I'm currently working as a sound effects editor / sound designer for film and in love with every minute of it. I'm also a budding cinephile, with some of my favorite directors being Andrei Tarkovsky, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Park Chan-Wook, The Coen Brothers, and Lars von Trier (the list could go on forever). I love sound, especially within the boundless realms of storytelling. From the most unintelligible crackling gibberish to the smoothest of melodious murmurs, I love it all.
Music video LAMU invokes the talents of Montreal-based band Rivver and director Mathieu Grimard. A beautifully captured sequence of, what seemed like to me, separate splices from other potentially intriguing films. Check it all out after the jump!
UK singer / songwriter Rae Morris and Danish director Nadia Marquard Otzen deliver a black-and-white art gallery of moving sculptures in the music video for Skin. A playful and intricate combination / intersection of texture and movement. Check out more after the jump!
“If it’s in a word or it’s in a book… You can’t get rid of The Babadook.” A creepy tagline for a psychologically menacing feature debut from Australian director Jennifer Kent. Check it all out after the jump!
Director Denis Villeneuve (previously featured on EK for his amazing work on INCENDIES and short film NEXT FLOOR), continues to amaze after his english debut PRISONERS with the psychosexual mind-bender Enemy.
VFX specialist Mauricio Baiocchi’s short film Cicada Princess adapts the perplexing natural lifecycle of these insects into a live-action animated fairytale. Check out the full stream right after the jump.
Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer (known for SEXY BEAST, BIRTH, Massive Attack’s KARMACOMA and Radiohead’s KARMA POLICE) presents his latest feature Under the Skin. A psychological piece that coldly observes humanity and sexuality through the gaze of an opposing outside force. Get more goosebumps after the jump.
A beautiful array of foliage and scenery overlay the abstract ongoings of music video Be Around, performed by Bay Area / Los Angeles-based soul-infused rock band The Peach Kings. Visionary props going to director Paul Trillo and studio Funkhaus.
OBJEKT V is a physical / virtual collaborative effort by Max Negrelli, Jonas Wiese, and post-production studio URBANSCREEN. Together they blend the realms of VFX, 3D projection and 3D printing into one visually perplexing experience that bends the brain.
Paweł Pawlikowski’s latest feature film Ida plants its core focus on the controversies between Polish Catholics and Jews during the 1960s. A beautifully shot and framed look at the conflicts and opinions of that time.
Director Mike Flanagan re-adapts his inventive short film Oculus into a feature length film of the same name. What began as an experiment in fear, has now evolved into a complex tonal crime drama about proving the reality of the supernatural.
While no stranger to his work in documentaries and short films, The Rocket marks director Kim Mordaunt’s first narrative feature. A boy and his family living in a small village of Laos must depart on a journey to find their new home.