Ahoy! Thanks for stopping by for another episode of Indie Beat!
Our latest chapter finds us chewing the fat with filmmaker/programmer Ian Clark, one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2012. That year he released his short film “Searching For Yellow” while gearing up for his first feature-length movie, the experimental “MMXIII.” Described as an “experimental self-portrait,” Clark works with the exceptional cinematographer Nandan Rao to construct a beguiling document about the creation of art. 2015 saw the release of Clark’s latest film, the more narrative-concerned “A Morning Light,” (trailer here) starring Zach Weintraub (“Slackjaw,” “You Make Me Feel So Young”) and Celia Rowlson-Hall (“MA”). The movie is a slow-cinema sci-fi thriller about a couple experiencing a number of strange, inexplicable phenomenons that may be otherworldly in nature. For years, Clark has also been part of the Eastern Oregon Film Festival, which also has a nifty online analogue to its physical screenings in October.
I spoke to Ian about being a one man crew, the strange personal occurrence that instigated the idea behind “A Morning Light,” pitching your film while wanting an audience to experience it fresh, and working on other projects from Nike adverts to Nandan Rao’s new film.
We’re screening “A Morning Light” at the Spectacle Theater on Thursday March 16th at 7:30pm so please listen to the podcast and come see the film!