Quixote Verde Studio rolls its way into Boston!
The Quixote Verde launch party started in the early eve at the ‘one stop shop’ for photography, television and feature films, Quixote (Q) Studios Boston. The sky was still gray and the pave wet, but that didn’t stop anyone from missing the chance to see the fresh face luxury motor home that just rolled into town.
The hot wheels were sparkling in park as “The Barbie At-The Q” was in drive gazing at the most stylish star. Maybe it was its sleek white exterior that made us slow down or its green physique that turned our heads but the leading three black steps to the spacious on-site production studio got our hearts racing.
As traffic checked into the savvy Eco-friendly Hollywood air. Everyone was overheating. Verde was still glowing from its first job for a German Fashion Catalog.
The fresh pumped bio-diesel engine stayed hydrated as we were thirsty for more. Its white couch was hip and comfy, and the twirling stylist chair vamped with a calm red decor was much desired for talent and crew. The streaming video at the Icoach remote studio had the traffic at a halt, entertaining them with humorous Adidas ping pong plus web logs. Verde sets the bar for the future of on-site production here in New England. The ride is rumored to be smooth and diesel.
The Barbie At-The-Q was buzzing too. The smell of BBQ lingered and locally brewed Sam Adams and Harpoon Summer were tapped. The industry-minded mingled, beer pong was seeing some heat, and even BARBIE (doll) had a short pink dress on.
Shin-diggers were also invited to tour the LA based 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art Quixote Studios Boston. Q Studio is yet a year old and has been Booming and Ted’ing it up this Summer. With two fully operational sound stages complete with lighting, on-site grip, expendables plus each outlet is featured with a wardrobe and make-up rooms, production offices and limitless networking. It’s pretty hard to resist.
As the party was in action, we got to roll with the LA state of mind CEO, Mikel Elliot and crew for a few quick questions. “Verde was on its Maiden Voyage to Boston,” Elliot tells us. “We have two of them that split time between NYC and now Boston. All the materials in the vehicle are reused, recycled or reclaimed without sacrificing style or functionality,” Elliot adds. East Coast shakedown, successful!
“I love that we don’t take ourselves so seriously yet we build the best frickin’ studios and production equipment around,” the energized CEO Elliot tells us. “We came to Boston because of the film tax credits and to service the regional demand for advertising content”.
The UCLA Alum has even more ties to Boston than the red Brighton, MA New Balance manufactured PF Flyers he was sporting. For a couple of years, Mikel kicked it in the modish Back Bay as an Area Sales Manager for International Computers Limited (ICL). Let’s just say Boston got to his frame. “Dining in the North End, partying in the Cape, hanging at Matty’s in Gloucester,” are just a few of his favorite Massachusetts gigs. Oh and “he digs the Red Sox and Patriots”.
As pongs bounced it was time for the star of the show to get some rest. Verde had only been in the Bay State for less than 24 hours and was already booked for a shoot with an American Tourister luggage print campaign the next morning. The luxury home was spotted flying into Logan Airport with clear skies and looking very grounded.
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Check out the slide show of HEC’s Mary Pierce and Andrea Palli having some Verde fun! Thanks again Q Studio.