Filmmaker Focus II James Quinn
Friday May 25th 11:45 AM
Run Time with Q & A: 2 Hours 30 Min with Intermission
Cinema of the Damn'd at 301 Overtoom
James Quinn is an Austrian writer, director, photographer and founder of Sodom & Chimera Productions, focusing mostly on films of the experimental, bizarre and unconventional. He was born in Linz, Austria on November 27th, 1995. James has made a number of short films and music videos far, including the award winning experimental horror short The Law of Sodom, the more recent art-house horror The Temple of Lilith', and the controversial satanic art-house short Sulphur for Leviathan. With Flesh of the Void, he created his first feature, shot entirely on Super 8 and 16mm, depicting a horrifying vision of what dying could feel like if it were the most horrible thing one could experience. James and Sodom & Chimera Productions have gone entirely analog since Flesh of the Void, shooting on film exclusively, both, Super 8 and 16mm, as well as 35mm.
Flesh of the Void
(Austria 2017) Run Time 1 hour 16 min
Flesh of the Void is a terribly disturbing experimental horror film visualizing what it could feel like if death truly were the most horrible thing one could ever experience. Shot entirely on Super 8 and 16mm, it is intended as a trip through the deepest fears of human beings, exploring its subject in a highly grotesque, violent and extreme manner.
1-1:30 Intermission...feel free to grab a drink at the bar and chat with the director!
1:30- 2:00 PM Shorts:
Sulphur for Leviathan
(Austria/USA 2017) Run Time: 13 min 28s
The story of Sulphur for Leviathan revolves around a nun, who suddenly finds herself progressively fantasizing about things that shouldn't be in her head, increasingly having to face her own doings of blasphemy, all leading up to something demonically dark and sinister. Portrayed in a surreal manner both in color and black and white, with a heavy focus on elegant cinematography, the film tells a satanic tale of unfulfilled desires, lust, blasphemy and existential dread, packed in a controversial and disturbing, but calm and poetic experience that is heavily inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a touch of satanism.
Trinity of Decay
(Austria 2016) 13 min 46s
A woman faces demons of her mind, battling against a man with a plague doctor mask, while roaming the dark of forest landscapes at night.
2:00-2:30 Discussion meet and greet Director
Cinema of the Dam'd (View)
Amsterdam 1054 HW