[Confetti is a new video-EP from PHOX, a project where video and audio were recorded simultaneously to create an EP and this film]
Welcome to the domestic, fantastical reality that is born out of winter hibernation - textured with the digital peasant chic of midi wonderlands and the hum-drum dusty gold mine that is Midwestern thrift. Forgo your pennies, all your common cents for the tasteless-scrap-turned-folk-art-ballroom-fabulous; blanketing your ballerina dance, broken-hearted banjo strum, ice-screams, tinsel-hoots, late-night clarinet lines and improv-whatevers in theatrical style as they shoot beyond the edge of the cosmos but no further than the living room ceiling.
We began this project as enlightened players but by the end we were computer eyes and winter weight, using beer-stained tripods as walking sticks to cross confetti oceans and brush our teeth in dead movie sets. We ripped apart our fully-grown young until we remembered once again that we must let them be themselves and run into the arms of strangers (aka need this done by Friday thx).
Now we can infinitely ponder our experiment in our cold bones and spring-hopeful skin; remembering the dead trees, the sound of cups on wood, and arguably the best sleepover ever; resulting not in the creation of cinema with a capital C, but something equally precious - the reaching for it.
Produced by PHOX
Directed by Zach Johnston
Edited by Zach Johnston and Matt Holmen
Titles by Matt Holmen
Stop Motion Animation by Jason Krunnfusz and Zach Johnston
Audio Mix by Davey Roberts
Music Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Davey Roberts
Voice over by Ryan Shremp