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Fahrenheit 4.33 | Film now available

Fahrenheit 4.33
Project by Fred L’Epee
Jeffrey Beach (Beachfront Productions)
Helicon Films

 

 

Genre Experimental
Year 2016
Duration 12mn. 43s.

 

“The contemporary mythology as the representation of a catharsis. Thousand variations from human vacuum. Translated by the definition of our identities which became amorphous. Stasis. The alteration of our psyche. Vertigo. An existential schism. The Labyrinth built by Daedalus. Death is not an end in itself. Perhaps an inertia. Without reproduction. Neither transposition”.

 

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The White Widow | IN-SONORA (9th edition)

The White Widow (2015)
IN-SONORA | 9th Edition
Muestra de Arte Sonoro e Interactivo
From 2nd to 15th March
Madrid (Spain)

 

 

In-Sonora is an independent and non-profit project that has positioned itself as an nationally and internationally avant-garde proposal. Thanks to the collaboration between artists, professionals, cultural operators, public and private institutions, and a wide audience. This 10 years of projects will take place with this new edition of the show. From 2nd to March 15 at “La Casa Encendida”, “El Águila”, “Centro Centro”, “IED Madrid”, “Medialab-Prado”, “Joy Gallery” and “Gallery Swinton and Crossroads”.

 

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The aim of this biennial show is to expand the visibility of national and international artists, supporting experimental contemporary proposals that sound and interactivity that are key visual elements.

The press conference will be conducted by Maite Camacho, director and curator of IN-SONORA, who will talk with the audience about the idea and development of this project which has already more than 10 years of existence. It will be presented the full program of activities that make up this edition and the most important developments.

 

Artist profile: Fred L’ Epee | In-Sonora (9th edition)

Official website: http://in-sonora.org/

 

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Solar Love (2015) | Museum of Modern Art (Mar del Plata, Argentina)

We are delighted to announce that film, “Solar Love” (2015) will be screened at The Museum of Modern Art, Mar de Plata, in Argentina on 12th February, 2016.

 

 

The aim of the Museum of Modern Art (MAR | Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Mar del Plata, Argentina) is to assemble a group of productions that have been indelibly associated with the comprehensive and interactive spirit of MAR, with the first works that begin to form part of his collection. Without a script to guide the tour, gives the viewer the task of articulating the universes of each work and set their own itinerary through space.

 

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Experimental Film Cycle | International Panorama.
Program of short, medium and length films:

 

Two minutes to the tearoommoon | Camelia Mirescu / Italia, 2015
Notturno | John Warren / Usa, 2011
Últimas imágenes en la tierra | Colectivo Los ingrávidos / México, 2015
Sin Dios ni Santa María” | Helena Girón & Samuel Delgado / España, 2015
Mio corpo a maggio” | Matilde de Feo / Italia, 2014
Solar Love | Fred L’ Epee & Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h / Suiza, 2015
Horror vacui | Florencia Aliberti / España, 2013
Mutter | Mikel Guillen / Canadá, 2015
Hunter | Scott Barley / Gales, Reino Unido, 2015
Rehersal for retirement | Phil Solomon / Usa, 2007

 

Programm and shedule: http://museomar.gob.ar/evento/ciclo-de-cine-experimental-panorama-internacional-programa-de-cortos-y-mediometrajes/

Official website: http://museomar.gob.ar/

 

 

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Derive (2016) | Film now available

Derive (2016)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Jean-baptiste Lozac’h.
Music by William Ryan Fritch.
Helicon Films

 

 

Genre Experimental/Fiction
Year 2016
Duration 15mn. 50s.

 

Between an inexhaustible past and a non-unfoldable future: a chase after the horizon and some areas of refuge. Between what we believe, what we lived and what we would like to live. Life, perhaps…-Synopsis

 

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3rd International Festival Cinema Libre | Hamburg (Germany)

“The White Widow” (2015) is selected for the 3rd International Festival Cinema Libre of Hamburg (Germany) which will held from 28th to 30th August 2015.

 

 

Cinema libre differs from the cinema made by industry, television, business, entertainment, motion picture, technology and money. Free from rigths, under licence art libre or creative commons, it is shared and can be diverted without tethers.

To be independent from the film industry, movies can be self-produced, crowd funded and/or be produced with no money at all. In the last decade, digital technologies extended the space of cinema libre and enabled everyone to take back this way of expression swallowed up by industry for decades.

Analogue formats are also coming back as a way to explore and experiment things thanks to alternatives and shared laboratories which are growing up everywhere in the world.

Cinema libre has something to say, something to shout about. It does not pay attention to public expectations. It is neither a job, nor a business. It does not look for a return on investment. It ignores codes, formats and fashions. It is a cinema of experiments and it is often based on DIY, sharing, lightness and freshness.

Cinema libre places poetry before technique, life before show, and facts before effects. It is the antidote to the dominant and standardized pictures, which shape us.

 

Festival International Cinema Libre

 

More info:http://www.festivalducinemalibre.com/

 

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Film project in process “The Diary” (2015)

A film by Fred L’Epee and Jean-Baptiste Lozach
Music soundtrack by Braghsdn & Globoscuro (Phobias)
Soon released in the month of August.
Thanks for all your support.

Helicon Films

The Diary (2015)

 

Helicon Films is an independent film production company based out of Switzerland and the United States that produces short films. The films are three to twenty-four minutes in running time. The films are in black and white, in color, or in a combination of both. The genre for these films is experimental with an emphasis on exploring existential themes. We produce three or four films per year. There are three divisions of our production company: production, preproduction, and postproduction.

