• House Invasion

    Director: Surabhi Tandon  Photographer: Kassia Karr   “Objects to Desire” Or, Objects as metaphors; instead of using the object in question for its appropriate function, we played around with what could do and what each of those actions could symbolize.   For “House Invasion”, we used hair as the object and tried to create a story within each frame, one that is open ended and subject to personal interpretation. But not one that is devoid of meaning. For instance, hair as food – insatiable gluttony on one end, delicate desire on another. But perhaps it’s really a commentary on food itself. Artificial, genetically modified, squeaky clean with chemicals and preservatives…

  • I Do Music for Ghost Stories: John Carpenter at ACL Live’s Moody Theater

    Words: Trish Connelly ( Instagram ) Photography: Raphael Umscheid ( Instagram)   Despite wishing I had the opportunity to squeeze in a John Carpenter movie marathon before Thursday evening at ACL Live’s Moody Theater, it didn’t prevent me from sitting upright in my seat, absolutely spellbound at Carpenter’s genius to create ominous and memorable compositions across the entire forty year span of his career.     John Carpenter’s show opened up with Escape From New York’s main title, eliciting cheers and excitement from the audience that remained consistent throughout his near hour and a half set. Joining him onstage included the backup band for Tenacious D, as well as his…

  • An Interview With Mikel Ledesma

    Meet Mikel Ledesma; based out of Fort Worth, this up and coming director is one you’ll want to keep on your radar. Recently finishing his directorial shorts Shattered and Losing Your Flames earlier this year, both films step into unbound territory and tackle controversial subjects to help spread Ledesma’s message and broaden viewer’s opinions and perspectives. Ledesma took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions on what he hopes to accomplish with his films, his advice for young filmmakers out there, and what he has next in store for us.     What inspired each of your movies?   I wanted to make a strong come back…