Les belle filles… Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, the two French co-stars of Blue Is the Warmest Color, the controversial film that won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or featured in Miu Miu’s resort 2014 ad campaign. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Miuccia sure knows how to pick ’em…

Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.

Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away.

Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write!

Now available from Women Make Movies: 

Photo: Norma and Daysi Guillard, 1961. (Norma Guillard is featured in the film.)

Via Zinn Education Project


Please help us make our film A Place Called Home a reality by donating to and sharing our crowdfunding campaign!

Set in present day NYC, A Place Called Home is a deeply moving coming-of-age drama about Ally and the collateral damage she endures as she explores and struggles to accept her sexuality. Ally’s story is inspired by the over 600,000 currently homeless LGBT teens and millions of former homeless teens who are now part of the over 9 million LGBT adults in America alone.

Our film is historic for two reasons:

1) We are shining a very big spotlight on homeless LGBT youth by realistically showing what their lives are like - no holds barred;

2) A recent study shows that LGBT “characters are lacking” in Hollywood films. We aim to help change that by creating a film that is unique in its storytelling - brutal in its honesty, yet told with compassion.

With your help, we will be able to remain independent and tell our story without compromising production quality in any way. Every penny that we raise will aid in the production of our movie - casting, crew, equipment, wardrobe, production design, etc.

Please donate to our Sponsume campaign here. And even if you can’t, please give this post a reblog for us and share our campaign with your friends.

Not only will we make a great film together, we’ll be helping to shed light on homeless LGBT kids everywhere. Thank you so very much for your generosity - we are humbled and deeply appreciative.

The MC Productions Team


“Les Sapeurs” Nikki Billie Jean Ready-To-Wear 2016 Collection Campaign

See the campaign photos & film at

Fashion Designer/Wardrobe Stylist: Nikki Billie Jean

Producer: All Things Ankara

Creative Director/Co-Producer: Troy Massa

Photographer: By Sir Arthur

Filmmaker: Brendan Lyn

Make-Up Artist: Ronke Raji

Hair Stylist: Soul Chic Boutique

Models: Armanda Tounghi, Wilson Ebo, Khalif Nelson, Yaw Osei & Arnold Philip

Fabric: All Things Ankara Store

Bike: College Park Bicycles

Special Thanks: Nicholas Orji & Ibironke Akintaju (Nikki’s Brother & Mom)


Sundance alumni Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement want to bring vampires across the USA and you can help.  Check out the What We Do In The Shadows Kickstarter campaign to fund the self-distribution of the film’s American release.

What We Do In The Shadows premiered during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the Park City at Midnight section and is Waititi and Clement’s second Festival film together.  Both attended the Festival in 2007 with Eagle vs. Shark.  Waititi workshopped Eagle vs. Shark during the 2005 Sundance Institute Directors Lab.

Help bring vampire comedy to a theatre near you
– the Kickstarter campaign ends on Thursday, February 12.  

Film stills by Kane Skennar


The Rooster Teeth Feature Length Film Campaign for “Lazer Team” is LIVE now on Indiegogo. Everyone who backs the project has my permission to have a mental image of us spooning each other. It’s my own exclusive perk I’m offering. GO NOW!