Saturday, October 30, 2004

Where I been, what I seen...

With no clear reason other than a window of opportunity, I present the first in a series of pictures from the Undershorts Film Fest in Chicago last weekend. For those uninitiated, Undershorts is a film-fest/celebration of performance multimedia that's been running now for seven years strong. It was truly an amazing experience as a partygoer/participant, and so I took it upon myself to document it with my camera, and at well over 400 pictures, I can't say that it wasn't an enthusiastic undertaking for me.

I've widdled these down for posting on the web, but it's still a lot, so I'll be putting them up in three chunks. Admittedly, many of these shots are reduntant, but I figured they might mean more to some of the people at the show, so this is as much for attendees as anyone. The first of these entries is the pre-underparty preparations. It would take too much time to explain everything that's going on here, but as you can see there was a lot to do to get the space ready. Even without everything in place, the Congress Theater is a beautiful building and it likes being photographed.

A NOTE TO UNDERSHORTS PERFORMERS AND ATTENDEES: Feel free to use these pictures for whatever you wish and don't hesitate to email me for a higher res version. All I ask if you're using a shot for press or web use is to issue me a photo credit. Otherwise, go nuts, have fun and let's do it again soon!

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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

carrot juice

about a month ago, there was a screening at the "First Sundays" program for my short film piggy. Why a "comedy film fest" would pick Piggy of all my works is somewhat disconcerting, but regardless... at each monthly event, they draw a name from a hat to see which audience member gets to star in next month's contest film. As fate would have it, my girl Jennifer Rock was the lucky winner. At the audience's suggestion, the title "carrot juice" was thrown out and then at the event afterparty, the organizers approached me to direct the "carrot juice" film, so I was like, "yeah."

of course, carrot juice is easier said than done.

Carrot juice...

carrot juice?

Carrot Juice!

After weeks of struggling to committ to any single idea on this fascinating subject, I had a budgetary inspiration... And "carrot juice" ended up becoming something more terrifying and relevant then any of us could have ever foreseen.

The results, raw and true, are now posted herein...

the carrot juice movie

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