Hardcore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eggt8G81Yxw

HARDCORE
A coming of age series about a female guitarist and group of high school misfits trying to start a band during the DC hardcore scene in the early 80’s
This proof of concept was created, directed, written and produced by Otessa Marie Ghadar and Joe Carabeo, in conjunction with Astray Productions 20/20 New Media

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So many awesome moments while directing HARDCORE. I feel strongly as a director that I wouldnt stick an actor in any situation that I wouldnt put my self in, so in that sense it was important for me to be in the thick of the mosh pit, camera operating, while our lead actor Jordan Slattery was in the eye of the mosh pit storm too, and we're all being thrown around together. And Jordan was absolutely fearless in this scene. I was inspired by her fearlessness. It was like we were going into battle together. Jordan is Hardcore. It's a unique bonding experience with the whole mosh pit actually. Cause after each take, we started to discover what this mosh pit's heart actually is and we grew as one finding new shots and angles while smashing into each other. Like a pit family. But on another director side, I loved working with Nate Shelton @naaaate123 as we discovered the front man waiting to breakout within him. He came to me in the begining and said he was a bit nervous if we could full pull this insane front man. But I knew he could. Step by Step. After each performance, after each mosh pit take I would ask him to add a little something, "tuck the cord in your pants!" "Jump to the heavans!" "More Seizure!", then crank it up to 500, etc. At the end, Nate fell in exhaustion on stage after the last take as if he had just rocked a full on sold out show. I know he put it all out there on stage, I could see it in his eyes. Nate is Hardcore. A personal THANK YOU to everyone, friends and strangers, that came out to make this scene happen. I hope you see this. THANK YOU to the whole cast and crew of HARDCORE for making this filming happen. It could not be done without you. #wearehardcore -Joe Carabeo, Producer/ Co-director of HARDCORE Astray Productions astrayproductions.com #harDCore #hardDCcore #hardcore #HARDCORE #joecarabeo #director #filmmaker #setlife #filmset #bts #filmvirginia #madeinnova #nova #filmedinnova #astray #astrayproductions

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Definitly one of my favorite experiences while directing and filming HARDCORE, was the creation of the band, The Generix. This fictional band in this scene consists of amazing musicians, playing guitar Jules Hale of Den-Mate @imdenmate , playing bass Arsia Rozegar @arsiarozegar from RC Rex, playing drums Mike Argel @mmdrummerboy79 from Monday Mistress @mondaymistress and actor Nate Shelton @naaaate123 as the front man. They all have never performed together before this day. The Generix will be seen performing in the background of the concert scene in HARDCORE and are actually performing a song that was created by the musicians on the day, from scratch, having never played with each other before. I simply loved putting these guys together and seeing and hearing what music they would create, especially in this genre. Being a musician myself, I had to fight the urge to want to join in, cause of I was directing and on that day camera operating inside a mosh pit. Some of my favorite moments of this band were the songs they would play between takes too. From Queen to Fleetwood Mac and crazier things. I thought I created a monster. It was definitly an amazing from script to screen moment for me seeing this band The Generix materialize. Especially when you realize the talent under the masks. These guys are definitly Hardcore. And I thank them for that. astrayproductions.com #harDCore #hardDCcore #HARDCORE #thegenerix #juleshale #arsiarozegar #mikeargel #nateshelton #joecarabeo #director #astray #band #bts #filmmaking #tvshow #nova #madeinnova #filmedinnova

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WRITER JOE: She runs into the mosh pit and then she stage dives for the first time. DIRECTOR JOE: And it will be all in one take!!! ? PRODUCER JOE: So we need to make a punk concert? a punk band? Moshers? Extras? a outdoor venue? During 1982?? And stick a camera man with a Expensive camera in the middle of all that chaos?!? Did you say oner?? DIRECTOR JOE: YEAH!! I know the guy who can pull it off this shot, does it all the time. CINEMATAGRAPHER JOE: You want what??? Are you sure? One take? You think you got this Cam op? CAM OPERATOR JOE: (sigh) This director again… DIRECTOR JOE: (AFTER WATCHING THE BEST TAKE IN THE EDIT SUITE) Its looks great!! Is the cam op ok? PRODUCER JOE: umm… sure sure. Oh lunch is here! ? – HARDCORE trailer filming is done!! Working with the DC Stunt Coalition @dcstuntco and @dhintzaction for this mosh pit scene for HARDCORE was an absolute pleasure. They are a top notch super prepared and professional team and I @astrayj @joecarabeo_photography loved every second of working with them. Every guy and gal put their all into what we were try to create while still giving us a positive atmosphere to work in, and I couldn't be more thankful. They are Hardcore. astrayproductions.com #harDCore #harddccore #hardcore #joecarabeo #director #dcstuntcoalition #stunts #mosh #filmedinnova #nova #madeinnova #astray #filmmaking #movies

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Astray Productions and 2020 New Media coming together for the first time for directors @joecarabeo_photography And @otessa_ ’s first ever collaborative film project called, HARDCORE. To be filmed in Northern Virginia. Be on the look out! Wanna be an extra for the filming of the concert scene on June 12th? Email hcdcfilm@gmail.com ( age 18 above) Reposted: @2020newmedia ・・・ The #harDCore directors @otessa_ and @astrayj compiling the shot list at location #1 ? ?SO MUCH goes into filmmaking, but the final product is absolutely beautiful. Bringing vision to life, that’s what filmmakers do ?? . . . . #dc80spunkrock #badbrains #fugazi #theteenidles #minorthreat #filmmaking #indiefilmmaking #indiefilm #acreativedc #washingtondc #dcfilms #202creates #thedistrict #2020newmedia #madeindc #madeinnova #nova #joecarabeo #otessamarieghadar

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#Repost @otessa_ ・・・ #HardDCcore ~~ I am super pumped about my project w/ super-colleague @joecarabeo_photography . And TY Joe for helping me get this photo (where I do not look awkward at all ?) w/ your guitar. ⚡️ . ~ CASTING NOTICE ~ @2020newmedia & @astrayj Productions are casting their lead roles in award winning filmmakers Otessa Marie Ghadar and Joe Carabeo’s newest film project, working title “HardDCcore” A coming of age story about a group of high school misfits trying to start a band, and “find themselves”, during the DC hardcore music scene. . Potential Shoot Dates: June 10, 11, or 12th Please have FULL availability for these days! Location: Northern VA Non-Union . Seeking actors, all ethnicities, for characters in age range 16-18 y.o. Musical ability a major plus! Appreciation of the DC Punk/Hardcore scene a necessity!! Xx . . ? 1: @astrayj . ? 2: @otessa_ . ? 3: @amyamy108 . ? 4: @diana_arlana . ? 5: @astrayj

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