 

Executive producer:
Fred L’Epee
Co-producers:
Jean-Baptiste Lozach
Ed Alvarado

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The White Widow (2015) Film now available

 

The White Widow (2015)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Kenneth Gentry

Genre Experimental
Year 2015
Duration 10mn 03s
 
“The White Widow” is a psychotropic visual arts film representing the themes of mythology, mysticism, and the existential struggle. The realm is that of the subconscious, the alterations of perception, in the other-worldly than the worldly. Once upon a time the white widow at the edge of a path.-Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2015
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Kenneth Gentry
Ed Alvarado

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New film project in process @HeliconFilms

New film project in process “The White Widow” (2015)
Soon released in the month of February.
Thanks for all your support.
– Helicon Films

The White Widow (Film poster)

Helicon Films is an independent film production company based out of Switzerland and the United States that produces short films. The films are three to twenty-four minutes in running time. The films are in black and white, in color, or in a combination of both. The genre for these films is experimental with an emphasis on exploring existential themes. We produce three or four films per year. There are three divisions of our production company: production, preproduction, and postproduction.

Co-producers:
Fred L’Epee
Kenneth Gentry
Ed Alvarado

https://vimeo.com/channels/heliconfilms

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Film “Spiderland” (2014) now available

 

Film by Fred L’Epee
In collaboration with Kenneth Gentry

Genre Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 07mn 01s

 

Among lost hopes, humankind is in search of our lost identities. This film is an archetype representing the surreality of humankind. Primitive mental images inherited from the earliest human consumers are ever present in our collective unconsciousness. The self-representation from the term “consumer society” is the simplification of the term “consumer-led industrial society.” The notion of consumer society refers to a social and economic order based on the systematic creation and manipulation of desire. This is the way to maintain the consumption of goods, though it’s often unsustainable and even produced and sold in anticipation of a planned obsolescence. However, the consumer continues to blindly consume. Among lost hopes and identities, humankind is now in search of our lost stars. – Synopsis

 

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Mare’s Nest (2014) selected @Creative Arts Film Festival (Dec. 1st – 31th 2014)

Mare’s Nest (2014)
Creative Arts Film Festival
Awards Event / Online Festival
December 1st to 31th 2014
Malvern, PA 19355 (USA)

 

Mare’s Nest

Directed by Fred L’Epee, Kenneth Gentry
Produced by Helicon Films

In our film we posit the following question: is mankind in this postmodern era falling into a sort of collective madness, for which there may be neither a remedy nor a means of escape? It is an existential question regarding the postmodern condition. If one looks into the contemporary arts and sciences, one will find that this may well be the case. The postmodern condition has been characterized as that of denial (Pinker), shock (Hughes), disorder (Lwoff), chaos (Bloom), dismantling (Bauman), and oblivion (Borges). Do we find ourselves in a world, like it or not, of disarray, disillusionment, even illusion? Does this inevitably lead to internal and external conflicts? We will let each viewer of our film be the judge of that.

PROGRAM:
http://creativeartsfilmfestival.com/exp.html

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New film project in process @HeliconFilms

New film project in process “Spiderland” (2014)
Soon released in the month of December.
Thanks for all your support.
Helicon Films

New film project in process

 

Helicon Films
Indie Film Label
Cinematography and Sound design

Official website
https://vimeo.com/channels/heliconfilms

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Helicon Films | New Design (2)

Helicon Films | New Design (2)

Helicon Films
Indie Film Label
Cinematography and Sound design


Co-producers

Fred L’Epee
Ed Alvarado
Kenneth Gentry
(United States – Switzerland)

Official website

https://vimeo.com/channels/heliconfilms

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Film “Bipolar” (2014) now available

 

Film by Fred L’Epee
In collaboration with Kenneth Gentry and Ed Alvarado.

Genre Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 08 mn 50s
 

“The theme of bipolarity is seen through various means: the natural and the man-made; production and destruction; energy and adynamia; peace and apocalypse; equilibrium and disequilibrium — from the beginning to the end. This emerging view of a complex “bipolar climate machinery” urgently calls for a major research effort in order to decipher and quantify the interplay of atmospheric and social processes. When the world is in no accordance with all the cyclic combinations, a more or less bipolar world cannot be inevitable”. – Synopsis

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Bipolar (2014) Film poster

Bipolar (2014) Film poster


Bipolar (2014)
Film by Fred L’Epee


Co-producers
:
Fred L’Epee, Ed Alvarado, Kenneth Gentry
(United States, Switzerland)


Genre
Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 08 mn 50s
Language Silent


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Film “Mare’s Nest” (2014) now available

 


Film by Fred L’Epee and Kenneth Gentry

 
Genre Experimental/Fiction
Year 2014
Duration 09 mn 20s

 

In our film we posit the following question: is mankind in this postmodern era falling into a sort of collective madness, for which there may be neither a remedy nor a means of escape? It is an existential question regarding the postmodern condition. If one looks into the contemporary arts and sciences, one will find that this may well be the case. The postmodern condition has been characterized as that of denial (Pinker), shock (Hughes), disorder (Lwoff), chaos (Bloom), dismantling (Bauman), and oblivion (Borges). Do we find ourselves in a world, like it or not, of disarray, disillusionment, even illusion? Does this inevitably lead to internal and external conflicts? We will let each viewer of our film be the judge of that. – Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2014
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