Bryan Connolly, filmmaker,
ERC ATX's "Age of Extinction:
Film for Transformers" program
How much art and meaning can be found in Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise? That’s the question that the four found-footage shorts in Experimental Response Cinema’s Age of Extinction: Films for Transformers program attempt to answer by deconstructing the films and their stories. Austin’s Bryan Connolly and Tommy Swenson, a.k.a. filmmaking duo Martin & Lawrence, contribute two films: Untitled for Michael Bay is a silent 3-minute montage of robot action from the Transformers movies that tests our limits for explosive images of colors and shapes; and Stagnation condenses the first three Transformers films down to a 42-minute short that focuses on Sam Witwicky’a quest for love and financial independence. The other two shorts are Kevin B. Lee’s Transformers: The Premake, which follows Transformers: Age of Extinction’s production through amateur-made YouTube videos, and TransTrans (Transformers Transformed), Bradley EROS + Tim Geraghty’s decomposition of a franchise built by man but driven by machines. Curated by Experimental Response Cinema co-founder/co-programmer Ekrem Serdar, Age of Extinction: Films for Transformers will screen 8:30 p.m. May 22 at Co-Lab Projects.
Bryan Connolly also serves as the manager of Vulcan Video.
Aired: May 21, 2015
Web site: http://www.ercatx.org/