Sunday, November 21, 2010

dubbing a finale (tid bit tease)

Like big production movies we sometimes have microphone issues giving a need to re-dub large portions of audio or whatever, it's called ADR or something. And it's sucks a lot, just cause rain ran down the shotgun mic tube, it should be able to handle stuff like that.

Anywayz here's a sample of (about 10 percent of what needs treatment):

Zak: I didn't shoot it and it went out of bounds, I passed it and it went out of bounds... but I got it.
Ben: But I just watched you shoot it out of bounds.
Zak: Ya but I just got it.
Ben: It is our ball.
Zak: Ya.

You just can't write shit this good. I'll post more if there's an interest.

Friday, November 19, 2010

nEXT: Bro climaX!

 This is What's Next:
Saturday Nov 27th at CineCycle

family contact presents: LIVING WITH FRIENDS "Bro ClimaX"
(_a major comedic video screening_)
____-7:30 DOORS
___---8PM JOY ARCHIE comedy set
__------8:30 ALPHABOT acoustic set
_--------9PM LIVING WITH FRIENDS screening - Final 5 Episodes and Season 1 Finale!!! (1 hour screening!!!) THAT'S EPISODES 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 plus extras!
"You're welcome, I'll be there" - Aaron
All this for only 5 dolleros (or PWYC)
ya, it's on facebook

129 Spadina Ave, Down the Alley! (just south of Richmond st).

Here's episode 2- "Big Bro Break-in" - in case your friends haven't made you watch it yet.
Transport yourself over to to check out awesome goth episode 4 once it comes on online this tuesday!


Last week at THE WHITE HOUSE
 (Back to the past_)
Haley Aitman played the harp on a bed of green

Along with screening Episodes 4, 5, 6 and their very Gothic content value (with a some Jersey Shore extras) & Bros dancing With Bros made everyone dance. There was also a cake "Z" for zucchini.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This is: Bro Juice! 000Our Nov 13th Screening000

Last week many people ventured to our backyard screening (and made it a sold out night under torchlight), where we played the first three episodes of you know what. (ep1: Introducing Bros)

Soon, we'll be screening new Episodes from our hit show LIVING WITH FRIENDS on --Sat November 13th-- in The White House in Kensington Market. >This night is also my birthday, (so double wammy) throw the lasso over two steads and drop in, or make your peace.

Family Contact presents
Living With Friends 2: Bro juice.”
(part 2 of a series of 3)
@ The White House
Saturday Nov. 13th, 7:30pm.

⌂ 7:30 - doors open
♫ 8pm - Hayley Aitman - Harpist
♪ 8:30 - Ben Reed & the Paul Reiser Paralyzers - DEBUT SHOW!
"the band that can't decide between Todd Rundgren and Killdozer"
-9p Living with Friends Screening >- Premiere of New Episodes 4-8+! (40 minute screening)
♂♫♂ 10pm - Bros dancin' with Bros

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

fueled by tanlines, sunkisses and burns

In June I started work on a summer music video with my great friend Jesi the Elder. She has created a number of great videos, some for bands and all personal, so the collaboration was a long time coming. The song is for Brazilian Money, and it's a great time; it is faster, prettier and scarier then any summer smmmer tan. look down at the sand.

we'll put the video and updates here. and the launch party will be the end of November.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

(Living with Friends ( season 1 ) Trailer Rap & Screening Dates)
Assembled by Zak Tatham
Vocals by Tamara Manczyk & Efehan Elbi
Drums by Aaron Manczyk

Featuring clips from Living With Friends the brand new series from Family Contact. Episodes will be coming online Starting Nov 1st  (weekly!!!), but you can see them all early if you squeeze into all of the events below.

When can I COME see some of the episodes PREMIERE in Toronto!?

All the episodes would be too exhausting to watch in one night, can you realize that??? so they have been paced them out over a few nights with other mood setters and night makers! Come see a few during one night or come to all three screenings to see every single episode and experience them in the best way possible:
>)1st Screening - PART 1 (Premiere Opening Screening!!) - Thursday Oct 28th Ѧ MoMoPi Backyard, 157 Huron St, 8pm

>)2nd Screening - PART 2 - Saturday Nov 13th Ѧ The White House, 277 Augusta, 2nd floor, 8pm PWYC

>)3rd Screening - PART 3 (with season finale!!) - Saturday Nov 27th Ѧ Cinecycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave., 8pm $5
*Family Contact will be there in person and you can buy some of our fabled merch as well. thanks.
>>))Floating Screening/s - Look out for an Episode or more with our friends at HumbleMania, on an upcoming Wednesday at the Ossington!

We also have a fan page for you to join, look out.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Photos 3D

I took some special* pics over the last month, got sad that half the roll didn't come out and most of the film got covered in dust from yours truly handling, but below is a demo of the "effort". If you click on Efehan below it will transport you to the gallery where you may view more.

*four lenes

Sunday, August 29, 2010

"Living with Friends" is going to be the best series you've ever seen with you eye lids open, you gotta check this shit out it's coming really soon

Post-Production is in full swig and the episodes are coming along encouragingly great. We underestimated the time-line a bit and are aiming for an End of September Premiere Release with weekly online episodes uploaded soon afterward. There are going to be around 12 episodes and 4 premiere venues, TBA (we're still talking to neat places). If you are, or know a venue then send me a line, we are still looking for about one-ish.

So that's what's a gas, we're making no apologies and making sure this series is great. Right now check out some still frames from what is coming along.

Ours, for now and the future @

Monday, August 16, 2010

Brand new t-shirts

we only did a run of about 10 of each of these and Eric Euler helped get them done. Let us know if you want one.

ONLY $10 bucks!

come over here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Video in Toronto After Dark's 5th year!

It's the Toronto After Dark's 5th year running and in celebration we were asked to make a tiny little short video*. The Film Fest runs Aug 13-20th at Bloor Cinema this month, go see our short (skip getting extra butter or smarties for your popcorn) because they will only play it a few times during the festival run. It looks like they have an awesome lineup (Robogeisha and Rubber look real neat),so we maybe there too, so say hi.
here's the full lineup:

*screengrabs from our really tiny video

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Webisode X: Max Blax Magix

Family Contact dabbles in the nocturnal mystical arts. You can never have had too much of a good thing, but this could be the last episode in our Webizodes series, for a while, in case you didn't pick up on that.

We've been working hard to explore new and exciting ideas in our next series, slated for release in September. will be your fun spot that you can find that at, once it's up.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Living with Friends is coming soon

Lately we've been pining our time and filming a new series, it'll be releasing weekly starting this September.

Here'e the direct link to the teaser.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Vampire Slayer Dreamstakes

FAN FICTION alert! Indie writer & collager Samantha Clark has brought a tease to true fan fiction fruition. This is the opening to the upcoming episode. Age might have been a factor with some of the original actors, and we don't want to blow our budget on digital makeup in post, so we forevisionally shot with these young stars (more info). It's going well.