Mad Ladders

In the film Mad Ladders, the prophetic ramblings of an unseen narrator recount fantastical dreams of the coming Rapture, as crystalline imagery of rolling clouds gives way to heavily-processed video of moving stage sets from The American Music Awards telecasts of the 1980s and early 1990s. Blooming and pulsing in and out of geometric abstraction, this swirling storm of rising curtains, spinning set pieces, and unveiled pop idols forms an occult spectacle, driven by its impassioned narrator and an 8-bit leitmotif. Like a half-remembered dream of mythology, television, and religion, the film strikes a hypnotic balance between storytelling and free-falling.

—Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago 2015

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Mad Ladders
Awards

2016  Third Prize, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, IL 
2016  Honorable Mention, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival 2016, Milwaukee, WI

Major Exhibitions/Festivals

2015  Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2015  Sight Unseen at MICA, Baltimore, MD 

2016  Portland International Film Festival, Portland, OR 

2016  Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, China (International Premiere)

2016  Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, IL

2016  Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN 

2016  Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, CA 

2016  IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal 

2016  Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI

2016  Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany 

2016  Outfest at REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA 

2016  Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada 

2016  Oak Cliff Film Festival, Dallas, TX 

2016  QFest: The Houston International LGBTQ Film Festival, Houston, TX

2016  EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul, South Korea

2016  MIEFF: Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow, Russia 

 

2016  EXPO VIDEO at EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago, IL 

Date Contract Signed
Total Artist Royalty Percent
0.50
Closed Captioning Available
Yes
Digital Master
Yes
Dub Approved
Yes
Date Acquired
Transcript on File
Yes
In Distribution
Yes
VDB Comments

No Individual / No Archival (LB 11/15)
Tle leave eligable for BFI no screenings in LONDON prior to October 2016

org_artist


Michael Robinson

country(ies)
United States
Lanquage(s)
English
Location Body


New York Film Festival - Projections
New York City, NY
United States


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MADLADDDER.jpg
Video Clip holder
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Artist Royalty Payment Holder
Michael Robinson
Location Name
Lindsay Bosch
org_nid
62840
org_path
/titles/mad-ladders
org_running_time
10:00
org_production_year
2015
org_premier_year
01/01/2015
cost
$0.00
Height
2in.
Length
7in.
SKU
MADLADDERS
Sell Price
$0.00
Weight
0 lb.
Width
9in.
Aspect
Collection: 16:9
Catalog
Tags: video product
Tags
Media Analysis, Mental Landscape, Music, Myth, Nature, Television
Sound Type
Stereo
Original Format
HD video
Collection
Single Titles
Color
Color