Sunday, June 22, 2008

BOOKWARS passes Quarter Million $ mark; FREEDOM DEAL Update

Greetings from Cambodia!-->

Just a quick note that BOOKWARS, Camerado's indie classic first feature doc about NYC street booksellers, has grossed in excess of $250,000 as of today's latest DVD sales accounting. (not all from DVD sales of course...this figure is mostly from int'l TV sales, which are still ongoing).

Anyway, not a huge sum, but not bad for movie which was made on a shoestring, with money raised from a bunch of used books sold at a sidewalk bookstand...

Get your copy at Amazon, or buy direct from CreateSpace and the filmmaker gets more $:

(You can also get Camerado's second feature, No Sex For SUSAN HERO, at: )

As for Camerado's third feature, currently in Active D out here in SE Asia, FREEDOM DEAL...thanks very much to B52 airman Tommy Towery for sending his memoirs as part of Camerado's research into B52 Arclight and MENU activity on the Cambodian border during the US-WN War era.

Finally, The Independent Magazine gives great coverage of filmmaker J Rosette's 3+ years spent living and working out in Cambodia, check it out at:

((( Sok Sabai!)))

Sunday, June 01, 2008

FREEDOM DEAL: Introducing "Uncle Ramy"!

We're happy to say that we've cast one of our principle actors in Camerado's 3rd feature, **FREEDOM DEAL**, (now in active development) playing the role of "Uncle Ramy" of two survivors of a country wedding inadvertantly targetted by a B52 strike on the border, near an NVA sanctuary.

I actually met Chanda [pictured above] at my University here in Phnom Penh, where I'm studying for a Masters in Development Studies. As envisioned, we'll be working with as many non-actors as possible.

Anyway, we'll make an announcement when we've cast the role of the other principal actor, the young girl, Thavy.

As we did with our previous feature, SUSAN HERO, we're asking folks to make a contribution if they can towards development and production. Making independent movies (especially out here in Cambodia!) is a tough, tough business, but this story has just got to be told.

So, as with SUSAN HERO, anyone who makes a contribution of $35 or more will be listed in the credits of the completed movie as Popes of Camerado. The Popes were crucial in getting SUSAN HERO made, and we hope they'll come through for our third feature, FREEDOM DEAL as well.


[Major contributors will receive a producer credit or other equivalent, to be discussed; please email us with inquiries.]