainment. Enough said. Check these out...

How to beat a radar speed camera.
Car versus 747 jet engine backwash.
Top Gear soccer.
Car Darts.

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

CAR WEEK: TOP GEAR - CHALLENGES

Top Gear the BBC car series
The more we watch BBC series Top Gear, the more we like it. An interesting element to the show are the 'challenges' that take place. Usually they are along the lines of car versus man or car versus other modes of transportation. Here are some rather captivating challenges from the show...


London to Monte Carlo: Aston Martin DB9 vs. 200 mph train.
800 miles on one tank of gas in an Audi A8 diesel twin turbo.
London to Oslo: McLaren SLR Supercar vs. powerboat.
London to Verbie, Switzerland: Ferrari 612 vs. 500 mph plane.
Video game vs. Reality - Jeremy vs. Gran Turismo.
Evo Ralley vs. Norweigen Olympic Bobsled Team.
Irish Guard snipers vs. Jeremy in a car.
Lotus Exige vs. an Apache Attack Helicopter.
Nurbrgring Race Track Challenge... in a van.
Range Rover Sport vs. British Army tank - Missile Lock Test.
Italy to London: Bugatti Veyron vs. Cesna.

How are some of these challenges possible? You should know that much of the exterior footage of the car driving is actually shot on the way back from the challenges with The Stig driving. The footage inside the cars are shot during the race with a static camera mounted inside the vehicle. Top Gear assures us that everything is real and the outcomes are legit. Read the production notes from the Ferrari vs. plane challenge here.

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Friday, January 13, 2006

CAR WEEK:
TOP GEAR - NSX versus GRAN TURISMO

Top Gear the BBC car series
This is the first in a short series of posts relating to cars. Boring? Not at all. For the most part, the posts will be exciting, entertaining and possibly even intriguing. So here goes, the first posting for car week...

The long running BBC series Top Gear, is the most engaging car show we have ever seen. It combines captivating hosts with compelling show concepts that grab the viewers attention throughout. The show was seen briefly in North America on The Discovery Channel, but word on the street is that a US version is in the works. Hopefully it won't suck because part of the allure of the original UK show is the sharp wit of host Jeremy Clarson. The other factors that play into the show's success are the great concepts, beautiful cars and stunning camera work.

A Top Gear episode that we want to point out is the one in which Jeremy Carkson felt that since he mastered driving a virtual NSX around a virtual race track in the video game Gran Turismo 4, that he could drive a real car around a real race track - Laguna Seca - at least as fast as his did in the video game. So Clarkson flew to California where a NSX and an empty race track awaited him for the 'video game versus reality race' episode. Watch it here.

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

THE YEAR IN PICTURES 2005

THE YEAR IN PICTURES - 2005
MSNBC presents The 2005 Year in Pictures. Watch it as a slideshow complete with audio. Initially you will view The Editor's Choice and then The Reader's Choice. Powerful imagery.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

PANORAMAS - BEST OF 2005

Quicktime Vr Panorama's
Originally this post was going to be about Thomas Mottl's unique quicktime vr water bottle, but with it developed into something a bit bigger. The world of vr (virtual reality) panoramas has taken scenic photography to a new level. Essentially, this technology allows the user to navigate a 360 degree photograph almost as if he one was there in person. Given the right locale and proper execution, the results can be stunning.

Take a look at the Worldwide Panoramas Best of 2005 or if you missed New Year's Eve and want to experience it from 18 different places around the world, check out Panoramas.dk site. Panoramas.dk was created by Denmark's Hans Nyberg, an amazing vr photographer in his own right. Check out Hans' vr photography of the Royal Wedding in Denmark. Enjoy and don't forget to look all around...and up!

Monday, January 09, 2006

CITIZEN KANE MOVIE TRAILER - 1941

Citizen Kane Movie Trailer from 1941
Apple's Quicktime website has always been an incredible resource when it comes to viewing movie trailers online. However, we recently came across Movie-List, another resource that offers not only the newest trailers, but a great deal of classic trailers as well. Check out this unique trailer for the amazing Orson Wells film, Citizen Kane. What a great way to present the film to potential audiences back in 1941. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

TEMPBOT - A NEILL BLOMKAMP FILM

Tempbot by Neill Blomkamp
Tempbot was filmed in 2004 so it predates Alive in Joburg. It has the same theme as Tetra Vaal with regards to a robotic workforce, however Neill Blomkamp's Tempbot has emotions... although this robot can use some serious councelling.

[via Transbuddha.com.] 15 minutes long.

