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Cemeteries 'The Wilderness' by Michael Lawrence
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.”
|Director of Photography||Elie Smolkin|
|Focus Puller||Doug Ansel|
|Clapper Loader||Tessa Wienker|
|1st AD||Will Rhodes|
|2nd AD||Katrin Kinnare|
|Writer||Michael Lawrence & Joshua Banta|
|Special Thanks||Holly & Larry Maciejewski, Ryan O'Hara Theisen, Ben Gabelman, David Kruta|
|Lead actor||Jim Banta|
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