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MINNEAPOLIS PROJECT 2010

Final Film Program (in program order)

Dischord

Film Title: "Dischord"
Filmmakers: Tyler Jensen & Jaime Carrera
Location: Boom Island/Bottineau Neighborhood
Actors: Chris Tures
Running time: 4 min.
Camera/Format: Unknown
Synopsis: A struggling musician aspires to be a legendary rock star. His natural musical talent and charisma have slowly cultivated him a small adoring league of fans, but his crushing need to survive the hand-to-mouth life he exists in threatens to extinguish his dream.

   

Tomorrow

Film Title: "Tomorrow"
Filmmaker: John Koch
Location: Uptown
Actors: Betsy Hieb, Andy Elwell, Jonathan Waldo
Running time: 5 min.
Camera/Format: Canon 5D Mark II, HD video
Synopsis: A woman goes on a first date in a popular Uptown restaurant, with unexpected results.

   

The Lovers

Film Title: "The Lovers"
Filmmaker: Brian Murnion
Location: Gateway District
Actors: Barbra Berlovitz and Jon Ferguson
Running time: 5 min.
Camera/Format: Canon 5D Mark II, HD video
Synopsis: As an adult, it is often difficult to act like we should when it comes to problems in our relationships. In "The Lovers," a woman takes the first step in approaching her lover seeking to understand the purpose of their existence.

 

 

Urban Agrarian Woman

Film Title: "Urban Agrarian Woman"
Filmmaker: John Akre
Location: Powderhorn Park
Actors: Jenny Adams, Joel Liestman, Andy Sturdevant
Running time: 5 min
Camera/Format: Animation
Synopsis: Brian and Jack come across a pile of junk in Powderhorn Park. Urban Agrarian Woman arrives just in time on her homemade flying bicycle. Riding along with her is her sidekick rooster Jethro. Urban Agrarian Woman turns silk purse into sow's ear as Brian and Jack watch, amazed. The piece was animated to a live performance at Powderkeg Live! at the Ritz Theater.

   

Transfer

Film Title: "Transfer"
Filmmaker: Todd Wardrope
Location: Route 5 Metro Transit Bus Stop
Actors: Danica Sanders, Tim Sheehan, Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding
Running time: 5 min
Cameras/Format: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon XH-A1, and Kodak Playsport
Synopsis: A couple discovers their relationship is taking a different route than expected.

   

Claudia

Film Title: "Claudia"
Filmmaker: Stephen Gurewitz
Location: Northeast
Actors: Annie Einan, Hardy Coleman, Martina Priadka
Running time: 4 min, 15 sec
Camera/Format: 16mm color film
Synopsis: Claudia pays an old friend an unexpected visit.

 

 

Band Box Diner

Film Title: "Band Box Diner"
Filmmaker: Amy Mattila
Location: Elliot Park Neighborhood
Actors: Ron Moody, Cole Meyer, Todd Lester, Amy Mattila
Running time: 5 min
Camera/Format: Canon GL2, SD video
Synopsis: A short piece exploring the relationship of fathers and sons and the way they interact and communicate in the world. The film takes place in the oldest diner in Minneapolis that's been around for three generations.

 

 

Firmament Collapse

Film Title: "Firmament Collapse"
Filmmaker: Allen Keating-Moore
Location: Phillips Neighborhood
Actor: Raymond Merchant
Running time: 5 min
Camera/Format: Canon ZR 800 Mini-DV camera, a Sony DCR-TRV460 Digital 8 camera, and a Polaroid 600 instant film camera.
Synopsis: Firmament Collapse deals with the search for an authentic self in the turbulent existential arena of contemporary life. It's also a cinematic exploration of place, of rootedness, and of the struggle to find authenticity not somewhere else, but within, right where one stands.

 

 

Parade

Film Title: "Parade"
Filmmakers: Tyler Jensen & Jaime Carrera
Location: Powderhorn Neighborhood
Actors: Kimberly Lesik
Running time: 4 min.
Camera/Format: Unknown
Synopsis: A female protagonist's loveless marriage finally comes to a halt when she discovers evidence of her husband's infidelity. As she robotically endures the daily household chores on what was to be another typical day, thoughts of this deep set betrayal begin to sink in to her consciousness as she considers what is to follow.

 

 

Shudder 13

Film Title: "Shudder 13"
Filmmaker: Dave Deal
Location: 35W Bridge/Bohemian Flats
Actors: None
Running time: 4 min, 15 sec
Camera/Format: Sony PDX10, SD video
Synopsis: The strong new 35W bridge contrasted by the ruins of the old bridge grown over with green new life and an eerie counter-balance.

   

Yesterday

Film Title: "Yesterday"
Filmmaker: John Koch
Location: Dinkytown
Actors: William Ogura, David Bennett
Running time: 5 min.
Camera/Format: Canon XH-A1, HDV video
Synopsis: A man on the verge of moving to work in Japan returns to his college stomping grounds to find there isn't much left of his old life.

 

 

shut(ter)

Film Title: "shut(ter)"
Filmmaker: Nathan Gilbert
Location: Phillips Neighborhood
Actors: None
Running time: 4 min, 59 sec
Camera/Format: Canon Vixia HG20, HD video
Synopsis: This film is a dream. Filmed in the streets, a space of transience, a space between, which is all too often used in the dream of boundary and separation, but that can be used for so much more, protest, party, play, etc, this film is a celebration in color.

