1. Coming Distractions #3


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    I had such a wonderful winter shooting season that I have all this backlog of beautiful models. I am just now having the time to start sorting through and organising upcoming features, and felt it was time to show Coming Distractions. I did this batch over 2 videos, as I did not think many would sit through a 10 minute presentation, and I do not like to put any of the ladies at the end... :P Audri Paige - I have been working with this amazing girl for several months, and I am unsure why I have not been throwing her pics and video around more. Maybe I just want to keep her to myself. Much, much more Audri is on the way... Talyn Stone and Evey Sacredheart - Shot this set literally hours before I got on a plane for Puerto Vallarta (Pics and video to come.) Talyn and Evey set it all up, and the styling, hair and make-up are all Talyn. It was a short shoot, by my standards, but we had much fun, and the ladies rocked it. Chantele Corpse - This girl has, as you may have guessed from her nom de plume, a dark side. She calls up and says, "I wanna roll around in pools of blood..." I says, "Let me see what I can do..." This is what id could do. This is an interesting dichotomy between glamour and horror, to me. The beautiful expressions on Chantele's fabulous face, in contrast with the gore factor of her playing in the fake blood. The biggest problem on this shoot was keeping Chantele from grinning like a banshee the whole time. On an upcoming video you will see just how much fun she had.

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    • The Greatest Wish - Siberia


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      --- for english translation see below --- Najveća želja - Sibir Putovao sam od Moskve do Magadana u Rusiji u veljači 2011. godine. Plan je bio pronaći i upoznati istinske čuvare sobova, pastire, u sjevero-istočnom Sibiru, preko Verkhoyanskog planinskog lanca. Tijekom putovanja, mnoge sam pojedince pitao koja im je najveća želja. Kako dotad nisam znao koja je moja, mislio sam da će mi njihovi odgovori pomoći u pronalaženju odgovora kojeg sam tražio. I pomogli su. Zauvijek sam im zbog toga zahvalan. Nisam planirao snimanje na ovom putovanju, više sam se fokusirao na fotografiju pa galeriju možete pogledati ovdje - http://tiny.cc/glogoski_russia Bilo je to nevjerojatno putovanje. Od jedinstvene Transsibirske željeznice, pješačenja preko zaleđenog Bajkalskog jezera, autostopiranjem gotovo 2000km na zaleđenim cestama Yakutie, do upoznavanja nebrojeno mnogo dobrih ljudi koji su mi kasnije postali pravi prijatelji. Uspio sam doći do jedne nomadske Evenki obitelji i s njima proveo neko vrijeme. Ekstremno niske temperature (-63°C) pojačale su doživljaj tog nadasve zanimljivog načina života čuvara sobova. Tamo se želim vratiti! Hvala Ivani Gabeli na prijevodu, Igoru Neljaku na svemu pomalo i svim ovim fascinantinim pojedincima u videu. --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- I have travelled from Moscow to Magadan in Russia in February 2011. My plan was to find and meet the true Reindeer herders in north-eastern Siberia, across the Verkhoyansk mountain range. During the travel I have asked many individuals what their greatest wish was. Since I still haven't discovered what mine is I thought their answers will help me find the answer I was looking. And they did. For that I am forever grateful. I wasn't planning on filming, I was more focused on photography so you can check out the photo gallery here - http://tiny.cc/glogoski_russia It was a wonderful exploration. From the unique Transsiberian railway, crossing the frozen Baikal lake by foot, hitchhiking almost 2000km on the frozen roads of Yakutia, and meeting so many good people that would later on become my friends. I also managed to find a nomadic Evenki family and spend some time with them. The extremely low temperatures(-63°C) granted a special experience of the interesting lifestyle Reindeer herders lead. It is a place I wish to visit again!

