sigur rós have given a dozen filmmakers the same modest budget and asked them to create videos for their new album valtari. the filmmakers have complete creative freedom, the band completely unaware of what to expect. read more
film #9: seraph by dash shaw & john cameron mitchell
directed by dash shaw, wrtten by dash shaw & john cameron mitchell.
dash shaw is a cartoonist and animator in brooklyn, new york. his graphic novel new school comes out in march, 2013, from fantagraphics books. his recent books include bodyworld and bottomless belly button. his animated works include wheel of fortune and the ifc series "the unclothed man in the 35th century a.d. shaw is currently working on an animated feature produced by john cameron mitchell (hedwig and the angry inch) and his shortbus producer howard gertler (how to survive a plague).
john directed, wrote and starred in the film hedwig and the angry inch (2001). he directed shortbus (2006) and rabbit hole (2010) which gave nicole kidman a best actress oscar nomination. john executive-produced jonathan caouette's documentary tarnation (2004) and has created music videos for scissor sisters and bright eyes. he’s presently adapting neil gaiman’s how to talk to girls at parties for the screen as well as producing dash shaw’s animated feature shell game with howard gertler.