A feature film screening, with live music by O Paradiso and Mike McFadden, Live foley and Sound Effects by One Thousand Birds, and audiences gift boxes of sensory stimulants to interact with while you watch the film.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Come and Watch, Listen, Touch, Smell and Taste this film. This is where theatre meets film.
Timeslow: The Timeless Tales of Henry Glint is a New Zealand feature film that follows Henry Glint, a quite normal man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers a chocolate bar that can slow down time. Director Sally Tran has now recut and remixed the film for a live, immersive experience.
Doors at 7PM Advance $20 | At the Door $25
*Save 25% on advance group buys of 4 tickets or more. Seating is first come, first served.
The film’s showing will be done in collaboration with two piece New York band O Paradiso with Mike McFadden to create an original score, while sound studio One Thousand Birds will create an interactive sound showcase via live foley art. This combination will allow the event to become an extension of the film’s fictional world, whilst the sensory box kit will encourage viewers to place themselves into the narrative; for example, as Henry eats a magical chocolate bar under a time limit, the audience members will pull out their chocolate bars from their sensory box kit and attempt to do the same.
The kit has ten featured elements that request you to either touch, smell, eat, write, or read, fully engaging audience members and allowing them to become apart of the presentation. A stage set and props that mimic what’s on screen featured in real life, and other performances that are spread throughout the screening. This unique presentation merges film and theatre together for a multifaceted event and becoming the the film’s premiere on Thursday, August the 31st at 8pm EST and Friday September the 1st 12pm NZST. There will be a live stream available online for audience globally, particularly the New Zealand audience.
Sally Tran is a New Zealand Director based in New York, and is Producing this Live Event. She is recognised for her unique, extravagant and detailed design work featured throughout film, theatre, music, art and animation. Tran’s expertise focuses on creating unique stories with dark, humorous delivery. Her innovative approach to filmmaking has seen her collaborate with galleries, musicians, and artists of all mediums.
Her visual work has won multiple awards, scholarships, film-financing, and more, securing her high profile placements and speaking engagements. Her mission is to show her Visual Art throughout New Zealand and internationally.
“I love the idiosyncratic nature of her work and feel her time in New York will help her find where it fits in the international industry.” – Producer and selector (Script to Screen Scholarship) Fiona Copland (Matariki, The strength of Water)
O Paradiso’s songs are bred from lush, distressed harmonic structures and sharp rhythms interwoven with both colorful and commanding lyrical interjections. The results are taught compositions hinged at an electronic cinematic experimentation.
With interactive visual arts performances, O Paradiso have shared stages with dancers, performers, filmmakers, as well as other musicians such as Maria Minerva, Light Asylum, and Psychic Twin. O Paradiso is poised to introduce their adventurous new sound and performances to ever widening audiences.
Stereogum, Miles Bowe: “The jerky, abnormal percussion got the audience interest[ed], and the best moments were when they balance a certain creepiness with their sweet melodies. I’ll be keeping an eye on them.”
Mike McFadden is an NYC based composer, and sound artist. He utilizes diverse approaches Ranging from electro acoustic, and indeterminacy to the composition of Pop music. Having worked in Music, Film, Fashion, and Installation he has created a varied and adventurous body of work.
One Thousand Birds
ONE THOUSAND BIRDS STUDIOS creates immersive sonic landscapes with depth and realism using an extensive HD sound library, as well as custom foley and field recordings. Through layering, stretching, reversing, pitching, chopping, and echoing, they build sounds that not only fit the image but enhance its impact.
Laura Dopp and partner Andrew Tracy have extended One Thousand Birds into a Sound Studio specialising in innovative interactive sound making art, using unexpected objects like plants, water, paint, light, walls and lasers, accompanied with the tender touch, to make sound art.