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      • Beirut - Gulag Orkestar(Live)


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        • Drawings from the Gulag


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          A short animation from the book Drawings from the Gulag. The book consists of over 130 drawings and texts by Danzig Baldaev -- author of the acclaimed Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volumes I, II, III -- describing the history, horror and peculiarities of the Gulag system from its inception in 1918. His work as a prison guard allowed Baldaev to travel across the former USSR and witness scenes of everyday life in the Gulag first-hand, chronicling this previously closed world from both sides of the wire. The drawings, made during the Communist period, form a devastating document, a haunting echo of the works of Varlam Shalamov and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. With every vignette, Baldaev brings his characters to vivid life: from the lowest zek (inmate) to the most violent tattooed vor (thief), the practices and inhabitants of the Gulag system are revealed in incredible and shocking detail. He documents the contempt shown by the authorities to those imprisoned, and the transformation of these citizens into survivors or victims. This graphic depiction exposes the systematic methods of torture and mass murder of millions undertaken by the administration, as well as the atrocities committed by criminals on their fellow inmates.

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          • Leaving Home - Zostawic Dom


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            A short documentary following Irena, an 87yr old living in Wales after suffering in the hands of the Russian occupation of Poland during WW2. We speak to Irena as she is about to receive a medal from the Polish Consulate.

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            • Las estrechas relaciones entre la Alemania Nazi y la URSS


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              Las estrechas relaciones entre la Alemania Nazi y la URSS comunista

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              • The Bloody History of Communism


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                • ONCE MY MOTHER - Trailer


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                  Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz investigates the reasons why her Polish mother abandoned her in an orphanage as a child and uncovers the truth behind her mother’s wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness. SYNOPSIS When Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz was seven years old, her Polish mother, Helen, abandoned her in an Adelaide orphanage. Sophia never forgot this maternal act of betrayal. Now in middle age, as Sophia examines her troubled relationship with Helen, she discovers the story behind Helen’s miraculous wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, her subsequent survival against the odds and the truth about an historic betrayal involving Stalin and the Allies. With Helen sliding into dementia, Sophia must confront her own demons. Did she ever truly know this woman who became her mother? Does she have it in her heart to forgive her? And is it too late?

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                  • LA TRACE trailer


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                    This road movie follows Fribourg-born artist André Sugnaux on his journey to visit the remnants of Kolyma’s gulags, 10'000 km east of Moscow. With Lena, his young interpreter from Saint-Petersburg, they follow the Trail, a 2000-km road built by the forced labourers of the camps and that leads to the goldmines. They meet former convicts, prison guards and people who are simply trying to keep the memories of the region alive. This journey also brings us face-to-face with today’s Russia: the State that relentlessly exploits these mines, but is disinvested from the rest of society, the hardships suffered by the Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Uzbeks… forced to work thousands of kilometers away from home, the distorting nostalgia of the communist era, the young who leave for the next city, some 2000 km away, dreaming of a better life in the West. The Trail is a film about the memory of people, and the memory of a region.

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                    • Karaganda


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                      "Best Showcase Short" - Soho IFF "Best Actor" - Charleston IFF "Finalist" - A Film for Peace (Italy) "Honorable Mention" - Santa Fe FF "Honorable Mention ICA" - Dances With Films "Top 5" Jury Selection - AFI Conservatory Showcase Official Selection - Cinema Jove (Spain) Official Selection - ContraVision FF (Germany) Official Selection - Shorts at Midnight (Germany Official Selection - In the Palace (Bulgaria) Official Selection - Montreal World FF (Canada) Official Selection - Cergy-Pontoise FF (France) Official Selection - Hollyshorts Official Selection - Cinegear Film Expo Official Selection - Manhattan Film Festival Official Selection - Belize IFF Official Selection - Indianapolis IFF Official Selection - Viewster Online FF Official Selection - Lucerne IFF Showcase (Switzerland) Official Selection - Boston IFF Official Selection - Shortax (Russia) Official Selection - Skena Up (Kosovo) Official Selection - Tirana IFF (Albania) KARAGANDA is an AFI thesis film. For more information, please visit www.karagandafilm.com. Starring Konstantin Lavysh and Nikita Bogolyubov.

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