Under the sea & shooting it

Before founding Tallgrass Pictures 10 years ago, chief creative officer Jeffrey, was a solo photographer traveling the world and exploring the beauty of it all. He was able to photograph some of the world's most gorgeous places...and we're taking a look at one of those amazing experiences - these gorgeous photos from the Mentawai Islands.

For these shots, JB chartered a yacht and brought a few friends along for a week of shooting, surfing and swimming. A truly fantastic trip! He filmed underneath the waters for these shots using a Canon 1DMkIII and 16-35 lens. 

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For underwater shots, you'll need underwater housing to keep the camera dry...and a good set of lungs to stay under. 
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And the end result? Some amazing images....

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Those experiences allowed JB to build a company versed in many styles of work and trained in all sorts of terrain. We can't wait for our next under water project!

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"Under My Roof" wins 3rd place!

Roll out the red carpet because “Under My Roof” was just honored with 3rd place for Best Unpublished Screenplay from the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival 2015! The award is going to the fantastic Jennifer de Poyen, screenwriter of “Under My Roof”.

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On the script itself, Jen says she was drawn to it because “It’s messy, it’s unwieldy kind of like life…but it’s so full of life.”  And this messy story of life will be Tallgrass Pictures’ first feature film; a project headed by Tallgrass Pictures founder & director Jeffrey Lamont Brown and screenwriter Jennifer de Poyen. 


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The feature tells the tale of Daniel Weinberg who protects his son Herbie the best way he knows how - he builds a nuke, hides it in a garden gnome, and secedes his suburban home from the USA to form the sovereign nation of Weinbergia.

Stay tuned for more updates on the messy adventure of the Weinbergs and production for UMR. 

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BTS: I Wanna See You Vogue

It was a another fine Friday in January and the Tallgrass studio had been taken over by fierce models for our fashion test shoot. The challenge: an enticing lingerie shoot, a Vogue inspired dance number, portraits embracing florals and this season's spring color palettes, and number in an elevator...all in just 24 hours. Madness? No, just another Friday in production.

 
To kick off the day was an Armani inspired lingerie shoot. One of our MUAs Hayley Havick and our VFX artist Rachel Alberto created tattoos for our model to complete the look. When the camera rolled, the fantastic Olga Glenn brought out her sultry side with a riveting performance. 
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The energy kept rolling along as our 2nd model Olivia Brower displayed her best “So You Think You Can Dance” moves. With Beyonce playing in the background; she showed off some moves that would make Queen Bee proud.

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Next up was Lizzy Grove, bringing disco back. We were back in the 70's with an "All Shiny Look" from SAKS Off Fifth.  She also rocked a series of fierce portraits with colorful flowers in hand...and mouth!
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As the sun went down and the evening approached, the lights were bright just like our next model. Aoydele delivered exquisite poses and looks - dripping with jewelry in her designer dress.
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To top off the studio shoot; was Jenny Purtee “wigging out” in hot pink with matching make-up and glitter. She was a vibrant beauty and was perfect for our mono-colored concept portrait.

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Did we finish all four concepts? Guess you’ll have to check back with us to see the finished product. 


Leave With Me at the Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Fest

Some exciting mid-week news: “Leave With Me” made it into the Bare Bones International Independent Film & Music Festival in Oklahoma. Our first music video which we collaborated on with friend and musician Joshua Danyel is making it’s rounds on the film fest circuit and kicking butt!
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We're stoked to have had the chance to bring his musical story to life.
The Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival happens in April, but you can catch our music video here: