10th Annual Attack of the 50 Foot Reelswhere? American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre
who? 15 super 8 champions picked by Flicker to say good-bye to Kodachrome
how? click here to find out
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Here's how it works:
Each filmmaker chooses one roll (50 feet) of KODAK Super 8 film. Tri-x (black & white) Plus-x (black & white) Ektachrome (color) Vision 200 (color negative) Vision 500 (color negative). The filmmakers shoot their films in order, in other words, all editing and cuts that are made, are made IN CAMERA. There are no splicers used. To make sure of this, the filmmakers turn in their "unprocessed" film to Flicker. Flicker hands the film over to Yale film and video for processing. The films are then transferred at Yale to digital video for viewing on the large Egyptian screen. The films are transferred for best color and contrast - NO EDITS or CUTS are made within the content of the film. The filmmakers give flicker their music, soundtrack, soundscape which will be orginal scores created for their film. The sound is started with the first picture, so if it works it works. It's all up in the air, like life, everyday a surprise. You never know what you're going to get. And that's the way it is with the daring and nervous filmmakers awaiting this year's ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS!
Program from the 2008 Super 8 Attack:
poster by kyo & fumiko
2007 Attack filmmakers and info
on their documentary films
|Erik Deutschman||Sukho Lee
|Regina O’Brien||Danny Derakhshan
||Claudia Bestor & Tony Hall||Mike Ott|
||Alex Maloutas||Jessica Yurasek||Nick Shiflet|
||Mark Segurson||Leigh Goldstein||Victor Llamas|
|Ivan Zorine||Giles Perkins
||Joshua Barash||poster designed by
Paul Hammond of Yo Rodeo
special thanks to:
Nov. 6, 2006 ATTACK filmmakers
||Megan Donovan and Stacy
Music by: "You and Me" (Megan and Stacy)
"Black Black Black"
music: traditional American folksong [sung by J. S.
|Jason Tenenbown||Erik Deutschman
music: Sukho Lee
|Clark Vogeler||Chris Wagganer
"What Are Colors"
|Kevin Sukho Lee
"Karappo City Blues"
music by Jean Paul Yamamoto
"The Poison Hot Dog"
Music: Brandon Perlman
|Alex Machi & Jonathan Morrill||John Schultz
Music: Greg Kendall
Music: Au Clair De La Lune
|Brian Alexander Gutierrez||Chase White
"Smokey J. and the Keys"
"Shoot for the Moon"
music by Bear McCreary
"Cookin Kitty Does Pumpkinville"
|Mark Segurson||DeWalt Mix||Esther Lin &
Eugene Casey Leydon
Norwood and the 28 filmmakers from the 2005 ATTACK
This year we gave out several awards to some of these outstanding filmmakers:
KODAK $500 film stock Award:
Kim Grisco, Josh Greenbaum and Jared Anderson
IFCKC Super 8 Award:
Meredith Jenks, Erik Deutschman
Flicker 50 Foot Super 8 Award:
Brian Netto, Joe Nankin
Josh Barash (v-2)
I made the film like most now a day, around the special effects. I knew the effects I wanted to do, so I built a story around a place someone could get bothered often, a café.
Photo: Close-up of actor Michael Pachelli with his eyes painted.
"Sunset to Sunset"
Kent Hayward is a teacher and independent filmmaker living in Silverlake who encourages walking in Los Angeles. This film is a time-lapse walk across LA starting at Sunset Junction in Silverlake, down Santa Monica Blvd. to the beach. The walk took from sunrise to sunset. All sound is from the same route. Remember to always wear comfortable shoes.
"this is...Howie Rowle"
This is the story of Howie Rowle, an average roller-skater with a
below average chance of finding love...until now.
Written, directed, shot, and scored by Josh Greenbaum, this film marks Greenbaum's first foray into the world of Super 8mm film.
Martin Blasick is a composer and songwriter and is often found in the online forums of indieclub and filmshooting.com.
