Junta Juleil has been producing original works of film and theater since 2004. It was founded and is administrated by Sean Gill, who has been called “an imaginative, experienced playwright/filmmaker…[with] apocalyptic vision” by Papermag, and whose films have been described as “captivating, with a vision and creative flair very much their own” by The New York Theater Review. His films have screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, the Canadian Film Centre, the Anthology Film Archives, the NYC Downtown Shorts Festival, the LES Film Festival, Bideodromo Bilbao, PollyGrind Las Vegas (where he won “Best Transgressive Short”), and dozens of other festivals and venues. He has studied with Werner Herzog and Juan Luis Buñuel, followed public defenders for National Geographic, and was an artist-in-residence at the Bowery Poetry Club from 2011-2012.
“The Everlasting Vintage” is presented in association with The Rachel Klein Theater Ensemble, (Rachel Klein Productions) an award-winning NYC based theatrical dance, movement, and visual storytelling company that have been generating original works since 2007. Rachel Klein’s work with her company has been presented all over the city including at the Kitchen, La MaMa, Theater for the New City, DUMBO Dance Festival, legendary rock ‘n roll club Don Hill’s, Galapagos Art Space, HOWL Festival, and Off-Broadway at the Bleecker Street Theater (45 Bleecker). Nominated for the Innovative Theater Awards for Outstanding Director of a Play and for Outstanding Choreography/Movement (Circus of Circus at the House of Yes), Klein has most recently directed Around the World in 80 Days (where her direction was described as “endlessly clever” by the New York Post and “high-spirited and cheeky” by the New York Daily News), which is currently running Off-Broadway at the New Theater at 45th Street.
When and how did you start working together?
2008 with the theatrical production of Aenigma, written by Sean Gill, directed and produced by Rachel Klein. Following this initial collaboration have been numerous theater collaborations including: Go-Go Killers!, Symphony of Shadows, Stage Blood is Never Enough, and film collaborations the Tragedy of Maria Macabre, Mustache Party, La Enferma, and Girls Before Swine.
Have you participated in any past fests?
Junta Juleil Productions debuted “Growing Boy” at last year’s Spooky Fest, and Junta Juleil and the Rachel Klein Theater Ensemble collaborated on “Girls Before Swine”, which debuted at Love Fest this past February.
What inspired the idea for your film?
Loosely based on the 2012 poem by Sean Gill “I Am a Prosecco Drunk”
What is your favorite time travel film?
Somewhere in Time (1980)