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!

Monday, June 29, 2009

J.D. dances with modern dance co. EARTHWALK, July 10,11, 2009, yay!

"POISONED" is a full length modern dance work reflecting the ongoing issues of what has been called the worst Nuclear Accident in US History.The Santa Susana Field Lab and Sodium Reactor Experiement suffered a partial nuclear meltodown on July 13, 1959

Performance dates:7/10 & 11 8pm Studio A Dance. 2306 Hyperion Silver Lake.

Master Choreographer, Tobi Sackheim and I in rehearsal.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

J.D. MATA's new music video, "a simple song."

I chose to name this piece, "a simple song," even though those words, per se, are not in the song; because, it's a tune that came together quite simply in one late night piano playing session, recently. I did start with the objective to write a song, and it just came to me. If I recall correctly, I started the session around 1:30 a.m. and the song was complete and recorded by 3:30 a.m., or so. In terms of the music video, I chose to collaborate with the up and coming, amazingly talented, Tobi Sackheim! Her grandfather, IRVING BRISKIN, is one of the founders of Colombia Pictures. Trust me, she's got his gene pool! I love my life!! xoxo, jd

Thursday, June 18, 2009

CUATRO VELAS / FOUR CANDLES.....the fourth and last candle has been lit:)

Here is the finale to my latest web novella. To truly appreciate the last episode, you may want to visit one, two, and three. Just scroll down from this post. This final episode is the shortest, but I really think it gives closure this short series. This entire novella was truly a labor of love, and I wish to thank all the actors and crew, who without them, this project would not have been possible! Jeremy Martinez - Asst. Director, Tobi Sackhiem- producer The cast: Ana Paola Villalobos, Katelynn Tilley, Louie Olivos, jr. Mario Valdez-Juarez, Preston Jude Lesure, Annette Lesure, and Mario Ramirez! I love my life!! xoxo, jd

Monday, June 08, 2009

CUATRO VELAS / FOUR CANDLES.....the **third** candle has been lit:)

It's been fun composing all the music for, CUATRO VELAS/ THREE CANDLES, my latest web novella. Episode 3 posed a unique challenge, in terms of music composition. As I was editing this episode late really late one night, I got hungry and decided to make a sandwich. Well, with knife in hand, I was attempting to slice some cheese, the knife slipped and poked the tip of my left middle finger! (Karma, maybe! haha...) In any event, It was not a terrible wound, but enough to bleed profusely, and HURT! What hurt MORE was that it was my guitar playing hand, and I had yet to compose music for this episode. After contemplating my predicament, I saw this as an opportunity and a challenge. I proceeded to play, compose, and invent guitar riffs and chords with my three good fingers! And, the music you here in this episode is the result! I LOVE my life!!! xoxo, jd