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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A project is brewing…

A new comedy web short is coming EXCLUSIVELY to Beyond the Nametag. Shawn hints at the production in a string of tweets over the weekend:

And bring on the cute…

It was a successful production and Post Production has commenced on “First Kiss”. Stay tuned for updates!


 

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!

Long-lost short film being resurrected

Today on Twitter, Shawn announced that on Monday he’ll post a teaser image to a long-lost short film that is soon to be released. Check out the tweet below and stay tuned here, on Twitter AND Facebook for all of the upcoming announcements surrounding the project.

We’re expecting an official announcement from Shawn exclusively to beyondthenametag.com shortly after the photo is released. Stay tuned!

Shawn Montgomery Interviewed on “Logically Thinking”

 

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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

“A Rose for Sarah” featured on Turnabout Media!

While some of you may have seen it in the past, Shawn Montgomery’s Short Film “A Rose for Sarah” has been remastered in 1080p HD. Check it out now on Vimeo and on its very own page HERE on BeyondTheNametag.com complete with production notes and photos.

Turnabout Media (@turnaboutmedia) has now featured it on its own playlist! Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook for all of the latest Independent short films from all over the world!

 

Re-mastered short coming 5/21!

Our official Twitter handle, @BeyondNametag, broke the news today that a re-mastered version of one of our short films will be released on 5/21/14. Stay tuned to beyondthenametag.com, our official Facebook and Twitter accounts for more information!

Also follow Director and Beyond the Nametag owner/operator Shawn Montgomery @smontgomery85!

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