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Everyman Road Movies Launch at KXFS

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Everyman Road Movies Launch at KXFS

29/04/2013

Lulu Kennedy and Fashion East, together with Ashley Williams, Claire Barrow and Ryan Lo, are currently hosting Everyman Road Movies at Kings Cross Filling Station (KXFS), a 12-day pit stop through May 5, celebrating some of the most iconic, thrilling, romantic, violent and outrageous road trips ever seen on the big screen,

 

Jack Smylie

MOCAtv: Magic hour

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MOCAtv: Magic hour

22/04/2013

MOCAtv presents its latest film, this time about life in LA.

 

"Magic Hour is about isolation versus intimacy. Grey (Chloe Sevigny) is married and living in a home that is bathed in beauty and warmth. But, she is imprisoned by her own isolation. Los Angeles reinforces and adds to her stagnation, but the inability to connect lives inside of her. Her isolation is such that she can only open up to her husband when they are separated by a telephone."

 

Jack Smylie

THE FILM before THE FILM - A Short History of Cinematic Title Sequences

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THE FILM before THE FILM - A Short History of Cinematic Title Sequences

19/04/2013

THE FILM before THE FILM is a short exposé and look back at the history of opening titles. If you're a dedicated fan of film, or simply a quiet observer, you'll have noticed that over the course of time, several trends have emerged when it comes to opening credits, their purpose and stylistic progression. THE FILM before THE FILM takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers' love of typography in space.

Jack Smylie

American Ecstasy: Official Red Band Movie Trailer #1

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American Ecstasy: Official Red Band Movie Trailer #1

20/03/2013

Celebrated photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Leder creates a terrifying, hallucinatory nightmare in his forthcoming film, American Ecstasy. The film focuses on the young women that vanish every year into the hands of monstrous highway predators, leaving nothing but memories of fresh faces and promising smiles later recalled by strange passersby.

 

Starring Playboy Playmate Britany Nola, American Ecstasy looks to be a graphic and chilling feature-length production. Check out the red band trailer for the film, below.

Jack Smylie

Ryan McGinley Short Film to Play in NYC Taxis

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Ryan McGinley Short Film to Play in NYC Taxis

05/01/2013

A 30-second section of the film Ryan McGinley made for Icelandic band Sigur Ros a while back will be played in New York taxis until February 5, 2013. The film will be shown as part of an initiative projected by Yvonne Force Villareal and Doren Remen, co-founders of the nonprofit Art Production Fund, who came up with the idea after seeking more compelling content to play on Taxi TV. Having spent a lot of time in New York taxis, they felt McGinley's film would be the perfect fit.

 

Jack Smylie

'Ophelia Has A Dream' by Mihara Yasuhiro

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'Ophelia Has A Dream' by Mihara Yasuhiro

10/12/2012

Shakespeare introduced her to us as a symbol of lost innocence. Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais picked up where the bard left off and imagined her as an object of ethereal beauty resting at last in a tranquil stream, and now Japanese designer Mihara Yasuhiro has produced a film directly inspired by the artist's work.

 

Jack Smylie

Eugene Kotlyarenko: FEAST OF BURDEN

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Eugene Kotlyarenko: FEAST OF BURDEN

A group of young friends get together for a dinner party. Sounds innocent enough, right? Wrong. One only needs to watch roughly thirty seconds (not even past the opening credits) of Eugene Kotlyarenko's twelve-part webseries, Feast of Burden, to start to understand the twisted, absurdist, surrealistic vision about to unfold onscreen. Through the ominous stench and haze of saturated fatty acids and wine, a nightmarish and very camp fantasy introduces us to a handful of weird and fiendish characters who could well be you or I, give or take a supernatural power or two.

Jack Smylie

Photographer - Eugene foliage portrait by Madeline Poole




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Simon Cahn Interview

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Simon Cahn Interview

Storytelling

French filmmaker Simon Cahn has achieved a considerable amount in his reasonably short career to date. You may have seen Mourir Auprès De Toi, a film he co-directed with Spike Jonez for Olympia Le-Tan, or perhaps his phenomenal music video for Team Ghost's hit song 'Dead Film Star'. Other notable film projects have been commissioned by Louis Vuitton, Supreme and Nike. Whether putting his touch to art direction, photography or filmmaking, Simon is definitely someone to watch in the industry. We caught up with the man himself for a quick chat.

 

Jack Smylie

Photographer - Clément Pascal




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Thomas Wakeford Film, by Yukiko

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Thomas Wakeford Film, by Yukiko

27/09/2012

Specializing in film, video and graphic design with an experimental edge, Yukiko is the Berlin-based creative studio of Johannes Conrad and Michelle Phillips. The studio's latest project has seen them collaborate with designer and Central St Martins graduate, Thomas Wakeford, on a unique short film showcasing Wakeford's Autumn/Winter 2012-13 Collection.

Jack Smylie

Doug Aitken: The Source

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Doug Aitken: The Source

24/09/2012

The Source is the name of a new project directed by multi-media artist, Doug Aitken, which contemplates where creativity comes from. The film series sees Aitken in talks with notable figures from across the creative spectrum - from musicians, to actors, to architects, all of whom ponder the source of their creative output. The series is currently showing at the Tate Modern.

 

 

Jack Smylie

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