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Purple Tramble also known as "Purple Reels The Go Getter" is an Independent Filmmaker an alumni of Howard University where she studied Communications - [TV/Film Production]. Tramble is passionate about working with small businesses, bands, artists etc. by giving them a tool to market themselves through video promotion. She is also passionate about the progression of the modern filmmaker by providing them with new ideas to keep them ahead of the game. Tramble is an Activist and Advocate of Educating and Empowering the next generation by providing them with positive images that destroy racial stereotypes and sexist or demeaning behavior in regards to young women. Her mission is to provide hope to the hopeless, a voice to the voiceless, and support others on a mission to bring peace, spread love, and make a positive change. "Protect and effect the minds of the youth and save a nation." ~ Purple Reels ~

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Meet Me at The Movies - A Purple Reels Going Away Celebration

"A Purple Reels Going Away Celebration"

Welcome to DC - Official Preview

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Official Preview - NW Tap Connection: A Tribute to James Brown

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!  
"Purple Reels The Go Getter"  

***** Director-Writer [Tanya Hamilton] brings us "NIGHT CATCHES US" *****


Director-Writer Tanya Hamilton brings to us the inspiring film "Night Catches Us." Starring the phenomenal Kerry Washington, Anthony Mackie, and Jamie Hector

In 1976, complex political and emotional forces are set in motion when a young man returns to the race-torn Philadelphia neighborhood where he came of age during the Black Power movement. 
This movie is one that deserves more attention than it is receiving. It is great to see that Kerry Washington takes on roles that other Actresses may not have taken on. She is famous for her role in movies such as  Ray (2004) and The Last King of Scotland (2006).

Anthony Mackie is one of those Actors who do not get the recognition they deserve as well. He is most famous for his roles in movies such as The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and more recently The Hurtlocker (2008).

You may remember Jamie Hector from the hit series The Wire (2002).

So check out the clips and interviews below and make sure you go check out "Night Catches Us" In THEATERS NOW!

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!  
"Purple Reels The Go Getter"  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

POST ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL - Celebrating Women in Film!!!

Post Alley Film Festival (originally The Market Cinema Fest)is presented by Women in Film Seattle and was the brainchild of former Pike Place Market marketing director, Andrew Krueger. With the aid of filmmaker Virginia Bogert (, president, Women in Film/Seattle and Pike Market Childcare and Preschool, Krueger launched the one-day festival in 2003 at the Market Theater to raise funds for the childcare center. In 2005, Bogert, then Vice President of Women in Film/Seattle, proposed that WIF/Seattle become an on-going partner of the event. It seemed a perfect match.

The festival quickly became a showcase for creative, emerging filmmakers in Seattle and focused on a wide variety of homegrown short films in its first year. Films range from drama to documentary, experimental and animation. In its second year, the festival showcased women filmmakers. Post Alley Film Festival is not restricted to screening only women’s work, but it is a venue for female perspectives, and it encourages submissions focusing on female subject matter. The festival now also welcomes submissions from beyond the Evergreen state as well as US boarders.

Post Alley Film Festival is small, but growing; therefore, judging is very selective. Some films are solicited by the curator; other submissions are judged by a review panel of Seattle film industry professionals. The festival screens about two dozen hand-picked short films ranging from 3 to 18 minutes in length.

What we provide is excellent and thought-provoking film to entertain and challenge. These films may be brand new or been around for many years but need a movie venue and an audience to appreciate and enjoy them.

Post Alley Film Festival seeks the intriguing, the wacky, the bold, and we stand up for classic, elegant filmmaking. The PAFF program includes award winners and a smattering of “first” films. This is an Indy town and movies are our passion.

Women in Film /Seattle is a professional organization serving Pacific NW women since 1990 and is one of the 40 chapters of Women in Film and Television (WIFTI). WIFTI is a global network of over 10,000 members dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in the entertainment industries. WIF exists to promote, support and mentor members through valuable programs, contacts and events. WIF presents screenings, workshops and seminars all focused on the film and entertainment industry and related media. WIF/Seattle is a co-presenter of Post Alley Film Festival.

FILMS 2010

A partial line-up for Post Alley Film Festival 2010 at Central Cinema - uniquely stimulating short films hand-picked from local talent as well as emerging and established filmmakers from beyond the Evergreen state, i.e. the world. The films will be presented in several sections; MUMS the WORD, CYCLE of LIFE, TOUGH BABES,
And expect a few TBAs. 


