Aus fast 200 Hollywood-Filmen verbinden sich Ausschnitte aus Verkehrskontrollen und realen Aussagen von Überlebenden eines solch traumatischen Ereignisses zu einer entrückten Geschichte über fiktionalisierte Geschichten realer staatliche Gewalt und wie wir sie konsumieren.
Drei Fragen an die Regie
1. Short Film has a unique way of telling stories and exploring themes. What is it that fascinates you about the short format?
Deborah Cornwall: Short films are a powerfully efficient way to create a world, draw viewers into it, and pose big questions.
2. The program your film is selected for is called “Reality Bites": What connection do you see between your film and that title?
Deborah Cornwall: Pineland/Hollywood is all about distinguishing reality from fantasy, both in the story it tells, and also in challenging audiences to consider how we consume certain kinds of stories as entertainment. I would say more but don't want to spoil the reveal!
3. What film has inspired you most to make films yourself and what part of it do you see in your own work?
Deborah Cornwall: Just one? Omer Fast's body of work looms large for me. His films blurring lines between documentary and fiction using reenactment, including Take a Deep Breath and 5,000 Feet Is the Best, as well as his pioneering use of found footage in CNN Concatenated, have influenced Pineland/Hollywood, which repurposes almost 500 fair-use clips from about 200 pop-culture films.
Drehbuch: Debi Cornwall
Musik: Quentin Chiappetta
Produktion: Debi Cornwall
Regie: Debi Cornwall
Sales Agent: Debi Cornwall
Schnitt: Debi Cornwall
Sound Design: Quentin Chiappetta
Sound Mixing: Quentin Chiappetta
Text: Debi Cornwall