Six Short Films by Benjamin Capps and Laura Harrison. 730PM – 10PM – ONE NIGHT ONLY.
CIVET follows Deke Lape, an archetype most often portrayed as the antagonist of a story, struggling to assuage internal pain without any narrative judgment of his actions. The greater the needs the greater the suffering in fighting to meet them, regardless of method.
Length: 18 minutes
It Grows Dark (2016) Length: 9:05
Deke Lape considers the demented, cyclopean teddy bear drawn on the scrap of paper clutched in his hand. He looks up to scan the faded, peeling pornographic adverts and thoughtless graffiti lining the Tele-C booth. The same drawing is there, adhered to the panel in front of him with a phone number. He blindly dials. He waits. Click. There is an awful voice on the other end. It repeats. It repeats. He will heed what it tells him and wield its horrid power. Deke Lape does not like to lose. He will stop at nothing, for he knows that Hell is but a word away.
Hikikomori (2014) 4:00 minutes
About Benjamin Capps:
Award winning Sci Fi filmmaker and animator Benjamin Capps founded The Inner Below as a Theatre undergraduate. He began producing his own work on stage transitioning to film, with an ongoing emphasis on the theories of Antonin Artaud. His current films are retro, supernatural Sci Fi combining live action with life-size, stop motion animation puppetry.
Red Giant (2016) 13:52 (minutes)
An unhinged artist goes berserk at an academic’s barbecue, a story about transformation through trauma.
Lingerie Show (2015) 08:14 (minutes)
Drug addict Lorraine is having a hellish 24 hours so she calls her sister Cici for help.
Tears For Narcissus (2013) 08:25 (minutes)
A story of narcissism, the American obsession with youth/beauty/endless life, and painting.
About Laura Harrison
Laura Harrison is a painter and animator. She is the recipient of the Boit award, a Macdowell Fellowship, a New Artist Society Scholarship the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and most recently, a Guggenheim fellowship. Her recent films have appeared internationally in film festivals such as The New York Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Animafest Zagreb, Ottowa International Animation Festival, Glas and the Boston International Film Festival, among many others. She is a graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with degrees in animation and painting.