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JUST RELEASED! - AWESOME CON 2014 HIGHLIGHT REEL

Produced by Astray Productions Ben Penrod Joe Carabeo Awesome Con
Directed by Joe Carabeo, Brian Sarvis
Co Producer/ Celebrity Guest Interviewer - Annie Armiger
Edited by Joe Carabeo
Shot by Joey Tran, Jeremy Carpel, Joe Carabeo and Zach Sumpolec
Production Assistant/Interviewer Lauren Jaslow
Animation by Elaine Seward

www.awesome-con.com


It seems like it was just yesterday when I produced and directed the Awesome Con TV commercial ( You can watch them HERE and HERE) Which was played everywhere! Also recording the Awesome Con radio ad (You can listen to it HERE too) After. piles and piles of footage, we bring to you a quick flash of how Awesome Con took over DC.

Check out this image Me, Brian Sarvis, Joey Tran and Jeremy Carpell doing our final interview with Ben Penrod at Awesome Con that was taken by
Ulysses Campbell of Fantistic Fourum


Everything is Awesome.

AL PACKER COMMERCIAL WITH JOE FLACCO FOR HACK STONE FILM GROUP

As many of you know, I’m a filmmaker, as well I work freelance film production (Director, DP, Camera Dept) I really love it. One of my many awesome clients is the Baltimore based Hack Stone Film Group. Its always a blast working for them, and of course Dan Hack, the president of the company. They other day they released (Or leaked) one of his favorite commercials from the spot that we shot for the Al Packer campaign that featured Joe Flacco of the Superbowl winning Baltimore Ravens. The sports part might be trivial to me, but since I rarely get to see any of my work on tv since I don’t watch a lot of TV in real time, It was a pleasure to see it done. Though this is one of a whole campaign, this will have to do. But I enjoyed it. So I’m sharing it with you all.

You too can hire me
www.joecarabeo.com



JUST ANNOUNCED. Astray Productions has a new partnership with… TATTOOS CURE CANCER! Looks like I’ll be needing some models and super cool subjects who have tattoos in the near future for some shoots. If only i knew some… #tattooscurecancer #astray #joecarabeo #models #international #photography #films #inked #tattoos #wiretap #cancer interested in taking part of my series? www.joecarabeo.com

JUST ANNOUNCED. Astray Productions has a new partnership with… TATTOOS CURE CANCER! Looks like I’ll be needing some models and super cool subjects who have tattoos in the near future for some shoots. If only i knew some… #tattooscurecancer #astray #joecarabeo #models #international #photography #films #inked #tattoos #wiretap #cancer interested in taking part of my series? www.joecarabeo.com

BLACK AND WHITE Featuring VIKTORIA IVANOVA

STYLIST - Carrie Jo Cornwell
MAKE UP - Viktoria Ivanova

Joe Carabeo's new editorial film titled, BLACK AND WHITE featuring model Viktoria Ivanova, is here!

It just seemed like that type of week, once I finished Viktoria’s photos that I posted earlier in the week, I felt like I should just keep the momentum going and rock out a little something that we filmed on the same day. Its simple, sleeky, contrasty and with a pinch of mystery, basically everything that I like. And I hope you all like it too. 

I’m having a blast making more films. If your interested in booking me, don’t be afraid to ask.

joecarabeo.com

Pre Proing the Awesome Con with Ben, the documentary that Im producing here at the Washington Dc convention center, here’s the spot from The Nest for the media/celebrity interview area we’ll be setting up. @bsarvhpp @jbvtran @awesomecons #awesomecon #documentary #astrayproductions #astray #filmmaking #films #dc #washingtondc #comics #comiccon #celebrities  www.astrayproductions.com and www.joecarabeo.com

Pre Proing the Awesome Con with Ben, the documentary that Im producing here at the Washington Dc convention center, here’s the spot from The Nest for the media/celebrity interview area we’ll be setting up. @bsarvhpp @jbvtran @awesomecons #awesomecon #documentary #astrayproductions #astray #filmmaking #films #dc #washingtondc #comics #comiccon #celebrities www.astrayproductions.com and www.joecarabeo.com

LAUNDRY DAY featuring SMASH

Here it is! Joe Carabeo's newest editorial short film, LAUNDRY DAY. This editorial “tease” short film features the talents of Virginia based burlesque performer and prodcuer SMASH and tells the story about what happens on a burlesque dancers day off when she has to go to the laundromat. You won’t believe your eyes have a play.