An homage to the beautifully baffling world of student film and a tribute to experimental cinema pioneer Maya Deren. Shot with a cast of delicious apples, assorted glass objects and two handsome men, one question begs to be asked: What the hell does it all mean?
Fair, Dean Micetich
"50† For Extra Special Wishes"
This is certainly our homage to the Wim Wenders’ classic, Wings of Desire. We decided to shoot in Berlin while I was visiting Dean for a few weeks. We shot on b&w with a borrowed camera, and we were greatly focused on finding a story that led us to the golden angel from the film. Funnily enough, our final product was similar to Wenders’ in that we wanted to show what we loved about Berlin, but we didn’t have a story to tell beyond capturing the images we loved. I’ve been told “you can’t push the river”, and truly, once we eliminated the necessity of “story” the film organically became a beautiful and fun thing to make. This is our film that, despite our best efforts otherwise, became our personal story in Berlin and a collage of our favorite things about our neighborhood in Mitte. Weeks later still in Berlin, Dean went in the studio with his friends and wrote the soundtrack on which he plays all the instruments.
In the middle of the city where the only thing that reeks is piss. In what seems to be a lonely part of town the city spits out what it hides. Trouble is brewing between the "Slutty Monroes" and "The Slicksters". Armed with what ever the streets are ruthless enough to throw out. These hussies are armed and dangerous.
Written-Directed-Shot by Gabriella Karolys, she has just completed her first feature, Elwood Carlilse Superstar <http://www.elwoodsuperstar.com/>
Follow the film's instructions and (hopefully) take a phantasmagorical journey into the realms of cosmic reality.
Erik is an LA based filmmaker who dreams of living on a faraway mountain making kitsch craft items for local souvenir shops.
Brad Cooper has been an active photographer, film-maker and musician in Los Angeles. Cooper drinks large quantities of coffee and enjoys Brian Eno's music.
title: "teilte neu zu: reassigned"
a bartender imagines an alternate ending to the holocaust one night before closing.
"the Emotional Type"
As native to Los Angeles, I dreamed of making my own movie and this is my big Hollywood chance! My film is an homage to all my mentors. No, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Wim Wenders, and Hans Neleman won't be attending but their soul, influences, and aurora will. This B&W short features actress Janene Willis (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and in his first appearance, actor Jonathan Kananrek. The hardest part of this film for me was creating the soundtrack with the help of my Garage Band teacher Norwood Cheek, my father's typewriter, and a loaned keyboard I was able to create a fresh piece. This 3:20 minute film had both actors shot in stop animation with props including a typewriter, pieces of paper, and glass tears, expressed their thoughts and actions through flights of type and paper. Their thoughts were sent into the air via typewriter and mouth and delivered in forms unimaginable but yet understood. Is this a love story or a love hate one? You decide.
"THE NEW TENANT" is a film that celebrates the fine art of people-watching, focusing primarily on the mundane.
Written and directed by Tommy Bernard, who is continuously inspired by the work of Jerry Lewis (as director). He continues to hold low-level jobs within the entertainment industry.
We all have our opiums, though many times we do not realize it until the source is disrupted. Dealing with the loss will bring terror first and vision second.
Matthew Stevens, former President of the Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City, check the IFC out at <www.ifckc.org>
Hope and Josh Kushins (ektachrome)
Daniel Hope and Josh Kushins have been friends since kindergarten. This is the first film they've made together.
"There's....been an accident ... mine I think..."
A morality tale that finds a man struggling to detail the events that led to him lying paralyzed in the middle of a dark, winding road.
Written/Directed by Brian Netto
Produced by Tierney Sams
Shot by Sherri ( all the best artists have one name )
Starring Dave Culen and Lou Gonzalez
Make Up Effects by Jamal and Arthur Crenshaw
to Keith and the folks at YALE LAB for all of their amazing help...
