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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…

 

Renowned, dissident artist Ai Weiwei performed his role while he was still under house arrest.

 

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

 

World Premiere: Telluride Film Festival.

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
“Wonderful” - BoingBoing

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.

 

WARNING: Contains scenes of vegetable sensuality.

 

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” and the fundraising teaser for our secret sci-fi shoot in China.