Tuesday, October 25, 2016

BB Movie Review - Popcorn Horror

"BB is a striking visual collage that lets you pity and understand its complex characters."

A lot of films set out to make you feel queasy and leave you feeling just that. They forget however, to do it in a way that doesn’t just bring that nauseated feeling to table. They’re often gritty, woozy, all Dutch angles and over saturated colours for no reason but aesthetic. Occasionally that’s enough if it’s an especially great example of said aesthetic. Most of the time though, it just leaves you feeling like you’ve drunk a litre of over-flour-bulked milkshake followed by two litres of cola and it’s all curdled in your stomach (speaking from experience here). Great, you’ve made me feel a bit sick. And that’s it. Thanks for that.

Writer and Director CJ Wallis’ BB is one of those rarer films which is seedy, off-colour and often drunkenly shot, but does so with real intellect and meaning.

Monday, October 24, 2016

BB Movie Review - ScreamSirens

The film was beyond impressive...BB is a twisted story of love and terror that digs to the core of what it means to expose your true self to the world.

BB is a film drenched in fear. From falling in love to full exposure as a webcam girl, we witness a woman take risks, exploring trust in all form in the pursuit of an authentic life, but when all forms of trust are broken, BB leaves you free-falling, stomach in your throat, no solid ground in view.

Actor Jennifer Mae (Leah Lamont/Candy Cummings) immediately draws you in. She’s strong, yet vulnerable which is perfectly emphasized in her costume changes from real, to cam girl life. From the beginning, she is exposed. Her body, her love life and her sex life stand, uncovered to, many times, uncomfortable levels for the viewer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


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The festival director of the New York Film & Television Festival has invited BB to screen in early December at Aloft in Harlem. Here is their official write-up about the event:

We will be holding live screenings of feature films and shorts, and readings from our award-winning screenplays on Dec. 3 and 4, 2016 at: 
Aloft Harlem
2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard,
New York, NY, 10027 
We will open our festivities with live readings, then segue into short screenings and feature film screenings, culminating in a filmmaker Q&A, awards ceremony and afterparty (location to be announced). 
* Founded by JoDa Hodge, celebrity cinematographer and winner of the 2011 Rhode Island International Screenplay Competition and the 2011 American International Screenplay Competition. 
JoDa launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for Departed Harvest with the actor Luis Guzman (Anger Management, Boogie Nights). www.DepartedHarvest.com 
* Our Artistic Director, Pamela Preston, served as Line Producer and Production Accountant for the Oscar-nominated, Sundance-winning feature film, Frozen River

Ticket information & specific dates to be announced shortly.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BB Movie Review - Morbidly Beautiful

It’s truly impressive what Wallis was able to achieve with such a small amount of money and a scant two-person crew. This film looks and feels much bigger than it is. This is independent film at its finest, and I recommend it without hesitation.


One of my favorite things about being a film reviewer is the opportunity to discover and help others discover hidden gems — truly independent films that get very little fanfare or exposure, but often represent some of the best and most surprising filmmaking. I recently had the opportunity to check out one such film, BB, the debut feature from filmmaker CJ Wallis.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fiend "Getting Money" Album Artwork

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Designed by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps


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Friday, October 7, 2016

FortyFPS Nominated "Best Director" By NOLA Music Awards

For the second year in a row, we have been nominated in the "Best Director" category from the New Orleans Music Awards jury members.
The NOLA Music Awards is a prestigious award showcase giving appreciation, recognition and honor to our national and local artists who have exemplified the essential aspects of Jazz and Urban Culture. The NOLA Music Awards will be a four day event filled with jam sessions, seminars, live-art installations and cyphers, culminating in the end event, the awards show. 
This year's NOLA Music Awards will be Saturday, October 22nd and hosted by Mario P & Shiny Green.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Curren$y "930 Tape" Album Artwork

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Designed by CJ Wallis, @fortyfps


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Thursday, September 29, 2016

BB Movie Review - Horror Freak News

"BB is getting plenty of positive reviews, but I can’t offer it more than a 3-star rating.  That’s certainly not the kiss of death, but not the ultimate bit of glowing praise a filmmaker might want either"

Leah Lamont (played by Jennifer Mae – who also co-produces here) – otherwise known as Candy Cummings – takes a job as a web-cam girl – doing strip-tease, masturbating for her on-line clients and playing out the many varied fantasies for those on the other side of the camera.  Her initial reason for taking the job is to make some quick cash so that her girlfriend Alina (Victoria Fox) could return home to Bucharest and reconnect with her family.  Alina falls into the same old traps she once escaped (mostly drug use) and refuses to return Leah’s calls.  Adding to Leah’s frustration over her deteriorating relationship, one of her on-line customers and apparent war veteran “Horny Hal” (Kristian Hanson – also co-producing) begins cyber-stalking her – illegally tapping into her web-cams and following her every move.  He loses out on a date that “Candy” has offered, and he violently reacts by beating up the actual lottery winner of the night out.  Eventually, he kidnaps Leah.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

BB Movie Review - Mr Rumsey

"Its early scenes, exploitative as they are, at least hint at an interesting movie; maybe one about relationships and the meaning of fidelity; maybe one about the ambiguous nature of exploitation; maybe one about the nature of drug addiction."

We venture into this synth infused take on camgirls, obsession and exploitation…

Our hero is a girl named Leah Lamont (Jennifer Mae) rather than, as you might have assumed, BB. Like several of the films’ characters, she has an alliterative name; perhaps this is set in some sort of adult version of the Marvel Universe. I say an adult version as, in the first scene of the film, LL attends an interview with Madame CC – Candace Camera – in the hopes of becoming a camgirl. A camgirl is a type of adult performer who engages in video calls with clients, who can pay to see them perform certain acts. LL takes on a stage name of CC – Candy Cummings – and, for a brief time, the life of a camgirl looks rosy; she’s raking in enough to buy her Romanian-American girlfriend first-class tickets to Bucharest, to visit her family during a time of crisis. But, wouldn’t you know it, before too long things have turned sour; her girlfriend may or not be involved with dodgy drugs and a dodgy ex and, more immediately concerning, she’s being stalked by a wounded veteran with a screenname of HH – HornyHal – though only we, the viewers, are privy to his identity, which is made clear to us in a series of his taped video-confessions.