Three years ago today, we released "Only Time Will Tell", our first video. We had originally planned to go through with making OTWT as our first feature film, and before we even had written a script, we went out and put together this trailer compiled of concept and test footage. It even managed to win Best Film Trailer at the Locust Valley 2016 Film Festival. Since then, we have moved onto other projects while also attending film school, it just never seemed to be the time to get going with this title, as we've since moved onto other projects such as Blind-Eyed & Fearless as well as focusing on music videos for both Pino and Supercel. All said and done, we love how this trailer came out and its basically what launched us. Maybe someday will be the right time to move this title back into pre-production, but we are closely working our way towards production on our actual first feature film, and we plan to share more info on that in the coming months.
We know you've been waiting a long time, so we're super excited to finally be opening the AK Shop in the coming months!
BETA LAUNCH PLANS:
To ensure stability of our site and that orders get shipped out in a reasonable time, we will start off selling the hoodies we teased way back in September 2017 in limited runs. They will go on sale for a very limited time, and then after this period, the hoodies will be produced and shipped out. If you don't have time to get your order in, don't worry, there will be plenty of drops during our shop's beta period, and the hoodies will be available permanently after our full launch.
PLANS POST BETA:
Once we get the handle of selling and shipping merchandise, we will announce plans to take the AK Shop out of beta and prep for it's full launch. Once we're fully open, we will keep the cateloge up to date by adding limited edition and seasonal clothing items reguarly. More information to be posted in the coming weeks...
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from us at AK Film Studios! It's been a great year and we can't wait to show you what we have in store next. See you in #AK2019!
2018 has been our best year yet. From the launch of our website, to the start of our partnership with Pino, we've spent the year building a solid foundation for our brand, and look forward to expanding on our own original content next year. We have plans to put out original short films and skits, while continuing to work with our partners on their next music videos. While releasing all this content on a somewhat regular basis, we will also begin production on our first feature film this Spring. We've got a lot planned for #AK2019, and hope to share more news next month.
A year ago today, Pino released "False Perception", his first song ever. Since then, his skills both lyrically and technically have greatly improved, and the video we released with him a couple weeks ago on Halloween was just a small tease at that. Executive produced by AK's Kyle P. Schwartz, this 21 track-long playlist smoothly takes you from one mood to another, showing the many sides of Pino's ability over a wide range of production styles.
False Perception was an introduction to Pino and his music, a video to his first single ever. His music's come a long way since, so when we started talking about our next video together, we knew we would have to step it up from False Perception. With our second collaboration, we are giving you a short film featuring two brand new songs from his upcoming mixtape. This tape and video have been in the works since Summer was just beginning and we're happy to finally be releasing it. More details on Pino's latest mixtape to be posted on the Newswire when they become available.
We're very excited to finally be relaunching our website! After a couple months of planning out the site and working on the redesign, while also starting production on a few upcoming videos, we're happy with the changes and look forward to monthly updates on the site, including the launch of the AK Shop later this year.
1. Home Page
We've updated our home page to include much more information on who we are, and what we do. We also have quick access to new content as soon as you hop on the site.
2. Our Work / AK Partnership
The "Partners" page has merged with the "Our Work" page. Links to Supercel and Pino are available at the top of the page, along with information on AK Partnerships.
3. AK Newswire
The "Updates" page is now the AK Newswire. You can now subscribe to our feed and get updates on what we got going on.
4. Introduction of the AK Shop
We know it's been a long time since we first teased merch with our AK hoodies. We're sorry for the wait but are happy with the progress of our products and shop. Launching later this year, we will release the AK Basic's, a few pieces of merch that will always be available at the shop. Early 2019 we will launch our first AK Limited Collection, a set of items all following a specific theme, and will only be available until we launch the next Limited Collection. More details to come in the following weeks.
We've done all this and so much more small details and fine tweaking to make our site a better experience overall. If you stumble upon any bugs or errors with our site, we'd love the feedback via our contact page. Subscribe to the AK Newswire or follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up date on site updates and everything AK...