PRESS FOR 'LOST THE PLOT'
"Compared to its stunt-dependent competition, the video for indie-pop duo Amoureaux’s “Lost the Plot” is an elegantly understated breath of fresh air."
LACMA - Young Directors Night 2014
LACMA Muse’s annual celebration of the best in local film.
Hosted by Elvis Mitchell of KCRW’s ‘The Treatment,’ the event showcases short films by Los Angeles filmmakers, followed by a discussion among the directors and a panel of film-industry insiders.
Selected from over 160 submissions, this year’s featured films are:
Drum-Off by Miles Crawford
Twenty-Two Date Palm Way by Tamar Levine
Kepler X-47, by Erin Li
Me + Her, by Joseph Oxford
Mr. Bear, by Andres Rosende
Bunion, by Jessica Sanders
Boys of Soweto, by Meja Shoba
Out of the Blue, by Margot Ye
Read more at UNFRAMED.
PRESS FOR 'I FORGOT MY PHONE'
"It’s a direct hit on our smartphone-obsessed culture, needling us about our addiction to that little screen and suggesting that maybe life is just better led when it is lived rather than viewed.
[This] video may have landed at one of those cultural moments when people start questioning if something has gone too far and start doing something about it."
"Short Film About Smartphone Overuse Is Smart, Poignant, Depressing"
This hilarious viral video, demonstrates just how much our mobiles can interrupt and destroy life experiences.
PRESS FOR 'DRUM OFF'
"Hilarious, genius, and TOTALLY ACCURATE."
The Best Way To Have An Argument
"When you've been in a relationship a while, you and your partner develop a natural rhythm for your day-to-day interactions: which is perfectly encapsulated in this drummer versus drummer performance featuring Charlene deGuzman and Miles Crawford. It's also a pretty good representation of every text conversation you've ever had.
The couple argues over what to have for dinner, but instead of speaking, they each express their frustrations through a tit-for-tat drum solo. If Relationship: The Musical ever hits Broadway, it would basically be two hours of this back-and-forth, and no one would leave the theater disappointed."
Today's tip of the hat - or should that be rimshot? - goes to Charlene deGuzman and Miles Crawford. For drummers DeGuzman and Crawford - who also wrote and directed this video, respectively - have produced something that's not just musically delightful, but also very funny.
PRESS FOR 'DNA'
“'DNA', boasting history’s sunniest-ever contemporary dance routine." "Something truly extraordinary."
"The fact that Darwin Deez's distinctive Jheri-curled locks are absent from Miles Crawford's video doesn't diminish its brilliance."