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Nova Nights: Progressive, Transgressive & Underground

EPISODE #17 - An Experimental Film and Horror Extravaganza with Eric Leiser and Samantha Oči.

Conceived and hosted by Billy Chainsaw

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DOORS: 7PM

PROGRAMME STARTS: 7.30PM

Admission £5 advance / £7 on the door


Billy Chainsaw presents an exclusively compiled (by the director) showreel of award-winning artist and experimental filmmaker Eric Leiser’s surrealist shorts, followed by a ‘live’ interview between the director and Billy Chainsaw + audience Q & A.

PLUS

Exclusive screening of 2 dark videos & an even darker experimental short by director Samantha Oči, followed by a ‘live’ interview between the director and Billy Chainsaw + audience Q & A

 

About ERIC LEISER

ERIC LEISER is an award-winning artist, experimental filmmaker, animator, puppeteer, writer and holographer working in New York and born in California. An alumni of CalArt’s Experimental Animation program, he creates animated and live action feature films and shorts as well as intricate works integrating animation, puppetry, painting, holography, live performance and installation. His animated/live action films have been shown at such revered venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the BFI (British Film Institute), among others.

 

About SAMANTHA OČI

After discovering the wonderful world of photography over 10 years ago SAMANTHA OČI has never looked back. “The realization that throwing myself into creative projects, whether it be photography or film, is what keeps me happy and motivated. I’ve always been drawn towards imagery that is both dark and surreal, and I think that my photography reflects that. Filmmaking is a new challenge, but something I’m excited about getting involved in.”


 THE EVENING’S RUNNING ORDER:

• INTRODUCTION by BILLY CHAINSAW

SAMANTHA OČI VIDEOS

• ENTRANCED (CRYSTAL EX-KIN)

R/T 4 mins 36 secs 

• SEAWITCH (MACHINE ROX)

R/T 5 mins 04 secs

• DIVISUS

R/T 2 mins 53 secs

 

• Live conversation between BILLY CHAINSAW & SAMANTHA OČI discussing the director’s life, work and influences + audience Q & A 

• INTERMISSION

ERIC LEISER SHORTS

• Live conversation between BILLY CHAINSAW & ERIC LEISER discussing the director/artist’s life, work and influences + audience Q & A

INTERMISSION MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY NOVA BILL

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