Currently on the Canadian independent film festival circuit
TITLE: AT THE END
ARTIST: A Black Helicopter
FORMAT: Super 8mm
LOCATION: Dominion of Manitoba circa 2013
AT THE END:
Agents of a parallel reality struggling to interpret linear existence discover that at the end there can only be A Black Helicopter.
“As music artists, A Black Helicopter set out to capture the raw edge of our musical improv on film. As with most of our material, the song in this piece had never been rehearsed – you’re hearing it as it was recorded during the moment we created it.
The imagery of life, death, a search for truth and the unknown are key elements to the film. As the song and film’s title suggest, what ultimately matters at the end is the music.
We used rural Manitoba locations to represent the journey these men embark on in their search to find answers to a question they don’t know.
Literally, we were conceptualizing the film’s story as we were filming based on what we saw out the window of the car.
The teleportation scene – an experiment in light imagery – was a perfect solution to losing light and it parallels the song’s pinnacle lyric: ‘after the middle, you know what comes next? The end!'”
ABOUT A BLACK HELICOPTER:
A Black Helicopter is comprised of (from left to right) Howard Kowalchuk, Jay Wilson and Mark Borowski. Formally trained in art, design, film/video and music, this team has been working together on various creative projects for well over a decade.