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06:50 min 14. February 2012

THE WOMAN DRESS - Miu Miu Women's Tales #3

a narrative film in no language

A short film directed by Giada Colagrande

The film stars Italian actress Maya Sansa and is set to a haunting soundtrack, written especially for the film by electronic pop trio Au Revoir Simone.

Following The Powder Room -- Zoe Cassavetes' dreamy story of opulence and glamour, and MUTA -- Lucrecia Martel's film noir filled with mutant fashion divas -- The Woman Dress is again set in an all-female world of glamour and desire. But this time fashion obsession is taken to its most extreme conclusion, in a metaphysical tale of transcendence and ritual.

A coven of elegant witches attends a bubbling cauldron, their shadowy cavern hung with the ghosts of dresses. Maya Sansa is undressed and led to a bath, and her finger pricked to draw blood. The witches -- played by Heather D'Angelo, Erika Forster and Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone -- circle, chanting in strange tongues. As the smoke clears we see Maya Sansa has made the ultimate sacrifice, transforming herself into the object of her desire -- a beautiful blood red dress.

The film, featuring key dresses from Miu Miu, draws on a surreal cinematic language, with its red velvet curtain, reverse-speak and dreamlike mise-en-scène.

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04:00 min 6. December 2013

Animosity to the Nth Degree (SHORT FILM)

a narrative film in no language

MUSIC: Civil Twilight - Letters In The Sky
WEBSITE: www.civiltwilightband.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/CivilTwilight
ITUNES: itunes.apple.com/us/album/civil-twilight/id363625845

DIRECTOR: Joseph Victor
ACTORS: Brandon Mata & Clare Martin
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Matt Barth
ASSISTANT CAMERA: Shane McMurphy / Erik Steele / Brad Stencil
GAFF & GRIP: Derek Smith
STEDICAM OPERATOR: Josh Krzywonos
MAKEUP: Lora Gianino
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Aaron Beadle & Peter Putnam
EDITING & COLOR: Matt Barth
SHOT ON: RED Epic & RED Scarlet
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Riot Film Productions // www.riotfilmproductions.com & Meglomedia Entertainment

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01:38 min 31. March 2015

Maid to Haunt (2015)

a narrative film in no language

I am proud to present my Animation Mentor student film, Maid to Haunt - (2015) A ghost desperately tries to scare a Maid, but in the end...

Making of: http://maidtohaunt.weebly.com/making-of.html

Credits:
Jess Morris - Created, Storyboards, and Animation (www.jess-morris.com)
Jeremy Vickery - Environment Design, Modeling/Shading, and Lighting/Compositing (www.jermilex.blogspot.com)
Jason Spilchak + Te Wilson - Cloth/Hair Modeling (www.spilly.wordpress.com + )
Brian Arnold "Tweex Music" - Music Composition and Sound Design (www.tweexmusic.com)

This short film made my graduation in 2009 even more special than it already was. I was honored to receive the Best Silent Acting Award for Maid to Haunt. Seeing that others enjoyed watching this film as much as I had working on it, really gave me the drive to make this a complete piece. And after many years and much help, it has happened! And I couldn't be happier with the final product!

A big thanks goes out to Jeremy Vickery who had a huge part in the making of this film. This wouldn't be possible without him!

Thanks to my Mentors who helped develop this film in the beginning: Sean Sexton and Cal Brunker. They pushed me past what I thought I could do, and taught me what the creative process should be.

Thanks to Brian Arnold for somehow knowing the music that was in my head.

And of course thanks to Animation Mentor; Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly, and Carlos Baena for all that you do and helping dreams come true.

I hope you enjoy Maid to Haunt!

(Started in 2008, animation finished in 2009, whole project finished in 2015.)

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08:30 min 21. March 2015

OFFF Quebec 2015 by Jean-Paul Frenay

an experimental film in no language

They say you should observe a piece of art deeply to understand its concept and interpret it in your own way, we think that Jean-Paul Frenay took this idea and twisted it into something even bigger than just an interpretation. He made sure to create an introspective “sarcastic” adventure.

We were so astonished when we received this and proud to present to you a visual piece communicating social behaviors in different sceneries that will put you into a hypnotic experience.

