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BBG with Buck Henry (screenwriter of The Graduate)
With Matthew Broderick on set of The Last Shot

Gorillas and Alec Baldwin - The Last Shot

Go with Le Flo Premiere in Los Angeles, L-R with Luisa Wietzorek, Robyn, Michael, Roberta Bianchini,
Jed Mills (from Lose with English), and "Young Florian" in Le Flo, Edward Beglan O'Connell

Looking Happy in Freezing Switzerland

On Stage at Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin. (McKinley Black's Troubadour Contest)

 

Bright Blue Gorilla is
Robyn Rosenkrantz and Michael Glover, world-traveling musicians & filmmakers from Los Angeles.

Bright Blue Gorilla was born in 1990, when Robyn & Michael quit their L.A. jobs, sold everything they had (except their guitars), and bought one-way tickets to Amsterdam. (It was the cheapest ticket - $199 one-way!) BBG played in streets, cafes, concert halls, and worked their way up the artistic ladder. They began recording & distributing CDs, and touring worldwide. In 2005 they began writing-directing-producing feature films. How does all this add up? BBG has made 6 feature films, 12 CDs and over 4000 live performances!

Now it's 2017 and Bright Blue Gorilla is on tour in USA & Europe for the release of Mr. Rudolpho's Jubilee! BBG is touring with Rudolpho in the U.S. this summer, and in Europe in fall. Australia/New Zealand is planned for early 2018. (After Australia, it's time to shoot the next film - feature film #7!)


MOVIES

Every Bright Blue Gorilla movie is a labor of love. You can get a sense of the the fun & supportive atmosphere at BBG shoots in the "making of" videos found in the end-credits of all their films. The cast and crew put a lot of creative energy into the projects - and they have a great time doing it. Michael writes, directs & edits, and Robyn produces. (By the way, if you'd like to help BBG make their uplifting films, please donate to the BBG Film Fund
, or email if you'd like to help with one of the productions.)

BBG started making movies after they got a Hollywood break: appearing in the Alec Baldwin film, The Last Shot. (During this time Michael was working as dailies editor for the MTV show, The Osbournes - where he learned to edit.) During The Last Shot, inspiration struck and Michael wrote the screenplay for their 1st film, Sister Sarah's Sky. Script in hand, Robyn and Michael decided to take their paycheck from "The Last Shot", buy a movie camera, and shoot their debut feature. (FULL FILMOGRAPHY BELOW.)


MUSIC
Bright Blue Gorilla has released 12 CDs in various countries & configurations. Here are the TOP SEVEN! Aside from CDs and live in concert, BBG has a lot of music in films & TV. Of course you'll find BBG music in all the BBG movies. BBG songs are also in other film & TV shows like Dawson's Creek, The Last Shot, Plain Jane, 100 Girls, and Freaky Links. Nokia also used BBG music in one of their commercials. (The commercial inspired the BBG song: "Raymond talks to the dead on his Nokia...")

What can you expect at a Bright Blue Gorilla show? Beautiful vocal harmonies, lots of laughs, songs to inspire the soul, stories and comedy improvisation. BBG uses acoustic guitars, mini guitar, bongos, mystical drum, harmonium, tablas, harmonica, flute, and any strange instrument they can get their hands on!

WORKSHOPS
BBG loves to "give back" by teaching workshops at film and music schools. They enjoy sharing the knowledge & experience they've gained from all those years of living successfully as independent artists. The reaction to the workshops has been very rewarding.

VO
Aside from Writing/Directing and Music, Michael is an accomplished voice actor. Check out his voiceover work here.

BBG FILMOGRAPHY:


MR. RUDOLPHO'S JUBILEE
Emmy winner Christiane Paul joins Francesco Mazzini and a strong ensemble cast in Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee. Mr. Rudolpho is an Italian fashion designer: Rich, famous, and depressed. Surrounded by luxury, monitored 24/7 by a security team, hated by the CEO of Rudolpho Inc., he’s a prisoner of success. Rudolpho’s been sketching something in his moleskin book for months, but nobody knows what it is. Turns out he’s making plans for suicide. Good timing, because the CEO is planning to bump him off. Rudolpho heads to Berlin for Fashion Week to end it all, with the killers not far behind. But, this being a Bright Blue Gorilla film, things don’t always go as planned... He’s thrown in with some off-the-grid artists - the Boheems - who have no idea who he is. Thinking he’s destitute, they invite him to stay. Meanwhile, cops, killers, reporters, and Interpol all search for him. Rudolpho, happy in his hide-out, is hanging with the Boheems - and maybe falling for one of them... MRJ is a surreal comedy romance, told by two “Musical Angels”, aka Bright Blue Gorilla as the Greek Chorus. Part screwball comedy, part hippie musical, with a pinch of cop-show thrown in for flavor, Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee deliciously mixes up form and mashes up genre. RUDOLPHO TRAILER

BBG shot Mr. Rudolpho's Jubilee in Berlin and Italy - hot off the heels of their trip to the Beijing International Film Festival in support of Go with Le Flo. Go with Le Flo was featured at the festival.

GO WITH LE FLO
Go With Le Flo is a romantic comedy in German and French (with English subtitles), shot in Berlin. Go with Le Flo is an international labor of love with cast & crew from 20 different countries. It stars Denis Aubert, Marina Senkel, and some fresh new faces, many from the legendary Bertolt Brecht theater: Berliner Ensemble. It was if all Berlin conspired to get this movie made: Berlin designers gave their original clothing designs and Berlin businesses offered beautiful locations for filming. Go With Le Flo is a charming story about finding true love and taking chances. GO WITH LE FLO TRAILER

THE CULT CLASSICS - BBG'S EARLY FILMS
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Lose With English Shot guerilla-style on the streets of Los Angeles. The story of English Jones, former TV star, host of the exercise show "Lose With English". As the movie begins we find English down on his luck, hiding from the mob, dreaming of a comeback. Will he hit the big-time before the Italians hit him?

Karate Film Café. "90 minutes of love, death, music & bad food." On the corner of Hollywood & Vine is a DVD store with films nobody wants, a Cafe' with the world's worst cook, and a Karate studio which teaches very odd Karate. The interaction between these three shops - run by losers & misfits - is the basis for the story. For this film, BBG and an international crew built sets on a soundstage in L.A. The result is a surreal comedy with plenty of surprises.

The Mind of Henry Lime. Henry Lime sells security fences to the Beverly Hills elite. He once was a top salesman, but lately he can't sleep & has trouble remembering even the simplest things. What's the answer? Lazarine, the new wonder-drug from Mizer Pharmaceutical. It works like a charm - with a slight side-effect: Amanda, the invisible woman who won't go away. Henry Lime won the "Best Comedy Feature" award at the SMTV Film Festival in Bombay, and was an "Official Selection" of both the Arhus Film Festival in Denmark and the Portabello Festival in London. The End of The Pier Film Fest in the UK gave The Mind of Henry Lime a "Special Commendation" in the "Best Feature Film" category.

Sister Sarah's Sky. The story of a 14-year-old girl from a conservative family who rebels by secretly studying Marxism. She spends the summer with her Bohemian aunt, uncle, and their eccentric artist friends and gets a new perspective on life. The Orange County Register: "Although rated G, Sister Sarah's Sky delivers an artful and intelligent comedic look at everything from communism and capitalism to meditation and the music industry.The film also takes a surprisingly deep look at the forces that can divide and reunite families." SISTER SARAH'S SKY TRAILER

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