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Sunday, December 04, 2011

The shadow knows...

The shadow knows...
Originally uploaded by Angel Aviles McClinton

There's nothing more natural than a human being that radiates simple, unaffected humanity..." ~Deepak Chopra

My take away from The Shadow Effect by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson: Light and dark exist. We exist in and because of this dance of opposites. Recognize. Share. Forgive. Embrace. Grow. Love... and repeat.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Scary movie funny video kids cartoon

Diablo is up to his old tricks but gets foiled by a little girl on scary movie night.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bullfighter’s Café may have began as a fun project, but after receiving tremendous support and feedback, Angel and I have decided it was time to close the doors on the old Bullfighter’s Cafe and open the doors on a new improved BF Cafe.

Our goal from day one has been to showcase and promote Latino artists, filmmakers and performers utilizing all the new technologies available through the Internet. In view of this, we determined that we needed to rebuild BF Café on a new platform in order to make use web 2.0 practices, media development and many more exciting technologies.

To date, we have completed a new layout design and as you may have noticed, a new logo! As we reach into new media outlets and continue to build our brand we knew our logo had to be compact, readable and identifiable to reflect our standards of quality. We hope you like it.

In the next couple of months we’ll be working closely with our back-end programmers to help us get the new site up and running. We felt it was best to focus on the new site’s features and functions, so we’ll be taking a break from posting interviews on the current site. However, don’t worry, we’ve already lined up new interviews, animations and video projects for the new launch. We can barely wait for the to go up!

We are looking forward to a better economy and prosperity for everyone in the New Year; most certainly, we look forward to a bigger and better Bullfighter’s Café to serve all of our supporters and friends.

Until we meet again, be safe, be creative and be happy, and thank you again.

With gratitude,
Paul Martinez

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Forever My Lady By Jeff Rivera

We had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Rivera last year. He's been BUSY! Jeff started his own publishing company and is newest novel is being released Oct. 28th -- the day this edition is being released! Jeff was kind enough to give us his interview before he took his book on the road.

Many people reviewers have been quoted as saying that Forever My Lady made them cry. How does that feel?
It feels really good because that's what I set out to do. I mean move people not necessarily make them cry. That's when you know you've really touched a chord and connected with people when you've moved them to tears or made them laugh.

What's a typical day like when your working on a novel?
When I'm actually writing and in writing-mode I can write 20 single spaced pages a day but otherwise I tinker throughout the day and after 8 hours of procrastination I'll cram 8 hours of work in a couple of hours.

You seem pretty well-respected in the industry. How important is it to network as a writer in order to get published?
I think it doesn't hurt especially when you're first starting. The mistake I see writers make is when they meet an agent they have this desperation energy that agent's feel and it turns them off. People like those who are calm, cool, confident in their abilities and aren't anxious about being signed.

Do you think you need to live in New York in order to have a better shot?
Not at all. I sold Forever My Lady when I was in Miami but being here in New York really does make it easier to meet people face to face and associate with them, get to know them as real people not just as objects of desire.

Where can we get copies of Forever My Lady?
Try or your local bookstore or even my website:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Vote for Winning film at Christopher Coppola's PAH Fest Hollywood 08

Hola Amigos! It's been a while since my last post but I have been busy making waves and movies... This weekend I had the chance to be a coach at The Project Access Hollywoof (PAH) Festival. PAH-FEST is a week-long, digital media festival, traveling to cities throughout the US and internationally. The PAH-FEST encourages visual storytelling, fosters community engagement, and promotes the production of fictional and documentary videos, which will be shared and enjoyed globally. People from all walks of life, with engaging story ideas, are provided with digital equipment and a professional “helping hand,” enabling them to create their own short digital films. Participants acquire confidence in handling cell phones, digital cameras and computers, while having fun learning the skills to visually tell their stories and portray their communities.

Last year our home girl Wendy Rodriguez from Green Dream Productions brought home the gold with a first place win for her film HOPE DEPOT. While I was the coach on The Team Actors project, I must admit my heart belongs to Team Poet Vs. Puppet for this years win. Ok. Ok. I know it looks like I am just biased because this team is Latino BUT SERIOUSLY, do you think I'm that shallow? Michelle Zamora is a talented puppeteer, a creative thinker and positively adorable. See for yourself. I've posted Poet Vs Puppet and you can go to to view and vote for all the films.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Other Venice Film Festival: Online Video Director Interview Ruby dela Casas is an artist and activist. The community he calls home is none other than Venice Beach California. His intimate festival is packed with bold films.