Comics Are Everywhere! is a feature-length documentary-in-prorgress exploring the pop-cultural intersection where alternative comics, animation and the Art World collide as seen through the eyes of of emerging artists JJ Villard and Danni Shinya Luo and established comic creators Daniel Clowes and Jaime Hernandez, among others.
Light, water and abstractions merge in the experimental video Suspension as director-cinematographer Neil Kendricks and editor Carlos Pelayo weave together a beguiling visual poem pivoting around an enigmatic searchlight piercing the darkness in a lonely vigil for lost souls at sea. (PLEASE NOTE: Suspension is currently being submitted to film festivals and viewing the project is restricted to the film’s Vimeo password-protected page).
Memory Lines (2015) chronicles a chance encounter between two strangers – a man and a woman – who connect in the darkness of an empty movie theater by only speaking in appropriated lines of dialogue from classic movies. (PLEASE NOTE: Memory Lines is currently being submitted to film festivals and viewing the project is restricted to the film’s Vimeo password-protected page).
Running against the grain of our age of constant distractions, filmmakers Neil Kendricks and Carlos Pelayo’s video-art installation Wounded Sky (2015) transforms a gallery space into an echo chamber of dream-like sights and sounds, inviting viewers to slow down and contemplate an illusion of flight. The filmmakers’ ethereal, airborne imagery is juxtaposed with composer Mike Mare and Will Brooks’ meditative, ambient music evoking a trance-like ambience. Part cinematic poem, part digital painting, the roughly four-minute, video artwork Wounded Sky hovers in the soaring limbo between the heavens and Earth in a much-needed exercise of embracing a fleeting moment of transcendence.
Juxtaposing vivid color photographs with dream-like, moving images, Neil Kendricks and Jim Cavolt’s collaborative, three-minute experimental video Beholder (2008) questions our society’s views on beauty as two women immerse themselves in the private act of “putting on a face” in a public forum.
Loop (2002), a three-minute film chronicles the chance encounter between strangers who share an epiphany against the backdrop of a chaotic cityscape.