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

ALIVE IN JOBURG

Alive in Joburg
Alive in Joburg is Neill Blomkamp's follow-up short film to his truly amazing spec spot, Tetra Vaal. Alive in Joburg is also heavy on CGI, but it is an unsettling and eerie story of an alien invasion in Johannesburg, South Africa. Filmed documentary style, there is a mix of interviews and 'reality/news-style' footage which makes it seem very believable, especially as the underlying theme appears to allude to the effects of apartheid and the current political/ social issues that now exist in South Africa. Nicely done Neill!

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Friday, January 06, 2006

TETRA VAAL:
BETTER POLICING THROUGH ROBOTICS

Tetra Vaal - Better Policing Through Robotics
Tetra Vaal isn't a new piece, but it is continues to raise the hairs on our necks. Why? It is so well made that you will find it hard to believe that it isn't real. Directed by Neill Blomkamp for The Embassy Visual Effects, it was made as a spec spot for a fictious robotics company. Better Policing Through Robotics. Catchy tag line. The spot was shot in Blomkamp's native South Africa and does an effective job at illustrating the rise of violence and need for an effective means to defuse the current situation.

Shortly after the release of Tetra Vaal, Blomkamp was awarded a number of high end contracts which produced award winning spots, including, Citroen's Alive With Technology, Nike's Evolution and Nike's Crab.

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

UNCOVERING THE EASTER EGG

DVD EASTER EGGS
Sometimes a DVD contains contains hidden features or "Easter Eggs" that are not brought to our attention. These features could be something as simple as a trailer to another movie or as interesting as behind the scenes footage. You can explore your movie collection with ease by going to dvdeastereggs.com or dvdtown.com for hints on exactly how to access these hidden features.

[note: an Easter Egg feature is usually in addition to any other special features, but more likey than not, something a little wacky or interesting.]

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

ROBOTIC EVOLUTION

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Another project by 1st Avenue Machine,this is called machine propaganda. [via kevinbroome.com]

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

ORGANIC EVOLUTION

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Created by 1st Avenue Machine, a CGI/ VFX/ Animation company, this music video is unique as it takes organic plant life and evolves it to another level. It's truly amazing.
[via kevinbroome.com]

Monday, January 02, 2006

COLD AS ICE

The Ice Lounge in the heart of downtown Toronto
First there was Sweden's Ice Hotel and then Quebec's Hotel de Glace, but now the ice establishment has left its rural setting and moved to the heart of downtown Toronto with the creation of the Ice Lounge. With ice walls, ice chairs, ice tables, ice glasses and a constant -5 degrees celcius, guests wear trendy parkas and cozy gloves provided by Roots while they sip on their icy cold martini's in Toronto's newest night spot. All this and vallet parking. Very cool!

Saturday, December 31, 2005

NEW YEAR'S ADVICE:
SHOOTING IT UP AT THE HOLIDAYS

Shooting it up for the holidays!
Ever want to shoot an AK47 into the air for New Year's? Well we at UNP hate to disappoint you, but it is not a good idea. In fact, "celebratory firing" in many places is actually illegal. You find that hard to believe? Check out what The Los Angeles Police Department has to say about it. Why would anyone want to stop you from shooting your firearm into the air to celebrate??? Quite simply, it is dangerous. What goes up must come down and when it does it can travel over 200 feet per second, which is fast enough to do some serious damage to your head, neck, shoulders or your fat ass. Don't be stupid. Use you gun to rob a liquor store, not shoot into the air to celebrate a holiday.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

DELIVERING FATHER CHRISTMAS'
SINCE 1793

Rare Exprts - Hunting Father Christmas'
"Rare Exports Inc. delivering Father Christmas' since 1793. Through extensive training of manners and language skills the product is prepared to meet the needs of millions of children."

Directed by Jalmari Helander, Rare Exports Inc. was originally intended as the end-of-the season gift for the clients of Woodpecker Film, a Helsinki based production company for TV commercials & music videos. Placed on the company website, the film gathered nearly half a million unique viewers in just a few months. The film went on to play at numerous film festivals and win a number of awards. Kudos to the filmmakers from us at UNP. We'll take two please!

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BEEFIN' UP THE HOLIDAYS

BEEFIN' UP THE HOLIDAYS with BETTY FULLER
Apologies, but the United Nathan Productions holiday greeting this year is a rehash of a project that we produced for Industrial Brand Creative last year. No complaining... it is pretty funny, albeit a little wacky.

There is the main page from which you can launch the spoof commercial or you can also view the extended episode. Both are a bizarre take on the food obsessed holiday season. Warning: vegetarians may not enjoy this!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

ANGEL-A PREMIERES IN FRANCE

ANGEL-A
Opening in Paris on December 21, 2005 after a media black-out, ANGEL-A has proven that Luc Besson has still got it.

