70 MIN / COLOR / FRENCH + ENGLISH / SURROUND

 NOMOTOPOWELL  explores the unnamed histories of lost settlements and human skulls 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.







FIDMarseille Interview:
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CALIGARI Interview:
English / Español


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Cineuropa: 49 world premieres on the agenda at FIDMarseille 

Screen Daily: FIDMarseille 2022 unveils line-up







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


Pitching at Ji.Hlava IDFF New Visions Forum: US





        

EXPERIMENTAL DOCMNTRY



SCREENINGS

FIDMARSEILLE
07.07.2022 | 14:00 | Variétés 2

09.07.2022 | 12:30 | Cinéma Artplexe

10.07.2022 | 19:00 | Variétés 1






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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











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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

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
CPH:DOX | Main Competition








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)
Starz 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





































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 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 triptych film meditation on solitary performance, environment, and big box retail.








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





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