This was the first time that I’ve ever met and worked with SMASH and I gotta say, shes a pretty sweet gal,  and can emote like no other. Those are awesome qualities to have and are definitely hard to find. You’ll be seeing more of her in the future. Also, lets see if I can make these short “Day in the Life of a Burlesque Dancer” films into a series. Contact me if you;re a burlesque dancer and interested. Lets make more films! 

Don’t forget to check out other films by Joe Carabeo HERE 
Also, by all means say hi to SMASH on her site HERE (I hear she has a birthday coming up)

 
AFTERNOON BREAK Featuring 2014 MISS PIN UP DC MARIANA BORNSTEIN RELEASEDTake a break from your busy life for just a moment to sit back and relax and check out the newest editorial short film directed by Astray Productions, Joe Carabeo featuring the 2014 Miss DC Pin Up Mariana Borstein titled, AFTERNOON BREAK. It’ll only take a few minutes, but its totally worth it.Interested in booking me for a shoot?joecarabeo.com

AFTERNOON BREAK Featuring 2014 MISS PIN UP DC MARIANA BORNSTEIN RELEASED

Take a break from your busy life for just a moment to sit back and relax and check out the newest editorial short film directed by Astray Productions, Joe Carabeo featuring the 2014 Miss DC Pin Up Mariana Borstein titled, AFTERNOON BREAK.

It’ll only take a few minutes, but its totally worth it.

Interested in booking me for a shoot?
joecarabeo.com


THE MADCAP THREE  - FINALLY RELEASED ON-LINE! Produced/ Directed/ Written by - Brian Sarvis - Joe CarabeoIn 2005 before the era of HD and Kickstarter, on a budget of nothing but their wits, Joe Carabeo and Brian Sarvis, today the producers of ONE-SHOTS.com , set out to create their first long form film called, THE MADCAP THREE. An ambitious multilayer crime noir story produced in and around the city of Richmond Virginia, is finally released on-line in its entirety.  SYNOPSIS -An accidental murder of a former associate sets the tone of the night that will change the lives of everyone. Filled with characters with love and no mercy, The Madcap Three spares nobody in its tale of dark romance, crime noir and twisted reality. It’s a journey that takes you from the alleyways of the bad side of town to the dark forest hills where people disappear. When the sun rises, no one will come out clean.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1357453/CASTRebekah Bayles as Gwen GleesonBecca Bernard as Bell BrantHeather Hamilton Brown as Molly PaigeJohn Paul Cokes as Billie PresleyJustin Dray as Styles StoneTony Giamicheal as Johnny FrancoAdam Hackworth as Zack MadisonNikita Moyer as Miss Van DornJohn Reinhold as Edrick EdwardsBrian Sarvis as Nice guy driverStephanie Schmidt as Nice guy’s girlfriendGonzalo Vargas as James ArmstrongKelly West as Waitress Sallie Keena  …  key makeup artistJacob Pulliam  …  electricianAndrew Vo  …  best boy Music by Ian Vo and Carlos Almonte RUNNING TIME - 62 min-It’s been almost 9 years since Brian Sarvis and I produced this movie… When we produced this film there was no HD, this was no Indiegogo, no kickstarter or any self funding, there was barely internet, social media like facebook or twitter, we didn’t have websites, we just had making films. AND at the time, Brian Sarvis and I didn’t have a clue compared to what we know now now that we’ve been producing and working on films for almost 9 years! But still… We were on the tail end of our schooling and fresh into our film making careers, and there’s just something about our complete reckless assault on making movies back then that was pure passion driven and free from the confines that we’ve run into today. Sorta miss it. It almost seems like a whole lifetime ago. But watching this movie now (it’s been years truthfully…) this film is pretty freaking bad ass. I’m not just saying that cause we made it, but it surprised me after just watching it now how vicious it is. Vicious as in “I can’t believe we did that!” And not in the shock value, blood and guts way. I’m also surprised with the writing and how twisted and black noir we were able to make this movie on a nothing budget. Its a pretty insane and fun movie. I’m still surprised about how many names I was able to create for the story and how many inside Easter eggs that I planted all over the film.Last but not least, THE PERFORMANCES!!After just watching it now on-line, my mind is blown away about how amazing all the performances are. All the actors made these characters amazing and memorable. There are some serious great moments in this film and it would do no justice at all by listing them you must watch it for yourself. So, officially, and on the record HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that helped make this movie possible. There is a super huge list at the end of the film too and I know I probably already said all my thank yous 8 years ago. But to the cast and pure skeleton crew, I still can’t believe we pulled this off! I’m happy everyone else in the whole world can watch our work now instead of just the limited run of dvd’s that were produced. I hope everyone shares this. AND NOW! It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t post an exclusive on the GO ASTRAY page. Check out the behind the scenes of the making of THE MADCAP THREE
 Full Framed version of THE MADCAP THREE


