Monday, 11 September 2017

Movie Anarchy - No School, No Rules

Fabrizio Federico
It's time to take a trip into the chaotic world that is the film LOON, filmmaker Fabrizio Federico's new anti-film. The flower children in this movie are young rotten, racist & rude. 

At the core of the film LOON lies a folie à deux relationship between two cousins, 16 year old Charlie Sheen (who wishes to be called 'Keith' - even though no one does) and his poison minded 18 year old cousin Georgia Sheen; who's aggressive, cunning, sexual personality has hypnotised her younger cousin into doing anything she wishes.

An experimental melodrama with presidential assassination bulletins and a parody of children's record-read along book set. Charlie is a nihilistic icon, he's a kleptomaniac and a compulsive liar living in an incestuous tight knit family who have created a pillow world for him (he's also on prescription tablets - his medical condition is never explained), to sink deeper into his fantasy lifestyle of becoming a famous drummer like his hero Keith Moon.

The climate of Brexit looms as this tragedy unfolds. While unemployed his loner life is largely based on crime, daydreaming and pleasing Georgia's superior super-woman Nietzsche mind.                                                                                                                      
''Id rather create chaotic films, they're more beautiful.  Parent's hate my movies, cose I deal in state's of mind not discipline. It's the antithesis of professionalism & craftsmanship - more like sorcery. Be childish & irresponsible when creating, with the minimum of means. Regard my projects as epileptic fits.''

An auteur filmmaker. Born in the UK in 1983 and the oldest of  6 siblings, Federico was raised in an Italian/Jamaican culture.  After surviving a house fire in 1989 which started late one night while he was watching Godzilla, him and his family narrowly escaped with their lives, having to escape by jumping out of their upstairs window. All that survived from their house was a photo of his recently deceased grandfather.

He fell in love with cinema as a young boy after moving to Italy. Films such as the Italian Spaghetti Westerns, Casper cartoons and the comedies of Paolo Villaggio (Fantozzi) all made an impression - as a teenager more avant-garde films by Dennis Hopper, Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol & Pasolini  captured his imagination to create movies outside of the mainstream.



After being deported from the USA in 2006 Federico settled back in the UK.
For his debut feature film Black Biscuit (2012) he chose homeless people, sex workers & addicts to star in the film. Raising the funds by nude life modeling & going from door to door asking people to donate a £1.00. Most of the filming was done using car crash stolen cameras, mobile phones and children's cameras. There was no script, and he didn't tell anyone what the movie's plot was about during filming. His only direction was ''just be yourselves and either make me sick, amazed or inspired'' The film was called ''A rubik's cube of images.''

It was around this time that his controversial PINK8 manifesto emerged, which created hostility, uncomprehending indifference and submission in the filmmaking world.

In The Milk Man (2013) became an abandoned vérité film project. The movie focused on a milk man who spiked local families milk bottles with LSD on his morning route's. The project was abandoned after the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) who were notified about the film and threatened to sue over alleged defamation regarding the films subject.

His next film Pregnant (2015) was released, which focuses on technology addiction in the 21st century & the mass hypnosis of a generation''. We witness the Facebook/Youtube generation's inner spiritual stagnation & mass disconnection from society, as they come to grips with this new madness called reality. During the filmming Federico was accused of arson after a misunderstanding concerning one of the films shoots.

During this period Jett Hollywood was born. Federico's alter-ego (Ziggy Stardust's illegitimate son). A filmmaker from Mars.
He promised to create two films and then commit 'cinema suicide'. Evolution Of The Earth Angel (2015) & Anarchy In The UK (2016) were the two films that emerged.
A controversy emerged from a Jett Hollywood's suicide note which appeared online by his alter ego Jett Hollywood which resulted in an inquest. It prompted a disappearance case which revolved around the cryptic note which has since been withheld.
In 2016 the 1st Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival launched 30 international films across the world, exploring today's Underground/Cult cinema makers.



