Our exclusive interview is with Hiroki Ohsawa, LA-based Japanese film director. Hiroki’s directed movie “The Alc-Man” is just released and available online. The movie won 1 award and 5 nominations at film festivals, and was screened at TCL Chinese Theater, the most iconic landmark in Hollywood. Today, Hiroki confessed the source of the imagination and the way of story visualization.
Hiroki Ohsawa studied filmmaking and media literacy at Waseda University in Japan. While still at school, he directed and produced two award-wining documentaries. After working as a Consumer Toy Sales Operations in Bandai Namco Group, Hiroki moved to Los Angeles and earned his MFA in filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. His works have earned him 7 awards, including Best Drama from the LA Shorts Awards, and have been nominated for 10 awards.
CP: Hi Hiroki, congratulations on your movie “The Alc-Man”!
HO: Thank you so much, and thanks for having me!
CP: Can you please explain the story of the movie?
OH: It’s about a superhero called Alc-Man who transforms by drinking alcohol to save the world from alcoholic monsters. After his arch nemesis Booze The Great comes back from Alcohol Hades, a retired Alc-Man is forced to train his rebellious minor daughter to follow in his footsteps in order to protect herself. So, the story is pretty much about the relationship between the father and the daughter.
CP: The concept of “The Alc-Man” is unbelievably unique. How did you come up with the brand-new idea?
HO: I don’t think that’s brand-new, actually. I just combined a few well-known ideas in one in my style. Here is the thing. Can you imagine a non-existent new color? No, it’s impossible. However, you can make a new mixed color with the unique combination of existent colors. That’s what I did in “The Alc-Man”. Power Rangers was one of the products when I was working at a toy company, and I had experienced heavy drinking parties consistently since I was a university student. I put those two factors, superhero and alcohol, together and it was a new combination which no director has ever done before.
CP: After creating an amazing story, the next step is visualizing it as a director. How did you do that?
OH: I believe everything in the screen must have a reason to be there, and color is one of them. The alcoholic father and the hot-blooded daughter have wounded relationship at the beginning of the movie, so I used toxic green for the father and bloody red for the daughter as their theme colors, especially wardrobes. Green and red are opposite colors and describe a rupture between them. When the father and the daughter fight together against their arch nemesis at the end of the movie, the father’s superhero suit glows yellow. According to the three primary colors of light, it becomes yellow when green and red are mixed. That describes their relationship is eventually restored in harmony.
CP: You designed and made the superhero costumes by yourself. Did you also have a reason for the design?
HO: Oh yeah. Please look at the design of the title logo and the glowing lines on the superhero suit. They match.
CP: Are you working on different projects?
HO: I directed a Japanese language educational web series “NihonGO NOW!” supervised by Mari Noda, Professor of The Ohio State University last March in Japan. Next year, the videos will be available online and a textbook series by the same name will be published from a major publisher in Oxford, England. I’m also working on a feature film and a TV series as a director, but they’re still in the confidential pre-production phase. Hope I will announce something about them soon!
“The Alc-Man” Movie: https://youtu.be/FF3wep5Gum8
“NihonGO NOW!” IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11095584/
Hiroki Ohsawa Productions: https://hirokiohsawa.wixsite.com/hirokiohsawa
Meek Mill loves motorcycles the same way Mick Fanning (Australian surfer - approx.) Loves big waves. Or how Jimmy Chin (National Geographic photographer - approx.) Likes to climb a four-mile cliff. This is a dangerous hobby, because of which he may one day cripple or even die. Although, if you knew how much violence and death he saw in his youth, you would not attach much importance to this. “This is the only time I feel at peace,” he says, “to ride on the rear wheel and accelerate to 60 miles per hour. Just ride with your bros. No gangster bullshit. This is ... freedom that you can’t get anymore. ”
Mick is the hottest and most successful rapper from Philadelphia in the last two decades. He has millions of sales, several high-profile beefs and a break with Nicki Minaj. He twirls a pack of noodles from a vending machine in the Chester County Prison Visitor Room. This is a rather confined place: men in orange robes are sitting with their loved ones, deprived of the opportunity to lean closer to touch them. Involuntarily there is sadness. Mick, by his own decision, rejects all visits from anyone except his lawyers and several friends. “I will not let them come,” he says of his family, very large and incredibly united. They all live 15 miles from the walls of this prison. “If they see me like this, with a matted beard and a shaved head, then I will reconcile myself to being here. And I’m not going to do it. ”
Read the full interview in "Lounge Club" November Special!
