UPDATE: The screening was previously stated as 3pm but it is now 5pm. See the full programme of films HERE for their "Showcase Programme" that the film is in.
Howdy! I haven't blogged in ages as I've been intensively moving house and setting up shop, but pretty much back on track now AND... I'm pleased to announce that I just got word a few days ago that The Next Room (the third in my Videos For Artists web series) will screen tomorrow as part of the 5th DocFilm Festival 2014. The screening will takes place at the Doc Media Centre (Highcross, Leicester) 8th November at 5pm as a part of a larger programme showing 11am to 7pm. There is a big array of things going on, with the entirety of November being Documentary Media Month. Well worth a look and a privelege to be a part of! Sadly I can't attend the screening but wish the festival and wider event the best of luck.
The Next Room is a short documentary that casts a wandering eye on a group of artists as they prepare for their installation performance within the Pit Theatre at London's bustling creative nucleus the Barbican Centre. Le Collectif International des Improvisateurs is made up of performers, musicians, technicians, dancers and everything in between. An eclectic, unsuspecting audience will walk through the door into The Next Room. Check out the group's brand new website.
If you're on Twitter, keep up to speed with my work and interact with me @PaulEVernon. I will soon be releasing my new dance film Branches & Bones that I made in Denmark and would love you to see it. Sincerely, thanks for reading!
The Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival begins tomorrow, with my science fiction short film MARS-II screening on the 28th of September in two days. This is currently the final screening in America for MARS-II, being a part of two film festivals in Detroit and Pasco earlier in 2014. MARS-II premiered at the 38th Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, screened in South Africa for Celludroid and was an opening film in Toronto for Monsters & Martians Science Fiction Short Film Festival. It has also screened in India and was short-listed for the Golden Blaster at The National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards! Myself and others who worked on the film are delighted that it's been seen by so many audiences around the world and I'll be bringing the film online imminently - getting our work in front of more people. You can read about the MARS-II production, behind the scenes and more in my Champion Up North interview (including a very peculiar story while filming).
Anna Jung Seo's her 81 paces exhibition, which I shot for VIDEOS FOR ARTISTS #4 at the A&D Gallery, has now concluded. The video and latest in the web series will be online soon. Check out these new preview images to see Anna's brilliant work up close and some of what will be included:
Thanks for reading my blog! I sincerely appreciate your time. You can interact with me on Twitter with my handle @PaulEVernon and don't hesitate to contact me if you want to know more about my films or the Videos For Artists web series, which has documented work in the Barbican Centre and for the London Contemporary Dance School. I'm always looking for new projects, clients and collaborators; maybe that's you? Until next time...
Websites for ANNA JUNG SEO and A&D GALLERY
VIDEOS FOR ARTISTS #4 / A&D GALLERY / Screening
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Some other quick notes before you leave... my science fiction short film MARS-II screens in Detroit (USA) in the Official Selection of the Detcon1 Film Festival in a few days on Saturday 19th of July at 7:14pm as part of 'Science Fiction & Fantasy Shorts #4'.
Also, following my blog about three art film commissions on the horizon, I have now successfully completed production on them. Phew! The first of which is completed and online (see left), a documentary for my 'Videos For Artists' web series, shot at BARBICAN CENTRE. My film for 'Filthy Lucre: Lost In The Nameless City' where I interpreted London's urban spaces with video/photography screened
at the event a few days ago and was met with a resounding ovation from the audience. I will be writing a separate blog about the making of the film very soon, sharing images of the process and research behind it, as it developed from ideas into a finished piece of work - - - I returned from Denmark about a week ago, and having gone there to shoot two films, I returned with FOUR!! I shot at a rarely captured place called Vallo Castle, dance on a beautiful Copenhagen beach and at a converted Chapel, now a dance studio: Danse Kapellet. There'll be more on these exciting finished or near completed film projects in an upcoming blog post.
THREE Art Film Commissions
#1 THE BARBICAN
On May 8th (that's tomorrow!) I'll be filming 'The Next Room' for their OPEN LAB day at renowned London arts centre THE BARBICAN in the Pit Theatre. This will be the third in my ongoing VIDEOS FOR ARTISTS series, in which I create a documentary of an exhibition/event. A document of the artist's work but also a video piece in its own right. I'm told there will be dance, body-painting and audience members recording their experiences for live broadcast. It should be very interesting to shoot and I have little specific knowledge of what to expect. I'm excited to enter the experiment fresh, sensitive to what occurs.
I'll be travelling to Denmark at the end of June for my fourth collaboration with choreographer/dancer JULIE SCHMIDT ANDREASEN. Our first piece of work together was THE BODY CANVAS, which had its World Premiere at the 'Zealous X' exhibition (Oxo Tower Wharf, Southbank, London) in late November 2013 and was mentioned in TIME OUT LONDON. We then worked together to make the FILTHY LUCRE trailer, now viewed as a separate dance-on-camera work in itself. I see this new film as a psuedo-continuation of previous work, in which similar ideology about dance and its interaction with objects or circumstance, influence and cause conversation in the movement. It will sensitively document non-performers who have signed up to Julie's workshop to interact with the environment through dance. We will also be shooting a short film showcasing new choreography from Julie, at an incredible giant dome-like location that's very picturesque, by the sea.
#3 FILTHY LUCRE
'A Film By Abigail'
A Short Evening With Films
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Independent Film Award
Boston Science Fiction Festival
Branches And Bones
Champion Up North
City Of Women
Docfilm Fest 2013
Docfilm Festival 2013
DocFilm Festival 2014
Doc Media Centre
English Short Film Festival Of Rouen
Epiphany Children's Film Festival
Fear And Desire
French Film Festival
Future Film Festival
Future Filmmakers Article/interview
Ghost Stories For Christmas
Hush Hush Film Night
Institute Of Contemporary Arts
Internationales Filmfest Emden|Norderney
International Film Festival
Invitations To Screen
I Saw The Devil
La County Museum Of Art
London School Of Contemporary Dance
London Short Film Festival
Los Angeles Children's Film Festival
Lost In The Nameless City
Masters Of Cinema Dvd
Memories Through Line & Colour
Monsters And Martians Science Fiction Film Festival
National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards
New York City
Northern Film School
Rouen Film Festival
Royston Arts Festival
San Diego Comic Con
San Diego Comic-Con
Sketches | Self-Portraits
Sleepwalkers Film Festival
Snake Alley Festival Of Film
South African Film Festival
The Barbican Centre
The Base Creative Studio
The Body Canvas
The Coal Miner's Day
The Green Serpent
The Ice Cream Men
The Next Room
The Short Cinema
This Is England Film Festival
Tri Cities International Fantastic Film Festival
Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival
Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
Videos For Artists