One Night Only: Out Of Our Minds (OOOM) - May 7
USA, 2010, 28 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Musical, Short
Friday, May 7 at 8pm
Musical artist Melissa Auf der Maur and director Tony Stone IN-PERSON (schedules and volcanoes permitting)
Digital presentation - Three time periods, one connection: Blood. The central characters are a woman (Melissa Auf der Maur) and her car. The 28-minute film follows her in a strange ritual that climaxes in a collision between past and future, crashing through the gateway to parallel worlds in the same forest. A fantasy world where a Viking heart, a car crash and a bleeding forest connect. Using music rather than dialogue, the film tells a universal tale in striking visuals. Borrowed from
mythology, the Hunt for the Heart is the eternal quest envisioned in Out Of Our Minds. Conceived by musician Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole / Smashing Pumpkins) and birthed by Filmmaker Tony Stone (Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America), this mini epic is proudly self-produced and shot in HD fueled by solar power. Out Of Our Minds / OOOM is: a film, an album and a comic available now.
About Tony Stone (Director Concept/Story, Editor and Cinematographer)
Tony Stone was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Bard College, studying with filmmakers Adolfas Mekas, Peggy Ahwesh, and Peter Hutton. His first feature, SEVERED WAYS: THE NORSE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and went on to win the prestigious Golden Owl Award for best feature film at the Leeds International Film Festival.
About Melissa Auf der Maur (Producer, Concept/Story, Music: and Actor Woman with Car/Cloak)
Born in Montreal, Canada, Melissa Auf der Maur was raised with a fine arts education and a love of music. Between 1994-1999, she was a member of Hole, and her participation as bass player and songwriter culminated in the album "Celebrity Skin" released in 1998. In 2000, she joined the Smashing Pumpkins for their farewell world tour. In 2004, "Auf der Maur", her first solo album, was released by Capitol Records / EMI worldwide. She toured Europe and North America for over a year in support of this album. The album featured guest appearances by esteemed members of Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle and Smashing Pumpkins. She has made numerous guest appearances with other music artists including: Indochine, Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, Ric Ocasek and K-OS. She has exhibited her photography in New York, Montreal and Tokyo and her photos have been published in magazines such as: Spin, Nylon, American Photo and Harper's Bazaar. Her new album, “Out of Our Minds” is a multi dimensional concept album, involving an Album, a Film and a Comic.
DIRECTOR: Tony Stone
Producer: Melissa Auf der Maur
Music: Melissa Auf der Maur/ The Entrance Band
Principal Cast: MELISSA AUF DER MAUR, ELIZA DOUGLAS, MARK PEETSMA, STEPHEN G. RHODES, JOHN ROSENTHAL, JEREMY GIBSON, DAMIEN PARIS
US Distributor: Heathen Films
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