Bran Dougherty-Johnson’s grand labor of love is back – with more artists contributing to more films and an ambitious touring schedule that begins in Los Angeles on February 25th at the Flux Screening Series at the Hammer Museum with a NYC Screening planned for early March then stops in London, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans and Berlin to follow.
Read the full PSST! 3 Press Release
PSST! 3 site
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PSST! 3 is a brand-new series of 17 original collaborative short films made over the last year by over 175 participants in cities worldwide, including: New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Atlanta, Nashville, London, Glasgow, Paris, Vilnius, Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, and Copenhagen. The films are each made in three parts, with different teams working consecutively on the beginning, middle and end. Taking the inspiration for its process from the Surrealist technique of Exquisite Corpse and the children’s game of Telephone, the PSST! films bring together diverse Artists, Directors, Designers and Animators to combine their work in an experimental format that encourages creativity and rewards the sharing and mixing of ideas.
The result is a glorious, chaotic mix of film-making and animation styles. A mash-up of stories and characters from art-stealing rabbits, Victorian-era lady astronauts, and faceless scientists to violin-playing schoolgirls The results of artists being given a platform for creative freedom and permission to create without strings attached.
“Each team pours their imagination into a temporal slice of an unimagined whole. They do it primarily because it’s fun. But they do it also to remind themselves—and their peers—of what can happen when our normal routines are upended for the sake of creativity and collaboration.” – Justin Cone, motionographer.com (from Exquisite Corpse, an essay for PSST! 3)
PSST! 3 will be making its World Premiere Screening in Los Angeles on February 25th at the Flux Screening Series at the Hammer Museum’s Billy WIlder Theatre. A NYC Screening is planned for early March. Screenings in London, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, New Orleans and Berlin are also being planned.
All 17 films will released on a limited edition DVD which is available now for Pre-Order at the PSST! site: http://www.psstpassiton.com. Only 500 DVDs will be sold to support the project. They will also be appearing online at psstpassiton.com in early March.
Some of the notable Director of films in PSST! 3 include:
Orion Tait, Creative Director of Buck, a design-driven creative studio
Gideon Baws and Chris Harding of Shynola
David O’Reilly, the creator of Please Say Something and Ocotocat
David Shrigley, Illustrator and Director
Lorenzo Fonda, director of Megunica
Brian Gossett, Motion Graphic Designer and Art Director
Erik Karasyk and David Schwarz of Hush
Takeo Hatai of LePivot
Josh Goodrich and David Hill of Santamaria
Rex Crowle, Illustrator and Animator / Direcor of Grip Wrench
and Visual Designer of Little Big Planet
Cole Gerst, winner of the Sundance’s 2007 Greenimation competition
Steve Scott, Illustrator and Director
Brien Holman and Jayson Whitmore of Royale
Tatiana Arocha, Designer
Joel Trussell, Illustrator and Director
and many many others …
PSST! is organized and curated by Bran Dougherty-Johnson of Grow Design Work.