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60 Seconds To Die

March 17, 2016

60 Seconds To Die

60 Seconds To Die

A few months back I acted in a sixty-second horror short to be submitted to 60 Seconds To Die: an anthology sixty sixty-second shorts directed by sixty established as well as up and coming independent horror filmmakers from across the globe. Sixty Sixty Sixty. Shane Ryan wrote and directed the short I appear in. It was a pleasure to work with him. The film was produced by Tony Newton, known for Grindsploitation (2016), Virus of the Dead (2016) and Grindsploitation 2: The Lost Reels (2016). 60 Seconds to Die is set to make its US premiere at The Legless Corpse Film Festival in Somerville, Alabama April 22nd. Luckily for you, a teaser trailer has been released, and guess what—I’m in it. Let’s see if you can spot me. For updates on the 60 Seconds To Die, refer to the film’s Facebook page.

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Producing Podcasts: The Golfer & Yogini

December 27, 2015

The Golfer & Yogini Podcast

The Golfer & Yogini Podcast

“People living passionately with purpose,” is how I would describe The Golfer and Yogini Podcast.  Wedded team Cevin [golfer] and Mallory [yogini] Doppman have just launched Episode 1 which takes the time to introduce the concept and the hosts that will be taking you through the lives of passionate professionals in future episode.  Following Episode 1, each episode will feature a new guest from all walks of life and innumerable professions who are passionate about what they do.  The Golfer and Yogini broadcast out of Santa Barbara, California, and did I mention I am the producer? Continue reading “Producing Podcasts: The Golfer & Yogini” »

Good Enough for Album Covers

September 11, 2015

Get It While It's Hot

Get It While It’s Hot

Cate and Sam grace the cover of Battalion of Saint’s latest vinyl release.  These new tunes will be extra special due to what is on the outside: us. That’s right, amazingly talented artist Lee Ellingson, whom Sam and I have formed a very creative bond with via the internet, rendered us in the commissioned artwork.  Can you say punk rock?

Limited Edition Clear Vinyl

Limited Edition Clear Vinyl

Click here to read a recent feature from metallife.com on Battalion of Saint’s latest release as well as their upcoming tour schedule

Click here to purchase this masterpiece. Hurry this is limited addition, only 1,000 will be released, even less clear vinyl. Continue reading “Good Enough for Album Covers” »

Taking Towned

September 11, 2015

Towned Podcast

Towned Podcast

Weekly podcaster and Santa Barbara local Patrick Melroy took a chance on the Unlicensed Professionals last week, allowing them in studio for a closer look at the madness, ours that is. Although solely audio, as most podcasts are, Samantha and I were definitely able to hold our ground, sounding everything from our childhood, horror movies, Santa Barbara dining [or lack thereof], the weekly vlog process, our viral videos, to meat drapes. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty sure I dropped the N word a few times, but only to point out the few situations in which a white person like myself can say it and it neither be offensive nor toe stepping [says the white girl. Listen below for another slice of the Unlicensed Professional’s inner pie.

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Interpreted By William Shatner

February 15, 2015

Elton John’s Rocket Man as interpreted by William Shatner at the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards might be the most beautiful thing I have seen in years.  It only begs the question what song I might interpret with a couple Cate holograms smoking a cigarette?  And, at which upcoming awards show? [Shater begins at around :50 seconds in]

Additionally, this performance was parodied by Stewie Griffin in season 3 episode 5 of Family Guy. Below is that comedic Continue reading “Interpreted By William Shatner” »

What a Pool Believes Goes International

November 11, 2014

What a Pool Believes

What a Pool Believes

A long long time ago…well actually not that long ago.  This past August I was honored to be asked to perform in the silent film What a Pool Believes by producer of the film, good friend, and fellow New Yorker, Meighann Athene Helene.  The director and writer (among other credits) of the film, Ted Mills, coincidentally is also a good friend whom I have had the pleasure of working with prior on some creative endeavors.  Initially, What a Pool Believes was created to be entered in the 2014 UCSB Arts & Lectures DIY Silent Film Contest.  In late August, the news was released that the film won first prize.  The fact that part of the “glory” was that the film be played during the Sunken Gardens Summer Movie Series at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse preceding one of my favorite films, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, was by far enough of a perk or prize for me.

What a Pool Believes

What a Pool Believes

However, not only has What a Pool Believes achieved its initial award it set out to claim, but it has now received International recognition.  Since August, the film has been entered in a plethora of film festivals/contests (I speculate by Meighann), and just yesterday graciously received The Audience Choice Award at the PSSST! Festival nijemog filma/PSSST! Silent Film Festival in Croatia after premiering at the festival the previous Thursday.  PSSST! only delivers two awards, and out of over 100 submissions, What a Pool Believes received one of them.  Big things are happening!  Congratulations and Thank Yous to all involved in making this production possible and bringing it to life!  What a Pool Believes may be silent, but it’s recognition is being heard worldwide.

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Mummy Wrap Spinoff

October 23, 2014

Mummy Sammy

Mummy Sammy

Here’s a little extra fun…

The camera was still rolling while I carefully wrapped Samantha in toilet paper for our latest Last Minute Halloween Costumes episode.  Edited out of the final episode, I sped it up to about 1400% and paired it with some nice Benny Hill-esque music.  Then I proceeded to not help myself from throwing a roll of toilet paper at Samantha while she pretended to act like a scary mummy.
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Literal Flash Mob

October 1, 2014

Flash Mob, Literally

Flash Mob, Literally

I have been meaning to post or at least figure out how I wanted to reveal this artwork to the world for at least a year.  The idea came to me upon pondering where I currently was in my artist expression.  It had been quite some time since I had done any of my “own” performance based photography/video art and I was unsure of my current visions.  In the past I would conceive of an idea or concept and then figure out a way to visually depict that via constructed scenes usually using myself as the subject if one was necessary for it was far easier for me to explain to myself what I wanted myself to add to the piece and how, and most of the time my ideas were not the most comfortable for most people to take on and allow me to shoot them.  It was now July 2013, about 3 years since I had done any of my own art, when I realized that all of my views had changed.  I was no longer on a mission to change or save the world after my recent realization that thinking that my views or ways are better than that of others and that others need to be exposed and implement my ways (in which I sincerely was on a mission of helping the human race for their benefit), that I was in effect playing god. Continue reading “Literal Flash Mob” »

We Made A Calendar

August 20, 2014

Another Happy Customer

Another Happy Customer

Buttload of Months

2014 Wall Calendar

Exclusive Wall Calendar

featuring and produced

by Cate Imperio

and Sam Fairley.

GET CALENDAR!

Get Some

April 2, 2014

Modeling lingerie from Aphrodites, handing out spankings, and displaying, hustling, & signing our A Buttload of Months 2014 wall calendar at The 4th Annual Undressed Erotic Art Show at West End Gallery and Tattoo Studio in Ventura, CA this past weekend.

Calendar Signing

Calendar Signing

Another Happy Customer

Another Happy Customer