Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Jason Stuart mentions K-11 in his article for the Huffington Post

Earlier this year, I was filmed the prison drama K11 about gay people in the Los Angeles prison system. The part of the mean laundry trustee was offered to me by the casting director who gave me my very first professional interview, Pam Dixon. As I read the script, I assumed that my character was gay, since that is what is usually offered to me. Pam told me that it was a straight character, and that he was actually homophobic! I got a bit choked up as I thanked her for giving me the chance to play other types of characters.

Don't keep people in boxes. Let them soar.

Read Jason's great post with the Huffington Post here.

Billy Morrison confirms K-11 will be at the Berlin Film Festival

I shot another movie – K-11 – which has been accepted into the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and will be released next year. And I worked hard at furthering a couple of film and TV projects which, if all goes well, may see the light of day in 2012.

Read more on Billy's year round-up here: billymorrison.net/weblog

How excited are we to hear about the Berlin Film Festival? Very. :)

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Video: Billy Morrison plays at the Roxy with Camp Freddy (23 Dec)

The final show at the Roxy - 23 December 2011

Check out some more performances by Camp Freddy at tom91381 YT channel. 

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Actor Jovanny Venegas, talks about K-11 & shares some new wrap-party photos

Jovanny & Kate del Castillo on the last day of filming K-11.
Check out Kate's tattoo to play Mousey. :)
Jules & Jovanny at the K-11 wrap-party in August 2011 
Luis Moncado & Jules
Beverly & Goran 
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Photos with Beverly, Goran & Craig, have been posted before on this site in August. Go here for more.


As you know we always “Take you to the Hottest & Most Exclusive Locations!” And today, R.A.L. is exclusively taking you behind the scenes of “K-11″ which is going to be one of the Hottest movies of 2012!

K-11 is directed by Jules Stewart, who is making her feature directorial debut. Does the last name Stewart ring a bell? Well it should, Jules is the mother of Twilight star Kristen Stewart. Kristen was originally casted in the project, but unfortunately was not able to participate due to prior obligations. But her brother Cameron Stewart, will be playing a jail inmate named Sledgehammer.

Now you may ask how did we get this exclusive? Well it turns out that R.A.L Correspondent / Actor Jovanny Venegas, happens to play a K-11 inmate. He will be sharing his on set experience.

Jovanny says “This is going to be one of those movies, that you will always remember, just imagine we were shooting in a real-life haunted prison, and the movie tells the story of all of the crazy things that really happened in a section of the Los Angeles County Jail, that one never hears about.” Jovanny continues with “It’s real life, nothing fake about K-11. And I will be taking our R.A.L readers on a wild journey, till the movie is released.”

Looking forward to some more updates from Jovanny. :)

Source redalertlive 

Thank you to @KstewAngel 

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

K-11 to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012?

No official film program has been released to the public as yet, however this looks very promising coming from Intandem.

It would be incredible for K-11 to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. 

Stay tuned. :)

The Berlin Film Festival runs from February 9 -17 in 2012.

Visit the festival site: Berlin Film Festival  

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Billy Morrison, with Camp Freddy, perform at the Roxy (16 Dec)

YT source tom91381

Camp Freddy playing Night 3 (12-16-2011) at The Roxy Residency. Tonight the guest included Franky Perez, Mark McGrath, Gilby Clark, Billy Duffy, Glenn Hughes, Steve Stevens, Chino, Cypress Hill, Sebastian Bach, Steven Adler and Billy Gibbons.
Camp Freddy is Dave Narvarro,Billy Morrison, Matt Sorum,Chris Chaney and Donvan Leitch.

Craig Owens flexing his creative muscles in music, acting (PressDisplay)

Craig Owens has always been a busy guy, especially with bands such as Chiodos and Cinematic Sunrise, and now with the group Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (aka D.R.U.G.S.).

But this year he also found time to record a new solo song — “Bibles and Badges,” which was originally slated for D.R.U.G.S. — and put together four solo shows around the Midwest.

“It’s the same thing that happens every time; I miss playing the intimate shows,” explains Owens, 27, who was bor n in Davison, Mich., and now resides in Rochester. And I miss playing the older songs that meant a lot to me and that I think my fans and I really bonded and created a beautiful relationship over.

“So it’s a good chance for me to reunite that spark and share in playing it for them and having them sing along.”

Owens says he and “a few friends” will perform songs from throughout his career -- likely with a few “surprises” thrown in.” Meanwhile he’s gearing up for a bit of a rest before D.R.U.G.S. begins its first headlining tour in January (with a Feb. 25 show slated for the Crofoot in Pontiac), as well as a European swing. Also on the 2012 docket; his film debut in “K-11,” playing “a protege pop star” killed by his drugaddled producer, played by Goran Visnjic of “E.R.” fame.

“I’m just really, really excited to be a part of it and have it be such a massive role for my first movie,” Owens says. “I was just kind of thrown into it, no classes, I didn’t have to read for the part. It was a very interesting and fun time.

