THE FILMS OF SEAN GILL

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FANNY THE FRUGAL FOODIE (2015, 2 min.)

Starring Jillaine Gill as "Fanny."  Written and directed by Sean Gill.  Music by Jesse Carlson. Production coordination by Rachel Klein.  Commissioned for 4/20 Fest, which screened in April at Videology in Brooklyn, New York, and at the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival in October 2016.

 

THE SUMMONERS (2014, 3 min.)

Four teens get more than they bargained for when they dabble in the occult.

Link to IMDb. Starring (in order of appearance) Hermes, Jillaine Gill, Katie Lee Hill, Travis Artz, Robyn Nielsen, and The Man-Beast.  Directed and Produced by Sean Gill and Rachel Klein.  Written and edited by Sean Gill.  Cinematography by Ryan Garretson. Music by Jesse Carlson. Costume Design by Rachel Klein. Ms. Nielsen's Gown by Elena Kanagy-Loux. Mask of The Man-Beast by Juanita Cardenas.  Special Thanks to Dario Argento, Happy Faces, Cornelius Loy, Christopher Pike, and Jake Thomas.  Commissioned for Spooky Fest 2, which screened in October 2014 at Videology in Brooklyn, New York. Also available to stream online in October 2016, courtesy of The Monster Channel.

 

THE EVERLASTING VINTAGE (2013, 11 min.)

A champagne aficionado stumbles upon a mysterious gateway to the past.

Starring Joe Stipek and Michael Porsche.  Co-starring Aimee DeLong, Jillaine Gill, Robyn Nielsen, and Scooter Pie. Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Costumes and art direction by Rachel Klein.  Taxidermy and other design by Daisy Tainton.  Music by Jesse Carlson and Johannes Brahms.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.  Special thanks Jesse Carlson, Musopen, Daisy Tainton.  Commissioned for Flux Fest 2013 in Brooklyn, New York.   Screened thus far at the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts 2014, Theater for the New City, The Wild Project, Fargo Fantastic Film Festival 2013, and Flux Fest 2013.  The trailer is available here.

 

GIRLS BEFORE SWINE (2013, 9 min.)


A woman contemplates her great-great grandmother's sordid past.

Starring Aimee DeLong, Jillaine Gill, Meghan Holland, Joe Stipek, Michael Porsche, Brian Ferree, David F. Slone, Esq., Scooter Pie, Megan O'Connor, Robyn Nielsen, and Rachel Klein.  Direction and story by Sean Gill and Rachel Klein.  Written, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Costumes by Rachel Klein.  Music by Nikolai Rimsky -Korsakov and Ludwig van Beethoven.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.  Special thanks Juliette Campbell, Jesse Carlson, Musopen, The Red Lotus Room, Eric Schmalenberger, Joe Stipek, Weather Up Tribeca, and Kathryn Weatherup.  Commissioned for Love Fest Project in Brooklyn, New York.  Screened thus far at the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts 2014, Theater for the New City, The Wild Project, the 2013 Coney Island Film Festival, and Love Fest 2013.

 

GROWING BOY (2012, 11 min.)

Haunted by recurring nightmares of his childhood home, a man begins to undergo unsettling changes.

Starring Joe Stipek and David F. Slone, Esq.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Music by Jesse Carlson.  Made with the participation of Jillaine Gill, Rachel Klein, and Daisy Tainton.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.  Commissioned for Spooky Fest 2012 in Brooklyn, New York.  Thus far, it has screened at Spooky Fest and the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival.

 

FRESH PISS (2012, 9 min.)

A nasty little scene, set in a cesspool. A nefarious, masked man hires two fun-loving, Thunderbird-swilling hobos to assist him in a specialized task.