Monday, 31 July 2017

CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED - The Story of LOON



The flower children in this film are young rotten, racist & rude. 

Folie à deux (/fɒˈli ə ˈduː/; pronunciation: ​[fɔli a dø];
French for "When Two People Go Insane Together''.

At the core of the film LOON lies a folie à deux relationship between two cousins, 16 year old Charlie Sheen (who wishes to be called 'Keith' - but nobody ever calls him) and his poison minded 18 year old cousin Georgia Sheen; who's aggressive, cunning, sexual personality has hypnotised her younger cousin into doing anything. 

''I wanted the film to reflect a prescription medication weekend, it's shook up in a black & white salad bowl''.
Fabrizio Federico

Charlie is on prescription medication (you decide what his diagnosis is) and his mother (a serial killer obsessed twin) is his gate keeper. He is a walking ball of karma. Surrounded by his twisted family (the whole street is populated by the Sheen family) Charlie's behavior is becoming darker. 

Charlie is dumb, so dumb in fact that it fools people. 
He has become obsessed with learning how to play the drums and to mirror his mod teen idol Keith Moon, one of the wildest drummers of the 60's and who's generation experimented with the unraveling of social and conventional modes.

An experimental melodrama with presidential assassination bulletins, Charlie is a kleptomaniac and a compulsive liar living in an incestuous tight knit family who have created a pillow world for him to sink deeper into his lifestyle. Light, love and protection are missing in both their worlds. 
While unemployed his loner life is largely based on crime, daydreaming and pleasing Georgia's superior superwoman Nietzsche mind. 

Charlie is fucked......but how fucked?
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Year of the Rooster: 2017

Isis attacks throughout the world
Fake news - The wars on words
AI (artificial intelligence) - cool and creepily real
Donald Trump becomes president
Brexit 
North Korea's nuclear threats















Saturday, 22 July 2017

Interview with filmmaker Kurtz Frausun

  Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival  (2017)

What does your film Peacock express about today’s generation?
That they are desperately searching for definition. The Artist for his Muse. We are a blank and lost generation with too much empty hope. 


What social circumstances lead you to make your new film?
I broke up with my ex before the start of the film after she tried stabbing me during a nervous breakdown. She was my Muse and after losing her, especially with a threat to my life, I realized I needed to document my experience. I spent two months editing with barely any sleep. Started hallucinating, but made it through. 


What do you think about the PINK8 Manifesto & Punk Cinema?
Punk Cinema is what we need more of. Hollywood is a shit storm that, with any hope, will come crashing down on itself like a diseased temple. 


Whats next for you?
I'm opening my own gallery in Irving where I will be featuring my kinky photography work. I'm also working on a documentary about the Trans experience. 


Thursday, 13 July 2017

THE FILM FESTIVAL OF THE FUTURE


THE FUTURE OF CINEMA now lives on YouTube & Vimeo.

Over the past decade cinema tickets have taken an enormous dive in sales, some say the cinema industry has now become what the music industry has been for a while, dead.
Forget about the ODEON, Showcase & Picture House, because cinema has now moved to the INTERNET.
Known or Unknown, but whats SO good about all this, is that it's now FREE, and no longer in the hands of the corporations.

The STRAIGHT-JACKET Guerrilla Film Festival wants to show you the films that surround this new age, which you're lucky to be alive for. 
A surrealistic world of the FOOD FIGHT that is life **innovative moving image that contributes to the creative nut inside you**
But from a film festival perspective - Why only screen the films for one day at a corner cinema house for 50 people, when you can share your film with the whole wide world live online to a billion people!

A courageous voice for mind-expanding visuals plus to show the liberated rebel at the peak of their eureka moment. No film must go left or right, but ZIGZAG.

Whats great about this festival is it supports dangerous cinema from across the globe. Psychedelic eyes & film anarchy endorsed by the individual not the follower in developing a path for future innovators.
The gift of anti-beauty as the new beauty, not concerned about curing your madness but WELCOMING it.

