RAT FILM

by Theo Anthony
RAT FILM

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2016

Length: 82'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Mice live in walls, in crawl spaces, between fences and alleys: places of separation and boundaries which mark our lives, but which assume a completely different dimension for these animals, a domestic dimension. From their point of view, and that of the people who love them, live with them and even kill them, the history of Baltimore is explored in a different and absolutely original way. [rm]

Director

Theo Anthony

Theo Anthony

Theo Anthony (1989) lives in Baltimore, where he works as an author, photographer and filmmaker. His works have appeared in internationally famous magazines, such as “The Atlantic,” “Vice” and “Agence-France Presse.” He has directed various shorts and documentaries, including Chop My Money (2014) and Rat Film (2016), which were presented at the festivals of Toronto, Locarno and Rotterdam. In 2015, “Filmmaker’s Magazine” included him among its “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” He is presently working on the documentary Maison pour la vie.

Filmography:
Chop My Money (cm, doc., 2014), Rat Film (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, fotografia, montaggio/director, story, cinematography, film editing
Theo Anthony
musica/music
Dan Deacon
interprete/cast
Maureen Jones (voce narrante/narrator)
produttori/producers
Riel Roch-Dechter, Sebastian Pardo
produzione/production
Memory


contatti/contacts
Memory
Riel Roch-Decter
rrd@memory.is
www.memory.is

Director statement

“My documentary work challenges the journalistic role of presenting an objective account of experience. I am interested in making films that explore how subjective reality is commodified to fit outsider’s narratives of consumption and production. I want to understand how this process is used to anesthetize pain, to eliminate accountability, and how the divisions of artist and subject in film production mimic larger capitalist modes of exploitation. I want to make films that use a familiar visual language that can simultaneously speak to and challenge these histories of representation.” 

Synopsis Learn more

Mice live in walls, in crawl spaces, between fences and alleys: places of separation and boundaries which mark our lives, but which assume a completely different dimension for these animals, a domestic dimension. From their point of view, and that of the people who love them, live with them and even kill them, the history of Baltimore is explored in a different and absolutely original way. [rm]

Director All about direction

Theo Anthony

Theo Anthony

Theo Anthony (1989) lives in Baltimore, where he works as an author, photographer and filmmaker. His works have appeared in internationally famous magazines, such as “The Atlantic,” “Vice” and “Agence-France Presse.” He has directed various shorts and documentaries, including Chop My Money (2014) and Rat Film (2016), which were presented at the festivals of Toronto, Locarno and Rotterdam. In 2015, “Filmmaker’s Magazine” included him among its “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” He is presently working on the documentary Maison pour la vie.

Filmography:
Chop My Money (cm, doc., 2014), Rat Film (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, fotografia, montaggio/director, story, cinematography, film editing
Theo Anthony
musica/music
Dan Deacon
interprete/cast
Maureen Jones (voce narrante/narrator)
produttori/producers
Riel Roch-Dechter, Sebastian Pardo
produzione/production
Memory


contatti/contacts
Memory
Riel Roch-Decter
rrd@memory.is
www.memory.is

Director statement Read more

“My documentary work challenges the journalistic role of presenting an objective account of experience. I am interested in making films that explore how subjective reality is commodified to fit outsider’s narratives of consumption and production. I want to understand how this process is used to anesthetize pain, to eliminate accountability, and how the divisions of artist and subject in film production mimic larger capitalist modes of exploitation. I want to make films that use a familiar visual language that can simultaneously speak to and challenge these histories of representation.”