GOOD OL’ FREDA on Netflix

Tell Me What to Watch, Please!

Caught up in the orgy of news surrounding the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first US visit?  Celebrate with a documentary on Netflix as unassuming as its subject, Freda Kelly.  Good ol’ Freda was a shy teenage fan who discovered The

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Tell Me What to Watch, Please!

Dear Zachary: An Unforgettable True Story Dear Zachary is a documentary that understands how to tell a story, how to stir your outrage and, ultimately, how to break your heart. Without resorting to cheap tricks or sentimental manipulation, “Dear Zachary” leads

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British Retailer TOPMAN Brings Fun And Stylish Men’s Fashion To Chicago

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When it comes to color, drama and excitement, men’s fashion generally takes a back seat to women’s, especially at lower price points and among mass market merchandisers. The entry of British fashion retailer, Topman, to the Chicago market offers a fresh

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The Hero’s Journey: Light Within Shadow


Illustrated by Gustave Dore Part 2 in a 3-Part Series The Hero’s Journey deeply resonates with audiences. In real life — and in the way we interpret our lives metaphorically and spiritually — we turn to this pattern again and again.

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The Hero’s Journey

Behold the Tree that Bears the Golden Apples of Immortality

  Part 1 of a Three-Part Series: “Finding Creative Inspiration”   The Power of Stories Hesperidian Productions takes its creative inspiration from an appreciation of the beauty and power of story.  Story embodies everything that makes us human: our ability to

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Styling “First Date”:

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How We Chose the Looks . . . And How You Can, Too! Deciding what to wear on a first date can be intimidating, even when the occasion calls for a casual look.  In “First Date,” Episode #4 of Hesperidian Fashion:

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Tips About Casting from Hesperidian


Part 2 in a Continuing Series: Auditioning for Hesperidian Productions Looking for talented actors for Hesperidian Productions’ film projects is both exciting and challenging.  We cast our net widely and carefully review all the submissions that come our way. After spending

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Tips from Our Film Director, Kyle Thomas

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Part 1 in a Continuing Series: Auditioning for Hesperidian Productions -by Kyle Thomas, President and Director of the Film Department of Hesperidian Productions Actors, we love you! Since Hesperidian Productions’ inception, we’ve worked with extremely talented actors. As we begin to

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Selene and the Power of the Femme Fatale


Mata Hari! Marlene Dietrich! Lauren Bacall! Ava Gardener! Rita Hayworth! When I think of these powerful femme fatales I am seized by visions of their luscious beauty, sexual prowess, and hypnotic power over every man who dared to gaze at them.

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“Stiletto” Director’s Statement


Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.  As a concept, justice offers hope of restitution, of healing wounds and righting wrongs;  when applied to actual cases, it often seems to fall short — particularly when politics, religion and

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