Narrative / Hybrid
FLOOD TIDE (trailer)
World Premiere: Torino Film Festival
U.S. Premiere: Brooklyn Museum
A group of artists and musicians, shaken by the death of their friend, build extraordinary boats from ordinary junk and set out for open water. A collaboration with Swoon's Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, Flood Tide both documents and reimagines the real-life project.
LET THEM BELIEVE (excerpt)
Directed by Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark
Premiere: Rooftop Films
An artist takes a crew to Chernobyl and steals pieces from an irradiated amusement park in order to make her own rife. The project makes sense but eludes logic. "What is safe? Who do I trust?" the main character asks as she explores the abandoned city, trying to imagine "what it was like to spin around while the world fell apart." The film, shot on location in Chernobyl and Manchester, U.K., follows real-life artists Franco and Eva Mattes (0100101110101101.org) and Ryan C. Doyle. Let Them Believe adds layers of fiction, historical context, and narrative to documentation. The result is a short film in conversation with and even in contradiction to the artists' actual process and intentions.
Currently in post-production