Ladies and gentleman, OFFF on Tour’s second edition in Quebec Main Titles 2015 by Jean-Paul Frenay!

A Bang Bang Club Production

Written and Directed by Jean-Paul Frenay
Executive Producer: Geoffroy Rouffiange
DOP: Francois Starr
Editor: Aaron Fuks
VFX: Prodigious CGI
Music: "Evox" by 2ND GEN (Written by Wajid Yaseen & Alice Kemp)
Sound Design & Mixing: Combustion

www.frenayjp.be

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07:50 min 25. November 2011

The Camera (short film / original score)

a narrative film in no language

In an abandoned beach house, a solitary girl finds a mysterious camera that reveals something unexpected.

"Perfect in its simplicity, beautiful and haunting in its visuals, The Camera is a reminder that a great film is in everyone’s grasp, as long as he/she has the creative capacity and appropriate willpower to drop pretension, and quite simply, make something." —Short of the Week

"From its delicate shot composition to an emotionally stirring score, Peter Lewis‘s The Camera is a crash course in great filmmaking." —Film School Rejects Short Film of the Day

"A compelling example of what’s possible when perseverance and resourcefulness meet." —DirectorsNotes.com

"Awesome ... 'The Camera' proves that beautiful movies can be made simply and makes you want to get out and make your own!" —Mitch Aunger, planet5D

"Haunting" —FStoppers.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCameraShortFilm
Behance: http://bit.ly/Yhsthe
Follow me on twitter: @thispeterlewis
Listen to the original score here: https://soundcloud.com/peterlewismusic/the-camera-original-score-1

Aside from a few unfinished running-around-in-the-woods-with-guns experiments from my early teens, this is my first film. I made it because I love all the different aspects of filmmaking, because I was tired of my fear of failure, and because I wanted to see what would happen if I just finished one. Maybe this will lead to bigger and better films; maybe not. Either way I learned something.

The story was largely born from its constraints. It had to be doable in my free time, and I had to be able to shoot it during my vacation in Nags Head, NC—with a budget of only $50, to cover the props (I'd previously owned the Canon T2i, lenses, and Logic Pro, and used the free 30-day trial of FCPX). I wanted it to be a simple story with a mysterious twist or two.

I got lots of advice from fellow filmmakers—Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, David, and others. If you like the film, thank you Andrew, Mitchell, Kyle, Brian, Shepherd, Drew, and David. If you thought it was rubbish, they only tried to make it better than it was. And thanks again to Abbie and Gabe, without whose talents I couldn't have made it.

Some have asked about Emily; the film wasn't written about her (she passed away while it was in post-production), but she was a dear friend of my family and many others, and it was an honor to dedicate it to her memory.

Many of you know far more about filmmaking than I do, so please feel free to offer any critique.

The Lights Film School blog interviewed me about the making of the film and overcoming fear of failure: http://www.lightsfilmschool.com/blog/short-film-canon-t2i-low-budget/1780/

FILM FESTIVALS
- HollyShorts
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- Fire Reel Film Festival
- Blue Lab Creative Industries Symposium
- Juggernaut Film Festival
- Shortcutz International Short Film Exhibition
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- Filmbooth International Short Film Screening (Gurgaon, India)
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- Winner, Best of Fest, Fandana Film Festival
- Festival du Film de Vacances
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- Shortlisted for the Forster Film Festival
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Also used in Basic Cinematography and Reflexive Film classes at universities including Syracuse.

Director / DP / Editor / Composer / Colorist / Sound Designer / Foley: PETER LEWIS
Girl: ABBIE LEWIS
Boy: GABE LEWIS

Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 550D T2i
Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.4, Tamron 28-200mm
Editing / Color Grading: Final Cut Pro X
Sound Design / Foley / Original Score: Logic Pro 9
Polaroid film: The Impossible Project

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07:25 min 18. July 2010

Matter Fisher

a narrative film in no language

BAFTA Nominated Short Animation 2011

A serendipitous journey in which a lone fisher is united with a form of estranged matter.