“I’m really starting to take the acting thing seriously, not because I need money or a job. It’s a definite passion for me. I would work these 12-hour days on the movie set and I’d still be smiling at the end of the night. So you can expect to see a lot more acting from me in the future.”

Craig Owens performs Monday at the Crofoot Ballroom,
1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac
. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Call 248-858-9333 or visit www.thecrofoot.com.

Thank you to gogoranvisnjicatbleuprofond2 for the heads up.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Video: Jay Mewes counts down to Christmas

You can check out the rest of Jay's YT channel here: MRMEWES :)

Goran Visnjic at 'The Princess Bride' reading at LACMA (Dec 15)

The standing ovation before the show even began assured the packed Bing Theater audience that we were in store for a good time with The Princess Bride. In Jason Reitman’s third installment of the Film Independent at LACMA Live Read series, the classic tale of ambidextrous sword-fighters, kidnapped princesses and inconceivable villains was revisited with a cast of returning Live Read participants, new faces and some nostalgic surprises. The holiday season tends to bring about memories of childhood and it did for many when the original Westley, Cary Elwes, walked out to sit for the role of Humperdink, Fred Savage came back on to reprise his original boyhood role as the Grandson and the Grandfather turned out to be the man who presented us with the story back in 1987, director Rob Reiner. These surprise cast members weren’t the only ones who walked on stage with fond memories of the film:

• the Live Read’s Westley, Paul Rudd, channeled the character perfectly, to the notable approval of Cary Elwes

• Patton Oswalt’s every word carried the perfect blend of eye-rolling braggadocio and hilarity that the original Wallace Shawn created in Fezzini

• Goran Vijnic’s growly promises of revenge and charming sense of helplessness would have made Mandy Patinkin proud.

• Kevin Pollack as Miracle Max (originated by funnyman Billy Crystal) made everyone wish that the Miracle Max character wasn’t so secondary

The cast was rounded out by Bill Fagerbaake as Fezzik (originated by Andre the Giant), Nick Kroll as Count Rugen (originated by Christopher Guest), Collette Wolfe as Valerie (originated by Carol Kane), and Mindy Kaling as Buttercup (originated by Robin Wright).  Mindy Kaling’s on/off accent didn’t detract from her defiant Buttercup and it was a lovely sign of the diversity that Film Independent and our partners seek to promote that the blonde princess was this time played by a woman of Indian background. Jason Reitman’s motivation to make the Live Reads a place to play around with casting is paying off in more ways than one.

The Live Reads have proven to be a spectacular success amongst diverse audiences—everyone from Michael Govan (director of LACMA) to Kaling’s “The Office” co-star/co-writer BJ Novak to film students and screenwriters sat with wide eyes watching a familiar story unfold on stage in a whole new way. This time around spoons clanged out a sword fight (courtesy of Patton Oswalt), mock passionate kisses between Rudd and Kaling made us giggle and an absorbed and adventure-hungry Fred Savage listened to his Grandfather’s story. Well… maybe it was just new enough.

Ralph Cole Jr talks to XI Magazine about K-11

However, don’t think this superstar in the making is relegating himself to the world of comedy.  He recently wrapped a role in director Jules Stewart‘s prison drama, “K-11,” which marks a significant departure from his trademark funnyman persona.  Amidst a hectic schedule, he spoke with me regarding his thoughts on the entertainment industry, his dream role and his new role.

XI: What’s next for you?

I’m featured in this great new film called “K-11″ directed by Jules Stewart.  Hopefully it will be going to the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and we’ll have a domestic release later that year.  It’s a very gritty prison story.   As a comedian, it’s always great to play drama; I always immerse myself in it when I get a chance to.  We shot at a prison so everything was so realistic.  Playing a prisoner was so eye-opening.  I’m a passionate actor so, whatever I do, I go full-out and do it.

I’m also featured in another great film called “Eating Out: The Open Weekend” which just made its premiere in Palm Springs and will be coming to DVD in 2012 and also will air on the Logo network in July 2012.  Weekly, I co-host a radio show with Jasper Cole called “On The Set with Jasper Cole” and we interview celebrity guests from all aspects of entertainment.

This was definitely one of my most memorable interviews in almost 3 years of doing this.  Ralph is effervescent, realistic and a real hoot…paging television executives, this man would be great on ANY show!  Make sure you follow Ralph on Twitter (@Ralphcolejr).

For the great full interview with Ralph go here at the source ximagonline.

via @KstewAngel thank you for the tip.

K-11 Movie Fan Site side note: The mention of the Berlin Film Festival is exciting. 

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Goran Visnijc Cast in Jason Reitman's 'The Princess Bride' Reading

@JasonReitman: Goran Visnjic in the role of Inigo Montoya originated by Mandy Patinkin. Live Read of The Princess Bride. Film Independent @ LACMA

Jason Reitman tweeted the above announcing Goran's casting for the reading earlier today (Dec 15)

Live Read: Directed by Jason Reitman – The Princess Bride
December 15

7:30 PM

 The next installment in the series of director Jason Reitmanʼs readings of canonical film scripts will once again feature surprise casts this time revisiting, The Princess Bride.

