Second Front Video Release

Pokémon-A-Go-Go – by Second Front


We are happy to release the latest video from Second Front. The machinima was shot on our simulators at Odyssey and then edited at the Black Bag Media Collective studio. Congratulations to Second Front on another fine production.

About Pokémon-A-Go-Go

What happens when the Pokémon turn?

Years of torment and domination have led to an uprising. While humans have been busy playing — Pokémon have been busy training! Awake! It is a new dawn for Pokémon! Downtrodden and abused creatures of the World — UNITE!

I AM POKEMON!

Pikachu – Liz Solo, Purrloin – Bibbe Hansen, Mew – Patrick Lichty,  Umbreon – Yunji Kim Yohanning
With: Phreek Fargis, Yael Gilks, Zesstar Zaymed, Hybrid Fusion, Ruri Rio Mihashi and SaveMe Oh.
Special appearances by: Razzbowski and PewDiePie/Beast Master 64

Second Front creates theatres of the absurd that challenge notions of virtual embodiment, online performance and the formation of virtual narrative.

Machinima shot and edited by Liz Solo

Something Old, Something New

The BBMC release two videos to the Internet today – The first is a documentary from our archives – Circa 2003, St. John’s, featuring the very first Rock School for Girls. Created by Liz Solo (Pickguard) Rhiannon Thoma and Cherie Pyne Rock School for Girls is an open access skills sharing initiative for women and girl who play or want to play rock music. The release of this video is part of the BBMC Archiving Project, stay tuned to this site for more releases from the vault.

Also today we released (with Roles 4 Women) the very first episode of TrixXxie’s new comedy web series, starring Tallulah Fucque, Marilyn Monroe Take-Out and Scarlet O’Whora with special guest appearances. Co-produced by Roles 4 Women and The BBMC and premiered at this year’s TrixXxieFest.

“the machine” Premieres!

fromTheMachinephotoJustinHallAfter a lengthy wait “the machine” – a film shot and edited at the Black Bag Media Collective studio in St. John’s – premiered last week at the 2nd annual TrixXxieFest. There was a lovely crowd in attendance including many members of the cast and crew. The film opened this year’s TrixXxieFest and was followed by a reception. Before the film is made available online it will enjoy a little trip around the world via the film festival circuit – stay tuned to theblackbags.com for news of upcoming screenings.

Set in a dystopian future St. John’s “the machine” is a ‘cyberpunk fairytale’  starring Melanie Caines and Liz Solo. “the machine” mixes up HD animation with machinima – shot on our group of online grids known as The Odyssey Simulators.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Photo on the left and at the very bottom by Justin Hall. Photos from the screening by Rick Tizzard.

machinestillclownalley5Melanie Caines as The Clown.

TrixXxieFest 2016!

TrixxXFest10poster1webTrixXxiefest is Coming!! The Black Bag Media Collective are proud to co-produce this event every year with Roles 4 Women – this year happening June 24 and 25 at the Cox and Palmer Second Space at the LSPU Hall.

See the full schedule here: TrixXxieFest Schedule

TrixXxieFest is a pop-up Festival featuring short films, videos and performances to inspire, challenge and amuse you – powerful voices from around the world and here at home.

TrixXxieFest is a semi-annual traveling Festival created in 2014 by the punk rock band TrixXxie. TrixXxieFest highlights alternative voices by presenting thought-provoking media and performance work from around the world and here at home. This year’s festival is happening from Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th, 2016 at The Cox and Palmer Second Space at the LSPU Hall in downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland. The weekend will be a jam-packed two days of live performances, installations, screenings, parties and a punk rock show.

This year’s event features an International program of film and video shorts highlighting experimental video, filmmaking, animation, and short documentary. Each evening will open with short monologue performances by some of Newfoundland’s most gifted storytellers – Wendi Smallwood, Ruth Lawrence, Monica Walsh, Jenny Naish and Liz Solo will present short pieces of original theatre. The performances will be followed by a screening of short films and animations from all over the world including pieces by local filmmakers Cara Lee Coleman and Corrine Coleman, Jenn Brown, Jacqueline Hynes, Taylor Stocks, Rock School for Girls, TrixXxie, Caroline Nochasak, Heather Angnatok, Jason Dicker, Jennifer Semigak, Joshua Jararuse, Matmatil Angnatok, Maxwell Saksagiak, Troy Maher, Nancy Nochasak, and Sarah Semigak Lidd.

