My brother, Alon Shai, directed the new video for Charlie Megira and the Modern Dance Club, “Elvis is not Dead”. It premiered today. Check it out below, and be sure to also pick up Charlie’s album on vinyl or digitally from Guitars and Bongos Records.
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To mark the nearing end of the year, and celebrate the coming of 2012, I decided to jump on the list-making wagon and offer 11 tunes that moved, shook, and inspired me throughout 2011. In no particular order: Those Darlins – Mystic Mind (from Screws Get Loose) My favorite track from my favorite album of [...]
Condemned will screen at the 17th Bradford International Film Festival in England next month. Playing before the feature film, A Marine Story. The screening will take place on March 19th, 8pm, at the Cubby Broccoli Cinema in the National Media Museum. Tickets are available here. To download the festival’s catalogue.
Dennis Cozzalio featured Condemned in his great film blog, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule today. Check out an excerpt below. Shai’s achievement . . . is one of patience with building mood and ambience that is possible only when a director gets a handle of how to modulate little things like time and [...]
Condemned has been featured in the Online Cinema section of Bad Lit along with a review. Head over for the full piece, an excerpt below. “There’s a sultry, sexy feel to the film . . . the simmering, sweaty tension creates a sense of tension and menace that oozes in every shot.” Also, the Noir [...]
Mondo Digital chose Condemned as one of their most recent Sick Picks. Check out an excerpt below, and head over to Mondo Digital for the full piece. Director Oren Shai is definitely one to watch and is working on his first feature, which should really be something else. Not everyone can pull off something that [...]
Ryan Gould, Condemned’s Director of Photography, forwarded me these beautiful panoramic stills he took on set, using the Horizon camera. Click on the images below for large versions. Visit Ryan’s Website. And check out his comedy shorts at Daily Fiber.
The Shock Packed Story of Today’s Young Addicts… My 2005 short film, Heavy Soul, is featured at the video blog, No Fat Clips, for your downloading or streaming pleasure.
The new issue of Shock Cinema Magazine – the great cult film publication – features a review of Condemned. Flip to page 44, above the second part of the Jim Kelly interview. Being featured in Shock Cinema is truly exciting. Click on the image below for a larger view. Look for the new issue (#38) [...]
Cinema-Crazed posted a great review for Condemned: “Shai is a wonderful director capable of making every situation seem like a time capsule of the fifties and this film is no exception. He manages to bring the best out of his cast and their performances are sharp . . . Ultimately “Condemned” stands as a metaphor [...]