Chapter 18 for Valencia/The Movie(s), Michelle Tea’s collaborative film project, is an experimental documentary interpretation of a chapter about gay pride and heartbreak. An experimental documentary take on chapter 18, this short film juxtaposes a contemporary interview with the real-life Iris (Ginger Robinson) against video collage, animation and archival footage shot during the actual events Tea memorializes in the chapter.
8 min, HD
Sample footage for the interactive documentary project (work-in-progress) about the infamous all-female San Francisco based spoken word US tours which took place from 1997-99.
3 min. teaser, HD
Ch 12 from the POCKET MYTHS compilation film project of THE ODYSSEY. A contemporary interpretation of the allure of the Sirens using Super 8 film scratching and digital animation set to a hauting song by The Darklings.
4 min, super 8 film & DV, 2006
A collaborative meditation on intimacy and US currency; EE Miller’s stand-alone audio piece for radio, a fanciful proposition for the US President, is the inspiration for Topiary’s animation.
5 minutes, 2005 , digital animation
audio by EE Miller • video by Samuael Topiary
directed & edited – music video for Le Tigre’s single “New Kicks” from their album ‘This Island’ on Universal
3.5 min, DV-NTSC, 2004
A visit from a Jewish-American videomaker to her close friend, a German dancer living on The Reeperbahn — the main drag of Hamburg’s “St. Pauli” red-light district: This experimental documentary raises questions about contemporary identity, control over representation and the weight of recent European history on young adults today. Shot and edited in a poetic, cinema verite style with digital video.
14 min, DV-NTSC, 2002
An experimental documentary about having a crush on your roommate… From the series “Embarrassment is the Key to Enlightenment.”
4.5 min, 2002, DV-NTSC video
An improvisational dance film shot in an abandoned lot in San Francisco on Super 8 film and Hi8 video.
4 min, shot on super 8 film and Hi8 video, DV-NTSC, 2000
A dance-film shot & edited entirely in Super 8 film, retells the Greek myth of Atalanta, the girl who can run as fast as the wind, in a contemporary San Francisco setting.
super 8 film projection with live orchestra and narration, 34 minutes, 1999