Monday, February 22, 2010

New NESN "Boston Boxing" Marathon Announced, Tuesday, March 16th!

Another marathon day on NESN all seven episodes of "Boston Boxing" back to back, from 1-5PM!

Youtube: NESN "Boston Boxing" Promo
Photo: Ed LaVache with boxer. Photo by Scott Matalon.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cricket Snapper Film Trailer

Cricket Snapper Film Trailer
Press Release: Cricket Snapper distribution deal signed

"Cricket Snapper" movie signs distribution deal


Cricket Snapper -“When the blood flows hot in a cold New
England town, its blackest secrets are finally revealed…”

February 17, 2010 – Allston, MA – Phoenix Rising Films and Metropolitan Pictures are proud to announce the release into distribution of the new feature-length movie, Cricket Snapper written and directed by local filmmaker Lawson Welles and filmed entirely in New England.

Cricket Snapper is a 92-minute work of fiction initially inspired by true events, and follows Detective Allan McDermott of the “River Falls” police department as he investigates a quadruple homicide among the S&M/Bondage subculture of his quiet New England town. The movie has been described as “a cross between 8mm and a Charles Bronson film.”

Cricket Snapper is being released by Brain Damage Films of Tempe AZ, the worldwide leader in indie horror, Goth and shock movies and DVD’s, and will be distributed online and in the US through Netflix and Blockbuster and internationally in the UK, Russia and more. Cricket Snapper is Metropolitan Picture’s 2nd full-length movie released under the Brain Damage Films imprint.

Cricket Snapper is an independently-financed production written and directed by Lawson Welles, with Directors of Photography Jerry Bagdasarian and Stephen Sandberg, and features an outstanding local cast including Jon Saphire, Nancy Sadsad and Kelly Cook, among others.

Cricket Snapper has bone-chilling soundtrack music provided by Church Of Satan founder and author of The Satanic Bible, Dr. Anton S. LaVey (1930-1997) and his successor as High Priest of the Church of Satan, Peter H. Gilmore (both courtesy of Reptilian Records of Baltimore, MD) as well as local musicians Phoenix Rising, Jose Ramos, Device Cycle, Don Hammontree and more.

Cricket Snapper was edited and mastered at Metropolitan Pictures Studios of Allston, MA by Warren Lynch (Pony Trouble, 2005) and Scott A. Matalon (Boston Boxing, 2010, also founder of Stingray Body Art tattoo, piercing and permanent makeup emporium in Boston, MA). Additional scenes filmed by Metropolitan Pictures feature local rock hangout O’Briens Pub and civic leader/philanthropist Bob Webber of Model Hardware as “Police Chief Ferguson.”

Scott Matalon of Metropolitan Pictures says: “Cricket Snapper, like Apocalypse Now, is a journey into the heart of darkness not only for the audience, but also for the Director. Filmed over a 5 year period at tremendous personal, financial and emotional cost, Cricket Snapper is a riveting, often times gut-wrenching journey from its opening moments to the final climax.”

Director Lawson Welles agrees, and adds that: “Without the love and support of such an excellent and professional local cast and crew, I probably would have died making this movie. There are scenes in here that were incredibly difficult for everyone, especially the actors, and I salute the dedication and commitment of everyone who was involved.”

16 Farrington Ave., Allston MA 02134 • • 617-901-3418

Metropolitan Pictures is a local independent movie studio in Allston, MA and in 2010 produced a 7-episode reality TV show “BOSTON BOXING” aired in prime-time on New England Sports Network (NESN), and in 2005 released the feature-length movie “Pony Trouble,” (Directed by Warren Lynch) which is available at Blockbuster and and is distributed domestically and Internationally by leading underground film distributor Brain Damage Films of Tempe, AZ.

Phoenix Rising Films is currently in production on a series of documentaries entitled Why We Fought honoring American and Canadian World War Two Veterans. Traversing three continents and with interviews from nearly 100 veterans from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Poland and Germany – including Rochus Misch, Adolf Hitler’s bodyguard and eyewitness to that dictator’s famous last days. Director Welles is featured in Bram Stoker Award-winning author, Jonathan Maberry’s new book, THEY BITE!, regarding his overnight stay in Castle Dracula while researching for best-selling Dracula author, Dr. Raymond T. McNally of Boston College.

Brain Damage Films is an independent film distribution company dedicated to servicing and selling high-quality niche Horror, Goth and Shock VHS & DVD movies. Darrin G. Ramage, with twelve years of domestic US video distribution, founded Brain Damage Films in 2000 to continue the powerful distribution of independent films to video stores in the USA and the licensing & distribution of film rights on the world market.

The producers would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the New England S&M/Bondage community at large for their generous support and assistance in making this movie, and remind everyone that although this movie was inspired by true events, it is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental and unintentional.

For more information please contact either Scott Stets of Phoenix Rising Films at or 508-674-8790, or Scott Matalon of Metropolitan Pictures at / 617-901-3418.

16 Farrington Ave., Allston MA 02134 • • 617-901-3418

Monday, February 8, 2010

Video: Stingray Body Art at Boston Boxing Exhibition

Stingray Body Art at Boston Boxing Exhibition

NESN's "Boston Boxing: Team Training" One hour Finale; Wednesday night, airing all 7 episodes on Thursday, this week!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Stingray Body Art at Boston Boxing Open House Exihibition with a tough update from Hector

The next big Open House after the end of official taping for NESN's "Boston Boxing: Team Training" with the finale episode and marathon day this Wednesday night and re-runs of the whole 7 episode series, all day Thursday. NESN. The dramatic conclusion.

Wish our friend Hector well.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stingray Body Art Photos from Boston Boxing, 2/6/2010

Supporting Boston Boxing with free Stingray Body Art temporary tattoos.

Video from the event to be posted here very soon, check back.

Azama, across the street from O'briens, a quarter block down, tell him Handy Andy sent you and he'll hook you up. Yum.

Stingray Body Art & Mike Cann Presents: "Battle for The Rally!" with Doctors of Flight

Stingray Body Art & Mike Cann Presents: "Battle for The Rally!" with Doctors of Flight

Friday, February 5, 2010

Paper Tongues Radio 92.9 FM Acoustic at Stingray Body Art

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Paper Tongues 92.9 FM Radio Boston Acoustic at Stingray Body Art

Radio 92.9 FM acoustic performance at Stingray Body Art, Allston, MA, 1/31/2010.

Don't miss the next free, Stingray Body Art customer appreciation event!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vote: Stingray Body Art Best Tattoo Studio, Phoenix Poll Nomination

Vote for Stingray Body Art for best tattoo and The 379 Club!

Vote for Boston Phoenix Best of, MassCann/NORML "Best Cause"
but that one's tough because there are some good causes, vote on it if you can and weigh in, if you vote for dogs or any of those causes, I understand and support that, too.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Battle For The Rally! offers media buys for sponsorship dollars

2010 Battle For The Rally!

Sponsorship Includes:

1) Logos on flyers, posters

2) Logos on print ads (Weekly Dig)

3) Mentions in Radio Ads (WBOS, CBS SportsHub, WZLX)

4) Logo inclusion on all Internet, Facebook, Emails and other online promotions nearly 100,000 users and subscribers

5) OnSite: Banners, Table, Products

6) Videos of event posted on YouTube, Stingray, WBOS, MassCann, and other Freedom Rally related web sites

7) Seen in the Documentary in production about the 2010 Boston Freedom Rally (Metropolitan Pictures)

8) September Rally: Preferential Pricing: 50% cash donation now against any booth/sponsor costs

Raising money for MassCann/NORML.

Contact: for rates.