BrainDagger Films is a Cleveland-based video and music production studio interested in producing videos for causes, events, non-profits, bands, businesses, etc. that Moe and Kathryn find interesting, entertaining or thought-provoking. If your business is interested in hiring us to produce a video we would be thrilled to hear from you! You can reach Moe at:
Recently we released a 30-minute documentary short for the film festival circuit known by "As Organism". We were awarded 40+ laurels from festivals around the world! We are currently working on a groundbreaking, ten-part docuseries with "As Organism" as the pilot/proof of concept. BrainDagger is in talks with major networks right now! We also released "Gelker in the Treehouse", the story of a family trying to make it through the coronavirus in Costa Rica at their isolated jungle treehouse. This one has got us 12 Laurels so far! Most recently we entered our short documentary on Ohio's terrible House Bill Six (HB6) into IndieX Film Festival and it has already won Best Mockumentary/Docucomedy!
We will be back in Costa Rica shooting videos and creating websites for various hotel properties in or near San Jose for the month of November. Then we will head to Mexico to shoot a pilot with our kickboxing partner Will Esparza. Next it's back to Cleveland to work on some promos for the beloved NICK'S DINER. For January and February we will be shooting a pilot episode for a series on concert halls across the country. The Grog Shop has graciously agreed to participate. For the first half of March we will be on the remote Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica filming promos for a jungle tour company. Then we have actors flying down for a reality show pilot we are shooting about Ayahuasca in the northern mountain town of San Ramon. We have partnered with NEW LIFE AYUHUASCA for his one. Next? Who knows?
Media and links!!!
AN INTERVIEW WITH MOE TAYLOR, WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER OF "AS ORGANISM" (cannesworldfilmfestival.com)
Cleveland's Own BrainDagger Films Wins Big This Year on the Film Festival Circuit- EIN Presswire (einnews.com)
Applications For The BrainDagger Films Video Production Incubator Are Now Being Accepted. Video Production Crash Course. (einpresswire.com)
Lyn Stokes, Prolific Costa Rica Based Artist and World Traveler Publishes New Online Gallery of Her Fantastical Art. (einpresswire.com)
BrainDagger Films Begins Pre-production on 7-year, 65-Country Filming Marathon for Tentatively Titled Doc, "Organism". - EIN Presswire (einnews.com)
BrainDagger Films. Only when you hear the right story, only when you create the right story. - TIME BUSINESS NEWS
Join Rachel Sellers and Alan Watts for a journey in scale from the subatomic world to the edge of the cosmos as they open your eyes to the possibilities of the universe as a single organism. Discover the range of patterns that design the world around us and the mathematical properties inherent in the building blocks of everything we know.
With this understanding of the world around us we can learn to comprehend our perceived enemies' point of view and hopefully treat our fellow man a little better. There isn't much hope for society and civilization as we know it if we can't get along. We are in the midst of a global societal collapse and it is important to show films like this so we can possibly slow it down and maybe even stop it before it's too late. STOP HATING PEOPLE BEFORE YOU MEET THEM. Please?
The film is free for anyone to watch and make their own conclusions.
Excerpts from these interviews:
“As Organism is a blazingly fast documentary that takes its queues from the original Bill Nye the Science Guy show from the 90s and throws in a wallop of caffeine.”
“If you think a science documentary has to be super boring, think again... this short film is absolute proof of that.”
“If you want a great masterclass of how to edit for interest, As Organism would work wonderfully as a teaching tool but make no mistake, you just may find yourself lost in the film. I'm pretty confident that was the plan all along.”
“It's loud, and it's fun, and it also teaches you something.”
“The style is 100% catchy: thumbs up and four stars.”
“There is more non-human about you than what is actually human”
“This lower-budget short film has outdone plenty of the big guy productions I've seen from a technical standpoint.”
“As for the film in its entirety? Excellent. Very well done.”
“It has no problem keeping you hooked no matter what you believe.”
“As it was stated in the film, "As Organism" could lead to an overload of the mind - but as long as you keep a little of what you've seen in the back of your head, your perception of things may forever be altered.”
“There's nothing basic about this short film - at all.”
“We are barraged with one video image after the other. It’s vibrant, colorful, and relentless.”
“Moe Taylor’s As Organism is a documentary short, shot in a visually over-stimulating MTV style that is hard to pull off and so easy to fail. In Taylor’s case, he found the secret, and it works.”
