We are very pumped to share our film “Back to Abstraction” at the first ever Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival in Michigan! The Festival Director & Programmer is Jerry White Jr.– his documentary 20 Years of Madness premiered at Slamdance in 2015. You can also catch it on Amazon Prime and read more about it here.
We love the festival’s mission statement–
We’re looking for films with a unique voice that tell stories in an unusual way, experiment with the medium, or explore eclectic subject matter and themes. We encourage and celebrate subversiveness, innovative use of materials and budget, and quirky independent work that doesn’t fit comfortably within any one genre.
Call them weird, cult, or niche—we know a V&T film when we see one. And though filmmaking is a collaborative effort, we have an unabashed appreciation of the auteur. We love the the absurd humor and magical realism of Terry Gilliam and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the irreverent sincerity and dysfunctional iconoclasm of John Waters and Jane Campion, the uncanny cleverness and dark mystery of Davids Cronenberg and Lynch, the tactile humanity and visceral goofiness of Jan Švankmajer and Stephen Chow, the timeless avant-garde dreamscapes of Maya Deren and Slavko Vorkapić, and the haunting beauty and moral ambiguity of Hayao Miyazaki.
We believe that filmmaking should be accessible to all and that content transcends medium. So we welcome all work whether it was shot on VHS, Super 8, an old iPhone, a DSLR, 35mm, or a 5K Red Scarlet. In fact, we have a special place in our hearts for so-called obsolete tech. We connect with characters who are outsiders, freaks, and misfits—both in front of and behind the camera!
Woo hoo! Our film will be shown on July 8th, during the Documentary Program which starts at 2:50. Tickets 5$.
It’s tough as hell to organize something like this. If you are in the area, please come out and support Jerry, his community, our film, other films you’ve never heard of before but might fall in love with– and of course, art itself. It’s going to be a blast!