Giving a Baby a Chainsaw – An Art Apart: The Hafler Trio is now available on “video on demand” via Vimeo On Demand. It’s available to rent (24 hrs) or buy (unlimited streaming).
Trapart Film launches a new project via Kickstarter.
“Derek Jarman’s super-8 film IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN (1975, with music by Throbbing Gristle 1980) blew my mind when I first saw it. It has been one of the most influential films ever for me. During 2014 and 2015 I have shot and accumulated new super-8 material and am about to make a tribute to this peculiar cinematic gem. My film will be called SUB UMBRA ALARUM LUNA (“In the Shadow of the Moon”) and will contain new music by Swedish experimentalists Cotton Ferox. The goal is to make something as influential and poetic as Jarman’s film. That will be hard of course but I never give up! The money needed is for super-8 transfers, editing time and general post production costs. Almost all of the material already exists, so it’s a matter of assembling it in the best possible way. In the end, it should be approximately 40 mins, and a feast for eye and mind alike. Please help make it happen! Many thanks!” (Carl Abrahamsson)
Here’s a link to the project at Kickstarter!
Here’s a small teaser of the work in progress:
The first Trapart films of 2015 have now been released by Swedish distributor Njuta Films. Ingenting är sant, allting är möjligt – En liten film om Freddie Wadling, Giving a Baby a Chainsaw – An Art Apart: The Hafler Trio, and Once the Toothpaste is out of the Tube – An Art Apart: Charles Gatewood are all available on DVD via all major online sellers and selected stores in Scandinavia. Most of these companies also ship within the EU region. The DVDs are in PAL/Region2.
The films are also available on VOD via major online service SF Anytime, for Swedish customers only.
Trapart Film has produced a documentary about Carl Abrahamsson’s debut movie Silent Lips. It’s called Candelabra of Innocence and contains clips from the film, interviews with Abrahamsson and some of the actors, plus insightful narration by English actor Charles Greye. The film can be seen on Vimeo for free. Inquiries about Silent Lips (screenings, festivals, distribution etc) can be sent to carl AT trapartfilm.com
Carl Abrahamsson has directed the video for legendary Swedish band The Leather Nun’s new single All Those Crazy Dreams. The single is taken from the band’s album Whatever (Wild Kingdom/Sound Pollution). The single and video will be released on November 6th.
The Leather Nun information on Discogs.
There will be screenings of the first An Art Apart films over the coming months. Please see the following list:
October 29, 2015: Husets Biograf, Copenhagen (DK). I will introduce Nothing can turn into a void – An Art Apart: People Like Us and Giving a baby a chainsaw – An Art Apart: The Hafler Trio. A link to the event can be found here!
November 13-29, 2015; CineCity, Brighton (UK) will show Nothing can turn into a void – An Art Apart: People Like Us. A link to the event can be found here!
November 26, 2015: Fylkingen, Stockholm (SE). I will introduce Nothing can turn into a void – An Art Apart: People Like Us and Once the toothpaste is out of the tube – An Art Apart: Charles Gatewood. A link to the event can be found here! This is actually the world premiere for the Gatewood film!
Enjoy the films!