AN ERRAND OF HIP AND CHIN
(11 min.) Casey is a young man who enjoys hooping and playing drums. Then one day a mysterious phone call sends him on an errand to take a message to the people. Borrowing loosely from the Book of Amos, the film is an adventure story that batches the prophetic imagination and the popular enthusiasm of hooping. Features Casey Meeker and Linda Leonard. Music by Phillip Washington (Cygnus).
ONE OF THE ROUGH
(17 min.) A poetic road movie that presents a driving dream of color, doubt, philosophy, and wonder. The title is from a line in Whitman's Song of Myself ("...an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos"). Like the persona in Whitman's poem, the driver in the film marvels about America in a way that is dreamy, critical, and intense. Features Paul Koniecki. Music by Chaz Underriner.
A SPIRAL WAY
(17 min.) Meet Leon Gordon Agee, a small town storyteller and songwriter. He weaves macabre and philosophical tales. Provocative ones, too. He's especially fond of "lady of the lake" and "goddess of the forest" stories. His adventures reveal currents of magical realism within the landscape of the American South. Features Cameron McElyea. Music by Andrew Chapman.
Richard Bailey makes films with mythic emphasis, poetic language, and sharp humor. His films have shown in festivals across the U.S., including SXSW, Black Maria, Dallas Video Festival, Anthology Film Archives, and have recently shown in Europe at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Scotland, and Proyector International Video Art Festival, Spain. He has work featured in the present volume of the Journal of Short Film, a peer reviewed journal in DVD form. Find out more at www.TropicPictures.com