 

 

Free Puppies

Film Title: "Free Puppies"
Filmmaker: Dan Dockery
Location: Underground
Actors: Eric Hillman, Dana Hunter, Morgan Stana
Running time: 5 min
Camera/Format: Canon 5D Mark II and Canon HV30, HD video
Synopsis: Aliens crash on Earth, are mistaken for puppies, and one is adopted by a couple.

 

 

Raw Honey

Film Title: "Raw Honey"
Filmmaker: Abdi Hassan
Location: Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood
Actors: None
Running time: 5 min
Camera/Format: GoPro HD Hero
Synopsis: On the afternoon of August 31, 2010, Abdi Hassan wore a small camera around his neck as he went about his business in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, where he lives. This film is a
condensed version of the footage that was captured, with natural sound and chronology kept intact. Along the way, he discovers that a friend is trying to repair his car, which suffers from "internal leaking", by watching videos on YouTube. "Raw Honey" is named after an ingredient in East African cooking, until recently sold in the bulk section of the former North Country Coop.

 

 

Yesterday

Film Title: "We Major"
Filmmaker: Brian Murnion
Location: Downtown - Skyways
Actors: Brian Murnion, Yong Hak Kim
Running time: 5 min.
Camera/Format: Canon 5D Mark II, HD video
Synopsis: Andy, a recent grad student waits for his life to start as he makes his way to a job interview. He unconsciously examines his environment, hoping to figure things out for himself.

 

 

Wedge Walk

Film Title: "Wedge Walk"
Filmmaker: Sam Thompson
Location: Wedge/Lowry Hill East Neighborhood
Actors: Unknown
Running time: 4 min
Camera/Format: Canon 7D, HD video
Synopsis: A walk through the Wedge reveals true color.

 

 

Loon Lake Dance

Film Title: "Loon Lake Dance"
Filmmaker: Dave Deal
Location: Lake Calhoun
Actors: None
Running time: 4 min 56 sec
Camera/Format: Sony PDX10, SD video
Synopsis: Water, sun, life expected and unknown contrasting spirit of Lake Calhoun (known to the first inhabitants as "Loon Lake").

   

Lakewood

Film Title: "Lakewood"
Filmmaker: Sam Hoolihan
Location: Lakewood Cemetery
Actors: None
Running time: 4 min
Camera/Format: Super 8mm color film
Synopsis: I have always considered Lakewood Cemetery as one of Minneapolis' best kept secrets. Time seems to change entering the gates, everything slows down and a hushed silence sets in. This film is a walk through the grounds with a hand-held super 8 camera. It is a portrait of Lakewood in the spirit of the cyclical nature of time.

 

 

You. Me. Here.

Film Title: "You. Me. Here."
Filmmakers: Andrea Bursott &
Corey Lawson
Location: Nicollet Island
Actors: Anna Lewein and Corey Lawson
Running time: 5 min, 24 sec
Camera/Format: Panasonic HMC, HD video
Synopsis: A young man and woman discuss life and their relationship while on Nicollet Island.

   

The Gallery

Film Title: "The Gallery"
Filmmaker: Todd Wardrope
Location: Whittier Neighborhood
Actors: Shawn Boyd and Andrea Gullixson
Running time: 5 min
Cameras/Format: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon XH-A1, and Kodak Playsport
Synopsis: A couple discover that there are few things they see the same way.

   

Passing

Film Title: "Passing"
Filmmakers: Tyler Jensen & Jaime Carrera
Location: Loring Park
Running time: 4 min.
Camera/Format: Unknown
Synopsis: A male-identified character's uncertainty about society's perception of him as a man begins to haunt his thoughts. Although he has undoubtedly assembled a life of masculinity both in body and mind, the insecurity of detection is reflected in various occurrences throughout his day.

 

 

Air Conditioner

Film Title: "Air Conditioner"
Filmmaker: Gabriel Cheifetz
Location: Midtown Greenway
Actors: None
Running time: 4 min, 30 sec
Camera/Format: GoPro HD Hero
Synopsis: Air Conditioner is an experiential story about the Midtown Greenway, a bike highway in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The film is an expression of the sensation of different parts of the body as they transit the Greenway - arms, head, and legs. The Greenway has been called a natural "air conditioner" that cuts across the city, and the film presents the bodily experience of transportation through that air conditioner.

   

Today

Film Title: "Today"
Filmmaker: John Koch
Location: Minnehaha Falls
Actors: Jennifer Prettyman, Jon Lundberg
Running time: 5 min.
Camera/Format: Canon XH-A1, HDV video
Synopsis: A young woman contemplates the value of life lived in the moment as she sits in Minnehaha Falls Park, and is approached by a stranger.

 

 

Rescue Me

Film Title: "The Rescue"
Filmmakers: Yoko Okumura &
Elizabeth Mims
Location: Kenwood Neighborhood
Actors: Abby O'Neil, Bob Goodale, Allie Miller
Running time: 8 min
Camera/Format: Canon 7D, HD video
Synopsis: Through an unfortunate scheme by her
sister, nine year old Abby loses her prized Minnesota Vikings Gnomes to her grumpy neighbor. Abby will do anything to get her gnome back home. www.therescue.weebly.com

 

 
   

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