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Martini Crew Booking Newsletter
Issue #1 - August 2009

Martini Crew Booking is pleased to announce that itís off to a good start. Whether youíre producing a TV series, feature film, or documentary, instill confidence by turning to
Martini Crew Booking for creativity and charisma.

Red Hot

Tchavdar Georgiev and Silhouette Films brought in Martini Crew Booking to photograph a commercial for the Centennial of the Santa Monica Pier, which aired on Time Warner Cable. Check out the gorgeous imagery in our Reels under Commercial/Promo/PSA.

Director Tchavdar Georgiev
Co-Director Colette Freedman
Director of Photography Clay Westervelt
Produced by Silhouette Films in association with Geronimo Creek
Joe Whitmore

Congratulations to Joe Whitmore! As a freelance producer of DVD additional content for movies such as Battle in Seattle, Sex in the City, The Wrestler, and The Haunting of Molly Hartley, Joe has worked with such actors as Martin Henderson, Charlize Theron, and Sarah Jessica Parker.


Call Me Troy

Martini Crew Booking would like to congratulate Tragoidia Moving Pictures in selling its feature documentary, Call Me Troy, which has already screened and received Best Audience awards at numerous festivals such as ReelHeART, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Director Scott Bloom
Producers Scott Bloom, Larry Diamond
Director of Photography Clay Westervelt
Additional Cinematography Tanja Koop
Editors Scott Bloom, Kevin Connolly
Tanja Koop

Congrats to Tanja Koop! Tanja photographed Sundance's Grand Jury Prize nominated, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. After winning multiple prestigious awards, the film is now available on DVD - check it out!

Meantime, Tanja hasn't paused a bit. She brought in Clay Westervelt via Martini to shoot Second Unit on a Fox pilot, The Consultants. Keep your eyes open for this witty comedy starring Rachel Dratch (SNL) and Jane Lynch (40-Year-Old Virgin)!

Call Me Troy lands in the White House

And major congratulations to the film's Reverend Troy Perry - when he and partner Phillip were recently invited to attend The White House, Phillip took the opportunity to hand the First Lady a copy of the film. So now 'Call Me Troy' also resides in the Obama's home!


Congrats to our very close friends, Paco Farias and Markus Lodewyk, in having their shorts, El Tux and The Unwelcomed, selected for this year's 5th annual HollyShorts Film Festival. HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screening, networking events, and various panel and forums, which is a good reason why Martini Crew Booking will help support the HollyShorts Film Festival by sponsoring the Student Film award. We hope to see you there!

El Tux The Unwelcomed
Directed by Paco Farias Directed by Markus Lodewyk
Show Program #11 Show Program #23
Sunday, August 9th 6:00pm Thursday, August 13th 4:30pm
Laemmle Sunset 5 Laemmle Sunset 5

For more information about the event, please visit their website at

Martini Shot
New Callsheet Program

Martini Crew Booking understands how important it is to have the proper gear, and with the explosion of cameras and formats, that's becoming increasingly frustrating. That's why Markus Lodewyk created our custom Callsheet Program to sift through the possibilities and eliminate confusion. The Martini Callsheet Program sifts through possible shooting formats, frame rates, resolutions and aspect ratios, cross referencing against camera models and tape stocks to make sure you're paired with exactly what you need.

Choose Martini Crew Booking and you may just enjoy that martini a little sooner!