Greg Lasalle has impressive career with a solid reputation of working with talent as a facial motion capture expert in the movie industry. He has worked on over 30 feature films, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows, Marvel’s The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity. A member of visual effects house Digital Domain, Lasalle and his team won a Technical Achievement Award at the 87th Academy Awards for the innovative design and development of the MOVA Facial Performance Capture system. He also shares ownership on several patents for facial capture.
Although, Greg has enjoyed working behind-the-scenes to make creative visions come to life on the big screen, he decided he wanted to pursue acting and became the facial performer for the character COLOSSUS in Fox’s mega-hit DEADPOOL.
Prism executed a 6-week press outreach to introduce Greg to film and tech press and discuss how he brought the character to life despite it having 3 different actors in the role. Additionally, we set up tours of the facial performance studio to educate press on the technological advances that made COLOSSUS possible.
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Colossus isn’t just a CG character or just a motion capture performance. The diplomatic and dedicated mutant trying to get Deadpool to behave and join the X-Men is actually a combination of performances, one of which comes from motion capture artist Greg LaSalle. He’s worked in the motion capture field for a while, but his work as the facial performer behind Colossus marks the first time the technology is being used on a main character in a feature film.
–Perri Nemiroff, Collider.com
Sponsored by the Aruba Tourism Authority, the Aruba International Film Festival (AIFF) is one of the international film community’s essential stops on the Caribbean and South American film festival circuit. Covered extensively by outlets such as BBC Europe, The Hollywood Reporter, Screen Daily, Fest 21, and Empire Magazine, the AIFF offers a pleasurable and inviting atmosphere for filmmakers, press and aficionados. The festival serves to not only develop an understanding and appreciation of the art of cinema and filmmaking, but also to inspire, educate and promote emerging local and regional filmmaking talent. This one-of-a-kind film event also helps position Aruba as a center for tourism, art, culture and creativity, and as a viable destination for international film and commercial productions.
Founded in 2010 by film producers Jonathan Vieira and Giuseppe Cioccarelli, the festival has attracted such notable industry names as:
- Oscar-nominated actor Richard Gere (Pretty Woman, An Officer and a Gentleman)
- Multi Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker (Raging Bull, The Aviator)
- Golden Globe-winning actress Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City, The Ghost Writer)
- Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia)
- Indian choreographer Longiness Fernandes (Slumdog Millionaire, Eat Pray Love)
- Cuban-American actor Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic)
- Stunt Coordinator/Actress/Producer Zoë Bell (Kill Bill, Raze)
- Hollywood film producer Randall Emmett (End of Watch, Lone Survivor)
- Dutch writer/director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall)
- Venezuelan actress Maria Conchita Alonso (House of the Spirits, The Running Man)
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Fiore Films and Herrick Entertainment have teamed up to produce and finance the upcoming biopic GOTTI starring two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Urban Cowboy & Saturday Night Fever) as the infamous mobster. The Highland Film Group is handling .international sales and Lionsgate Premiere will release domestically as part of the ongoing multi‐picture distribution deal with EFO.
Inconceivable is an upcoming production directed by Johnathan Baker and written by Chloe King. Inconceivable is set to release Mid 2016. To celebrate this occasion an Cocktail party was held at SET on King Street, September 15th, 2015.
Our goal was to create buzz and awareness of the film to lay the groundwork for distribution deals in unsold territories and grant access to talent for distributors already in place. Prism Media Group worked in partnership with With Maxine Leonard PR.
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Nick Vivarelli, Variety, September 1, 2014
We handled the publicity for THE FORGER, leading up to and during the Toronto International Film Festival. The goal was to create buzz and awareness of the film to lay the groundwork for a US distribution deal, additional international sales and access to talent for distributors already in place. Prism Media Group worked in partnership with With Maxine Leonard PR.
John Travolta plays a former art prodigy and second generation petty thief who buys his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son (Tye Sheridan.) To do so he must team up with his father (Christopher Plummer) for one last job to pay back the syndicate that arranged his release.
We handled the publicity for THE COBBLER leading up to and during the Toronto International Film Festival. Our goal was to create buzz and awareness of the film to lay the groundwork for a US distribution deal. Prism Media Group worked in partnership with Maxine Leonard PR.
The Cobbler is a heartwarming comedy with elements reminiscent of Amelie, Heaven Can Wait, Field of Dreams & Tootsie combined with wittiness of Sandler’s Click and The Waterboy. A film for all ages, The Cobbler will delight viewers with the idea of “becoming” someone else for a period of time and how funny it becomes to fool people! Max (Adam Sandler) uses his newfound abilities to explore his curiosity by stepping into the life of the person who owns the shoes he re-soles.
