Friday, January 19, 2007

"Louie The Giant" Now Live


Digital filmmaker Barton Santello in collaboration with Lou Binik and Robbie Maslen, present a unique and original film short restoration-remake.

Louie The Giant - is an 8mm Binik/Maslen home movie production from 1966. In this remake, the original film experiment is recreated employing digital post-production tools.

To accomplish this recreation, additional 8mm film footage was culled from the archival 8mm film supplied Binik/Maslen. This discovered footage (not part of the original 'Louie The Giant' film) added depth to the original film and the inclusion of a psycho-active soundtrack, completes the viewing experience envisioned from the ideas of filmmaker Barton Santello.

Watch "Louie The Giant" (Remake - 2006 Psychotropic Films)

Watch "Louie The Giant" (Original -1966 Binik/Maslen Production)

Monday, January 08, 2007

"Controlled Bleeding" - March Release Scheduled

For-Immediate Release: Psychotropic Films announces the forthcoming public release of "Controlled Bleeding", a short-topic film by experimental filmmaker Barton Santello.

This film, originally developed and produced in 2002 to address the root-cause of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, has been expanded and improved for public release in March of 2007.

The film attempts to demonstrate how at least 35-years of ideologically-driven foreign policy, globalized corporate economics and an unsustainable fossil-fuel based national infrastructure, has led to the United States to form alliances with corrupt governments, and military misadventures in foreign lands. These neo-imperialist actions resulted in the rise of middle-eastern based terror organizations, such as Al-Qaeda, the focus of which is on expelling foreign influence (political, military, culture, & resource extraction) from Islamic nations.

Sound design for this film will be provided by "A Produce"

Scheduled Showings: Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exposition (March 24, 2007)
Scheduled Submission: Shortfest (April 2007)