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Low Shoulders crew recently illustrated, splashed with blood, photographed  and filmed this map of California. UPDATE: We finished ADR work, a rough cut, and are re-shooting one scene at the end of this month. Footage looks dope. -Evan Advertisements

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Lana Del Rey – “Born to Die”

The teenage tragedy song was most popular during the 50s and 60s. It’s a style of ballad with names like “Black Denim Trousers,” “Endless Sleep,” “Dead Man’s Curve” and “Teen Angel.” Here’s Lana Del Rey with “Born to Die” (2011). -Evan

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An Actor’s Journal

Gene Thomas, who plays the part of The Stranger in Low Shoulders, writes a regular reflection on life as an actor in the SF Bay Area. Here is an excerpt from his latest journal. Nice glimpse at one actor’s process … Continue reading

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Denis Johnson Compression

Low Shoulders is in post-production. In the meantime, I’ve compressed this Denis Johnson novel, Nobody Move, into its constituent notable elements. Like Low Shoulders, Nobody Move has narratives of pursuit and escape. And crime. And pulp. Here goes: In the middle of fancy new churches, … Continue reading

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Genre Diggin’ – Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Lovers on the lam. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway starred in the 1967 movie based on the lives of Depression-era bank robbers Clyde Chestnut Barrow and Bonnie Elizabeth Parker.                   From Wikipedia: … Continue reading

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Dodge Dart Swinger

The other day, my roommate and I decided to write a surf rock song about this car. It’s the Dodge Dart Swinger, and thanks to a friend of a friend, we were able to rent one for a weekend and … Continue reading

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See Jane Help Our Indie Film

Recently we shot our shoe store scene. In this scene, Billy and Annie are in their honeymoon phase, and they’re helping each other try on shoes. Those  metal foot measuring devices are surprisingly romantic. The scene is a bit like … Continue reading

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