THE MADCAP THREE  - FINALLY RELEASED ON-LINE!


Produced/ Directed/ Written by - Brian Sarvis - Joe Carabeo

In 2005 before the era of HD and Kickstarter, on a budget of nothing but their wits, Joe Carabeo and Brian Sarvis, today the producers of ONE-SHOTS.com , set out to create their first long form film called, THE MADCAP THREE. An ambitious multilayer crime noir story produced in and around the city of Richmond Virginia, is finally released on-line in its entirety.
 
SYNOPSIS -
An accidental murder of a former associate sets the tone of the night that will change the lives of everyone. Filled with characters with love and no mercy, The Madcap Three spares nobody in its tale of dark romance, crime noir and twisted reality. It’s a journey that takes you from the alleyways of the bad side of town to the dark forest hills where people disappear. When the sun rises, no one will come out clean.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1357453/

CAST
Rebekah Bayles as Gwen Gleeson
Becca Bernard as Bell Brant
Heather Hamilton Brown as Molly Paige
John Paul Cokes as Billie Presley
Justin Dray as Styles Stone
Tony Giamicheal as Johnny Franco
Adam Hackworth as Zack Madison
Nikita Moyer as Miss Van Dorn
John Reinhold as Edrick Edwards
Brian Sarvis as Nice guy driver
Stephanie Schmidt as Nice guy’s girlfriend
Gonzalo Vargas as James Armstrong
Kelly West as Waitress

Sallie Keena  …  key makeup artist
Jacob Pulliam  …  electrician
Andrew Vo  …  best boy
Music by Ian Vo and Carlos Almonte

RUNNING TIME - 62 min

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It’s been almost 9 years since Brian Sarvis and I produced this movie… When we produced this film there was no HD, this was no Indiegogo, no kickstarter or any self funding, there was barely internet, social media like facebook or twitter, we didn’t have websites, we just had making films. AND at the time, Brian Sarvis and I didn’t have a clue compared to what we know now now that we’ve been producing and working on films for almost 9 years! But still… We were on the tail end of our schooling and fresh into our film making careers, and there’s just something about our complete reckless assault on making movies back then that was pure passion driven and free from the confines that we’ve run into today. Sorta miss it.

