FEATURING 1-MINUTE FILMS INSPIRED BY A FAMOUS WORK OF ART CHOSEN AT RANDOM BY EACH DIRECTOR.
We are lucky to often work with people who recognize the power of telling a fully fleshed out story in just a minute, but ultimately the work we do is to sell a product or educate on a topic. The Big Teeth Sixty-Second Film Fest became a way to take the skills we use on a daily basis and use them for the sake of art and entertainment. This annual event ends up being a great way for us to engage our local community while also recharging our creative batteries with new ideas and methods of filmmaking.
Last year's 2019 festival ran on Sept 14th - 15th at the Big Teeth Studio & premiered 12 different films. The show screened consecutively throughout both days of the Ravenswood Art Walk. The film fest drew in over 500 people to the studio who cast their votes for their favorite films to forever send a lucky few into eternal Big Teeth glory.
Our film fest has a few unique quirks to make it a fun experience for filmmakers and viewers alike.
As this fest is rooted in “art,” we curate a list of famous works of art that each filmmaker chooses at random, and then must find inspiration from that piece. How they choose to be inspired is entirely up to the filmmaker.
Finally they make a film that is 60-seconds in length, and away we go.
Keep scrolling down this page to see all the films of the past few shows.
Run of Show
2019 Filmmakers & Films
Alva Egan - Inspiration: La Moulin de la Galette by Renoir
Patrick Lewtschanyn - Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch
Elise Jaffe - The Last Supper by Da Vinci
Bryan Ward - Inspiration: The Great Waze by Hokusai
Julie Schultz - Fluboy Mural by Hebru Brantley
Keriann Kwalik - School of Athens by Raphael
Erin Zhang - The Garden of Early Delights by Hieronymous Bosch
Becka Riccio - Inspiration: Violin and Palette by George Braque
Gregg Jaffe - Adam's Hands by Michaelangelo
Mike Trivisonno - Dispersion by Julie Mehretu
Danny McCarthy - The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau
Carmen Jaffe - Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons
2018 Filmmakers & Films
Gregg Jaffe - Rage, Flower Thrower by Banksy
Danny McCarthy - Broadway Boogie Boogie by Mondrian
Mike Trivisonno - Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? by Gauguin
Carmen Jaffe - Birth of Venus by Boticelli
Alva Egan - The Amolfi Portrait by Van Eyck
Elise Jaffe - The Bed Room by Van Gogh
Patrick Lewtschannyn - Dogs Playing Poker by Coolidge
Bryan Ward - Hollywood Africans by Basquiat
Becka Riccio - Mountain and Sea by Frankenthaler
Jackie Avellar - Whistler's Mother by Whistler
Julie Schultz - Red Balloon by Klee
Rocco Cataldo - Guernica by Picasso
2017 Filmmakers & Films
Gregg Jaffe - "The Son of Man" by Rene Margitte
Danny McCarthy - "American Gothic" by Grant Wood
Mike Trivisonno - "Starry Night" by Van Gough
Amber Greeson - "The Scream" by Edvard Munch
Alva Egan, Julie Schultz & Don Markus: - "Les Demoiselles D'Avignon" by Picasso
Elise Jaffe - "Man at the Crossroads" by Diego Rivera
Patrick Lewtschanyn - "The Kiss" by Gustave Klimt
Bryan Ward - "Third of May" by Francisco Goya
Becka Riccio - "The Stonebreakers" by Gustave Courbet
Rocco Cataldo- "Basket of Apples" by Paul Cezanne
2016 Filmmakers & Films
Patrick Lewtschanyn - "Campell's Soup Cans" by Warhol
Elise Jaffe - "David" by Michelangelo
Mike Trivisonno - "Liberty Leading People" by Delacroix
Gregg Jaffe - "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt
Jackie Avellar/Julie Schultz/Don Markus - "Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Johnnes Vermeer
Danny McCarthy - "Number 5, 1948" by Pollock
Amber Greeson- "Water Lilies" by Monet