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Box head Revolution, Directors cut 2020

On an unknown planet in an uncertain time, a two-tiered society has taken shape. The ruling class live above ground and wear masks on their faces, while the working class labors below the surface of the planet. The lowest order of the underground culture – prisoners, revolutionaries and various troublemakers – are forced to wear boxes locked around their heads. One day, an alien craft crashes on the planet. Gritt (Adom Cooper) and Brythle (Jenny Kim), a pair of rebellious young lovers from the upper tier of the planet's society, discover the wreckage. Unknown to them, the wreckage is a Voyager program space craft that was launched from the U.S. in the 1970s. Within the wreckage is a long-playing gold album featuring rock music of the 1970s. Despite the efforts of the ruling class to destroy this album, the young lovers are able to broadcast the music to the planet's oppressed masses. With this musical discovery, the planet faces a sudden and unstoppable turn of events that brings about the eponymous uprising.[1]

  • mark christensen
    North by El Norte
  • mark christensen
    North by El Norte
  • mark christensen
    North by El Norte
  • Adam Cooper
    Key Cast
  • Jenny Kim
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - mark christensen

Mark Christensen has been a dancer, a pilot, a skateboarder, and a musician. According to his bio, he turned to filmmaking because he felt "it would be easier to communicate his ideas through film rather than struggling with a song." That's a dubious reason to pick up a camera, but not an unusual one. The desire to establish a foothold in show business often leads ambitious dilettantes to seek out the smoothest, clearest path,

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Get out of my way, Thank you