2004 Attack Filmmakers
|the 4th annual ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS was quite a success. 27 super 8 films, seen for the first time by over 400 people.|
"Everybody Shoots New York"
"10 ways to Install a Better Dad"
"America the Beautiful"
"Psychoanalysis part 2"
"You? My Love?"
"Kids and Horses"
"Sunset for American Catwoman"
Davanzo & Lisa Marr
The Here and Now
"Tutti Al Mare"
Schiot & Mariah Garnett
"Quick Quick Oil Slick"
"The 7th Street Bridge"
Park Film Center Kids
"Join the Cinematic Revolution"
"Curing Agoraphobia Through Self-hypnosis"
The 2nd annual Flicker
Attack of the 50 foot reels!
was quite a success. 550 people attended and witnessed 26 films never seen before.
It was 2 hours of glorious Super 8 film on the big screen.
26 filmmakers braved the unknown
see some pix from the screening
Steven Nevius, the romantic - submitted his film anonymously, but we found him!
Mark Lyon (director), Susan Lyon (producer), and Tom Seawell (director of photography) make films as an antidote to their day jobs in advertising and commercial photography. After several years, the treatment appears to be working. The original music is by Joe Godfrey.
|Ross Breitenbach, The Punk Next Door - lives, breathes and dreams on the streets of Silver Lake with his beautiful wife Lara and their four-legged rascal Hayden.||Tiffany
Photo Shoot -
recently started her own graphic design business and embraces all things lo-fi, including this, her first foray into film. www.twyggmedia.com
|Andy Garn, Slim Makes Manhattan- Andy Garn is from NYC by way of NYC. He has been making super 8 since1969. He was once awarded a Student Academy Award for a Regular 8 film.|
|Sarah Whalan & John Schultz, Part 1 - Sarah is an acting coach for Hollywood films, John is a director working in Hollywood who got his start making super 8 films. His films include Bandwagon, Drive Me Crazy and Like Mike.||Kurt Thomas and
Dan Dammet, The
Petey Project -
||Jessica Vallot, The Anti-establishment Fairies|
|Christian Bruno, An Irrational Enlargement - Starring Palmer Lamb, Sound by Guzica Romantica. Though it rarely turns out the way he expects, Christian Bruno finds Super 8 filmmaking irresistible.||Toastacia Boyd - runs Predator International, manages bands and enjoys making Super 8 films.||Reuben Lim, Sau Sau Boh - professional TV watcher and amateur filmmaker. Born in Singapore, raised in San Bernardino and creating in LA.|
|Michael Gray, Sympathy
for El Diablo de Feo
Gray is a playwright and screenwriter who likes to take Polaroid
color them, lose them in his office, find them again and then pretend
||Sam Kuhlmann, Eyelids and Misogyny - hails from Colorado, is 24-years-old and is pleasant to be around.||
Cardinal Cinema Collective, I, filmmaker -
This collective of an unknown number of filmmakers landed in Hollywood 18 years ago from North Carolina. One of their members showed his film Almost Beat at the very first FLICKER in Chapel Hill in 1994.
Daniels, The Flying Squirrel -
Steve Daniels is a filmmaker from Columbia, South Carolina who gets goosey over 3 things: His front porch, his Pabst Blue Ribbon, and his Canon 1014 Super 8 camera.
The Gremlin -
"My dream is to make a modern version of A Hard Day's Night starring Axl Rose and the new Guns N Roses."
Chris Wagganer, A Day in the Life of a Water Molecule - Chris works on big-budget Hollywood blockbusters for a living, but he'd much rather be making movies with his trusty Super 8.
Charles Doran, e-slay -
Charles Doran is a graphic design student from Los Angeles with serious psychological traumarelating to his childhood toys.
Gulliver's Travels -
in a 2002 statement says, "I will continue to make films on Super 8 regardless of money, time, health, available film stock, industry chuckles, sanity, or people's desire to see them."
