Alex Meraz and Bronson Pelletier talk about different directors and David Slade “Adopting” them
“BellaSugar: You created some of the looks for the vampires in New Moon and Eclipse — who did you look after and what were the key products you used to create their looks?
Leslie Graham: For New Moon I was brought in to be a personal makeup artist for actor Jamie Campbell Bower, who played the role of Caius (one of the leaders of the Voluturi). For Eclipse I did the makeup for all of the Wolfpack [Alex Meraz, Julia Jones and Chaske Spencer], Jodelle Ferland and some of the newborn vampires. On set I would take care of Dakota and the other Volturi. We did a lot of air-brushing using MAC Micronized Airbrushed Formula to give the “onion” skin tone. It has a little silicone in it, which works to keep the makeup in place as we were often working in the woods and in the rain — vampires in the rain can be quite difficult!”
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According to the Billings Gazette:
“An independent feature film focused on a fictional Crow youth and his family will be made in Montana this fall, if funding can be secured.
The producer of “Last Man Stands” is Petra Ahmann of Silverline Cinema in New York City. Ahmann is a 2004 graduate of Laurel High School.
Alex Portugal, also of Silverline, wrote the screenplay and will direct the full-length film.
Locations for the movie could include Laurel, Hardin, the Crow Reservation and other local spots. Ahmann and Portugal were in town for about 10 days to solidify more of the production details.
Most of the cast is already in place, Portugal said, with Alex Meraz, one of the wolves from the “Twilight” movies in the lead role of Taylor Brewer. Irene Bedard, who plays the part of his mother, is best known as the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney movie of the same name.
Raoul Trujillo, who has a part in the upcoming “Cowboys and Aliens,” has been cast in the role of Taylor’s father, and Chaske Spencer, another “Twilight” wolf, has the role as Taylor’s older brother.”
Not to Be outdone by the ladies, Christian Siriano also talked to Rami Malek (Benjamin Breaking Dawn), Noel Fisher (Stefan Breaking Dawn), Kellan Lutz, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, Alex Meraz, Bronson Pelletier. Going to have to go with Jackson As the favorite interview here.
Photographer and videographer Tyler Shields is known for his avant guarde shooting style that features the up-in-coming of Hollywood. In the past he has featured Kellan Lutz cutting his clothes overkill style , Ashley Greene tied to the train tracks as a damsel in distress, Alex Meraz in angry shirt ripping, just to name a few Twilight connections.
The above video featuring Edi Gathegi is pretty tame since most of his work pushes the PG-13/R barriers. With Tyler Shields, you’re never quite sure what the message is. What do you think?
The official description from the movie’s press is:
“City of Gardens, is the true story of a blond Californian surfer, Wayne Montgomery (John Robinson), who has relocated to exotic Lima, Peru in the 1980’s to pursue surfing as he teaches English to well-to-do kids. Wayne’s carefree lifestyle and romance with his beautiful girlfriend, Maritza, (introducing Anahi De Cardenas), ends when he is framed for drug possession during the political chaos engulfing Lima.
In the nightmarish prison El Sexto (made famous by Nobel-Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa in The City and the Dogs), Wayne finds himself surrounded by a group of political activists and social misfits, including a schizophrenic who believes he is Jesus Christ (Grant Bowler) and an Icelandic devotee of Krishna, Jorge (Johnny Lewis). Wayne is forced to share a mattress with Nicaragua (Alex Meraz) he most hated prisoner at El Sexto. Unlike the rest of the inmates (political prisoners) Nicaragua is a real criminal, the scum of humanity. There is instant dislike and animosity between Wayne and Nicaragua.
In a desperate attempt to gain freedom, Wayne meets with US Consul Powers (Debra Unger) whose hands are tied by the false drug charges. As Wayne’s naivety dissipates, another nemesis, the power-hungry Lt. Gutierrez (Michael DeLorenzo), moves to break Wayne´s spirit, torturing him to extort money from his family, whom he has found out lives in Beverly Hills and rightly assumes to be wealthy. Left with few options, Wayne adopts a new ethic – engaging the Peruvian activists, sharing his gifts with them and learning the importance of faith through his sympathetic friend, Jorge. Wayne challenges Lt. Gutierrez’s authority, confronting the depravity of corruption and abuse with his new found spirit and courage.
But Wayne’s hopes are short-lived as the brutality of an attack and murder sends the entire prison into a blood-bathed uprising that will ultimately leave Wayne fighting to hang on for dear life.”
The are more stills over at The Meraz Effect
You can check out a preview photo of Kellan here (we are not posting as it is a People exclusive and they have requested that we not do that)
The description reads, “This former model knows how to work every camera angle, from showing off his otherworldly body in Twilight to heating up underwear sales as Calvin Klein’s spokesmodel. The secret to the 25-year-old’s sexy six-pack? “I cut back on my candy intake, swim a lot and try to drink as much water as I can,” says Lutz. “That’s the best way to cut up.”
Alex Meraz also talked about his appearance on his Twitter account.
No word on the fine details, but this item was given to the owners of The Meraz Effect website directly from Alex’s management.
“Dear Alex fans…in the next few days, we will be removing everything from our website that is in regards to the film Sugar. I was given the following note to pass along from Alex’s management. I do not have further details at this time….
“Alex will be pulling his involvement with the film SUGAR. Please DO NOT make any donations to fund the film.”
Fellow fansites: Please make sure to post this on your sites and get the info out to your fans. I can assure you this is legit.”
Roughly 48 hours ago the Sugar website was trying to raise extra funds for the film(the figure mentioned was roughly $50,000) by promoting private lunches with Alex and other Alex connected items, as well as other things non-Alex related. No word of why the sudden, dramatic turn of events.