is a poetic visual evocation of the intimacy, brutality, and festivity of a cockfight in remote rural West Bali. Neither approving nor decrying this tradition, the film immerses the viewer into an experimental and rich visual narrative where steel, feathers, blood and money define this ancient ritual practice.
Director: Alessandra Pasquino
Writers: A.Pasquino/Briana Young/Julia Zsolnay
DP/Editor: Briana Young
Official Selection Society For Visual Anthropology Film & Media Festival
Official Selection Ethnographic Film Festival
BROKEN is a fictional experimental short about greed and redemption inspired by the life of the ascetic prince Siddhartha as rendered in the Herman Hesse novel.
Director: Alessandra Pasquino Writers: M. Matucci/ J. Smit/ A. Pasquino Camera: Wing Ko/ Gene Sung/Pryor Praczukowski Editor: Shawn Mitchell Music: Malcolm Cross Cast: M. Matucci/ J. Smit/ J. Kerr/ M. Po/ J. Estrada
Official Selection, LA Shorts Festival TRT 15m
VANITAS follows photographer Matthew Rolston on a personal project to Sicily. Shot inside the Capuchin’s catacombs and around Palermo, this short introduces a lesser-known side of the famed celebrity photographer and showcases his new thought-provoking images contemplating impermanence.
12639 portrays a journey shared between two people on opposite sides of the world. It depicts mountain climbing as a performance that induces a heightened state of perception, suggesting human possibilities that go beyond the specific act of climbing.
Director: Alessandra Pasquino Climber and Camera: Joby Ogwyn Editor: Shawn Mitchell Still Photography: Saam Gabbay Actress: Suzanne Lanza
Apron and Robe
APRON AND ROBE was devised, shot and edited in a total of 120 hours. This short character study addresses the integration of minorities and their heritage into the evolving, fast-paced urban culture of Los Angeles.
Executive Producer: Robert Lemelson Director: Alessandra Pasquino Camera: Wing Ko Editor: Chisako Yokoyama
The Apron and The Robe
SOME FAMILIES In thisenergeticmusic video for Morello,Malcolm Cross is an old-school funkster obsessed with singing soul music about modern life and modern love.