26.01.12 by Jeff

Getting Up

Getting Up film about Tony Tempt Quan
This documentary looks incredible! “Getting Up” is a film about legendary L.A. graffiti artist Tony “Tempt” Quan who was diagnosed with ALS and became almost completely paralyzed. Through the use of some amazing technology Tony is able to continue making art with the movement of his eyes.

Watch the trailer below!













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • My uncle died of Lou Gehrig’s disease a while back. It is a terrible disease where you keep you mind but eventually lose all bodily function. He was sharp to the end. Glad to see Tempt persevere and kudos to those that helped build his new paint brush. Thanks for posting.

  • Thanks for sharing the video, very affecting, looking forward to the full film.

  • looks incredible!!!…reminds me a bit of “diving bell and the butterfly” film by schnabel.

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  • Wow, amazing! Would be interessting to see the film!

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  • This video is a huge inspiration, i can’t wait to see the full film! Its amazing how one mans passion kindles the flame of a culture. This trailer displays; love, respect and resilience…thanks for the dope post booooooom.com.

    • cheers hilbert

      • Haha! Cheers to good art and blog post brotha Jeff, for sure!

  • this looks incredible, even the trailer has left me inspired. thanks so much for posting!

  • I work for TEG who made this film as Assistant Editor/Production Coordinator. It was a pleasure to be a part of this documentary and premiering it at Slamdance last weekend. Now we’re looking to distribute. I happen to frequent Booooooooooom regularly and to see something I worked on on this website makes me very happy. This is my favourite arts blog. I would can give you more info if you would like to cover us further.
    Keep up the good work!!!

    • cool jared! throw me an email!

      /jeff

  • charles schirmer

    The inventor of the technology is Mick Ebeling, you can see his TED Talk video discussing how exactly he was able to get help developing the technology. The guy moved out of his house to allow developers from around the world to gateher and collaborate, truely inspirational!!!
    link below-

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/mick_ebeling_the_invention_that_unlocked_a_locked_in_artist.html

    • thanks for this link/info charles! cheers

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  • Debbie Murray

    my mother died of ALS. i am also an artist and my mother was very supportive of me. the trailer was very sad and inspiring to watch. i can’t wait to see this film. thank you for generating awareness about this work.

  • Tanpax

    Very inspiring ! When’s the documentary coming out ?

  • Wow. For my day job I work as a designer for the site http://www.patientslikeme.com, which was founded originally by a family whose sibling had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). We’ve been very active in that community for a 7 years now, and it is simply a devastating disease. As both an artist and as someone working to help patients with this condition, this movie looks completely profound, amazing, sad, and inspiring. I really can’t wait until it’s released, and I hope it comes to a theater near me.

    • Hey Scott, if you would like to talk about this film on your website give me an email at jared@theebelinggroup.com. I worked on the film and I’m now trying to push it social media wise as we get it into further festivals after Slamdance.





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.