In March 2020, as the world began to shut down due to the spread of the Coronavirus, two filmmakers were traveling back to the U.S. from the U.K. via Manchester International Airport. Somewhat shocked and amazed at the ghostly empty airport, they began filming with an iPhone. Later, locked down at home, They enlisted other collaborators remotely – It would become the micro short film M.A.N.
The process would continue throughout the pandemic with various other filmmakers collaborating remotely as a way to keep in touch and stay sane. In all, five micro short films were created: M.A.N., Anxiously Awaiting the Return of My Senses, To Mourn a World, Walls, and New York.
Choose a path based on your taste – Minimalist, Textualist, or Visualist. The Minimalist path presents just the five experimental, short films in order that they were released. The Textualist path, for those who prefer to read about the films they watch, presents the five films in a timeline along with relevant news headlines, introductions to the films, and artist statements from the filmmakers. The Visualist path supplements the films with AI generated imagery based on the short films. The visuals seek to highlight certain lines of the poetry, themes, or imagery from the films.
Matt Walker is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Omaha, Nebraska. He has presented original music at the contemporary performance festival, Omaha Under The Radar, and at the 2018 TEDxOmaha event, “Time To Engage.”
His current compositions range from intimate and introspective piano pieces to expansive, textural landscapes of constantly evolving sonic layers.
Matt is eager to expand his musical reach into film, TV, dance, and other collaborative projects in the future.
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