Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Audition - David Mcglade



Film "Twisted Perspectives" http://naurisnikansfinal.blogspot.com/

David Mcglade's audition for the Eitan's role.
Casting director: Nauris Nikans
Vancouver, BC, 2011

Audition - Meghan Roche



Film "Twisted Perspectives" http://naurisnikansfinal.blogspot.com/

Meghan Roche's audition for the Adi's role.
Camera: Izik Nox
Casting director: Nauris Nikans
Vancouver, BC, 2011

Audition - Brendan Mackereth



Film "Twisted Perspectives" http://naurisnikansfinal.blogspot.com/

Brendan Mackereth's audition for the Eitan's role.
Camera: Izik Nox
Casting director: Nauris Nikans
Vancouver, BC, 2011

Audition - Jeff Craigen



Film "Twisted Perspectives" http://naurisnikansfinal.blogspot.com/

Jeff Craigen's audition for the Eitan's role.
Camera: Izik Nox
Casting director: Nauris Nikans
Vancouver, BC, 2011

Audition - Amanda Jermyn



Film "Twisted Perspectives" http://naurisnikansfinal.blogspot.com/

Amanda Jermyn's audition for the Adi's role.
Camera: Izik Nox
Casting director: Nauris Nikans
Vancouver, BC, 2011

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Stages of Sin at the Sin Bin



Teaser by Nauris Nikans

Vexembers presents Burlesque Noir

Film noir nostalgia, hollywood glamour and burlesque meet in this original production. The story is set in an underground club where the drama of the stage unfolds.

Stages of Sin takes you into the lives of six women who are struggling to make it big in a world of darkness, crime, disillusionment and existential fatalism.

The delicious dialogue is lasciviously laden with euphemism and innuendo; leading into eye-popping burlesque which leaves the audience salivating for what will be revealed next..

Starring:
Lola FROST
Veronica VEX
Dahlia EMBERS
Jason BEAUDOIN
Stella NORTH
Ruby TUESDAY
Scarlet DELIRIUM
Ben WHIPPLE

Burlesque performances by:
Lola Frost
Veronica Vex
Dahlia Embers
Stella North
Scarlet Delirium

Produced and Directed by: Dahlia Embers and Veronica Vex
Story by: Dahlia Embers and Veronica Vex
Written by: Dahlia Embers
Technical Direction by: Michael Bock

Friday, 2 December 2011

Riverview Mental Hospital

On set at Riverview Hospital (Coquitlam)
Coquitlam, BC
November 30, 2011

Riverview Mental Hospital

Riverview Mental Hospital

Riverview Mental Hospital

Riverview Mental Hospital

Riverview Mental Hospital

Riverview Mental Hospital

Riverview Mental Hospital

Riverview Hospital is a mental health facility located in Coquitlam, British Columbia, operating under the governance of BC Mental Health & Addiction Services. Originally called The Hospital for the Mind, and then Essondale (in honour of provincial cabinet minister Dr. Henry Esson Young), Riverview opened in 1913 and had 4,630 patients at its peak. By January of 2009, only 256 active beds remained. Source: wikipedia.org

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Dido White Flag Cover by Burt Verge With Lyrics



Burt Verge devotes this beautiful song and video to Rachel Elizabeth.

Music video by Nauris Nikans
Vancouver, BC, 2011

White Flag

I know you think that I shouldn't still love you
I'll tell you that
But if I didn't say it
Well, I'd still have felt it
Where's the sense in that?

I promise I'm not trying to make your life harder
Or return to where we were
Well I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

I know I left too much mess
And destruction to come back again
And I caused but nothing but trouble
I understand if you can't talk to me again
And if you live by the rules of "It's over"
Then I'm sure that that makes sense

Well I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

And when we meet
As I'm sure we will
All that was then
Will be there still
I'll let it pass
And hold my tongue
And you will think
That I've moved on

Well I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

Well I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

I will go down with this ship
And I won't put my hands up and surrender
There will be no white flag above my door
I'm in love and always will be

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Funny Commercial - House Party



