Filmed over many years and seasons, here’s a new experimental film called The Door. What I like about something like this are the tactile elements: scratches, flecks, dust, various film transfers, distortions, and painting on the celluloid. I’ve heard this concept of feeling the materiality in a film referred to as cinematicity.
A door is a barrier, a line, and a moment of rupture in time. In our feature film, Goblin, there are many similar doors that characters pass through. Some of these doors are physical, some of them are ones of consciousness, and some of them are to other realities. Please help bring Goblin into production by visiting and supporting our Kickstarter –> HERE!
My latest documentary, The Last Reel, is now available to watch online (below).
The film documents the Plaza Maplewood Theater’s final days prior to handing its keys over to a neighboring megachurch. It’s at times a sad film; it’s Minnesotan; it’s an ode; it’s got some 35mm, an old projection booth, some animation, some religion, some Sam Raimi and Evil Dead — it’s about community. It feels like it could be any town with a small movie theater going through change.
Before editing, I sat on the footage for a few years (it was filmed in 2013), because I was freelancing on other projects, but the distance provided some perspective in regards to our current place of digital cinema, streaming, and the plethora of screens available, etc. This documentary is special to me, too, because it’s about a theater I went to as a kid. Theaters and movies have been a part of my life (leisure, work, and creative); they’re very important to me. The movie theater, a communal experience of the darkened room and light on the screen and the act of watching cinema, have also had a profound influence on my current project, Goblin (which I’m currently trying to crowdfund).
Today is the first day that The Last Reel is available publicly. I hope you enjoy it! And please remember our crowdfunding campaign; we need your support –>
Our Kickstarter Campaign is now live. Please check it out and contribute. There are many excellent rewards.
The possibility of our low-budget feature film, Goblin, has been a couple years in the making. We previously expected some private investment to help get us into the production period, but that contribution is no longer. Now we need to raise the funds through this crowdfunding campaign; I’ve never done one, but I will surely try to reach our goal over the next 28 days. We will be releasing new short films on this page, at GoblinTheFilm.com, GoblinTheFilm Facebook Page, and through other social media like my Instagram and the Goblin Instagram.
Please contribute what you can. If you are unable to donate with a money contribution, we hope that you spread the word about our Kickstarter.