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TBC Comic One and Two

kijikinc December 9, 2019

The Beach Chronicles COMIC ONE and COMIC TWO are now available at Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio in North Miami!

Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio
12949 Biscayne Blvd
North Miami, Fl, 33181

 

The Beach Chronicles COMIC ONE and COMIC TWO are now available at SWEAT Records in North Miami!

SWEAT Records 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

 

Check out the new video of Jared Dylan featuring animation and visuals created by KijiK! It’s a collaboration with our project The Beach Chronicles and it’is blowing up just like the explosions in the video, over 100,000 views in a week!

Check it out below and see more about The Beach Chronicles at thebeachchronicles.com

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Nashville Tattoos

kijikinc December 9, 2019
Here’s some pics from a show we’ve been developing in Nashville. Tattoos (yes that’s Miley Cyrus getting a tattoo), a farm, cars, boats, motorcycles, so much fun!
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Meet Kijik

kijikinc December 9, 2019

Meet KijiK President/CEO Kevin Sharpley during his Art Residency at The Betsy Hotel.

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Updates

kijikinc December 9, 2019
One of the best interviews we’ve had. With Academy Awawrd winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney. Look for the interview here coming soon.

 

Here’s a three clip sampler from the animated short film version of our project The Beach Chronicles. This one features voice over from the amazing actor Jimmy Jean Louis of TNT’s hit show CLAWS and one of our favorite actors Tommy Flanagan from Gaurdians of the Galaxy two and Sons of Anarchy in studio doing his thing!

 

We did this is for our client C. Brian Hart Insurance. Cash Hartman struts with the best of them, Geico lizard, Progressive box, watch out!

 

A piece we did for the Astrella fashion line featuring Tommy Flanagan, Rami Jaffee of The Foo Fighters, super producer Ran Pink, Astrella and a surprise special guest.

 

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Rolling Out!

kijikinc December 9, 2019

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Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders

Kevin Sharpley says expose yourself to as much as you can

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Photo by Prescott McDonald

Kevin Sharpley is the president and CEO of Kijik Multimedia Inc., a full-service production company with specialties in integrated, branded and convergent media and development of in-house projects. He is also executive director of CineVisun TransMedia, a nonprofit organization that supports the independent film, media and entertainment industry. His range of work includes films, television, documentary, commercial, music video, multi-media and event video production. In addition, he is an actor and well-respected artist, having shown and performed his work in many exhibitions and shows throughout South Florida.

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How do you utilize your knowledge to benefit and inspire others?

My company has many projects that are social in nature, that have outreach and visibility and inclusion built in. Projects such as documentaries on Haiti — one of my favorite countries in the world — and what has transpired there, artists and some of their struggles and triumphs, an animated piece we did that was narrated by the great director David Lynch for his foundation which outreaches to many underserved populations, even one of our bigger projects “The Beach Chronicles” that has a comic book, podcast, live action [and] animated components and feels like a more commercial project is actually about marginalized populations and deals with issues such as veterans [with] PTSD, homelessness, alcoholism, the foster care system and many issues that face the world. It’s my hope that in producing these types of stories, that they can affect others.

I also teach for a school in California that sends curriculum to my students, I go over that with them and they come and work with my company. This is extremely enriching, as many of my students have and continue to work with me. In addition, I do a lot of outreach; I chaired the film and entertainment board for Miami Dade County for four years, I serve on many other boards, committees, mentor and community work, do speaking engagements and volunteer work, so that’s a more direct way I try to do my part. I’m a big believer in “each one, teach one.”

Name two iconic humans that have inspired you or currently inspire you. Why?

My grandfather — he obtained his Ph.D. in a time when it was challenging at best for a person of color to obtain that educational achievement, he was self-actualized having achieved his dream of becoming a bishop in Michigan over 77 churches and built a multimillion-dollar church that continues to serve the community over profit to this day, and most importantly he raised 10 children with a focus on family and love which has permeated itself as a central theme in the extended family of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

Martin Luther King Jr. — his was a life of sacrifice, of love and determination against all odds. He was the head of a movement that involved thousands, but his voice connected and united the cause and helped to create a wave that resonates to this day.

Please share the evolution of your brand and purpose. 

I started my company in 2000 as a multimedia company that served three purposes — to create storytelling experiences for clients, and for the company with in-house projects across a spectrum of entertainment; film, television, animation, web and more. There was no mobile outreach then, but what I knew was that media would be consolidated and that there would be a device that would encapsulate that consolidation and that there would be a screen you could hang up on your wall to beam your media from that device (just ask the University of Miami Vice Dean of the School of Business at the time, I pitched it to one of his classes there while I was a student and it didn’t go so well with the students in the class back then). So really, I designed my company in a way that actually works best in today’s environment.

There are two sides of my company; branding and entertainment, with multi-media storytelling as a centerpiece. There was really no term “branding” back then, but that’s essentially what my company does. We do all of the regular branding things; figuring out a client’s representation in the marketplace, then logo, web, social, SEO, any video (branded film, documentary, commercial etc.), we put on and cover events, collateral material (posters, hats, flyers), industrial design, anything our clients need to tell their story really. We’ve had and have had clients across the strata, U.S. Air Force, Bacardi, clothing company’s, insurance, nonprofits, musicians, individuals and more.

