JD Mata Films

J.D. Mata is an actor, independent filmmaker, musician/ Choir Director, Piano Bar player, etc... He lives in Los Angeles. This is the place where he will reveal his "rebel without a crew" Robert Rodriguez inspired style of indie filmmaking secrets! And, just "A day in the life" stuff!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

WISDOM and ALL HIS WISDOM...episode: "mexican" friends

This is the second episode of five I intend to shoot for this webisode series. Depending on how it does on YouTube, I'll decide whether to shoot anymore. This episode stars the amazing, Jay D. Schwartz, the brilliant, Rick Rosner, the beautifully talented, Toni Adair, and the excellent actor, Chad collins! I shot the first two, episodes, about 14 pages of script, two weeks ago in about eight hours. And, the goal was to crank them out in two weeks, which I did! I am Warner Brother's, baby!! haha..I LOVE my life!! ...even though I am a bit sleep deprived at the moment:)...xo, jd
F.Y.I I edit on Final Cut Pro!.

Friday, April 17, 2009

**New webisode series, WISDOM and ALL HIS WISDOM...episode: midwest melissa**

Man, I haven't slept a wink in the last 24 hours as I've been working on the edit to this my new cinematic endeavor, Wisdom and all his Wisdom, Yay! I have four more episodes to, go! I really wanted to post this today, because I shot this last week, so that means I had a one week turn around. Not to shabby:) I hope you like this episode staring Jay D.Schwartz, Rick Rosner, Erin Affourtit, Kikey Castillo, and barry Mosley! Great cast and an amazing director and writer! Ooops, that's me! heehee. Hey, if I don't shamelessly promote myself, who will? Haha I LOVE my Life!! xoxo, jd

Thursday, April 02, 2009

**TRUCHA .... new short artsy music video**

TRUCHA is chicano slang for "Lookout," and *Beware!* I felt like this little piece had that edge to it; and, I like the way it sounds.

I was helping director, Tobi Sackheim, with her music video and at the end of the shoot, she was sweet enough to let me shoot a couple of takes playing this tune on her set. The scenes with the beautiful actor and model, Jennifer Marks, were taken as we were waiting for a location to become available in Studio City while shooting the webisode series, FOR NO ONE. I loved the statue and had fun filming Jennifer all sexy next to it! I hope you like the video; and, by the way, I LOVE my LIFE!! xoxo, jd