Private Project


A meditation on interdependence and impermanence within the ecology of the Detroit River area, the remnants of industrialization and the environmental exploitation of capitalism.

  • Brandon Walley
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm, Super 8mm
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Brandon Walley

Brandon Walley is a filmmaker and curator based in Detroit, Michigan. He creates 16mm, Super 8mm, and digital films that explore the abstractions between humanity, ecology, industry, and technology. For over a decade, his films have been screened widely in festivals, museums, and cinematheques including Kunsthaus Graz (Austria), Strangloscope (Brazil), Rooftop Film (NYC), Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Iowa City Experimental Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and more. Brandon has taught film production at various institutions including the College for Creative Studies, Lawrence Technological University, and YArts of Metro Detroit. Brandon is the Program Director for Detroit Broadcasting Co. and is the former Program Director of Corktown Cinema and former Co-Director of the Detroit Film Centre. Brandon has been Media City Film Festival’s Regional Artists’ Curator since 2008 and former Board Chair. His work is deeply embedded in Detroit’s cultural community, with a focus on art and moving image media. He brings adventurous film experiences to venues in Detroit, in partnership with organizations including the Hamtramck Free School, Trinosophes and Media City Film Festival. Brandon was an Artist Fellow with Kresge Arts in Detroit in 2020.

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