This beloved classic fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favorite book “The Princess Bride” to his hard-to-impress grandson. This book, he promises, has everything – “Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles.” – and all that he promised comes to life before the boy’s enchanted eyes as his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westley, the man she loves.

The cast so far includes:
Patton Oswalt as Vizzini originated by Wallace Shawn
Nick Kroll as Count Tyrone Rugen originated by Christopher Guest
Kevin Pollak as Miracle Max originated by Billy Crystal
Mindy Kaling as Princess Buttercup originated by Robin Wright
Paul Rudd as Westley originated by Cary Elwes
Bill Fagerbaake as Fezzik originated by Andre the Giant
Goran Visnjic as Inigo Montoya originated by Mandy Patinkin

Via  @KstewAngel thank you for the heads up. :)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Craig Owens' cause to stop bullying and teen suicide


As many of you are aware, on my last solo run I had everyone attending bring a toy. This got you into the meet & greet directly after the show to say hello / give hugs. I then donated the toys to my local children’s hospital.. and the amount of toys I was able to donate because of ALL OF YOU was OVERWHELMING!!

Therefore, I’ve decided in the spirit of the holidays to continue this tradition. The following is a letter that was passed along to me by a close family friend.

The point? To anyone attending my shows in the midwest this weekend, I would appreciate it if you would PLEASE bring a pillow pet, or two. I’ll then be donating them all to the cancer patients over at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in my home state of Michigan. This will grant you a spot in line for the meet and greet after the show. I will also be pulling 5-8 people from the line prior to the show that have pillow pets to come in, and watch soundcheck / hang w/ me for a bit.

Let’s be selfless and help these in need cancer patients feel the love that they deserve. Please take the time to read this letter, and take the small effort in purchasing / bringing a pillow pet and bringing them to the shows that I have planned this weekend. 

Love you guys! Together, we can make SUCH a huge impact in these kids lives!


Click letter for larger view

Please do try to try and help out this great cause if you do attend any of Craig's shows.

If not, you can still support the cause by bringing awareness to the cause by adding #StandUp to tweets if you are on Twitter.

For more details go to underthegunreview  - and thank you.

New TV spot for 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' with Goran

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The winning K-11 fan letter

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Thank you Amara for your great K-11 fan letter and thank you to all who wrote in & for your continued support. :)

Friday, 2 December 2011

Goran Visnjic in the new extended trailer for 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Goran appears at the beginning of the this newly released extended trailer.

Source thank you to follower @AdeleStew for the head's up tweet. :)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

"Beginners", co-starring Goran Visnjic, wins Best Ensemble Cast & Best Feature at the Gotham Awards

Official Trailer

Beginners and The Tree of Life tied for best feature at the 21st annual Gotham Independent Awards on Monday night in New York.

Beginners stars Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor in a comedy/drama about a young man rocked by news that his elderly father has terminal cancer and a young male lover.

Mike Mills directed, with Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Miranda de Pencier, Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen serving as producers of the Focus Features movie.

Beginners, whose cast also includes Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic, Kai Lennox, Mary Page Keller and Keegan Boos, also won the best ensemble performance award.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The cast attended a screening of K-11

It appears that the cast got together this past weekend to attend a screening of K-11.

Exciting to hear that K-11 has either been finished or close to being so.

We have heard that a trailer will be incoming soon via Intandem.

Watch this space. :)

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Kate del Castillo talks about K-11 with CelebrityBuzz

Before, she played the role of a powerful drug dealer and now she will be a transsexual in prison.

“A couple of my films will be released next year… One is called K-11. The plot takes place in a prison where gays, bisexuals and transsexuals are isolated. This film, in which I portray a transsexual, is a bit strong,” the Mexican actress says in an interview about her new work in English in Hollywood.

Del Castillo, 39, is known for her role as the drug dealer Teresa Mendoza in the series La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South), which aired on the Hispanic TV network Telemundo, which is based on a novel by Spanish writer Arturo Pérez Reverte.

“La Reina del Sur… was like a watershed in my career, with a character that only comes once in a lifetime,” says Del Castillo about Telemundo’s series.

In K-11, which still has no exact release date in 2012, the Mexican actress shares the starring role with Yugoslav* actor Goran Visnjic. Both are under the direction of American filmmaker Jules Mann-Stewart.

Del Castillo was in Houston for two days last week to promote the champagne brand Moët & Chandon and she paid a couple of visits to liquor stores with some special guests.

According to Del Castillo, portraying a transsexual named Mousey in this film, has been “complicated” compared to other characters she has played in her career.

“You have to do a lot of research… But I had the honor of meeting the acting coach Felicity Huffman used in her film (Transamerica, where Huffman plays a transsexual) and that helped me to work with her. It’s another trip, you won’t recognize me!” says Del Castillo.

The other film in which Del Castillo will star next year is The Miracle of Spanish Harlem, a folk tale directed by Derek Partridge.

“That film has a totally different style than K-11’s… it’s a white film,” concludes the actress.

Thank you gogoranvisnjicatbleuprofond for the head's up. :)

* Side note: Goran is actually from what is now, Croatia.