On October 28th in Vancouver, BC, two of my music videos will be screening as part of the Film & Media Showcase by Women in Film & Television and in collaboration with DocBC and Cineworks.
These music videos are RYKKA’s “Movies” which was shot this summer in Switzerland, and Hannah Epperson‘s “Shadowless” which was released in 2014 and generously funded by Telus in collaboration with Public Records.
Want some trivia? Rykka and Hannah came in 1st and 2nd in the Peak Performance project 2013 with a combined cash win of over $175K. Money talks. These musicians are fantastic.
WHERE: Cineworks, 1131 Howe Street (back lane entrance) WHEN: 7 PM
On this very Friday afternoon, I am exporting a one minute film that, a week ago I didn’t know I was going to make.
“Billy Crystal Fills the Silence”, 1 min 14 sec, 2014
I was asked by a University classmate of mine to make a no-budget film inspired by a piece of “un-illuminated news” – something I thought should be more represented – from spring 2014, for the Denmark based film collective, The Current. They asked nine filmmakers from around the world to make a film based on this premise:
The Current is 9 attempts at alternative journalistic modes of communication, and 9 never before seen explorations of the news media this spring, 2014…Based on the idea that our world view originates from our often abstract emotional life, rather than from our rational thoughts, it is our mission to add to news media an extra dimension across the spoken and written word – doing so via creative and artistic cinematic solutions.
My film, “Billy Crystal Fills the Silence”, was a culmination of many experiences and resources. It is much more serious in topic that all of my films, yet there is still humour and a question of the human experience.
“Billy Crystal Fills the Silence”, will be released on May 14, 2014 and will be available for free online. Check The Current’s FACEBOOK page for more information and to find more films.
In June, Hannah Epperson’s debut music video, “Shadowless“, directed by yours truly, will also be released online. But for now, you can enjoy 1 of 3 behind the scenes teasers – a taste of what it took to get the video made.