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2017 NITEHAWK SHORTS FESTIVAL

MUSIC DRIVEN

78 mins

MUSIC DRIVEN

November 9, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Description

The 2017 Nitehawk Shorts Festival MUSIC DRIVEN program highlights new voices in music videos and documentaries with an eye towards female talent, free expression, and the unifying nature of music. This program includes a special selection from Mass Appeal.

Thursday, November 9 at 7:30pm. Includes Q&A with filmmakers.

In This Program


  1. IN UNDERTOW

    Joe Garrity / U.S. / 2017 / Music Video / 4 mins
    Aquacosmic psych meets public access TV. “I’m aware of my own drowning fixation and fascinated by that bizarre lunar-tidal relationship,” says lead singer Molly Rankin. Space is a trippier ocean.

  2. A NOVEL LIGHT THAT CHANGED

    Ned Myerberg & Tracy Szatan / U.S. / 2016 / Music Video / 5 mins
    An evening walk becomes a dreamscape of un-lived memories in the music video for Momo Ishiguro’s A NOVEL LIGHT THAT CHANGEDA. The video follows Momo from dark city streets to rolling forest hills, searching for the source of an inexplicable vision.

  3. ACTION BRONSON’S FAVORITE FOODS

    Ross Brunetti / U.S. / 2017 / Comedy, Music / 8 mins
    A supercut of the foods Action Bronson references in his songs, spanning his entire discography.

  4. HATIS NOIT

    Nick Hughes / U.S. / 2016 / Documentary, Music / 8 mins
    A short glimpse into the music of Japan’s Hatis Noit,.

  5. THE AFGHAN WHIGS – ORIOLE

    Amy Hood / U.S. / 2017 / Music Video / 5 mins
    A naive young woman is lured from her normal life by a sinister cult leader’s dark magic, to join her doped female cult.

  6. HATES BECOMES YOU, MY DARLING

    Sabrina Chap & Anna Hovhannessian / U.S. / 2015 / Music Video / 4 mins
    A collaboration between Anna Hovhannessian and Sabrina Chap, HATE BECOMES YOU, MY DARLING is a music video for a track from Chap's upcoming side project, POSTCARDS FROM NEVERMORE.

  7. MISTER GOODNITE – ADULTERESS

    Haoyan of America / U.S. / 2017 / Music Video / 3 mins
    A young couple's cat and mouse game of seduction leads to new levels of debauchery.

  8. THIAROYE BY THE SEA

    Devin Thomas / Senegal, U.S. / 2016 / Documentary, Music / 16 mins
    A Senegalese woman living in the sprawl of Dakar pursues a career as a rapper against all odds. A generation ago, the culture reprimanded women for dancing, let alone freestyling. Footage from her music videos and stunning urban landscapes combine in the soft-spoken portrait, THIAROYE BY THE SEA.

  9. MY BODY – MOOD

    Peter John Kearney / U.S. / 2017 / Music Video / 4 mins
    Mood picks inspiration from signer, Jordan Bagnall’s beautiful lyrics. The track struck us as a story of friendship and loss. We found connections and looked for ways to abstract them during the shoot or the edit.

  10. DIFF’ERENT

    Andrew Lee / U.S. / 2017 / Music / 4 mins
    In the not too distant future, social media has consumed every aspect of society, turning its inhabitants into zombie-like Followers. One artist will attempt to create a new voice and wake the people up.

  11. DJ MOJO – MUSIC IS LIFE

    Lawrence Kim / U.S. / 2016 / Documentary, Music / 5 mins
    DJ MOJO: MUSIC IS LIFE is an informal snapshot of NYC DJ and rock show promoter Mojo as he goes about his business while reminiscing about the golden age of New York nightlife in the 70s and 80s and offering his perspective on the present and future of the city.

  12. CHRYSALIS

    Siqi Xu / U.S. / 2017 / Experimental, Music / 3 mins
    An experimental short film that explores dance as a metaphor for personal discovery and self-acceptance.

  13. RHYTHM ROULETTE: WONDAGURL

    Harrison Corwin / U.S. / 2016 / Documentary, Music / 6 mins
    Rhythm Roulette is a Mass Appeal digital series where we take a music producer to a record store to select three pieces of vinyl while blindfolded. From there, we hit the studio to see what type of beat they can make with their random selections. This short features one of Toronto’s up-and-coming producers, Wondagurl.

  14. BURN THE RIVER DOWN

    Shawn Engler / U.S. / 2017 / Music Video / 4 mins
    Music Video for Elli Perry.

Dates & Times

MUSIC DRIVEN

November 9, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets