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CUT Artist Spotlight: Daniel Izui

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We’re thrilled to be showing thoughtful and eloquent two-hander ‘Currents’ directed by Tristan Brandon and Daniel Izui at this years CUT. An Evening of Short Films. With its tabletop setting and black and white crispness we are totally picking up a Jarmuschian vibe you have to see for yourself. Here’s what Daniel, who also stars in the film along side Lee Stark, had to said for our Artist Spotlight: 
Who is your favorite director? Why?
Krzysztof Kieslowski.  The Double Life of Veronique and The Three Colors Trilogy are some of the most beautiful and enigmatic films I have ever seen.  The themes of second chances and interconnectedness, that are often common in his films, are ones that I find endlessly fascinating.  His use of color and perspective in his frames are stunning.  Kieslowski is a huge inspiration to me as a filmmaker.
Is there an art form outside of film that has influenced your filmmaking?
Music.  I wish I could play an instrument or sing, but unfortunately I can’t.  Not well anyway.  The first images that I see when thinking about a new film are almost always inspired by a piece of music.  There usually aren’t literal connections between the film and whatever the music happens to be, but definitely an emotional ones.
Why is film important in our world today? Or is it?
In a societal context, I’m not sure.  I think films have the capacity to inspire people to action and vice versa.  Film is a medium that engages people and lets them reflect on life in a very direct fashion.  Your focus is directed toward whatever is in frame and the frame is constantly changing.  That can evoke all kinds of sensory information.  It allows the viewer to connect with a film in any number of subjective ways.  In that way I feel like it is unique from other art forms.  If a person makes a strong connection with a film, then I think it’s important.
Its coming…

Its coming…

A few behind the scenes shots from our CUT An Evening of Short films promo shoot. More details to come soon.

Illustrations done by the amazing Dav Yendler, do yourself a favor and check out his tumblr Lady Puns.

Behind the scenes at our La Lune de Femme photo shoot. 

Behind the scenes at our La Lune de Femme photo shoot. 

Working on top secret sci-fi mission for the next CUT An Evening of Short Films coming this September. Got a film you’d like to submit? Email us at ladies@thegoodnightladies.com

Working on top secret sci-fi mission for the next CUT An Evening of Short Films coming this September. Got a film you’d like to submit? Email us at ladies@thegoodnightladies.com

A few snaps from La Lune de Femme. You can see all the pictures here

Photos by Matthew Gregory Hollis and Sara Ingram

La Lune de FemmeA Night to Invoke the Goddess.Fuck St. Valentine - join The Good Night Ladies in summoning the Feminine Divine and collectively transform The Firehaus into a haven of sensuous ritual beneath the light of a Full Goddess Moon.Guided by High Priestess (the honorable) Winnifred Coombe and her Coombians.Offerings Given By:Sid BrancaAislinn KerchaertMedicine WomenKatie GravesShannon MateskyJessica MarksEve RydbergDoors at 9:30 - Show at 10:30 - $5 - The Firehaus*So come Goddesses and revel in the fruits of Her bounty.
*Email ladies@thegoodnightladies for address. 

La Lune de Femme
A Night to Invoke the Goddess.

Fuck St. Valentine - join The Good Night Ladies in summoning the Feminine Divine and collectively transform The Firehaus into a haven of sensuous ritual beneath the light of a Full Goddess Moon.

Guided by High Priestess (the honorable) Winnifred Coombe and her Coombians.

Offerings Given By:
Sid Branca
Aislinn Kerchaert
Medicine Women
Katie Graves
Shannon Matesky
Jessica Marks
Eve Rydberg

Doors at 9:30 - Show at 10:30 - $5 - The Firehaus*

So come Goddesses and revel in the fruits of Her bounty.

*Email ladies@thegoodnightladies for address.