It almost seems like a whole lifetime ago. But watching this movie now (it’s been years truthfully…) this film is pretty freaking bad ass. I’m not just saying that cause we made it, but it surprised me after just watching it now how vicious it is. Vicious as in “I can’t believe we did that!” And not in the shock value, blood and guts way. I’m also surprised with the writing and how twisted and black noir we were able to make this movie on a nothing budget. Its a pretty insane and fun movie. I’m still surprised about how many names I was able to create for the story and how many inside Easter eggs that I planted all over the film.

Last but not least, THE PERFORMANCES!!
After just watching it now on-line, my mind is blown away about how amazing all the performances are. All the actors made these characters amazing and memorable. There are some serious great moments in this film and it would do no justice at all by listing them you must watch it for yourself.

So, officially, and on the record HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that helped make this movie possible. There is a super huge list at the end of the film too and I know I probably already said all my thank yous 8 years ago. But to the cast and pure skeleton crew, I still can’t believe we pulled this off! I’m happy everyone else in the whole world can watch our work now instead of just the limited run of dvd’s that were produced. I hope everyone shares this.

AND NOW! It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t post an exclusive on the GO ASTRAY page.
Check out the behind the scenes of the making of THE MADCAP THREE






Full Framed version of THE MADCAP THREE





BRAS FOR GOOD FILMS HAVE BEEN RELEASED


What a better day than Valentines Day to release some BRAS FOR GOOD One-Shots films that Joe Carabeo directed. Not only that, but they also star Miss Nik Nak, so you know they’re gonna be fun.

Interested in being part of the photo and film SUPPORT THE GALS campaign? Let me know!
joecarabeo.com

BRAS FOR GOOD
Empowering Woman Thru Bra Donation
www.brasforgood.org


AWESOME CON COMMERCIAL #1 HAS BEEN RELEASED

Last night during the premiere of The Walking Dead in certain markets, Awesome Conventions released their first TV commercial for Awesome Con 2014, and that super fun commercial was directed by Joe Carabeo and produced Astray Productions. This is just the beginning of promotion that we’re gonna be apart of for Awesome Con 2014, we created a whole bunch more for you all to enjoy and get excited about for Awesome Con 2014. But of course, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add a little something into the mix. As you can see above, with the release of the first 30 spot that will hit the air, I’ve also released the “Extended Directors Cut” with 10 seconds of more awesome!

PLUS Check out some behind the scenes photos from Joe Carabeo’s POV of the making of the commercials  ( Which will also hint at upcoming spots to come that have yet to be released)

CLICK HERE - AWESOME CON COMMERCIAL BTS GALLERY





Don’t forget to check out awesomecondc.com

Awesome Con Commercial Credits

Production Company - Astray Productions
Client - Awesome Conventions

Producer/ Director - Joe Carabeo
Director of Photography - Brian Sarvis
Camera Operator - Joey Tran
Gaffer - Chris Walters
Grip - Jake Pulliam
Make Up and Hair - Dawn Newsome
Production Assistant - Troy Jeffery Allen
Graphics and Animation - Elaine Seward

Doctor - Jessica Marie Seibel
Sad Princess Cosplayer - Han Pan
Sad Lucha - Joey Roseman
Sad Warrior -  Wendell Smith
Sad Unicorn - Miss Nik Nak
Voice Over - Ulysses Campbell

Filmed at Union 206 Studios
Shot on Black Magic Cinema Camera
Edited on Avid Media Composer

astrayproductions.com
joecarabeo.com

Dear internet, Miss Nik Nak @missniknakb and I @astray have created/filmed some special for BRAS FOR GOOD today. Look out for it in a few days. #films #brasforgood #joecarabeo #missniknak #Tuesday #tuesdaytease #tittyTuesday #toplesstuesday #boobs #astray www.brasforfood.org

Dear internet, Miss Nik Nak @missniknakb and I @astray have created/filmed some special for BRAS FOR GOOD today. Look out for it in a few days. #films #brasforgood #joecarabeo #missniknak #Tuesday #tuesdaytease #tittyTuesday #toplesstuesday #boobs #astray www.brasforfood.org