Gisele Bundchen shares her beauty secrets for "Cosmo Chic" November issue!
CC: Your everyday makeup...
GB: Chanel Mascara and RMS Hygienic Lipstick.
CC: And the most shocking?
GB: For me, the only reason to “kill” make up is Halloween.
CC: Three cosmetic products you can’t live without…
GB: Concealer cream and RMS hygienic lipstick, Chanel Les Beiges powder.
CC: What cosmetics will you never use?
GB: I think I tried everything - this is my job.
CC: Share the secret of beauty that is known only to Brazilians.
GB: Drink water with natural coconut milk.
Read full Tips&Tricks and enjoy Giselle's beautiful pictures in "Cosmo Chic" November issue.
Musicians have long been playing fiddle music in the Appalachians for years, but it wasnít until 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee that the first recording country music recording deal was signed. In this year, Victor Records signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family.
Jimmie Rodgers was born in Meridian Mississippi, in 1897. Originally he worked on the railroads until his ill health got the better of him and it was only during this time that he followed his earlier love of entertaining. In 1927 he followed word that Victor Records were setting up a portable recording studio and made his way there. He was immediately signed and continued recording and playing music until he died in 1933.
In 1965 he was one of the very first musicians to be added to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 along with Hank Williams and Fred Rose. On the same day as Jimmie Rodgers signed with Victor Records, so did the Carter Family, who would become one of the most famous country music bands of all time. They remained with Victor Records until 1936. Not even divorce could separate the band though and they continued to record with Decca until 1939. Things started to hit a rough patch at this stage and despite signing for Universal and eventually Victor Records again, the band split in 1941.
It is widely acknowledged that that big day in 1927 was the introduction of country music to the rest of the country. Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family were met with huge critical acclaim and became incredibly popular helping to sell a great many records. Country music singers and bands of today will often talk about the Carter Family or Jimmie Rodgers as being their major influence and with very good reason.
Marina Kufa — abundantly warming and charismatic producer AND HOST of NOW News Of The World, that has and continues to be an inspiration to a large number of her fan base. With her devoted 15 years of experience to the media/entertainment industry, she has helped broaden the horizon of being the voice and drive of global humanitarianism through her talent! Marina Kufa is honoured with Guinness World Record with ITAP as well She produced several documentaries accompanied by NAT-GEO. You can see her Hosting show Red Carpet Of Hollywood with top celebrities. She works with public relation teams of CMPR producers of THE VOICE and ZTPR. You can see her every year on few out of may on red carpets like All Star, Pro Boxing, Make A Wish Foundation, George Lopez Foundation, Harold and Carole Pump Foundation with A list celebrities. Recently she Marina had produced documentary film — Round Earth Test in collaboration with National Geographic. Action and Stunt Actress — worked on Miami Vice, Rock of Ages as well as Step UP 4 Revolution, Charlie’s Angels as well with Carlos Santana on FIFA music Video “Da Rum Jeto” and David Tutera show with Dennis Rodman. Marina also got her hands on production of the film directed by Wes Miller written by Emmy and Oscar nominated Douglas Day Stewart. Currently she launched NOW Music channel that already had 5M hits in a week.
R&B: Hi Marina, glad to see you today! What’s up?
MK: So excited to be here! Thank for Having me!
R&B: Always sunny, always looking gorgeous! You created a lot of impact through your various projects! Do you sleep at all? What’s your time management secret?
MK: Thank you so much. I surf with the sharks and Dolphiens... haha in Laguna Beach CA, the secret is to stay connected to the universe, surround yourself with negative ions and learn how to use them.
R&B: Your fame started from PlanetE!, is that correct? What was the most memorable moment from behind the scenes?
MK: My hard work began way back in Miami where we shot Miami Vice movie. The most memorable moment was converation with Jamiee Foxx when he relly took his time during brake and expalined to me (european) the meening of the word MOJO (print on the T-shirts), that was made specifically for the movie.
R&B: I can’t wait for asking you about your Guinness World Record! That is huge! What was the cause? Tell us all the details!
MK: Now, this was more than a dream come true! I was contacted by ITAP rep one of the sourses to do full coverage on this World Guiness Record thet took place on the race Track here in CA for electric vehicle that was made 90% out of recycled batteries and other electronics. My crew thought this is fantastic procect, so we took it on. We were driving this vehicle for 4 days straight non stop to reach the desired mileage that broke the WGR as the first recycle vehicle in the world. The full documetnary is coming out soon. So this is how I got in to the Guiness Record, we just became part of the ITAP TEAM and got to WORK.
