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The Messenger * Hermes Returns

Transgendered Hermes, the Messenger of the ancient Greek Gods, is helped by Zeus and Aphrodite before he time-travels to the future where he witnesses other incarnations of his own life via Eternal Recurrence.
You see, TIME is circular for a 4th dimensional being.
It’s Hermes quest to find a way to fully love himself inside the inter-related domains of earth, sky, fire and water, in order to be successful and be a fully realized Messenger of the Gods.

October 1, 2017 After judging films for the International Hollywood Short Film Festival this summer, I found that by doing this I was further inspired to fine tune my movie The Messenger Hermes Returns. This is something you can only do when you star in your own film; much like as the ancient Greek Playwrights did with their creative works of literature.

  • Algis Kemezys
    Director
    Masterclass with Walter Lassally, Mimetoliths, Shapeshifter, Faces of Myth, Mortar & Pestle, The Time Travelling Hermes
  • Byron Ayanoglu
    Producer
    Mimetoliths, Shapeshifter, Faces of Myth, Mortar & Pestle, The Time Travelling Hermes
  • Algis Kemezys
    Key Cast
    Masterclass with Walter Lassally, Mimetoliths, Mortar & Pestle, Faces of Myth, Lawn and Order, The Civil Servant
  • Byron Ayanoglu
    Key Cast
    Zeus
  • Martin Jiminez Garcia
    Key Cast
    Pan
  • Nina Corey
    Key Cast
    Young Aphrodite
  • Byron Ayanoglu
    Writer
    Mimetoliths, MasterClass with Walter Lassally
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    Writer
    The Aleph and Other Stories
  • Algis Kemezys
    Writer
  • Guthrie Lowe
    Composer
    Mimetoliths, Masterclass with Walter Lassally, Mortar & Pestle, Faces of Myth
  • Algis Kemezys
    DOP
    Masterclass with Walter Lassally, Mimetoliths, Mortar & Pestle, Faces of Myth, Lawn and Order,
  • Algis Kemezys
    Editor
    Masterclass with Walter Lassally, Mimetoliths, Mortar & Pestle, Faces of Myth, Lawn and Order,
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Mythological, Drama, Fiction, Experimental, Religious, Adventure, Greek, Aphrodite, Hermes, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    28,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, Turkey
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • MEDFF

    Canada
Director Biography

Algis Kemezys is a seasoned image maker both in still photography and cinematography. His photography has been exhibited worldwide while his mostly-documentary movies have played in international festivals and won prizes.

He conceives, directs, shoots, and edits.

"Algis Kemezys is a guy who can photograph anything , and isn't it wonderful to see a real artist at work...! " Mary Hardiman The New York Times 1999

" Kemezys is like a modern day Henri Cartier Bresson, only with multiple levels of perception. Popular Photography Magazine 1984

"Algis has something special.". Berenice Abbott The Doyenne of Photography. 1981

"Upon watching the first minute of his movie you know this guy has a cinematographers eye". Oscar winning DOP, Cinematographer Walter Lassally from Masterclass 2008

WebSite: http://www.alkeme888.com/

IMDB Listing. 4 Movies

Masterclass with Walter Lassally,
Mimetoliths
Shapeshifter,
Mortar & Pestle

***Platinum Remi Winner at the 42nd Houston WorldFest. International Film Festival for Masterclass with Walter Lassally. April 2009
MasterClass @ 4th Imperia Video Festival, City of Imperia, Italy April 14th to 18th 2009
MaSTerClasS @ 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece 2009 http://tdf.filmfestival.gr/ default.aspx?lang=en-US&loc=6&page=779&SectionID=33&MovieID=261

MasterClass an official program selection of the Florida Media Market Global ! ! Conference 2008 (screening on October 25, 2008 at 8:15 pm)
Media Factory Show TV #23 by NetShows on the Cox Cable Network ! ! !
Assignment Earth Yahoo Video: Blue Green Algae
Yahoo Video @ yahoo.com Featured Video “Quantum Physics In India” under ! ! Science & Environment, Shapeshifter (2007) 30 minutes. Reality-drama about a man facing his own mortality. Shot in India and Montreal

Shapeshifter 30-minute version , Chicago Short Film Festival
Festival De Cine International De Barcelona 2008

Mimetoliths (2006) 60 minutes. Documentary about mythology and the rock formations of Greece. Featured in: Cyprus International Film Festival; Asterfest, Macedonia;United Nations Environmental Film Festival: Mimetoliths INDEPENDENT Ecofilms Festival, Rodos; Charlotte, North Carolina"s Cackalaky Film Festival; and in all four locations (Alaska, Arizona, Oregon, New Zealand) of the Night Gallery Film Festival. Distributor TPI International (Chantilly, Virginia) http://mimetoliths.blogspot.com/ http://imdb.com/title/tt1050252 Faces of Myth (2004) 60 minutes. Documentary about Crete. Official selection Thessaloniki Documentary Festival; Maine International Film Festival; Ecofilms Festival, Rodos; co-produced by the NFB.

Distributor: Vtape (Toronto). Wall Stories (1990) 60 minutes. Official selection at Torino International Film

(Toronto THE CIVIL SERVANT: Starring role. 30-minute dramatic film. Shown on the CBC, and festivals.
LAWN & ORDER: major participant. Gemini-nominated film about gardens.
CBC. ALGIS, MON BEAU JARDIN: starring role and subject of 20-minute, prize winning video (First and Second prize at Video-Est). Shown on Radio-Canada, and festivals.
Other Art-Videos: TALK KIDS; MARIE ANTOINETTE; IMELDA; CHICHENITZ AH; THE BIG ONE: videographer/director/actor Televised documentaries about Kemezys' work: PORTRAIT in STONE (CBC, 1994) about GRAVEN IMAGES.
MY MOTHER'S RED WIG (CBC, 1995). HOLY COW (CNBC, 1998) http:// www.youtube.com/profile?user=AlgisKemezys

PHOTOGRAPHY Travel Photographer, Editorial Photography
Magazine and Newspaper work 2015 - 1985 Montreal Gazette * Freelance Travel / Article Photographer 2000-09 GLOBE AND MAIL Freelance NOW MAGAZINE (Toronto) over 1,000 photographs on wide variety of subjects --Editorial, events, politics, arts-- during ten years on staff (1985-1995).

Also Published in:
PHOTO LIFE (Toronto) Holy Cow articles in 1991 and 1992. PHOTO DIGEST (Toronto) ALTERED STATES (1993); article (1994). PHOTO SELECTION (Montreal) STREET MYSTERIES (1984); SELF ! ! ! PORTRAIT (1985); ALTERED STATES (1994); HOLY COW (1998). DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY (California) ALTERED STATES (1989); with ! interview and 5 pages of ALTERED STATES (1990). POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY (New York) 1984. Rave review of STREET MYSTERIES Also published in: CTV MONTREAL, L.A.TIMES; BOSTON HERALD; PEOPLE ; CAMERA CANADA; TORONTO STAR FACES OF CANADA; TORONTO LIFE; MORNING SENTINEL MACLEANS; HINDUSTANI TIMES; TIMES OF INDIA; INDIA EXPRESS; PHOTOGRAPHERS FORUM; JAZZIZ MAGAZINE; AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE; EAST ANGLIA TIMES; MORNING SENTINEL; YANKEE MAGAZINE. Photographic Portfolios : 1975 / 2014
Photographic Portfolios: 2015- 1975
Selkie in Paradise 2015, Born in Stone 2014 *Abandoned around the Mediterranean 2013 * Neo Crete Sculptures 2008 *Al Greco's Crete 2005 *Amid Summer's Wildflowers 2004 * Cartoon Society 1998/2000 * Greenwich Village Cartoons 2000 * Sacred Sadhus Portraits 1998 * Holy Cow 1988 *Celebrity Portraits 1987 *My Mothers Red Wig Polaroids 1988 * Altered States & Meltdown 1984 * Toronto Ghost Photographs 1995 * Tell Me Something Portraits 1984 * Graven Images 1985 * Street Mysteries NYC 1983
E D U C AT I O N: MasterClass DOP Maine Media Workshop with Oscar Winning DP Walter Lassally Sept 2009 RYERSON UNIVERSITY, Toronto, 1994 Multimedia Program. Literature, Semiotics, Art History, Film, Video, Computer Graphics, R O B E RT LY O N (M. I . T. P H O TO G R A P H E R )
B E R E N I C E A B B O TT. Doyenne of Photography; Assiatant.

2017: Photography Examples:
www.viewbug.com/member/alkeme‎ , http://www.pbase.com/alkeme YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AlgisKemezys *
RECENT CREDITS: 2017
BAK Productions 2000-17 current Artistic Director
CTV Weather PIX 2010-15 Montreal,
Born in Stone, Louvre, Paris See/Me 2015 Group Show.
Born in Stone @ The National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece 2015 YouTube Partner 2015
OK Harris , Ivan Karp NYC
Smithsonian Archive Collection
Born in Stone, Exhibition @ Ici Parle les Arts, Quebec, Canada
Two GROUP Shows in NYC @ The See/Me Gallery 2013 -14
Movies.
Mortar and Pestle Trailer for Funding Distributor 2013 NETSHOWS STAGE: APRIL 11 2014- 2012 COX Cable, New England. MAIN STAGE: Reading a book underwater https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7grWMM14lzc Open Salon: Editors Picks 2010-2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=PJ4PTi7FRpA Instant Gratification: A Polaroid Party 2009 ISM: Hibbleton Gallery Group Gallery Exhibition + limited edition book. http://cameraluv.com/instant-gratification-polaroid- show/
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