THE FIRST TIMER’S PROP ESCORT CARDS

If you remember about a month ago I had a shoot with Model Miss Nik Nak for the creation of certain important props to be used in the One-Shots film THE FIRST TIMER, well just in cased you missed it in the film it self, here are some screen shots of the props. Nik Nak actually played three role in the film technically, Tonya, Candice and Bianca. I thought she dad an awesome job, and was fun to shoot in a new style that we both don’t usually do. So, let her know how awesome she and visit her site

missniknak.tumblr.com

ALSO, if you haven’t seen my new film THE FIRST TIMER. Why waste time.

one-shots.com

ONE-SHOTS PROMO IMAGE

Been doing some more promotion for one-shots.com and thought its time to make a series of simple promotional images. Enjoy and share.

Stay tuned for January 22nd at 7pm for our next film THE FIRST TIMER

ONE-SHOTS: 2013

In 2013 Joe Carabeo and Brian Sarvis returned to making their own brand of films by creating, ONE-SHOTS (www.one-shots.com)

What is One-Shots?
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In celebration of the passing of 2013, we created a 2013 collection playlist of all the One-Shots films.

Also, I wanted to give a massive THANK YOU to everyone that ever helped in making anyone of these films happen, we owe you so much and we would not have survived without you.

Carolyn Belefski, Dolli Holiday, Kuni Ohi, Hannah Elvington, Joey Tran, Joey Roseman, Sallie Keena, Lauren Jaslow, Tim Trueheart, Jessica Seibel, Shelley Illmensee, Ken Roy, Tim Reid’s Place, Miguel A. Tenicela, Karen Michele, Jessie Campbell, Leigh Ann Smith, Dan Fiehtner, Zach Jopling, Jason Kearse, Johnnie Kearse III, Michael Drake Sherman, Christopher Clawson, Steph Kelley, Peter Gedeon, Alison Miller Barber, Bryan Goldberg, Bobbi Benson, Victor Michael Anthony Nash, Simon Kim and Miss NikNak

For everyone that ever took the time to watch our films, you guys and dolls are the greatest and we hope to continue this project into 2014. Tell everyone you know.

Check out a behind the scenes gallery from this years One-Shots from the @astrayJ Instagram HERE



Crew for THE MAGIC TRICK
Brian Sarvis (Producer - Director of Photography), Shelly Illmensee (Key Make Up/Stylist), Simon Kim (Waiter), Jessica Marie Seibel (Mallory), Tim Trueheart (Philip), Joe Carabeo (Director/Producer/Writer)



Hannah Elvington (Performer for THE LAST CHANCE, THE DREAM LIFE and THE DEAD END) and Joe Carabeo (Director)



Partial Crew for, THE FIRST TIMER
Dan Fiehtner (Sound Mixer), Joey Roseman (Clifford Steele), Brian Sarvis (Producer - Director of Photography), Joe Carabeo (Director), Leigh Ann Smith (Stacy), Joey Tran (Camera Operator)



Dolli Holiday and Hannah Elvington (Art director) after the last shot of filming the very first One-Shots film, THE RETURN



Sallie Keena (Gigi) and Joey Roseman (M) sailing away after filming THE ROW BOAT

Second day in #nyc and second short film we’re making with @stephkelly_nyc and also the first time i worked with Zillah. Awesome time. Hope to produce more with these awesome actresses #sunday #joecarabeo #stephkelly #heartless #zillah @moviemaker_mag #filmmaking #film #films #astray #moviemaking #bmcc #shortfilm

Second day in #nyc and second short film we’re making with @stephkelly_nyc and also the first time i worked with Zillah. Awesome time. Hope to produce more with these awesome actresses #sunday #joecarabeo #stephkelly #heartless #zillah @moviemaker_mag #filmmaking #film #films #astray #moviemaking #bmcc #shortfilm

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