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Continuing with the history of Thomas J. Buxtehude, here is a podcast from his show, The Burning Bush in which he interviews an anti-torture activist named Gregory Cockburn. Below is the graphic Buxtehude provided on his own web site for the interview, taken from the seventh week of our vigil against torture.
A few snapshots from this weekend. More details on this project to come.
Joe Barlow as Gordon Wilkester
John Krantz as Richard Otterburst
Madeline Krantz as Nancy Bentwig
Watermelon as Pineapple
The intolerably foul Thomas J. Buxtehude, who appeared in our short film last month began spouting his venom at anti-torture protests earlier in the year, through both written articles and audio podcasts. Today, I’m offering the first of these broadcasts, which is a monologue by Buxtehude entitled “Street Protests: The Neanderthal’s Form of Communication”. Enjoy.
This is the last of our batch of Buxtehude shorts for August, and is best watched after having viewed Behind the Scenes: Dragonfist. If you’ve seen that, this video basically explains the rest with its opening notes:
On August 12, 2010 the “Top 12″ 48 hour films from Des Moines, IA were screened at a special red carpet event. Amidst widespread dissatisfaction with many of the judges’ high-budget picks, an after party was thrown next door to the theater where six rejected low-budget atrocities were shown. Thomas J. Buxtehude graciously agreed to defend city producer Sam Tuomi and critique the losers in a pre-recorded video message.
With under 12 hours to go, Shrieking Tree was tasked with creating an opening monologue for the 2010 Des Moines 48 Hour Film After Party. This is the resulting video.
Links to the films that this short references:
A poster I whipped up for the event.
Here’s a brief snippet from the screening of Behind the Scenes: Dragonfist at the Fleur Cinema in Des Moines, IA. Having spent his entire life savings on a movie trailer for Dragonfist, Buxtehude attempted to recoup his losses by sitting inside the Fleur cinema and attempting to sell Dragonfist shirts at the 2010 48 Hour Film screening. After the movie he answered questions from audience members about the film.No comments
Here’s a little compilation of outtakes and extended scenes from our short film. We had a blast making it, although we began running out of time when too many takes went like these.
Personally, the most fun scene was trying to stare down Rob during the staff meeting. We shot our film on a borrowed FlipCam and edited it in iMovie – neither of which we had when the 48 hours began ticking away, so it was a pretty chaotic process, but fun.No comments
It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog, but I’ll likely post a few things over the next week, here. It’s been an incredibly busy year so far, with twenty-one weeks of anti-torture actions, production on a new book (Zakery’s Bridge), promotion for the old book, some new and strange music in the works, and now a short film. About a month ago, Shrieking Tree sent this in to the 48 Hour Film Project. Hope you enjoy it. More to come soon.
This film was created for the 2010 Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project. Thomas J. Buxtehude directs a fantasy epic about a dragon who terrorizes an old English town in 1753. After years of committing unspeakable acts against the townsfolk, Luciferous lures an unnamed hero out to battle him to the death.
As part of the 2010 48 Hour Film Project rules, teams were required to use a character named Carl or Carla Ross who must be a plumber, use coins as a prop, and use the line “Who came up with that?” Other requirements included the color bars and tones at the beginning. For some reason we thought adding extra tones would be amusing.7 comments