[via aintitcool.com] The movie is beautiful in every aspect. Short, well paced and efficient. The musical atmosphere fits the scenes perfectly. Technically flawless. The story is the one the trailer gave us a glimpse of. Andre (Jamel Debbouze) is a con-man, who owes money to too many people. He's considering suicide, and suddenly meets Angela (Rie Rasmussen), who is in the same state. He thinks he's ugly on the outside, she thinks she's ugly on the inside. Each tries to convince the other that he shouldn't die. Eventually, it's the sweetest story I can think of... and it's not as cheesy as it sounds.

For a more detailed review, check out Variety. Also of note are the two dark and dramatic posters... poster 1 and poster 2.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

BEHIND THE MUSIC: BLUE OYSTER CULT

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Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Jimmy Fallon, and the great Christopher Walken in the Saturday Night Live classic. It speaks for itself. More Cowbell...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

STATLER & WALDORF from the BALCONY

Statler & Waldorf From The Balcony
We could never remembered the names of the two grumpy old men making obscure and clever, albeit sometimes mean comments from The Muppet Show balcony until now. Movies.com has reinstated Statler & Waldorf and given them their own show reviewing Hollywood movies. It really is quite clever and full of wit and off-beat humor. These muppets aren't just for kids - they are sharp! New episodes are added all the time, but they are not scheduled so they just pop up. Be sure to watch for Pepe the King Prawn doing hilarious red carpet interviews as well as other Muppets making special guest appearances.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS - VENEZUELAN STYLE
Would Julie Andrews be upset? I doubt it. Listen to this unique Venezuelan version of "These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

PARIS, 1978 - 140mph

C'était un Rendezvous
On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speeds throughout the heart of Paris. No streets were closed, as Lelouch could not obtain a permit. Reaching speeds of nearly 140 MPH in some stretches, the driver completed the course in about 9 minutes - a good thing as the camera was only equipped with 10 minutes of film. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.

Upon showing the film in public for the first time, Lelouch was arrested. To this day he has has never revealed the identity of the driver and an air of mystery continues to surround the film. Was this really possible? Was the car a Ferrari 275 GTB as we are led to believe, or was it Lelouche's Mercedes. Was the sound on the film from the actual car or a different car? Numerous questions have led people to try to debunk the film. An interesting and informative article can be found here. Regardless of what you believe, it is still a pretty incredible little film. Remember... it was filmed in 1978.

Recently the film was restored and remastered resulting in a stunning DVD worth checking out. It is also online here.

*UPDATE - This film is actually owned by Spirit Level Films and they are doing a good job at removing the movie from the internet. With that said, the links above to the movie may not work and if that is the case, I urge you to seek it out or better yet, buy the DVD... it is worth it!

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LUC BESSON presents ANGEL-A

Angel-A
After a lengthy 6 year hiatus from directing, Luc Besson, who brought us the amazing films, The Big Blue, Leon aka The Professional, and The Fifth Element brings his latest movie to the big screen, Angel-A.

Starring Gilbert Melki (Crustaces et coquillages) and Sara Forestier (L'esquive) the production has been protected by a total media black-out, however, we are told that it is described as a romantic comedy by its principal actor. From the recently released trailer, we can also tell you that the film, like Besson's first feature, The Final Combat, is beautifully shot in stunning black and white.

Friday, November 25, 2005

LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BURT BACHARACH

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Burt Bacharach is a tag line that is as famous as the man himself. It was made popular again by Mike Myers in his Austin Powers movies, but I recently heard it while walking out of a restauant in Los Angeles. Seems that there was a taping of a Christmas show featuring none other than Burt. Hard to imagine he needs a teleprompter to remember the words to his most famous song!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

GORILLAZ PERFORMS LIVE

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Gorillaz, the world's most successful virtual band recently won Best Group at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon - November 3rd, 2005. Then they took the stage and performed "Feel Good Inc." in a ground breaking live performance. It's hard to imagine a 2 dimensional, animated band performing live, but the result is what appears to be a 3 dimensional, almost holographic representation of the band.

Cara Speller, producer of the Gorillaz live extravaganza at the London animation house Passion Pictures, said: "It's quite old technology. It's essentially Pepper's Ghost, which was a Victorian invention of reflection and projection on to mirrors." Of course, there is a little more to it. Ms Speller added: "Our Gorillaz aren't holograms because holographic technology isn't quite up to what we need. It is digital animation projected on special transparent foil in a way that appears holographic." Read more here.

