Billed as a ‘concoction of horror, eroticism and haunted electronics’, Chicago filmmaker Rhys Bevan’s experimental 3D animation Underfoot sees a snaking plug rejected by an incompatible socket and a trapped sinister conciseness making a bid for freedom. Or at least that’s what I think happens, it’s probably better if I just let Rhys explain it to you.
Visuals and voice over contrast elegantly in Michael Sugrue’s brief character study A Burden of Expectation.
Do you remember those endless Summers as a kid when the days stretched out seemingly forever and you found yourself free from parental supervision, to explore the places and emotions deemed beyond your years? In his latest film New Territory Brooklyn filmmaker Alexander Newton beautifully evokes those old memories as we follow the silent trio of kids at the centre of his tale who find themselves shaped by the events which play out deep within a forest. Newton tells us how he created a story which could take place anytime, anywhere but still manages to tap into the experiences of everyone, everywhere.
After teasing the project a year ago on the podcast, Jeff Broadway and Rob Bralver return to DN with their latest feature documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton; a deep dig into Stones Throw Records, the passion fuelled, avant-garde label founded by DJ Peanut Butter Wolf. Jeff & Rob join us to discuss picking up and reforming the movie from another team of filmmakers and mining Peanut Butter Wolf’s extensive archival footage, as well as the label’s collection of enigmatic artists, to craft a film which conveys both the ethos and history behind Stones Throw.
Not only do I have two new films from DN’s favourite agent provocateur Douglas Burgdorff, both of which are surprisingly ‘kinda’ safe for work (although you may find yourself on the receiving end of strange looks from your colleagues), but For My Mother stars fellow filmmaker Jordan Chesney – director of the excellent short Jet […]
We all have certain patterns which we find ourselves returning to time and time again. Such routines provide a refuge from the inevitable stresses life throws at us. However for Ben, the character at the centre of Kip Kubin’s self-funded, atmospheric short Each Time Again, when as a child he’s shown a machine that can […]
The last time we found ourselves in the company of one of Rocky Curby’s films, we discovered that in his alternate universe, robots could rise from the grave to extract a very bloody revenge. Now, in time for Hallow’s Eve, he brings us the Maya 3D animated tale of a robot cow searching for its […]
If you think your working conditions are a little draconian, your boss indifferent as to your well being and the pressure you’re under on the intense side, then console yourself that you don’t work alongside the poor operators in RFID programming laboratory 21 in Rick Glenn and Niles Heckman’s short Supervised. Having found that they […]
If like us you just can’t get enough of director Andrew Thomas Huang’s elemental promo work and the subsequent looks behind the curtain to see the breakdown of steps that produce such stunning visuals, then you’re in luck as he’s created an impressive landscape flowing with Thom Yorke’s cracked face video for Atoms For Peace […]
We bring our series of London Film Festival interviews to a close for another year with filmmaker and fellow curator Jason B Kohl’s short The Slaughter. Jason joins us to discuss how he approached the fractious father/son relationship which provides the meat of The Slaughter’s dramatic conflict, whilst also tackling the strangely abstract distance the majority of us have from the food we eat.