Dear Milwaukee, Motion Picture Postcards (triptych selection)

I was always thinking of all the wonderful filmmakers I’ve known who’ve called Milwaukee home, and I thought I’d like to do something with that connection.. Oh, do, please make a film! A super8 postcard of some one(s)thing(s)place(s) in your life to send back to dear ol’ Milwaukee! One roll of super8mm is your medium; your world and your wonder are your subjects. Excite these grains with coloured light! I offer this triptych as a glimpse ahead and to the past. All films edited in-camera. -kk ‘Breakfast with James’ by Kati Katchever; 2013; silent; Milw, WI; An early-April Saturday around town with my love—sun up in my morning window, and down again after rounds of clouds. ‘Whistlehut!’ by Andy Puls; 2013; wild-sync sound (2019); Richmond, CA. Sounds and symbols arise and abound at the Whistlehut. Sound collage comprised of original music from that time. ‘Sembrando Luz / Sowing Light’ by Celeste Abril Ixchel; 2014-15; silent; Milw, WI; Homage & farewell to & from Milwaukee; cycles death, germination & inflorescence, highlighting community leaders, friends, & neighbors who tenaciously tend connection to place, ancestors, source, & future generations.

  • Kati Katchever
  • Andy Puls
  • Celeste Abril Ixchel
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Kati Katchever, Andy Puls, Celeste Abril Ixchel