I was raised in
Beirut where I survived a civil war and lived through many years of
hardship. This experience built character and made me who I am
today. War and destruction were sweeping the land all around me and
I learned a new appreciation for life, people...
NEW PRODUCTS AND SALES
Originally from Nice,
(France) I was raised in Beirut where I survived a civil war and
lived through many years of hardship. This experience built
character and made me who I am today. War and destruction were
sweeping the land all around me and I learned a new appreciation
for life, people Originally from Nice, (France) I was raised in
Beirut where I survived a civil war and
TO UNVEIL HER BRAND NEW MINI SERIES "AGAINST ALL ODDS, THE
MAKING OF DEUCE OF SPADES" AT THE FAMOUS LA ROADSTER SHOW,
FATHER'S DAY WEEK-END.
After slaving for a
year and a half to create an epic 6-episode mini series documentary,
FAITH GRANGER announced it is finally done and ready for release.
"Making this documentary feature was challenging in many ways: The
scope of the story to be told, the amount of behind the scenes stock
footage to swift through and filming the narration and special
guests interviews, all took an extensive amount of work and time.
Simply put, it felt like a tunnel with virtually no end. When you
are single handedly tackling a 6 episode mini-series, heavily packed
with content, you are in for a lot of blood sweat and tears. But I
knew all along it was well worth the efforts, because this amazing
story deserved to be told: It is going to inspire and motivate many
many people to go after their dreams, and see them through". The new
release features three dual layer discs, including a bonus DEUCE OF
SPADES SPECIAL FEATURES disc packed with deleted scenes from the
film, cast interviews, blooper reel etc... See event flyer
ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF A COMPLETE 6-DISC COLLECTOR'S
SPECIAL EDITION BOX SET.
"I had planned all
along to make this box set available to my fans, so when I released
the soundtrack, in 2012, I packaged it in a DVD case, to go with the
film. I knew all along that I would then release a BONUS DVD to
complete the 3 piece set concept, and then release a slip case to
place all 3 items in. Well, this concept has now materialized. I
have created the 3d DVD (a triple disc DVD release, no less!) and we
just finished printing the box set slip cases. They are very
beautiful. I think any one would love to have one on their shelf.
Yeah downloads are the new fad right now and are convenient, but
there's something to be said about holding in your hand a DVD
collection. It's tangible, it's real, it's old school and that's the
way to go for me. I am excited about this new release. Six discs,
over 10 hours of DEUCE OF SPADES content... It represents my entire
body of work, all of my creations. It is my legacy." The box sets
ODDS, THE MAKING OF DEUCE OF SPADES" DVDs NOW BEING
The new release is now
being replicated and will be ready for the LA ROADSTER SHOW. "I have
decided that the LA ROADSTER show was the perfect event to unveil my
new release. Afterall, this is one of the oldest, most famous
roadster car club, and their yearly show has been going on for
DECADES, it is a tradition amongst roadster owners. They have always
been very supportive of my film, so it only makes sense to launch
the new DVD there on Father's Day week-end.
NEW RELEASE NOW AT DVD AUTHORING STAGE
"AGAINST ALL ODDS, THE
MAKING OF DEUCE OF SPADES" has been dropped off to ALPHA DOGS post
production house for final DVD authoring. "What that means is that
we are just about done. They will create the masters that are
compatible with all countries players so fans around the globe can
enjoy this new release. I can honestly say that, other than Sean
Williams who is currently encoding the masters, NOT A SINGLE PERSON
was involved in the making of this mini series, but me. Not a single
volunteer, crew person, cameraman, assistant. Even my narration was
self filmed, with no one there but me, my camera and a remote
control. No one at all. I did absolutely everything from A to Z all
alone. Goes to show: It can be done!"
IS NOW DONE EDITING HER NEW RELEASE
"AGAINST ALL ODDS, THE
MAKING OF DEUCE OF SPADES" is now edited. FAITH GRANGER announced
that she is now finalizing the title treatment. "I had to teach
myself AFTER EFFECTS in a couple weeks to make this pretty elaborate
title animation, to complement the animation that my friend DARREN
DAGOSTINO had created for the film, a few years ago. I am very happy
with the results, everything looks very professional."
FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO BE FEATURED IN GRANGER'S NEW
FAITH GRANGER just
secured the rights to exciting songs from a number of bands hailing
from many countries, including U.S, U.K, France, Sweden, Finland and
Italy. "So many talented bands out there, I am glad to give them a
chance to be heard worldwide. I am also grateful for their wonderful
support. Some of the segments in the docu are very music driven and
those kick ass rockabilly songs really took them to the next level.
You are going to really enjoy watching!".
