Thursday, April 12 at 10:15 PM
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Shorts Block: Late Night Mixtape
Odile Postic | Richmond, VA | 4 min
Genre: Music Video
In this wild, playful music video, the frenetic guitar stylings of the Columbia, South Carolina based rock group Can’t Kids are paired with vivid, hallucinatory images of a neurotic puppet and his encounters with unappetizing piles of pizza slices.Buy Tickets 04/12 Buy Tickets 04/13
We asked our filmmakers some questions about them and their work. For further questions, join us at the designated post-screening Q+A!
1. What is your connection to the South?
I was born in Florida and spent the majority of my childhood right here in Columbia so I’ve always considered it my home. I go to school in Richmond, Virginia so even with that transition I wasn’t able to shake it!
2. Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
When Can’t Kids first reached out to me about making the music video, I immediately want to a thrift store to pick out fabrics and stuffed animals. I went back to look at the original message from Henry Thomas and he said, “Adam mentioned something about a bathtub full of pizza? Or the Olsen twins chilling with the pope?”, I basically was sold on the idea of working with them from then on. Although that imagery didn’t make it into the final video, we all agreed it was a success. I knew that I wanted to work with puppets since I never had. This video really came together during the editing process when I realized I wanted to zero in on the one puppet’s spiral into madness. This was my first time making a music video and working with a band so it was a great experience to learn from for me.
3. How did you start making films?
I started making “films” (I guess I would call them films) with my friends when I was twelve. For Christmas my best friend and I both got Flip camcorders. I had this obsession with Kristen Wiig and SNL and I believe that’s what initially motivated me. We started making a lot of fake reality shows and fake commercials and uploading them on youtube and facebook. The TLC channel was the source of a lot of our inspiration back then. It was a lot of fun and basically sealed the deal that I wanted to make videos for the rest of my life. If anyone is ever curious, I have them buried away somewhere and they’re actually pretty funny!
4. What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
I look forward to seeing all the other films showing for Indie Grits this year and just soaking up all the creative energy in my hometown!
5. Why should someone see your film?
Someone should see my films because that’s the reason why I make them!! My favorite part of making any kind of art is letting other people see it! I really hope that if people make it out to see my films they will let me know what they thought. If you laugh about it or a part sticks with you after seeing it then my work here is done.
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