Tuesday, July 02, 2013

FREEDOM DEAL, Now on VOD as well as at Festivals: a Supernatural Historical Southeast Asian Movie by Camerado

'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky', a new supernatural historical drama set in Cambodia in 1970 during the US-Vietnam War and 'Cambodia Incursion', is now also available on home use VOD.

Due to numerous ongoing worldwide requests from folks who want to see the movie in a changing distribution landscape, FREEDOM DEAL, the first-ever dramatization of a never before seen intersection of Western-Asian history is now being made available on Home Use VOD (Video on Demand) simultaneous to its ongoing festival circulation.

While the ideal environment for this striking genre-busting Asian movie remains the theatrical large screen (*see http://www.freedomdealmovie.com/ for screening schedules) a superb alternative for folks without access to the movie in a festival environment, or who don't want to wait to see it, is available now on sparkling HD @ Vimeo on Demand, above.

This unique Cambodian Southeast Asian multi-festival selected film is best seen in a group theatrical environment with full frame HD; so, check the 'FREEDOM DEAL' website at http://www.freedomdealmovie.com to keep an eye on screening & broadcast dates and be sure to see it in a theater as well!

A Camerado SE Asia Production

Sunday, June 16, 2013

'FREEDOM DEAL' a New Movie by Camerado Southeast Asia FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky', (RT 25:00 Release 2013), an historical dramatic movie made in Cambodia Southeast Asia and set in 1970 during the US-Vietnam conflict's 'Cambodia Incursion', has been selected to the following festival events:

2013 San Antonio Film Festival (USA)

2013 A Film for Peace Film Festival (ITALY)

Others Pending & Added As They Are Announced...

Get more info about FREEDOM DEAL @

A Camerado SE Asia Production

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Documentary, BOOKWARS on DVD with PPL (Public Performance License)

The pioneering documentary, BOOKWARS, available for libraries and institutions with PPL (Public Performance License)

$169.99 Includes PPR (PUBLIC PERFORMANCE LICENCE) For Institutions & Libraries: See License Details Below    Trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=186epIJFQFk

Buy now from Amazon/Createspace @ https://www.createspace.com/260556

SUBJECTS and NICHES: Social Justice * Arts & Culture * Books & Literature * Urban Studies * Community * American Studies 

Contact camerado@camerado.com to view an online screener before purchase

Some Street Language
Suitable for High School and Up [PG-13]


BOOKWARS  Documentary, 79 min. with Extras

"Superb...mesmerizing" NY Film Critics Circle
"Hilarious...fascinating" The New Yorker
"Terrific" LA Times
"RECOMMENDED" - Library Journal

IFP Gotham Award Nominee

SYNOPSIS: the gritty world of New York City street booksellers told in a remarkable story that chronicles their lives and loves and their unique  perspectives on life.

Made on location on the streets of New York by a New York City street bookseller during then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's 'quality of life' campaign, 'BookWars' is a pioneering first-person documentary made about the public forum of New York and the USA during that transitional time.

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS: New York Underground Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Kansas City Film Jubilee, Seattle 911 Media Arts, Facets Chicago, the Freedom Forum, Museum of Modern Arts, and many more

BROADCASTS: Arte/ZDF, NHK, SVT (Sweden), PBS, Bravo, Metrochannels, Cinemapop & more

SUBJECTS and NICHES: Social Justice * Arts & Culture * Books & Literature * Urban Studies * Community * American Studies 


(Matt Seitz, New York Film Critics Circle) 
" In BookWars, a superb nonfiction film by first-time feature director Jason Rosette, books are more than sources of knowledge. They are merchandise that’s appraised, bought and sold. They’re also artifacts, sometimes clean and intact but more often damaged, whose condition at the point of sale says plenty about the conscientiousness of the seller. Most of all, they’re an addictive substance." See complete review @ http://www.bookwarsmovie.com/reviews_pr/page4/page4.html

(Kevin Thomas, LA Times)
"The Laemmle Theaters' "Documentary Days" continues Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Sunset 5 with Jason Rosette's terrific "BookWars," in which he reveals the world of his fellow used booksellers who line a stretch of pavement on Manhattan's West 4th Street in Greenwich Village and around the corner on the Avenue of the Americas. Free spirits who've dropped out of the rat race for various reasons, all are striking individuals, some decidedly eccentric. 

