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Metric Cosmetics is really making a splash in the Bay Area. Where will they not dive in and point their cameras? They have the ability to bring out the best of any social moment and translate that to the art of film. This stellar team is the top video provider for the Firehouse Art Collective and we are forever grateful.

New Studio Launch with our Los Angeles Collaborators:

Elysium-Bandini Studios is a newly launched video streaming platform, capturing the broad spectrum of the power of art. Art that heals. Producing break out projects for emerging artists. Touching upon a diversity of genres. Bringing art to medically fragile children, the elderly and homeless. Empowering community leadership. Creating a culture that gives back to itself. The first philanthropic production studio is Elysium-Bandini Studios.

Metamorphosis: Junior Year

 Premiered as Top 10 picks for Conquest Film Festival 2017
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Break out film for Firehouse Art Collective! Our first Producing Credit on a feature film. This project was a work of love, providing mentor-ship to a group of 40 high school students in the Palo Alto area, spanning 5 different high schools. Each student embraced their role as either writer, director, editor, director of photography, or producer within their character groups. Over arching sponsor and production company was Elysium-Bandini Studios. The Producing Team and class teachers consisted of James Franco, Tom Franco, Betsy Franco and Iris Torres. Based on the book Metamorphosis: Junior Year, written by Betsy and illustrated by Tom. Ester "Woj" Wojcicki was our sponsoring teacher from Paly Palo Alto High School, where the Franco boys went to school and where the story takes place.

This film can be seen by signing up for the new streaming platform

The Fragility of Place

The Fragility of Place describes the ephemeral beauty of nature and the impact of human development, destruction and war.

ARTISTS: Jennifer Anderson, Indira Balkisson, Mary Coffield, Denise Forant, Rosemary Morrison and Sharon Squires.
RECEPTION: Saturday April 1st from 5pm to 8pm 3140 MLK Way, Berkeley, between Woolsey & Fairview
Exhibition runs April 1 to April 30, 2017. For information call 510-502-7802