My friend Steve Gordon, Jr. of RDQLUS generously blessed me with his talents last year when he created my creative direction / branding / identity system & logo design. Having a visual identity system that reflects both me and my work has been an extremely important tool for promoting myself as an artist. He recently added my identity system to his “Featured Projects” page. On it, he explains the background of the system and why he made certain decisions. Having Steve and his craft behind me gives me the confidence to stand a bit taller.
This weekend I’ll be back on The Pharoah Films Show with Janay Michelle! The show will also feature singer/songwriter Rayven Justice and actor Big Spence, both also based in Oakland. You’ll also be able to catch a screening of SLY SYLVESTER during the show.
Set your DVR for 11 am this Sunday, October 27 to KOFY TV20 Cable 13.
Thank you again to the team at The Pharoah Films Show, who kindly invited me to be a part of their show this season (and also helped my introvert ass not freak out when the camera started rolling). Below is my segment. Remember, you can watch SLY SYLVESTER for free, here.
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By Kim Nunley
The episode of The Pharoah Films Show that I was featured on aired this past Saturday. Host Janay Michelle kindly asked me about SLY SYLVESTER (which was also shown in its entirety) and my upcoming project, BREAKFAST AT GERARDO’S. I was hoping to talk about all of my upcoming projects, which include a short and feature with a friend of mine from New York, but was nervous being on screen and pooped the bed.
I’m working on uploading the segment onto YouTube and it will be on the site here shortly. Thanks to everyone who checked it out live!
UPDATE: Bay Area friends! If you missed the airing of SLY SYLVESTER on The Pharoah Films Show last Saturday, you’re in luck! The film will be featured once again this weekend, so set your DVR to KOFY TV (ch. 13 or 20) for 3 pm PST on Saturday, July 13.
I met Bay Area filmmaker Pharoah Powell in 2012 at a party for the Oakland Film Festival. We were both there for films we had in the festival; him for his feature, BASKETBALL 3:16, and me for my short film, SLY SYLVESTER. On Friday, I headed out to his Where Media Meets studio in San Leandro to be interviewed for his The Pharoah Films Show, which airs on KOFY TV and will premiere later this month. Although I prefer to always be behind the camera instead of in front of it, Pharoah and host Janay Michelle were super cool and immediately made me feel comfortable. I arrived there with butterlies in my stomach, but by the end of my shoot, I wasn’t ready to leave.
My segment will run in one of the first episodes of the season. I’ll of course promote the be-jezus out of it when the time comes. Thanks to Pharoah and Janay for the awesome opportunity!
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In 2010 I was interning at SF360.org, an online publication that kept up with the film world in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was an awesome six months and I tried to take advantage of all of the opportunities that come with being associated with such a prestigious publication. After hearing that Robert Mark Kamen, one of the most successful working screenwriters ever, lived nearby in Sonoma, I reached out to him to see if I could interview him for the site. He generously agreed and I spent an afternoon at his Kamen Wines location.
We talked about he got his start, how he ended up in Sonoma, his partnership with filmmaker Luc Besson and how he structures his work day. It was an entertaining couple of hours to say the least. He even kindly sent me home with a bottle of his wine, which I cracked open after finishing the draft of the feature script I was working on at the time.
Unfortunately, SF360.org halted publication before the interview could be published and it’s been chilling on my laptop ever since. I figured since Kamen’s latest produced project, TAKEN 2, was just released last weekend, now was a good time to self-publish the piece on my own.
However, instead of just offering up the text of our conversation, I thought I’d make it a more visually stimulating piece. You can find the magazine-style published article here. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy.
By Kim Nunley
I intend to have a more extensive recap of this weekend’s 10th Oakland International Film Festival. We were able to catch a handful of really good movies throughout the three days.
As for now, I wanted to pass along a nice little write-up the film was blessed to get for the event. Karmah Elmusa of the online news site Oakland North generously included Sly Sylvester in her preview for the festival. She asked me about the script and about shooting in Oakland. Karmah particularly loved Jay Krohnengold’s performance!
The landlord, played by Jay Krohnengold, is certainly a highlight of the film, and an easily identifiable cinematic archetype. With his pitbull-esque aggression and a no-nonsense attitude, he quickly establishes himself as our hero’s foil, there to mess up not only his financial life but his valiant attempts to woo the cat sitter. Will love conquer all? Check it out at 11:30 Saturday morning at the Oakland Museum of California to find out.
Thank you to Karmah for the piece! Check out the entire article via Oakland North.
I’ll be on around 8:30. You can listen via kpfa.org, or at 94.1 if you’re in the Berkeley/Oakland area.
You’ll notice there have been a number of changes around these parts as of late. I reached out to Steve Gordon Jr. of RDQLUS Creative, a friend of mine who’s design work has always caught my eye and inspired me, and asked for his help with developing a creative branding identity that would represent me as a writer of stories for film.
As you can see, he blew it out of the water.
The logo he created, visible above, features an inkwell/shield with my initial at its focal point, with crossed quills and ink drips providing balance and alluding to my craft as a writer.
I am blessed that Steve was willing to share his time and talents to provide me with such a special and distinctive professional branding identity. Thank you Steve!
* Speaking of Steve and his talents, in addition to providing creative design and direction, he also releases his own line of gear. This week he presented his “RGC Spring 2012 Lookbook,” which showcases his latest offerings. You can view a couple photos below, but check out the entire project via RDQLUS!