See complete review @ http://www.bookwarsmovie.com/reviews_pr/page2/page2.html

(Michael Agger, The New Yorker) 
A gritty, low-fi documentary about Manhattan's street booksellers which abounds in fascinating detail. The director and narrator, Jason Rosette, shows how bookselling is the kissing cousin of another urban art form: drug dealing. Both require a knowledge of profitable corner locations, an experienced eye for for potential addicts, and a steady supply of mood-altering substances. In the case of books, you want to be holding works by Carlos Casteneda and Kurt Vonnegut, perennial best sellers on the street. It's a hardscrabble existence: most street booksellers do not vend stolen books; they rely on church fairs, garbage-picking, and the state of New Jersey-"land of the two dollar book." 

Unlike most war pics, the underdogs don't win in the end: Mayor Giuliani's quality-of-life campaign dispersend much of the community captured here.
See complete review @ http://www.bookwarsmovie.com/reviews_pr/page6/page6.html

See all reviews, presskit, and more @ http://www.bookwarsmovie.com/reviews_pr/page0.html


This purchase includes a non-assignable, non-transferable license agreement granting public performance rights (PPR) for classroom, organizational, institutional, or library use by the acquiring puchaser for non-paying audiences only.

TERM of LICENSE: PPR license is the life of the originating DVD

Contact Camerado at camerado@camerado.com with inquiries regarding other uses, Digital Site License, commercial exhibition, or to request an online screener link.

'BookWars' is produced by Camerado

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

'BURMA BONG' & Other Short Asian Movies now on DVD & VOD

Viral Stoner Classic, 'BURMA BONG' and other great short movies from Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar by filmmaker Jason Rosette (aka Jack RO) now available on DVD and VOD!

Physical DVD-R with Custom artwork Only $9.99

Both DVD & Virtual DVD Collection Includes:

1) CRAB LADIES - Cambodia, 2011 (Running Time 10:30) 
A dreamlike, impressionistic portrait of crab selling ladies of coastal Cambodia. ** Official Festival Selection, Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival ** 
2) MYSTERIOUS WORKERS ATOP BOKOR MOUNTAIN  - Cambodia 2012 (Running Time 5:30) 
The old French colonial hill station atop Bokor mountain in Cambodia is currently being renovated (in 2012) into a modern mega-resort and casino. All that remains of the old hill station are a few dilapidated structures...and a curious UFO-shaped tower. An army of mysterious workers silently construct the new project - but are they being subliminally guided by the UFO-shaped object? 
3) BANGKOK TRAFFIC - Thailand, 2012 (Running Time 2:10) 
Gorgeous and surreal time lapse based movie featuring traffic flow patterns in Bangkok, Thailand. Composed of thousands of individual high resolution photos - requiring 24 photos for a single second of video. ** Official Selection, 2013 Florida Film Festival ** 
4) BURMA BONG - Myanmar (Running Time 10:16) 
A group of hikers leave their passports behind, take a shotgun and a rifle, and head into the remote forests of Myanmar. Once in Burma, a pair of kindly rangers make a bong from bamboo in the surrounding forest and fire it up...demonstrating the ultimate in 'green travel' 
5) I'M SORRY I FORGOT - Cambodia, 2010 (Running Time 1:00) 
A cameraman, an orangutan...and a missed meal! 
** Official Selection Florida Film Festival / Official Selection New Filmmakers NYC ** 

See & share 'Burma Bong' by itself 
(without other movies) below...

All Movies Produced in SE Asia by Camerado SE Asia / www.camerado.com

Monday, March 18, 2013

An iTunes Logo for Filmmakers

An iTunes Logo for FILMMAKERS

While poking around online for an iTunes logo for independent filmmakers, I noticed there wasn't much besides the standard iTunes logo for musicians - nothing specifically geared for filmmakers selling their movies on iTunes. 

So, I decided to make an iTunes logo first and foremost to promote the purchase of our feature road movie, 'Lost in New Mexico: The Strange Tale of Susan Hero' and 'BookWars' on iTunes.

iTunes logo for filmmakers and independent films

Feel free to download and use this custom iTunes logo for filmmakers - if you enjoy this logo, kindly make a contribution in any amount to our ongoing creative services for indie filmmakers

Notice that the URL for the movie is at a diminished opacity, so filmmakers can take this iTunes logo and overwrite that section with their own URL quite easily.