NOW HAS AN OFFICIAL TITLE
FAITH GRANGER's new
mini series will be titled: "AGAINST ALL ODDS, THE MAKING OF DEUCE
OF SPADES" and continues to pre-sell online in her store. "The fans
are very excited about this new DVD and have been very patient and
supportive through the whole process." said Faith. "I am not sure
yet when it will be done, but I am working on this 24/7. I literally
have had NO LIFE since I started this, and that's what it takes to
pull something of that length off. The 6 episodes will add up to a
3.5 hr runtime. That's a lot of content: Thousands of clips,
transitions, volume curves, editing decisions to make... And only
ONE person to do it all".'S
ALMOST DONE WITH POST PRODUCTION ON HER NEW RELEASE
difficult footage conversion task now behind her, editing can be
finalized. "Well that conversion was something else! Anyone else
would have given up, but I am like a bulldog. Once I bite, I never
let go. And I got it done. Now I can finalize editing, take the
rough cut I have and polish it. There is still a lot of work to be
done, including all segment transitions, title treatment, credit
roll, music etc... I will be at it for a few more months, for sure."
STARTS POST PRODUCTION ON HER NEW RELEASE
announced that her new project will be a 6-episode mini series.
Editing has started and promises to be challenging. "I am dealing
with an enormous amount of stock footage to distill into the best,
most memorable moments. To complicate the task further, the footage
was shot by cast and friends using 6 different consumer cameras, all
with different codecs, frame rates, pixel aspect ratios, and field
order... And I have to convert all of that into 24 frame per second
progressive footage... I am in for quite the challenge!" commented
Faith "but I'll get it done, somehow. It's just gonna take a lot of
time and work".
GUESTS INTERVIEWS FOR NEW RELEASE HAVE NOW BEEN FILMED
FAITH GRANGER's new
project will feature many Special Guests, including: Car
celebrity GENE WINFIELD, American Hot Rod foundation curator and
historian JIM MILLER, Emmy award winner PATRICK CYCCONE, producer
OAK O'CONNOR, Hollywood film industry veteran BLUE NELSON,
independent filmmaker LUIS SINIBALDI, previous employer LYNN TIVENS,
previous roadster owner LONNIE COMPSTOCK and many of the cast
members... All interviews have now been completed.
WILL SHARE HER AMAZING STORY THROUGH A DOCUMENTARY OF EPIC
FAITH GRANGER announced
that she will be adding more content to her upcoming DEUCE OF SPADES
SPECIAL FEATURES DVD. "As I was editing the cast interviews for the
new release, it suddenly dunned on me that busy as I was making the
film at the time, I never had the opportunity to film my own
interview! I filmed everyone else's, but mine. So I decided to film
it and add it to the release. But then it quickly became painfully
obvious that the story behind the making of the film deserved to
really be told, shared on a big scale: It would inspire many people
and help them. We all have dreams. Who here can say they have never
had a dream they gave up on, because it seemed out of reach... Or
maybe they tried to reach it and it was just too hard and they
simply gave up. My story proves that nothing is impossible, if you
BELIEVE. And that is a message worth spreading." Granger expects
that the story may have to be shared in several episodes, but that
she is willing to step up to the plate and tackle the project. "It
is going to give me a chance to sort through hours and hours of
never-seen-before behind the scenes memorabilia footage and
organize it. A tedious task, but well worth the effort.". Release
date is not known at the moment.
TO PRODUCE A DEUCE OF SPADES BONUS FEATURES DVD
FAITH GRANGER took
her fans requests at heart and is going to make available a number
of BONUS FEATURES to her fans: Now you get to see the scenes you
never saw, scenes that ended on the cutting room floor. You also get
to watch the wonderful cast interviews that were not released on the
film DVD. The interviews are packed with behind the scene footage...
Hear actors talk about their characters and share wonderful stories
from the set: Characters include: Present Day JOHNNY & BETTIE, ART,
1950's BETTIE, SANDY, PEGGY, JEANNE CALLAWAY (Johnny's mother),
JAMES CALLAWAY (Johnny's father), and HELEN & EARL (Bettie's
parents). The SPECIAL FEATURE DVD also features a hilarious Blooper
reel and a segment about some of the cars of the DEUCE OF SPADES and
their wonderful owners.
LANDS ENDORSEMENT DEAL WITH FAMOUS COKER TIRES
just landed endorsement deal with famous COKER TIRES. "I have been
driving the FIRESTONE BIAS PLY tires for eight years now and put
thousands of miles on them! I am proud to endorse these traditional
looking tires, and I really believe in them! Simply put: I trust
Coker Tires with my life on a daily basis." The Famous Deuce was
just outfitted with a brand new set of old school bias plys tires.
"I drove the rubber off of my old ones, and drove them until there
was nothing left. It was time for new shoes and I look forward to
many more burnouts to come!"
RELEASES HER FIRST ROCKABILLY SINGLE "FLAT BLACK ROADSTER"
The song is now
available for download. Featuring sexy vocals, cool guitar licks,
thumping upright bass, foot taping - head bopping drum beats, and
most importantly, the DEUCE OF SPADES sweet sweet sounds... Take a
LAUNCHES A NEW COLLECTION OF HAND PAINTED DEUCE OF
SPADES "BEHIND THE SCENES" BONUS DVD AND BOX SET NOW
Fans can now complete
their box set by buying the Bonus DVD and the slip case that comes
with it. Box set comprises of the film DVD, the soundtrack and the
Bonus DVD. Target release date is currently March. All pre-purchases
will be hand numbered and autographed, making them a limited edition
collector items. Secure your copy now:
Faith Granger, creator of DEUCE OF SPADES, is interviewed on the Maynards Garage Radio and talks extensively about the making of her award winning hot rod film. Dave Stall joins in to rant and rave about the film after viewing it. TAKE A LISTEN HERE.
