The Fly Zero Film Festival is the first of its kind, a non-profit only screening work from self-financed filmmakers, celebrating a pure and genuinely independent approach to movie making. Founded by Brad Bores and Richard Hooban seven years ago from a warehouse in Los Angeles, and relocating to its New York base, the festival is known for early works from Lena Dunham, Timothy Saccenti and Alia Raza
Littlebabyangel: @Cartier Initially seen and heard as a digital art piece cum record release, “@Cartier” appeared online out of nowhere earlier this year, revealing itself as the debut single from enigmatic rapper and LuckyMe signing Littlebabyangel. The Montreal-based vocalist’s multimedia collaboration with fellow Canadians director Cameron Morse and creative studio Geneviève is showcased here as a more conventional music video. Re-appropriating internet tropes and cracking the screen’s confines, Morse’s meta-video follows a series of cinematic projects with rising R&B star Black Atlass.
The author of “Between The World and Me” on the books he’d want on a desert island: Doctorow, Wharton, Fitzgerald and more.
Hannah Hoffman’s East Hollywood space maintains a notably international program in a city that can be partial to its hometown heroes.
Guitarist and keyboardist for the Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr.
Helado Negro: Young, Latin and Proud “Contemporary Latino culture is underrepresented and consistently confused with cliches that haunt more commercial representations,” says Helado Negro. “My interest in creating this song was always a private one, a possible dialogue between me and a very young me
Joanne Dugan’s “Turning Point” series layers up to 20 multiple exposures per image.
The art world too global for you?
Originally a quartet with a specific focus on indie pop, Australian duo Strange Talk underwent a transformation during the past year.
Hugh the Hunter “I had this image of a black man dressed in traditional Scottish tweed, roaming the Heather moorland with two dogs and a shotgun, hunting wild birds,” says director Zachary Heinzerling of Hugh the Hunter , a ‘surrealist recontextualization’ of the work of Brooklyn-based sculptor Hugh Hayden, starring the man himself. Set in the remote burgh of Dufftown, where Hayden recently completed an artist’s residency, and which is home to one of the few remaining private shooting estates in Scotland, the Academy Award-nominated director wanted to subvert the format of the traditional artist profile, as well as narratives about identity and race. “I’m interested in finding new audiences for artists who typically show work in a gallery space,” he says.