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Promotional Work for Speakeasy Theatre

It’s been a little quiet on the blog here but I’m gonna try an catch up with some work over the next little while. First I want to share a promotional series I photographed for Speakeasy Theatres sold old show The Shipment directed by Kayvon Khoshkam and Omari Newton.

Featuring: Chris Francisque, Kiomi Pyke, Adrian Neblett, Andrew Creightney and Omari Newton

 

The New York Times says “Cultural images of black America are tweaked, pulled and twisted like Silly Putty in “The Shipment,” a subversive, seriously funny new theater piece”. Theatre Mania calls The Shipment “An insightful piece about black identity politics that is daring, provocative, and very, very funny.”

Biting satire at its very best, The Shipment is a subversive modern minstrel show about Black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media. Five Black actors play a roster of characters that reads like a bad b-list of Black iconography: Video Ho, Crackhead John, Bad Cop, Standup Comedian, Drug Dealer Mama, Grandma from Heaven, and Record Company Executive, to name just a few. The brazen mash-up of these stereotypes with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand all force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.

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Andrew Creightney - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Andrew Creightney – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Omari Newton - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Omari Newton – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Kiomi Pyke - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Kiomi Pyke – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Chris Francisque - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Chris Francisque – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

Adrian Neblett - The Shipment - Speakeasy Theatre - Promotional Photography

Adrian Neblett – The Shipment – Speakeasy Theatre – Promotional Photography

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Cop & A Half 2 – KeyArt – Universal Pictures

Photographed the key art for Universal Pictures Cop And A Half: New Recruit, it was a fun day working with the legendary Lou Diamond Phillips and the up-and-coming star Lulu Wilson. New Recruit is a sequel to the 1993 Cop and a Half with Burt Reynolds and Ruby Dee.

Grizzled veteran detective Mark Simmons (Lou Diamond Phillips) can’t seem to catch the “Badge Bandit” – the city’s serial prankster who’s causing mischief and embarrassing the police. Karina Foley (Lulu Wilson) is a spunky 12-year-old who dreams of being a cop. She stumbles on Simmons’ stakeout where she proves she’s got serious detective skills and tech-savvy smarts. While Simmons wants to ignore Karina, the police captain does the unthinkable and teams them up. While on their mission to stop the “Badge Bandit,” the unlikely duo goes on a hilarious, action-filled adventure!

As always it was a pleasure working alongside the local film folks. We shot the gallery out in Maple Ridge at The Ridge Studios.

Cop & A Half: New Recruit, Keyart, Universal Home Entertainment

Cop & A Half: New Recruit, Keyart, Universal Home Entertainment

 

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Bigger Fatter Liar – KeyArt – Universal Pictures

Had the pleasure of photographing the movie poster for Universal Picture Entertainments “Bigger Fatter Liar” by Ron Oliver with Jodelle Ferland,  Barry Bostwick and Ricky Garcia. It’s the sequel to the 2002 hit “Big Fat Liar” starring Frankie Muniz and Paul Giamatti. We were lucky to get to shoot the gallery at The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver, Canada.

Kevin Shepard is a tech-savvy young genius who uses his intelligence to slack off. When greedy video game executive Larry Wolf gets a hold of his ideas for a video game, Kevin and his best friend Becca set off for San Francisco to make Wolf’s life miserable through a series of pranks. – IMDB

Bigger Fatter Liar - Key Art - Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Bigger Fatter Liar – Key Art – Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly – Key Art – Universal Studios

A movie poster I photographed for Universal Studios “Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House” by R.L. Stine. We shot it on set in Langley outside Vancouver, Canada. As always it was pleasure working alongside BC’s local motion picture crew.

Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House is a 2016 horror comedy fantasy film directed by Ron Oliver and the sequel to Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (2014). The film is based on the third book of the same name by R. L. Stine and the third installment of the Mostly Ghostly film series.

– Wikipidea

Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House, Key Art, Universal Studios. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House, Key Art, Universal Studios. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

The motion picture features  Corey Fogelmanis as Max Doyle, Sophie Reynolds as Cammie Cahill, Blake Michael as Nicky Roland, Olivia Ryan Stern as Tara Roland, Jamie Kennedy as Simon and Danny Trejo as Mr. Morgo.

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Kindergarten Cop 2 – Key Art – Universal Pictures

I had the pleasure of photographing the Kindergarten Cop 2  gallery shoot for Universal Pictures. It’s the sequel to the 1990 comedy film Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger. It’s directed by Don Michael Paul and starring Dolph Lundgren and Bill Bellamy.

Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school’s liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.

via imdb

Kindergarten Cop 2, Key Art, Dolph Lundgren, Bill Bellamy. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Kindergarten Cop 2, Key Art, Dolph Lundgren, Bill Bellamy. Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

 

Its was a fun shoot with lots of kids(obviously) and included a bit of the good old Scandinavian rivalry between myself(being Danish) and the Swedish Mr. Lundgren.

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Monsterville – Key Art – Universal Pictures

I’m happy to share this movie poster I photographed last year for Universal Pictures “Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls” by R.L. Stine. We shot it on set in Walnut Grove outside Vancouver, Canada. As always it was pleasure working alongside BC’s local film crew.

R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls is a 2015 American Comedy TV film directed by Peter DeLuise. The film stars Dove CameronBraeden LemastersKatherine McNamaraCasey Dubois and Tiffany Espensen, and is about a group of teenage friends that must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town. It also stars Ryan McCartan and Andrew Kavadas.

           –Wikipedia

Enjoy! (…and keep an eye out as I have a few more movie posters and key art pieces to share later this year)

Monsterville, Universal Pictures Movie Poster, Entertainment Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Monsterville, Universal Pictures Movie Poster, Entertainment Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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New Work – Something Fishy

Finally got around to share some new work, the piece is called Something Fishy and it’s an addition to my ongoing series of conceptual portraits. The image is featuring the great and talented Nancy von Euw and a slightly less cooperative member of the cephalopods family… Hope you enjoy.

Something Fishy - Conceptual Portrait Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

Something Fishy – Conceptual Portrait Photography by Jens Kristian Balle

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One Eyeland Awards – Bronze – Professional Fine Art Still Life

My Temptations series just won Bronze at the One Eyeland Photography Awards in the Professional Fine Art Still Life category.. Yay!

Last year this image won at the awards as well.

Make sure you stay tuned as I got some more exciting news and work to share soon.

// Jens

One Eyeland Photography Awards - Bronze - Professional Fine Art Still Life - Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

One Eyeland Photography Awards – Bronze – Professional Fine Art Still Life – Temptations by Jens Kristian Balle

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