Peter Belsito, a founding member of IFP(Independent Filmmaker's Project) and Film Finders reviewed Rob Koier's feature length script "The Little Death" and described Koier as having "invented a new genre". He also said that "It is very entertaining, I laughed a lot and appreciated the attitude - very street, New York, young and in your face.--And a sweetness and dead on humor that I appreciated as well."
Rob Koier, Director of "Strength of the Storm" was interviewed live on The Weather Channel January 28th, 2012 to promote the central Vermont premier of the film. Check out the link here: http://youtu.be/CbsyGBdjU_0
Froggy FM from Barre, Vermont interviews Rob Koier, Director of the film "Strength of the Storm". Check it out here: http://youtu.be/DhathVDeyB8
Strength of the Storm was featured on WPTZ Channel 5 news here in Vermont last week. They interviewed ex-Weston resident sandy Gaffney and Director Rob Koier. You can see the video here: www.wptz.com/video/30299167/detail.html
Some stills I took for Lifenaut last summer were featured in an article about Bina48 in a Norwegian magazine.
The central Vermont premier of Strength of the Storm, a film Directed by Rob Koier and Produced by The Vermont Workers' Center is coming up, January 28th at five pm at Barre's Old Labor Hall in Barre, Vermont.
On August 28th, 2011, tropical storm Irene devastated many communities across southern and central Vermont. One week later, The Vermont Workers' Center, a local non-profit, hired me to document the recovery effort. A very powerful story of a community coming together and organizing to create change emerged out the wreckage. I made a five minute trailer and a fifty-five minute long film about the recovery effort at Weston mobile park in Berlin, Vermont. More than just a film, this was a transformative experience for myself and the people that became the main characters of the movie. Their courage and resilience in the face of disaster is inspiring.
Our trailer for Tigerstyle's iphone video game Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor just passed 100,000 views on You Tube.
Tigerstyle's new iphone game, Waking Mars has been garnering lots of interest in anticipation of it's official launch this winter.
A video we did last year for Lifenaut on the advanced friendship robot, Bina 48 just reached 13,564 views on youtube. --UPDATE: we now have over 69,000 views
Seventh Generation was voted #1 Greenest Brand in the US this week. They hired us to shoot some footage at their Lake Street office for a quick video. Post-Production was handled by an outside company. http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/video/seventh-generation-named-1-greenest-brand-us
RKF was recently hired to create opening and ending credits for a music video produced by Seventh Generation. The song, called "One Seed", was written for Seventh Generation by children's music artist, Laurie Berkner and perfromed by The Laurie Berkner Band. We made the opening and ending credits featuring an animated lady bug created by Nicolo DePierro. You can see it here: http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/video/laurie-berkner-makes-music-seventh-generation
or on their You Tube channel here: http://youtu.be/Qx-9hfcKx6s
One of the pictures I took of Bina 48 for Lifenaut.com is being featured on Radio Lab's web site. Check out the nationally syndicated show's interesting take on "the world's most sentient robot". http://www.radiolab.org/2011/may/31/everyone-has-solar/
Briefly mentioned as current editor on Mac Parker's film Birth Of Innocence in an article by Seven Days. http://www.7dvt.com/2011macs-missing-millions-plot-twists-abound-film-fundraising-probe
We recently produced a short documentary for Law Line of Vermont about southern Vermonter and low income advocate Edna Fairbanks-Williams. Check it out at the link below:
Rob Koier was interviewed last summer for the VSAC sponsored web site www.startwhereyouarevt.org
Well they've just finished the site and you can see the interview here http://www.startwhereyouarevt.org/#/results
(navigate to the second page to see it)
A feature length science fiction film (2B/Transhuman) that RKFP was hired to re-edit is now being shown as a "pitch-cut" to American and International film financiers. We were hired by Terasem Media and Films to re-structure, tighten the film and generate new sound design and visual effects. We worked with MoonBase9 Design on the visual effects. The film stars Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express), James Remar(The Warriors, Dexter) and Jane Kim (Tie A Yellow Ribbon). Check out www.2bmovie.com
to find out more about the film.
Just finished up editing a film about a school in cambodia for Director Allan Nicholls. The school is run by a non-profit called Caring For Cambodia. For more information about Caring For Cambodia and their programs check out www.caringforcambodia.org
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS a short documentary we produced last year is playing on October 24th at 04:10 pm at Palace Cinema Nine in Burlington, VT. It's part of the VT International Film Festival. www.vtiff.org
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is a short, highly stylized documentary about the tumultuous 1820s Anti-Masonic Movement and the current state of Freemasonry in Vermont. This film is excerpted from a feature length documentary about Vermont's Independent spirit, called Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie. The feature length film is currently in post-production. For more information go to www.thevermontmovie.com
The video we recently finished for Terasem Movement Foundation about their high tech robot Bina 48 is now featured at Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence.
Over the summer, we produced an animated video about Ignaz Semmelweis and his discovery of germs for Vermont company Seventh generation. It's being featured on their You Tube channel at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8EkNJgc0nY
Finished up a new draft of my feature length script, "The Little Death" just in time for Cannes Film Festival. Bruce and I will be there May 12-22.
New script in the works called "Animal Highway".
One of the promotional videos we did for Seventh Generation is being featured on their blog at www.seventhgeneration.com
The Certificate of registration for a new script written by Rob Koier called "The Little Death" just showed up. Big thanks to Gordon Troy and WEBTM for this.
New photo series of places and people from a cross-country road trip. An attempt to merge landscape with allegory. Check it out here
Another shoot for Seventh Generation last week at the MRF recycling center in Williston, VT.
Finished a new promo video for Seventh Generation. They're launching a new disinfectant based on thyme oil. The short version can be seen on the commercial video page of RKF
Green Valley Media donates to our new documentary.
Just received permission to use music by famous estonian composer Arvo Part in "The North Star". This is a short film about a fugitive slave escaping from the south to Vermont that is part of The Vermont Movie. All of the narrated text was taken from original fugitive slave memoirs from the 1830s and rearranged/re-edited. You can see the film on the videos page. (www.thevermontmovie.com
Rob Koier mentioned in Seven days by Randy Smith from Tiger Style Studios. Big article on Randy and the new Spider iphone game.
A few stills from an ongoing photography project about destruction and creation, some of which can be found here on the RKF website