About Cigarette Burn Pictures
"I want to make a movie...If I wrote a script, would you produce it?"
Those words got the ball rolling when Monty Velasquez and Rob Walker began shooting their first film The Dance in Steamboat, Colorado in the summer of 2004. After a short time editing their footage Steve Giuliano hopped on board by filming his own movie Cul De Sac and co-directing reshoots for The Dance in winter 2004. Since that time Cigarette Burn Pictures has grown; putting together a short film screening called Look At Our Shorts for three consecutive years, participating in the 2007 48 Hour Film Project Denver as well as commercial contests and even trying their hand at videography. Since CBP's inception, the trio have produced several shorts and continue to pump out new work every year.
The Future is Now
2011 is shaping up to be a wonderful year for CBP. Having previously attended The Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival, screening Son of a Beach (An Official Selection). They now screen their films regularly at The Lyric Cinema Cafe as a part of the theater's Byllyngsgate Ball. This year, they will screen I Studied Shakespeare... at PFAF as another official selection of the festival. Cigarette Burn Pictures is also currently in preproduction for two short films in collaboration with The University of Northern Colorado School of Theatre Arts and Dance.
Rob Walkerhas been interested in storytelling since he we was a child. "My family would just sit around and tell stories to each other. Comedic, dramatic, all kinds. I grew up with a sense that stories are very important" He eventually attended the University of Northern Colorado for Theatre, with a double major in Acting and Theatre Education as well as a minor in Film Studies. He graduated in 2005. In his free time he fights crime, raises coconut crabs and paints pictures of people with animal heads. He lives in a stately manor with his wife, Denise and their two cats Ozma & Buckaroo.
Monty Velasquezwon't give us his bio, forcing our hand, and making us use the band bio generator to get it. Originally formed in the Daily Grind coffee house in Hayden, Monty broke into the folk scene in 1982 with their debut album, Cigarette Burn Pictures. The band's latest album, The Armadillo, fuses Velasquez's breathtaking whispers and hums with delicate orchestral accompaniments to generate undeniably gorgeous compositions. With standout tracks like "No Place I'd Rather Be," the music of Monty appeals to folk fans and non-folk fans alike.
Steve Giuliano (Collaborator)is a Colorado native, currently living in the college/cow town of Greeley. He's an avid movie watcher, comic book and graphic novel reader, filmmaker, cartoonist, animator, amatuer makeup artist, fairy tale enthusiast, semi-coherent writer, even less coherent poet, and professional roustabout. He currently lives with his girlfriend, Wendy, and a little snowman named Frosty who hits him up for money everyday. He also enjoys writing about himself in the third person.