Black Box Shorts

A programme of the best new experimental work from filmmakers making art, and artists making film.

Warning: this programme includes strobe-lighting effects.

World Premiere
Oh Great Now Look What Happened

The Netherlands/2007
No dialogue
Colour/35mm/1:1.75/4 min

A compelling and enigmatic impression of an unexpected and strange event. Contemporary fears and insecurities are channeled intuitively into a four minute visual narration in both stark and powerful images, at the same time blunt and humorous.

Director: Gerbrand Burger & Tijmen Hauer Producer: Gerbrand Burger, Tijmen Hauer Scriptwriter: Gerbrand Burger, Tijmen Hauer Editor: Gerbrand Burger, Tijmen Hauer DoP: Michael Brooke Music: Silver Mt Zion

Production Company:
Jasper Leijnsesnstraat 5-1, Amsterdam, 1056 XT, The Netherlands. tel: +31 64 629 0651 email: mail@gerbrandburger.nl

UK Premiere
Int.16/54//Son01/30x1

Austria/2006
No dialogue
Colour/B&W/Beta SP/4 x 3/6 min

As lyrical as a hardcore abstract video can be. A transformation of black-and-white into a glowing orange which resembles a sunrise, or the transition of a black and white film to colour.

Director: Lia Sound: @c

UK Distributor: sixpackfilm, Neubaugasse 45/13, PO Box 197, Vienna, 1071, Austria. tel: +43 1 526 0990 fax: +43 1 526 0992
email: office@sixpackfilm.com
web: www.sixpackfilm.com

UK Premiere
Swinging

Austria/2006
No dialogue
Colour/Beta SP/4 x 3/8 min

The artist discovers an individual life in the architecture of a bridge, which lets the concrete form slip into abstract patterns.

Director: Michaela Schwentner Sound: Michaela Schwentner

UK Distributor:
sixpackfilm, Neubaugasse 45/13, PO Box 197, Vienna, 1071, Austria. tel: +43 1 526 0990 fax: +43 1 526 0992
email: office@sixpackfilm.com
web: www.sixpackfilm.com

Bush
UK (N Ireland)
English dialogue
Colour/Digibeta/16 x 9 Full Height Anamorphic (FHA)/6 min

A little girl talks about her dislike for bushes. Is it a political statement?

Director: Fran Apprich Producer: Hugh McGrory Scriptwriter: Fran Apprich Editor: Kevin McDonald DoP: Fran Apprich Music: Fran Apprich Cast: Lara Grattan

Production Company: Apt 12, 55-57 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SA, N Ireland, UK. email: hugh@make.ie

UK Premiere
...as they pass...

Austria/2006
No dialogue
Colour/Beta SP/4 x 3/6 min

Bödenauer’s complex formal grammar – which has been developed in the course of extensive experiments – speaks of mechanisms and structures of memory in a way which is both sensitive and exciting.

Director: Brigitta Bödenauer Music: Pure

UK Distributor:
sixpackfilm, Neubaugasse 45/13, PO Box 197, Vienna, 1071, Austria. tel: +43 1 526 0990 fax: +43 1 526 0992
email: office@sixpackfilm.com
web: www.sixpackfilm.com

 UK Premiere
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UK (England)/2007
No dialogue
Colour/35mm/1:1.85/2 min

Eyes have been called the windows on the soul – they can reveal fears, desires, attitudes and emotions that we often can’t or won’t communicate through words and actions alone.

Director: Luke Losey Producer: Maverick Litchfield-Kelly Scriptwriter: Luke Losley DoP: Crighton Bone Sound: Tim Harrison Cast: Alison Newman

Production Company: Neath Films Ltd, 15 St Giles Tower, Gables Close, London, SE5 7QE, England, UK. tel: +44 (0)20 7708 0266 fax: +44 (0)20 7708 0266
email: i@neathfilms.com 

UK Premiere
A Million in Debt is Normal Said My Grandfather (Eine Million Kredit)

Austria/2006
English dialogue
Colour/35mm/1:1.37/22 min

This found-footage poem tells the story of the filmmaker’s family: her father’s struggle to save the furniture store inherited from her grandfather and the inevitable consequences of bankruptcy for the family.

Director: Gabriele Mathes Scriptwriter: Gabriele Mathes Editor: Gabriele Mathes, Hermann Lewetz Sound: Udo Somma Music: Andrea Sodomka Cast: Stefanie Dvorak

UK Distributor: sixpackfilm, Neubaugasse 45/13, PO Box 197, Vienna, 1071, Austria. tel: +43 1 526 0990 fax: +43 1 526 0992
email: office@sixpackfilm.com
web: www.sixpackfilm.com

UK Premiere
La Petite Illusion

Austria/2006
B&W/Beta SP/4 x 3/3 min 45 sec

The story told in La Petite Illusion is itself a kind of little illusion: it has the mere suggestion of a plot, a kind of mini-melodrama with built-in interference.

Director: Michaela Schwentner Scriptwriter: Michaela Schwentner Sound: Michaela Schwentner

UK Distributor:
sixpackfilm, Neubaugasse 45/13, PO Box 197, Vienna, 1071, Austria. tel: +43 1 526 0990 fax: +43 1 526 0992
email: office@sixpackfilm.com
web: www.sixpackfilm.com

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