Directed & Designed by David Prosser
Sound Design by Joe Tate
Animation by David Prosser, Eamonn O Neill, Gergely Wootsch
Mixed by Nikola Zivojinovic
Mixed at National Film and Television School
Production at Royal College of Art 2010

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04:44 min 24. July 2015

BIOSPHERE

an experimental film in no language

Animation & Visual Arts by Tatyana Zabanova (Tatasz)
Original Soundtrack by Matías Schwartz (Lemmonias)

BIOSPHERE, a fractal animation by Tatyana Zabanova
29 may. 2015

Links:
Tatyana Zabanova: Fractal Artist
- http://tatasz.deviantart.com/
- https://www.behance.net/tatyanazabanova
- https://www.facebook.com/tataszabanova/timeline

Matías Schwartz: Composer
- http://lemmonias.bandcamp.com/
- https://matiaschwartz.bandcamp.com/

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07:37 min 17. July 2009

Canhead

a narrative film in no language

1996. 35mm film. This was shot with a 3 frame video assist frame grabber. You had 3 concurrent frames at any one time, 2 stored and one live. A breakthru in stop-mo, it allowed for more flourish and control.

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02:12 min 8. January 2015

Haring

a narrative film in no language

Haring tells the tale of Diederik, a guy who makes the mistake of eating a herring right before a date. When he finds out his fishy breath destroys everything in its path, he does his best to get rid of the smell, while also trying to reach his date in time.

Haring was made with the collaboration from the Netherlands Film Fund, SNS Reaal and Pathé and was made for the 2014 UltraKort program. The film screened in front of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" in all Dutch Pathé cinemas.

HARING

WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY
Davor Bujakovic & Junaid Chundrigar

ANIMATED AND COLORED BY
Davor Bujakovic
Tom Mourik
Erwin Langstraat

BACKGROUNDS BY
Anna Engels

MUSIC BY
Jochem Weierink

SOUND DESIGN AND MIX BY
Erik Griekspoor

VOICES BY
Erik Griekspoor
Lana Topalovic
Junaid Chundrigar

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Lana Topalovic
Egbert de Ruiter
Roloff de Jeu

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17:06 min 27. May 2013

Another

a narrative film in no language

A family's idyllic life is interrupted when the father is killed while defending the family from an intruding bear. Asserting victory, the bear moves into the house and assumes the role of father for himself. Once his foot is in the door, however, he finds himself implicated in a family dynamic he did not expect.

Official Selection New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2014 (Audience Award and New Filmmaker Award)
Official Selection Northwest Animation Festival 2014
Slamdance on the Road, Los Angeles 2014
Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival 2014
Official Selection Ottawa International Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection GIRAF Animation Festival 2013
Official Selection Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2013

Another started as a senior thesis at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008 and was completed at the California Institute of the Arts, where I'm currently studying in the Experimental Animation department. All animation is colored pencil on paper, scanned into Photoshop and composited in After Effects. I currently have a giant box full of colored-pencil ends that I hope MoMA will consider taking for their permanent collection.

Directed, Animated and Edited by Sean Buckelew
Written by Sean Buckelew, Kevin Buckelew and Michelle Yu
Sound by Corey Fogel
Bear vocals by Ian McDuffie
Color Assist by Sam Ancona, Jason Benson, Clara Kim and Ernest Kim
Composite Assist by Clara Kim
Original Music by Kevin Buckelew

http://www.seanbuckelew.com

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02:05 min 23. July 2014

BMoustache

a narrative film in no language

Produit par Kamran Production dans le cadre du défi Kino du mois d'août et présenté à Musique Plus. Ce vidéo raconte les débuts difficiles et l'entrainement rigoureux nécessaire pour une première rencontre.

Info:
http://www.kamran-productions.com
www.facebook.com/kamranProductions.inc

www.zoelamontagne.com

Catégorie
Humour

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06:12 min 15. February 2012

For The Remainder

an experimental film in no language

An atmospheric and vague, painterly animated short that envisions a view upon an old house cat who bids farewell to his home in his final moments.
Done as my graduation film from Bezalel Art Academy.

