Sweet & Sour is the second chapter of Independent Society’s series dealing with that which can be expressed without words. Sofia (Angela Sarafyan) takes care of her last costumer before closing her chocolate shop and spending some quality time with Marcello (Matias Masucci). Can they make it this time?
Written and directed by Matias Masucci, “Sweet & Sour” was shot and edited by Karbis Sarafyan and features appearances by Kim Blair and Brock Branan.
Photographed on location at Lady Chocolatt 12008 Wilshire Blvd. # 101 Los Angeles, CA 90025 http://www.chocolatt.com
Music courtesy of Layne Garrett (song: The L.A. County Coroner Whistles While He Works)
http://www.questionthetruth.com via http://www.opsound.org
Released under the Creative Commons License
Continue reading Chapter Two: Sweet & Sour
Raindance TV interviews director Matias Masucci and actress Pollyanna McIntosh in occasion of the 2012 presentation of the independent film Noise Matters at the 20th Raindance Film Festival in London.
Opening night at the Apollo Piccadilly Theatre was the first presentation of the film to an international audience. The film went on to garner further attention and positive reviews.
Here is what the festival had to say about Noise Matters:
“The whole essence of noise is that there are no instruments. We’re not musicians, we make noise.” Noise Matters is a two hour lesson in noise and a journey into the minds of some rather eccentric characters. While it is intimately touching it’s also outrageously funny in its satire on music, noise and the arts.
While it takes the disguise of a simple documentary, it soon becomes clear that this is something out of the ordinary. In Noise Matters we get to follow the fictional noise making band Shame on You. The band consists of Stan, the traumatised abstract painter; Philip; the sound engineer genius; Ryan, the political activist with an anger management issue and the professional noise maker and self proclaimed band leader Dagobert. The band is managed by their completely inappropriate and somewhat delusional manager, Captain Monroe, who wants the band to record an album in order to reach the bigger market. This becomes a question of artistic integrity which splits the band in two camps and threatens to ruin it all.
Matias Masucci’s feature length debut is without a doubt in a class of its own and it’s sure to divide audiences. It’s splendidly bonkers and leaves you wanting just a little bit more.
By Mirjam Genetay
Noise Matters Deleted Scenes is a collection of shots and clips that was not used for the film but I’ve put it together because it conveys the feel that ultimately I like about Noise Matters. The song was specifically written for the film by Cody Marks and is titled I Found it All.
Noise Matters, starring Matias Masucci, Ugo Bianchi, Bret Roberts. Joey Capone, Dean Delray, Brian McGuire, Kevin Dorian, Circus-Szalewski and Frank Payne.
This is a matter of noise, its culture and its effects on the lives of a group of off-beat characters devoted to the simplest of all “arts”, making noise. “…memories are connected to sounds” says Dagobert, leader of the noise band “Shame On You”, as he explains the painstaking process of finding the right objects to generate unique and inimitable sounds capable of evoking emotions in the listener.
Noise Matters is a glance into the life of a professional noise maker, an abstract painter, a sound engineer and a social agitator brought together by their passion for creating sounds using everyday objects.
Trouble starts when their manager Captain Monroe, a womanizing conspiracy theorist and con man, insists on having them record an album that Dagobert just cannot bring himself to do. The story explores the implications of creative undertakings within a group and its impact on artistic integrity.
Chapter One: Piece & Quiet
Introducing Marcello and Sofia
Finding a quiet place where Marcello (Matias Masucci) can meet Sofia (Angela Sarafyan) proves to be problematic. Kevin Dorian and Ugo Bianchi also star in this first chapter written and directed by Matias Masucci and shot by Sebastien Hameline.
Continue reading Chapter One: Piece & Quiet
This never made it into the final cut of Noise Matters but I still wanted to share it with you. It was never in the script and I decided to shoot it on the spur of the moment so I was very fortunate to have everyone jump right on board with my silliness. It is a very unusual funeral, I think the title says it all. The song is titled Brazil by Xavier Cugat.
This is my acting demo reel. It showcases some of my work in front of the camera.
Can You Dig? Is an experimental shoot that took place in the Mojave desert near Calico’s ghost town off of Interstate 15. It was shot as a test for the still unproduced film “West of Nowhere”. According to the screenplay this would have been the first three pages.
Synopsis: Digging a hole, in the middle of the desert, for no apparent reason, can drive one insane. Matias Masucci Digging, Shot & Directed by Kevin Dorian and bizarrely edited by Matias Masucci.