FAITH GRANGER ON
Dave Stall, host of
the "You Auto Know" radio show, talks with Faith Granger
inception of her award winning motion picture DEUCE OF SPADES.
Hear the interview here (scroll 8
minutes into the show to access the Faith Granger interview section
SPADES TAKES HOME THE GOLDEN WHEEL AWARD
DEUCE OF SPADES
is given the "WINNER" Golden wheel award at the Reel Wheel International
and her Deuce Of Spades roadster are caught on tape doing a
burnout on Central, downtown Phoenix...
DEUCE OF SPADES
is screened in it's theatrical version for the first time
during the worldwide renowned "VIVA LAS VEGAS" rockabilly
extravaganza. Screening takes place at CENTURY THEATER
inside the ORLEANS Hotel Casino.
GRANGER attends NAB convention in Las Vegas and conduct a
series of presentations on behalf of SONY to share her
GRANGER is honored at the SONY CREATIVE SOFTWARE
reception during the NAB convention in Las Vegas.
COVER to give the Deuce Of Spades roadster endorsement. A
customized car cover to be made to protect the star car
while on its US tour.
DV FILMS gives
endorsement deal to Faith Granger.
The 2011 U.S
DEUCE OF SPADES TOUR is announced. Tour to kick off in Las
Vegas in April and may last as long as 7 months!
DIRTY MAGAZINE -
and states: :
"Faith Granger has created a landmark in independent cinema.
Her cinematographic abilities are limitless! A great story,
wonderfully filmed, a colorful tapestry of rock n' roll,
vintage America and fast cars. Deuce of Spades puts the
established movie industry and their multi-million dollar
budgets to shame!"
HOT ROD HOTLINE
"A powerful movie, destined to become a cult classic: It is
a bold canvas with photography and action that are simply
beautiful. I rate it a 7 3/4 Sparkplugs out of a perfect 8."
DEUCE OF SPADES
filmmaker, Faith Granger is interviewed on National Radio on
and Track Speed" show, Sat August 28 at 1PM.
completes the color correction of the feature.
Andrew Lange and
Patrick Cyccone complete the three sound mixes for the film
and files are delivered to the Post production house. Sound
mixes include the 5.1 theatrical release Surround Sound mix,
the DVD release 5.1 Surround Sound mix and the TV mix.
magazine KR8 CRUISE MAGAZINE publishes an article about
DEUCE OF SPADES (link coming soon)
TELEVISION TURBO 6 followed DEUCE OF SPADES filmmaker Faith
Granger for two days and filmed her working on the post
production of the feature. The documentary is expected to air
on French National television around the end of September.
Six hundreds lucky hotrodders get to be the first
ones to see DEUCE OF SPADES during the PREMIERE TEST SCREENING, which is a huge success and ends in a huge
round of applause.
some of the feedbacks here.
Two of a kind DVDs of an editor's cut of DEUCE OF SPADES
travel to Florida for the PREMIERE TEST SCREENING !!
Twenty lucky people get to be the very first ever to see
DEUCE OF SPADES during a very private Preliminary Test Screening and give the film overwhelming
acclaim. Preliminary Test screening indicate that 100% of viewers gave the cinematography and
story 5 stars over 5. 92% of viewers indicating they want to buy the DVD and would like to
see a sequel.
NEW TEASER! A new, upgraded version of our Johnny
Callaway teaser is now available as a
free download for
i-pods and i-phone. May also work on most other video
friendly cell phones. Features never seen before shots!! See it first on your iphone / ipod.
World famous car customizer BILL HINES to do cameo part
in DEUCE OF SPADES!!
Tom Fritz, world's most renowned hot rod artist, to
contribute to DEUCE OF SPADES by painting a series of large scale oil paintings depicting key moments
in the film. Posters of the first two paintings will soon be available for sale. The
goal is to help raise awareness as well as filming funds for the film.
www.hotrodhotline.com, one of America's
largest hotrod website,
dedicates a section of their site
to DEUCE OF SPADES, adding an additional page each week. Their
newsletter, which caters to over 40,000 hard core hotrodders,
features a new DEUCE OF SPADES update, with photo, every week.
I stumble upon an interview
of me taken about a year ago and currently posted on U-Tube. Ironically,
I don't even remember doing this interview! I had just filmed the car at
El Mirage, which is why it sports no windshield and a whole lot of dust!
And of course, cool racing numbers.
World renown customizer and
Hall of Fame hotrod legend
Gene Winfield accepts a
DEUCE OF SPADES. Scene is shot on location at SCTA time trial meet.
New Zealand Hotrod
Magazine, New Zealand's oldest and strongest running hot rod magazine mentions the film on their cover and features a 3 page
color spread about the film: "DEUCE OF SPADES world exclusive first look".
Download New Zealand Hotrod Magazine article here