The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF), is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of EMPIRE STATE, to kick off their 7th Annual film festival with an opening night gala on March 19, 2013. EMPIRE STATE, directed by Dito Montiel (A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS), produced by Randall Emmett of Emmett / Furla Films, stars Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Roberts & Jerry Ferrara, and is the true story of the biggest bank heist in U. S. history.
The festival has programmed a thrilling selection of films, including special advance screenings of: THE ICEMAN, starring James Franco & Chris Evans; DISCONNECT, starring Jason Bateman & Paula Patton; OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN from director Antoine Fuqua, starring Gerald Butler, Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett. “We are extremely proud and honored to bring some of the most entertaining films to the Greater Tampa Bay community,” says Joseph Restaino, Board President & Program Director of GIFF.
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Dito Montiel’s heist drama “Empire State” will have its world premiere on March 19 as the opening night film of the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Fla.
Randall Emmett and George Furla’s Emmett/Furla Films financed. “Empire State” stars Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsworth, Emma Roberts and Jerry Ferrara. Story, penned by Adam Mazer, centers on two childhood friends who plan to rob an armored car depository, and the NYPD officer who stands in their way.
—Dave McNary, Variety, March 1, 2013
2012 Sundance Film Festival World Premiere
Hello I Must Be Going follows Amy Minsky, a 35 year old recently divorced woman, forced to live at her parents’. She is in a ridiculous position, compelled to be a child again, listen to career advice from her mother and father, ride in the back seat. When Amy accidentally charms the son of her parents’ business associates, they start an affair that is so passionate, it transforms both of them.
© Chris Detrick, The Salt Lake Tribune
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Also opening Thursday is “Hello I Must Be Going,” actor-turned-director Todd Louiso’s U.S. dramatic entry, which centers on a love story between a 19-year-old man and a 35-year-old divorcee that stars Melanie Lynskey
— Access Hollywood, January 19, 2012
Later in the morning, Blythe Danner and Melanie Lynskey stopped by to tape an interview about their movie which opened the festival, “Hello I Must Be Going.” Danner plays the mother to Lynskey’s character and the pair discussed the dynamic of playing those roles and how much fun they had working together.
— CNN, January 20, 2012
WME Global comes in repping or co-repping seven films, including the hot titles Arbitrage, Filly Brown and Hello I Must Be Going. WME Global head Graham Taylor said he was coming in with “cautious optimism,” but he couldn’t help being enthused about the broadening possibilities available to get films seen.
— Deadline Hollywood, January 19, 2012
…fellow competition films Hello I Must Be Going (WME) and Simon Killer (UTA/CAA) could find homes soon
— Daniel Miller, Jay A. Fernandez, The Hollywood Reporter, January 23, 2012
Warm and funny, real and raw, “Hello I Must Be Going” deserves a hearty welcome from moviegoers looking for an honest and frank comedy that never forgets to help us care about its characters.
— James Rocchi, The Playlist (Indiewire), January 28, 2012
“Hello I Must Be Going” is a romantic comedy in the Sundance style, a little bit dark in places (Amy’s parents, played by Blythe Danner and John Rubinstein, are hopelessly self-involved and have no helpful advice) but sprinkled with plenty of caustic wit.
— John Horn and Amy Kaufman, The Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2012
…back at the Eccles, actor-turned-director Todd Louiso debuted “Hello, I Must Be Going,” a charming, funny showcase for actress Melanie Lynskey as a young divorcee forced to move back in with her parents.
— Steve Pond, The Wrap, January 20, 2012
In September 2010, 3DFF successfully curated the first International 3D Film Festival & Market in Hollywood. With more than 12,000 attendees over a 4 day period, and spanning five city blocks, 3DFF executed a first class “Free to the Public” program that was enjoyed by a wide variety of both consumers and VIP Industry and Invited Guests.
Through its biannual and touring festival programs, “3DFF” pays tribute to and honors the companies, technologists, and content creators, who have in the past and are currently pioneering the future of the 3D stereoscopic motion picture and video game industries. “3DFF” is committed to educating both studio supported and independent filmmakers and game creators so that they may more effectively learn to utilize the latest 3D technologies in order to reach their highest levels of achievement within their respective fields.
With the L.A. Film Fest having decamped for downtown, 3DFF hopes to become a marquee event for the rising Sunset & Vine district around the W Hollywood hotel, which serves as the fest’s official hotel and will be a venue for some fest activities.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is supporting 3DFF and L.A. city councilman Eric Garcetti is on the 3DFF board. Other board members include Julie Briggs, the Hollywood Palladium; Angela Gyetvan, 3ality Digital; Jason Goodman, 21st Century 3D; Jon and Peter Shapiro, Spectacle 3D, Ethan Schur, TDVision Systems; and Bill Heavener, Diane Derycz-Kessler and Dave Phillips of the L.A. Film School.
— Dave Phillips, Variety, August 19, 2010