Teaser for a short creature art film called REMISSION. More info and future screening dates/tickets: remissionfilm.com
Inspired by co-creator of the film Artist Paul Kaiser’s struggle with PTSD and his real life mission to reconnect with his daughters, three creatures are manifestations of an unknown soldier’s war trauma and his vast, lonely pilgrimage toward emerging from a purgatory loop.
Slamdance blog post on the story behind the film:
Directed and Written by John Charter.
Art, Production Design, Costumes, Music and Written by Paul Kaiser.
Cinematography by Rainer Lipski.
Princess Eleos: Alice Kidd.
The Unknown Soldier: Paul Kaiser.
Artemis: Zach Smith, Sidney Cumbie, Javier M. Santoveña.
Lord Cadmium: Ursa Major, Raffael Ponce-Valencia.
Marquis d’See: Mackinzie Dae, Alan Maxson, Marcus Ray.
The King whose White and in the Crowd: Jim Charter.
Hieronymus: Jonathan Gaietto.
Muses: Molly Kidd, Ellie Kidd, Chiara Sechi.
Producers: Sarita Choy, Paul Kaiser, John Charter.
Assistant Director: Dan Finkel.
Production Coordinators: Jess Vanacore, Amber Kidd.
Gaffer: Robert Oliva.
Drone Operators: Allyson Maynard, Jordan Galloway.
Camera Assistant: Marcello Peschiera.
Hair and Makeup Artist: Jacqueline Holden.
Dressmaker: Janine Brown.
Art Department Assistants: Jonathan Gaietto, Roberto Ortiz, Daniel E. Knosp.
Boat Captain: Matt Arnold.
Underwater Diving Support: Mike Gerz.
Behind The Scenes Photographers: Jessica Katharsys, Juliet Frew.
Behind The Scenes Videographers: Juliet Frew.
Color: Nick Sanders @ Ntropic LA.
Color Producer: Kevin Miller.
Color Assistant: Manny Vinas Barreras.
Sound Designer: Morgan Johnson @ Barking Owl.
Music Engineer & Mix: Brad Dujmovic.
VFX Supervisor & Animator (Animated Desert Sequence): Reynier Molenaar @ Pixelmutt VFX.
Animation Artwork: Paul Kaiser.
Special Thanks: Ntropic LA, Barking Owl, Pixelmutt VFX, Sven Dreesbach, Jim Charter, Claudia Charter, Ward Charter, Stephanie Charter, Constantine Papanicolaou, Austin Saya, Jesse Jesster, Alexis Nelson, John Gehrke, Sheryl Bowman, Shannon Bowman, Molly Miles, Marion Swank.
Dedicated to Isabelle and Eowyn.
For more information, visit remissionfilm.com