Get to know the short film: HOPE, 4min, Iceland, Experimental

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

Hope plakat kho lokaThe apocalypse is coming. A lonely and bitter nun seeks for help to let go of her past and finally be free. The lights go out. The lights are turned on. And suddenly there is a change.

  • Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson
    Director
  • Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson
    Writer
  • Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson
    Producer
  • Bryndís Haraldsdóttir
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Hope
  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    115 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iceland
  • Country of Filming:
    Iceland
  • Film Language:
    Icelandic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Bio: Camille Laloux

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

MUSIC Video Director of the NOVEMBER UNDER ASHES

Director Biography

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I studied cinematography and video production in a 2 years professional school and at cinema university in Paris and became convinced that video expression and creation was my passion in all the way that it offers.

Get to know the short film: NOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

November under ashes is a cri du coeur, a song, an hymn in which personal and national mournings are melted, a heartbeat of fear, of strength and an ode to life. Under the ashes of a dear person and of scores of innocent people killed in Paris attacks, on the 13th of November, a young woman retraces her subway route and thoughts details which leads her to see the death by singing the life.

  • Camille Laloux
    Director
  • Camille Laloux
    Writer
  • Neogene Music
    Producer
  • Zoé Simpson
    Key Cast
  • Zoé Simpson
    Music
  • Malcolm Crespin
    Music
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Novembre sous les cendres
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Film Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, H264, Canon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color

Director’s BIO: Mark Franz

Short Film Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

Director Biography

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Mark Franz is a designer, artist, and educator whose exhibitions and primary research projects involve the creation of interactive installations that reflect on issues of violence, dislocation, and other social constructions important in contemporary cultures. Recently this work has been exhibited as part of the PhxArtcade in conjunction with The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Art of Video Games presented by the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, AZ and at the Leuphana Centre for Digital Cultures in Luneburg, Germany. Franz’s secondary research involves creating custom hardware and software for audiovisual performance and installation, and references the art historical current of visual music commonly discussed as part of animation history. This work has been exhibited at Pixelerations at the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University in Providence, RI, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, IL and the Currents International New Media Festival in Santa Fe, NM. As the Chair of the Graphic Design area, in the School of Art + Design at Ohio University, Franz teaches courses in Graphic Design, New Media, Visual Systems, and Interaction Design.

Director Statement

My art is informed by two separate disciplines: Literature and Design. In regard to my research in Literature, it has been common for me to focus on 20th century American Literature, and its preoccupations with subculture, moral climate change, and political disenchantment. These ideas are prominent in my research and artwork, and it has become my pleasure to find unique ways to communicate these ideas visually. Poetry, as an excellent model for the non‐linear narrative, as well as its ability to concentrate imagery, is a primary source for inspiration in this regard. These ideas provide a strong foundation for pursuing further development in the design world.

My interest in design began primarily in the graphic arts as a chance to bring poetic imagery to life and was extended, as it became a possibility to reach a large audience through innovative design. The field of design has been plagued by its power in advertisement and its ability to be profitable. However, several artists throughout recent history have been successful at overcoming this obstacle and have been able to use design as a tool for communicating social responsibility. I strive to do the same. In the field of motion graphics in particular, motion design has been used extensively as a tool for storytelling and poetic expression. Inside these opportunities is where my art comes to fruition. It is often stated that people desire to hear the same stories told in different ways. While this may be too simplistic, it is true that there are a few themes in literary history that are often repeated, themes that resonate a uniquely human experience. My artwork works to capture these themes in a non‐linear fashion as a marriage of poetry and design. Often this proves to be a difficult endeavor, but it is this challenge that helps me stay passionate and diligent as an artist.

Get to know the short film: BODY WITHOUT ORGANS, 2min, USA, Experimental

Playing at the July 20th Experimental Film Festival

Directed by Mark Franz

“body without organs” is an experimental animation that explores the mystical singularity of the body in terms of its separate functioning parts. Philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari use this term to refer to the “cosmic egg” of life.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Director Statement

    My art is informed by two separate disciplines: Literature and Design. In regard to my research in Literature, it has been common for me to focus on 20th century American Literature, and its preoccupations with subculture, moral climate change, and political disenchantment. These ideas are prominent in my research and artwork, and it has become my pleasure to find unique ways to communicate these ideas visually. Poetry, as an excellent model for the non‐linear narrative, as well as its ability to concentrate imagery, is a primary source for inspiration in this regard. These ideas provide a strong foundation for pursuing further development in the design world.

    My interest in design began primarily in the graphic arts as a chance to bring poetic imagery to life and was extended, as it became a possibility to reach a large audience through innovative design. The field of design has been plagued by its power in advertisement and its ability to be profitable. However, several artists throughout recent history have been successful at overcoming this obstacle and have been able to use design as a tool for communicating social responsibility. I strive to do the same. In the field of motion graphics in particular, motion design has been used extensively as a tool for storytelling and poetic expression. Inside these opportunities is where my art comes to fruition. It is often stated that people desire to hear the same stories told in different ways. While this may be too simplistic, it is true that there are a few themes in literary history that are often repeated, themes that resonate a uniquely human experience. My artwork works to capture these themes in a non‐linear fashion as a marriage of poetry and design. Often this proves to be a difficult endeavor, but it is this challenge that helps me stay passionate and diligent as an artist.

