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Distant Apologies

'Distant Apologies,' original Super8 footage mixed with gorgeous NASA archival to evoke feelings of distance and disconnectedness.

  • D. Schmüdde
  • Jennifer Tchiakpe
    Key Cast
  • Matti Leinikka
    Key Cast
  • Maria Cabra
  • Castle Gosselin
    Assistant Camera
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Super 8
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Director Biography - D. Schmüdde

D. Schmüdde is a film director and computer scientist who has been building experiences and creating stories for broad audiences for the last 15 years. His work has been broadcast on traditional outlets such as the Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse, and Direct TV, screened at legendary venues like the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, and performed in stalwart institutions such as the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow.

His latest endeavor, the interactive documentary “Jack and the Machine,” promises to recontextualize what you thought you knew about the personal computer and the future of our digital society. It is available to preview here: http://www.jackandthemachine.com.

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Director Statement

An example of "Minor Cinema," the "Distant Apologies" experience begins on the film’s microsite at http://schmud.de/distant. The viewer bears witness to recent apologies and confessions pulled from Twitter in real-time before the movie even starts.

"Distant Apologies" also works nicely in a film festival lineup. When projected onto the big screen, the texture of the Super 8 and 16mm filmstock is gloriously enhanced, and the subtle, but immersive sound design is better felt.

More on Minor Cinema is available here: http://bit.ly/1UwhqCl.