Watch Short Film: Hello, GOODBYE (dir. Jerry Sangiuliano)

Experimental 7.5 minutes consisting of a cast of thousands of talking heads in different languages and emotions (laughing, crying, arguing) merging abstractly into one universal head, evoking the fleeting oneness of humanity.

 

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.

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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.

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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: 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

Watch Experimental Short Film: Denis The Night & The Panic Party – How Long Will Be Now

Poster low resThe song “How long will be now” is played by an endless landscape of speakers, while singers’ avatars dance, sing and vibrate simultaneously. Everything fluctuates over a constant tension in between simulated reality and the revelation behind this simulation.

Director Biography

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Born in 1980, I work in Milan (Italy) as an Artist and Animation Director. I have produced music videos for the bands Subsonica and Denis The Night & The Panic Party.

Director Statement

I work with 3D modelling and 3D animation software to make images, sculptures and videos. I’m fascinated by the idea of creating images, objects and videos that come from the same source and to generate a dialogue between different media. My artworks and videos have been exhibited at art galleries and film festivals.

Watch Experimental Short Film: Vacillant

Vacillant posterVacillant is an experimental film exploring identity in social media. The film is looking to address the question of how we move through a virtual social space, and use social media as a means to explore social contexts outside of our own in the hopes of curating personal identity to better place ourselves in a broader societal context, whilst confronting the multiplication of self and imposed performance of identity brought about by this digital experience

Director Biography

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4th year film student from St. Louis Missouri, looking to explore the complex dynamic between identity and technology.