Some other Gorillaz music videos are:

Feel Good Inc. - Live MTV Performance
Feel Good Inc. - Normal Music Video
Dirty Harry
Clint Eastwood
Dare
BBC Radio 1 interview with Gorillaz narrated by Patrick Stewart

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Saturday, November 19, 2005

FLUFFY CUMSALOT, PORNSTAR DOCUMENTARY - ON DVD


It used to be that after you make a film and have it screened in the theatres it would sit on a shelf and gather dust. Now DVD's have enabled high quality distribution of films with the added bonus of the ability to include addition of material.

After we at United Nathan Productions made the documentary, Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star, it screened at a number of films festivals, had a successful Canadian pay-per-view and then a Canadian national broadcast on CHUM Television's SEX TV: THE CHANNEL. Now you are able to purchase your own DVD copy of the documentary that Playboy Magazine
has called, "Hilarious!", Ron Jeremy raved, "Funny as Hell!" and the Sex on Screen Festival wrote, "Hysterically funny, but also surprisingly revealing, director Nathan Garfinkel shows that there is a great deal more to a name than you might think."

The Fluffy Cumsalot, Porn Star DVD is packed with over 90 minutes of additional material and can be purchased here.

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Friday, November 18, 2005

IF YOU'VE GOT THE BALLS...

Sony has got balls
Sony has got balls. 250,000 'superballs' shot from cannons flying down a San Francisco street can be quite dangerous, but director Nicolai Fuglsig thought this was a brilliant way to express that the Sony Bravia LCD TV is 'like no other'. The crew had to be equipped with safety helmets and protective shields to film this beautiful flood of colour. Check out the gallery and the behind the scenes for a look at how this was accomplished. Make sure to watch both the 60 second commercial and the 3 minute extended version.

Reposted via Industrial Brand Creative.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

AMERICA'S NEXT MUPPET

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Most of us at United Nathan Productions have fond memories of The Muppets which is why you will find the occasional posting about them here. Whether it was the original television show or one of their movies, we feel that The Muppets have earned our respect as entertainers, innovators and extremely talented puppets.

With that said, it seems that if you can't make a reality show, you might as well spoof one. ABC is developing America's Next Muppet, a new Muppet tv show that finds Kermit and the gang in search of a new muppet cast member. The current plan is to parody America's Next Top Model and American Idol.

Don't get me wrong, everyone at United Nathan Productions eagerly anticipates any project with a muppet in it... like this German BMW commercial for the new 1er featuring none other than Kermit! You can find a translation to Kermit's dialogue here.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

MUPPETS OVER TIME

Muppets Over Time
Muppets Over Time is a stunning hommage to muppets creator, Jim Henson. Directed by Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland and Damien Ferrie as a student film, it is haunting yet beautiful. A truly unique and inspiring film that more of us should aspire to. Watch it a number of times to appreciate the subtle nuances and attention to detail. The short features equally moving music from the Silberman Orchestra as well as compositions by Ornadel and the Starlight Symphony.

Originally Muppets Over Time was brought to our attention via the Joey Tomatoes web site, which disappeared briefly, but is now back up in an abreviated form. Joey Tomotoes offers exposure to unique commercials and is worth checking out.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

WHILE MY UKULELE GENTLY WEEPS

Jake Shimabukuro plays While My Guitar Gently Weeps
At first this seems to be just a guy playing the George Harrison song, While my Guitar Gently Weeps, but give it a few minutes and you will be in awe of the raw talent he posesses. Jake Shimabukuro is not just some guy in the park. He has mastered the ukulele and his rendition of the George Harrison song, aptly renamed, While My Ukulele Gently Weeps is more than impressive.



Israel Kamakawiwo'ole plays Somewhere Over The Rainbow
It's hard to imagine that for such a small instrument, the ukulele can be so powerful. Imagine it in the hands of a 700 pound Hawaiian man. It may be hard to believe, but the result is one of the most moving renditions of Somewhere Over The Rainbow you have ever heard. The late Israel Kamakawiwo'ole was truly a talented man.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

THE FIRST POST

United Nathan Productions BLOG is now open
It is now official... the United Nathan Productions BLOG is now open. This text marks the inaugural blog; the proverbial breaking of the bottle on the hull of a new ship. It is what we at United Nathan Productions hope will serve as an interesting resource to post updates on current, past and future projects. Not just a supplement to the United Nathan Productions website, but also a forum to discuss other things that pique our interest.

Bookmark us as United Nathan Productions is going to go where no other blog has gone before... we are going to allow our pet monkey the priviledge to post to our blog whenever he desires.