Attached to You
Claymation Sweden 2006 9:00
Carin Brack, Mia Hulterstam, Cecilia Actis, directors Doris Films, a female film cooperative*
From conception to the grave; always a mother.
USA Premiere

The Kinda Sutra
Documentary USA 2009 8:00
Jessica Yu, director – producers Patrick Degan, Anne Clements
How are babies made? Misconceptions about conception.
Jessica is a regular at Sundance.
Sundance, Port Townsend Film Festival

Experimental USA 2006 3:30
Annat Pollack, director
Baby's innocent, fun activity is dissected through repetition and takes on quite a different tone. Mommy's POV?
Anat is Professor of Art at School of Art, University of South Florida. She plays with interactivity through real-time digital processing, combining old technologies with new, she engages memory/nostalgia with the present. This is her second experimental film.
USA Premiere
Narrative BC, Canada & USA 2009 3:00
Allison Beda, director – co-producer Marya Delver
On Mother's Day Dana calls her Mom with a spork related emergency. Mom thinks Dana is a hypochondriac.
Starring Marya Delver
Alison Beda is a Legacy award winner Women in Film Festival Vancouver BC 2010
Mormor (Grandma)

Narrative Norway 11:22
Marthe Emile Mandai Igesund, director – producer/editor Espen Hobbesland
Stressed-out parents or a crazy grandmother? Pia, prefers the latter who takes her on a journey to the moon and back. Thank goodness for spirited Grandmas.
Women in Film Festival Vancouver BC 2010
USA Premiere


Birthday ( Original title: Födelsedag )
Narrative Poland & Sweden 2010 18:00
Jenifer Malmqvist, director - producer
Sara prepares a surprise for her wife Katarina's birthday but Katarina has some unexpected news.
Sundance 2009, Seattle International Film Festival 2010

Arithmetic: Annie's Life in Numbers
Narrative Alberta, Canada 13:36
Michal Lavi, director – producers Michale Lavi, Kathleen Yee, Jenifer Bysterveld
From the pet fish that met an untimely death, issues with yoga, standoffs with dictators, to New Years resolutions, overbearing mom and a methodical dental hygienist, Annie lies with an orderliness and rigour that is virtually moral. 
Women in Film Festival Vancouver BC 2010

Leah and the Horse
Animated puppets USA 4:50
Enid Chasnoff, director
On the morning of her 83 rd birthday, Leah meets a black stallion who invites her on a journey.
This is 84 yr-old Enid's first film.
Women in Film Festival Vancouver BC 2010
USA Premiere


Susanne Goes Single
Narrative Sweden 2006 14:30
Lena Hanno-Clyne, director – producers The Doris Cooperative
A mishap on a camping trip with her husband leads Susanne to a new perspective on her life.
USA Premiere
Remember Me
Narrative USA 2009 6:30
Ian Stone, director - featuring Meredith Binder (co-writer), music by Nan Avant
A woman goes beyond the law to find closure. What do you do when you can't get a face out of your mind?
Women in Film Festival Vancouver, Gig Harbor Film Festival
Certainly Not a Fairy Tale
Narrative USA 2003 18:00
Vivi Friedman, director – producers Steven T Puri, Wu Hong Wei
Sick of dating Ken Dolls, Adele vows only to date ugly men because certainly a man without looks would have to have a good soul. An office romance takes an unexpected turn. Starring Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel of "Freaks and Geeks"
Vivi Friedman premiered her first feature at SIFF 2010, The Family Tree, hosted by Women in Film Seattle.
Fox Searchlabs


The Shoemaker

Narrative Saudi Arabia, Egypt, USA 2009 16:00
Ahd Kamel, director
After being wrongfully detained by occupation forces, an Iraqi shoemaker returns to his family.
Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
World Premiere Dubai Film Festival, Women in Film Festival Vancouver


Narrative BC, Canada 14:00
Kate Kroll, director– producer Marilyn Thomas
a young aboriginal girl's last four days before entering residential school.
English, Aboriginal
Women in Film Festival Vancouver

Ana's Playground
Narrative USA 2009 18:00
Eric D. Howell, director – producers Marsha Trainer, Jillian Nodland
A childrens' soccer game becomes unexpectedly dangerous as the ball flies out of reach.
Seattle International Film Festival, Port Townsend Film Festival
Grand Prize winner USA Film Festival – an Academy Award qualifier
Winner Best Short at 4 academy award qualifying festival – Winner best short film at 7 more international festivals.