How do you build your network for success? 

Expose yourself to as much as you can, I’ve lived in many places, Detroit, Chicago, Miami, Kentucky, Atlanta, Italy, Africa, New York and have traveled a lot, California, Tennessee, Barbados, Nicaragua, more, and in my travels met a lot of people. I’ve always tried to get out as much as I can, which has not been the easiest thing for me, I’m naturally an introverted person. But in my experience, if you don’t get out, you can’t meet people that can help to take you where you want to go as you can help others, whether socially, technically, professionally or otherwise.

Learn as much as you can from your experiences, that knowledge can help when you’re moving from circle to circle. And learn as much as you can educationally, whether that’s learning from others, school, books, articles, research, whatever way you can that works for you, soak it up.

What advice would you give to young men about dealing with their emotions?

Talk about your problems, don’t keep it inside. Seek advice. If you don’t have someone you trust to talk to, reach out to someone that you think might listen that you feel is a good person, you might be surprised that there are many that want to help. There is no shame in asking for help.

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Screen Heat Miami | Updates

kijikinc November 16, 2019

The Screen Heat Miami podcast is cranking! Check out some of the interviews we’ve done so far and check out the podcast at ScreenHeatMiami.com!

-Screen Heat hosts Jose Luis Martinez and KijiK President Kevin Sharpley

– Actor/producer Jimmy Jean-louis (#CLAWS#Heroes /#HeroesReborn#Joy#Rattlesnakes)

-Matthew Stein- Senior Vice President of scripted television and film for Live Nation Entertainment (who just had a big hit with their first film #AStarIsBorn)

-Interview with writer Ethan Banville ( iCarly, Drake & Josh and My Babysitter’s A Vampire)

– MMFM panel featuring Screen Heat interviewee Emmy Award winner Carlos Rafael Rivera, sound designer Justin Trieger who did the theme music for Screen Heat Miami and actor/producer Jimmy Jean-Louis.

-Kevin Sharpley with podcast 3 interviewee legendary 7-time #Emmy nominated writer Karen Hall who wrote the most watched television episode of all time, the finale of the show M.A.S.H. and everything from Hill Street Blues to The Good Wife and South Florida’s own The Glades.

-Kevin Sharpley with podcast 2 interviewee Oscar winning producer Paul Brett, (The King’s Speech, Chef, Dances With Wolves, Wolf Hall)

-Kevin Sharpley with podcast 1 interviewee CEO of Film London and the British Film Commision Adrian Wooton.

-Kevin Sharpley with Screen Heat co-host @jlmartinez17 (top pic anchor) and @julzvelazquez (middle front-bottom)+podcast assistant @joffre26 (middle-bottom) of KijiKmultimedia.

-Interview with Carlos Rafael Rivera who won an Emmy for musical composition for the limited series Godless on Netflix

more at:
ScreenHeatMiami.com

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TBC | Update

kijikinc November 16, 2019

Here’s a hit below from The Beach Chronicles Comic Two: Dirk Jenson, Lamiche, and Red Dragon rip it up on the way to madness!

The Beach Chronicles COMIC ONE and TWO are now available in 4 locations!

Tacos and Tattoos 11790 SW 104th St. Miami, FL 33186

Nue Studio in North Miami 4500 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127

Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio 12949 Biscayne Blvd North Miami, Fl, 33181

SWEAT Records 5505 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33137

more info at thebeachchronicles.com

kijikinc November 16, 2019

Avengers Endgame is a rollercoaster ride! You certainly don’t want to miss it.

Here’s a look at the time we were in Haiti with Thanos of Avengers Infinity Wars and Endgame (a.k.a. Cable and Josh Brolin), CLAWS/Heroes actor Jimmy Jean Louis and NCIS actress Maria Bello.

Screen Heat Miami

kijikinc November 16, 2019
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KijiK is sponsoring a podcast, Screen Heat Miami! Each week Screen Heat Miami covers the latest trends in the film, tv, and the entertainment industry, including interviews with global and local industry leaders, all told from a “Miami” point of view. This photo is from episode two hosted by KijiK President Kevin Sharpley (top right) and veteran producer JL Martinez. Also in the photo are podcast two featured guests Matthew Stein who is the Senior Vice President of scripted television and film for Live Nation Entertainment (they just had a big hit with their first film #AStarIsBorn) and actor/producer Jimmy Jean-louis (#CLAWS, Heroes, Joy, Rattlesnakes). Next week is Oscar winning producer Paul Brett.New episodes will drop every Thursday so stay tuned and in touch at: ScreenHeatMiami.com

TBC | Updates

kijikinc November 16, 2019

Here’s a sample from the latest on our project The Beach Chronicles.

Custom bike, custom piece, Dirk will do whatever it takes to find you. There’s no way around it.