Sisters by David Chontos
New York (Wisconsin Premiere)
Running Time: 4 minutes
Screening Time: Friday Sept 9th, Juried Films Part 1
Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, ‘Sisters’ is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera. Trapped in the ruins of their former glory, a pair of performers bound together and abandoned by time rise up to sing once more. Conjured up by the song to which it’s set, the film represents a sincere vision of inspiration derived from the music of Karin Dreijer Andersson (Fever Ray). It is the confluence of a variety of abstract concepts, from the fragility of modern technology, to the cruelty of the passage of time. The movement of the characters references legendary contemporary choreographer, Martha Graham; transposing an exercise in human restraint and lamentation onto mechanical beings.
The film was started out of a need to create something that more accurately described my capabilities than my commercial work did. It became a passionate distraction, not just for myself, but for fellow artists at Psyop in between productions and looking for something different to work on. I created all the design myself and with my background as a CG lead, I created all the look development and then partnered with other Psyop artists to complete the film. The result was a great collaborative and learning experience.