R&B: You recently collaborated with National Geographic on the documentary, was it tuff experience for you? What sacrifices did you suffer to make it happen?
MK: One of the most interesting adventures, I tell you… I was contacted by Independed Investigation Group to do coverage on Round Eart Test. Basically flat earth belivers are arguing with scientists on earth shape evidence so there for the scientists decide to prove it. Both of groups were present, Flat and Round earth believe groups. So — we did it again! We did 3 days of scientific experience in colaboration with National GEOGRAPHIC. What a amazing experience! Our documentary is going to be released Dec 1st 2019. It is called “Round Earth Test”- Dont miss it!
R&B: You are going to be the Red Carpet host in upcoming PRO Boxing World HeavyWeight Title in LA. When the magic happens? Is it invitation only event? How can we follow?
MK: I'm so excited! I can wait! This is going to be a WAR like they said - Ronald "The American Dream" Johnson vs Sergio "Tota" Ramirez. You have no idea. Keep it in mind —Tota already lost a fight with Johnson previously, but is not giving up. Johnson said: "You asked for it? So now You gonna Get it!" Heavy Weight GBO Ron Johnson is trained by the legend of Boxing World Floyd Mayweather Sr. Another legendary trainer will be there — Milton Lacroix with his rising Star Nicolas Irizarry. Milton trains Youtube Sensation Logan Paul and many other famous celebrities. I’m truly honoured to be "Supremacy Showdown" Red Carpet host. Come join us! And take a picture with me on the Red Carpet — we will have selfie contests on instagram for all the fans! You'll find out more when you get there. Magic will take a place October 12th 2019”. Supremacy Showdown "Pico Rivera Sports Arena 11003 Rooks Rd Pico Rivera CA 90601. This place is "on fire" already! We are also have fighting undefended 8-0 with 4 nockouts La Cobra and Brandyn Lynch "Bad News" 9-1 with 7 kos the nephew of Eddy Murphy.
Anyone can purchase the tickets are on sale: http://bit.ly/30Q0e0X
Read the full interview in September issue of "Rich&Beautiful".
Heather Fay, who has toiled to have her music heard without the backing of a record label, is now poised for a run up the charts with her first single, released at the end of March this year through Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Dist.
Leggy beauty Heather Fay sparkled in her bikini on the covers of glossy magazines showing off a stunning figure and her unbeaten body. Makeup artists recognized Heather as the most beautiful star who doesn't even need makeup!
Today, in an exclusive interview to "Cosmo Chic", Heather confessed what price she payed for her beauty and what she does to look amazing despite the tight schedule.
CC: Hi Heather, great to see you! You look stunning, as always!
HF: Thank you so much and it’s great to see you as well, thanks for having me!
CC: Congratulations on your single "The One"! Are you happy with your choice of the label?
HF: Yes! Thank you! I am thrilled with the set up that I have as an artist. Having artistic and creative control along with the support and respect that every artist needs within their team is a great position to be in.
CC: You have a pretty tuff schedule now. Despite this you manage to look fantastic, from toes to hair :) What is your usual morning beauty routine?
HF: I start every day off early with meditation, which is very important if you want to glow from the inside out. Mind, body, and spirit all three are very much connected. Also before I even get out of bed I have a glass of water. This helps your body to wake up and start functioning properly. On top of that I drink hot tea every morning with a tablespoon of coconut oil stirred in. Coconut oil is an amazing source of organic energy, it’s really good for the brain and helps you get through the day. With all of these morning habits you begin to glow naturally without the need of much else to look and feel great! Water, tea, and coconut oil are great for you skin, hair, and nails as well so you can’t go wrong with these three essentials.
CC: What make-up brands do you use in your day to day life? Do you have some preferences while your professional makeup during your shows?
HF: When it comes to mascara I have to use the pink and green Maybelline. For lip creams and liners I really love NYX, they have a lot of different options for lips and you can’t go wrong with any of them. When it comes to the pros I just let them do their thing! I will say that I enjoyed it when a make-up artist used Fenty Beauty for my make-up. It went on great and the way everything was packaged and presented was beautiful!
CC: All make-up artists admit your stunning beauty and very little necessity for make-up. Evil tongues speak that you had your nose, breast and lips done. Is any of this close to reality?
HF: I guess I will take that as a compliment! Lol. I can appreciate that some might look at me and think that I have had surgery done but NOPE, I am all natural and have not had any work done! #TeamNatural
Read the full interview in "Cosmo Chic" August