Friday, April 13 at 3:30 PM
Saturday, April 14 at 8:30 PM
Shorts Block: Acts of Vulnerability
Laura Iancu | Blacksburg, VA | 2 min
Genre: Music Video
Director Laura Iancu’s music video for psychedelic electronic group F E B R A offers viewers a speedy journey through an otherworldly forest–one full of shimmering, flashing trees and grasses of a thousand different colors (as well as a springy, percussive soundtrack).
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?
Even though I’m not a citizen, living by the mountains in Virginia is the closest I arrived to a feeling of home in the US.
2. Where did you get your inspiration for this work?
I was looking at center pivot irrigation sites on google earth and I wondered what they would look like mapped in 3D on environments that are human-sized. The leaves of the trees are crop circles, the bark is textured with images of pumpjacks and so on. From there I let the kick of the music take over.
3. How did you start making films?
I think this is a common story, kid gets camera, kid records everything, kid becomes good at it. I recorded my grandparents the most and when I became intelligent enough to understand my activity as a filmmaking practice that footage became a full length observational documentary. I think I started making films out of boredom and an intense desire to archive.
4. Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
I got an eye infection and it puffed up so I looked like a diseased gerbil for a few days.
5. What do you look forward to the most during Indie Grits?
Acquiring and preserving fresh impressions of the creative south.
6. Why should someone see your film?
Because I’m overripe with excitement for them to.
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All The In-Between
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Bless These Sounds Under the City – “THE SLEEPING 8”
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Can’t Kids – “Coperroni”
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Dishing Out Community
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F E B R A – “Fasterrrr”
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My Body Is Not My Own
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Serpents and Doves
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