Link to IMDb.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Featuring acting and puppetry by Perry Triplett, Isaiah Piper, John Sellers, Sean Gill, Astrid Ferrari, Jock Longely, Austin Williams, Anastasia Wilburn, and Eric Schmalenberger.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.  Fresh Piss has thus far been screened at the 2013 Atlanta Film Festival, Bideodromo 2012 in Bilbao, Spain, and the 2012 PollyGrind Underground Film Festival in Las Vegas, where it won "Best Transgressive Short." 

 

MAKIN' A MARTINI (2011, 3 min.)

A horrific meditation on the improper mixing of cocktails. 

Link to IMDb.  Starring Jillaine Gill.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and arranged by Sean Gill.  Makin' a Martini has screened at the Wild Project, Big Vision Empty Wallet, the PIT, and the Bowery Poetry Club.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.  It screened on loop as a part of the horror-art exhibition called "Big Fat Scary Deal" at the Purdue University Galleries (Robert L. Ringel Gallery) from October 21st to December 8, 2013.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT (2008, 5 min.)

In a purgatory-like existence, a girl must grapple with personal demons. 

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here.  Starring Jillaine Gill.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Music by Erin Ponto.  Thursday Night has been screened at the Big-Mini DV Film Festival, Tall Glass Short Film, the Trenton Film Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, the Wild Project, the Tank, and by Werner Herzog.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

MUSTACHE PARTY (2010, 6 min.)

William Harrington cordially invites you to a rather exclusive get-together at the end of the world...  Four mustachioed individuals await the impending apocalypse as a skeleton pummels a kettle drum and a hairy, Stygian Beast gradually awakens.

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here. Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Starring Jillaine Gill, Joe Stipek, Rachel Klein, and Sean Gill.  Music by Ludwig van Beethoven.  Mustache Party was screened at the inaugural Lower East Side Film Festival, Big Vision Empty Wallet, the Wild Project, and the Bowery Poetry Club.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

DO YOU WANT TO GO TO THE CIRCUS? DO YOU WANT TO GO TO THE CIRCUS? (2012, 4 min.)

You are cordially invited to make the acquaintance of a teutonic circus duck who, incidentally, happens to be in your apartment.

Written and directed by Sean Gill. Starring Perry Triplett, John Sellers, and Sean Gill. Music by Jesse Carlson, Sean Gill, and Norka (John Gill and Bruce Morrill). Featuring the song "I'm Mr. Clown (Meet My Family)" by Sean Gill, performed by John Sellers.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.  An Official Selection at the 2013 PollyGrind Underground Film Festival in Las Vegas, and screened on loop as a part of the horror-art exhibition called "Big Fat Scary Deal" at the Purdue University Galleries (Robert L. Ringel Gallery) from October 21st to December 8, 2013.

 

SLEEPY-TIME TIME (2008, 4 min.)

Originally designed as one in a series of esoteric and troubling public service announcements, Sleepy-Time Time portrays an encounter between a troubled young man and a spectral being who may or may not have emerged from his radiator whilst he slumbered.

Link to IMDb. Watch the film here. Directed by, starring, and edited by Sean Gill.  Sleepy-Time Time and its sequels have been screened at the Anthology Film Archives, NewFilmmakers, the Bare Bones Film Festival, Tall Glass Short Film, the Craine Theater, the Collective Unconscious, the Tank, and the Wild Project.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

SLEEPY-TIME TIME 2: NO REST FOR THE WICKED (2009, 5 min.)

Again using sleep paralysis as a point of departure, this second installment in the 'Sleepy-Time Time' series pits our somnambulistic hero against vast, terrifying, undefinable forces which seep into our world through radiators and cracks in the plaster, slavering viciously as they tear into the very fabric of our dreams.

Link to IMDb. Watch the film here.  Directed by, starring, and edited by Sean Gill.  Music by Kerry Cavett and John Gill.  Sleepy-Time Time and its sequels have been screened at the Anthology Film Archives, NewFilmmakers, the Bare Bones Film Festival, Tall Glass Short Film, the Craine Theater, the Collective Unconscious, the Tank, and the Wild Project.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

SLEEPY-TIME TIME 3: WHAT A DAY FOR A DAYDREAM (2010, 5 min.)

