Director BIO: Shane Beam (CONDITIONER)

Short Film: Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director Biography

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Shane Beam is an animator/illustrator floating somewhere between Chicago and Virginia. He has a passion for unique forms of storytelling and unintelligible characters, drawing inspiration primarily from extended periods of time underwater.

Director Statement

CONDITIONER explores themes of nostalgia, self realization, and the futility of anxiety. This film recycles monologues I wrote with my friends in high school, scrambles them, realigns them into a story, and then scrambles them again into abstracted fragments.

Get to know the short film: CONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental

Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Poster hands 4 smallAn audition for a conditioner commercial becomes an otherworldly psychogenic experience.

 

  • Shane Beam
    Director
  • Shane Beam
    Writer
  • Shane Beam
    Producer
  • Dave Maher
    Voice
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Mockumentary, Romance
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • Adam Carl
    Recording Engineer

 

Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director BIO: Adriano Curci (A FOREST)

Short film: Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director Biography

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Adriano Curci was born in 1984 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied cinematography at SICA-APMA. He has participated in several films, short films and web series as Director of photography, sound designer and editor, among them “Carmesí”, awarded in the Festival SCDF III / Centro Cultural Rojas. “Un Pez”, his first short film, participated in several local festivals. “Un Bosque” is his second short film as director.

Director BIO: Darryl Pace

Short Film: Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director Biography

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Darryl Pace (Director, Camrea operator, Editing, UAV, Website design) – Born 1990, educated at Brechin High School , Darryl competed in high level swimming throughout his teenage years, eventually representing Scotland. He also competed in gruelling open water swimming events such as the Tay Bridge to bridge swim. Other sports such as rugby and shooting were also big on the agenda. All this put him in good stead to leave high school in 2008 and join the Royal Navy as a Mine Clearance Diver.

After a year of intensive selections and punishing tests, Darryl passed out as a Clearance Diver, going straight into the 1st Mine Counter Measure Squadron, deploying to the Baltic Sea for 7 months searching for old and new unexploded ordnance. Darryl’s second deployment was in the Middle East, undertaking a force protection role and searching for more unexploded ordnance. This was a much more hostile environment.

On returning home from that second deployment, Darryl was sent to Northern Diving group in Faslane, Scotland. The primary role was to support Nuclear submarines in diving work, as well as duty watch for Bomb Disposal across the whole of Scotland. This took him on many remote trips around the country.

Darryl left the Navy in 2014, moving to Australia to work as a commercial diver. There he gained valuable experience outside of military life, returning to the UK with an even bigger passion for exploring and adventure.

Director Statement

A search for a greater meaning in life, two brothers embark on a journey of discovery. Leaving the mundane day to day grind behind, they wonder to the distant corners of Norway in a search of an answer to the deep seated question of who they really are. What they didn’t realise was the answer lay closer to home, and in a form embedded so deeply in their past, it was the basis of who everyone is.

Get to know the short film: IN SEARCH OF REVERENCE, 12min., UK, Experimental

Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

129 smallThis project started as an ambition to realize the uncomfortable truth that there has to be a greater connection to this world and life than how most people live it. Under the material, fast paced world urban based world, we had lost our connection with the land. This was a quest to re-discover that.

Project Links
  • Byron Pace
    Director
  • Darryl Pace
    Director
  • Byron Pace
    Writer
  • Byron Pace
    Producer
  • Darryl Pace
    Producer
  • Byron Pace
    Key Cast
  • Darryl Pace
    Key Cast
    • Film Type:
      Documentary, Short
    • Runtime:
      12 minutes 37 seconds
    • Completion Date:
      February 21, 2017
    • Production Budget:
      3,500 USD
    • Country of Origin:
      United Kingdom
    • Country of Filming:
      Norway, United Kingdom
    • Film Language:
      English
    • Shooting Format:
      Digital HD
    • Film Color:
      Color

Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director BIO: Emilie Boyard

Short Film: Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Director Biography

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Emilie is a versatile, multi-skilled visual artist and storyteller, a French film writer & direc- tor based in Sydney. She graduated in 2004 as Digital Director from Supinfocom Arles in France, with the animated short film Loop which enjoyed great success in festivals (awarded prizes at Siggraph, Annecy & Seoul Film Festival).
Her professional career started in post-production studios in London, at The Mill and Studio Aka. In 2007 She arrived in Sydney, working at Animal Logic in the Cartoon Net- work Department.
In 2014 Emilie enrolled in a Masters of Screen Arts at AFTRS, where she wrote and direct- ed the live-action short film Midnight Poetry, awarded Best Short Film at We Love Par- is Festival, and officially selected at Montreal Film Festival, Cannes Festival Antipodes, SWFF, Simply Short.
As well as directing film she works in the visual effect industry as a practioner and lec- turer and mentor at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Her work has recently been selected by Saatchi Saatchi to represent emergent female directors at Cannes Lions 2017.

Director Statement

The video aims to reinforce the message with subversive representations and obvious, even grotesque symbolisations of capitalism and its impact on the mass population.
I wanted to create two very contrasted minimalist worlds – with saturated graphics and caricatures and to show a challenging performance (Business Man) who paradoxically seduces and scares the audience – revealing obvious but disguised correlations between the two distincts worlds.

Get to know the short film: KILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video

Playing at the EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Posterkus‘Killing US Softly’ is a mirror held up to humanity – it points out our ugliest, greediest and most idiotic ways.
It is a chant, a protest rally, a wake up call to the people, and a reminder that we still have the power to take back what they are taking from us.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI, Amira
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color