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in Filmmaking
on Jan 22, 2010

When I taught the IFP Rough Cut Lab a while ago, one of the most intriguing projects was Chris Bower‘s Moon Europa, an idiosyncratic sci-fi drama with green overtones. Bower is still at work on the feature, which will shoot this summer, but for now check out Solatrium, which plays at Slamdance on the 22nd and the 28th. The filmmaker describes the film as the “story of Bria Living, a female astronaut who attempts to cure her regret and ennui by abusing her medication Solatrium. Little does she know she is a test subject for the Nevco Corporation who is developing the experimental drug.” And, on Slamdance’s opening night, Bower teams up with NAØISM for a live performance mash-up. From their press release:

Solatrium meets NAØISM in Outer Space, to celebrate a Slamdance world premiere of the film and the recent collaboration between Ziffer, Hobbs, and Bower. The mashup, to premiere 24 hours before the film, takes Solatrium to a completely new level of cinematic re-interpretation. Video source files, sound effects, and original composition are reanimated in this visual and sonic tour-de-force glitchfest. Aural and visual hacking meets guerilla DIY filmmaking, this is an event not to miss!

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