Nori Takei, Smorgasbird-
Nori is a Japanese Jew from Georgia. This is her first Super8 film.
|Norwood Cheek, Guitar
Solos and Hot Riffs
started flicker in North Carolina and now runs flicker in Los Angeles. He directs music videos and is working on a feature. Click here to see one of his favorite Super 8 cameras.
|Ken Ehrlich, Polyhedron
Ken is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. He currently teaches
digital media in the art department at U.C. Riverside.
Mark Douglas, Pedro - Mark is a Los Angeles experimental and documentary filmmaker who is perpetually compelled by the ordinary.
Andersen, STOP- An editor by
day, he hones
his directing skills by shooting documentaries on Mini-DV.
"Thank you Norwood for bringing me back from the dark side - video".
He is also the proud owner of one
of the loudest super 8 cameras ever made.
Patrick YonallyAttascheme -
actor and musician from Los Angeles. You might recognize him as Dr. P
local Hip Hop Duo Clone Revolt.
David Palmer, The Powers of Preston Flair - David is an editor and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Click here to see the camera he bought as a teenager in the 70's, and still uses today.
Attack of the 50 foot Reels #1
October 30, 2001
|2001 = 25 filmmakers shot one roll of Super 8 film. Edited entirely in camera. The films were handed over to Flicker for processing at Yale Lab. The night of the screening was the first time ANYONE saw the films - even the filmmakers. There was a lot of tension in the air, each filmmaker hoping for an in focus, well exposed film. The results? Incredible. Some of the best Super 8 films we've seen at Flicker. Look for another 50 ft reel attack each year.|
Daniels - - -
- - - - - - - - "Assault on 213"
Scott Sarver - - - - - - - - - - - "Germein Lineras"
Danny Ceballos - - - - - - - - - - "All You Need to Make a Movie is a Girl Who is also a Pistol"
Jessica Vallot - - - - - - - - - - - "My Trip to Italy"
Chris Wessman - - - - - - - - - "Empty Pool"
Eric Otto, Kent Hayward - - - - - "Relay"
Steve Stanard - - - - - - - - - - - "Horro Scope"
Chris Wagganer - - - - - - - - - "Robochrist Superstar"
Jordan Dawes - - - - - - - - - - - "Reversal of Fortune"
Patrick Yonally - - - - - - - - - - "le harlequin et l'appareil"
Peyton Reed - - - - - - - - - - - "Wendy"
Sarah Whalen - - - - - - - - - - - "A Dreamin' Darwin"
David Palmer - - - - - - - - - - - "Unsomniac"
Anne Litt, Robert Martin, Jacob Kenner - - "Star Maps Here"
Charles Doran - - - - - - - - - - - "Safe Word"
Daniel Gill - - - - - - - - - - - - "kiss me boo boo"
Norwood Cheek - - - - - - - - - - "Satisfaction Guaranteed"
Ian Wurth - - - - - - - - - - - - - "untitled"
Lowell Northrop - - - - - - - - - - - "Have You Seen Axl Rose?"
John Schultz - - - - - - - - - - - - - "This Really Happened"
John Cannizzaro - - - - - - - - - "Mr. Cinema, the Conjurer"
Scott Sener - - - - - - - - - - - - - "The 3 350's vs the Son of Auto"
Lazy Dogma - - - - - - - - - - - - "Four-eyed Samurai"
Carol Ceballos - - - - - - - - - - - "untitled"
Attack #3 October 21, 2003 filmmakers
Annual ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS
featuring films by:
Alex Segade & Juri Hwang
Christopher G. Cowen
Erik C. Andersen
John Schultz & Sarah Whalen
Nancy Jean Tucker
Yun Lingner & Toni Nahar
Erik C. Andersen
Christopher G. Cowen
"A Young Girl's Diary"
"50 feet that shook the world"
"The 3 350's vs The 2 Wheel Bandit"
Nancy Jean Tucker
"glass, blood, melting flesh etc. etc."
"Exact Change Man"
"No More Americans"