California is sinking into the Pacific Ocean and Death appears in the form of a stripper.
A short film by Beth Lisick and Frazer Bradshaw. Starring Beth Lisick. With Nicole Sager, Susie Wise, Rashida Clendening, Mary Roach, Dani Leone, Tara Jespen, Colin Mahan. Produced by Laura Techera Francia, Steve Bannatyne. A Lucky Hat production.
I needed to go back to my roots and remember that I could make a movie all by myself and with no money (except gas and lunch and hard drive space). This is it. Starring the fabulous Jerry McDaniel and some even more fabulous kittens, and built around a poem by William Carlos Williams (who is just too fabulous to refer to as "fabulous").
Originally created as a film to accompany a live performance of a piece composed by Dan Plonsey, "Hockey Season", BULB is an experimental work that documents the landscape of the Albany Bulb. The Bulb is an artificial peninsula extending from the coast line of Albany California into San Francisco Bay; it was the garbage dump for the city of Albany for many years, and it's underlying structure is primarily garbage. It is now a park. Since the film was completed, the Bulb has been "cleaned up", such that much of the art, composed mostly of the garbage from the underlying structure of the land, is now gone. Those who knew the Bulb when it was it's old self will find much of what is gone represented in the film's subject. Here's the Wikipedia entry for the Albany Bulb: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_Bulb
A film made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the now gone Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco. The film was made in 2001.
Featuring a number of Bay Area filmmakers, including Frances Reid, Deborah Hoffmann, Caveh Zahedi, Craig Baldwin, John R. Killacky, Jon Else, Chris Beaver, Judy Irving, Lourdes Portillo, John Knoop, Gail Silva, Danny Plotnik, David Siegel, Scott McGehee, George Csicsery, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Brien Burroughs, Kara Herold, Steven Okazaki, Ellen Bruno, Jay Rosenblatt, Toney Merritt and Henry S. Rosenthal.
The interviews were shot with a Canon XL-1 and the remainder in 16 and Super 16mm. This should be instructive and a sobering reminder of just how deluded the indie film community was, at the time (early 2000s), to think that one could shoot a real movie with a DV camera :-)