NEWS: Please join me for the World Premiere of “Ellipse” – the new film I co-wrote and directed – on Friday May 3, 830pm at BFI Southbank (NFT1 Theater) London. It’s part of SciFi London’s 12th season. More info on ELLIPSE here.
Also, “We Are All Cylons” will be screened at Anthology Film Archives on May 8, 6pm as part of the NewFilmmakers series. Stay tuned on this page and here for updates. Thanks!
“Ellipse” is about the discovery of extraterrestrial life and the mysterious cosmic game behind that discovery. Leo is not from Earth, he experiences time and space differently.
In 1673, Leo meets Louise de Kérouaille, a mistress to Charles II. She convinces the King to build an observatory in Greenwich.
Centuries later Ro, a 10 year old girl, meets Leo in Greenwich Park and devotes her life to astronomy. 25 years later and Ro has designed a spacecraft about to land on a passing comet, will she confirm that ‘We are not alone?’
We Are All Cylons
A transmission, grounded as an entertainment, begins. Its dynamic message connects with people throughout the world. The viewer, who then becomes a fan, is compelled to spread and share the message. The story leaks in to the real world because it resonates with real lives — a feedback loop of projection on the transmission medium has been created. more
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Radio Prayer documents a United States encountered through footage recorded during two cross-country road trips. Radio broadcasts heard throughout the piece place the viewer in the not-too-distant past of the winter of 2004. At this time, the United States is fully engaged in Iraq and there are widespread concerns over the possibility of terrorist attacks during the Christmas holidays. “Protagonist,” who is seen periodically, continually switches stations, scanning the dial and piecing together meaning from fragments of news, music, and talk radio. more
Periphery: Videos 1-3 are the first installments in an ongoing documentary project chronicling the personal experiences of Americans — New Yorkers mostly — and their specific responses to world events. The first part was filmed 5 weeks after September 11, 2001 and part two was filmed in July of 2002. The project evolved as a response to what can be described as media complicity in creating a seemingly endless war, a war that is inextricably linked to private interests but is couched in patriotic fervor. more