DOUBLE TROUBLE - a feature film by The Residents
Eternal Flame Productions
When the lead singer in an anonymous rock band dies and
leaves a burdensome legacy for his alienated son, a Catholic
priest, the priest fights to keep his life from spiraling out of
control, only to discover that he and his Father are not that
diﬀerent after all
CITY LIGHTS: Booksellers and Publishers - a documentary
Atypical Project Productions
This documentary will be about the people, the atmosphere and the values that have animated City Lights over seven decades. How does a place born of the ideals of Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kerouac, and Corso survive in a literary world overtaken by Amazon, Kindle and Google? Will the social networks replace the local bookstore as a gathering place for the arts? And how can City Lights continue to push the boundaries of progressive politics in what is becoming an ever more fractious world?
The Cryptic Corp. Presents:
INSIDE A CIRCLE OF DREAMS
(The Residents in 360)
Known for melding music with cutting-edge technology, experimental art band The Residents once again breaks new ground… this time using stereoscopic 360-degree immersive video (virtual reality). With an expert team comprised of 3D-graphics pioneer Gary Yost, digital media innovator David Lawrence, and legendary longtime producer Starr Sutherland, the group reinvents the “live” music video by completely re-creating the environment wherein the band performs. Utilizing live 360° video footage shot during the 2018 Litquake literary festival at San Francisco's Swedish American Hall, The Residents invited four internationally-acclaimed animation artists to re-imagine and re-place the show’s audience and venue with all new graphic imagery inspired by Residents’ songs.
The artists, including Stephane Blanquet (France), Nick DenBoer (Canada), and Bill Domonkos and Christine Marie (U.S.), create unique original worlds populated by sinister shadow puppets, teddy bear plague doctors, and a feverish horde of eyeball-headed death worshippers. It’s The Residents at their best – in VR!
The world premiere of “Inside a Circle of Dreams” is targeted for SXSW, the South by Southwest film festival in March 2020.
A BOAT FOR CHARLEY RAY: WYLIE 60 - a documentary
Atypical Project Productions
Charley Ray, Tom Wylie, and Jim Betts have just started to build the Wylie 60, dubbed “C-Cubed,” which is expected to take a year-and-a-half to complete. Considering its revolutionary design and bleeding edge tech, as well as the extremely creative, talented and opinionated people involved, this process promises to produce a 60-foot sailboat unlike anything ever built.
This documentary proposes to follow the design and building of C-Cubed: the plans, the hopes, the dreams, the inevitable problems… and a series of interviews with Charley, Tom, and Jim – all uniquely colorful characters – promises to make this documentary fascinating, funny and educational.