03 April 2005

Rubber Johnny

Alright, this looks disturbing as all get-out... Rubber Johnny, a six-minute film short coming out on DVD next month, directed by Chris Cunningham.

From Drowned In Sound-dot-com:

'Rubber Johnny' is an abstract and emotionally charged short film, that manages to be simultaneously humourous and dark as it catalogues the limited world of the socially abandoned son of a redneck, TV addicted couple. The 16 year-old spends every day of his pathetic existence locked in the pitch black basement, beneath the family home. To relay the verity of a life lived in darkness, the film was shot entirely in infrared DV.

The music in the film is by Aphex Twin, and Cunningham is the director of two of the best music videos ever, Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" and "Come To Daddy". I can't wait.


Blogger CW Crisman said...

Oh my...
That trailer is sooo f'ed up... I gotta see this for sure.


1:24 PM, April 04, 2005  
Anonymous Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Hm -- that is kinda interesting. I saw a teaser-trailer for that on the Chris Cunningham Director Label DVD and kinda wondered what was happening with it. (Speaking of which, apparently the next four volumes come out in August: Mark Romanek, Stephane Sedanoui, Anton Corbijn, Jonathan Glazer.) It's kinda cool that Warp Films is putting it out; I've got their first DVD, the Chris Morris "My Wrongs #8245-8249 & 117" which is pretty awesome, though I don't think it was ever actually released over here. But it was another short film, too.

8:27 PM, April 06, 2005  

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