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News And Updates


MAY 15 2018 // BIRDS IN ROW RELEASE "15-38", us tour this summer

 

Our friends Birds In Row (Laval, France) are releasing a new album July 13th via Deathwish Inc titled 'We already lost the World.'

Upcoming US tour dates with Neurosis, Converge and Portrayal of Guilt are below. 


July 17  Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre *
July 18  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
July 19  Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater *
July 20  Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall *
July 21  Austin, TX @ Emo's *
July 22  Wichita Falls, TX @ Tin House ^
July 24  St. Louis, MO @ Fubar ^
July 25  Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ^
July 26  Syracuse, NY @ Spark Art Space ^
July 27  Oakdale, NY @ Shaker Pub ^
July 28  Portland, ME @ Geno's ^
July 29  Boston, MA @ O'Briens ^
July 31  Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland ^
August 1  Montclair, NJ @ Meatlocker ^
August 2  Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie ^
August 3  Falls Church, VA @ VFW 9274 ^
August 4  Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern ^
August 5  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ^
August 6  Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^

* w/ Neurosis & Converge
^ w/ Portrayal Of Guilt

 


April 1 2018 // excommunicate industries moves to san francisco

Our bifurcated team is now reconnected in the city by the bay. New projects are in the works. 2018 will be a great year!


MARCH 20 2018 // PRODUCTION OF 'A MUSE' WRAPS

The Myth is in art. (Yves Klein)

After completing our February shoot of A Muse in Hamburg, DE the second unit began in Bucharest, RO and Transylvania. Now the American contingent has returned to the US and post-production is in full swing. Stay tuned for updates here or on our social media sites.


january 22 2018 // production of 'a muse' begins soon!

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A typical pre production meeting at one of our favorite cafes in Hamburg,

Cafe Estrella.

We flew out to Hamburg this week for our latest co-production of 'A Muse'. The first day of shooting is February 1st 2018.

The film follows a young Bosnian woman named Mia (Mersiha Husagic) who is offered a role in a performance recreating Yves Klein’s Anthropometries of the blue period. Excited by the opportunity, Mia accepts the role, but quickly finds herself at odds with the director, Adrian (Rares Andrici), a Romanian immigrant who uses his performers as pawns; integrating Tinder into the fabric of the performance and having his actors go on dates to discover “how to be emotionally naked.” The performers are interviewed about these experiences on camera, with video of the conversation projected on the walls during the Anthropometries recreation.

While Mia tries to balance her day-to-day life and her struggles navigating the ethical minefield of Adrian’s methodology, the film takes us back to Romania several years prior, examining Adrian’s relationship with his ex-girlfriend Bianca (Miriam Rizea), as well as a chance encounter with a Ukranian stage actress (Irina Potapenko) that influences Adrian’s view on art and life. 

The bifurcated narrative builds to an unexpected and cathartic finale where Mia, Adrian, and Bianca are connected through an emotional climax that transcends time and place. 


DECEMBER 5 2017 // FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR ''A MUSE'' BY JIMMY BONTATIBUS

Seattle director Jimmy Bontatibus is excited to start shooting his second feature, “A Muse” in less than 7 weeks! The film is about a German actress and Romanian immigrant who form a very tense relationship while staging a highly emotional performance that deals with live nudity. The film will be shot in Hamburg, Germany and Bucharest, Romania, and will feature a number of accomplished actors, including several that have been involved in Oscar nominated and Cannes award-winning films. The production still needs to raise $50,000 to complete the project and here’s how you can get involved: 

1.     Fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum: Come to our fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum on Jan 7, 2018 at 2pm! Details below.

2.     Tax-deductible donation: Write a check to the “Northwest Film Forum” with “A Muse” on the memo line. Details below.

Fundraiser:    We will be holding a fundraiser at the Northwest Film Forum on Jan 7th at 2pm. The Forum is located at 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98122. Here you can learn more about the movie in-person and talk with members of the crew and representatives of Northwest Film Forum. Whether you plan on donating or just want to support the project, we would love to see you there!

Tax Deductible Donations:   Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is our Financial Sponsor. Donations made through the NWFF are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Make your check out to the NWFF and put “A Muse” on the memo line. Send the check to:

Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Avenue

Seattle, WA, 98122


June 26 2017 // Mercy Ties tour Europe this summer with Birds In Row!

 Mercy Ties 2017: Photo by Lisa Mungo

Mercy Ties 2017: Photo by Lisa Mungo

 Seattle's Mercy Ties  are excited to announce a summer european tour with good friends, Birds In Row (Deathwish inc). The band will be touring in support of their latest record, Proper Corruption (Glory Kid LTD), and will be playing a tour kickoff show in Seattle with Oakland's Badr Vogu, at The Black Lodge July 14th. European dates are below! * /w City of Caterpillar

18/07 - PARIS, FR @ Point Ephémère* (no mercy ties)
https://www.facebook.com/events/184146988756336/

19/07 - DARMSTADT, DE @ Oettinger Villa*
https://www.facebook.com/events/1199005706883270

20/07 - LEIPZIG, DE @ TBD

21/07 - WARSWAW, PL @ Poglos
https://www.facebook.com/events/428973704124727

22/07 - WROCLAW, PL @ Carpe Diem
https://www.facebook.com/events/233079633847983/

23/07 - FLUFF FEST, CZ
https://www.facebook.com/events/605037199688804/

24/07 - WIEN, AU @ Venster 99
https://www.facebook.com/events/640657516120146

25/07 - BUDAPEST, HU @ Durer Kert
https://www.facebook.com/events/1889402367970452

26/07 - ZAGREB, HK @ Mochvara

27/07 - VINCENZA HARDCORE FEST, IT @ Bocciodromo
https://www.facebook.com/events/1900309226895281

28/07 - GENOVA, IT @ Free space Utopia

29/07 - HYERES, FR @ Jolly Rodgers

30/07 - ACTITUD FEST, SP
https://www.facebook.com/events/371356716583317/

31/07 - CLERMONT-FERRAND, FR @ Raymond Bar
https://www.facebook.com/events/139148193324703

01/08 - STRASBOURG, FR @ Kawati studio
https://www.facebook.com/events/233063633845861/

02/08 - BIELEFELD, DE @ Potemkin

03/08 - BERLIN, DE @ Cassiopeia
https://www.facebook.com/events/292149394544933/

04/08 - HAMBURG, DE @ Rote Flora

05/08 - NEW NOISE FEST, DE
https://www.facebook.com/events/1370807506318770/

06/08 - DISINTEGRATE YOUR IGNORANCE FEST, IT
https://www.facebook.com/events/948062551995449

07/08 - MUNCHEN, DE @ Kafe Kult

08/08 - LINZ, AU @ super secret place

09/08 - BRUTAL ASSAULT FEST, CZ
https://www.facebook.com/events/1764621683796269

10/08 - STUTTGART, DE @ JUHA West
https://www.facebook.com/events/328580530895556/