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The universe is folding in on itself, and I know nothing about anything...

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Ramzi Abed
5 March 1973
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Ramzi Abed is the owner of "Bloodshot Pictures" and founding member of the electronic group, Elektracity. Mr. Abed creates films that focus on dying and transcending the physical world. Each of his films often features characters when they are sleeping. He's into lo-fi greatness, creating such grainy, abstract films as his newest feature-length, entitled "Clay Fields" (premiered at the 2003 Dallas Video Festival), which has been compared to the works of David Lynch and Bill Viola. He also joined up with Lloyd Kaufman (of "The Toxic Avenger" and Troma fame), Mark Borchardt (of "American Movie" fame), and sexy Masuimi Max ( of www.iamtrouble.com ) to create his award-winning 16mm short film, "The Tunnel", which has screened as an Official Selection of over 40 international film festivals.

He recently finished the multiformat feature film film entitled, "The Devil's Muse" , which is based on the last days of the Black Dahlia.

Neal Fredericks (Director of Photography from "The Blair Witch Project" and "Abominable")planned and DP'ed the film (Neal passed away in August 2004, well before the film could be completed. We miss you Neal. The film is dedicated to you), with Josh Orlando and Mark Mervis ("Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss", "Amy's Orgasm")serving as the present Directors Of Photography (in 2005), John Neff ("Mulholland Drive") is chief Sound Designer and Mixer on the film, with legendary club kid fashion designer, Freddie Rojas
( www.rojasonline.com ) having served as the incredible Costume Designer on the film. Nina Tahash did additional stylist and wardrobe work and artistry on the film as well. Original paintings and artwork in the film included the amazing and wonderful works of Peggy Reavey. ( http://www.peggyreavey.com )

The principal composer of music on the film was David J ( of Bauhaus, Love & Rockets fame). Among those who contributed original music to the soundtrack are Djam Karet, Ego Plum, Dame Darcy, Abby Travis, Dub Gabriel, Count Smokula, Red Martian, Jill Tracy, My Ruin, The LVRS, and Nora Keyes (of The Centimeters). Some of the notables acting in the film include Kristen Kerr ("Inland Empire", "Flight of The Living Dead", "The I Scream Man") ,Trent Haaga, Sarah Scott ("Finishing The Game", "Arrested Development"), Gidget Gein (of Marilyn Manson), Julie Strain, Lizzy Strain, Dame Darcy, Masuimi Max, Mark Borchardt, Courtney Cruz, Caveh Zahedi, Lenora Claire, Lloyd Kaufman, Robert Williams (founder of Juxtapoz Magazine), Lenora Claire, Cinque Lee ("School Daze", "Mystery Train", "Coffee & Cigarettes"), Charles Schneider ("Zodiac", "Ghost World"), Jade Starr, and numerous other icons of underground film, art, and transgressive or LA (sub)culture..

"THE DEVIL'S MUSE" was released on Sep. 30th 2008 by maverick arthouse label, Halo 8 Entertainment.

It can be purchased at all online retail outlets including Amazon, BestBuy, Barnes & Noble, Virgin, Tower, Deep Discount, and many others. It is also available for rental through Netflix, Blockbuster, and many independent video rental stores across the country (including Burning Paradise and Scarecrow Video). It is also available for purchase in many stores across the USA, including Virgin, Hastings, Amoeba Records, and Jay And Silent Bob's.

Get it while you can!

Graduated Greenhill School, Class of 1991
Graduated Pitzer College, Class Of 1995
*Still studying with the Martians, Class of 9777

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You can also experience the surreal (and VERY OLD) long promo teaser (edited and scored by the talented Ken Cravens) for Ramzi Abed's newest feature film (To be released through Halo 8 Entertainment, September 2009), "In A Spiral State".

Watch it here:


"In A Spiral State" (a new film directed by Ramzi Abed):

Ramzi Abed is also listed at http://www.imdb.com.

Ramzi Abed and his wife Amanda were married on October 31st, 2004 in Dallas, Texas.

"What is essential is invisible to the eye." -Antoine De Saint-Exupery, "Le Petit Prince" (The Little Prince)

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