Program 2018

The Eyeslicer (episodes 8, 10)

Amy Seimetz, Brian Lonano, Annie Silverstien, Gillian Wallace Horvat, Olivia Wyatt, Harrison Atkins, Colin Healey, Izzi Galindo, The Eyeslicer, LJ Frezza, Frances Bodomo, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Efren Hernandez, Peyton Skyler, Christina Choe, USA 2018, 117’
created by: Dan Schoenbrun, Vanessa McDonnell; Polish premiere
The Eyeslicer (episodes 2, 7) The Pain of Others

Stop-motion animation, the sort of special effects one might see in a school project, a boy who asks others to guess what he has in his bag and non-stop absurdity-every episode of theseries The Eyeslicer offers something completely different. Producers Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell decided to ask directors just starting their careers to work with them, including horror-lover Brian Lonano and actress Celia Rowlson-Hall, known from the film  Ma. What comes through in their very different episodes is their love of independent cinema and a politically incorrect sense of humor that fans of midnight movies will be sure to appreciate. The episodes that will be screened during the festival are full of surprises: Anton Yelchin, who died tragically, takes advantage of the sexual preferences of a girl he's seeing; a group of people recreate the Vietnam War; an actress who is ready for anything performs a scene from  Flashdance during an audition, having at her disposal only one bottle of mineral water, while annoying music from the sitcom Seinfeld can be heard in the background. IndieWire called it "one of the craziest TV series you'll ever see." 

Marta Bałaga

Dan Schoenbrun

Dan Schoenbrun is an American producer and director. He worked on the production of Collective: Unconscious, the short film  Swallowed and Chained for Life, starring Jess Weixler and Adam Pearson. In 2018, he directed the documentary A Self-Induced Hallucination, which was made from archival footage. He created the independent series The Eyeslicer together with Vanessa McDonnell, his frequent collaborator.

Filmography

2018 A Self-Induced Hallucination

Vanessa McDonnell

Vanessa McDonnell is a producer and editor, as well as the co-creator of the independentseries The Eyeslicer. In 2014, she made the documentary John's of 12th Street about the famous New York restaurant. She produced the films Chained for Life and Go Down Death, directed by Aaron Schimberg, as well as the documentary A Self-Induced Hallucination, directed by her regular collaborator, Dan Schoenbrun.

Filmography

2009 Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York (short)

2014 John’s of 12th Street

Cast & Crew

director Amy Seimetz, Brian Lonano, Annie Silverstien, Gillian Wallace Horvat, Olivia Wyatt, Harrison Atkins, Colin Healey, Izzi Galindo, The Eyeslicer, LJ Frezza, Frances Bodomo, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Efren Hernandez, Peyton Skyler, Christina Choe
screenplay Annie Silverstien, Gillian Wallace Horvat, Harrison Atkins, Brian Lonano, Kevin Lonano, Victoria Cook, Frances Bodomo, Mariama Diallo, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Efren Hernandez, Christina Choe
cinematography Jay Keitel, Josh Skierski, Nathan Duncan, Olivia Kuan, Kevin Hayden, Olivia Wyatt, Dan Fridman, Chananun Chotrungroj, Evan Savitt, Andres Karu
editing Harrison Atkins, Kevin Lonano, Josh Melrod, Elijak Drenner, Colin Elliott, Celia Rowlson-Hall, David Gutnik
music Ben Lovett, Mark Arson, William Ryan Fritch, Phil Beaudreau, Bitchin’ Bajas, Charles Mueller, This is Your Captain Speaking
cast William Tokarsky, Paul Painter, Wanda Morganstern, Blair Richardson, Sydney Thomas, Jenivieve Nugent, Kiowa Tucker, Anton Yelchin, Kate Lyn Sheil, Tim Platt, Henry Packer, Kati Skelton, Andrew Ryder, Tonya Pinkins, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Jamir Daaliya, Violette Shimanova, Basil Scrivens, Sadio King
producer Andrew Hevia, Brian Lonano, Victoria Cook, Blake Myers, Kevin Lonano, Monique Walton, Riel Roch Decter, Daniel Waters, Kati Skelton, Laurie Thomas, Valerie Steinberg, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Esra Saydam
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