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, December 28, 2009

My fedora hat, my hipee hair, and CHRISTMAS in Texas, 2009 part 1

I have a "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree in my studio apartment in L.A.! Actually, I leave it up all year long, and there is a poster next to it that reads, "Everyday is Christmas!" I've had this tree up, in all it's plastic glory, for over seven years! So, Christmas, per- se, in McAllen is just another day; however, the precious golden moments spent with family and friends, here in Texas, are a treasure chest that I cherish, relish, and I hold dear to my heart. I've been in town since the 23rd of December, and here is a very brief re-cap.
My parent's, who hadn't seen me in a year, said I looked taller. I think it was the hat:) Furthermore, my mom, bless her heart, said I still looked handsome, yay! She loved my fedora, my dad, not so much. He said I looked like a cholo! Oh, my mom did mention to me, she had an appointment with the optomotrist the next day, argg!

I've played two gigs so far, SIMON SEZ, and MOONBEAMS! Both have been fun and fantastic! People at these gigs have given me two thumbs up on my fedora hat, my hipee hair, and my music, too!!

In terms of people I've seen, NOT in a musical setting, i.e. Bar's, Class reunion, dining out,...they've said I look, "homeless!" Haha
I LOVE my life!! xoxo, jd

part 2 coming soon:) Pic is at Denny's in Mcallen on Nolana at 3:20 a.m.:)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MELLOWTONES and 3:00 p.m. Spanish Mass, choirs!

People here in L.A. always ask me how I'm able to make my films full time, and survive!

Well, here's one approach. I'm a Choir Director for two choirs!

The Spanish Mass at 3:00 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo in North Hollywood

And, the world famous MELLOWTONES based out of Burbank Ca.

Friday, December 11, 2009

A VAMPIRE NOVELLA, another sneak peak!

I believe this will be my final "sneak peak" before it's projected release date, Feb 14, 2010! Oh man, I LOVE my life! xo

Saturday, December 05, 2009

My latest trailer for my new feature, A VAMPIRE NOVELLA!

Here is another "sneek-peek" into my new feature flick, A VAMPIRE NOVELLA. This is a SILENT FILM and in BLACK and WHITE, yay! I plan to play the music LIVE when I screen this movie in L.A. on Feb. 14, 2010! I will keep you guys, posted!! I LOVE my LIFE!!! xo, jd