Our International program of short films and videos includes award winning shorts and world premieres from Heather Freeman (USA), Sepideh Atashin (Iran), Lisa MacLean (Canada), Marina Bruno (USA), Guadalupe Yepes (Argentina), Abbie Birtles (Scotland), Yokiko Nishino (Japan), Zahra Jafari (Iran), Ana Santos (Portugal), Jeanette Buck (USA), Janina Putker (Germany), Sahra Hassan (Ireland), Jasia Kaulbach (England), Lida Sadeghi (Iran), Sonia Gerbeaud and Mathias Panafieu (France), Larissa Corriveau (Canada), Maria Manasterny (Germany), Arijana Lekić-Fridrih (Croatia), Jelena Zlatkovic Velickovic (Serbia), Sarah Ouazzani (France), Shira Moolten (USA), Francesca Silveri (England), Selma Nayebi (Iran), Snejana Herbst (Ireland), SaveMe Oh (The Netherlands).

TrixXxieFest is co-presented by TrixXxie, Roles 4 Women and The Black Bag Media Collective. Very special thanks to our sponsors Pi Gourmet Eatery and Charlottestreet.

Stay tuned here and to www.roles4women.com for details, schedules and updates.

The Sauce debut EP and Video

sauceThe BBMC has teamed up with Baygirl Music to produce the debut EP from The Sauce.

This three piece rock band is another new effort from BBMC members – this time from Colleen Power, Liz Solo and Mike Kean. The band will be creating multiple videos for the new release and debuted the first one today. Dumb Piece of Meat is available to watch on YouTube and the whole EP is now downloadable on Bandcamp.

The Overcast did some grand coverage of the video release here: The Sauce on The Sauce

The Sauce will be playing a show to celebrate the release on Friday September 26, 204 at The Levee in St John’s.

 

TRIXXXIEFEST

The BBMC is stoked to be co-presenting the first annual TRIXXXIEFEST WEEKEND with Roles 4 Women Theatre Company and the band/performance group Trixxxie. Trixxxie have been working in the BBMC Studio all winter long and this event features their debut appearance. As you can see by the following amazing lineup TRIXXXIEFEST puts women’s voices front and centre in what is sure to be a super good time. Here’s a few details, stay tuned for announcements.

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The First Annual
TRIXXXIEFEST WEEKEND
JUNE 12 – 15, 2014

THURSDAY JUNE 12
Stand up Comedy/Music Night – Cocktail Hour – 9 PM
Featuring the comedy stylings of: Colleen Power, Liz Solo, Amanda Batten, Sweater Kittens
With Musical Guests: Sam Burke, Danielle Trouble, Erin Simms, Jenny Naish

FRIDAY JUNE 13
Rock Show at Distortion – 10:30 PM

STARRING:
The Sauce
The River
Category VI
Trixxxie

SATURDAY JUNE 14
Rock Show at The Ship – 10:30 PM

STARRING:
Uneeda
Trixxxie
DT & The Dinosaurs
Allie Duff & The Happy Campers

SUNDAY JUNE 15
Pop-Up Event – Supper and Screening – 8 PM

hosted by Trixxxie
Stay tuned for announcement

All bar shows are $10 at the door

Flick, Cathy and Liz at CHMR

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We had a fun interview at CHMR with Colleen Power today – talking about the BBMC’s artist’s residency project with Flick Harrison and Catherine Falkner and BBMC’s our upcoming workshops, shows and events (read down to the next post for details on our workshops and residency). Flick took this lovely shot after the interview.

Listen to CHMR this Friday August 31 at 12 noon for the full interview. You can listen to CHMR online here: CHMR.ca