Freeloader Friday: Saun & Starr, Holly Miranda & More
Today marks the last “regular” Friday here in our NY office for a while… Summer Fridays start next week! Who else is on the #SummerFriday track? So even though it’s not technically summer yet, it might as well be. That summer groove is well on its way. And along with it, a brand new slew of Freeloader Friday listings! Take a look.
The New York Times premiered the new albums of two of our absolute faves this week: Holly Miranda and Saun & Starr, both of whom recently stopped by the office for some rad Radial Live sessions! (See here & here) Holly Miranda’s got that gritty, honest Singer/Songwriter sound going on, while Saun & Starr liven things up with some Soul n’ Shake. And, if you get tired of the NYTimes platform, head on over to Pandora — they’re streaming the album there, too! (more…)
Get Behind-The-Scenes of “The Jamz” in Chicago
We brought you up to speed a few weeks ago on our new original series, The Jamz, a sitcom about Chicago’s (fictitious) #1 radio station that we picked up at the NYTVF. Now, we return with some early reports on the first few days of production, which were a huge success.
After a couple of days of read-throughs and final tweaks to the scripts, the full cast and crew buckled down for a week of overnight shoots. With high energy and excitement abound, the shoot kicked off in a local pub where we were able to capture all of the bar scenes from the first four episodes. Once we wrapped that location, the next few days took place entirely within the fantastic Resolution Studios. Not only did the studio have a working sound stage, but it had offices and a “bullpen” area that worked perfectly for our workplace comedy.
The Orchard Chart Toppers: April 2015
April brought a ton of great hits, and we’d like to give shout outs to a few standouts today: Nightwish have been in the Billboard charts all month long with their most excellent Endless Forms Most Beautiful; we got a #1 album in Sweden from Soul/R&B singer-songwriter Samuel Ljungblahd; the motocross film War Machines tore up both Documentary and Sports film charts globally, and Kai Neville’s Cluster didn’t go anywhere since March either. Another couple of standouts you’ll want to check out: Oddisee‘s The Good Fight and Royal Thunder‘s Crooked Doors. See you next month!
‘Lamb’ Finds Its Flock at The Orchard
Our latest film acquisition, Lamb, follows the meeting of a 40-something year old man and an eleven-year-old girl in a parking lot, quickly striking up an unusual connection. It’s just as provocatively charged as that first line sounds.
The psychological drama, starring, written and directed by Ross Partridge, begins with what seems like David Lamb’s (Partridge) end: his wife has left him and his father has just died. When the world around him begins to cave in, Lamb meets awkward, doe-eyed Tommie (Oona Laurence). The two form an odd friendship — Lamb, desperately hoping for some kind of self-redemption and Tommie, the one to save him.
Introducing Sylvia Medeiros, Retail Marketing & Operations Manager, Brazil
My name is Sylvia and I’m the newest Retail Marketing and Operations Manager in Brazil. I graduated from PUC-Rio in Advertising and Marketing then went on to get my MBA from FGV-Rio.
I am passionate about art and culture, especially music. I believe there are great ways to match creativity and business understanding, and that’s what I am always looking for in my work. I’m a 28 year-old new mom of a beautiful boy, living in Rio de Janeiro. Things that make me happy: listening to Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Gal Costa, Los Hermanos, Nina Simone, Radiohead, Norah Jones, Cat Power, watching Woody Allen movies and eating brigadeiro (if you haven’t had one, you haven’t lived your life fully).
I’m very excited to join The Orchard and very happy to start a new chapter in my professional life.