Archive for April, 2009

Completion

Posted in Documentary Films, Tijuana, Zona Norte with tags , on April 30, 2009 by zonanorte09

Final edit of “Life in Zona Norte” done — uploaded to producer and mailed off to Cannes.

On to the next project — may do a doc on the homeless “tent cities” in downtown San Diego.

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Swine Flu

Posted in Tijuana with tags , , , on April 28, 2009 by zonanorte09

I guess it’s good we shot the doc before the swine flu broke out in Mexico…although we wonder if Obama did not carry it down there last week in a black ops operation.

Cannes, Watermelon, etc.

Posted in Documentary Films, Michael Hemmingson, Zona Norte with tags , , , on April 27, 2009 by zonanorte09

I have been alotted a two week all access pass to Cannes, but I cannot go.  (1) Time and projects here (2) funds and (3) no renewed passport factor in, plus, like Sundance, I’d rather attend Cannes when I have a feature flm in competition…whenever that day may come…

I want to screen a longer version of this doc at the San Diego Flm Festival, where my fictioin feaure, The Watermelon, had its debut last September, and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray through Celebrity Video Distrib. in July.

Almost There

Posted in Documentary Films, Tijuana, Zona Norte on April 27, 2009 by zonanorte09

Need to make some minor adjustments to the doc, then it gets shipped offto Cannes for scrutiny at the Short Film Corner.

Life in Zona Norte

Posted in Documentary Films, Michael Hemmingson, Tijuana, Zona Norte on April 24, 2009 by zonanorte09

This a tad rough, will smooth out the transitions…

Update

Posted in Documentary Films, Tijuana, Zona Norte on April 22, 2009 by zonanorte09

This working on final edit.

Hidden Camera in the Hong Kong Club

Posted in Tijuana, Zona Norte with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2009 by zonanorte09

Here is a curious YouTube vid in the Hong Kong Club, my preferred Zona Norte bar to hang out at.  Seems to be some guy’s drunk girlfriend hopping on stage with the dancers, which I have seen before.  I have seen a few American women working in the club, or the adjacent Miami Club (not sure what arrangement they make with owners).  I’ve also seen couples in the Hong Kong get lap dances together.