WHAT WE DO
To collaborate with you to build your business, share your dream and promote your passion. Throughout the creative process and down to the numbers, we got you covered.
WEBSITES & CONTENT
We are making our own. We can make yours too.
Featuring in-house procedures as well as content for continuing education.
We can provide you with all web content and have the fastest turnaround possible.
Working closely with auction houses, galleries and .com art sales houses to produce installations, showcase talent and events to increase sales and exposure.
From reality shows to scripted drama's, we're your ally in the trenches.
Making TV commercials for Italian clients and broadcasting worldwide.
MARTINICARUSO has relocated to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Clients can take advantage of our spacious loft to brainstorm and visualize the next project. We're on the edge of Chinatown, lots of good food and entertainment steps away and well connected just 50 steps from the D and B line on Grand Street.
Say hello to our latest acquisition, the Ursa Mini 4.6K Cinema Camera. You can read a great article on it here. We are very excited to have this camera in-house along side our existing lighting and sound package and our trusted live event camera the Sony 350. The Ursa Mini quality is amazing and allows MartiniCaruso to shoot the highest quality for all your production needs. Stay tuned for posted footage.
DEUTSCHLAND '83 BONUS FEATURES
We're proud to have produced the extra content/ Bonus Features for Fremantle Media International/Sundance TV's new series DEUTSCHLAND ’83 . The first German-language TV series to air on a U.S. network and and a #1 best seller in foreign language TV on Amazon.
In 2013, Chris was honored with the job of producing "Luanda-Kinshasa," a grand art installation video for renowned Vancouver artist, Stan Douglas, and Co-Executive Produced by Douglas and David Zwirner, the David Zwirner gallery in NYC, one of the top art galleries in the world, representing other artists such as Jeff Koons and R.Crumb. The video features famed jazz musician, Jason Moran (winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant), and payed homage to Jean-Luc Goddard's "Sympathy For The Devil." A fictional re-creation of a Miles Davis recording session at "The Church", the shoot involved 70's period set construction, costumes and hair. The installation video went on to receive glowing reviews in the New York Times, the Village Voice, and The Guardian, where art critic, Jason Farago, named it the #8 art show in the U.S.. In 2014"Luanda" was nominated for two International Association of Art Critics Awards, "Best Time-Based Format," and "Best Show in a Commercial Space in New York,". The video will be exhibited June 5th, 2015, at the Irish Museum of Art in Dublin.
Marking the first time the artist has filmed on location in New York, "Luanda-Kinshasa" is set in a reconstruction of the legendary Columbia 30th Street Studio, which was based in Midtown Manhattan and home to some of the most renowned musical recordings of the twentieth century. Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue (1959), Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited (1965), and Pink Floyd’s The Wall (1979) were amongst the seminal records made at “The Church.”
Featuring a band of professional musicians improvising together, "Luanda-Kinshasa" is the documentation of a fictitious recording at the famed studio. Luanda-Kinshasa draws inspiration from Jean-Luc Godard’s filmic portrait of the Rolling Stones recording their hit single “Sympathy for the Devil” (Sympathy for the Devil, 1968).
The musicians in the video were selected by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, who played alongside Kahlil Kwame Bell, Liberty Ellman, Jason Lindner, Abdou Mboup, Nitin Mitta, Antoine Roney, Marvin Sewell, Kimberly Thompson, and Burniss Earl Travis.
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And the crowd goes wild!
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Deutschland '83 Cast Interviews
WHAT MAKES US TICK
We are a team dedicated to classic storytelling and proven techniques. NYU Film School comrades, Christopher Martini, brings experience in writing, directing, producing and editing, Marc Caruso brings experience in cinematography, production management and directing to the table. Together, they make excellent writer/director/producers, who with their combined experience and contacts, assemble a top notch production environment.
So while you imagine, we'll conceptualize, record and deliver. That's our part in your next project. With over twenty years experience in film, television, advertising and web, make MartiniCaruso the call to make.
Our goal is to build your business, share your dreams and promote your passion-- that's our job. Throughout the creative process and down to the numbers, we got you covered.
Marc Andrew Caruso was born and raised in Brooklyn way back in 1970. He's been in the tv business since the early 90's. While attending NYU, he worked the overnight shift at NY1 (then the first local 24 hour news channel) while studying cinema during the day. Since 1992, Marc has been a producer, freelance cameraman, director, sound technician, editor, gaffer, steadicam operator and web designer... sometimes concurrently.
He has traveled to all parts of the world filming various projects such as documentaries on the world economic collapse to touristic car and travel shows for the italian government.
Caruso has strong ties to the art world, having collaborated with such luminaries as Gerben Mulder, Janaina Tschape, Vik Muniz and Sebastiaan Bremer. Over the years he has collaborated on more than a few artistic videos and keynote presentations for these artists and continues to work with them today. These bonds fortify the vision MartiniCaruso has; to deliver innovative production techniques to galleries and their collectors.
Marc and his wife Kirra live in Long Island City and together own KIMA Creative, a startup company to further their ambitions. Together with Chris, he is also a partner at MartiniCaruso Productions.
Christopher Martini's first entry into the industry was as a child actor on a Feature Film for HBO, acting opposite John Lithgow, in a scene described by the actor, at the AFI, as being one of the most memorable in his career. In 1996, Chris graduated from NYU film school (notable alumni Woody Allen, Martin Scorcesse, Ang Lee) and has been working as a feature film editor ever since.
Chris' short film, "The Stone Child", about a Lakota Native-American boy coming of age, played at over 25 U.S. film festivals, winning Channel 13's Reel Shorts contest, and was broadcast on national television. "The Stone Child" was filmed on Super16mm, in 18 degree weather, in the Badlands of South Dakota, and involved non-professional Native-American actors, and a herd of wild buffalo.
Chris' first feature film, "Trooper", about a returning Iraq War veteran, earned Chris the "Renaissance Man Award" at the 2011 Garden State Film Festival, as well as garnering the musical support of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. Chris was the writer, director and star. The film received a glowing review in The Huffington Post, by Joshua Kors, award-winning journalist of veterans issues. "Trooper" was picked up for distribution by Factory Film Studio and is available on iTunes, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Amazon VOD and VOD across Canada.
Chris has dual citizenship (American and Italian), and lives in Brooklyn New York, with his girlfriend Liz, and their dog, Stella, where he writes screenplays and plans his next film, in between producing and editing projects.
Chris is the owner of Triple Martini Productions and a partner at MartiniCaruso Productions.
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