PUNY GODS! Curated Cinema for The Cultured and The Curious

  1. In the autumn of 1998, a profound tragedy echoed through a small Michigan farming town and twisted the well laid plans of a young prodigy in strange and inspired ways.

    Click here to share Andy's story on Twitter: bit.ly/ZDdG50

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    The Juggle & Cut Original Soundtrack is available for $2 here: bit.ly/Y0QGOt. The delivery format is high quality m4a files via Dropbox sent to your PayPal email address. Soundtrack features 5 tracks, and runs roughly 10 min.

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    Far and away in the chilling northern reaches of Michigan farm country lived 16-year-old Andy Phelps: an anomalous prodigy with a colorful resume. Andy juggled knives and fire for mass audiences, hand-made wood furnishings, thundered his motorcycle through the Midwest, captained his hockey team to a State Championship, and taught himself to unicycle and fire-breathe...all before turning seventeen. But late one autumn morning in 1998, Andy broke his neck and consequently lost the use of his hands and legs. Over a decade later, what should have been the last chapter in the life of a fabled prodigy became the first page of a new story, where against all odds he became the only known quadriplegic in an unexpected profession.

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    The process of bringing Juggle & Cut to life was one of the most challenging and ultimately rewarding projects I've ever been apart of; I hope you receive as much from hearing Andy's story as I did while assembling it. Many thanks to Andy's brother David Phelps, Eric Machiela, Eric Johnson, Wlad Marhulets, Adam Burd, Chad Terpstra, Seth Herman, and all of our incredibly generous Kickstarter supporters. We wouldn't be here now without every one of you.

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  2. San Francisco’s Exploratorium has been a landmark and local destination for decades. When they began to outgrow their original location, they chose a new space that provided an opportunity to evolve the concept of a learning museum. For opening day, Obscura used architectural projections to transform the façade of Dan Francisco’s Pier 15 building into a luminous portal. “Emergence” was a montage of fluid dynamics, microorganisms, particle interactions, living systems, crystallization, and plant growth that evoked a sense of wonder about nature and the universe.

    For more, visit obscuradigital.com/work/emergence-exploratorium/

    CREDITS:

    Obscura Digital: Garth Williams, Tim Digulla, Marc Melzer, Jennifer Spratt, David Shulman, Susan Ali, Matty Dowlen, Barry Threw, Ana Herruzo, Andrew Plourde, Gaston Albanell, Bryan Sullivan, Tom Sepe, Desmond Shea, Hoss Ward, Philip Briggs, Jim Ellis, Alexi Alexaieff, Josh Brott, George Rosenthal, Eric Schneider.

    Special thanks to:
    Dr. Karen Kalumuck, Exploratorium, biology consultation;
    Ben Stokes, Mission Control, cinematography and designs;
    Richard Weinberg, Ph.D., digital cinematography with optical microscopy;
    David Caron, Ph.D. and Alyssa Gellene, USC Dornsife College;
    Darren Kraemer & Saied Rezaei, Attodyne, Inc., microscopic laser milling;
    FLIR Systems, thermal imaging infrared cameras

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  3. The first of eight.

    Written and Directed by Samm Hodges
    Produced by Phinehas Hodges
    Director of Photography: Brad Knull
    Animation by Samm Hodges and Lenny Wilson
    Dancer: Kelsey Bartman
    Narrator: Bingo O'Malley
    Additional Photography: Matt Meehan
    Edited by Samm Hodges
    Production Company: Animal
    Shot on location in Santiago, Chile and Pittsburgh, PA.

    Music by:
    Airhead
    Fennesz
    Motion Sickness of Time Travel
    Belong

    Cassini footage available at nasa.gov/cassini

    # vimeo.com/63609012 Uploaded 277K Plays / / 203 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. The laws of physics suggest that entropy will increase irreversibly across the universe over time. Film is used to reverse time’s arrow and the narrative acts as a countermeasure to its own content. (No sound.)

    # vimeo.com/61999628 Uploaded 6 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. A short documentary that goes behind the scenes at Juice Lubes. Find out about how the mountain bike maintenance, cleaning and suspension products are made and tested to make sure they do the job properly. Discover more about the team of riders behind Juice Lubes and their passion for cycling.

    # vimeo.com/61882769 Uploaded 596 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

PUNY GODS! Curated Cinema for The Cultured and The Curious

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A playlist for the PUNY GODS! monthly film screenings in Exeter, Devon, UK.

Short Films with large ambitions, PUNY GODS! wants to make short films social. So expect great short films, filmmakers in attendance and enough space to have a drink and a


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A playlist for the PUNY GODS! monthly film screenings in Exeter, Devon, UK.

Short Films with large ambitions, PUNY GODS! wants to make short films social. So expect great short films, filmmakers in attendance and enough space to have a drink and a chat. More like going to watch a great band with your friends than your traditional cinema style event.

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