Cast: David MacDonald, Gregory Durand, Ana Mata, Frederico Engell
Music: Martin Ratledge
Written, produced, directed: Nauris Nikans and Selorm Matanawi
Sound: Selorm Matanawi
D.O.P.: Nauris Nikans
Visual effects: Nauris Nikans
Camera: Legendary Sony PD150
Editing software: Premiere Pro
Visual effects: After Effects
Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011

The commercial was made for the BetFair ad competition. We were fooling around with crossing the lines and some visual effects. Btw .. good visual effect is the one that you cannot notice ;)

House party. Two guys are watching a girl dancing on the desk while the other guy totally ignores her. He is angry and pissed, but then suddenly he shouts out loud: "GOAL!" It appears that he has been watching a soccer game. He explains his buddies why and then all of them sit down to watch the game.

Friday, 11 November 2011

The Twisted Perspectives Project





and then she died ..

how do i feel? you should ask IF i feel. my crippled soul conquered my mind. my angel left me all alone to rot in the miserable existence that deserves to be terminated. it takes me over like a contagious disease that doesn't have a cure. god! please, kill me!

everywhere i look i see her face, i feel her touch. she is deep in me, she eats me alive, piece by piece leaving the rest of my body in pain. she is a vampire that infects my blood. am i still alive or .. ?

she was always with me .. my friend, my best buddy, my muse, my inspiration .. but now she is gone leaving me all alone and helpless, insane and destructive.

i miss her touch, her lips, her smile, her love. she is gone, but she didn't let me go. like an internal torture i see her, i feel her, but i cannot touch her. it is like a glass between us. am i insane or are those my twisted perspectives? a curse that never goes away.

white dress flutters in the wind revealing her perfect curves. she smiles and waves at me. she whispers my name and invites me to join her, but that god damned glass like thing in-between us separates... and i helplessly watch her leaving .. she is dead

short film

"Twisted Perspectives"

by Nauris Nikans

coming out in February, 2012

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sparkle Pussies Burlesque



Teaser by Nauris Nikans.

They are a group of eight highly diverse women who have come together to share their love of glamour, glitter, performing, dancing, sass, satire and classic strip tease.

They had the good fortune of meeting eachother thanks to the incredible program, Becoming Burlesque, that's offered by Vancouver's one and only Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society. What can you say! Gals who twirl tassels together, stay together! And hence... the SparklePussies were born!

In real life they range in ages by almost 20 years, and we collectively keep ourselves busy as a Senior Vice President, masseuse, waitress, make-up artist, self-employed entrepreneur and mom of two, full time student, marketing manager, librarian and administrator. But who are they as SparklePussies??? They are Blush Lane, BoomBoom Buffet, Dame Booty Dench, Flora Fanny, Lexi Von Vonderful, Shea DeVille, Veronica Vex and Sadie Sweetcheeks!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Nicole Roy

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions
Cast: Nicole Roy
Producer: Nauris Nikans
Artist / Director: James T Cooper
Makeup: Soula Smili
PA: Selorm Matanawi
Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Nicole Roy

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Nicole Roy

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Nicole Roy

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Nicole Roy

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Nicole Roy

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Nicole Roy

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Nicole Roy

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Sebastian Karlsson

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions
Cast: Sebastian Karlsson
Producer: Nauris Nikans
Artist / Director: James T Cooper
Makeup: Soula Smili
PA: Selorm Matanawi
Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Sebastian Karlsson

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Sebastian Karlsson

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Sebastian Karlsson

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Sebastian Karlsson

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Gregory Durand

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions
Cast: Gregory Durand
Producer: Nauris Nikans
Artist / Director: James T Cooper
Makeup: Soula Smili
PA: Selorm Matanawi
Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Gregory Durand

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Gregory Durand

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Gregory Durand

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Gregory Durand

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Gregory Durand

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Gregory Durand

Friday, 21 October 2011

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Lana Nova

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions
Cast: Lana Nova
Producer: Nauris Nikans
Artist / Director: James T Cooper
Makeup: Soula Smili
PA: Selorm Matanawi
Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Lana Nova

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Lana Nova

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Lana Nova

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Lana Nova

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Lana Nova

Video Art #1: Impressions / Expressions, Lana Nova