Earlier this month, we shared our love for Makeup and Vanity Set’s 88:88, the soundtrack to Joey Ciccoline’s film of the same title. Both the film and the album transport you into a bygone cinematic era that’s at once reminiscent of its predecessors yet entirely unique and thrilling. What we love so much about the film is that in its 14 brief minutes, it manages to capture the essence of the science fiction films you grew up with and love, rife with glowing hypnotic visuals and ever-present looming suspense. The film draws you in piece by piece as it builds to its crescendo, like a rope you’re following that when completely unraveled just leads to another door. We went more in depth with the synopsis in the previous post but the best bet is to just to watch the film and discover the story for yourself. Until yesterday, only the trailer was available to watch online but now, thanks to Ridley Scott’s, Your Film Festival, you can watch the entire short in its entirety as many times as you wish.
And although this past weekend most of us found ourselves staring up at the flawed world that is Prometheus--making it safe to say that Scott’s filmmaking has seen better days--it appears that he has been up to something pretty fantastic in support of new and emerging filmmakers. Your Film Festival is a YouTube competition curated by Scott but it’s up to you to vote! 50 filmmakers are now in competition but once the votes are cast, the top ten storytellers will get the chance to open the 2012 Venice Film Festival. From there, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a $500,000 grant to create a new work, produced by Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, and a first-rate team . So, for whomever wins the final round, this will be a life -changingly huge deal. All 50 works in competition have their own something to offer but we’re convinced it’s Ciccoline’s 88:88 that really takes the cake.