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November 2010



 
SIMZ Productions
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October 2010
In This Newsletter
Little Emma Simz Update!
Roni Deutch & SIMZ Partner to Produce Documentary
Featured Client: Bonney Plumbing
SIMZ Wins 3 New Telly Awards!
Our Little Girl is Growing Up!

I think the last time you saw our darling daughter Emma, she was flying through the air (on our green screen).


Here she is (with her mom)  frolicking for a few moments at Dillon Beach in August:


Dillon Beach Video

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- Our large Studio
e has been a work in progress for the two years we've been at our X Street location, but this summer we made great progress when we built a 20-foot tall wall across the back of it.  The wall helps dampen sound from the back alley, allowing for better audio during shoots.  The good news is we kept the ability to drive cars and bring large equipment in!
- Shout out to interns!
----This summer we had the pleasure of working with intern Cameron Lockwood.  Cameron worked tirelessly, every day, to help us out.  We couldn't have survived the summer without him! He is now living in southern California working on a degree in a film from Long Beach State. 
----We also had the pleasure of working with Ashley McGraw from Atlanta, GA. She worked with us for the month of July and was such a pleasure! She is currently a senior at Elon University in North Carolina and is studying Media Arts and Entertainment.
 
Hello Friends!
 
It's been quite a while since we've sent out an e-newsletter and it's been a busy 7 months...
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2010 is looking to be our busiest year ever, which is great news in what is supposed to be a "slump" in the economy.  We're hoping that our business continues to grow and flourish, so keep calling us and sending over the referrals!

The most exciting project we've worked on this year is the production of our first feature-length documentary, Death or Taxes: The Sad Truth About the American Taxation System.  Since March, we've been working with the Executive Producer and her fabulous team - check out below to learn more!
 
Check out some of our other recent projects:
  • Sierra Clinical Research:This is a 30-second television commercial highlighting a local research study.  We worked with Fuse Media and filmed this spot at Salmon Creek Beach in Bodega Bay.  It was a cold morning but James filmed some beautiful scenes! 
  • American River College - Culinary Program: The ARC Culinary Program is looking to expand and decided that a video would boost its capital campaign efforts. We interviewed students and teachers to help tell the compelling story of this award-winning college program! 
Death or Taxes: The Sad Truth About Our American Taxation System
Feature-Length Documentary out this Fall! 

 There's more to our tax system than you may think!

Over the past 7 months, SIMZ Productions has had the pleasure of working with Executive Producer Roni Deutch and her team to produce a feature-length documentary about our American taxation system.  You can view the trailer by visiting the movie's website, www.deathortaxes.com

What's it about? Here's a quick synopsis:

A man flying a plane into an IRS building and a family eagerly awaiting their tax refund check share a common bond. They are both victims of our destructive tax system. At one end of the spectrum you have the hopelessness and depression that afflicts those taxpayers who struggle with tax debt; at the other end are the deluded, naïve  people who wait with joyful exuberance for the government to give them back their own money. At the heart of it all are two truths: our tax system is broken, and it has a body count.
 
Death or Taxes explores the horrifying realities faced by the millions of taxpayers who owe back taxes. Every day good, honest people are forced to make terrible decisions: pay the rent, or pay the IRS? Put food on the table, or make your tax payment? Facing these awful situations, some people are pushed beyond the point of hope, into the last decision they'll ever make.

It's been an amazing 7 months - traveling from coast to coast and interviewing families who have compelling stories about what has happened to them.  We'll be entering the film into a number of festivals, so stay tuned for updates! Follow the documentary progress on Twitter -  Follow us on Twitter
Featured Client: Bonney Plumbing
Check out the Bonney Plumbing TV spots here!
 
We've had the opportunity this past quarter to develop a great working relationship with advertising agency Ward Associates Advertising and local plumbing company Bonney Plumbing.

For anyone who has grow
n up in Sacramento or lived here the past 20 years, you are probably familiar with the smiling faces of Mark and Candace Bonney!

So far, we've had the pleasure of producing two major TV concepts with the team - one a play on a cheasy TV talk show and one a play on the Dating Game.  Featured in both concepts is our spirited host, local actor Rafael Siegel.  He brings a great energy to the set and is a pleasure to be around! Look for the latest set of spots, The Match Game, on local and cable television stations!
  
Presenting...Award Winners, SIMZ Productions!!!
 
We're proud to announce that SIMZ Productions won three bronze Telly Awards this year!  The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web. Check 'em out!
  • The Pooter - Lookin' for laughs?  This is a :60 TV spot promoting the Pooter, a hand-held farting device.  Watch as Jack Vale pulls pranks on unknowing innocents!
  • California Dental Association: Endorsed Programs - We featured this video in our last newsletter as our first full animated video, drawn and animated by our awesome editor Mark Howlett.
  • Meritage Wine Alliance - Filmed by James and produced with Christie Consulting, this video offers the best the wine country has to offer!
The entire SIMZ team is proud of our accomplishment, as we all pretty much have our hand in all projects.  Here's to more awards in the future!
As always, thanks for checking out our newsletter and send us your feedback.  We love to hear from you!
 
Sincerely,
The SIMZ Team
Leslie, James, Mark & Kira 
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