lion consists of seven films released in 2014
Sodium Lamp Study (5:34)
Cowboys and Iodine (6:02)
The Weight of Snow (15:24)
Series Full-Length Version (43:44)
A project spanning three years of production and research, Lion is a collection of 7 short films exploring the Chernobyl disaster, the nature of radiation, memory, and personal history.
Conceptually arranged in to a film “album”, Lion’s seven works navigate atomic fallout and a girl’s adolescence, a dream before death, radiation as a cause and cure for cancer, masculine bravado, feminine obsession, a trip to Chernobyl amongst the death of a matriarch, and the destruction of memory.
Composed of seven works, Lion is a series of films created on 16mm and hand processed with darkroom techniques that mimic the effects of radiation on film. Researched in Chernobyl, the series is a product of memories, history, pop culture and technical experiments to create visual representations of invisible forces.
Forever Presented at 2014 LIFT Film Round-Up, Toronto, January 2015
Lion and Epilogue Presented in Radiant Bodies, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, June 2015
Forever Presented in NO HOME, Mothlight Microcinema, Detroit, August 2015
Lion Programmed as part of Nature/Culture, Cinemathèque Québécoise, October 2014
The Weight of Snow Presented at Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, BLACK BOX/WHITE CUBE Lecture, September 2014
The Weight of Snow Programmed as part of CFMDC Market Screening, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, May 2014
Forever Selected for Berlinale Film Cloud 2014, Private market for curators, February 2014