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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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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Purple Reels is Stepping OUT to Fight Diabetes!

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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! 

Underground Railroad Series Kicks off TONIGHT with "PRESSURE COOKER"

As promised ....
 Here's more information on "PRESSURE COOKER" which kicks off the Underground Railroad Series of The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival
(The following is straight from the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Email Newsletter)


DIR. Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker

Date: Tuesday, September 21
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Le Cordon Bleu
              360 Corporate Drive, Tukwila WA (MAP)

Step inside LE CORDON BLEU College of Culinary Arts and immerse yourself in the PRESSURE COOKER.2010 UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FILM SERIES season opener. Get ready for a very special evening with Chef Demonstrations featuring tasty food samples and a lively post screening discussion with Master Chefs and Chefs-in-Training.

About the film:
There's a force-of-nature behind the door to Room 325 at Frankfort High School in Philadelphia. Her name is Wilma Stephenson and she teaches Culinary Arts. Infamously blunt, Mrs. Stephenson runs a "boot camp" at Frankford, disciplining her students into capable chefs and responsible students. Behind her tough-talking exterior is a teacher, who cares passionately about getting the best out of her students.

highlights two semesters in the culinary arts class of Stephenson, an irreverent high school teacher in Northeast Philadelphia whose no-holds-barred teaching style helps her students earn scholarships to college. She offers her students her version of the American Dream: You choose a realistic goal. You work hard. You work the system. You get out of Northeast Philly.

I grew a deep hunger while watching 'Pressure Cooker', not just from the students' mouthwatering dishes, but from the fact that teacher/chef Wilma Stephenson could uniformly inspire such success. --Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
This unique screening venue is the site of the
Special Jury Prize, Los Angeles Film Festival
Audience Award
Aspen Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival
Best Documentary, Philadelphia Cinefest

Seating is limited, so RSVP to reserve your spot! Click here to reserve your seat.. Seats are filling fast!

Come early for a facility tour. Tours begin at 5:30 PM  Sign in Here for tour

About Le Cordon Bleu
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle (formerly known as Kitchen Academy Seattle) is a branch campus of the Texas Culinary Academy of Austin, Texas. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Seattle brings the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary programs to the greater Seattle area.

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

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

*** Takers - Purple Reels Review

 They put all of these well known actors in a movie just for their name and hope to make a killing at the box office. The cast was put together in that manner and it showed.

~ Purple Reels ~

 Everyone seems to follow the hype of the movie craze when a movie is just coming out. When something is fresh and new people jump on it and don't always step back and analyze what really just happened. Takers (2010) seemed to be one of these types of films. The marketing was there and everyone seemed to fall for the hype. The star studded cast consists of Idris Elba, Michael Ealy, Matt Dillon, T.I., Chris Brown, and Zoe Saldana just to name a few. You may remember Idris from Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls" and Zoe Saldana from Guess Who and more recently James Cameron's "Avatar" (2010). T.I. is not new to the big screen. He also starred in the movie ATL. The movie was Produced by T.I. and Directed by John Luessenhop who also Directed the movie Lockdown(2000).

To say the least Takers looked like a promotional deal. Hollywood is starting to do that for some reason. The main reason being money of course.  They put all of these well known actors in a movie just for their name and hope to make a killing at the box office. The cast was put together in that manner and it showed. Chris Brown for one looked out of place in most scenes. He did well in the action scene where he is being chased by the Cops. However some sources say he also had a stunt devil. So much for his kudos! 

The best scene was the Hotel scene complete with the violins in the background and silence of the actor's voices. This only enhanced the other parts of the scene. It created a new height of emotion that was catipulted through the massacre of the Russians who had initially come to kill them. This was an excellent scene. Some parts of the dialogue in other scenes were a little far fetched. For instance the scene where the brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) are conversing before they go and confront the cops... that was a bit cheesy. They could have ended the scene a little better as well. Two brothers walk into a parking lot full of cops with their two machine guns and then it ends with a fade to white. It was just not convincing. The last scene that had the audience wondering was when Jake  (Michael Ealy) found his fiance Rachel ( Zoe Saldana) layed out "perfectly" on the bar countertop and may I add with no blood present... yet there was a huge bullet wound on her forehead. Just didn't do it for me. 

Other than that the movie was great from a Director's standpoint and the shot choices other than the ones stated above were magnificient. The top scene being the Hotel scene towards the end. The movie focus was not on the perfecting of the script it was more so on the glitz and glam, everyone wearing suits and shooting but the words that come out of their mouth for the most part left you wondering. In some scenes there was actually a little too much dialogue honestly. Overall a good film though. Purple Reels gives Takers 3 1/2 stars. 

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

Film Festivals or On Demand?

With the new wave of online film and video it is becoming more and more profitable for independent filmmakers to look at new ways to get their films exposure. Hollywood is no longer the only option for the independent filmmaker. With On Demand and in home theaters people have more than enough options and venues to view films. Now the only thing left for filmmakers to do is tap into the other options.

So are the benefits of film festivals? Well with film festivals there is an opportunity to get the film to different populations with just one click or drop in the mail. Without a box dot com is a one stop shop for the independent filmmaker. There one will find information on film festivals from all over the country. There is even a place where filmmakers are able to sign up for the newsletter. In the Seattle area the independent film scene has a lot of support. They have a number of film festivals to choose from like STIFF and SIFF as well as the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival.
There is no excuse nowadays for the independent filmmaker not to have their films out there. Now the other outlet is On Demand on either Comcast or Netflix. Netflix probably has a larger audience but Comcast On Demand has a tough following as well. Dealing with an outlet like this will just force filmmakers to do their own promotion to get people to go to the On Demand location locate their film and view it.  These two outlets are the best bet for the modern independent filmmaker. If they’re mixed with the proper marketing techniques, a great following, and work ethic the independent filmmaker can begin to rise to the top.  

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