March 23, 2015

USA Premiere of "Echoes" at CUFF

I'm really excited to announce that my new film "Echoes" will have the first USA screening at the 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival alongside "Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & A Whore" by Khavn de la Cruz (Philippines) at the opening night screening at 6 PM on Wednesday, May 13 at the Logan Theatre.

Founded in 1993, The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a year-round organization dedicated to the work of film and video makers with defiantly independent visions. Unlike many other “independent” film events their goal is not to imitate old guard, market-driven events such as Sundance but instead to focus on the artistic, aesthetic and fun side of independent filmmaking. CUFF promotes works that dissent radically in form, content and technique from both the tired conventions of Hollywood and the increasingly stagnant IndieWood mainstream.

The 2015 festival runs May 13 - 17.

March 20, 2015

"Echoes" world premiere / Ghost Twin performance at núna (now)

My new film, "Echoes", will have it's world premiere at the núna (now) Iceland / Canada Art Convergence alongside Erika Macpherson's "Heimþrá (In Thrall to Home)" and Julia Ryckman's "Fleeting" a music video for her project Slattern. Original music by Christine Fellows and John K. Samson will be performed at the event.

The films will screen on the opening night of the festival on Friday, April 17, 2015, 7 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery's Muriel Richardson Auditorium and is free admission! More details here.

Structured around the recollection of a premonitory dream, fragmented memories from the period leading up to the death of my mother were projected on to natural textures and surfaces, re-photographed, composited and processed until the memories became abstracted representations of the evolution, degradation and disintegration of memory and the physical self. "Echoes" was shot in Iceland in 2011 during núna (now)’s 5th anniversary programming in Reykjavík.

During the second week of the festival, Ghost Twin, my electronic music project with my wife Karen will also perform alongside Slattern and Dj Flugvél Og Geimskip (Airplane & Spaceship) of Iceland, at the Good Will Social Club on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10pm. More details on núna (now)'s website.