For Immediate Release:Award winning northwest filmmaker Jon Behrens will be screening two of his most recent films at the 5th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival in Sydney Australia. Each of the films have been programmed into two different programs that will play on Sept 11 2011
SUFF is back for its 5th year with political, provocative and perverse films. Exploring themes and landscapes where other films have feared to tread, SUFF’s program is made up of independent and experimental features and shorts from around the world. Offering Sydney audiences a chance to escape from the mainstream and tuck into some completely different. Located at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville, SUFF promises to screen “independent films that transgress the status quo and challenge the conservative conventions of filmmaking”. Never one to shy away from controversy and always providing exciting programming this year’s festival runs over the weekend of the 8th-11th September including plenty of Australian premieres.
Anatomy of the Vertebrate Retina
This film is 6th installment of what is being called the Anomalies Cycle of films. This film is also created ...using hand painted sections of clear 16mm film. This time I used custom made dye’s that I call Kenville dyes. By the time I did this film I was experimenting with doing several layers of exposures onto one another at different speeds. I also created this films sound design.
2011, 16mm, color, sound, 6minTHIS FILM WILL BE PLAYING ON SUNDAY SEPT 11TH IN THE PROGRAM LSD FACTORY AT 5:30 PM
A Meditation in Color and Light
This film is entirely made from hand painted sections of clear 16mm film, along with hand manipulated sections of found film. The footage was then re-photographed on a JK Optical printer I also used a variety of different light gels, to create this cinema poem. I also created the sound design.
2010, 16mm, color, sound, 6min
THIS FILM WILL BE PLAYING ON SUNDAY SEPT 11TH IN THE PROGRAM ANIMATION FORNICATION 4:30 PM
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