70 MIN / COLOR / FRANCO-ITALIAN + ENGLISH / SURROUND

 NOMOTOPOWELL  explores unnamed histories around a village in Florida. Structured as a travelogue, and combining landscapes with abstracted archival texts and voices, the film summons the spirits that haunt a shape-shifting territory, reflecting a violent national residue without ever leaving the village.




WORLD PREMIERE
FIDMarseille
- International Competition -



FIDMarseille Interview
English 

Cineuropa
49 world premieres on the agenda at FIDMarseille

Screen Daily
FIDMarseille 2022 unveils line-up



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SPANISH PREMIERE
COMPETITION
NOVOS CINEMAS E07
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA DE PONTEVEDRA
- SECCION OFICIAL -




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LATIN AMERICAN PREMIERE
Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Buenos Aires | FIDBA #10
- International Competition -



CALIGARI Interview 
English / Español





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RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS
2023 EDITION




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NOMOTOPOWELL Work in Progress - Pitching at
Ji.Hlava IDFF 2021 : New Visions Forum: US

Variety
U.S. Documentaries Selected for
Ji.hlava Film Festival’s New Visions Forum





     

AWARD NOMINATIONS


Grand Prix of the International Competition (FIDMarseille)

Premio a la Mejor Película de la Competencia Internacional de Largometrajes (FIDBA) 

Premio NOVOS CINEMAS á mellor longametraxe da Sección Oficial (NOVOS Cinemas)

Premio XURADO NOVO á mellor dirección da Sección Oficial (NOVOS Cinemas)

Premio da CRÍTICA ao mellor filme das seccións competitivas (NOVOS Cinemas)

Premio do PÚBLICO (NOVOS Cinemas)




INQUIRY


NOMOTOPOWELL [a] GMAIL 





CREDITS


A film by
Brent Chesanek

Cinematography
Owen Levelle
Brent Chesanek

Original score
Chris Zabriskie

Narration
Alessandro Magania
Daniel B.C. Powell
Wendy Kay White
Krysta Wallrauch
Ana M. Beranek

Re-recording Mixer
Kevin T. Allen










European Festival Poster
 
North American Key Art



 
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 CITY WORLD  is an investigation into the whereabouts of an unseen child narrator, set in the lifeless suburbs around Orlando, Florida. Told by mixing documentary footage with fantasy elements, the boy's tale slowly swivels from a possible theme park ride into his own harrowing familial reality.



69 MIN / COLOR / ENGLISH / STEREO


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WORLD PREMIERE
Seattle International Film Festival


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INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
CPH:DOX | Main Competition





   

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AWARDS

BEST DOCUMENTARY - CINEMA AT THE EDGE (2013)





NOMINATIONS

DOX AWARD - CPH:DOX (2012)
NARRATIVE GRAND PRIZE - IndieMemphis (2012)




SCREENINGS

CPH:DOX (Denmark)
Seattle International Film Festival (USA)
Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal (Canada)
DOXA Vancouver (Canada)
IndieMemphis (USA)
Denver Film Festival (USA)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (USA)
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (USA)
Cinema At The Edge (USA)
Southern Alabama Film Festival (USA)
Hammer To Nail Screening Series (USA)
Cinema Zuid (Belgium)
Visions.MTL (Canada)






CREDITS

A film by
Brent Chesanek

Produced by
Yvette Granata
Justin Strawhand

Original score by
Chris Zabriskie

Narrated by
Sean Kaufman

Edited by
Brent Chesanek
Stacey Foster

Sound design & mix by
Steven Dressler

Casting by
Zan Ludlum
















 EXODUS DAMAGE  is a music video shot on film for John Vanderslice, from his album PIXEL REVOLT, released on Barsuk Records.

All still photography was shot on 35mm film. Most of it is by John Vanderslice himself. 

The Super 8mm film was mostly shot in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn.  

Chris Zabriskie shot additional Super 8mm footage in the Pacific Northwest of America. Zabriskie also served as Producer and Co-editor.

Thomas Aske Berg plays the lead. He shot a roll of 35mm film with the broken Russian rangefinder as we were shooting his scenes in Brighton Beach.  

5min 5sec / Super8mm + 35mm 






FEATURED IN:

Sundance Film Festival Insider

Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes
Top 100 Videos of All Time
by Saul Austerlitz

PASTE Magazine Issue 23

MTVu Video of the Year nominee

DoCopenhagen Top 50 Videos 2005










24 MIN / ENGLISH + RUSSIAN / COLOR / STEREO / 2009


  BRETHREN ARISE   is a three-part meditation on solitude, environment, and big box retail.

The film was inspired by a song of the same name by Chris Zabriskie, which features throughout the film. 











AWARDS:
Zero Film Festival Los Angeles (WINNER Best Experimental)
Zero Film Festival New York (WINNER Best Experimental)


SCREENINGS:
Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 (Miami, FL USA)
Singapore International Film Festival (Singapore)
Zero Film Festival LA (Los Angeles, CA USA)
Zero Film Festival NY (New York City, NY USA)
Canyon Gorge International Film Festival (Oregon USA)
River's Edge International Film Festival (Kentucky USA)
Costa Rica International Film Festival (Montezuma, CR)
Spark Art Space (Syracuse NY)
Cinecycle (Toronto, Canada)
Cable Car Cinema (Providence RI, USA)
WAMC's "The Linda" Performing Arts Center (Albany, NY USA)
The Hexagon (Baltimore, MD USA)
Anthology Film Archives (NYC, NY, USA)
Videology (with live score by Julia Kent) (Brooklyn, NY USA)


CREDITS:

a film by 
Brent Chesanek

Photographed by
Jason Cacioppo

Music by
Chris Zabriskie

Featuring
Ben Toht, Amelia Martin, Meghan Doherty, Alessandro Magania, Stass Klassen

Sound design & mix
Jeff Hinton












 TRANCE MANUAL  is a music video shot primarily on film for John Vanderslice, from his album PIXEL REVOLT, released on Barsuk Records.

The bulk of the footage was shot on Super 8mm film by Jesse Roff. 

The reverse angle (horizon) was composited digitally using matte painting, miniatures, and cloud tank techniques captured on MiniDV. 

Amelia Martin plays the lead.



4 min / Super8mm + Digital / Stereo

Written, produced, directed
and edited by Brent Chesanek

Photographed by Jesse Roff

Assistant camera by Phillip Kang

Featuring Amelia Martin