Eastwick takes you into the magical dark world of three women, Amanda Smith, Jesse Stewart and Sveta Matiunina Photogenics who enchant their viewers with fashion from AKIxMANN. The fashion film, directed by William Sikora III captures a dark, yet visually beautiful group of women who many in the town of Eastwick are against. Could they be outcasts or witches? Don’t be fooled by their beautiful looks, the stories told often lead to nightmares. Photographer // Ben Duggan @duggangram Assistants // Geoffrey Glenister @geoffrey_austinDarren Bertonneau @vastblue Video Director // William Sikora III @iamsikora Creative Direction // Michael Mann @michael.mann of @akixmann Fashion // Michael Mann & Tyler Mann (@michael.mann @tylerjacobmusic @akixmann ) Hair // Tina Greene @tina.greene Make Up Artist // Nimai Marsden @makeupbynimai
The Muppets took over The Hollywood Bowl in a live variety show and Fluffy Friends’ Ollie went to join in on the fun! Ollie walks through the crowds and meets new friends! This is just a glimpse of the show and how amazing it was to see in person! Special thanks to the Muppets for inspiring me in what I do! Special thanks to Joshua Redden on the camera.
Creating the visual for Brandy’s first new music in five years was no small step. AKIxMANN enlisted William Sikora to join up with their out of this world style to film an art film for the legendary Brandy that debuted in Schon Magazine. “They said they wanted something really edgy and slightly twisted, her style and looks on the shoot were ‘new’ Brandy, it was super fresh and different and I wanted to carry that over in the visual edit. It brought me back to my roots as an editing days when I first started editing digitally, I used to play with so many concepts and warped images. Brandy is beyond beautiful, to add that edgy/twisted vibe to it made her pop even more. I wanted to add a horror mood to it, speeding up shots, putting shots in reverse, mirror shots to give her that goddess look, it all
Disney XD has recently released a new TV series Polaris Primetime, that focuses on pure gaming fun and Sikora got in on the action on set. From 9pm to 3am Disney XD is DXP. Polaris Primetime itself is of the variety show genre: a regular rotation of special guests, short films, and video game related skits. And a lot of Blue Shell-triggered road rage between Jimmy Wong, fellow co-host Meghan ‘Strawburry17’ Camarena, and the show’s panel. “[Mario Kart 8] is a game we’ve actually played twice on the show,” said Wong. “Because it’s a great party game, it’s competitive, and it’s an awesome thing to watch with a bunch of people playing at the same time. You never know who’s going to win with that kind of games too, which is great.” Sikora and other creators are part of the cast who play games, film their own content, and so
Want to share your love and passion for your favorite artist with the world? We’re bringing some of the biggest names in music together with their most talented fans for a chance at a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration. Submit your best cover for the hit song the artist selects, and you could win a spot on Best.Cover.Ever., a new show from Executive Producer Ryan Seacrest, premiering exclusively on YouTube, where contestants compete for the opportunity to perform a special duet with a music superstar. We’re excited to announce we are a part of the casting and pre-production for the series as musicians around the world compete to create the best cover ever! “It’s been an amazing experience being able to work with acts such as Jason Derulo, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, The Backstreet Boys, Charlie Puth and Flo Rida, I never really imagined to be able to have all these names on