A man awakens to discover a spectral form in his apartment which may have emerged from the shards of a broken mirror.

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here.  Directed by, starring, and edited by Sean Gill.  Featuring music by Norka.  Sleepy-Time Time and its sequels have been screened at the Anthology Film Archives, NewFilmmakers, the Bare Bones Film Festival, Tall Glass Short Film, the Craine Theater, the Collective Unconscious, the Tank, and the Wild Project.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

SLEEPY-TIME TIME 4: CRUISIN' FOR A SNOOZIN' (2010, 6 min.)

While pouring himself a midnight drink of water, The Sleeper must face a succession of eerie, musically-inclined foes.

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here.  Written, directed by, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Starring Sean Gill and Jillaine Gill.  Featuring music by John Gill and Bruce Morrill.  Sleepy-Time Time and its sequels have been screened at the Anthology Film Archives, NewFilmmakers, the Bare Bones Film Festival, Tall Glass Short Film, the Craine Theater, the Collective Unconscious, the Tank, and the Wild Project.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

THE COMPOSITION (2011, 2 min.)

The world burned bright, and they grasped for their fiddles...  An overweening elitist unveils her latest composition.

Link to IMDb.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Starring Jillaine Gill and Sean Gill.  Music by Astrid Ferrarri. Not yet released.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

LAUGHTER IS THE MUSIC OF THE GODS (2009, 2 min.)

A blood-drenched man snickers uncontrollably as he imparts an important public service announcement.

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here.  Directed by and starring Sean Gill.  Screened at the Canadian Film Centre, ShortsShorts Nonstop, and by Werner Herzog.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

THE TRAGEDY OF MARIA MACABRE (2010, 22 min.)

Upon dying, Maria Macabre is not granted eternal slumber, but instead a whirling, kaleidoscopic carnival of horrors: a morbid funhouse where humanity is stripped away and a permanent place in the gruesome chorus line is all but assured. 

Link to IMDb.  Co-directed by Sean Gill and Rachel Klein, adapted from her celebrated dance piece.  Shot and edited by Sean Gill.  Starring Abigail Hawk (CBS' Blue Bloods), Michael Porsche, Elizabeth Stewart, Preston Burger, Danielle Marie Fusco, Freddy Mancilla, Megan O'Connor, and Eric Schmalenberger.  Featuring music by Borut Krzisnik (Peter Greenaway's The Tulse Luper Suitcases), makeup design by Anita Rundles, and costumes by Rachel Klein, Stacey Maillet, and Megan O'Connor.  A co-production between RKP and Junta Juleil Productions.

 

ESCAPE FROM STATEN ISLAND (2009, 5 min.)

Picture, if you will, a young man waking up on a ship with no recollection of how he got there, or even to where he's traveling. This man is no stranger to the hangover. The black out. The bad trip. But this man is about to experience something he IS a stranger to, he will endure a crippling sense of déjà vu that will, like the worst typhoons or maelströms, show no sign of slackening. I urge you to enter this world and find out if it is indeed possible to Escape from Staten Island.

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here.  A young man finds himself imprisoned within the coils of a Staten Island ouroboros.  Starring Chris Cipriano, Jillaine Gill, Stevesie Basedow, and a host of Staten Islanders.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Music by John Gill.  Screened at the Craine Theater, the Bowery Poetry Club, the Staten Island Film Festival, and was shown throughout the summer of 2009 on the Staten Island Ferry.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

LOW LIVES (2006, 71 min.)

Con men, femme fatales, mobsters, and innocent victims are willing to degrade themselves beyond imagination in order to survive modern-day New York City in this silent, film noir melodrama. Jeff McCloy is a two-bit con man who'll use his friends– electronics genius Kelly and dangerous femme fatale Vera– in order to con the fleecable Danny Costello, notorious bon vivant and gangland heir.  Conflicting allegiances, fatalistic existential dread, and unexpected arrivals converge in the wormy Big Apple, forcing an expressionistically devastating final confrontation.

Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Starring Geoff Knox, Jillaine Gill, Lara Knox, Grace Connolly, Simon Siegel, Jenny Boggs, and Jacob Ruhe.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

LA ENFERMA (2008, 6 min.)

A whirling reverie of savage beauty and spectral elegance. For whom? I would suppose they had names once, but it takes place in that unenviable span as mortal remains begin their ceaseless march from bone to dust. It's an ageless parable set in no single place, its backdrop being the anonymous graveyards, cemeteries, tombs, and mausoleums which some of us might pass every day and pay little mind. A little daydream set on El día de los Muertos. That one untamable day where the dead interrupt their eternal slumber to cavort and prance with morbid exuberance, a shadowy reflection of a vitality that now seems more like a half-remembered dream.

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here.  The King and Queen of the Dead emerge from their dusty crypts on the Dia de los Muertos to wield their powers of reanimation and resurrect their children for one final, fleeting night of black magic and dance.  Co-directed with Rachel Klein from her original dance piece.  Starring Elizabeth Stewart, Michael Porsche, Kari Warchock, Daren Taylor, and Casey Pickett.  Co-direction, cinematography, and editing by Sean Gill.  A co-production between RKP and Junta Juleil Productions.

 

THE TRAGEDIE OF ADMIRAL CIGARETTE (2006, 13 min.)

A post-modern sequel of sorts to the original Thomas Edison short Admiral Cigarette, the plot is as follows: Admiral Cigarette lies betwixt life and eternity...can his soul be saved even as hordes of international miscreants attempt to damn him to hell? 

Link to IMDb.  Starring Sean Gill, John Gill, Adam Vogel, Jacob Ruhe, Alexa Punnamkuzhyil, Roma Eisenstark, and Miki Kawasaki.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Special thanks to Jeffrey Pence and Guy Maddin.  The Tragedie of Admiral Cigarette has been screened at Oberlin College, the Collective Unconscious, the Ohio Short Film and Video Festival, the Craine Theater, and the Tank.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

HE IS COERCED TO LOOK (2009, 7 min.)

Tortured by hideous noises, a man contemplates a Faustian bargain to find relief.

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here.  Starring Lucid Olason, Divya Jagasia, Jillaine Gill, and Shanna Fisher.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Featuring music by harpist Erin Ponto.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

CHEWIES 4: BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE (2008, 14 min.)

Imagine a cliché. Now make it four or five or six, all gathered together at a manor house for a weekend of fun, games, teenage thrills, sophomoric antics, and catty dramas. In the midst of it all, they must deal with a force which they may not be able to understand, but which we may find all too familiar. Or do we?

Link to IMDb.  Watch the film here.  Five teens and their dog face smarmy, unspeakable horror during a manor house getaway.  Starring Nick Garcia, Jillaine Gill, Stevesie Basedow, Rachel Klein, Elizabeth Stewart, and Sean Gill.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Music by John Gill, Bruce Morrill, Sean Gill, and Edvard Grieg.  Screened at the Craine Theater in New York City.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL (2009, 8 min.)

Harrington, a racist, hard-boiled authority figure of some sort, chases the probably innocent Esteban José Garcalina Viejo. A gritty, but sometimes humorous, dialogue on race in America.

Link to IMDb.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Starring Nick Garcia, Jillaine Gill, and Sean Gill.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.

 

CRESCENDO (2005, 29 min.)

A young concert pianist searches for her missing teacher.

Link to IMDb.  Written, directed, shot, and edited by Sean Gill.  Starring Jillaine Gill, Grace Connolly, Doug Snyder, John Gill, Jenny Boggs, and Dana Perry.  Screened at Oberlin College, the Ohio Independent Film Festival, and the Collective Unconscious.  Produced by Junta Juleil Productions.