Collaboration with Black Triangle
Several anarchistwood related pop Videoswere screened Portobello Film Festival this Autumn. Body, (dir. Lynda Boudjeltia & George Pritchard, edit Zoe Rixon 2016); Bomb in a Luggage Rack (dir. Black Triangle with anarchistwood 2017); Clowns Anonymous (dir. Black Triangle & funkcutter 2018) & Fear is the Mind Killer (dir. Black Triangle & funkcutter 2018.) The big news is that this film won the Music Film award at Portobello Film Festival 2018.
Fear is the Mind Killer first review on screening of 28th July 2018 at Subterfuge in Overdrive Studios, Deptford was from David Barlow
"Video was awesome! Aphex Twin meets League of Gentlemen, but weirder. Can’t wait to see it again!!! So Pro (0;"
We most enjoyed the audience reaction. It was a first view for the cast too. Enormous thank yous to our stars Jenny Runacre, Sobriety Twist, Sexton Ming, Peter Kopinski - our intrepid reporter and supplier of the Clown Catchers van, Jan Daniels - who not only performed three roles, but made great special effects and giant heads, Stella Meltdown - Group Leader of Clowns Anonymous, Ella Guru - funkcutter's fearless stunt double, Andrea Pyke, Nik Llawr, Amanda Hull and all the other people who gave up time and space Knox and Marie at Rock n Roll Rescue, The Dublin Castle and particularly Ron & Jenny for locations in Kent and Deptford & use of the lovely Lily Mars. Not to forget Steve Teers for use of his DVcamera. Biggest of all thank yous to our very own Black Triangle, film maker Lindsey Studholme : thee most Premier of Pros and also to Pink Charlotte & Nigel Camp for additional filming, the video editing suites and continued support throughout this project.
Bomb in a Luggage Rack (2017) by Black Triangle & anarchistwood
Clowns Anonymous (2018) by Black Triangle & funkcutter
With a background in VJing and visual installation punkvert made their first narrative film piece 'One Useless Prick' back 2003. The idea had been with funkcutter for some time, but the invitation to submit work to the Women VJs special at a VJ Culture event hosted by Oli Sorenson gave punkvert the necessary target to 'get her done'.
With Adobe Premiere firmly ensconced on the hard drive punkvert went to work furiously only to find that hard drives seem to melt in July as the 8th August deadline approached.
Luckily the old analogue skills honed from many years in squat parties came into use and the piece was eventually extracted onto a VHS tape and handed to Oli.
The screening in the ICA was a rare old evening although the prospect of answering questions about the 'meaning' of the film baffled punkvert who were mostly white knuckled trying not to snigger. Particularly during the parts where most of the men in the audience made a sharp intake of breath as a penis was ground into a lemon squeezer.