SPECTROPIA Episode #8: "It's not a straight line at all". Stumped and stymied. Nothing is what it seems. Who is William?
Episode #1: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-1
Episode #2: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-2
Episode #3: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-3
Episode #4: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-4
Episode #5: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-5
Episode #6: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-6
Episode #7: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-7
Episode #8: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-8
Episode #9: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-9
Episode #10: vimeo.com/tonidove/spectropia-episode-10
Elliott Sharp composed the original score played by the 31 Band. Debbie Harry sings the vocals on the song “This Time, That Place.”
- Aleksa Palladino (Sidney Lumet’s 'Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead', 'Find Me Guilty'; Todd Solondz’s 'Storytelling', 'Boardwalk Empire') as Spectropia.
- Carolyn McCormick ('Law & Order') as Verna.
- Simon Jones ('The Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy') as the Duck.
- Richard Bekins ('Mad Men', 'The Good Wife') as William.
- Helen Pickett (The Forsythe Ballet of Frankfurt and The Wooster Group) as Sally.
- Paul Lazar ('The Manchurian Candidate', Co-Director of Big Dance Theatre) as Eddie.
About Toni Dove's Spectropia:
Spectropia, a feature length live-mix cinema event, a scratchable movie performed by Toni Dove and project software designer R. Luke DuBois, is now being released online as a 10 episode series.
Spectropia is a sci-fi hybrid featuring time travel, telepathy, and elements of film noir in a drama set in England, 2099 and New York City, 1931, following the Great Crash.
Spectropia boasts a singularly diverse lineup of artists. The film’s cast features the actress Aleksa Palladino (Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead and Find Me Guilty; Todd Solondz’s Storytelling, Boardwalk Empire) as Spectropia, Carolyn McCormick (Law and Order, Whatever Works, Nights in Rodanthe)) as Verna, Richard Bekins as William, Simon Jones as The Duck, Paul Lazar as Eddie and Helen Pickett (recently with the Forsythe Ballet of Frankfurt and The Wooster Group) as Sally. Elliott Sharp composed the original score played by the 31 Band. Debbie Harry sings the vocals on the song “This Time, That Place.”
“Fans of offbeat cinema or science fiction might find aspects of Spectropia intriguing, because moments suggest an eerie blend of The Big Sleep, Brazil and La Jetee.”
“Shifting eras and moods are powerfully evoked by the design, from the rich cinematography and costumes to Elliott Sharp's eclectic soundtrack.”
- The Columbus Dispatch
“The future of cinema?”
- Québec Micro
"The multilayered presentation of Spectropia is...unlikely to sound or appear familiar to anyone who hasn't already witnessed it—or to anyone unfamiliar with Ms. Dove. Since the early 1990s, the artist has explored the intersection of narrative experience and audience participation through complex, interactive installations aided by advancing technology."
– Bruce Bennett, Wall Street Journal
"...it’s just plain cool to watch. Highly recommended."
– Jeremy Barker, Culturebot