This is basically it: once a month short-film lovers of Tokyo gather at the Pink Cow in Shibuya. Film makers get to show some highly underground / selfmade movies and an adventurous open-minded audience appreciates the very unpredictative film-selection of the evening.
Film Marmalade at Pink Cow
A simple plan, that works.
The whole thing is called “Film Marmalade” and was originally founded 4 years ago by Ryan Skelton, Takyua and Steve Ryan: 3 film makers wanting to show their own films and allow other directors and film lovers to show what they want to show. No pre-selection, editing or judgement of the material sent in. This, as you might guess, causes a couple of really crappy movies to be seen, but it also makes you experience wonderful, totally unknown movies which you simply couldn’t find anywhere else.
trailer for Gustav Braüstache by Tony Muller…
…this must become an excellent movie!
Besides the visual stimulation, Tokyo based producer and live DJ Shane Berry from Johannesburg, South Africa has been with “Film Marmalade” for 3 years now. He carefully selects songs from his massive music library to match the previously shown movie.
Madonna by Randy Schmidt
Skate Vid by Chris Campbell
For example: after a movie about Madonna he played a track from William Orbit. So? Famous electronic musician and producer Orbit was once apporached by Madonna to produce her music.
Shane Berry at work
Sometimes his selections of songs is as obvious as playing “Cocaine” by Hoyt Axton after a short-film featuring 2 coke-heads or the theme of Road Runner after a skateboard film of guys racing down the streets of Yokohama. Other times, the audience will probably never get the connection…which is ok, too.
Shane’s music is like a riddle for music lovers – or well selected background music for those who are not that attentive.
Recently, Shane Berry’s own music is really taking off! Just this year, he already signed 3 labels: Trapez LTD (Germany), Synewave (New York) and Futago traxx (Canada/Tokyo) to release his records. Good Luck!
the watch dog’s….