Filmmaker / Fine artist working with practical elements.
Craig has created some extraordinary music videos for Our Silent Canvas and in particular the band Ghost Against Ghost. He's also worked with artists Mogwai, Converge, and Snow Ghosts. Please see his videos for Checkpoint Charlie and Unarm.
Under the odd name of DZO (in capital letters) is Olivier, a self-taught artist and freelance designer from the South of France. Thanks to a family with an artistic affinity, the young Olivier graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Toulouse and begun a successful career in graphic design. But with the creation of the artistic counterpart that is DZO, the French artist wished to go deeper into his exploration of the “noosphere”, a philosophical concept about human thought. For DZO is more than your usual artist. His art, speaks to the old etchings and engravings of religious and occult manuscripts, flirts with alchemy, witchcraft and blasphemy. It is at the same time disturbing, haunting and stimulating. His intricate drawings, full of enigmatic detail, mix sensuality, darkness and mythology. The message beyond the lines are sibylline, surrounding the world of DZO with mystery and fascination. "
DIRECTOR, WRITER, CINEMATOGRAPHER/DP, EDITOR, ANIMATOR
Toby Stretch grew up in rural northern Appalachia where he ran about the woods as a kid with his wild brothers imagining other worlds, beings and stories. His films utilize mostly self taught stop motion animation, along with some new signature animation techniques that he has invented. Having lived in Philadelphia since 1999 he continues to capture both rural and urban landscapes for his surreal animated beings to live in. The characters in these worlds are often life-sized armatured puppets that function as outdoor animated sculptures that tell a story. Shooting for long hours out in the elements has brought about heat exhaustion and dehydration in the Summers and minor frostbite and hypothermia in the Winters, not to mention all the wacky incidents that have occurred while shooting animation in the tough Philly streets at 4am. All for the art.
Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir graduated from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2006. She has taken part in several art exhibitions in Iceland, Europe, and America, and had her first solo show at the Reykjavík Art Museum last year. She has made music videos and designed album covers for bands such as Múm, Seabear and Sin Fang Bous and produced video installations for their concerts. Ingibjörg is currently living in Iceland.
Vanessa Briceño-Scherzer was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and currently works as professional photographer, graphic designer and media manager for musicians and artists, including The Point Chamber Orchestra, Time For Three, The Dali Quartet, The Pennsylvania Dance Theatre, Adriana Linares (violist), Nicolas Kendall (violinist), and Susana Amundarain (painter).
She has been very active in the marketing and development of music artists, including image campaigns, artist media packages, and the production and post-production of music videos and electronic press kits (EPKs) for record labels such as E1 Entertainment.
She had worked as a director, producer, and editor of film and television productions in the United States and abroad. Her short films “Fading Away” and “Silent Conversations” have been screened at Film Festivals in the U.S and at venues such as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), the Glenride Performing Arts Center (Sarasota, FL), and The American Pavilion during the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
She has experience in both Spanish and English television promotion, having worked as a Senior Producer/Editor at WUVP (Univision 65) and WFPA (Telefutura 28), and as Writer/Producer for WPHL (myphl17), formerly WB17.
Her marketing and promotion experience stems from helping develop on-air contests, radio promotions, sales presentations, upfront videos, as well as on-air and traditional promotional campaigns for each of the stations where she's worked, and their respective clients, some of which include The Kimmel Center, Macy’s, Wendy’s and GIANT supermarkets. Some of the more complex projects in which she has participated include the launch campaign of My Network TV in Philadelphia (myphl17), the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, General Motors' The Latino G.R.E.A.T. Jobs! Program, and the PNC Grow Up Great Program (Spanish Campaign).
Vanessa has also been involved in multi-media collaborations such as "Clepsydra: An Operatic Installation with 13 Performers," and continues to work as an independent television writer/producer and professional photographer.
She holds a B.A. in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.
Jocelyne Gilead was born 1989 in Togo, West Africa. She comes from a multicultural background and has lived and traveled all around the world. Through her drawings, she explores the mystery of the Self. She lives and works in NYC where she is currently studying for a BFA in Fine Arts at The School of Visual Arts
Illustrator: Lucy Nurnberg Originally from London, Lucy graduated from a degree in Illustration at the University of Brighton in 2010, and now lives and works as a freelance illustrator and designer in New York. She finds inspiration from the narratives of mythology, folklore and religion, and much of her work revolves around these themes.