Watch Music Video: SWITZERLAND, by Angie Violet Hawes

Angel’s original song and music video.
Angel is 16 years old
Follow Angel on Instagram angel_violet_hawes

Director Biography

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Angel Violet is a sixteen year old award winning film maker. She is a singer/song writer, actress, and story writer. Angel has been doing many wonderful workshops for acting and taking ongoing acting classes including learning different accents with Tony Alcantar, internationally renowned dialect coach.
She’s also an athlete that likes to train before school every day. Although she loves to do all these things, her true passion is making a music video to one of her songs that she wrote.

Director Statement

NO GREEN SCREEN USED IN THIS MUSIC VIDEO.

Project Links

Watch Experimental Short Film: :\Eclipsed – Directed by Nicole Baker

:\Eclipsed is the creation myth of an ancient civilization preserved on a degraded data-storage device discovered by archaeologists in a distant future.

Before the rise of humans, earth was inhabited by spirits. When two of these spirits join together, their union creates humanity. Driven out of their home by the growing population of man, the other spirits turn them into the Sun and the Moon and imprison them in the sky, cursed to never meet again except when there is an eclipse.

Director Biography

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Nicole Baker works in film, sculpture, and installation art. Her work has been screened internationally and she was recently the recipient of the Joe Couch Award in Experimentation at the North Portland Unknown Film Festival in Portland, OR.

Project Links

Watch Experimental Film: COOKING THE EARTH, by Michele D’Acosta

1 Chef – 1 Kitchen – 1 Climate Crime!

A recipe for disaster: a hope for change.

Cooking The Earth is a surreal animated and live action short film with the theme relating to our global responsibility to keep fossil fuels in the ground. Why is this a burning issue? We can emit 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting 2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide — five times the safe amount. Fossil fuel companies are planning to burn it all — unless we rise up to stop them.

Get Involved:
I am passionate about bringing the message of this film to a wider audience. SHARE Cooking The Earth on social media https://vimeo.com/184054329 with #ActOnClimate

Join the Fossil Free Divestment Movement at http://www.GoFossilFree.org

Join a global movement that’s inspiring the world to rise up against the crisis of climate change.
http://math.350.org/

We have less than 5 years to act on climate change or severely increase risk of human extinction.

For more information on Cooking The Earth
Contact: michele@icostamedia.com
Director/Animator/Editor: Michele D’Acosta
Writer/Producer/Copyright: eliza wyatt
Chef: Andy Boughtflower
Camera Operator: George Ravenscroft
Huw Evans: Sound Recordist
Music: Future of Forestry
Online: Christopher Gray

Director Biography

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Michele D’Acosta is a filmmaker and producer with 25+ years industry experience in broadcast television, animation, investigative journalism and feature documentary filmmaking in the US, UK, Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Russia. Passionate about making films to create positive social change.

Contact: michele@icostamedia.com

Director Statement

My early training as a dancer gave me the courage to investigate and discover that it is vital to curate the trail of footprints that encode one’s imprint upon Mother Earth.

The following years were immersed in transcribing what I felt to be messages from the past, present and future. It took several more years before my search for answers brought me to filmmaking, poetry and spiritual activism as catalysts for positive social change.

Through writing, film, photography, painting and humanitarian work with The Peace Project, I began to discover clues to link the scattered threads of my African Diaspora heritage and to weave together an identity using an artistic process similar to collage.

In recognition of this spiritual journey, one of the films I’m most proud of producing is BIGGIE AND TUPAC, chosen by SUPER SIZE ME filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock, as one of the 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Documentaries_to_See_Before_You_Die

Watch Music Video: Food To Ate, by Random Ran

his is a video for the song “Food To Ate”
off the upcoming album release “The Broke Leg EP.”
This track is old school nursery rhymes with a little modern twist.

feat. Michael “Baba” Raudenbush

Video, Illustration, and Animation
by Randy J. Huling
http://www.randomran.com
randomran.bandcamp.com

Watch Music Video: Delightful by Katie Garibaldi

“From a letter to a friend” documents a desperate need. Shot exclusively with a 500mm fixed telephoto lens, the film explores the simultaneous distance and closeness of interacting with another. The inevitable failures of communication, the impossibility of translation, and despite it all, our unceasing, absolute need for companionship. Language can only do so much. We have to do the everything else.


Directed by Anna Haas (www.redharefoto.com)
Director of Photography – Austin Boylen (www.austinboylen.com)
Edited by Austin Boylen and Anna Haas
Camera Assist – Nick Bailey
Hair and Makeup- Nissi Lee (www.nissileebeauty.com)
Josh Played by Ryan Watson
Extras: Alex Vaughan, Alana Griffith, Andre Collins, Becca Tremmel, Brian Joseph, Hai Anh Din, Kevin Ray Brost, Marissa Wheeler, Mikey See, Nissi Lee Bergman, Phil Lester, Rachel Pearl, Rob Hampton, Shannon Spencer, Stephen Watkins, Suzanna Thompson, Taryn Alese, Xerxes Sabb

Many thanks to the following locations in Nashville, Tennessee : Atmalogy, Book Man Book Woman, Pangaea, Rumours East, Tempered Cafe & Chocolate, FLWR Shop, Springwater Supper Club & Lounge, Julia and Natalie Sinclair.

Rooted Clarity featuring “Delightful” is out now!
iTunes: http://apple.co/1Xt3vx0
Bandcamp: http://katiegaribaldi.bandcamp.com/al…
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aizsrd
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/1NKrUU…

“Delightful” song credits:
Katie Garibaldi – Vocals/Guitar
Kevin Blair – Bass
Tim Fellow – Percussion
Arturo Garza – Keyboards
JP Shafer – Fiddle
Nathan Lowry – Violin
Emily Nelson – Cello