Saturday, November 28, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Drinking and Drawing 10/12/09 - Animation Credits

01) Luis Valle
02) Godfrey Hibbert
03) Fabrizio Colombi
04) Mario Alfonso
05) Maria Del Gado
06) Gabriella Alvarado
07) Natalya Cohen
08) Martin De Bokay
09) Eric Mendez
10) Joseph Loochlaartt
11) Veronica Valencia
12) Douglas T Henry
13) Sam Rega
14) Daniel Cardenas
15) Annette Mauricio
16) David Tamargo
17) Moises Sanabria
18) Andres Bedoya
19) Ivan Recalde
20) Jordan Wolf
21) Alyssa Stansell
22) Cory Czajokowski
23) Rockjay Simpson
24) Jamye Simpson
25) Ken Rayapin
26) Jennie Fernandez
27) Ximena Conesa
28) Aiden Dillard
29) Eric Mendel
30) Zack Lancaster
31) Evelyn Salveron
32) Sandro Sarmiento
33) Jen Tigh
34) Stacey
35) Ivan Recalda
36) Oded Shoya
37) Eva – Lina Guzman
38) Jaws Valdez
39) Jim Morin
40) Tony Merenda
41) Sergio Banderas
42) Carlos Echeverria
43) Andrew Trask
44) Patrick De Bokay
45)Josh Miller

Produced by Patrick De Bokay and Spencer Morin


Next D and D in December. Watch for Posts!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bill Grefe @ MWCC

Bill Grefe came to MWCC to screen Stanley an everglades grindhouse film with a lot of snakes and discussed how it grossed nearly the same amount as the godfather when it opened in California!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Drinking and Drawing 10/12/09 - Animation

Adam and Eve

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: Animation MWCC <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:20:09 -0500
To: Josh Miller<>
Subject: Please forward to MWCC news letter/ post on blog

 Courtesy of Noreeen Mendoza of the South Beach Animation Festival a new event for local filmmakers and animators of all kinds and sorts! Come out and support the local animation scene!


Spencer Morin
Head of Animation
Miami World Cinema Center

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Guess I missed this at the cosford. But Gomorrah (presented by Scorcese) will no doubt get the criterion collection treatment soon

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


MWCC received $12,500 from the Downtown Development Authority for the CCCV's Borscht Film Festival. This is the 3rd highest award of all applicants and the same amount as the Miami International Film Festival. About 1/3rd of applicants were not funded at all.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

24 Hours of Magic at Actors' Playhouse

Check out what Miami playwrights were up to this past week including Borscht and CCCV's Lucas Leyva.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Brown List a website about temping in hollywood released their brown list which rated randall emmett the least like hollywood exec. Emmett came down and did a seminar for us in April and you can see the video on our website.

Knight arts blog

check out our post on the knight arts blog

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

LA's place to make deals

LA has Sunset Tower, let's take votes on Miami's hot spot for deal making. Read the NY Times article here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

What I wish I could say to people

Granted I haven't penned scripts for studios I still wish I could say it to people...


Props to danny davila for donating a g4 full of apps and a DVD duplicator. Danny works as an art director for burn notice. This was the original comp in Michaels loft!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Drinking & Drawing

Calling all animators! Check out DRINKING & DRAWING! OCTOBER 12th 8pm @ NEWS LOUNGE!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Bad Boys III

Maybe SOFLA will get another feature shot here purely by default....

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Great article on South Florida's most prolific music video director

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jesse's Tracks's Guest Blog

Lily Erlinger is a Harvard student who recently came down to Miami to make her thesis in a co-production with MWCC. Below is a guest blog entry about her experience. (better pics to come)

"Eleven days of production. That’s what one and a half years of organisation, writing, thinking, come down to.

Eleven days to make what’s existed in your head into a semblance of reality, to capture in pixels, in order to remold in post. The process of filmmaking rides up and down the escalator between abstraction and order. It was chaos in the most sensible way possible. Call sheets printed every day, shot lists written every morning after four hours of eye-lid shivering sleep, images still flashing beneath them. And in the process of making a script into reality, real relationships unfolded, informed, changed the very minutes of fiction appearing before our eyes.

Having written a script that takes place mostly at night, I was thankful that none of crew or cast belonged to any unions, because we were certainly throwing any semblance of sane working hours out the window. It is the sacrifice of student independent films, that’s for sure. Sixteen hour days and three-to-six hour turnarounds left us all relying on red bull and my mother’s coffee to keep us going.

And there was a quite bit that we had to keep going through:

Our first night was rained out. A generator that had been donated to us ended up breaking down (leaving us without power in the street at 1am and forcing us to reschedule and rent another), airplanes made our sound recordists’ lives hell. Three hurricanes threatened us from off-shore. The wiring of the old motels we worked in couldn’t support the 2K lights we were trying to power. Two harvard girls (Becky Cooper and myself), with an iPhone managed to get lost….trying to get to SW 101 St, Miami, and instead ending up at SW 101St, Miramar. About an hour and in a different city from where the location and the rest of the crew were. Police threatened our final day of shooting until our producer appeased them with several cleverly worded and slightly misleading permits.

It was also one of the most thrilling, funny, engaging, chaotic experiences of my life.

Our sound recordists climbed trees to boom scenes. The generator breaking down saved us from a rain storm, after which we were not rained out again. The police happened to pull out JUST as the freight train we had been waiting for (and was already an hour late) arrived. Had the train arrived just five minutes earlier, we would have lost the scene.

On one of the nights, late into production, we were filming the second to last scene. It had been a twelve hour day already, and it was 3:30am. Becky and Andy (playing the two main characters) sit on a park bench next to the train tracks. Becky lifts her eyes and in a perfect, cinematic moment, a tear rolls down her nose in just the right light. My AD and my own insides crumpled, throats closed up. Pause. End Scene. And suddenly an unexpected freight train rushed by, shaking that feeling down to our fingertips, feeling the wind shroud us in awe of our heartbeats. Such a little tear, such beautiful light, such tender stillness, such sincere feeling, such a rattling whoosh of visceral moments.

The entire crew gathered for our wrap party, and the mother of one of the members of the crew joined us. She works for a social program that takes care of foster children. The conversation turned to the problem Miami is currently facing because of its sex-offender zoning laws which has every paroled sex-offender living under the causeway bridge between Miami Beach and the mainland. Her tone rose in disgust, “I have no sympathy for pedophiles.”

The crew fell silent for a moment. It was not that one could argue. Nor that one should. But it was a silence that bore the weight of itself. It turned over in our minds, first that no one’s vehemence rose to agree. Then, with some surprise, we realised that our vehemence had not risen to agree.

For eleven days, we had been wrapped up in the hours and labor of making a film without seeing that it might affect us. And suddenly, the silence arrived to alert us to the fact that it just might have. A story about a man labeled and trapped by his mistakes, caught in the minds of good people as not worth their sympathy. A so-called “pedophile”. Yes, fictional. But that wasn’t the point. The point was the possibility that those labels might not be true, or even if true, that it might be more complicated than any word could possibly describe, or sentence a person to, in one breath.

This is why I make films."

Lily Erlinger

Friday, August 28, 2009

Peter glanz helms first borscht film

Velvet the first of the cccv stories lensed today in the design district


David Frankel, a board member of Miami World Cinema Center made a special trip to our office to give the Borscht Filmmakers some advice before they went into principal photography.