“ILIUM, NEW YORK” A SHORT FILM BY PATRICK STEPHENSON
A post-industrial love story, “ILIUM, NEW YORK” depicts a day in the life of a fictional rust-belt town inspired by Kurt Vonnegut’s “Player Piano”. Featuring music by good friends, and “The Rags” – invented in 1970’s Chicago by uncle Dan. Shot over three winters in Upstate New York.
A transparent astrological flexidisc LP record used as a negative and printed directly onto 16mm Kodak title stock film. The audio you hear is, approximately, what is shown.
The Ballad of Tiburcio Vasquez (2009):
A short observation of Tiburcio Vasquez, the last of the great California banditos, and the last to be lynched in the state at the hands of people he stood to oppose.
WHITE NOSE (2015):
An exploration of White Nose Syndrome – a terminal disease which has affected over 6 million bats in North America since 2008, causing them to wake too early from hibernation.
Raised in a trailer on four acres of rural California land, Patrick Stephenson moved to Albany, NY in 2009 after completing his BFA at CalArts in Photography/Film. During the day he works as graphic designer for the state of New York, making films on nights and weekends.