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In the News: World Premiere For Mannequin Dreams at London Short Film Festival

London's wintry weather was mercifully tame as we made our way past Buckingham Palace to where Mannequin Dreams was screening - The Institute of Contemporary Art, tucked away in a corner of The Mall of London a block away.  It had rained pretty consistently the prior day, so I was thankful to have a respite in the precipitation in anticipation of the event.

The venue was packed with talent.  The screening was grouped into a category called "A Musical Box", and consisted of a variety of unique uses of music and sound.  From dancing shamans to musical boxers, the visuals were of an aesthetic that could tilt the mind up to the stars and beyond.

Some examples of the other films...

I felt humbled at the recognition that Mannequin Dreams got.  It was a beautiful evening, and I'm immensely thankful to Linda Privè, Austin Altman, Tim Baldon, Stephen Folden, my aunt, uncle, and cousin Adelaide for letting me stay in their house, and my loving parents for supporting me in this endeavor.  For a tiny little film made on a near-$0 budget, we held up pretty well against the other films in competition.

Mannequin Dreams

Mannequin Dreams Accepted Into the London Short Film Festival

A smorgasbord style selection of musical landscapes and resonances. This selection of short films mixes experimental work and animation, and takes us from the boxing ring to urban & forest areas, alongside choreographed moves in TECHNOSHAMAN, .TICK, UDSTØDT, and WILLIAM.

It's official!  Mannequin Dreams is a selection of the London Short Film Festival in 2015!  You can see the listing here.

Mannequin Dreams began as a simple fashion project between Darwin Carlisle and Linda Privè at First Class Reels, then grew into something far beyond that when the film's concept inspired them to collaborate on something above and beyond their initial intentions.  Viewers will be able to watch the film in London on January 11th, 2015

Discussing First Class Reels With Entrepreneur On Fire

Great interview with John Lee Dumas over at Entrepreneur On Fire.  We talk First Class Reels, my biggest failures, successes, and my own advice to other Entrepreneurs.

To see the full page on Entrepreneur On Fire, click here.


717: Darwin Carlisle: Make each project the best thing you’ve ever made

What does it take to be an Entrepreneur? Join us as Darwin shares his Entrepreneurial mindset and an inside glance at his journey to becoming a successful Entrepreneur.

Darwin is the Director and CEO of First Class Reels, a video production service that specializes in showcasing talents and skills. By using his creativity and expertise as an independent film director, Darwin writes, films, and edits reels for actors, performing artists, small businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Success Quote

  • ‘Make each project the best thing you have ever made.’ – click to tweet!

Business Failure

  • Darwin takes incredible pride in each project he takes on, so when one client came to him quite unhappy with the result, it was a crushing blow.

Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment

  • Darwin saw the light – OUTSIDE of the box. Fire Nation, we need to always be striving to change our perspective, and a lot of that comes from who we choose to surround ourselves with.

Current Business

  • Darwin shares why he loves his industry and what he is focused on crushing in 2014!

Small Business Resource

  • Feedly: Organize, read and share what matters to you.

Best Business Book

Source: Entrepreneur On Fire Darwin Carlisle