Contact us at camerado@camerado.com with any inquiries

Monday, February 04, 2013

Camerado's SE Asian time lapse short, BANGKOK TRAFFIC, accepted to the 2013 Florida Film Festival

ANNOUNCING: Camerado's SE Asian time lapse short, BANGKOK TRAFFIC, accepted to the 2013 Florida Film Festival! (with other movies still pending).

Help us get our newest Asian movie, the US-Vietnam War era drama made in Cambodia, FREEDOM DEAL, below, into worldwide festivals - support global indie film @ http://www.indiegogo.com/Freedom-Deal-Festivals

Sunday, February 03, 2013

2013 Cambodian Cinemas Update

Just back from Kampot, Cambodia, location of the historic CAMBOFEST, Cambodia Film Festival 3rd Edition (www.cambofest.com), where CamboFest staffers re-discovered and revived the once popular vintage Cambodian cinema house, the ROYAL, est. 1955 or so.

As seen in previous coverage from that CamboFest event, the Royal had been unused since 1986, and had been completely forgotten by many, including long time expatriates in the region - although many older Cambodian Kampot residents remembered the old cinema very well.

In 2009, US filmmaker and CamboFest founder/co-organizer Jason Rosette of Camerado SE Asia had stumbled upon the old cinema while searching for reputed vintage cinema houses in the area, and sleuthed out the owners (who still lived in the former venue).

They agreed to allow the festival to take place in the ROYAL if the proper permissions could be obtained from the Kampot, Cambodia authorities.

A vigorous stretch of grass roots fundraising commenced; after many meetings with local authorities, and with a significant amount of out of pocket expenses balanced with the generosity of worldwide contributors and a small grant from the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, the 3rd annual CamboFest Cambodia Film Festival succeeded in bringing the old cinema house to life once again.

This brings us to the present: since the grass-roots revival of the old cinema house by Camerado SE Asia for the 3rd edition of CamboFest, several more film & cultural related efforts have recently taken place at the Royal, solidifying the venue's revival as a functioning cultural venue once again!

February 2013: Two recent Cambodian-based movie projects which have utilized
or which will soon utilize the Royal for production and exhibition; with Mr. Sokun, proprietor of the Royal
February 2013: Camerado SE Asia filmmaker (and CamboFest founder), Jason Rosette, with sunburn (L) and the Sokun family - owners of the old Royal cinema house which has found a new life since its revival at the CamboFest Cambodia Film Festival

IN OTHER NEWS: One of Kampot's three last remaining vintage cinema houses, the Makara 7 (7th of January), has been partly town down to allow the construction of a new hospital. Only the front facade of this striking new-deco structure remains...

Balancing the loss of the iconic Makara 7, at least the Royal has now found a new place on the cultural scene...

Through grass roots mobilization and a lot of sleuthing and hands-on hard work by Camerado SE Asia staffers Jason Rosette (aka Jack RO), Phun Sokunthearith and others, a SE Asian cultural & cinema icon - the Royal cinema - has found a new life in the 21st century.

Both Khmer and foreign filmmakers and arts practitioners are utilizing the venue again since the 2009 CamboFest revival - all achieved without any major funding, and through the support of concerned global cinema citizens.

Readers may be interested to know that a new Camerado SE Asia project, the short drama "FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky" has recently been completed in Cambodia - again in grass roots, participatory style - and is now seeking support as it begins submitting to international and local film festivals.

'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky'
A historical short drama taking place in Cambodia during the 1970
Cambodia Incursion, an event which launched protests at
Kent State University and across the USA

A film festival submission fund has been set up for 'Freedom Deal' on the crowdfunding site, IndieGogo; your support is sought and appreciated at www.indiegogo.com/Freedom-Deal-Festivals 

Kindly take a cue from Camerado's diligent and caring work with the grass roots revival of the Royal in 2009, and support the new and unique project 'Freedom Deal' as well: another step towards the revival of a once-lost cinema culture in Cambodia.