Thursday, March 9, 2017

"Friends of Fieldworkers" Now Online

I recently had the opportunity to shoot for a company called Hooplaha. They specialize in creating short documentary videos with a positive message. My first assignment: Friends of Fieldworkers.

I met an amazing woman who runs an organization in Ventura County that gives aid to the fieldworkers who work there. This comes in the way of helping them find affordable housing, helping them get their kids in school, even getting donations for presents at Christmas.

It was truly a humbling experience, and I'm so glad I got to help tell this story.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

"Monsoon" is in the can!

I'm so happy to announce that pickups have been completed for Monsoon, a film I started shooting last fall!
This is an amazing little film starring Austin Lyon, Katherine Hughes, Yvette Monreal, Scott Lowell, and Eve Plumb.

The Director, Miguel Duran, and I, really started this project in the spring of 2014, shooting a spec trailer on 16mm film that we could show to potential investors. It paid off, and we began principal photography in Phoenix, AZ in the fall of 2015. We had a great crew that brought a ton of passion to the project, and I think it will show on-screen.

The film is currently in post-production and is looking to make a festival run in 2017!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Coming soon to a theater near you!

I've been looking forward to this for a long time, and I can finally say that Out of Print is getting a theatrical and VOD release!

I shot this documentary about how the digital theatrical experience is destroying the future of revival cinema. We talked to so many amazing filmmakers like Joe Dante, Mark Romanek, Rian Johnson, Kevin Smith, Edgar Wright... the list goes on. Really tremendous artists who love revival cinema, and love the New Beverly (the theater we focused on).

My goal was to match the visual style of each interview to that of the subject we were talking to. So, Edgar Wright got a very intense, stylized look in his interview. Stuart Gordon had a spooky tone to his, etc. What's funny was the unintentional "starfield" look we gave Rian Johnson, not knowing that he'd be picked to write and direct Star Wars three years later!

Anyway, I'm very excited about this project finally getting a release! It's been a long time coming and I can't wait to share it with the world.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

"Driving Arizona" is now online!

Check out this episode from Driving Arizona, a web series I shot a while back:

Driving Arizona || Episode 2 from Joe Ahern on Vimeo.

This show was so much fun to work on; I worked with so many hilarious people. You can watch all four episodes here!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Dolby Interviews

I've been shooting some interviews for Dolby Laboratories lately, and getting to meet some fantastic directors and technicians. Here's the first one I shot for Deadpool!

Director Tim Miller on Deadpool in Dolby Cinema
from Dolby Laboratories on Vimeo.

Monday, February 1, 2016

"Piece of Cake" is now online!

A comedy short film I shot last year, Piece of Cake, is now on Youtube. If you like clowns and murder, you'll want to check it out!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

"For the Love of Nothing" Now Online

One of my favorite projects I've worked on, For the Love of Nothing, is now on Vimeo to watch. It's a beautiful, tone piece based on Ray Bradbury's short story, The Last Night of the World.

For the Love of Nothing from Alex Simon on Vimeo.

Check it out!