A look inside the early days of the Iraq war from the perspective of both Iraqi citizens and American soldiers.
Director: David SchisgallCo-Editor: Andrew Hafitz
Director: David Schisgall Co-Editor: Andrew Hafitz
MIRZA THE MIRACULOUS
WRITER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR
A short lo-fi sci-fi experimental B-movie adventure incorporating dubbed gibberish voices, abstract art, remnants of Mardi Gras costumes, toy props, dustbuster spaceships, on-screen text and analog electronic music. It’s absurd, kaleidoscopic and homemade.
The movie was originally shot on an abandoned Western movie set on the Texas-Mexican border in 1999, but was abandoned due to technical difficulties. 15 years later, the project was revived by a successful Kickstarter fund-raising campaign. The original footage was reimagined and re-edited with new technology to create a one-of-a-kind film.
Stars Paul Soileau (aka Christeene). Abstract art by Co-Star Iva Gueorguieva. Analog electronic score by Quintron.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Austin Film Festival
Festival International du Film d'Environnement Paris
Atlanta Film Festival
While sorting through the debris of the African American community center he opened one month before it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, 72-year-old Louis Harding talks about history and heroes and why he can't give up on his lifelong dream.
Featured on NPR
Streamed on IFC's website
Screened at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies
New Orleans Film Festival
Arizona Film Festival (Winner)
Set against the stark and surreal landscape of a desolate Crescent City, Holdout is a portrait of a New Orleanian who refused to leave his house before or after Hurricane Katrina in order to care for his 18 pets.