Story: Omer Ben David & Or Garmolin
Soundtrack: onili (www.onili.com)

Check for more: http://www.hoopoedream.com/#!for-the-remainder/jvap7

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08:36 min 15. January 2010

Terminus | Future Shorts

a narrative film in no language

Dir. Trevor Cawood / Canada / 2008
http://www.spyfilms.com

A man is driven mad as he and his colleagues are tailed by strange, ambiguous beings.

More from the director: http://www.jtfonline.com/

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02:57 min 27. October 2014

SERAPHIM a short film about the end of the world.

a narrative film in no language

SERAPHIM

Official Selection
Holly Shorts 2015 - Yearly Screening Program
Salute Your Shorts August 2015
Film Shortage Daily Pick
FilmShorts Film Festival

On a crisp, sunny morning in rural Tennessee, a man unknowingly finds himself on the cusp of the apocalypse. After a brutal and clumsy murder, a mysterious creature falls from heaven to dispense swift judgement.

The short is based on a dream that actor/writer David Malus shared with me about a ordinary day interrupted by hoards of vengeful SERAPHIM descending from the sky. He told me, "The dream probably came from a life lived in fear of my falling away from the fire and brimstone faith I grew up with in northern Alabama. A constant fear of being caught in the act by an angry deity." This simple idea would be a perfect vehicle for my next film project.

Simple, but epic in scope, SERAPHIM asks, Who will be judged when in the end angels become savage weapons?

SERAPHIM was filmed using an Aaton Super 16mm XTR cameras and Fuji64D film stock

SERAPHIM

Directed By
Kip Kubin

Executive Producer
Erin Fraser

Based on a short story by
David Malus

Cinematography
Matthew Satterfield

Original Music By
Anthony Miracle

Cast
David Malus & Mary Arwen

Costume Designer
Mark Sloniker

Wardrobe
Renee Sola

Visual Effects
Seth Worley

Assistant Camera
Evan Caddell

Thank you
Shane Wilson. Alain Kramer, Zach AL-Chockhachi,
Chuck and Emily Beard, Ben Elkins, Melissa Whittaker
Tonya Durant, Mike and Tiffany Dupree, John Maslowski,
Jordan and Tori Chesney, Shane Goranson, Joey Ciccoline,
Murray P. Meador, Steve Taylor, Elvis Craig, Jeff Dolan,
John Moessner, Ryan Hamblin, Matthew Underwood,
Shane Wilson, Mike Dupree, Weson Heflin, Jill Earl Hindman
Tyler Barksdale, Alex Asfour, John T. Trigonis, Jynx, Paul Walwyn
Will Allensworth, Indigogo, Film Courage. Idea Storm Media,
Chessington Synth Labs, Mono-Fi Pictures,
Brainstem Digital, Strange Bird Media,
Video & Film Solutions,
& F. T. Dust

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15:46 min 11. August 2011

The Killing Joke

a narrative film in no language

A Short Film by Sebastian Lopez

The Killing Joke is a 15 minute suspense/fiction short film about a mysterious woman that finds a red balloon tied up to a curious little box on an eery derelict street. Using classic elements of suspense and working within a seventies aesthetic, 'The Killing Joke' is an action packed film that pays homage to some of the horror movies from that era.

The piece was shot during four intense days of filming in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. The micro budget production was shot using just two 7d canon cameras. The composition and CGI effects for 'The Killing Joke' required months of 'invisible' digital retouching to create the panoramic, yet claustrophobic atmosphere that pervades throughout the movie.

The Film editor was Sabrina Mottino.

Sebastián López wrote and directed the story, and was also responsible for all the impressive post and composition work.

Colin Devlin created the Original Soundtrack, working from his home studio in LA he collaborated on the project with Sebastian from it's inception, creating a wonderful striking symmetry between sound and image.This is the second collaboration for Sebastian and Colin, the first being an action packed trailer created for a fictitious movie called 'Vertical' that went viral on the net, creating a serious buzz for the young director.

Actors Gustavo Marzo and Clarisa Staracci Worked together to portray the intense characters seen on screen.

The Killing Joke was a work of entire dedication and effort.

WWW.THEKILLINGJOKEMOVIE.COM