I Saw U
Documentary USA 2010 9:00
Maile Martinez, Lane Stroud, directors – producers Ruth Gregory, Stacia Beer
The real life stories behind classifieds in The Stranger.
Local gals make fun doc!
Seattle International Film Festival

Public Relations
Narrative USA 2009 17:00
Gianna Sobol, director – producer Rachel Chapam
Sometimes the worst people bring the best people together.
Seattle International Film Festival

Night Stand

Narrative USA 2010 11:00
Nathan Williams, director
A young woman finds herself in a war of nerves with the other woman sleeping in her boyfriend's bed.
Seattle International Film Festival

The Delivery

Narrative USA 2006 10:00
Virginia Bogert, director; Elayne Wylie producer
Never underestimate the power of the written word, nor a little bit of chocolate. Some notes, a mouse, and a box of chocolates work their magic.
SIFF, Port Townsend International Film Festival Best Short 2008


Narrative USA 2010 10:00
Hugh Schulze, director; Stacey Evenson and Leigh Jones producers
A man, a woman, a movie theater – a tale of love and grace.
Port Townsend International Film Festival

 The Doris Manifesto
A Film Project Debating Equality between Gender in the Film Industry and on the Wide Screen.
ALL SCRIPTS will be written by WOMEN.
All films will have at least one female leading part.
All primary functions concerning artistry and decision making will be occupied by WOMEN.
ALL ORIGINAL music will be composed by WOMEN!
The Doris Manifesto aim to explore how the film narratives develop in films made by women. The last ten years 79% of our full length film production has been directed by men. We want to change that! 

And a big Thank you to…
Women in Film/Seattle
Laughing Dog Pictures LLC
Central Cinema
Seattle Office of Film and Music
Washington Filmworks
Port Townsend Film Festival
WIF Vancouver
Dustin Kaspar
Seattle International Film Festival

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!  
"Purple Reels The Go Getter"  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Purple Reels is CASTING! (in Seattle)

Sharmaine "Purple" Tramble [Director-Writer]
Current Project: "STORY OF A CHAMPION: One Woman's Battle."


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As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!  
"Purple Reels The Go Getter"  


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Purple Reels NEWSBYTE

Sharmaine "Purple" Tramble [Director-Writer]
Current Project: "STORY OF A CHAMPION: One Woman's Battle."


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The song "Forever" is a classic! Let's just get that straight first lol. Now "The Floacist" and her extreme makeover only adds to the finesse of this music video. I wonder what possessed her to make such a significant change to her appearance. Chrisette Michele did the same thing and Rhianna as well correct? Check out the video below and tell me what you think. It's interesting to see how music videos are changing and evolving right before our very eyes. Directors and writers are beginning to put more thought into their shot selection and scripts. So what you have is a new era of classic "Mini films." A music video simply interprets the song visually giving the fans an even deeper connection to the song. So music videos give Artists an advantage because a deeper connection with the fans means they will dig deep in their pockets and buy the actual song! The music video is a promotional tool that if used wisely can elevate an artist's success. It actually helps all parties who are involved, including the music video crew.

"MusiQ & Floetry's The Floacist"

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"Movie Reviews on Classic and Notable Modern Films. An outlet for discussions centered around the Progression of the Modern Filmmaker, The Progression of the Arts, and Organizations Empowering and Educating the next generation." ~ Purple Reels ~

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Directed by: Sharmaine "Purple" Tramble

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf
is a 1975 play by Ntozake Shange. Initially staged in California, it has been performed Off-Broadway and on Broadway, and adapted as a book, a television film, and a theatrical film. The 1977 Broadway production was nominated for a Tony Award for best play.

Read the play:

Check out the Trailer:

Sharmaine "Purple" Tramble [Director-Writer]
Current Project: "STORY OF A CHAMPION: One Woman's Battle."


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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Reel Grrls Music Video Production Program!!

Music Video Production Program
Calling all grrl filmmakers! Make a music video for a local band in an all-girl, noncompetitive environment. Get hands-on experience with state of the art technology and support from adult women mentors. No previous video production experience necessary. 

Open to young women ages 13-19.
*Family orientation Tues, Oct 5, 6:00 PM
*Program meets on Tuesdays: Oct 12 – Dec 14 (10 weeks), 4:00 - 6:30 PM
*Plus one Saturday per month: Oct 9, Nov 6, Dec 11, 10 AM - 4 PM
*Program fee: $395, or pay what you can. 

Questions? Contact Maile at 206-393-2085 or

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!  
"Purple Reels The Go Getter"  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WALL STREET - Money Never Sleeps - Purple Reels Review

"From the outside it would seem that he has turned his life around and changed his cunning cut throat ways. Yet the audience is in for a rude awakening."

