What is EXquisite Corpse Cinema?
EXquisite Corpse Cinema is a collaborative film project that incorporates randomness and chance. Thirteen filmmakers were asked to make films between 2- 5 mins long on any subject they wished. Their only requirements were the use of prompts. Each filmmaker was asked to interpretate two prompts given to start and end their films. The prompts would become seques leading to the next film. There were thirteen prompts for thirteen films, and each filmmaker randomly picked their prompts, unaware who's film would come before or after theirs.
For example one series of prompts was Whistling Tea Kettle/ Naked Foot . The filmmaker was challenged how to connect the dots of this random pairing. The following filmmaker had Naked Foot/ Burning match which lead to another random pairing and other possibilities.
Many of these filmmakers have never met, and live in different cities and countries. They had no idea how their films would fit into the finish project.
Prompts in order of appearance:
boy making a face- murder of crows- a bridge- heart of_____- whistling tea kettle- naked foot- burning match- sunrise/sunset- happy dance- girl drawing- a tree- handful of pennies- view outside window- boy making a face
Filmmakers in order of appearance:
Kathleen Quillian- San Francisco, Reed O'Beirne- Seattle, Salise Hughes- Seattle, Dustin Zemel- Baton Rouge, Ben Popp- Portland, Gretchen Burger-Seattle, Vorky Tim- Ruma (Serbia), Andy Spletzer- Seattle,
Robert Zverina- Kaupo, Kelly Sears- Boulder, Eric Ostrowski- Seattle, Caryn Cline- Seattle, Arto Polus, Newcastle (UK)