Category Archives: Short

DRIFT (2010) NOW FREE ONLINE! / Short Time Only

My award-winning 32-minute short, DRIFT, was chosen to compete in this year’s FirstGlance Film Festival Short Online Contest! For the next five weeks (March 25 thru May 13, 2011) you can watch it on the web and (hopefully) vote it 5 stars!

Free registration is required for viewing AND you must vote on 3 different films for any of your votes to be counted. I apologize about that weird rule, but I suppose it’s meant to balance things out. Regardless, I would love it if you checked it out!

Click below to register, watch, and vote!
3 Votes Required for Your Votes to Count!

DRIFT Trailer.
DRIFT Teaser.

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More DRIFT news!

DRIFT movie poster

 

DRIFT will have its World Premiere this weekend, at Washington, DC’s REEL Independent Film Festival & Extravaganza! Check the schedule for Saturday and Sunday screening times!

The Chicago Premiere and Press Screening will take place next month, on November 21, at the fantastic Portage Theater.

Visit DriftFilm.com for the latest updates!

(Poster design by Tim Swezy. Photography by Joshua Lopatin.)

Save the Date / Ahorras la Fecha / Faites Gagner la Date / 日付を保存します。

…more details forthcoming!

“DRIFT”: Post-production

We wrapped last month.

I’m making decent progress with the rough cut. Though, it’s been pretty difficult to stay inside and focus, on all the really nice days…

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“DRIFT”: A Short Film by Jim Vendiola

I have been extremely busy, folks: I’m making a movie!

We start shooting this Sunday, 3/28/10.

Check out the Teaser, and consider showing your support of indie filmmaking, by making a donation (or helping to spread the word)!

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Wish me luck,
Jim

Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (Soviet Union, 1940)

Apologies for the long absence, readers.  I’ve been busy with mostly non-film, no-fun sorts of things.

I am however, working on an experimental short for the Chicago Filmmakers Location Sound Recording & Editing Techniques class, in which I’ve been enrolled for the past month. My process has been a little slow-going, but I’ll post the finished piece [or at least some version of it], once I get done with it.

For now, you might consider taking a gander at this short film from 1940, which documents some bizarre Soviet attempts at animal corpse resuscitation. Produced by Moscow’s Techfilm Studio.

Our Fallen Spacemen (2006)

click image to view short film* (11:53)

Our Fallen Spacemen is a documentary short I made in 2006. It captures the methods and ideas behind a brief yet thought-provoking and widely seen public art occurrence, created by the late-night El-train rider ARD.

His three-hundred-sixty “Our Fallen Spacemen” posters, which appeared unexpectedly on Chicago’s Brown Line from May ’05 through January ’06, emphasize the potential obscurity of certain corners of American history by acting as small reminders of each individual who has died within our NASA program.

The film was commissioned by Chicago NFP film producers, Split Pillow, and premiered in 2006 as part of Volume 1 of their now-annual omnibus documentary film series, “Chicago 360.”

“Our Fallen Spacemen” has also screened at the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Facets Cinematheque, Chicago Filipino American Film Festival, and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.

For a larger version, visit: http://tinyurl.com/fallenspacemen

Screen Magazine on Chicago 360, v.1

[*I’m currently having embedding issues, but the above image will take you to the Vimeo page.]