Present Tense

4th Dimentia

4th Dementia is a grab bag of multitalented filmmakers; small-scale indie film projects, grad school courses, and friends of friends brought  this band of sort-of-strangers together to form a cohesive group.  Lit Kilpatrick, Phil Henken, and Cale Hughes participated, and to some degree collaborated,  in previous “Fest” Festivals. They are joined by production designer Marissa Sher, making her first “Fest Fest” appearance.  The excitement of Flux Fest has brought us together, and we are happy to contribute to making the world a weirder place.

Cale Hughes is 4th Dementia’s egomanaiacal writer-director (assuming he does not have a breakdown and pass off the reins.) He previously directed “Seek Harbor” for Spooky Fest.

Lit Kilpatrick is assistant directing as well as directing post-production in coordination with Astral Studio (http://www.astral-studio.com). He’s spent the last year writing, directing, and assistant directing a variety of projects, including a film that appeared in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. You can find his fledgling website at paxcinematica.com.

Philip Henken is acting cinematographer and pulls double duty as motivational encouragement coach/voice of reason. He’s a filmmaker, editor, writer, and graduate of the New School’s Media Studies MA program currently underemployed on film and television productions. His short “Kill It” will be appearing on the film festival circuit any day now.

Marissa Sher is a production designer with experience creating crazy cool sets, props, and graphics for film and TV shoots. Her portfolio is available at marissasher.com.

LINKS
Pax Cinematica
Phil Henken’s Vimeo
Marissa Sher

 

Junta Juleil

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)

LINKS
Sean Gill Films
Rachel Klein Productions

www.rachelkleinproductions.com

 

Pocket Storms Productions

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Pocket Storms Productions is Chris Cipriano, Matt Ferrin, James P. Gannon and Joseph K. Gannon. All four were born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania but their creative aspirations eventually lead each of them to Brooklyn, where they all currently reside. After many years of being friends and working together on several film projects they officially formed Pocket Storms in 2012. Pocket Storms has produced two short films so far: Crossbow, written and directed by James P. Gannon and starring Joseph K. Gannon and Chris Cipriano and Terrapin, written by Chris Cipriano and Matt Ferrin, it was directed by Matt and also starred Chris and Joseph. Crossbow was a selection in Southside Film Festival and Terrapin was a selection in the Philip. K. Dick Film Festival. Prior to the official forming of Pocket Storms, James’ short film Cochran screened at many festivals, including SXSW. James and Joseph’s short documentary Three Envelopes was featured on upworthy.com and recieved over 20k views in one day.

This is Pocket Storms first time participating in the ‘Fest’ series. For this project all four of us shared ideas, eventually selecting an idea James came up with. From there we all contributed to the script writing process. The following roles were assumed for our film: Matt Ferrin (co-writer, producer), Chris Cipriano (co-writer, actor), James P. Gannon (story, co-writer, producer, director), Joseph K. Gannon (co-writer, producer). We are all very excited to be part of Flux Fest.

LINK
James P. Gannon 

 

Tiny Baby Bad Boys

Tiny Baby Bad Boys are Brett Glass and Grier Dill.  When describing their working relationship, people often say “Brett brings the mayonnaise, mustard, and relish, while Grier brings the bread, lettuce, and tomato.” Somehow, however, when they combine forces, they are able to manifest the turkey.  This is their third festival collaboration and it promises to be no less delicious than the last.  After obtaining culinary arts certificates, Brett and Grier dedicated their lives to translating the delicate flavors of the kitchen, to the magic of the silver screen.  They would like to thank Master Chef Bjorn Benson for his tutelage, but hopes he reconsiders the ban, and returns their emails.

LINKS:
Sunny Day Productions