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Interview with Skylar Radzion | Actress | I Phub You | STORYHIVE | Edmonton Film Production

Our Storyhive funded short film I Phub You is officially complete and sent in to Telus. In the weeks leading up to the February release we are going to be posting a series of interviews with the people that made this film happen (cast, crew, etc!) so you can get to know us a little better. We are going to be asking about their process and their take on the film.

Today, we have the multi-talented, Skylar Radzion. Skylar is an actor, a singer and sometime model. In addition to her IMDB credited roles she has appeared in many short films, videos and commercials. Her first major role was for cult classic Director Ulli Lommel. She was just 16 years old, and was cast as the lead for Boogyeman: Reincarnation, out of 100s of applicants. Her second film, a thriller, Breaking Spirits is due for release in 2017. She loves to sing and is working on her first EP. Skylar plays the role of Tabatha in I Phub You.

 When you first read the script what were your thoughts?

I loved the idea of the silent film aspect. I've never seen an idea like this in a plot. I wanted to be apart of something not only different but funny too. It also reminded me that we are too dependent on our cellphones and such. We've lost touch with the art of being able to sit down and have a face to face conversation.

Skylar Radzion Actress Edmonton
I Phub You Film

What made you want to pursue acting in this film?

A big part of it was that this years’ Storyhive was all about women directing. Shannon was so awesome to work with. Another part was reading the sides and laughing about how self absorbed Tabatha is.

Skylar Radzion
Storyhive Telus Optik

Describe your character. Were there any influences to how you portrayed it?

One word. Kardashians.

My character is self centred and only cares about herself, she is the epitome of today's rich kids. It's all about looks and what you have. Tabatha really doesn't care about Kurtis, what she really cares about is the latest trends and getting a free meal

Skylar Radzion Actress

Do you have any memorable stories from being on set?

 It sounds cliché but really everybody was so great to work with. I always love how kind and supportive the people in the Edmonton industry are. One of my favourite moments is playing game pigeon with Sabrina while waiting for us to be called on set. (She kicked my butt).

Skylar Radzion Edmonton Film
Edmonton Actor Crew Production

What is your favorite silent film?

I'm sure a lot of people would say the same but I really like Chaplin films. One of my favourites is The Champion. The actual scene in the ring always made me wonder how much was ad-lib and how much was choreographed. Charlie was an incredible actor.

Charlie Chaplin The Champion Poster
Charlie Chaplin Champion

Ashley & Adam | October Wedding | A Wedding of Smiles

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Smiles! Smiles! And more smiles! The beautiful wedding of Ashley and Adam was perfect in every way.  You could tell by the giant smiles on their faces that they are deeply in love with one another and this resonated throughout the entire wedding party. From the minute we met Ashley and Adam until long after the ceremony and dance we had equally as massive smiles on our faces.

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Prior to the wedding, we had spoken with Ashley through a series of emails. We immediately got the feeling that she was extremely fun and was very excited for us to shoot her wedding. And we were not wrong! This was one of the most fun weddings we have ever been apart of. Families and friends gathered from all over the world to celebrate this fantastic day. It was a fabulous evening of laughs, happiness, love and – you guessed it – smiles!

The best part of shooting weddings - besides the overall sense of joy and happiness and love that is in the air – is seeing the faces of the couples after we give them the final product. A wedding goes by so fast and it can sometimes seem like a blur. When Adam and Ashley watched the final video you could see the magic in their eyes. I think we even made Adam a believer in wedding videography! This was one of our favorite weddings to shoot and we couldn’t be happier for both Ashley and Adam. Congratulations to you both and we wish you all the best!

Guerrilla Motion Pictures Featured on YegWed!

PHOTO BY TALIA UNGER PHOTOGRAPHY

Last week, #YegWed featured us in an amazing article that showcased our wedding videography work, along with the beautiful photography of Talia Unger Photography at Tommy and Lisa's stunning wedding outside of the Grain Elevators in St. Albert. We are so happy to be recognized and featured in such a fantastic article! If you have a couple minutes to spare please take a look at the article in the link below.

And, if you are interested in Edmonton wedding videography (and area) please do not hesitate to contact us today! We are now booking into 2016 and quickly filling up! We would love to shoot your wedding, so please let us know :)

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE

 


Let's Rock & Roll

Why would a geologist take his girlfriend to a quarry? Because he wants to get a little boulder.

Yeah. Its tuff to make puns on the spot. I'd say they are simply stepping stones for things to come.

I’m really taking this blog time for granite. I really need to stop procrastinating, it feels like I've hit rock bottom.

Okay, that’s the last one, I promise.

As you may have seen, we have been working with Rockland Landscaping Supplies in St. Albert since the beginning of April on a series of informational videos that promote the many landscaping supplies and services  that they offer.

Our latest video was just released; an Internet commercial on the fast delivery service of Rockland. For this commercial we wanted to do something light, fun, and had to involve a jet.

We came up with the concept of “Jet Fast Delivery” which would feature footage of Gary in an actual fighter jet as he is navigating his team to deliver the boulder to a customer. We also wanted to introduce a rival character that always tries to foil Rockland’s plans (think Dick Dastardly from the old cartoons) – this led to the creation of Rick Astardly (played by Andrew Joseph Pahlke); a character who, despite his efforts, can never beat Rockland’s “jet fast” delivery service.



The shoot took us about two days total. We were fortunate to have such amazing weather and fantastic actors and material to work with. We had a blast shooting the commercial for Rockland. The jet footage was a lot of fun to incorporate and I mean, it’s a jet it’s awesome! If you haven’t seen the video yet, take a look at the link at the bottom of the page.

Winter is coming, which means our summer features for Rockland will be put on hold for until 2016. However, in the winter, Rockland provides a commercial Snow Removal service, sanding and ice management service that we are very excited to shoot and release to you in the upcoming months.

Thank you guys for your ongoing support and may the quartz be with you…(sorry I had to).

Visit Rockland Landscaping Supplies online @ http://www.rocklandsupplies.com