The Dead Souls - Desert Lands official video

  • Paul Ouellette
  • The Dead Souls
    Music by
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Goth, Post Punk, Black and White, Black & White, animation, time lapse, portrait, 16mm, surreal, experimental
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 36 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Moviate Underground Film Festival
    Harrisburg, PA
    United States
    May 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Colorado International SciFi and Fantasy Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    United States
    November 15, 2018
  • Brisbane Backyard Film Festival
    Brisbane, QLD
    May 11, 2018
    Australian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Colorado International Cannabis and Hemp Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    United States
    April 20, 2018
    North American Premier
  • Indie Best Films Festival (Ibestff)
    Santa Monica, California
    United States
Director Biography - Paul Ouellette

Born in 1993 in Manchester Connecticut to a video store manager and a machinist. Attended school at University of Vermont. Went in to learn how to draw and came out an experimental filmmaker. Earned a Bachelor's in Studio Art and Film and Television Studies. Currently, works as a youth educator for film making and animation.

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Director Statement

Shot this entirely on 16mm expanding on techniques I experimented with in my previous project, The Factory. It is my 4th film made completely on 16mm all with the same Bolex. I love the machine and I love the really intimate and vital connection that happens between maker and machine when using analog formats. All the film was hand processed as well. The hands on approach comes to me much more organically than otherwise. I vastly prefer making films on film than not.