- Purple Reels 

Well in Wall Street Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) reminds us that the most valuable asset to human beings is time. Yet money is surely the root of all evil in this film. It can tear through families and relationships and bring us to our wits end. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is released from jail. Seven years later he releases a book that is anything but the expected of his character. From the outside it would seem that he has turned his life around and changed his cunning cut throat ways. Yet the audience is in for a rude awakening. He uses his distraught relationship with his daughter to squander his way into a deal of a lifetime... but he becomes caught between two serious decisions. Will his selfish nature and greed overtake his heart and make him choose between what is really important?

It seems there was another underlying message in this movie. There were many writers on this particular script so that may have something to do with it. There were quite a few references to evolution and humans coming back in different forms as payback for the way they lived their past lives. More important than this was the greatest moral of the story which comes off as "Time vs. Money." The movie is very timely in the sense that the world is going through similar changes as far as our economy is concerned. Pay attention and you will gather your own conclusion as to what is true and what is nothing short of a tall tale. Do not be deceived for movies are not just pure fiction. There lies a hidden truth in every art form. Every story has an inspiration or a source.

Director Oliver Stone uses a unique style in this movie. The split screens and old school effects were not expected but did not necessarily disturb the audience. One would definitely have to say that the ambience of "Wall Street" was superb. The effects were there when needed but again they did not cause a ruckus. The movie was longer than most but for a just cause and it served its purpose well.

Great choice of actors as they took the story to heart. Their acting burst with passion. Shia LaBeouf was challenged to play a more serious role as "Jake Moore" and it fit him well. It is believable that he will definitely land more roles like this in the future. Carey Mulligan played the sophisticated Lady "Winnie Gekko" who didn't care about money for what it had done to her family in the past. Then you have the villain "Bretton James"played by Josh Brolin whose evil seeped through his eyes. Everyone can relate to this movie in some way. Yet it is one that takes some attention as the plot thickens towards the end. 

- Purple Reels   

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!  
"Purple Reels The Go Getter"  

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Purple Reels is Stepping OUT to Fight Diabetes!

Support Purple!

All OF US know someone or someone who knows someone who is affected by DIABETES!
Who are YOU Fighting for???

Hello Dear Friends,
I am writing to you on behalf of all of the families affected by this epidemic known as Diabetes. Diabetes has reared it's ugly head in my family on both sides as well. So I have personal insight as to how serious this disease actually is. I have watched as my family has had to deal with its affects. You may be wondering... "What can I do?" I'm glad you asked that question! We all want to do something and there is hope! Diabetes is not an incurable disease. One can fight this disease through a proper diet and exercise! YOU have the POWER to fight DIABETES... and YOU have the POWER to save lives! So join Purple Reels as we join the nation in this walk to fight Diabetes. Make a donation on behalf of Purple Reels and join the fight to save lives!!!

Purple Tramble
Purple Reels Productions

Together we can Stop Diabetes. One step at a time.
I am walking and raising funds for the American Diabetes Association?s signature fundraising walk, Step Out:Walk to Fight Diabetes. Every step I take and every dollar I raise will make a difference in the lives of 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the Association provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

No matter how small or large, your generous donation will help us Stop Diabetes.

Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the United States face a future with diabetes? 
The Association works everyday to change the frightening future that diabetes has in store, but we need your help. Please make a donation to my fundraising efforts. Together we can Stop Diabetes.

Why help PURPLE REELS Stop Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors appear to play roles. There are 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes, a disease that is outpacing heart disease, cancer and AIDS. Diabetes is a disease that has deadly serious consequences.

When YOU walk, YOU help STOP Diabetes.
Walking is one of the easiest, most relaxing forms of exercise for many people, but especially for those living with diabetes. Walking helps control blood glucose levels in people with diabetes and improves overall quality of life. It is also an activity that can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk.

You can walk almost anywhere at any time. And walking can give you more energy and help relieve stress. It?s a simple, positive way to improve your health. You don?t need expensive equipment ? just a good pair of walking shoes!

And walking for the cause helps raise funds for the mission of the American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!  "Purple Reels The Go Getter"


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SPECIAL Purple Reels Was Here Edition on "Pressure Cooker" Premiere

Purple Reels discusses the premiere of "Pressure Cooker" which will kick of the Underground Railroad Series of The African American Film Festival tonight.

As always remember to be "REEL" and stay on the MOVE!