- Monday, Apr. 21, 2014
Award-winning FILMLOOK MEDIA & POST, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this month, is collaborating with Award-winning music artist and Sufi visionary Imran Raza and his Sufi music sister projects - Sonic Ashtanga and Sirens of Dionysus to co-produce a new music franchise library “Awakening of Dionysus,” a collection of music, music videos, docu-series, and short films it was announced today by founders Robert A. Faber and Anna M. Cordova.
“Awakening of Dionysus,” refers to the Greek Mythological God who harvests and liberates the Soul, and under this banner these creative works will explore the awakening of consciousness to a new generation and the ground swell of the humanitarian movement as it gains momentum.
The first project to be produced under “Awakening of Dionysus,” label will be the music video “RISE !!!” Imran Raza has worked with three-time Grammy Award-winning producer Anton Pukshansky (Santana’s “Supernatural”, Korn, Ozamatli’s “Street Signs”) since 2007, creating music for the project featuring legendary musicians from both South Asia and the West including Sanam Marvi, Mekaal Hasan, Slash and Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses, members of Jane’s Addiction, Quiet Riot, Ozamatli and many more. “RISE !!!” features Raza’s music project Sirens of Dionysus and is directed by World renowned fashion photographer Ash Gupta, whose work regularly appears in Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and Elle is making his directorial debut.
Currently a huge sensation in Asia - Sufi rock is a new genre in music emerging which combines the mystical eastern music with the western iconic rock sound with Imran Raza at the forefront. His popularity gained momentum and spread across the Asian continent when his singles "Fly with Us," "The Bombs of Dhamma," and most notably “Hammarah Ghar” (Our Home) played hourly on MTV Asia and on other music stations condemning the Taliban and gaining the support of the Pakistani government.
Raza’s projects won two Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) for the single “Be Like the Onion” in the World category with Sonic Ashtanga; and “Warm Soft Winter Moon” which won the Dub Step Award and Recognition in the Planet & Environment Award with Sirens of Dionysus. Sirens of Dionysus, whose name personifies the image of “Smashing Ego into Ecstasy,” other single “Get in the Game” was nominated in the Alternative Rock category.
“There is this incredible global movement of a new awakening generation unleashing themselves to their divinity within that is liberating their Souls. I call this the Cosmic Soul and it is gaining momentum globally and we want to be part of this new ground swell through our music, Docu-series and films. “RISE !!!” embodies this and speaks our belief in this,” comments Raza.
FILMLOOK MEDIA & POST is no stranger to working with music icons and most recently worked on Van Halen’s “Tattoo” music video directed by David Lee Roth which received over two-million hits when it was released on YouTube. Other iconic clients include Prince, ELO, Rolling Stones; and over the years the company has worked on music videos from such popular music artists as EMINEM, Alicia Keyes, and the Jonas Brothers.
Added Cordova, “Imran is an exceptional artist, and we are delighted to be collaborating with him and be part of this new music sound arising from the east.”
Since opening its doors in 1989, FILMLOOK has always been in the forefront of technology and trends. It has become an integral part in the industry’s transition from traditional film production to the digital age we know today.
Co-founder Robert Faber was responsible for creating and producing the award-winning broadcast quality post-production process FILMLOOK® that has been used by major studios including Disney, ESPN, HBO, and Warner Bros. Television.
Under the FILMLOOK banner Faber also patented the 24-frame progressive video camera. At the time, this new cutting age technology was licensed to the Sony Corporation and for the cameras used (HDW-F900 24P) for LUCASFILM Ltd. to film STAR WARS - EPISODE 2.
Since then, Faber’s Patent has been licensed to such major brands as ARRI, CANON, CASIO, FUJI, HITACHI, IKEGAMI, ICONIX, JVC, NIKON, PANASONIC, PENTAX, SONY and THOMSON.
In 1992, the Academy of Television Arts & Science bestowed FILMLOOK Inc. with the prestigious award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.
Always on the cutting edge of technology, the company expanded its services, and in 2010 changed its name to FILMLOOK MEDIA & POST which has subsequently become one of the leading post houses offering full post production services for clients in the film and television industry. Located in the heart of the Burbank media district, the company’s 4,500 square foot facility currently offers clients the latest state-of-the-art color correction system, Baselight from FILMLIGHT.
Its extensive client roster includes the major cable and broadcast networks such as Disney, ESPN, Discovery Channel and HBO, to name a few.
Some of the most notable projects handled by FILMLOOK MEDIA & POST include the hugely popular Disney family shows “That’s So Raven,” for five seasons starring Raven-Symoné; and the phenomenally successful “Hannah Montana” which launched the career of Miley Cyrus.
Other projects include critically acclaimed HBO documentaries as Kirby Dick’s Academy nominee “Twist of Fate,” Emmy nominee “Jim McKay My World in My Words; ” and HBO Sports “The UCLA Dynasty.”
FILMLOOK MEDIA & POST has most recently completed post with Blane Baggett (“The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century”) on his latest documentary, “The Stuff of Dreams” which chronicles the engineers at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories) during the late ‘70s/early ‘80s of the Voyager 1 & Voyager 2 missions.
In addition, FILMLOOK’s production arm - C2 Entertainment - under the leadership of Filmlook co-founder, president Anna Cordova is packaging and developing the TV animated show “Captain Daddy,” with creator Huston Huddleston and show runner Mitch Schauer (“Garfield and Friends,” “The Smurfs”). C2 is also collaborating on a number of projects with long time filmmaker client Nadia Tass (“Malcolm”) including “Feather,” a femme-fatale action film.
Ms. Cordova started her career at Loral EOS as manager of operations, where she met her future business partner before they went on to launch FILMLOOK Inc. Cordova continues to run day-to-day operations and oversee client relations and is a member of Women In Film, American Film Institute, and NAPW (National Association of Professional Women).
Mr. Faber is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Post Alliance, and a lifetime member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
About FILMLOOK Media and Post
Established in 1989, FILMLOOK Inc. was founded by filmmaker/engineer Robert A. Faber and film executive Anna M. Cordova and became synonymous with FILMLOOK® the award-winning film process and patented 24-frame progressive camera technology. Located in the heart of Burbank Media District, the company has grown to the full service post production house - FILMLOOK MEDIA & POST. The company’s 4,500 square foot facility currently offers clients the latest state-of-the-art color correction system, Baseline 1, from FILMLIGHT. Additional information: www.filmlook.com