NEW NEW YORK FILMMAKERS ON THE WEB
I received two emails recently from filmmakers who are highlighting their work on newly launched websites. The first was from director and editor Jim Helton, whose Blue Coup D’Etat is, as he describes, a “docu-poetic video blog” where he’s posting “sometimes little silent movies of friends and family, sometimes sound movies, sometimes simple, sometimes complicated.” Helton is a world traveller, and many of these mini-movies capture brief flashes from journies to Bangkok, Koh Samui and other places. Other clips feature (and are birthday gifts to) his filmmaker friends Derek Cianfrance and Shannon Plumb.
The second site is BorderLine Films, the production conpany started by 2003 NYU Tisch grads Josh Mond, Sean Durkin and Antonio Campos. The site contains short films like “Buy it Now,” which won a prize at the Cannes Cinefondation last year, as well as commercials and music videos, including a clip for Cousin, “The Girl I Knew,” featuring Mark Webber, Brendan Sexton III, Norman Reedus and Paz de la Huerta. The site also promises to track new feature projects launched by the group and its members.