Teaser video for a new film by ROOKS Productions, showing the initial descent from Sutherland Station along the Halion Tether connecting the earth and the sky. Also, includes several key scenes director Patrick Hale has chosen to highlight in pen and ink.
For this production, Patrick has assembled his A-Team, including co-writer Michael Adams who publishes poetry and fiction under the name Israfel Sivad. For more information, please click here.
One & the Many began as an artistic collaboration between two friends, veteran musician Frank Stewart and poet Michael Adams (Israfel Sivad). With Stewart writing music and Adams providing lyrics for Stewart to sing, the duo enlisted the skills of fellow musicians Dempsey Hamilton on drums and Bill Freeman on bass.
Short horror film. 2014 DC 48 Hour Film Festival collaboration with A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Winner Best Screenplay. TRIGGER WARNING: Very disturbing subject matter.
Another collaboration with A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. for the 2015 DC 48 Hour Film Festival.
Music by Vitaliy Ryabkin. Words by Israfel Sivad.
Back in the mid-1990s, Israfel Sivad, known simply as Mike Adams back then, fronted the Richmond hardcore band, Broken Chains of Segregation.
Formed on the Southside of Richmond, VA in the spring of 1993, Broken Chains of Segregation helped reinvent the Richmond hardcore scene of the mid-1990s. Inspired by the New York hardcore bands of the late 80s as well as early 90s post-hardcore acts like Quicksand and Fugazi, B.C.S. took their name from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and with the help of their energetic live shows and deep-rooted belief in youth freedom, they built a loyal following during their short stint together. Fueled by punk’s DIY ethos, they used all the proceeds from their shows to record 2 EPs, but they released only one of those in the spring of 1994. B.C.S. broke up the following year as the founding members went their separate ways. Most of the lyrics for BCS are available in Israfel Sivad's poem Soundtrack for the New Millennium.