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Static Slush Montana

A companion to MAYCONTAINLIVEEARTHWORMS! album "Static Slush Montana." An experimental journey through sight and sound. A scavenger marches through space and black dolphins rust away. A bug shuffles along the path. It all fades to white anyways.

  • Nate Simon
    Nathan, A Movie For My Family
  • Nate Simon
    Nathan, A Movie For My Family
  • Alex Moynihan
  • Nate Simon
    Nathan, A Movie For My Family
  • Nate Simon
    Nathan, A Movie For My Family
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    Music, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Nate Simon

Nate Simon is a current Wesleyan University student, and NYC-based aspiring filmmaker. He has made two highly personal short films before. A Movie For My Family, a film he made out of 4 hours of 8mm archival footage, is a meditation on time and memory as it slowly fades away. The film was nominated for Best Experimental Film at the AAHSFF 2020, and Best Picture at JellyFEST S6. NATHAN, his second short film, is a documentary about his relationship with his grandfather of the same name. The film is awaiting submission at many festivals, but played at the Manhattan Rep’s Stories Virtual Film Festival. Nate has also worked as a gaffer and first AD on various senior thesis films. His main career goal is to direct feature films and run his own production company, Moving Ahead.

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Director Statement

This movie came about for me at a very strange time. It was winter break and I was experimenting with MiniDV tapes and images. At the same time, I was spiraling farther into depression and alcoholism. My friend reached out and told me about a new album he was working on, and I decided to try and put some of the temp songs he had to video to try and distract myself. It started rough and messy, but over the next three months, it got sharper as I buried myself deeper and deeper in the project. At the end of all this, in a much better place, I am proud to present: Static Slush Montana. I sincerely hope you enjoy.