Friday, 21 December 2012

Luthert & Low in Sputnik Exhibition

Check out Max Luthert and Alban Low's most recent Murder Minutes film at the Sputnik Kino, Berlin this January. The British Shorts exhibition project at Sputnik Kinobar presents drawing, photography and special screenings by award winning experimental filmmakers from 12th-16th January 2013.
This will be the first time its been seen in public, so dont miss it!

Sputnik Kino
Ballhaus Ost
Filmkunst 66

Friday, 7 December 2012

ODD film in production

Our latest film in the Murder Minutes series is in production. Once again it takes it's original inspiration from the murder mystery novels of Agatha Christie.
Its not strictly a 'who dunnit' this time and doesn't unravel in linear form. I've concentrated on 11 of the chararcters from the book 'The Pale Horse'. My daughters and I spent a day re-inacting the mannerisms of the characters using only our hands.
For some time I've been wanting to create a film that was influenced by the film NY Export: Opus Jazz, performed by the New York City Ballet dancers and reimagining Jerome Robbins‘ 1958 “ballet in sneakers”. I was deeply affected by the way the music and art flow together and feeds from one another.
In its simplest sense I'm making finger ballet.
It should be finished around Christmas 2012 and then I'll send it onto Duncan Eagles to record the soundtrack.


Saturday, 25 August 2012

Murder 1 Shortlisted for Walthamstow International Film Festival Award

Great news for Murder Minutes fans and jazz/art lovers!
The original 'Murder Minutes' film by Alban Low and Bill Mudge has been shortlisted at the Walthamstow International Film Festival. It will be screened at a special event at the BFI Southbank on the 7th September 4-5pm.

The 2012 judges Barry Bliss, Walthamstow-based film director who has recently shot a musical in the area starring Paul McGann and Gary Kemp; Noel Goodwin, Head of Youth Education at the BFI, David Jenkins, Film Critic from Little White Lies magazine and Kate Vogel, TV & Film Producer from the Tate Britain will announce the section and overall winners of the competition after the screening.

A big thank you to Liza and Paul Fletcher who celebrate their 3rd year of exhibiting 3 minute Drama, Documentary, Experimental, Animation and First Films. A fantastic festival where we screened our first film in public. So close to our hearts.

There will also be a chance to see all the films selected - on Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th September at the Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow Village from 1pm to 5pm.
The exhibition continues on Sunday 9th and Sunday 16th September from 1pm to 5pm at Lotolie Family Hairdressers in Walthamstow Village in the basement. 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Max Luthert writing for Murder 3

Murder Minutes 3 Film has reached its half way point. All the images have been created and now sent off Max Luthert. He'll be composing the score over the next couple of weeks.

For more information about Max visit his page.

The most recent film in the series was inspired by Agatha Christie's 'Dead Man's Folly'. As ever, can you guess the murderer with the information provided.
The mystery was solved in the novel by using doodles, and I've encompassed them in this film too. Including a supporter of our projects in Film, Art and Jazz, the legendary Technomist of The Archipelago of Truth. (I didnt deliberately put his name above a monkey on a steeple).

We're still waiting to see where our film Murder 2 will be screened first. I'll let you know as soon as I do.


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Bill Mudge music for Murder Minutes 2

I've just received the latest score from Bill for Murder Minutes 2.
This time we experimented with a film thats only 59 seconds long to see if we could still maintain a narrative and tension.
Bill's music has created space in a film where none exists, so a big thank you to him.

We'll find a festival or exhibition to enter it in and let you know how we get on.


ps. drop me an email if you want to know the answer to this murder mystery.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Alban Low & Bill Mudge's Murder Minutes 1 Film

Well here it is.
 'Murder Minutes 1' is up on Youtube.
We wanted to wait until our first physical screening was done and dusted before heading inland to the web. Bill and I were there for the first night at the Lichtmess Cinema, Hamburg. The cinema was packed and we watched the other 28 films on the bill.
I've put some of Bill's photos in a slideshow to the right.
Both Bill and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made us so welcome in Hamburg and created a festival with atmosphere and cutting edges.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Murder Minutes 1 at the Hamburg Shortfilm Festival 2012

Tomorrow night our Murder Minutes 1 will be having its first screening at the Hamburg International Film Festival 2012.
Its a short film even by Festival standards, lasting a massive 1 minute and 40 seconds. Its a stripped down narrative that's inspired by Agatha Christie's 'Destination Unknown'.
Its first outing will be at the Lichtmess Cinema, Hamburg at 7.30pm 30th May 2012.
 We'lll be going along and will post up some photos in due course. Also once we're back I'll upload the film to youtube so you can see it for yourself. See if you can work out who the murder is before the time runs out.