Los Wild Ones

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2013 Best Feature Sponsored by Harold Greenberg Fund

Title: Los Wild Ones

Director: Elise Salomon

Category: Feature Film

Description:

Wild Records is an LA indie music label comprised of young Hispanic musicians, it is run by Irishman, Reb Kennedy. Wild is an unconventional family, reminiscent of the early days of Sun Records, all of its musicians write and perform 50s Rock ‘n Roll. If Wild is going to continue to grow and reach broader audiences, its current business model will cease to work.

Credits:

  • Director: Elise Salomon
  • Producers: Jennifer Cochis and Jessica Golden
  • Writers: Ryan Brown, Elise Salomon
  • Cinematographer: Yamit Shimonovitz

Filmmaker Bios:
Elise Salomon
Elise Salomon was born in Manhasset, New York and grew up in Phoenix,
Arizona. After attending film school, she moved to Los Angeles and began
producing. With a track record of several award winning short films, she went on
to produce pilot presentations and worked with some of LA’s most notable
comedians.
Her first feature film, Paper Heart, which she produced, stars Charlyne Yi,
Michael Cera and Jake M. Johnson, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film
Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition and won the prestigious Waldo Salt
Screenwriting Award. Paper Heart received a theatrical release with Overture
Films in the Summer 2009.
Her second feature film, which she Co-Produced, Smashed, stars Mary Elizabeth
Winstead, Aaron Paul, Nick Offerman, Octavia Spencer, Kyle Gallner and Mary
Kay Place. Smashed premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S.
Dramatic Competition and was awarded the Special Jury Prize for producing.
The film was released theatrically by Sony Pictures Classics in 2012.
Elise’s directorial debut, Los Wild Ones, is a feature documentary on the indie
record label, Wild Records run by Irishman, Reb Kennedy. Los Wild Ones was
one of eight films selected to premiere in the Documentary Competition category
at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and had its World Premiere in March 2013. Wild
Records is largely comprised of young, Hispanic musicians who write and
perform 1950’s rock n’ roll. The film was recently selected to screen in
competition at the Phoenix Film Festival and was awarded Best Feature
Documentary at the 2013 Phoenix Film Festival.

Jessica Golden
Jessica Golden has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade as an
actor, writer, comedian and more recently, producer. She is best known for The
Adam Carolla Show and appearances on E! (Chelsea Lately, Celebrity Oops),
VH1 (Black to the Future), Jimmy Kimmel Live, the style network and truTV (The
Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest). She performs standup across the
country and was featured in “Best of the Fest” at The Montreal Comedy Festival
(Just For Laughs).
Jessica was in Sony Pictures’ Reign Over Me and prior to that, she starred in the
short film Cloud Nine (HBO). She has had prominent roles in various
independent films, among them Diamond on Vinyl, which Indiewire calls one of
“Five Breakouts of Slamdance 2013”. Additionally, she wrote, produced and
starred in the one-person show A Light in the Addict. Los Wild Ones, which
premiered in the Documentary Competition at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and
subsequently won Best Documentary at the Phoenix Film Festival, marks
Jessica’s feature film debut as a producer.

Ryan Brown
With over a decade of experience, Ryan Brown is a feature film editor whose
works have screened as official selections at countless film festivals worldwide,
including the Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), the London
International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Deauville
American Film Festival. Much of Ryanʼs work has garnered attention specifically
for his unique collaborative ability in both writing and producing, resulting in truly
enhanced narrative form. On his latest feature film Los Wild Ones, a
documentary look at the complex social landscape of the Hispanic rockabilly
scene in East Los Angeles, Ryan serves as both writer and editor.
Los Wild Ones will be Ryan Brown’s second film at SXSW. His first, Paper
Heart, starring Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, and Jake Johnson, generated equal
parts buzz and critical acclaim. With only a 5-page outline, a majority of the
filmʼs narrative was constructed in the editing room. In an interview with
Millimeter magazine, the filmʼs cinematographer called Brown a “hero” for
synthesizing over three hundred hours of footage.
In addition to feature film editing, Ryan has a formidable range of experience in
television. Ryan recently edited Eugene Levy’s pilot Schitt’s Creek, he also
edited four episodes for director Danny Leiner’s (Harold and Kumar Go To
Whitecastle, Dude Where’s My Car) new show, We Got Next, which premieres
on Hulu in 2013. He also edited five segments for HBO’s Funny Or Die, starring
Ben Stiller, Rob Riggle, Rob Huebel, and Rachel Harris, and Rob Riggle’s 2009
CBS pilot, Hardaway.
Ryan is prolific in short form as well. He has edited commercials for numerous
high profile clients, including Nike, Microsoft, and Verizon. He has written,
produced and edited hundreds of national on- air promos for The NBC Agency,
ABC, FOX, and The CW. He was the lead producer/editor for the 2008 NBC
Olympics campaign, and has launched dozens of network shows, including
Nikita, The Tyra Banks Show, and NBC Sunday Night Football. He was also
hired by Judd Apatow in 2009 to edit a short for 826 LA, Dave Eggers non-profit,
starring Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, and Will Forte.
Ryan (aka Browntown) lives in Los Angeles where he braves the streets on his
bicycle and continually impresses friends and family with his cooking.

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