Friday, February 10, 2012

Die Antwoord Concert at the Trocadaro

I know I blog about movies and such, but I thought I would share with you some of the fun I had at the Die Antwoord concert last night. If you have not heard about the band, they are a unique rap trio from South Africa that will confuse you and entertain you at the same time. Gaining popularity from youtube, this trio consists of Ninja, Yolandi, and DJ High Tek.

At the door they almost took my camera away, but luckily I had my handy dandy Press Credentials! The concert itself was amazing and although their music can be only described as strange techno rap, it was exciting and high energy from start to finish. Since I am not much of a concert blogger, I am not going into much detail over everything. I urge you to check out some of their music and general information at their website Feel free to check out the video below of some of their hit song.

Update on Filming in Philadelphia

Hey there sorry no updates in a while, I have been rather busy. I wanted to give you all a heads up on some things coming to the city to film over the next couple months. For those of you who have not heard yet, M. Night Shyamalan is returning to the city to film his new big film, After Earth starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith at the end of this month. From what I hear it is kind of a post apocolytic film and there will not be very many extras involved besides for army type people. The production is currently taking play in Costa Rica and is said to reach Philadelphia by the end of February. One known location for the film is the Budd Manufacturing Facility at 2450 W. Hunting Park Ave in North Philly. Stay tuned for more information about this project.

The best news of all, Shyamalan's film is not the only thing filming here over the next year, many other productions are coming to the city, many of them are large productions! Another movie set to film in Philadelphia for a 40 day shoot is Dead Man Down, directed by Niels Arden Oplev (director of the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). This New York-set mob movie will star Colin Farell and Noomi Rapace.

There are also two television shows to be shot in the area. The first is Do No Harm, a NBC medical drama about a doctor struggleomg with his alter ego in a Jekyll and Hyde type relationship. The other series will be titled Political Animals which will poke fun at notable political figures.

The Philadelphia film office will also be launching a new website on February 14 so make sure to check that out.

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