A Galaxy Closer

An abstract and experimental meditation on nature and humanity. A transcendental portrait and hallucinatory audio-visual exploration of the story of Adam and Eve as they exit the Garden of Eden.

This short silent film stars cult film genre legend, John Karyus (Foxfur, V/H/S/2) and famous erotic film actress and model, Loni Legend, and was shot entirely on color Super 8mm film.

  • Ramzi Abed
    The Devil's Muse, In A Spiral State, Telephone World
  • Ramzi Abed
    The Devil's Muse, In A Spiral State, Telephone World
  • Ramzi Abed
    The Devil's Muse, In A Spiral State, Telephone World
  • Loni Legend
    Key Cast
  • John Karyus
    Key Cast
  • Ramzi Abed
    Noirland, In A Spiral State, Telephone World
  • Pierre Bernasconi
    Musical Composer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    super 8, film noir, spiritual, surrealist, cult film, experimental, avant garde, punk rock, silent film, arthouse, super 8mm
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8mm
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ramzi Abed

Ramzi Abed is a Palestinian-American visual artist and filmmaker based on Planet Earth.

Ramzi Abed has always been a champion of independent film. Ramzi has worked in film acquisitions for over a decade, and has always focused on discovering new talent and creating new avenues for new filmmakers. Ramzi wrote and directed the independent thrillers, The Devil’s Muse and Telephone World, which both went on to become cult films over the years, both garnering broad releases on home video and streaming channels including Netflix and Tubi. Ramzi has worked in practically every area of filmmaking that exists, and has created an interesting if controversial legacy that transcends genre and industry. He is actively developing new projects, listening to records and taking avant-garde photographs in his spare time.

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Director Statement

I absolutely love the Super 8mm film medium, and what it can do to show the world in a way that is both nostalgic and new. Utilizing its beautiful and deceptively simple resolution allows me to go into dreamlike places that are abstract and transcendent visually, which works well for an experimental and loose adaptation of something as complex as a man and a woman juxtaposed against nature. I hope that this little film gives people an experience.