Monday, September 17, 2018

Addison Sandoval Launches New Higher Ed Company Cerebrum

Writer-Director Addison Sandoval has formed Cerebrum, a consulting company focusing on helping students gain admission to top-tier universities.  Sandoval, who recently wrapped up production on the acclaimed action-thriller Gunwalkers, will act as President.

Cerebrum, according to the founder, seeks to "foster a culture of purpose and industry; the mission is to equip students with the knowledge and strategies to succeed academically and in life."  Operating out of Los Angeles—one of the most vibrant and creative cosmopolitan centers of the world—Cerebrum represents the culmination of years of knowledge, experience, and vision.  Said Sandoval: "We have the capability and resources to fully support learners to seize truly promising futures."

The comprehensive curriculum includes: SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) prep, SAT Subject Test (SAT II) prep, ACT Test prep, AP Test prep, ISEE Test prep, HSPT Test prep.  Keeping true to Sandoval's passion for the arts, Cerebrum also offers a first-rate humanities catalog consisting of labs in Critical Studies, Film Production, Screenwriting, and Cinematography.

On the consulting side, the company wants to move into the space vacated by the overwhelmed public education system.  "Taking a holistic approach, Cerebrum works with students on a one-to-one basis to develop a customized path to college," Sandoval said Monday in a statement.  "Carrying forward the gift of education, that's what it's about."

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Gunwalkers Arrives to iTunes in Time for the Holidays

Gunwalkers arrives at iTunes just in time for the holidays. Inspired by the very real Operation Fast and Furious and rooted in a search for truth, a string of violence follows government-sanctioned sales of guns to criminals as one man fights to bring his daughter’s killers to justice.

Gunwalkers Arrives to iTunes in Time for the Holidays

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Projects in Development Include Firebrand, Stratum

Coming off the success of Gunwalkers, Addison Sandoval has posted two live-action projects to this year’s development slate. Penned by Sandoval, the projects include an edge-of-your-seat action drama and a dark psychological thriller. Described as Out Of The Furnace meets Gone Baby Gone, Firebrand follows an Oklahoma special agent on his quest to locate a missing child. Stratum centers on a straight-edge detective tasked with tracking down a serial killer targeting students in a sleepy university town.

Projects in Development Include Firebrand, Stratum

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Experience Gunwalkers at AMC Theatres

The award-winning Gunwalkers arrives at AMC Theaters in Burbank on Friday, September 8th, 2017 for a special one-night engagement as part of the Burbank International Film Festival Official Selection. The film will screen in 4K Ultra High Resolution in AMC’s Dolby Cinema sound.

Experience Gunwalkers at AMC Theatres

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Gunwalkers Now Streaming on Amazon Prime

Gunwalkers is now streaming on Amazon Prime. This means that if you are a Prime subscriber, the award-winning film is free to watch. Otherwise, you can rent or purchase directly from Amazon. Currently, distribution on the marketplace is limited to United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany.

Gunwalkers Now Streaming on Amazon Prime

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gunwalkers Interview With Addison Sandoval for We Are Moving Stories

Carmela – Congratulations! Why did you make your film?

Addison – The provenance of this film is operation Fast and Furious, a botched sting involving the Government’s release of more than 2,500 guns to known criminals. Except for the tragic loss of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, there exists virtually no record detailing the fatalities of walking guns.

Carmela – Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
Addison – Audiences should watch Gunwalkers because, at its core, the film is a search for truth. It is the point where education and entertainment intersect.

Carmela – How do personal and universal themes work in your film?

Addison – The America that existed in 2009, which is when the film takes place, was very dystopian; only a year removed from the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. This laid the groundwork for the perfect modern Film Noir journey. Blueprinted front and center into the narrative is an Arizona family’s vicissitudes of fortune. Led by a father whose love is so fierce, he ultimately becomes blinded by it in the wake of the carnage unleashed by walking guns.

Carmela – How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development?

Addison – The script was initially written to have one protagonist. As production evolved, I decided to rewrite several scenes to play to the strengths of the incredibly talented cast we had. The result being that by journey’s end, brotherhood becomes a central theme of the film.

Carmela – What type of feedback have you received so far?

Addison – Gunwalkers has done amazingly well. It took home the Best Action Short Film award at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase and was selected to the Official Selections of the Burbank International Film Festival and the USC School of Cinematic Arts First Look Film Festival. Most recently, the film secured a worldwide broadcast distribution deal. Gunwalkers is also available to stream online on Amazon, Vimeo On Demand, Seed&Spark, and VetStreamTV.

Carmela – Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?

Addison – The reception has been great. Many who watched the film said they came out feeling transformed. Others stated they thought they were watching a feature. The overall sentiment is that Gunwalkers represents everything people want to see in an action film.

Carmela – What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on We Are Moving Stories?

Addison – Ultimately, I hope that audiences will reflect on this story as a triumph of the good fight; that in light of the revelations they will hold their loved ones a little closer, and that the spirit in which this film was crafted will endure.

Carmela – What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?

Addison – I think it’s important to stay vigilant and think critically; to analyze the information that’s out there. Why do some news stories get more focus than others?

Carmela – Would you like to add anything else?

Addison – Verisimilitude is extremely important to me. I made it clear beforehand to every actor who appeared with a gun in the film that they would have to undergo weapons training. We brought in a U.S. Marine Master Sergeant, and the experience was intense.

Carmela – What are the key creatives developing or working on now?

Addison – I am currently in development on a crime-thriller entitled Firebrand. This is a gritty feature project set in Oklahoma that I’m really looking forward to bringing to the silver screen.

A version of this article appeared in We Are Moving Stories.

Gunwalkers Interview With Addison Sandoval for We Are Moving Stories

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Gunwalkers Trailer Drops Ahead of Seed&Spark Release

Addison Sandoval is proud to announce that Gunwalkers will be available to stream on Seed&Spark on September 26, 2017.  Seed&Spark curates bold, daring movies and shows that increase representation in front of and behind the camera. The film-centric crowdfunding and video on demand platform believe the art of storytelling is about expanding imagination, shining a light on the world inside and deepening empathy for the world outside.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Addison Sandoval Inks Streaming Deal With VetStreamTV

Addison Sandoval has reached a deal with VetStreamTV to stream Gunwalkers on their new entertainment platform for veterans and their families. Sandoval is a strong supporter of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and believes the film’s emphasis on brotherhood is one of the reasons why it resonates amongst our nation’s heroes. VetStreamTV targets the estimated 133 million people in the military community who have an estimated 1.5 trillion in buying power.

“As a former Marine, I was starved for content that spoke to my military experience." said Joe Ramirez, Co-founder and CEO of VetStreamTV. “We look forward to Gunwalkers joining the VetStream family of films." added Lavonne McIver, President of VetStreamTV. The VetStreamTV mission is simple: provide the world’s first and best comprehensive media outlet for veterans and their loved ones.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Gunwalkers Wins Best Action Film at Independent Filmmaker's Showcase

Gunwalkers wins Best Action Short at the 2017 Independent Filmmaker’s Showcase. IFS recognizes film, television, videography, and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Gunwalkers to Screen at RED Underground in Hollywood

There will be a special screening of Gunwalkers at the RED Underground networking event in Hollywood, CA on January 25, 2017, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Every few weeks RED’s Hollywood Store hosts an after-hours get together of customers, friends, and new members of the RED community to have a little show and tell. Pizza and refreshments will be available while industry professionals screen footage shot on RED and talk about the creative process.

Gunwalkers to Screen at RED Underground in Hollywood