Thursday, January 10, 2013

K-TOWN SEASON 2 - BETTER THAN EVER!!!!

It's true. I worked on this show over the summer. I even had to give up my Rosh Hashana celebration as we were filming deep into the night that day. But it was worth EVERY moment.





K-Town is a reality show based in Korea Town, Los Angeles, CA, and it captures moments in the lives of eight extra ordinary people. The eight friends live in Korea Town, which the show describes as an fascinating, fun and delicious place - for the first time.

The group includes seven Koreans, and one Chinese. Some of them are extremely successful, some of them less and are struggling with work and money. But they all have big personalities and (very!) unique opinions. About life as well, but mostly about their friends.



During the second season, the group is dealing mostly with planning Young and So-Young's wedding, and the challenges they go through along the way. Friendships, trust, love and hook-ups are only a few of the drama moments, aside of clubbing, sex, a lot of alcohol and fighting.

One of the best things about the show, is the testimonials of the group members: Not only they introduce and explain different terms and traditions in the Korean culture - they also talk and criticize each other. And that is hilarious.

K-Town was produced by production company Electus, and directed by the talented Mike Le, Eugine Choi and Eddie Kim, and executive produced by with Tyrese Gibson Electus' Ben Silverman and Evan Bregman. All contributed to the success of the show and its' amazing look.No wonder it became a sensation!

Take a look and join hundreds of thousands who became huge fans of the show. I love it, and can't wait for the third season!

Yours,
Omer

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"No Strangers" Review - Annanberg - Space For Photography

Many times, we're caught up with things that are extremely important to us: make money and feed our family; lose weight; run errands; drive places; buy clothes; learn new skills; make more, get bigger, pay less...

In the daily-life-chaos we often forget who we are, why we're here,  or even just simply ask those questions.

In the new photography exhibition" No Strangers " at the Annanberg Space For Photography, photographers and artists come together with a marvelous presentation of what original life and culture is. 


After spending time long enough to become a part of a community, the artist were able to capture unique moments like never seen before. The colors, the smells, the routines and traditions, the environment, weather, pets, and foods.

In the group of 24 unique artists you can find Wade Davis, Chris Johns, Lynn Johnson, Steve McCurry, Randy Olson, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, and many more. The beauty is that each has its own story and point of view...

But the show raises another important question: How does modernism affects the world?
By spending time, reading and learning about it, I understand now that all people are build almost the same, with slight (0.05%) difference in DNA structure. This difference is the skin color, height, and physical structure mostly.


The exhibition introduces fascinating rituals and traditions, helping the people get by, live life, hunt, love, spiritually connect. By looking at them I asked myself one question: Are we really that different?...

The modern world is taking over, and little by little those cultures disappear. The beauty, innocence, and nature...

Go and see. It'll move and inspire you - that's a guarantee! Oh, and don't dare leaving without seeing the extraordinary film. It's breath-taking.

Omer BarSadeh

Friday, January 4, 2013

FARGO - COEN BROTHERS

Watch over and over again!!!



Yesterday, a friend came over to watch a movie, and even though we said we'll choose one together once he arrives, I had a solid idea of what I wanted to see: Fargo, by the Coen brothers. Even though I saw it before a few times, I could see this movie over and over again. But more, I'll discover new things every time.
What is it about the Coen brothers that makes their films so delicious? The stories are always interesting, there are always surprising spins and unexpected turning points, but I think that above all - it's the characters. And what bring those to life? an AMAZING cast.

The place is Fargo, ND. The movie tells the story of a seasoned car sales-person who gets everything his way, and how one time, when his scam is too big, it starts falling apart - piece by piece. His intention seems sincere, by trying to take care of his family. But this is just the catalyze to bring in the one and only Frances McDormand as a police officer of the extremely cold and small town. In her excellent performance shines a light on the way things take place in these kind of off the radar towns.
Without car chases or helicopters - only by food and restaurant exploration of the pregnant officer and her husband, the movie follows the law enforcement innocent women while using tracking down criminals. Her final sentence describes exactly who she is, how wonderful and naive. 



William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Frances McDormand - so perfect!


How funny - on the one hand - and eerie - on the other, the phenomenal cast led by the talented Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, is telling a story out of this world. Always warms my heart. Worth watching over and over again. 

Life Of Pi or Pi(e) Of Life?


Life Of Pi or Pi(e) Of Life?
I was excited seeing the movie "Life Of Pi," as I'm a big fan of Ang Lee and admire his phenomenal ability to tell a one-of-a-kind story and deliver in a colorful, esthetic and artistic compositions. Walking in the theater, I could feel the buzz in the audience. I heard different opinions about the film and wanted to have my own.

The lights turned off and it started. Beautiful visuals and sounds and a great, intriguing conversation that catches you from the first moment and creates an expectation for what's to come.
Next, the journey takes off. On the surface a story about a survival of a child in the big, deep waters. In the middle of nowhere, getting closer and closer to loosing his life or loosing his mind.



I went through laughs and tears, learning about life, thinking about myself and god (which one is it, after all?) But above all, how when we - humans - are left with nothing, we appreciate life more than anything and become so grateful for every single moment we breathe and think.

In a unique way that only Lee can craft, the movie shows the growing relationship between two survivors - a tiger and a boy. At the end, the two fearful-enemies, who can not live together but nor can apart, find it hard to say goodbye. This is a great story. Painted in fantastic lights and colors.

Going home, I felt it was a very good movie. I liked it. It had humor and sadness, it had interest and joy. But something was almost missing...
And then I had a conversation about it with a friend of mine. That blew my mind. Who are we really? Who is the tiger? What if the tiger is only a symbol to our ego - a part of us?... What if all we do from the moment we're born is just wiling to feeding our ego, that is so destructive?... How do we see ourselves throughout life challenges, and how can we eliminate our own ego and concentrate on who we really are...? And if so, how do the other players - from characters to what life brings upon us - all fit together?...
I looked at it from a deeper point of view.




Now, when people ask ME what I though about the film, I say: "I LOVED IT."