Here's a small line-up of short films and musical narratives that I've written, directed, produced, and starred in (often portraying multiple characters at once).
They're all high concept, visually engaging, esoteric and odd, inviting and inciting the viewer to engage with their own subconscious as they set out to interpret the rich tapestries of symbolism and twisted lyrical contents.
This darkly comedic cinematic sketch deals with matters of (data)privacy, violation, and the facial recognition feature of the new iphone X. Share Freely.
Listen and download the full album Séance Fiction at http://voiddenizen.bandcamp.com/ Produced, Written & Directed by Michaelangelo Cinematography & Editing by Jeffrey Cravath Production Design & Wardrobe by Hillary Andujar Starring: Michaelangelo, Rachel Nagelberg, Joelle Wagner, Ariana Campyllone, August Personage, Jeffrey Cravath, Prescott Mccarthy, Michael R. Jacobs, Voight Denisson, and Hillary Andujar Face paint by Ariana Campyllone Eye necklace by @kolddust gourd mask by Jeffrey Cravath hookah hat by Michaelangelo TV head by David Abramsky The Infinigon by Celeste Byers and Aaron Glasson Brain scan provided by Jennifer Dumpert Slab o’ lab provided by Kent Osborne Ram skull provided by Elizabeth Jean Gunn After FX by Neeti Fidurko (Tree in the Sky) Color Correction by Redmond FitzPatrick Special thanks to: Hollis Hart, Prescott Mccarthy & Hi-Lo Homestead, Jessica Rose & Alyssa Concannon, Joshua Cook, Mark Sandusky & Kendra Moriah, Travis Puntarelli, Jack Armstrong, The Old Guy @ J-Tree Nat'l Park, and All the Kickstarter supporters www.voidandimagination.com
Produced, performed, written & directed by Michaelangelo Cinematography by David Leigh Broder Editing by Chirs Gren Ancestral animation by Jake Kobrin (www.kobrinart.com) Computer Component Assemblages by John Zaklikowski (www.zaklikowski.com) Additional photography by Michael R. Jacobs Color correction by Redmond FitzPatrick Shirt by Nomadic Bandit "Necromancing the Philosopher's Stone" offers a taste of stranger things yet to come—a prelude/teaser to set the mood and introduce the themes of the upcoming odyssey of the outré that is “Petrified,” part of Void Denizen's Séance Fiction. (Coming May 9th) The entire album is available at http://voiddenizen.bandcamp.com
Download the record now at http://voiddenizen.bandcamp.com *** VOID DENIZEN - SHRIMPIMP Directed by Michaelangelo Camera - Joelle Wagner (Lash Music Media) Camera (intro) & editing - Jeff "Pollenwhale" Cravath Add'l Camera & color correction - Nicole Salmeri (Lash Music Media) Production Design - Hillary Andujar Special Thanks to the Convent Arts Collective & The Center SF Starring: Voight Denisson, Morgan Sorne, Hillary Andujar, Ruben Van Den Broeck, Robert James Ryan III, Michael R. Jacobs, Christopher Tolan, Galen Oakes & Michaelangelo ''Shrimpimp'' Written by Michaelangelo Produced by Liran Kehat (Kishta Music) Mastered by Idan Egozy Cello (intro) - Leo Suarez LYRICS All dressed up in LEDs tell me what do you want to be when you grow up glow up! GROW UP! You could be a shrimpimp at a prawnshop with your pump boots and your flattop with your broombox and your ragtop You've got soapscum rocking in a headlock While the Tantric Tarantulas be Nibbling at the Nebulas, the Nipples of the Nephilim, You know that I grew up with them? Eh? You know that I grew up with them? You know that I grew up? If I should throw ^UP^ my dreams I'd come vDOWNv with the Flew and with my feet upon the ground learned things I never knew things I never do Or you could be a Lobster Mobster with a krill grill. "Put your money where your mouth is with your ill will." I've got a grill full of krill, skrilla and dough. "You're worth your weight in gold in the Glasgow flow." Skrilla by the pound, doe by the pence, pensively impounding every goddamn ounce of sense! "You swore you'd never swear again!" Well, that's the way it goes my friend. If I should throw ^UP^ my dreams I'd come vDOWNv with the Flew and with my feet upon the ground learned things I never knew things I never do never (k)new Roller derby topsy-turvy roller-coaster ride hocus-pocus hokey pokey buddha-pesticide: The rhyme dictates the reason, the meter rules the tide. "How do I decide what it hiding in my mind?" Mariachi marionettes, caffeine and cigarettes, Rorschach cave-art in foam around the rim. "If you're drowning in your cup, then you better learn to swim." That's why I prefer drinking beer to drinking gin. Foam around the rim. Foam around the rim.