Harvester

A wannabe vampire spouts a hilarious and bizarre monologue as a means to cope with the uncertainty and chaos of the current day.

  • George Condé Jenne
    Director
  • George Condé Jenne
    Writer
  • George Condé Jenne
    Producer
  • George Condé Jenne
    Key Cast
  • Tekla
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    dark comedy, horror, arthouse
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon, 5K, DCI
  • Aspect Ratio:
    17:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - George Condé Jenne

George Jenne was born in Richmond, VA. His films and videos are experimental narratives, marked by a convergence of literary and cinematic languages. He draws on his broad, background in the film industry, which includes working as a mold maker at Jim Henson's Creature Shop, as a lighting technician on numerous commercials, as Director of Photography on low budget music videos, and as owner of Bandolier, a prop and model fabrication company, originally based in New York. George has a BFA in Film/Animation/Video, from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill. He has attended numerous residencies including, The MacDowell Colony, Art Omi, and the Fine Arts Work Center, where he was a fellow, twice. George was also short listed for the Creative Capital Grant. He has exhibited his films and videos at Exit Art, Jack The Pelican Presents, PS122, The Nasher Museum at Duke University, and The Speed Museum in Louisville, KY, to name a few. He is represented by Freight + Volume Gallery in New York. He lives and works in Chapel Hill, NC where he is currently director of Lump Projects, a non-profit gallery in Raleigh, that operates through a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation.

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Director Statement

Collectively, the experimental, narrative films that I make, map out a story that we tell ourselves about ourselves - a kind of introspection that is fraught with self deception. And each individual film emphasizes the point where a character’s contradictions meld under the strain of personal logic. In these moments, an alternate syntax bubbles to the surface, when word and picture coalesce in unusual ways, luring the viewer into a unique experience. One that raises questions about the veracity of their own personal narrative.

This stratified approach reflects a creative process by which everything is always in play. I work almost entirely alone. I write, shoot, create props and build sets, simultaneously. Word and image develop separately, but synchronously. They cross pollinate, allowing the story to evolve untethered. The immediacy of the act is akin to simpler forms, such as drawing or writing, in that the inherent intimacy between artist, subject and material, allows for fluidity and spontaneity. It satisfies an impulse for irreverence, where I lovingly upend narrative conventions while emphasizing a story’s fundamental telling, in the tradition of so many before.