Monday, 23 February 2009
Man on Wire,The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello,From Inside, Igor, Polymath, Munk,Who Made Who,Paul Kalkbrenner, Bon Iver,Circlesquare
On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released.
Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTC's security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; pass the wire between the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy. At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan...
James Marsh's documentary brings Petit's extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as "the artistic crime of the century."
Watch | Man on Wire
Nominated for an Oscar and for a BAFTA award, Jasper Morello is a short feature made in a unique style of silhouette animation developed by director Anthony Lucas and inspired by the work of authors Edgar Alan Poe and Jules Verne. In the frontier city of Carpathia, Jasper Morello discovers that his former adversary Doctor Claude Belgon has returned from the grave. When Claude reveals that he knows the location of the ancient city of Alto Mea where the secrets of life have been discovered, Jasper cannot resist the temptation to bring his own dead wife Amelia back. But they are captured by Armand Forgette, leader of the radical Horizontalist anti-technology movement, who is determined to reanimate his terrorist father Vasco. As lightning energises the arcane machineries of life in the floating castle of Alto Mea, Jasper must choose between having his beloved restored or seeing the government of Gothia destroyed. Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.
Watch | The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello
From Inside is a feature length animated film written and directed by John Bergin. The film is currently in production. Based on the epic graphic novel by John Bergin, From Inside is is the tale of Cee, a young pregnant woman who finds herself on a damaged train slowly transcribing its way across a bleak, apocalyptic landscape.
Watch | From Inside
Directed by Anthony Leondis. With John Cusack, Myleene Klass, Robin Walsh. Animated fable about a cliché hunchbacked evil scientist's assistant who aspires of becoming a Mad Scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair.
Watch | Igor
Polymath Current reel showcasing , recent After Effects and Lightwave work.
Watch | Polymath 2009 Reel
Munk is touring LIVE in Europe now. Mathias Modica has been joined live by Pollyester, Den Mono and Doc Dohle.
Watch | Munk - Disco Clown (Live)
Who Made Who Second pre-release single for the upcoming album "The Plot" out on Gomma March 23rd 2009
Watch | The Plot
Official video for Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner´s - "Sky And Sand" - the hymn of the movie "Berlin Calling".
Watch | Paul & Fritz Kalkbrenner - Sky And Sand
"The Wolves (Act I & II)" From the Jagjaguwar release "For Emma, Forever Ago" Directed by Matt Amato for The Masses Filmed on location in Fall Creek, Wisconsin January 2008
Watch | Bon Iver
Dancers is the first single off Circlesquare’s new album, Songs About Dancing and Drugs. Bienvenido Cruz directed, shot and edited the video inspired by Robert Longo’s series, Men in the Cities. The video features dancers Miles Faber and Vincent Noiseux (from So You Think You Can Dance Canada), Julie Chapple and Alison Denham.
Watch | Circlesquare - Dancers