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KOA-NewsRadio - Q&A With Ed Greene

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This week, KOA NewsRadio’s Ed Greene interviewed co-directors Lori Kay Allred and Scott Takeda about their latest film ‘Remembering Us’ on his talk show “Q&A with Ed Greene.”

BS Filmworks co-directors Scott Takeda and Lori Kay Allred with KOA NewsRadio’s Ed Greene in KOA’s studios.

BS Filmworks co-directors Scott Takeda and Lori Kay Allred with KOA NewsRadio’s Ed Greene in KOA’s studios.

Takeda and Greene are long-time colleagues from their days working at CBS-4 in Denver. They talked about his career after News-4 then talked about his latest film, co-written and directed with filmmaking partner Lori Kay Allred.

Click HERE to listen to the interview.

BS Filmworks Directors At Sedona Film Festival

This week, BS Filmworks directors Lori Kay Allred and Scott Takeda are attending the 25th Annual Sedona International Film Festival for their most recent short film “The Outsider,” which was an official selection. While at the festival, they spoke with Tanya June Moore in the press room for a live-stream interview about their film and the process they went through to be able to shoot during an actual family reunion. Allred and Takeda also talked about their current film in production, “Remembering Us.

“The Outsider” screened to two full-house audiences at the festival which was celebrating its Silver Anniversary. This year’s eight-day program included a tribute to Ed Asner and showcased nearly 80 independent films from around the world including two Oscar-nominated films, “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Cold War.”

Click on the image above to see the interview.

Channel 2: BS Filmworks Makes Film About TBI and Medical Cannabis

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This week, co-directors Lori Kay Allred and Scott Takeda visited the news set of Channel 2 News and talked to entertainment reporter Chris Parente about their latest film “Remembering Us.

They said the film shows how injury happened and delves into Takeda’s last-ditch decision to try medical cannabis to treat the debilitating symptoms. They also joked how Parente was going to help them get into Sundance Film Festival. Click below to see the interview.

February Updates For BS Filmworks

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Three quick updates. First, we’re popping the champagne for our 2017 short film The Outsiderafter learning the 25th Annual Sedona International Film Festival named it an official selection. This nine-day festival is a regular stop for many top independent films. This year, Sedona’s program includes Oscar-nominated films “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Cold War.” Director Scott Takeda and producer Lori Allred will attend the two screenings later this month.

BS Filmworks director Scott Takeda walks the carpet of Netflix’ “Velvet Buzzsaw” with actor Kristen Rakes and “Remembering Us” lead actor Mike Ostroski.

BS Filmworks director Scott Takeda walks the carpet of Netflix’ “Velvet Buzzsaw” with actor Kristen Rakes and “Remembering Us” lead actor Mike Ostroski.

Second, Takeda also recently attended the Hollywood screening of Netflix’ Velvet Buzzsaw at the Egyptian Theatre. He was a guest of Remembering Uslead actor Mike Ostroski and frequent BS Filmworks actor Kristen Rakes. Both costar in the film opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and John Malkovich. The film just premiered at Sundance and is directed by the Oscar-nominated Dan Gilroy.

And third, Ostroski appears this weekend in a Super Bowl commercial for Pampers. He plays a backup singing dad to John Legend and Adam Levine. Ostroski is in the back row, third from the left. Congrats Mike!

New Year Updates for "Remembering Us"

Lead actors Nev Scharrel and Dani Payne run lines during a tech rehearsal before bringing our infant actor on set.

Lead actors Nev Scharrel and Dani Payne run lines during a tech rehearsal before bringing our infant actor on set.

The champagne bubbles have barely settled, and yet BS Filmworks is already turning it attention to a final pickup shoot and post production for the 30-minute autobiographical film “Remembering Us.”

“We actually got a little snow on the ground, so we’re shooting today,” said producer Annie Schlax. “Happy New Year to us! We have our lead actor Mike Ostroski flying in from LA and I’ve done all of our SAG-AFTRA paperwork so we can be doing some exterior pickup shots that we weren’t able to capture in December. After these shots, we are wrapped on principal photography.”

This month, co-directors Lori Kay Allred and Scott Takeda are working with Emmy-winning composer Jerome Gilmer on the original music. Zlatko Makic is working on the audio edit. Producer-editor Brock Sherman is tweaking the final cut, and colorist Matt Small is working on the look of the pictures.

“Our goal is to be ready for entering Oscar-qualifiying festivals by Spring,” said Schlax. “We’ve got a good jump on things, and I’m excited to see the final product.”