Experimental Filmmakers

A young woman awakes in a strange environment. Realizing she is on an extra-terrestrial ship, she doesn't panic, she seeks revenge.

Video by Jordan Schmelzer JordanSchmelzer.com
Audio by Brian Kantorski BrianKantorski.com

My goal is to produce imaginative and eccentric pieces to parallel and visually represent my favorite music and sound. Inspired by the unpublished music of Brian Kantorski, LIFTED's mission is simple: unique aesthetic and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

Though LIFTED is not a music video in the traditional sense, designed to promote a musician or group, it is a music video nonetheless. LIFTED is an original audiovisual collaboration between a musician and a filmmaker. Brian and I both enjoy exploring electronic and cinematic forms. Our past works, Hamburgz and Kneejerk, have individually won awards, and have been screened at several film festivals. We’re hoping Lifted will be received the same way.

Shot with a RED Scarlet and Canon L series lenses (8-15mm and 24-105mm)

Behind the Scenes:
vimeo.com/57039181

Kickstarter:
kck.st/PMIZoS
Launched: Aug 28, 2012
Funding ended: Sep 29, 2012
Budget: $2,165.

Cast:
Ali Ferda - "Rachel"
Paulo Giusti - "Alien 1"
Jennifer Tripp - "Alien 2"
Mallory Wollenberg - "Alien 3"

Crew:
Executive Producer - Tim Randolph
Jordan Schmelzer - Director, Producer, Production Design, Art Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Andy Gardner - Cinematographer, Asst. Director
Paulo Giusti - 2nd Asst. Director, Producer, Set Decorator, Props & Costume Design
Jackie Pierson - Producer, Production Manager, Script Supervisor, Costume Design
Greg Nicholson - Gaffer/Grip
Paul Geigle - Lead Man, Construction Manager, Set Decorator
Paul Keefer - Visual Effects, Storyboard Artist
Brian Kantorski - Original Score/Composer
Amy Atwell - Still Photographer, Production Assistant
Daniel Schmelzer - Production Assistant
Kevin & Maria Schmelzer - Craft Services

Very Special Thanks to Individual Supporters:
Tim Randolph
Kevin & Maria Schmelzer
Andrew Doepping
Thomas Ekvall
Jon Milenthal
Matt Kelly
Hondre McNeil
Damian Wohrer

Special Thanks to Production Partners:
Kinopicz American
Milenthal-DelGrosso
Scott Heidelberg Productions
Zabolights
Ohio HD Video

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