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 -“A Child’s Mind” Inspired by Renoir's Le Moulin de la Galette
Patrick Lewtschanyn - “Pneuma” Inspired by Alexandros of Antioch's Venus de Milo
Elise Jaffe - “Late Night Meeting” Inspired by Da Vinci's The Last Supper
Bryan Ward - “Man Hit By Wave” Inspired by Hokusai's The Great Wave
Julie Schultz - “Playful Determination” Inspired by Hebru Brantley's Flyboy Mural
Keriann Kwalik - “Second Thoughts on the Second Floor” Inspired by Raphael's School of Athens
Erin Zhang - “Daphne” Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights
Becka Riccio - “Music to My Eyes” Inspired by George Braque's Violin and Palette
Gregg Jaffe - “Adam’s Hands” Inspired by Michelangelo's Creation of Adam
Mike Trivisonno - “Dispersion” Inspired by Julie Mehretu's Dispersion
Danny McCarthy - “To Roar For” Inspired by Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy
Carmen Jaffe - “Lost & Found” Inspired by Jeff Koon's Balloon Dog
2018 Filmmakers & Films
Gregg Jaffe - “Rage” Inspired by Banksy's Rage, Flower Thrower
Danny McCarthy - “Nightly Grooves” Inspired by Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie
Mike Trivisonno - “Neon Heat” Inspired by Gauguin's Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
Carmen Jaffe - “Venus” Inspired by Botticelli's The Birth of Venus
Alva Egan - “Mirrors” Inspired by Van Eyck's The Arnolfini Portrait
Rocco Cataldo - “#RESIST” Inspired by Picasso's Guernica
Elise Jaffe - “Apartment 2E” Inspired by Van Gogh's The Bedroom
Patrick Lewtschannyn -“Penelope” Inspired by Coolidge's Dogs Playing Poker
Bryan Ward - “When That Rainbow Comes” Inspired by Basquiat's Hollywood Africans
Becka Riccio - "Unsub #3” Inspired by Frankenthaler's Mountains and Sea
Jackie Avellar - “Astronaut ” Inspired by Whistler's Whistler's Mother
Julie Schultz - “The Red One” Inspired by Klee's Red Balloon
2017 Filmmakers & Films
Gregg Jaffe - “iDad” Inspired by Rene Margitte's The Son of Man
Danny McCarthy - “Forked Hearts” Inspired by Grant Wood's American Gothic
Mike Trivisonno - “The Tinkerer” Inspired by Van Gough's Starry Night
Amber Greeson - “Icarus” Inspired by Edvard Munch's The Scream
Alva Egan, Julie Schultz & Don Markus: - “U-Turn” Inspired by Picasso's Les Demoiselles D'Avignon
Elise Jaffe - “Woman at the Crossroads” Inspired by Rivera's Man at the Crossroads
Patrick Lewtschanyn - “Stars of Sodium” Inspired by Klimt's The Kiss
Bryan Ward - “Titanic Part II” Inspired by Goya's Third of May, 1808
Becka Riccio - “Set in Stone” Inspired by Courbet's The Stone Breakers
Rocco Cataldo- “Basket of Apples” Inspired by Cezanne's Basket of Apples
2016 Filmmakers & Films
Patrick Lewtschanyn - “A Diary of Fear - Chapter One” Inspired by Warhol's Campbell’s Soup Cans
Elise Jaffe - "The Davids Of Dating" Inspired by Michelangelo's David
Mike Trivisonno - "Revolution Go" by Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People
Gregg Jaffe - "If It Ain’t Baroque" Inspired by Rembrandt's The Night Watch
Julie Schultz & Jackie Avellar - “The Girl Without The Pearl Earring” Inspired by Vermeer's Girl With the Pearl Earring
Danny McCarthy - “Can’t Look Away” Inspired by Pollock's Number 5, 1948
Amber Greeson - "Lilies" Inspired by Monet's Water Lilies