Michel Gondry is a man of many talents - filmmaker, music video director, commercial maker. In all of his work, he always creates vivid, quirky little worlds that only his talents and visions can produce. His new ad for Bacardi is no different. A little more down to Earth in terms of over-the-top flair, the popular rum company's commercial is still a lot of fun and totally in line with Gondry's brand of whimsy. The ad follows a cab as it travels through a city full of stereotypes of late night revelers: “glow gals” on their phones, “ice maidens” who don’t care to don a coat despite the weather, “coat check skippers” that party in parkas, “midnight feasters” (me), “last-train sprinters” - the list goes on. Featuring a tunnel with walls that resemble a disco ball, it’s hard not to spot your party-self in here somewhere. As the ad states: “We Are The Night”. Head here to check out more about the "groovy" ad. While you’re at it, you can check out Gondry's most recent music video for The White Stripes here. Also, be sure to catch his newest film “Microbe and Gasoline”, a coming of age road trip story.
If you have not heard of Theo Jansen and his ongoing 20+ year project Strandbeest (Beach Animals), we would like to introduce you. These mystical moving creatures are kinetic sculptures the Dutch artist builds from PVC and move from mostly wind energy. Here is a black and white compilation he recently released of different sub species of the Strandbeest over the past two decades. #Breathtaking
A couple breaks up with each other via the use of 154 movie popular titles. Some funny moments in this one, mostly because of the general concept and its limitations. Acting-wise the waitress steals the show.
This short film kicks ass, and maybe you have already bit witness to it and its inevitable vitality, but it's too rad not to post on IndieStreet. We don't care that its budget seems astronomical, the creativity outweighs all. Enter Danny's mind and enjoy. #streetcreds
VFX software company, Red Giant, successfully features their own software while still creating an entertaining/comedic story. In this branded short film from 2012, a young filmmaker who obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn.
Just in case any of you on IndieStreet haven't seen Sofles-Limitless, here it is. Street Creds all around to the Ironlak team, photos from Selina Miles, and the talented street art of Sofles, Fintam Magee, Treas and Quench.
We all must get older, and more times than not, the best memories we have were not when we were the most comfortable. The times of struggle bring about the most cherished human connections. Directed by Oscar winners TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay, this film is a beautiful tribute to TJ's grandparents and their love. Hard to not shed a tear during this short film of old photographs.
Easily one of IndieStreet's unanimously favorite films of 2013. This touching documentary from Zachary Heinzerling highlights a relationship masterpiece...the emotional connection to the narrative and invisibility of the camera work entrenches viewers into the love dynamics of these two unique artists.