“There are so many projects out there and that most of them are just retreads of stories, but apparently new takes on concepts are still out there to be found, and that is nice to know.”
“Great job on the project and I am glad it looks like As Organism is being recognized for the quality project that it is.”
Best Documentary Short: Cannes World Film Festival
Best Web Series/ TV Pilot: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Documentary Short: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Editing: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Producer: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Best Documentary Short: Onyko Film Awards
Best Documentary Short/ Diamond Award: Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque
Best Short Documentary (1st): Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
Best Documentary Short: Rameshwaram International Film Festival (RIFF)
Best Sound Design: Big Sur Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement Award/ Sound Editing: Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
Nominee: Film Olympiad
Finalist: L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF)
Finalist: “Euro Fest” European International Film Festival
Finalist: Crown Wood International Film Festival
Finalist: Prague International Film Festival
Finalist: 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
Honorable Mention: Indie Eye Film Awards
Honorable Mention: London International Film Festival
Official Selection: IndieX Film Fest
Official Selection: Anatolia Film Festival
Official Selection: Independent Shorts Awards
Official Selection: Best Shorts Competition
Official Selection: ISAAF, St. Petersburg Russia
Official Selection: Mabig Film Festival
Official Selection: Barcelona International Film Festival
Official Selection: Aquarius Film Festival
The Viral Limit
BrainDagger Films Demo 2019
Check out some of our work!
BrainDagger Films Demo 2021
Check out some of our work!
A drone flight through the wilderness
The Fantastical art of Lyn Stokes
While we were shooting an episode of "BrainDagger Films Presents: Knowledge is Good" in Costa Rica we had the pleasure of staying at Lyn Stokes mountainside retreat. She is a prolific artist who uses sunbeams to create art. All of her work at some point began with a ray of light, amazing! Please check out her online gallery, she's got lotsa prints to show!
Kickboxing Documentary Intro
Commemorative Air Force
Rocky Mountain Wing
Episode 2/The Rutabaga 216
(You must watch to the end, it's funny!)
BrainDagger Films is starting a collective/incubator where college students and up and coming filmmakers can use our equipment and experience to create projects of their own and shape themselves into the professionals they know they can be with the right creative support. We are open to producing projects of this type at no cost to our members. We will be encouraging them to do videos about charitable organizations or topics that can help others but they are more than welcome to work on whatever they like. We are taking applications right now. Send demo reel and an outline of a project you would like us to produce to:
We would like to welcome our new jack-of-all-trades co-worker and the first member of the Incubator/Collecive! He's crew, writer, actor/comedian extraordinaire and the best hype man I've ever met! Check out his first solo training exercise. I sent him on a shoot all by his lonesome to film Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company while we were in Albuquerque for MINDFIELD Film Festival. For his first feature news story ever he did really great!
Bob Gatewood "Slippin Away"
Billy and the Cloneasaurus
"Trailer Wars" Bellingham WA
FAKE MOVIE TRAILER COMPETITION
Episode 1/The Rutabaga 216
Episode 3/The Rutabaga 216
Mrs. Taylor's Virtual Classroom
UFOs Are Coming!
Episode 4/The Rutabaga 216
Savor the Moment
Episode 5/The Rutabaga 216
An Introduction to House Bill Six and why it should be repealed
Kathryn Gets a pie in the face
and shaved head
(For her students)
the Yeti Spaghetti experiment.
One day Moe saw a homeless hip hop artist named Yeti Spaghetti rapping for spare change downtown and stopped to listen for a minute. He was entertained so he bought the man a meal, listened to his story and got to know him. Eventually Moe decided to help the struggling artist and produce an album for him at the BrainDagger studio. Moe saw potential in his raw style and convinced him to serve out his time in county jail for a warrant so he could make money from his music legally. Then he was to go to rehab in exchange for the funding of a studio album. One year later and he’s already released two hit singles, “Dopeboy (feat. Queso Blanco[Moe])” and "Flyguy (feat. Queso Blanco) (Moe laid down the tracks). he reached #1 on the reverbnation charts, has over nine million views on Soundcloud, airplay in 16 countries and released his first album “Cleveland” on Mar 15 2019. His life is going in a whole new direction. CLICK ON THE LINKS!!!
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Moe taylor's Coronavirus fitness transformation