Tune in here, starting August 15th, 2017: http://straightjacketguerrillafilmfestival.com





Monday, 3 July 2017

Interview with filmmaker Andy Warpigs

  Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival  (2017)

What does your film express about today’s generation?
Our film is kind of poking fun at the alienation of our generation. We're all poor and just doing the best with what we got, the side hustle generation!

What social circumstances lead you to make your new film?
Working with homeless and traveling artists as well as throwing house shows and other under the radar events in Phoenix and Tempe helped shape this project. The increased police presence has forced those in the art scene here to work in a more close knit way. We got away with a lot of shit for a while though, and encourage more people to do the same ;)

What do you think about the PINK8 Manifesto & Punk Cinema?
I dig the Pink8 Manifesto, and I think rebel cinema is the way forward. Hollywood tells the same boring stories over and over, and America fucking sucks anyway. Most of the people here read at a sixth grade level or lower. It's up to the creative's to keep the world provocative and interesting. 

Whats next for you?
We're releasing several new videos for the new Andy Warpigs album 'Counter Culture-Shock!' through DeLunula.com and planning more subversive activities through Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tempe, and Denver. 

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Interview with Filmmaker Blaise Kolodychuk

   Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival (2017)


What does your film Night Of The Shadow People express about today’s generation?
The film takes place in another reality on another planet. As do today's generation.

What social circumstances lead you to make your new film?
Night of the Shadow People is my first attempt at a live action film that resides within an entirely made up world. It's actually about childhood trauma and the difference between avoiding things and using escapism to solve your problems and confronting your fears and solving problems. All the characters are different aspects of a single struggle. This is all placed within a fantasy sci-fi world of robots, wizards, monsters, heroes and villains.

What do you think about the PINK8 Manifesto & Punk Cinema?
At quick glance of this manifesto, the the spirit of what I believe in is in there, I think however there are too many rules and it isn't very punk. Do what you damn well want instead of subscribing to some kind of manifesto written by someone else. If you went to film school, make a movie, if you wanna make a movie, make a movie, if you want people off the street get them, if you want someone who considers them self an actor get them.. Make it any fucking length you want. Everything is valid, acceptance is the key, not grunge elitism. Sometimes I make movies following every point of that manifesto, and sometimes I don't. Who gives a fuck. as long as you are telling people your story or or message or whatever. 

Whats next for you?
I'm completing a slasher film series that was started in 1981 by my brother. It is a 10 part horror series and he completed part 10 in 1993. The problem is he never made part 9. So that's what I am doing this summer. 24 years later this whole twisted saga about a guy and his Teddy bear who kill people is going to be completed.Lots of blood.


Friday, 16 June 2017

Interview with filmmaker Thomas Eikrem

    Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival   (2017)

What does your film express about today’s generation?
Today’s generation is doomed and is going to Hell! I was shooting the feature “Le Accelerator”, and this short is one scene from the movie. I believe in yesterday and shot it entirely on Super 8mm. www.leaccelerator.com
What social circumstances lead you to make your new film?
I was originally shooting a post traumatic horror movie in Detroit called “Detroit Rising”. One of the actors died, and the writer never finished the voice over, so I decided to put that one on hold and make a movie where I would do everything myself. Now, with “Le Accelerator” done, I have resurrected “Detroit Rising”, replacing the actor with Jim VanBebber of “Manson Family”-fame and the writer with Tim Dry (“Xtro”, “Return of the Jedi”).
What do you think about the PINK8 Manifesto & Punk Cinema?
It’s good! Rules are there to be broken, especially as cinema has deteriorated. Everything looks the same.
Whats next for you?
Finish the Detroit horror movie “Detroit Rising”, release “Le Accelerator” and shot the third instalment in my vampire saga “Vampiras Satanicas”. www.detroit-rising.com