Audition for Death

A Film by Brian Zahm

Synopsis

“Audition for Death” is an experimental documentary that explores the subject of death as portrayed on screen. Featuring ten Chicago-based actors, portions of their improvised performances were sculpted into an energy narrative that explores dying and grief in a world swallowed by darkness.

Director

  • Picture of Brian Zahm © Brian Zahm

    Brian Zahm

    Brian is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide at film festivals, screening series, clubs, art galleries and on TV. Riding the analog-to-digital wave for twenty-five years, he works in narrative, documentary and experimental filmmaking, performs and produces electronic music, indulges in photography and graphic design, and enjoys writing “fast-food” fiction. Having spent much of his career working in the commercial film and media industry, over the past several years his reputation has grown as a prolific outsider artist due to bold and diverse stylistic explorations with such films as “Le Nu,” “Auraprint,” “Wiggah,” “Milquetoast,” and “Tea Party.” No matter what artistic direction, he strives to create a timeless, unforgettable experience through his work, this aim cemented with the documentary feature “Headspace: The Sound of Life,” for which he was the writer, cinematographer and editor—the film called “visionary” by The New York Times. He currently teaches Film Production at DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts in Chicago.

Awards + Festivals

  • 19th ANTIMATTER MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (World Premiere, Canada)October 14, 2017
  • 19th INDIE MEMPHIS (North American Premiere, Memphis, USA)November 1, 2016
  • 44th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Ohio, USA)April 8, 2017
  • 12th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Officail Selection, Monaco)May 14, 2017
  • 2nd FICII - INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 19, 2017
  • 20th BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 2, 2017
  • 29th GIRONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)September 27, 2017

Crew

Producer
Will Rogers / Leean Kim Torske
Director
Brian Zahm
Director of Photography
Brian Zahm
Make-Up Artist
Julie Bednark
Editor
Nico Pierce, Rob Steel
Sound Design
Chicago-Word_Brigade/ Chandeliers

Details

Running Time
11:10 mins
Shooting Format
RED
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.78
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Brian Zahm

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
www.bzahm.com