A short personal-experimental film by Tawny Foskett

Tagline:
A story of lament.

Log line:
A tale of a lover found and cherished in the underworld, and lost on the ascent.

CHRISTINA SWINGDLER, KACI TIPTON, LISA CARPINELLI,
JAMIE MOORE, & HEATHER LANGENDORF in
LOST ALMOST
music by DAVID BULLARD & ERIC MINELLA
A film by TAWNYA FOSKETT

INFO
TRT: 9:18
ASPECT RATIO: 4:3
ORIGINAL MEDIUM: 16mm & Super 8
LABS: Forde Lab, Alpha Cine, DuArt
SCREENING FORMATS: 16mm, mini DV, DVD
COMPLETED: 2005

Director’s Note:

The decision to put LOST ALMOST out there, as the 1st of my films to exist in its entirety on the web, has been made. Whether this was a good decision or not, I’m not sure, but it feels like time to have a full film on the web. LOST ALMOST is one of the first films I made, and a many-flawed creature, born at film school in Northern California. To make a film in its entirety at that time at Humboldt State involved processing the film as a work print and having the lab telecine it to tape so I could edit it on a computer. Once edited I cut the negative myself and sent the sound files to a lab in New York where they got married to the film and added at the lab in Seattle which made the Release Print. The super 8 footage I re-photographed to 16mm with an optical printer. Though I probably shouldn’t admit it, I did film all the footage minus the flowers, planes and close up of the woman’s neck (which I found in the garbage bin of the editing room).

LOST ALMOST was inspired by the personal-experimental films I was being shown at Humboldt State, especially films by Will Hindle, Shellie Fleming, and Art Zipperer. After this I went on to graduate school and started studying narrative filmmaking, screenwriting and concerning myself much more with audience engagement. It’s odd with a personal film, perhaps like a memoir, as you very much are making it for yourself and as art therapy, and yet bringing it to the public is fulfilling a need to share your story. In the future I have plans to tell this story as a narrative feature film. Enjoy.

Lost Almost Screened at the following festivals:

Humboldt International Short Film Festival
Premiere. Arcata, California (2004)

Antimatter Underground Film Festival
Victoria BC, Canada (2005)

Inside Out
Toronto, Canada (2005)

Fire Island Film and Video Festival
Long Island, New York (2005)

Michigan Women’s Music Festival
Michigan (2005)

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