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RESOLUTION 2016 / ByTowne Cinema

Feb 11, 18:45 (Doors open @ 18:15)

General Admission $10 — Members & Students - $5

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RESOLUTION 2016: SAW Video kicking off 35th anniversary celebrations with quintessential screening of membership's new works

This year's anniversary line-up is:

The Echoes of Chloe Cooley (2015) | Andrea Conte | Documentary, 5:30 minutes

Photosynthesis (2015) | Ashford Sabastien Callender |Experimental, 1:30 minutes

The Lion (2015) | Carmelo Zucco | Narrative Drama, 6:45  minutes

Hyphen: Gabriela’s Story  (2015) | Gabriela Warrior Renaud |Documentary, 16:40 minutes

Brotherly (2015) | Henry Eruotor | Drama, 2:28 minutes

Comp1forever2 (2015) | Lesley Marshall | Experimental, 2 minutes

Failed  (2015) | Marina Bruno|Comedy, Action, 3 minutes

Imitation (2015) | Matthieu Hallé |Experimental, 7:54 minutes

Two Horses (2015) | Pixie Cram |Documentary, 6:40 minutes

Friday Afternoon (2015)|Timothy Smith | Experimental, 4:30 minutes

Pregnancy Scares - Master Race (2015) | Travis Boisvenue | Music Video, 1:38 minutes

RESOLUTION 2016 is presented by SAW Video in partnership with Downtown Rideau CHILL FACTOR  and  Winterlude.

               

 

RESOLUTION 2016 SELECTION Synopses and artists' bios

The Echoes of Chloe Cooley (2015) | Andrea Conte | Documentary, 5:30 minutes

A documentary short that tells the unknown story of Chloe Cooley - an enslaved woman of African descent in Canada - her impact on the founding of the Underground Railroad, and the legacy of misrepresented history in Canadian society. Featuring interviews with Order of Ontario Historian, Wilma Morrison, and Arts Organizer, Kyla Farmer, this short was filmed on an iphone.

Andrea (Andy) Conte is a writer and documentary filmmaker with a focus on character-driven stories told from the frontline realities of current social challenges - challenges which are uncovering new and emerging paradigms of how humans relate to the world and to one another.

Photosynthesis (2015) | Ashford Sabastien Callender |Experimental, 1:30 minutes

A bird’s eye view of the natural flow human activity as seen through a microscope.

A graduate of the sound engineering program at Raven Street Studio, Sabastien has also studied business at the University of Ottawa. He is a producing member of SAW Video and currently toils with audio and video experiments in his laboratory when opportunity allows.

 

The Lion (2015) | Carmelo Zucco | Narrative Drama, 6:45  minutes

In "The Lion" a father aches with the loss of his wife.  A son burns with guilt because he wasn't there when his mother passed away. Now both live parallel to one another in silence and grief on a dwindling little farm. One day will begin like the others but something will happen that will change father and son forever. The father Joachim will become lethally wedged under a two ton tractor and his son Atom will come to his rescue in a way that creates myths and legends. Actions speak louder than words.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Carmelo  Zucco joint the Independent Film Co-Operative in 2004, and has worked in every crew position imaginable. Carmelo takes a distinctively hands-on approach to his film making.  Known for building exciting costumes and practical effects for his projects, his efforts have brought to life props ranging from intricate robot characters to walking on water devices.  He teaches film camera workshops and mentors students creating their first short films. With many opinions on the subject of cinema he has publishes in “Sprockets,” a local film news-zine.

Hyphen: Gabriela’s Story  (2015) | Gabriela Warrior Renaud |Documentary, 16:40 minutes

Hyphen: Gabriela’s Story is a short documentary which explores the cultural identity of a multiracial family in Canada. The film challenges definitions of identity and is an ernest and intimate portrayal from the filmmaker’s personal life. Hyphen: Gabriela’s Story wants to illustrate the experience of being multiracial and the constant evolution of the hyphenated identity. This short film is the first part of a bigger project, looking at multiracial identity across Canada. Director Gabriela Warrior Renaud wants to travel the country to meet multiracial families and create a feature length documentary that combines these stories. 

Gabriela Warrior Renaud is an independent filmmaker, producer and community manager. Gabriela has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a specialization in film production from Concordia University. Her thesis project was an award-winning experimental documentary that explored perception from the point of view of a single mother with a visual impairment. The film won Best Experimental in the Student Film Category at the 43rd Annual World Film Festival, Montreal. She is currently following her passion for visual storytelling by creating film and photography projects independently. Gabriela has several more short films under her belt, including one about zombies.

