Come Together has internationalĀ distribution in Indonesia, the UK, Thailand and Israel. However, we’ve recently secured distribution in Germany as well. Ā Our German Distributor, SunFilm Entertainment, is doing a big push for the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray German release. Ā Check out the SunFilm website HERE toĀ see the dubbed and shortened Come Together Trailer as well as the new German CT DVD Art. (Shown here)
Come Together Musicians, SuckAPunch, Plays The Key Club
āHanging out in Hollywood near Halloween is fun because you canāt tell if people are dressed up for the 31st of October or if they just always look that way. Itās this kind of weirdness that I love about this town.ā
Last night my wife and I went to go see āSuckAPunchā at the key club. My friend and musician Simon had been telling us about his new group for the past few weeks leading up to his show and wanted to make sure that we were coming. He invited us out to the Rainbow Bar & Grill afterwards. Twist my arm! You donāt have to ask me twice to go see a hard rocking band, on the famous Sunset Strip, support a friend and hang out at one of coolest, historic rock restaurants out there. Sign me up, I told him weād be there.
Simon, along with his band mates, contributed two songs to my second feature film, Come Together. Cityās Burning Love can be heard when Angelina gets out of the hot tub, in her bikini, right in front of Jeremy. Lost Souls of Hollywood can be heard when Seth and Robert, also musicians, are in the garage talking about writing a song together.
Last week, Simon and I spoke on the phone. He asked me to stop by to say hello. āIāve saved you a spot in the parking lot. Yours is the one with the vacuum cleaner in it.ā I met him and his new band in a rehearsal studio in Burbank. SuckAPunch played Lost Souls of Hollywood for me. Wow, I was blown away to have a private performance for a song that is heard on the soundtrack for my film. In addition to this, I was honored that the band members were wearing Come Together shirts! I think itās so important to support each otherās projects. Some of my best friends are also creative people, trying to make it big. Itās necessary and almost therapeutic how I support them and they return the favor.
As anyone whoās tried to do make a feature film with limited resources or start a rock and roll band knows, itās tough out there. You do make progress but sometimes you get knocked down. Simon told me why he named his new band SuckAPunch. He said something like; āThere are times in life when you just have to suck it up. You take a hit and keep going.ā I totally agree with this philosophy. Donāt ever give up.
Last night Simon came up to me at the bar in the Key Club. Before we even exchanged greetings, he snapped a photo of the both of us. We took a few more after that, said hello and then, just before the show Simon asked if we could take a few photos of him and the band up on stage. āSureā I said, Iād be happy to do. I love shooting and will take any excuse to practice one of my passions.
I got some great photos, a few of which appear here. I also shot a little video while he played Lost Souls. After the show, I told Simon that I felt like a celebrity when he introduced āLost Soulsā by mentioning my name and the filmās title, Come Together. To this day, Iām very thankful that he allowed us to use his song on our filmās soundtrack. I personally love this song and know it very well. In fact, I even mentioned to him that I missed hearing a line in their song; āItās Check Out Time.ā He appreciated that I had memorized the lyrics and assured me that theyāll sing it the next time they play it.
The evening ended with drinks and a bite to eat at The Rainbow Bar & Grill. One of the last things Simon said to me was very supportive; āI know that youāre going places.ā I know that Simon will continue to make great music with his band and Iām determined to make more feature films. I see us continuing to support each other and I think thatās what friendship is all about. After all, no one makes it alone; everything you do comes back to you. So, encourage your friends, and keep up with them as you chase your dreams.
By Charles Unger October 31, 2011
RollinSD has previously featured Vanessa Gomez, who plays “Angelina” and now they’re featuring Marisa Sullivan, who plays “Susan” in the sexy comedy, Come Together. Here’s a quote from Marisa; “The role playing scene where we did the āGroupie/Rock Starā over the top campy craziness was my favorite. We were all dying laughing. As an over the top person, I am often told to tone it downā¦.but for that scene, it was go big or go home! We got the green light to just shout out the most ridiculous things we could think of. It was hilarious.” To see the entire interview and photos click HERE.
In addition to doing a great synopsis and interview with Come Together Director Charles Unger, RollinSD.com interviewed Vanessa Gomez, who plays “Angelina” in the sexy comedy feature film. Here’s a quote from Vanessa; “Shooting āCome Togetherā was so much fun itās hard to pick a favorite scene. However, if I have to choose, I would say my favorite was the dancing sequence. We blasted the music, got to shaken our behinds and let loose. This scene included all of the cast members and we improved the moves and reactions. I even got to āslapā David Stamps character Eric when he tried to grab some tail.” Check out the entire interview with some new photos HERE.
Go ahead and laugh, you think you already know what the website Knockers is going to say about Come Together, don’t you? Well, they do mention the obvious things but they also point out how we made what little we had, stretch to it’s full potential. Here’s a quote; “For what seems to be a low budget film, they sure know how to make up for it with crafty shots, witty dialogue and a good story.” In addition, Knockers compares us to American Pie as well as films with the 80′s brat pack. To read the entire review click HERE
Check out the nice review of Come Together we got from DJMICK Movies. It features our “All Puns Add”, a great shot of “Susan”, the trailer and a short description. Here’s a quote: “The day starts with booze and bikinis, but the real fun begins at night.” To read more, click here!