'Iowa Thing' Open Reception at PCGA in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer along with six of my short films will be playing at Permanent Collection Gallery Arts in Fort Dodge, Iowa from March 25 through April 22nd. The exhibit will also feature new work by Brent Houzenga, Van Holmgren, Chris Roberts, Jon Baldwin, Ian Leckie, Michelle Holley, and Kyle Thye.

Opening Reception: March 25th, 2011 from 6PM to 9PM.
Location: 921 Central Ave. Fort Dodge, Iowa

The films included are: A Woman Who Writes, Animal, Cactua, Birth of A Star, Drawings by Billy and His Friends, and The Process.

New Interview online by (Re)search's Miachael Haberfelner

Read the full interview at www.searchmytrash.com

Here is an excerpt:

Doing the two back-to-back, what are the main differences between working on a documentary and shooting fiction, and how are you allowing your personal style as a filmmaker to shine through in both of them?

Honestly, I have to do both at the same time. I shot my documentary, Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer, at the same time I shot my upcoming feature, Vessel. On the business end of things, I have to have one film in pre-production, one shooting, one in post-production, and one currently screening. This is the life of an independent filmmaker. I don’t have day job anymore. It’s the only way to keep business going.

On the creative end, I feel it helps me. There is a lot more pressure on me when I direct fiction, however I can be a lot more creative. I don’t have as much pressure in shooting a documentary, however there really isn’t a lot of room to make the rooms melt or have heads explode. There is also a huge learning experience with doing things like this that I can use with both styles.

James Bearden: Man of Metals Teaser/Promo

Along side the film Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye I am also directing a documentary with artist/metal sculptor James Bearden.

There will be an open studio reception at the Market Building in Des Moines, Iowa on April 2nd, 2011.
Alongside Bearden's his new work, I will also have a sound installation playing along side his creations.


April 2nd, 2011 6PM to 9PM

The Market Building, 118 SE 4th Street, Des Moines, IA