iTunes Official!

The official iTunes page of the Sportscast.

The “Sportscast With No Name” podcast has finally come to iTunes! Stay up to date with our armchair QBs as we keep tabs on the NFL off-season. Now available in 3 flavors of listening: iTunes, RSS feed or Soundcloud!

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State of Affairs 2017

Around 11 years ago, as a student at Columbia College Chicago, I founded Beyond the Nametag Productions. It is meant to be an independent label to launch content from across the entertainment spectrum. While starting as a stamp for my student films, it was meant to grow into more. We’ve been quiet for too long, which is why I’m here to re-state our mission, build lasting relationships and keep you abreast of what’s in store for 2017.

Beyond the Nametag Productions exists to create thought-provoking content. Specifically, art pieces that peel back the labels and look beyond our first perception. We’re here to burst your bubbles, not conserve them (which is something we need now more than ever).

Collaboration is key; we hope to spread our knowledge through education, consultation and partnerships. That is why our blog will be much more active in 2017, featuring articles surrounding my individual experience and those of my colleagues. The door is open for consulting, whether you need advice for an independent feature, or full-service supervision of post production. With a career in the making that is 9-years and running, I’m blessed to have a network with depth and diversity to help bring these projects to reality. So be ready to take advantage of my experience this year.

While film and video remains our focus, future projects include a graphic novel in the fantasy genre and a sports podcast. I’m looking for us to stay busy and explore all of our creative outlets. This year, you can hold me to it.

Sincerely,

Shawn Montgomery

Dave Bullis Podcast Appearance

Dave Bullis, who is an independent filmmaker and runs his own indie film Podcast, recently had Shawn on the show to talk Post Production, WWE Studios and his work here at Beyond the Nametag Productions. Check out the tweets and links below!

 

In case you missed it before, Shawn has also been a guest on the Unleaded Logic “Logically Thinking” Podcast. Take a look at the original tweets below and listen to what they have to say about breaking into film, coming of age and gaming.

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Professional Portfolio…in trailer form!

While Shawn isn’t spending his free time cultivating the Beyond the Nametag brand, he dedicates his time to WWE Studios and their Post Production department. Here’s a playlist of trailers from projects he has worked on…

ON THE GROUND: ComicCon 2014

Better late than never, the post I should have written a week ago: I was assigned by WWE Studios to head down to ComicCon in San Diego, CA to run tech on the panel featuring the trailer premieres for See NoEvil 2 and Leprechaun: Origins from them and Lionsgate Films. Pretty significant since we finally unveiled the new-look Leprechaun, a total 180 from the original series. I’ve spent the past year or so finishing and delivering the film in post production so I am stoked for the result. Read on for the whole experience that was ComicCon as well as the links to the juicy stuff – trailers for both films. Read more

Beyond the Nametag & EnrichLife Designs

Take a look at Beyond the Nametag Productions founder Shawn Montgomery catching up with old friend Sarah Mansaray from EnrichLife Designs.

Sarah is taking the start-up fashion and clothing company to new heights, already finding an independent printing shop in Downtown Los Angeles to begin with three designs. Plans are in the works for Shawn and Beyond the Nametag to documents the beginnings of this brand with roots in Sierra Leone. Stay tuned for more and check them out on Instagram!

FLUFFY: A Short Film 6 Years in the Making

FLUFFY, the title character from the short of the same name.
FLUFFY, the title character from the short of the same name.

Six years ago, in the cool early spring of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, I set out to Direct what would be my last “student” film at Columbia College Chicago. It would be for a comedy directing class, one I particularly enjoyed, taught by Terry Miller. The short would be based off of a silly idea I had in high school about a boy’s stuffed bunny rabbit who springs to life as a serial killer. Sort of a tongue-in-cheek horror/comedy where TOY STORY meets CHILD’S PLAY. But why would this silly short film take so long to finally get edited and released? Well, that’s a whole different story.

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Shawn Montgomery Interviewed on “Logically Thinking”

 

The Gamer Logic Logo
The Gamer Logic Logo

Michael Mertes from Gamer Logic has interviewed yours truly on his “Logically Thinking” podcast. We talk film-making, breaking into the industry, coming of age and gaming. Check out the embedded tweets below for both parts 1 and 2.

 

 

 

 

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-Shawn

On the Ground: Produced By Conference 2014

Shawn Montgomery here! First official blog post on beyondthenametag.com. Wow, has the site been growing over the past month. Our social media initiatives to reach out to the Independent Film community have cultured some great relationships and led to a spike in viewing on our Vimeo page. Expansions to YouTube, Instagram, SlideShare and Tumblr are coming soon. But enough about us, let’s discuss the state of producing entertaining content in the digital age.

Living in Los Angeles certainly has its perks, especially when it comes to accessing professional film industry events like the Produced By Conference put on every year by the Producer’s Guild Guild of America (PGA). I’ve been a member for three years now and this is also my third Produced By Conference. Leave it up to the PGA to bring the biggest names from film and television to the table for panels with prestigious moderators that ask how can we break into an ever-changing landscape of entertainment.

 

Guides on Warner Bros. Studios Services
Guides on Warner Bros. Studios Services

I was able to attend three sessions on Saturday, June 7th at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. These panels included discussions moderated by esteemed Producers such as Mark Gordon, Marshall Herskovitz and Michael De Luca, with big-name talent such as Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Cean Chaffin and the one and only, David Fincher. Also in the groups I attended were talks with Producer Jessika Borsiczky (House of Lies, Flashforward), TV Agent Peter Micelli from CAA, President of Scripted TV at Slingshot Global Media Quan Phung and Head of Drama at Amazon Studios Morgan Wandell. Here’s the run-down:

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