" For me, film is a self-aware illusion that presents itself as illusion. If it has reality, it is the reality of an audience member sitting in a chair. "
Wesley Rickert is a Canadian writer, director & producer of no-budget arthouse features, performance poet and noise musician. His feature length arthouse films combine his obsession for cinema, abstract characters and novelty with his zeal for exploring diverse elements of time based experimental art. He has traveled and performed with the legendary Canadian sound poet bill bissett and is one half of the Canadian electronic art noise band Burning Iceberg, co-founder of the 1000 Islands Film & Stage Studio and the executive producer of 253469 Productions.
RECENT FEATURE FILMS
"The Road To Utopia"
2020, 97 minutes
an absurdist adaptation of "As You Like It"
Official Selection -2020 Montreal Independent Film Festival
Official Selection -2020 Chicago BLOW-UP International Arthouse Filmfest
"Wax Wings"
2019, 72 minutes
with original poetry by bill bissett
2019 Honourable mention LA Underground Film Forum -unique contribution to cinema.
"Reality River Snow Job"
2017, 99 minutes
2017 Honourable mention LA Underground Film Forum -unique contribution to cinema.
"The Road To Elsinore"
2016, 98 minutes
an absurdist adptation of "Hamlet"
with original poetry by Steve Dalachinsky
Official Selection -2016 Chicago BLOW-UP International Arthouse Filmfest
Official Selection -2017 Annual Copenhagen Film Festival
Semi-Finalist -2017 European Film Festival (Mainstream & underground)
PUBLISHED POETRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
"Maintenant -A Journal of Contemporary Dada" #14", #13, #12, #11, #10, #9
Three Rooms Press, NYC. USA.
  • Producer (4 Credits)
    The Border Of Utopia2020
    Experimental, Feature
    Wax Wings - a comedy of ideas2019
    Experimental, Feature
    Reality River Snow Job2017
    Experimental, Feature
    The Road To Elsinore2016
    Experimental
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    The Border Of Utopia2020
    Experimental, Feature
    Wax Wings - a comedy of ideas2019
    Experimental, Feature
    Reality River Snow Job2017
    Experimental, Feature
    The Road To Elsinore2016
    Experimental
  • Director (4 Credits)
    The Border Of Utopia2020
    Experimental, Feature
    Wax Wings - a comedy of ideas2019
    Experimental, Feature
    Reality River Snow Job2017
    Experimental, Feature
    The Road To Elsinore2016
    Experimental
" For me, film is a self-aware illusion that presents itself as illusion. If it has reality, it is the reality of an audience member sitting in a chair. "
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