Pino and Kyle P. Schwartz sat down for an hour long discussion about the progress of Pino’s debut album, his upcoming live interview, the drama currently surrounding Cardi B, Yelawolf’s new collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly, and more on episode one of the "Half Past Podcast", the first series in the AK Podcasts network. We are still in the early stages of stepping into the podcasting world, and are experimenting with the format right now, so we're not quite sure on a release schedule for these episodes yet, but we're very excited to be making them so the wait shouldn't be too long. In the coming weeks we also plan to release our second podcast series, hosted by both AK founder's Anthony Sabino and Kyle P. Schwartz, where they will talk about upcoming film projects and more...
Fianlly after the long wait, Supercel is excited to announce that their debut, self-titled album is releasing July 19th 2019! Pre-orders for the vinyl presses and bundles are now live via Mother West Records. Also, with Record Store Day apon us, limited edition test pressings of the album will be available at The Record Stop, on Saturday, April 13th only!
AK Film Studios is very happy to announce we will begin production on our first feature film, "Footprints of an Angel", this June, and is set to be released Winter 2019! Directed by Anthony Sabino, and co-directed by Kyle P. Schwartz, we hope to take Executive Producers Brandon Boyd, Tremar Pettaway, and Screenwriter Anthony Mealing's vision for their film and make it a reality. Check out the teaser trailer below, and look out for more details to be announced in the coming months...
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.