A very abstract look into the lives of others, where what we see is often a reflection of what we want. This was shot over a six-hour period one afternoon/evening in London.
Very special thanks to Sarah Macdonnell, Richard Keep, Neil Newbon, Genevieve Capovilla, Sergio Delgado, and Jen Lafleur. This project could not have been done without the generosity of Giles Forman and Miguel Bardem.
Directed by Michael Sugrue
Sarah Macdonnell, Richard Keep, Neil Newbon, Genevieve Capovilla
DoP Sergio Delgado
1st AC John Bretherton
2nd AC Henry Keep
With CDs, VHSs and old cassette tapes stacked to the ceiling, Rainbow Music is a hoarder's paradise. However, its quirky owner, known as 'The Birdman', knows exactly where everything is. Amidst the Starbucks and Subways popping up on every corner of the East Village, Rainbow Music maintains its mom and pop feel, and is a hidden gem to its patrons. Due to the weak economy, online music sales and pirating, and the changing neighborhood, this charismatic curmudgeon is struggling to sell what he has in his store. Despite these challenges, The Birdman carries on to his own tune.
WINNER: Grand Jury Award for Short Documentary 2013 Slamdance Film Festival
WINNER: Best Documentary Short, 2012 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
WINNER: Neighborhood Award, 2013 Lower East Side Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Favorite, 2013 Media Film Festival
WINNER: Jury Award for Best Documentary Film, 2014 15 Short Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2012 Doc NYC Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Independent Film Festival Boston
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Arizona International Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Rooftop Films 2013 Summer Series
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2014 Disposable Film Festival
Panta rei is an experimental short film that mixes animation and live action.
Every shot is 2D/2,5D compositing except for the shots at 00:01, 00:08 and 01:59 that are 3D animation, and the shot at 01:53 that is live action.
Director / D.O.P. / Art director / Editor / Animator / Compositing artist / Color grading artist: Ettore Biondo
Soundtrack composer: Constantin Philippou
Cast: Michele Biondo, Charalampos Alexandris