ISN'T PARADISE AN APPENDIX
I'm super excited that my first super 8 film in over 4 years, titled Isn't Paradise An Appendix of Botany?, will be showing in the Local Sightings Film Festival at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA. The film is a cinematic poem to the botanical beauty of the alpine meadows of Mt. Rainier National Park, and was shot on Agfa 200D reversal film at locations up and down the trails of the mountain. If you live in Seattle or the environs, you can catch it in the Experimental short film showcase on Sept. 26 at NWFF. After the festival I'll post the entire film but you can check out the trailer and still images from the film below...
Local Sightings is Seattle’s only festival dedicated to Pacific Northwest films and filmmakers: a showcase of new films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, the Yukon and British Columbia. Produced every year by Northwest Film Forum, the festival features new films, parties, juried prizes, artist talks, performances and networking events held throughout the week which allow film lovers and filmmakers to explore local creativity together.
Isn't Paradise an Appendix of Botany? is my second super 8 film to be included in a film festival, the first being The Dream of Roman Signer's Camera, an experimental time-lapse film I shot using custom built camera housing draped over the side of a hot air balloon on a chilly autumn morning in Virginia. Roman Signer's Camera featured a soundtrack by James Plotkin and premiered in 2014 at the annual Super GR8 film festival in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Visit my Vimeo page if you'd like to see more of my super 8 films from around the world, along with various video art projects I've done over the years. I also curate an instagram feed @super8clips that highlights filmmakers still using this fun and funky film gauge.