Brotherly (2015) | Henry Eruotor | Drama, 2:28 minutes

Brotherly is about Jason's return from prison to his skeptical family. Is he a changed man?

Henry Eruotor is an award winning independent filmmaker based in the national capital region but currently living in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He has a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and a certificate degree in documentary production from Algonquin College.

 

Comp1forever2 (2015) | Lesley Marshall | Experimental, 2 minutes

Maximalist pop art collage. This video honours the object, the shiny, and pure aesthetics. Sea punk, green screen, and surface. Its absurdist and surreal. It mocks digital art and format. It is a part of series of 6 videos.

Lesley is an award-winning media artist, curator (Available Light Screening Collective, Arboretum Arts Festival), promoter, booker, filmmaker, musician, music writer, feminist commentator and performance artist under the name LesleyDemon and Lesley 666. Currently directing her first solo short narrative film DRAB funded by the City of Ottawa and SAW Video (www.drabfilm.tumblr.com). Her work seeks to create dialogue around anti-oppression through a melodramatic, absurdist, and satirical voice. Lesley also screams/plays 2nd bass in the band Bonnie Doon.

Failed  (2015) | Marina Bruno|Comedy, Action, 3 minutes

A driver recklessly races to the finish line.

Marina Bruno was born on April 14, 1995. Mostly known for her short film work, including Short Circuit (2013), Civil War (2012), Chocolate Milkshake (2014) & Waste of a Fall (2014), Marina started her career at a young age. When she was 3, she made her first movie "Dinosaur" using her toys and a camcorder. The young filmmaker made her first official short film in the summer of 2011, some of which was filmed in Los Angeles, California. She founded her production company "Wondering Pictures" and in the next years wrote, directed, produced and edited several new works. She recently finished writing, directing and producing her first feature film "Cotton String".

Imitation (2015) | Matthieu Hallé |Experimental, 7:54 minutes

Where am I? | I’ve lost all concept of space and time. | This place is infinite and immaterial. | These seconds feel like lifetimes. | A movie plays in the theatre, but nobody watches. | I’m lost in this hall of mirrors. | These opposing mirrors reflecting infinitely into another.
 

Matthieu Hallé was born in Chilliwack, BC, but has been a nomad most of his life. He’s directed the feature, Margraue (2013), as well as several shorts, music videos, experimental works, and visuals for live concerts.

Two Horses (2015) | Pixie Cram |Documentary, 6:40 minutes

A study of two horses on a farm. In the background, the machinery of farm labour is visible and audible. Meanwhile, the role of the horse is less and less apparent.

Pixie Cram is a filmmaker and media artist based in Gatineau, Quebec. Her work includes fiction, animation, documentary, and installation. Her films have been shown at several festivals in North America including Media City (2010), the Chicago 8-Fest (2011), and WNDX (2012). Pixie Cram co-founded the Windows Collective (2008), a group devoted to the creation and exhibition of experimental works using film as basis.

Friday Afternoon (2015)|Timothy Smith | Experimental, 4:30 minutes

Friday Afternoon is a video art work that looks at the ephemeral everyday moments of a journey through a city. Rather than unfolding over a linear passage of time, the amplitude of the soundtrack drives the images between stillness and movement; creating a dialogue between sound, image and time.  The images were taken in downtown Ottawa in late September by Tim. The original soundtrack was composed in conjunction with this work by Mika Posen.

Timothy I. Smith is a photographic artist who is interested in the relationship between photography, video and how they are viewed in a digital form. He has been exhibiting his work since 2006 and has been part of group exhibitions at the Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Derby Museum & Art Gallery and was a UK representative at the Biennial of Young Artists in Skopje, Macedonia, 2009. He works as a workshop instructor at SAW Video and as a freelance photographer/videographer in Ottawa. He studied Fine Art at the University of Brighton, UK and Photography at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Pregnancy Scares - Master Race (2015) | Travis Boisvenue | Music Video, 1:38 minutes

Set to the breakneck sounds of hardcore-mutants Pregnancy Scares, the city streetscapes are turned into a hyper-slo-mo purgatory revealing the surreal, the sleazy, and the creepy behind banal settings.The video was conceptualized and co-directed by photographer and musician Dave Forcier.

Travis Boisvenue is a music video director and the co-producer of the short documentary MODULO, about the Canadian inventor of early synthesizers. His work has been featured on MuchMusic, Vice, CBC, and festivals across Canada. He is a host and producer of the radio show and podcast CITY SLANG.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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