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  • The End of Pre-Production and Into the Heart of the Unknown The final week of pre-production, in any performance based industry, carries with it an uncanny alikeness to the opening scene of Martin Scorcese‘s “Raging Bull”.  The troubled boxing champion, Jake La Motta (played by Robert De Niro), is found backstage rehearsing the lines for his nightclub act as if sparring with himself in an endless bout. […] No responses June 2, 2015
  • #freeDoc There is a famous idiom that we, as filmmakers, treasure. With every “Hold for sound!” and uninvited rain drop, we have grown accustom to the act of screeching to a halt, holding our breath, in a state of purgatory. As the Roman Catholics can attest to, we are neither damned nor saved, but instead waiting […] 4 responses May 22, 2015
  • Smile, Wonder and Wander I had my yellow, legal-sized notepad out in front of me and the etchings of a nomadic travel documentary series twisting and turning rambunctiously.  Our concept was roving, roaming, floating and sinking.  We lacked an identity.  A host.  If only the notepad could spout out a name.  Beside me was fellow director and travel vagabond […] 3 responses April 9, 2015
  • Allan Karl’s New Gear from BMW A HUGE thank you goes out to our friends from BMW who have kindly provided Allan with brand new motorcycle gear for his upcoming journey around the world.  One country at a time, alone, and with the best motorcycle gear in the world…period. No responses March 25, 2015
  • See You Later “Doc”! Alongside our friends at BMW Motorcycles of Riverside, we said “See You Later” to Allan Karl’s motorcycle “Doc”!  Over the course of an entire day, we managed to crate, push, pull, hoist, and send off “Doc” to the port of Long Beach where it will then take off for Shanghai, China.  Calling this feat a […] No responses March 25, 2015
  • Waking Up in Southern Cali Directors Panayioti Yannitsos and Izaiah Kane spent an early morning with Allan Karl capturing the sunrise.  One of the last Californian sunrises Allan will see before he launches himself across planet Earth and first…to Shanghai. No responses March 25, 2015
  • Finding Allan Karl A recap of our research trip with bestselling author, entrepreneur, photographer, and seasoned motorcycle adventurer Allan Karl as we develop a brand new show! We are currently in full-blown development and can’t wait to share this fantastic project with you in the coming months.   No responses February 24, 2015
  • A Chinese Sunrise We were somewhere 30 minutes outside of a mountainous village outside of a city two hours outside of Shanghai.  This moment, here on the outskirts of China overlooking a seemingly endless, mountainous horizon, I decided that I was not in the vast, monolithic, and dizzying place that I had once decided this country was.  China […] No responses February 10, 2015