The first Official Teaser
At the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, the debut exhibit of
my photographic work was opened to the public.
These works are large scale images inspired by my films and their unique cinematic worlds.
Each image is printed on a specially treated aluminum for an extraordinary brilliance.
I have directed Bentley Mitchum in five films.
When Bentley raised funding for his Western, "Judgement," he asked if I would shoot his film on location near Austin, Texas.
I said yes...if I could ride a horse.
Jamie Schwartzman of FLUX Branding interviews me at STUDIO REBMOPIC to get my thoughts on making Fashion Films and other branded entertainment.
For its 8th edition, the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival invited me as a member of the Jury, as an award presenter and to screen the first Unofficial Preview for my new feature film, THE ONE : HORROR - LOVE - FAITH.
Red Carpet Interview by X-Corps TV's Jessica West of actresses Tiffany Griffin and Kat Sheridan, designer Charmain Joie, composer Robby D-Tox and me.
Red Carpet Interview by the Festival's own Tabitha Lipkin of actresses Tiffany Griffin and Kat Sheridan, designer Charmain Joie, composer Robby D-Tox and your's truly.
Behind The Scenes...
La Jolla, California
INTERVIEW with FLUX BRANDING
ON LOCATION IN TEXAS
SORCERER, of course, features some of my favorite cinematic elements of fantasy/horror, dark wit and the erotic. SORCERER stars Matthew Roberts (the alleged son of Charles Manson) and Gloom, who plays the Sorcerer he really is.
A scene - or "Parable" - from THE ONE titled, SORCERER, premiered as an Official Selection at the 10th La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival.
In SORCERER, fashion is not "merely" decoration, but instead acts as a nefarious plot-twisting character with a supernatural mind of its own.
A personal introduction to SORCERER.
INTERVIEW WITH FASHION NEWS LIVE
by Angie Andera
THE ONE III - HORROR SEX FASHION
Eight Award Nominations at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
Best Picture - Best Director - Best Actor (Bentley Mitchum)
Best Actress (Megumi Kabe) - Best Editing - Best Costume Design
Best Creative Concept - Best Make Up
FASHION NEWS LIVE: Tell me a bit about the inspiration behind the film. What made you want to tell this story?
ROBERT E BALL JR: My new short fashion film, THE ONE 3 : HORROR - SEX - FASHION, is a prequel, of sorts, to the award-winning fashion film festival favorites, THE ONE and THE ONE 2 : RESURRECTION OF THE VAMPIRES. Together, they tell a Faustian story of a man who, as he lays dying, chooses everlasting life as a Vampire (a somewhat perverted one, at that!) and then, along with his fellow vampires, seeks the Holy Grail of Vlad before they perish from their faithlessness. The themes are timeless.
A few selected scenes from THE ONE feature film were carefully assembled into a short film and invited to premier as an Official Selection at the 7th La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival.
As this was the third time for this unique opportunity, this short film was titled, THE ONE III - HORROR SEX FASHION. It was quite an honor to receive eight award nominations in all major categories.
Red Carpet interviews at the premiere of SORCERER.
The La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is one of the world's best of its kind according to Forbes magazine.
I am quite honored to have had several of my films premiere at La Jolla where they have received numerous nominations and won.
"Secret Meetings" continued at the Toronto International Film Festival to plan the premiere, marketing and distribution for THE ONE.
-- A preliminary poster for THE ONE featuring actress Samantha Lynn.
Kinedimorae, the Milan, Italy, based production company, now represents me for international commercials and music videos.
Making a film will have many challenges. Getting the film to its audience adds to those challenges.
The Festival de Cannes has always been a cinematic pantheon for me so I took THE ONE as a work-in-progress to Cannes and the Marché for "Secret Meetings" to plan its premiere, marketing and distribution.
It was also announced that I was invited to screen the first Unofficial Teaser for THE ONE and to also serve as a Juror and Resident Artist for the 8th La Jolla Fashion Film Festival.
Feature Film in Production
A twisted fantasy-horror romance about a Love from this world into the Other...
Currently in production with shooting on location in the Desert, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo and in Hollywood. Starring Bentley Mitchum, Monique Parent, Kristopher Logan, Samantha Lynn and Megumi Kabe.
A few words "live" from Cannes.
Poster Art for THE ONE III
Kinedimorae and I are excited to create new films together.
INVITED FOR JURY DUTY
21st CENTURY FOXES is a 7-minute fashion film for LA based Danenberg/Mitchum Designs. It was an Official Selection at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival where it received three nominations and enthusiastic cheers after its World Premiere.
"In the perfect American suburb, a musician and an angel pursue true love in a time when only love conquers hate."
Starring Bentley Mitchum and Rachael Santhon with Bobbie Starr.
Fashions by Rebecca Danenberg and Bentley Mitchum.
Poetry and Original Music by Bentley Mitchum.
Written, Edited, Produced and Directed by Robert E Ball Jr.
Interview by Jessica West of X-Corps TV as I answer questions about 21st CENTURY FOXES and my world of filmmaking.
"I LOVED 21st Century Foxes!!!! It was like..... a public service announcement on acid. I loved the ending. My favorite thing is when you're watching something and you're like 'Whoa.... How did we get here?!' Surprising twists and turns. Was especially struck by the image of the horse rifling around in the trash. Wish I'd gotten to talk with you after..."
~ Festival Review
MY MARLA is a short film based on a collaboration with Michelle E O'Shea who brought to me, ECHOES, by the late Broadway playwrite, N. Richard Nash.
We selected our favorite scene and I made the film capturing Michelle's amazing performance, shot in a building from Hollywood's Golden Era.
Some would say MY MARLA is a psychological horror film...
RUGGED LIPSTICK - THE FIRST TEASE is a preview for my short film now in production.
It is about passion, starring and inspired by the Betsey Johnson model and fantastic punk angel, Rachael Santhon, with original music by Long Beach's own Robby D-Tox.
RUGGED LIPSTICK is being shot in some of my favorite places with production set to be completed in Summer 2023.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
RUGGED LIPSTICK - THE FIRST TEASE and MY MARLA
SORCERER - The 13th Parable from THE ONE
21st CENTURY FOXES
HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE
Feature Film in Post-Production
Principal photography on Tetiaroa (Marlon Brando's private Tahitian isle)
is complete. Editing is ongoing. Scheduled to premiere in 2024.
Starring Bentley Mitchum, Cec Verrell and Taylor Bernard.
I wrote and directed.
After a nuclear attack, three survivors find themselves in a heavenly paradise -- or is it really Hell?
TO LOVE AND BE LOVED BY ME
LOVE -- The pain and the joy. Edgar Allan Poe and Nicole Guibord both inspire me.
In TO LOVE AND BE LOVED BY ME, I created a world "in a land of Holly and Palm Tree" where Nicole becomes my first cinematic “Annabel Lee.”
Christian Buadze is the Narrator.
A 1-minute short film shot on location in the heart of Hollywood, USA.
Following its World Premiere at La Jolla, 21st CENTURY FOXES was an Official Selection at the UK Fashion Film Festival and the Sarajevo Fashion Film Festival (where I was also asked to serve as a Judge).