Friday, August 8, 2014

Live It Up Interview is Here!

We did an interview with Donna Drake on Live It Up a few weeks ago. Check out the interview right here!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fun Reading for the Filmmaker: Inglorious Basterds

By David Salazar

Inglorious Basterds is undoubtedly my personally favorite Quentin Taratino Film. And from the looks of it, a lot of other film lovers agree. The opening sequence is one of the most famous in modern cinema and has gotten a lot of love by other bloggers and critics alike.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Interviews with Radio Hofstra University WRHU

It is always nice to go back to your Alma Mater and especially with a story to tell.

So we went on two radio shows on WRHU this morning at 8:30 to talk about "The Next Page." One of them aired live while the other will air in coming weeks. Here are some pictures from the interview. Hopefully we can provide you with links in in coming days. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


We went location scouting last weekend for The Next Page. Here are a few images. Stay tuned for more pictures!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Who are we... Tuesday? Andres Soto To Compose Music for The Next Page

Yes we are announcing another crew member a day early and it is none other than our good friend Andres Soto. Here is a bio to highlight Andres' work courtesy of his website:

"Andrés Soto is an emerging Costa Rican composer based in New York City. Skilled in both classical music and film scoring, Andrés is equally comfortable either composing powerful orchestral pieces or scoring for motion pictures. His film scores have been recently recorded in professional studios in New York City, and several of his concert pieces have been performed by orchestras around the United States. His latest film score is the feature film Mineville (dir. by Lori Kelly) starring Paul Sorvino, William Sadler, Cuyle Carvin and Nick Wechsler.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Who are We Wednesday: How We Met our Editor Mike Cutrone

When we announced our Kickstarter campaign yesterday, we also revealed that Mike Cutrone would be the man to put it all together once production has come to a close.

Here is Mike's official bio, which is rather extensive:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Hi guys! The day is here and we have officially launched our Kickstarter Campaign. We are aiming to reach $60,000 by August 8. If we do not reach our goal by that date, then we will not be able to fund this film. 

Here is a step by step guide on how to contribute to our Kickstarter campaign. You can get there by clicking on this link.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Aging A Man in his 30s for Conciliation

We faced a huge dilemma when we filmed Conciliation. We needed a man in his 60s for the lead role and despite going through numerous auditions, we failed to find the actor that suited our needs artistically and physically.

So to solve our problem we turned to a man who had been our muse on prior projects and was brimming with desire for new acting challenges.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Official Kickstarter Campaign Announcement

This Wednesday's post will be a bit different as we will move away from our usual "Who Are We Wednesday" to make an important announcement. We will be officially launching our Kickstarter Campaign next Tuesday July 8!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: Reshooting "Messenger" in the Rain

One of the most interesting days of filmmaking in our lives revolves around the reshoot of our short film "Messenger."

We shot the film in late February, but after an early edit we realized that we needed to get more shots to fill out certain crucial scenes. So we set out to reshoot the movie in April. Among the scenes that we needed to reshoot was an outdoor scene at night around a camp fire. In the original production, we shot at the same location for all the outdoor sequences and actually set up a live camp fire. But during the second round of shooting we face a number of obstacles.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Who are We Wednesday #6: Introducing Art Director Kory Diskin!

Kory Diskin (right) with Donna McKenna (left) and Eric Roberts (middle). 
We were absent last week but we are back to introduce Kory Diskin, the art director for "The Next Page." 

Here is a brief bio for Kory that highlights some of her major work: 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Who Are We Wednesday #5: Who is our Producer Janice Villarosa?

Introducing Janice Villarosa who will serve as the producer for “The Next Page.” We met Janice back in 2011 during the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) and have become great friends since. This is our first time working with Janice; she has worked on a number of major films some of which have screened at the Cannes Film Festival Market as well as the Palm Springs Film Festival. Among her major projects is the documentary Shunned which shines a light on the emotional abuse that transsexuals go through in modern times. 

