1. in 1991, berlin based artist carrie beehan records a
    series of demos that remain untouched for 20 years,
    with only a cassette tape as proof of their existence.

    having shared the group of songs with friend
    clinton curtis-querci, enthusiastically he suggested
    that the songs should be revisited & expanded upon.

    now, 5 films accompany 5 re-worked tracks.
    “tall tale” films with a “folk opera” filmic soundtrack.

    SADO is video #2 of 5.

    in this series, ms. beehan portrays 7 characters
    of both genders that represent fragments of
    the main character’s psyche and past.

    existent are classic themes of lost love, sexual
    naivety, struggles for power, & the existence of
    family secrets that will be repeated if not confronted.

    our heroine utilizes fortune telling rituals & magic
    to guide her from the boudoir where she is first
    abandoned, to a sewing factory where she is a sexual
    submissive, to a open field of wild flowers where
    she is targeted, & to a gypsy’s caravan where she
    witnesses her genealogical past.. or future.

    4 of 5 videos were all filmed entirely on green screen in a studio apartment in NYC's East Village.

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  2. The trailer for the 5 song + 5 film cycle, Folk Tales of The Monarch. Based upon unreleased 20 year old cassette tape demos by Berlin artist Carrie Beehan. The songs were re-visited and 5 mini films were created. This is "Folk Tales".

    Filmed (4 of the 5 videos) on green screen in a studio apartment in NY's East Village on a miniscule budget.
    Although both creators have worked professionally in film, this began as a act of love and a Monday activity and evolved into these 18 minutes that will be fully released in the Fall of '12.

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  3. in 1991, berlin based artist carrie beehan records a
    series of demos that remain untouched for 20 years,
    with only a cassette tape as proof of their existence.

    having shared the group of songs with friend
    clinton curtis-querci, enthusiastically he suggested
    that the songs should be revisited & expanded upon.

    now, 5 films accompany 5 re-worked tracks.
    “tall tale” films with a “folk opera” filmic soundtrack.

    in this series, ms. beehan portrays 7 characters
    of both genders that represent fragments of
    the main character’s psyche and past.

    existent are classic themes of lost love, sexual
    naivety, struggles for power, & the existence of
    family secrets that will be repeated if not confronted.

    Our heroine utilizes fortune telling rituals & magic
    to guide her from the boudior where she is first
    abandoned, to a sewing factory where she is a sexual
    submissive, to a open field of wild flowers where
    she is targeted, & to a gypsy’s caravan where she
    witnesses her genealogical past.. or future.

    4 of the 5 films were shot entirely on green screen in a studio apartment in NYC's East Village on a total budget of $1200.00

    Produced by Clinton Curtis-Querci & Carrie Beehan

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Folk Tales of the Monarch: 5 songs + 5 films

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This Channel highlights CURTIS.BEEHAN FILM'S current project, Folk Tales of the Monarch, which premiered at the AVIFF Festival in Cannes this summer -and will continue to tour art festivals throughout Europe and the United States this year. The full…


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This Channel highlights CURTIS.BEEHAN FILM'S current project, Folk Tales of the Monarch, which premiered at the AVIFF Festival in Cannes this summer -and will continue to tour art festivals throughout Europe and the United States this year. The full 18 minute short follows a "heroine" of sorts through 5 songs, stories, and evolutionary events for the character/s.

For now, we are presenting the trailer, and SADO which previewed as a stand-alone piece here in NY
at the Christopher Henry Gallery earlier this summer.

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