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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"Unfinished Stories" Official Music Video Release - Directed by Ronny Carlsson (Sweden)

"DUST BOX" a film by Ronny Carlsson.
Coming in Spring 2014.
In 2012, I was contacted by one of my good friends in Karlstad, Sweden named, Ronny Carlsson with a modest proposition; "Justin, I am making a feature-film follow up to Récompence (2010) and would like to know if you might be interested in creating a soundtrack for it." 
Having known Ronny since his work on his music video for the Feeding Fingers song, "Detach Me From My Head" in 2011 and for some time before while I was living in Köln in 2010, I, without hesitation, accepted his proposal.  
I contributed to the soundtrack for DUST BOX, several pieces of music from the Feeding Fingers archives, which can be heard throughout the film in some very unlikely contexts and juxtapositions, which I, personally, derived a great amount of pleasure and awe from. I should also mention here that additional music and sound for the film was contributed by Porcelain MagGot, Kevin MacLeod and Kim Mattsson. I did not do this alone.
Those of you who have listened to Feeding Fingers since the release of our third studio album, "Detach Me From My Head" in 2010 are certainly familiar with Carlsson's work on the music videos; "Detach Me From My Head" & "Mine is Not the Only Voice in My Head". However, you may not be aware of the fact that Carlsson is a feature-film maker and an incredibly prolific film critic (http://www.filmbizarro.comin his own right with three feature-films under his belt; Regissören (2011), Dust Box (2012) & Goodbye, Little Betty (2013). Carlsson has also a rather comprehensive and accomplished catalog of short films including the acclaimed , Récompence (2010).

The Music Video:


More information about DUST BOX proper:
FILM BIZARRO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:
DUST BOX

"Dark, secret, foetid and shameful." - BrutalAsHell.com
DUST BOX is a visceral look at the desperation of motherhood. This Swedish arthouse drama is equally inspired by classic psychological horror movies as by art-house directors, Ingmar Bergman (THE SEVENTH SEAL, PERSONA), Andrzej Żuławski (POSSESSION) and Shinya Tsukamoto (TETSUO: THE IRON MAN, A SNAKE OF JUNE). It balances between a psychological nightmare and a beautiful dream, and pushes us through a woman's personal crisis. It is part of the new filmmaking movement, DIY Kino: a movement where creativity, love for originality and power of the artist is the fuel.
After recently getting the release rights back from a speculative distributor, Film Bizarro Productions is planning to release, DUST BOX on a limited DVD run through Film Bizarro Releasing (http://filmbizarroreleasing.storenvy.com/) in the first half of 2014 (likely March or April).
Synopsis:
A happy couple are trying to get pregnant but are failing each time. Eventually the woman's mind snaps and she enters a world of her own where she has become pregnant. She starts seeing how her man is ignoring the baby that is growing in her belly and how he slowly distances himself from her. He doesn't understand why she is acting the way she is, and has had enough. Now she has to struggle through her imaginary pregnancy. Alone.
Runtime:
72min
Country / Language:
Sweden / Swedish
Cast:
MARIAH KANNINEN as AlmaROBERT ERICSSON as Johan & Doctor
Crew:
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
Mikael Johansson

WOUND MAKE-UP & STILL PHOTOGRAPHY:
Amelie Malmberg

FX PROPS:
Oddtopsy FX: Marcus Koch & Matt Ash

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS:
Amelie Malmberg
Nathalie Bergenstråhle

LOGO DESIGNER:
Preston Carnell

MUSIC:
Justin Curfman
Feeding Fingers
Porcelain MagGot
Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com)
Kim Mattsson
PRODUCERS:
Ronny Carlsson
Preston Carnell

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS:
Vincent Trocki
Craig Molden

EDITOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR:
Ronny Carlsson

Other info:

Estimated $3,000 budget (~1/3 of the budget raised through IndieGoGo).- Shot during 3 weekends in Summer 2012 + one additional day for a few inserts.- On-set cast and crew of a total of 6 people.- Thematic/spiritual sequel to Récompence (2010), both part of the eventual Women/Woods trilogy.