Season 2 Episode 9 of “Stay Regular” on BirchCoffee.com

Man of many talents, Jeremy Floto hangs out at the coffee shop he helped design, and talks to us about being an interior designer and contractor, being held at gunpoint in rural china, and opening up a new rustic boutique hotel in upstate New York. Jeremy also goes into detail on his photo series about the Mexico 43 Student Massacre in Iguala, Mexico. Check out all of this and much more in this week’s episode.

Find out more about Jeremy and WRK Design!

Season 2 Episode 5 of “Stay Regular” on BirchCoffee.com

Playwright and Birch Coffee lifer, Jeremy Wine, sits down with Paul to talk to him about how Birch saved his writing career. Jeremy shares what plays he’s been working on lately, including work about Nikola Tesla, drone warfare, and much more!

Hear his inspiring story and more here!

Square Praises “Stay Regular”

Benjamin Kanes directing on the set of "Stay Regular"

Benjamin Kanes directing on the set of “Stay Regular”

In a recent write-up, financial service Square praised “Stay Regular,” the video series collaboration that Benjamin directs is described as as “highly engaging content that paints Birch Coffee as a local brand with a tightly integrated community.”  Benjamin and SightSense Productions are thankful to help Birch share their stories. Thank you Square for the kind words!

Catch up on “Stay Regular” before the Season 2 premiere on Monday!

Assumption of Risk wins Best Director at Winter Film Awards

Assumption of Risk, one of 75 films screened at the 2015 Winter Film Awards, received the award for Best Director. Congratulations to Director – Mark Kochanowicz, Executive Producer – Benjamin Kanes, SightSenseproductions, Liberty Bell Films, and the rest of the incredibly talented cast and crew!

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Executive Producer – Benjamin Kanes and Actor – Frankie Faison on the set of Assumption of Risk.

Learn more about this standout film on the official website!

 

 

“Assumption of Risk” plays at NYC Winter Film Awards Film Festival

 

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“Assumption of Risk,” the film co-produced by Benjamin Kanes, will be featured at the Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival in NYC on February 28th! The film has received nominations for Best Director and Best Picture.

If you’re in NYC for the weekend, stop by the Blue Diamond Theater 777  come see this fantastic film and support other independent film makers!

Benjamin Kanes Appears in Full Birdman Regalia

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Benjamin Kanes in full Birdman reglalia.

Birdman,  the critically acclaimed film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, has been described by many, including Patton Oswalt, as “transcendent & crucial” in a release met with praise for its acting, directing, and visual effects along with a successful awards season run.

Benjamin Kanes appears in the film as young Michael Keaton‘s, The Birdman. Of the role, Benjamin has said that it was the most challenging acting experience of his life and that he could not be more proud to have worked with such a stellar cast and talented director.

Birdman‘s accolades include: Golden Globe Winner: Michael Keaton – Best Actor; Screen Actors Guild Award Winner: Best Ensemble; Directors Guild Awards: Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Best Director;  Academy Award Winner:Best Picture; Academy Award Winner: Best Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu; Academy Award Winner: Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki; Film Independent Spirit Award Winner: Best Picture

Congratulations to the entire cast of Birdman and congratulations Benjamin!

Assumption of Risk Nominated for 4 Awards at Film Festival Debut

Assumption of Riskco-produced by Benjamin Kanes, has been nominated for 4 awards after its debut at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival!

The nominations are:

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Best Feature Director : Mark Kochanowicz
Best Screenplay
Best Supporting Actor : Frankie Faison

Stay Regular Episode 4: “The Reverse Commute” on BirchCoffee.com

This Episode, Birch Coffee sits down with Stacy Spikes, co-founder of MoviePass! Stacey Spikes shares his reverse commute from the music industry in Houston, Texas to the film industry in NYC. He also shares the inspiring story of his career path and how he created his own company, MoviePass, after losing his job and facing the shuffle of changing job markets.

Watch his inspirational story and others!

“Stay Regular” premieres on BirchCoffee.com

The first episode of “Stay Regular,” our collaboration with Birch Coffee that puts a spotlight on the shop’s most valued aspect – their regulars – premiered today on the Birch website.

This first installation features Peyton Jenkins whose custom menswear company Alton Lane was conceived over a cup of coffee at Birch before he had an office space.

Birch Coffee is a small New-York based chain with a commitment to sustainable practices, a passion for coffee and some good vibes. Their shops focus on having a community-feel with familiar faces and warm places where regulars are recognized as more than clients.

More to come…

Critics praise “Piranha Sharks”

 

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The reviews are rolling out for “Piranha Sharks,” following its release to Vimeo’s new video-on-demand platform in mid-August. The sci-fi comedy about bio-engineered micro-sized sharks wreaking havoc on New York City was co-produced by SightSense Creative Director Benjamin Kanes and directed by former Asylum director Leigh Scott.

Read what critics have to say!

“A well-made, competently acted and crisply edited film….great acting and back and forth exchange of zippy and hilarious dialogue.”

Ruthless Reviews

“When I said the character development was impressive, that was me being skimpy with the adjectives. It might feel like a slow build, but its worth it – these players aren’t your standard one-dimensional dumb blondes and jackass jocks, we’ve got real depth and genuine emotion…. Some GREAT one liner’s, brilliant conversation and generally genius rapport.”

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“They take more time developing their characters than Asylum, especially the characters we have of the exterminators here…. They had enough depth for you to care about them. ”

Mark Krawczyk of The Final Cut

Watch the film on Vimeo on Demand and see what they’re raving about!