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Journey to Italy : 20th anniversary

“JOURNEY TO ITALY” turns 20. Yes, we were in production these very days 20 years ago!
“In 1997, Men of Odyssey made me an offer I could not refuse — helming a movie in my own country. The end result, Journey to Italy was nothing short of a disaster, despite its lofty budget. But it taught me a lot. I think of it as my hardcore boot camp.” (YNOT interview).

“We rented two Betacam SP cameras in Milan and converted the PAL originals into NTSC dubs here in Los Angeles. Imagine the dozens of bulky Betacam SP tapes and the hundreds of film rolls going through customs. Imagine the costs of renting video equipment in Milan, converting the tapes into a different system and of developing film.” (XBiz interview)

“His ‘Journey’, however, was the first gay porn to take a shot at non-linear editing”, continues XBiz. “It was cut on a gigantic Avid Media Composer — using the same post-production house and same editor (both expensive) Kazan had used for a mainstream feature a year earlier”.

Below the press kit Men of Odyssey sent out (to look like Derek Cameron’s own photobook… nice touch) and the Derek Cameron interview in Italian monthly “ADAM” (“Piu’ bello di cosi’ “)

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Grabbys 2017

The nominations are out for this year’s Grabbys Awards. Congrats to all nominees: Ettore Tosi, Best Director; Darius Ferdynand and Denis Vega, Hottest Rimming and Best Duo. Humbled by the nominations for Best Video (STRANGERS AND LOVERS) , Fan Favorite Movie (THE SPANISH CONNEXXXION) and Best Video Company Site. Good luck to all on May 27th


Best of 2016

Best episode: ROBBIE and ETTORE. You know real chemistry when you see it: this one between resident director Ettore Tosi and up-and-comer Robbie Rojo is… electric.

Best casting/newcomer: 21 year old jock MARCO. He’s hung, he loves the camera and the camera sure loves him.  Join us at LucasKazan, before our sale ends, and save 30%

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Assistant for a Day | the 2016 edition

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In 2014, two lucky winners, one from the UK, the other from Italy were flown to the set in Sicily. Not just as spectators, but as firsthand participants. This Fall, we’re doing it all again: subscribe to LucasKazan before September 30th and you’ll be automatically entered into the 2016 sweepstake: two winners will be flown to Milano/Italy and will join the cast/crew for two nights in late October –all expenses paid. What goes on on the set? What really happens between takes?  Join us at LucasKazan and win a chance (2 chances) to find out…