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The Sand Storm 2014 (沙尘暴)

 

AI WEIWEI 艾未未   HU JIANING 胡珈宁   LI NING 李宁   BAI YAO 白瑶

 

A low-fi sci-fi art-house film in which a mysterious smuggler navigates a dystopian city where water is as scarce as honest communication…

 

Made in China. In secret. Starring dissident artist Ai Weiwei, while he was still under house arrest.

 

World Premiere: Telluride Film Festival.

 

One of the most successful short films in Kickstarter history – and its most contentious.

read more: Deadline Hollywood 2014 > >

Mister Handsome 2011

 

A love story between a grown-up girl and a mysterious friend from her childhood (plus a case against moving back in with your parents). Starring Heather Burns, Ajay Naidu, Beth Grant, Michael Chieffo, and Miles Fisher.

 

“Creepy and hilarious” - The Atlantic
“First-class acting” - Cool Hunting

read more: The Atlantic 2011 > >

Oedipus 2004

 

The story of Oedipus, in 8 minutes, performed by vegetables, in the rich tradition of Ben Hur. A sword and salad epic.

 

35mm CinemaScope. Featuring a Potato, a Tomato, Broccoli, Garlic, and Billy Dee Williams as the Bartender.

 

TRIVIA: My direction to Billy Dee Williams: “You are the handsomest bell pepper in all of Ancient Greece.”

 

The film took two years, a volunteer crew of over 100 people, more potatoes than I’d ever expected, and post-production resources donated by Industrial Light + Magic and Skywalker Sound. One of the first stop-motion films shot on a digital still camera (the technology was so new, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride crew stopped by to study our setup). Official Selection: 80+ film festivals on nearly every continent, including Sundance (World Premiere), Seattle (the Audience Award), São Paulo, Rome, and Hong Kong.

read more: New York Magazine 2007 > >

Behind the scenes...  

 

You can watch a shot-by-shot breakdown of “Oedipus” or hear why our sci-fi shoot in China nearly broke down.