This is the line-up of videos for the February 2009 open screening. The program is subject to change and the running order on the night may be different from that shown here. All films/videos will be screened from DVDs. After the list of films is some information about the filmmakers.
MURDER ON THE DANCE FLOOR
(2008, 4min 38sec, color, sound, Australia)
Director: Christos Linou
Claymation. A microbear dance routine is interrupted by a murdering piggy bank until Glump and Rat friend put things right.
(2008, 5mins, color, sound, Australia)
Director: Christos Linou
(2008, 1min, video, color, silent, USA)
Producer/Director: Jeremy Newman
The window is a reflective membrane separating/joining a domestic interior and the forces of nature. With lightning flash illumination, the female figure is variously primal silhouette and mythical goddess.
THE ECSTACY OF GARY GREEN
(2006, 15min, Betacam SP/mini DV, color, sound, Australia)
Writer/Director/Re-animator: Jack Feldstein
The narrative elements of a Spalding Gray monologue and the visual style of Andy Warhol pop art. This inventive digital re-animation focuses on Gary Green, a guy who goes on a search for happiness. The Ecstasy of Gary Green had its world premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2006, in competition for the Tiger Awards, and received an Honourable Mention at the 2006 Melbourne International Animation Festival.
(2005/2008, 9 min, super8, sound, Australia)
Director: Richard Tuohy
(2007-2009, 10min 30sec, DV, color, silent, Australia)
Director: Gene Cline
Some green poles on a tram. There are also people, bits of reflective glass and other things, both inside the tram and visible through the windows.
(2008, 11min 40sec, DV, color, sound, Australia)
Director: Motoko Shimizu
WRATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS MAN
(2007, 15min, mini DV, color, sound, Australia)
Writer/Director: Lucien Spectre
A devout Christian follows the scripture when shocked by a Domestic Disturbance.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Gene Cline lives in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and makes slightly austere experimental videos in the structuralist, materialist and abstract modes.
Jack Feldstein is a professional television and film scriptwriter, filmmaker and re-animator in Sydney, Australia. As a scriptwriter he has worked extensively on Australian series and in Network Production for Australian Networks. As a filmmaker he works only in neonism…a deconstructionist, post-modern animation filmmaking style that utilises appropriation and pop art techniques in a “Warhol meets Vegas” look. A stream-of-consciousness narrative with a cartoon aesthetic.
Christos Linou was born in Sydney, raised in Adelaide and lives in Melbourne. Since graduating in dance from the Centre for Performing Arts in Adelaide in 1987, he has worked as a choreographer / director and performer working in experimental theatre and film. He has integrated performance, literature, visual imagery, with new and traditional technologies to create new and absurdist dance theatre, experimental opera and film.
Jeremy Newman has directed numerous documentary and experimental videos. His work is frequently shown at film festivals and has also aired on several PBS stations. He is Assistant Professor of Communications at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Newman earned an MFA in Media Arts from the Ohio State University.
Motoko Shimizu is a student at the International Film School Sydney.
Lucien Spectre has made several shorts from mid ’00s, specialising in “transgressive cinema”. “Righteous Man” screened at the 2007 Melbourne Underground Film Festival. He is co-organiser of the Harry Shine Memorial Cinema.
Richard Tuohy quit his job in educational video to become a full time Super 8 filmmaker in 1990. He was only young. After making a number of longish self-funded narrative films on Super 8 and 16mm, he quit his non-job as a filmmaker and went to university for seven years, studying philosophy. After quitting philosophy, Richard moved to Daylesford. He began making Super 8 films again in 2004. In 2006 he and his partner began Nano Lab (a Super 8 processing lab) and he has had no free time since.