Jimmy Brown - 5th Nov 2012

Cemeteries – aka one man band Kyle J. Reigle from Buffalo – teams up with Michael Lawrence for this dark film for his track The Wilderness. A young man, played by Ryan Schira, breaks into a an old dusty warehouse and curiously, is enticed to burn it down by his ‘accomplice’.

“When Kyle and I first spoke about doing a film for The Wilderness, our common bond was an upbringing in the lost, abandoned, and beautiful post-industrial landscape of Buffalo, NY,” Michael explains.

“A palette of magenta and green with creeping moonlight came forth when listening to the track. We built a small narrative of a savant exploring a factory – symbolizing the cellular memory of generations past that once resided in the lakefront paper and grain mills of our hometown. The shafts of light and faint, distant memories are a view inside the cerebral cortex of two colliding versions of self.”

Credits

DirectorMichael Lawrence
Director of PhotographyElie Smolkin
EditorAlex Amoling
Focus PullerDoug Ansel
Clapper LoaderTessa Wienker
GripRob Pepe
1st ADWill Rhodes
2nd ADKatrin Kinnare
ColouristJuan Salvo
CastRyan Schira
WriterMichael Lawrence & Joshua Banta
Special ThanksHolly & Larry Maciejewski, Ryan O'Hara Theisen, Ben Gabelman, David Kruta
CommissionerMatt Halverson
Lead actorJim Banta

Jimmy Brown - 5th Nov 2012

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