Check out her IMDB page for more info. Here is a bit more about Janice.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

WHO ARE WE WEDNESDAY #4: Introducing Casting Director Donna McKenna

Donna McKenna with Kevin Brown
Hi guys! We are excited to announce that the casting director for "The Next Page" will be Donna McKenna. We met Donna at the Long Island International Film Expo a few years ago and she has worked on over 40 productions to date. Among the film's she has casted are "A Packing Suburbia," "Home Invaders," "The Signs of the Cross," "Priceless," "A Merry Little Christmas," "Excuse Me for Living," and the recent Tribeca Film Festival entry "Trust Me, I'm a Lifeguard."

Donna is slated to work on a number upcoming films including "Twice the Dream, " "The Networker," and "Dark."

The addition of Donna to "The Next Page" team is huge and will aid us in moving on to arguably the most important part of pre-production and possibly the entire production - Casting.

For more information on Donna's work, check out her IMDB Page. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

MEDIA MONDAY: Introducing our Instagram Account!

Hi guys! La Cuarta Productions has officially launched its own Instagram page that will showcase the latest images for "The Next Page."

We will include some exclusive video content on the account so keep an eye out!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

MEMORIAL MONDAY: Our Cancer Survivors

June 1 was the official Cancer Survivors Month and a day to celebrate our loved ones who have overcome the horrid disease.

Since 2012, three members in our family have overcome the disease to varying degrees. They include out grandfather, our aunt and our father. Our grandfather underwent radiation to defeat cancer he had on his nose while our aunt overcame early signs of breast cancer.

Our father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2012 in a rather shocking bit of news. He had the option of either having months of radiation or a surgery to get rid of the tumor in one shot. Both options were risky and he knew it. After some research and consultation, he opted to go for the surgery. On December 10, we went to the Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital and my father underwent his operation. We waited for hours on end with some of our closest family members to hear some news. At around 8 P.M, we received the good news that he had survived. He stayed in the hospital over night and the following day we were allowed to take him home to rest.

It took him some time to recover his former vigor, but my father is now in terrific shape.

Please feel free to share any stories of your own cancer survivors!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Who are We Wednesdays #3: First Film Production Memories

Hi guys! In addition to using this Who Are We segments to introduce our crew, we will also utilize it to talk a bit about our background and any film experiences that we are able to talk about.

Also note that this feature will be coming on Wednesdays.

On this post we will talk a bit about our first ever film production from back in our student days.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Who Are We #2: Introducing our Cinematographer Axel Ebermann

After a lengthy absence, we are back with our latest "Who Are We" segment. And we are proud to announce that "The Next Page" has a cinematographer. Who is it? Our good friend Axel Ebermann. 
So here is the breakdown on Axel's career. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

La Cuarta Productions on Social Media!

Here are some links to our social media pages where you can find more information on "The Next Page" and La Cuarta Productions!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Interview with Yahoo on "The Next Page"

Francisco and I recently did an interview with Yahoo regarding our upcoming film. Here is the full interview. 

We also did an interview with the same reporter last year while we were still writing the script for the film. Check it out.

Introducing "The Next Page"

For those of you who have are unfamiliar with the film, here is a brief introduction.

Who Are We #1: Introducing David & Francisco Salazar

Many of you know us, but we suspect that there are some that know very little about us. 
David (myself) and Francisco are the two directors of "The Next Page." We previously directed  a number of short films, including “Messenger” and “Conciliation.” Both films were selected into various film festivals including the Long Island International Film Expo, the Sunscreen Film Festival, and Big Apple Film Festival. 

Welcome to La Cuarta Productions' Official Blog!

Hello Everyone!

This is David Salazar of La Cuarta Productions. This is the official blog for the company and where you will get updates and news on any of our current or upcoming projects. We are currently working on The Next Page a film about a young boy who must overcome pediatric cancer.

Thank you for joining and we look forward to any comments or questions you might have!