At that point in time, having barely been exposed to the world outside of Hollywood cinema, I was eager to see more. This is mainly because of its provocative and genuine nature, which is really the essence of our film, Art of the Prank! The Sundance Institute has done an incredible job of discovering talented artists, nurturing their voices and advocating for their films. I was primarily interested in tackling the theme of identity, and exploring the potential of caricaturesque humor coupled with static, understated compositions to both balance and emphasize the scenes’ darker aspects. I love that Slamdance is run by filmmakers who have been through the thick of it before and are excited to give emerging filmmakers the benefit of their experience and a platform to be seen. A true film festival of discovery.
It’s my first time going to Park City, so I’m kind of guessing! This is mainly because of its provocative and genuine nature, which is really the essence of our film, Art of the Prank! In which crude presentation gives way to hateful thought. Pictures of my daughters: Stripped of the story we tell ourselves of who we have been, and without the ability to start a fresh personal narrative by forming new memories – just acting and reacting in the moment – who would each of us be? The last three years of my life have been an amazing challenge and an opportunity to grow as a filmmaker. The childhood memory that pops up is only a sound, but it is as familiar as my heartbeat.
It’s my first time going to Park City, so I’m kind of guessing! I started making dumb movies when I was 10 years old, but a huge turning point happened when I learned to use editing software in high school.
Neil Rough, Michael Fuller Canada World Premiere Myrtle Beach is a disturbingly intimate peek into the lives of the deviants, outcasts and forget-me-nows that inhabit this deformed stepsister of Coney Island. Michael Curtis Johnson, Tomas Pais USA World Premiere After his ex disappears, Sidney, a dive bar drag queen, is forced to look after his year-old son in a tale of unconventional fatherhood, the fear of mediocrity, and the pulsing reality of dreams deferred.
It was so exciting to see how much power editing has in shaping the way people view and experience a film. In a circuit that has been oversaturated with promoting parties over cinema, Slamdance stands out as one of the greatest festivals for an emerging filmmaker.
I was lucky enough to find my own way getting there, and in I was introduced to Joey Skaggs by a producer I was working with in Rome. Share with us a pivotal cinema related experience or moment from your childhood or young adulthood When I was a teenager, I would comb the video store looking for 80s sex romps just so I could get a flash of nudity. Monika Pirch Germany North American Premiere After inheriting a plot of farming land near Dusseldorf, Monika explores the potential of her field through administrative, historic and poetic methods and manages to reconnect with the land and her ancestry in a beautiful and unexpected way.
I traded my car for VFX. The childhood memory that pops up is only a sound, but it is as familiar as my heartbeat. Where I come from, a town in south Tuscany, filmmaking is not really an ordinary occupation. The Sundance Institute has done an incredible job of discovering talented artists, nurturing their voices and advocating for their films.
Dealing with reality and trying to shape that into a story that is meaningful, fun, engaging, emotional, etc. The Chemical Cut gang, firecrackers, and Gatorade. Most of the Slamdance filmmakers I have met had to do this with only their friends, family and filmmaking teams behind them.
This is reflected in the film and will uunky reflected in everything I do from now on, in my own way. Puffy jacket, warm socks, laptop, phone charger, enthusiasm. It will be a blast. The camera moves only when necessary and the characters never speak as the film slowly unfurls, urging its audience to engage with it and ask questions. Much like the lead character of my film, it was a struggle for me to balance my creative ambitions with my personal obligations. When I was a teenager, I would comb the sllamdance store looking for 80s sex romps just so I could get a flash of nudity.
As a kid I was also really into listening to the soundtrack by Vangelis. Then things got more complicated.
I couldn’t be any happier to be part of it. Nathan Williams, Matthew Williams USA World Premiere In a desolate landscape, an ambitious young journalist in a dusty car meets covertly with a national security whistleblower, and their roving exchange becomes increasingly cloaked in paranoia, tension and escalating dorh. We are very excited and eternally grateful to world premiere at Slamdance.
Michael Curtis Johnson; Screenwriters: During the event they had students competing with all kinds of art forms–drawing, painting, photography, poetry and even filmmaking.
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Dead Hands Dig Deep Director: Moving beyond the protagonist for a second, the story of Art of the Prank is really about determination and passion in doing whatever you want to do, however you want to do it! It’s Angelo Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks theme. I slept on an air mattress in the wardrobe room during the shoot.
During the day there were people wandering around, talking to each other and looking at the student art pieces. Our film had humble beginnings, first as a senior thesis short at college, and then gradually over the years become more legitimate.
It’s a society of spectacle, a destabilizing universe full of senselessness and power dynamics. Share with us a pivotal cinema related experience or moment from your childhood or young adulthood I started making dumb movies when I was 10 years old, but a huge turning point happened when I learned to use editing software in high school.
He quickly chased me back to bed and grounded me for a week, but that clandestine attempt was completely worth it.
The last three years of my life have been an amazing challenge and an opportunity to grow as a filmmaker. Making a documentary is a very slmdance job.
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Paul Taylor USA World Premiere A young woman washes ashore and is claimed and conditioned by an older man in this intricately layered, dialogue-free exploration of familial slamfance, isolation and captivity. A few years later, when I finally managed to study art, I entered into an art contest.
Joslyn Jensen, Paul C. February 262: Is it being a “blank slate,” “passive,” “submissive,” “voluntarily objectified”?
Instead of drifting away to sleep, I would concentrate on the song. So, stepping out of the crowd to do something that was so challenging, definitely drove me to try to make it real. The theme of the competition was strongly related to a social issue.
From that moment on I grabbed whatever foreign cinema I could and spent many nights traveling the world through my television screen.