The City is the world, a world filled with NOISE––a virtual ocean, a digital jungle. Set in and around a dystopian fictionalized City in the year 2035, unemployment, class warfare, and hyper-commerce provide the social backdrop in which a job-hungry data-miner, David Phoenix, attempts to survive. A CITY TO MAKE ME follows the psychological journey of a man exposed to deep politics and dark power as he becomes a Transhuman agent for the revolution, fighting against an all-powerful corporation on the verge of total information control.



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ACTMM @ San Luis Comic Con

ACTMM is being fronted by the amazing Ryan Salazar Acosta @ the San Luis Comic Con in Argentina. Thank you, RYAN!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Singularity Summit & Video Links...

The Singularity Summit has come and gone! Watch videos from the San Francisco based conference here: LINK

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Motion Tracking the blast footage...

Another day in the life of a glorious post slog!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Let it BURN...

Continuing down the road...improving, updating, living life. And to think it's been a year since we released our first trailer? It's incredible how LONG it takes to craft a film like ACTMM. Some of us are thinking it's the last thing we'll ever work on! BUT, some of us are just getting started. It is this 'fresh blood' that will add fuel to the fire. Let it BURN!

Monday, August 27, 2012


Until July of this year, I was fortunate enough to have access to a REALLY hi-end computer. 12-core, solid-state drives, 32GB Ram. To complete post-production on a 2k film, and composite such a film, this level of computer is almost a necessity. I no longer have access to this machine. My ability to work on this film, efficiently, without such a machine, is an aggravating process. Imagine building a house without power tools? Sure, it can be done, but how long will it take and how frustrating the process? Hopefully, in the month ahead, I can put together the funds needed to get a better studio computer. Attempting to finish this film on my 6-year old personal 4-core machine, with 5GB Ram, isn't cutting it. - RM

Friday, May 18, 2012

HACKED!!! Culprit(s) found...

At 3:34am last night, we received a link to this video. It seems Anonymous had their sites on our film for quite some time. If you can't beat them, join them I guess.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

HACKED!!! Day 2...

Yes, we did lose data. What did they get? Our latest work. We're on the hunt after connecting with a Russian who knows his stuff. It appears we were attacked from Belgrade. We found this image on our server...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


HELP! After noticing some files went missing last night, it appears our main PRODUCTION SERVER has been HACKED!!! Anyone know some good IT / Security people??? We need someone who can backtrace I.P. logs! We're combing through our files to see what's missing!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A beautifully rotting corpse of capitalism....

As part of the process in creating the environments for ACTMM, Matt Hughes (DP) and I went on a whirlwind tour of Gary, Indiana. We found exactly what we were looking for - a place where capitalism had eaten itself and was nothing less than a beautifully rotting corpse. This is a completely raw background plate for our 'Corridor Scene.' Enjoy!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"The market-share of the mind is worth killing for."

" We have proof that Theridion and VeriSync paid operatives to stage the dirty bomb attack in Zone 7. Future Now was false-flagged…We've become too effective in subverting their control of augmentation. Theridion and VeriSync are building their fortunes on controlling this final frontier, our Transhuman future. For Theridion and VeriSync, the market-share of the mind is worth killing for."
- Linux Roi

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Transmedia & Post Updates....

SO...(ahem) a certain someone is pitching ACTMM to a major NY publisher this week as a 'transmedia' property. Fingers crossed! In other news, the "Corridor Scene" has crossed the 'hump.' Should be completed this week.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Prepping our final cityscape mattes (artist: Scott Richard) to send off to Ryan Acosta in Argentina for final animations. Time to bring The City to LIFE!
Also "in the can" today, the "Elevator Scene" is fully rendered, courtesy of Jeremy Totel at Pixel8, and ready for compositing.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Simian's Lair...

The latest kick-ass cityscape from Scott Richard. We're just so thrilled to have him working with us!


A CITY TO MAKE ME" is a film about the following... (a manifesto)


"A CITY TO MAKE ME" is a film about the following...

1) TECHNOLOGY: The Singularity is a concept put forth by Ray Kurzweil.  It is an extension of current trends, whereby bio-tech, communication, and information technologies intertwine at exponential rates of synthesis, synergizing into a reality beyond our current levels of understanding.  It is a reality which moves even faster, which demands even MORE of our attention, our outward gaze.  The march towards this 'brand' of future will be facilitated by humans which have everything to gain from fusing their bodies, their consciousness, and their wallets with the spread of these technological solutions.  In short, it will be fueled by those people who have ACCESS to the technology.

2) CLASS WAR:  This "Singularity" will not happen equally for everyone.  It will happen for those who can afford the technology.  It will create new technological oligarchies.  It will further divide the haves from the have-nots. It will accentuate and accelerate and deepen a GLOBAL class war, which we're seeing already, all over the world.  I am not anti-technology or anti-evolution. However, I am very much aware of the dark-side of a world in which consciousness is increasingly infiltrated by 'mediated content.' Corporate controlled networks plugged directly into brains, on a global scale. What could go wrong? This dark side of our gleaming techno-future, the proverbial DEATHSTAR, is the direct corporate control of consciousness through implanted technologies.

3) THE WAR FOR YOUR MIND: Some people argue whether or not we're already in WWIII or WWIV, but what they're getting at is this: we are living through a pervasive war of information, of concepts, of ideas within the minds of people.  We are witnessing, more now than ever, a war for the consciousness of humanity and what DEFINES humanness.

What is the new paradigm being advertised, seeping its way into the cool new chic?  The new paradigm is the virtualization of our lived experience. The corporatization of this new paradigm is a given. It has already begun, and is increasingly profitable, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google, Electronic Arts.
The more we become virtualized, the greater extent to which our intellectual and personal lives become 4th quarter profits for a laundry list of companies. The very same companies, and culture of companies, cheerleading our Transhuman future, are the ones who stand to gain from total access to our virtual migration. The important questions moving forward are these: "Are we helping to create a culture of commodified consciousness?" "Who benefits?" "How is our quality of life impacted?"

4) HUMANITY TRANSFORMED: Since the formation of our concept of human spirituality, the leaders and shamans of these processes moved their people towards an inward journey.  Jesus emphasized compassion and empathy.  Buddha and Yogic masters moved through their human desire into greater self-knowledge and, ultimately, into bliss.  Aborigine and Native American animist traditions saw a 'life-soul,' and lessons to be learned, within all living things. All of these traditions devoted themselves, through inner reflection, upon the lessons of life experience. A critical problem with virtualization technologies is their outward focus, their incessant outward gaze, and their endless access to external information. This ceaseless barrage of externalized information numbs our desire, and our perceived need for, reflection. Socially, culturally, we're already becoming anoetic consumers of a market-driven virtual paradigm. Are we at the point of no return, then? Is this the point in human history where reflection, an inward, personal journey, is already 'dated.' Is this condition the beginning of our transition into the Transhuman?

Is anoesis the universal condition of The Singularity?

RM, 2011

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Off to SUNDANCE....

Continuing the list of universal gifts bestowed upon us...We're able to make the trip to Sundance Film Festival this year to bombard the Sundance festival going public with our well honed 'media bombs!' We'll be talking about the 'technological transformation' of human identity and the exciting world of sci-fi feature films. [ Our promo postcards and media bombs are below!]

Side A...

And the B-side...

The complete 'media bomb'...