The award-winning experimental filmmaker Evan Mather (“Icarus of Pittsburgh”, “Scenic Highway”, “Sic Erat Scriptum”) recounts the context surrounding his attempt to complete a shot-for-shot remake of Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” using his original Kenner Star Wars action figures.
In the late 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Evan Mather (“Scenic Highway”, “A Necessary Ruin”, “39-A: Een Reisverhaal Van Eindeloos”) began shooting a shot-for-shot remake of Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” using his original Kenner Star Wars action figures. In this autobiographical essay film, Mather recounts the formulation, production and eventual abandonment of his attempt at… Continue Reading
Three’s a crowd in this imagined romantic mash-up between a Serbian performance artist, her Mon Calamarian ex-partner, and a contemporary Dutch architect – animated with vintage Star Wars action figures.
Lando Calrissian is the only action figure who can save peaceful Naboo from an invading army of (naked) Barbie dolls. This is the final animated short by Evan Mather that deconstructs the Star Wars universe (i.e. Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace) and mashes it up with contemporary pop culture – featuring the music… Continue Reading
Ben Kenobi feels a great disturbance in the Force: Luke Skywalker and Han Solo have been captured by Jabba the Hutt. En route to rescue them, Kenobi must face a flatulent Yoda, Lobot’s bad breath, and an irate Mace Windu. Completed in early-1999 (at the height of buildup to Star Wars: Episode 1 – The… Continue Reading
Godzilla is terrorizing Cloud City. It is up to Lando Calrissian and his cohorts – including Lobot, Admiral Ackbar, Ben Kenobi and a boxing nun – to save the day. Following up Quentin Tarantino’s Star Wars, Evan Mather deconstructs The Empire Strike Back using his childhood action figures, digitized sound clips and a disco soundtrack.… Continue Reading
An animated mash-up of Star Wars and the films of director Quentin Tarantino. Inspired by scenes and dialogue from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, Evan Mather re-enacted his favorite film using scanned backdrops, digitized sound clips and the action figures from his childhood. Part-experiment and part-homage, this animated short was shot with Adobe Premiere… Continue Reading