Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Plug for Jeff

Just received this email from Jeff VanderMeer so thought, seeing as how he’s such a great guy and also a very fine writer, I’d give him a plug.

I’ve had a look at the movie and was very impressed with it.

"In conjunction with the release of Jeff VanderMeer's critically-acclaimed novel Shriek: An Afterword in trade paperback from Tor Books, available from or your favorite local bookstore comes a short art film with an original soundtrack by The Church... "

A city at war with itself. A night beyond imagining. And... aftermath. A short indie film about memory and transformation by Finnish director J.T. Lindroos, from a screenplay by Jeff VanderMeer, with an original soundtrack by the legendary art-rock band The Church. The film opens with Shriek typing up her memoirs from the backroom of a bar. Influenced by early surrealist films. Set in Jeff VanderMeer's fantastical city of Ambergris.

Voice cast includes Kathleen Martin as Janice Shriek and Steve Kilbey & Tim Powles from The Church. With character images by Elizabeth Hand and Rick Wallace, and art by Scott Eagle, Steve Kilbey, and others.

14 minutes [Allow the film to play to the end if experiencing bit rate problems, and then replay.]

High-res/small screen

Lower-res/larger screen

The movie and more video and audio related to Shriek can also be found at:

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