THE MAGNETIST is a short documentary about Micke, also known as 'The Magnetist', whose life revolves around cassette tapes.
Most of Micke's time is spent on various tape-related projects; he blogs about them, he makes music with them and he got a monthly tape club in his hometown Stockholm. Sometimes it's a struggle. Here we get an insight to Micke's life as a tapeologist and joins him to his tape-only club.
Usha Uthup & Bappi Lahiri - Auva Auva: Koi Yahan Nache
Oppenheimer Analysis - Radiance
Alhaji K. Frimpong - Rikia
Massinko - Arada
Pas de Deux - Cardiocleptomanie
Penny Penny - Shichangani
His wife thinks he’s obsessed, but rewind boy Ümit isn’t convinced. The film follows Ümit Mesut, a colourful East London shop keeper, as he fights to keep his passion for celluloid alive in an ever changing digital world....He strikes the switch, then the lamp and the show begins.
Winner Best Short Documentary Barcelona Film Festival
Official Selection Paris Short Film Festival
Official Selection Raindance Film Festival
Official Selection Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Official Selection Festival du Cinéma Européen
Official Selection Edinburgh Short Film Festival
Official Selection Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque
Official Selection Southend Film Festival
"I think it was 1994 when I held the first video camera of my parents in my hands. Since that day I was infected by the idea of making movies.
The first people I focused my camera on where my friends. I followed them through their life and their passions. The more professional I became the more I lost connection with them.
This series is about reconnecting."
René Eckert (Founder Blickinsfreie), January 2013
Dedicated is a series of short portraits about friends that I have met over the years. Their dedication constantly inspires me everyday. This series is a tribute to my friends.
Episode 8 focuses on Martin Stepanek from Praha who is currently in a very interesting transition period from being one of the top DOP´s from Czech Republic to a different kind of photographer.
I ran into Martin very randomly in San Francisco a couple of years ago. He was this tall guy on the street shooting with the biggest photo camera that I´ve ever seen. Of course I had to talk to him with the result of becoming good friends.
This is MARTIN STEPANEK.
Director of Photography: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
Producer: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
Editor: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie