Experiencing Interruptions?

the Last Stop

This is a short experimental film exploring how film might come to be when musical and visual storytelling are created in tandem. The expressive contours of parenting, work, pandemic, survival, social justice and recovery are revealed through imagery and music including elements of death, routine, family, relationships, craving and freedom.

  • Jana Inga Obye King
    A Child's Magic, Naked Heart, The 3 Poisons
  • Jana Inga Obye King
    A Child's Magic, Naked Heart, The 3 Poisons
  • David O'Christopher King
    Key Cast
  • Shamrock John King
    Key Cast
    Wet Paint (as Shamrock O'Connor).
  • Lysistrata Rose King
    Key Cast
  • Chris Durnin
    Key Cast
  • Mallory Marquet
    Key Cast
  • William Drabkin
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Nelson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Music Video, Whimsical, Expressive Arts, Recovery, Family, Art House
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Oregon State University
Director Biography - Jana Inga Obye King

Jana King grew up in Eastern Montana with grasshoppers, Medicine Rocks, prairie people and badlands. She always had an interest in meaning and the esoteric. She found solace in books and the arts. In an effort to escape her small town, she overacheived in high school to the extent that a few years into higher ed, she found herself exhausted and disillusioned. She moved to Portland to be nearer to her father who was from Oregon. Jana earned her bachelors degree in Humanities at University of Montana in 2011 with Media Arts and Music minors. She went on to earn her Master of Arts in Music, Film Studies and Adult Higher Education in 2021. She is a filmmaker and musician as well as a mom, partner, and survivor of domestic violence.

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Director Statement

The Last Stop is an experimental film created through pressures during the time of the 45th POTUS and the COVID19 pandemic which deals with many themes. There is an aspect of confronting unregulated capitalism, craving and competitive vibes by exploring a reality in which the creative world of children could be focused on and their artwork shared. The Last Stop is an experiment in working with rhythms in editing and an effort to allow the music score and image editing to occur together, with music as the primary language. I wrote, directed and scored this piece. Several talented and loving collaborators contributed during this outdoor pandemic film.