1. Close Encounters of the Last Kind (1997)

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    from Brett Rutland / Added

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    This is my undergraduate thesis film concerning a crotchety old man and his encounter with space faring alien cows. Produced at University of Louisiana at Lafayette : Media Studies under the watchful eye of my mentor Robert Russett. This is a student short film that was completed and shown as part of an installation piece. Included with the film were thirty framed original art pieces associated with the film and three large wooden sculptures.

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    • Haunt of Memory - Flash Fiction Video by Tara L Masih and Michael Dickes

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      This collaboration between award-winning author Tara L. Masih and producer/director/videographer Michael Dickes pays tribute to the oral tradition of U.S. Southern Gothic tales and explores the visual and psychological impact of dreams and memory. The short film is narrated by an unnamed Witness; his friendship with the son of a seeing-impaired African American sharecropper is testament to the need of every human being to be heard and "seen." Through the Witness's task of pruning spirit trees, a Southern superstition to ward of evil, the audience watches dreams and memories unfold to the pulse of the Schumann Frequency, the earth's sound. Shot primarily up on the Waterville Plateu, high above the Columbia River in Washington State around an ancient and long-since abandoned homestead and farm - one of many I discovered while driving the old dirt roads as if I were traveling back in time. - md

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