Blog

Keep with the swing of things on all the latest updates

Welcome to our Blog section! You can come here and see thoughts on the swing world. We will occasionally comment here, but we want to make this space open to a variety of folks from our world-wide community. Our inaugural blog is from Los Angeles’ very own Miss Camp Hollywood, Hilary Alexander.

Evita dances the Apache

Evita dances the Apache!

Check out one of the stars of our film Alive & Kicking, Evita Arce, as she dances the Apache with her partner Michael Jagger in front of a slightly scandalized audience! They use a great mix of tango and swing moves to recreate this classically “violent” French dance. Online publication Atlas Obscura picked up the […]

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Distribution - Magnolia Pictures logo

Distribution!

Hello wonderful backers! We are so excited to announce that our film has been picked up and will be distributed through Magnolia Pictures! Next month they will be taking the film to the Cannes Film Market, where they will be starting the process of getting international distribution. This film will be going out to the entire […]

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SXSW Premiere marquee

The Big Premiere!

Hello wonderful supporters! We had a blast premiering our film at SXSW! Our newly titled documentary, Alive & Kicking, premiered three times over March 13 through 16, and was wonderfully received! Check out our reviews: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/alive-kicking-sxsw-review-872967 http://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/screens/2016-03-13/sxsw-film-review-alive-and-kicking/ The audiences loved it too! Take a look: https://vimeo.com/160174259 And here is our new trailer: https://vimeo.com/157913214 But successful premiere aside, there’s […]

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Camp Hollywood 2015!

Camp Hollywood 2015 is right around the corner, and we hope to see you there! This year’s Camp Hollywood is Labor Day Weekend, September 4-7, at the LAX Marriott in Los Angeles, and we’re excited to be back shooting videos for the event. Come to our table and say hello. We’ll have our T-shirts available for purchase, as […]

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Update: Composer on Board!

We’re making excellent progress on the documentary; things are moving fast and furious now! We’re working hard to dot all the Ts and cross all the eyes (wait, that’s not how that goes…). Our post schedule now has us working with our composer. Of course, we will have great swing music in the film, but […]

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Our Special Compilation Reward is Available!

Great News! Now that we are close to finishing the film, we’re thrilled that we have fulfilled one of our backer rewards! We’ve completed our compilation of lessons and performances from Lindy Hop’s legends and today’s top swing dancers, including Frankie Manning, Jean Veloz, Chazz Young, Dawn Hampton, Erin Stevens, Peter Flahiff, Rusty Frank, Kevin […]

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The Force Is With Us! Skywalker Ranch

We have exciting news! You may have heard of Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas’ facility that does the sound for very big budget movies and has won 18 Academy Awards. As their schedule allows, they will, on rare occasions, take on a small film they really like for an insanely reduced rate. We just found out […]

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Great News To Be Thankful For!

We have some very exciting news: We have finished editing the movie! And it’s really good! This is such a big deal. The hardest and longest part is finally behind us. The next part of post-production includes color correction, sound mixing, scoring, licensing archival materials, and more. This is, unfortunately, the most expensive part of […]

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