The world premiere of ‘Christopher at Sea’ sets sail for the Venice Film Festival
It was announced today that the short film ‘Christopher at Sea’ will have its world premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival (August 31 – September 10). Co-produced by Psyop, Temple Carrington & Brown and Miyu, the film is directed by award-winning director Tom CJ Brown and will enter the Orizzonti Short Film Competition.
The film follows Christopher (James Potter) as he embarks on a transatlantic journey as a passenger on a freighter. A chance encounter with third engineer Valentin (Andrew Isar) in the moonlight causes him to lose hope of discovering what draws so many men to sea and sets him on a journey of solitude, fantasy and obsession.
“”Christopher at Sea” is a queer lyrical thriller set to the moving music of Schubert’s 1823 song cycle “Die schöne Müllerin” featuring contemporary music by Casey Spooner, Walt Disco and film composers Brian McOmber and Judith Berkson “, commented Brown. “Twenty minutes of lavish hand-drawn animation await the viewer, the combination of thousands of hours, years of love and an incredible team of artists and collaborators bringing Christopher to life on the open sea.”
“Tom is a unique filmmaker. “Christopher at Sea” is a vision that could only come from him and each frame is a work of art. I’m honored to have been part of the team that brought this project to life as part of Psyop’s continued investment in original, creatively directed projects,” said producer, Psyop, Amanda Miller.
“Christopher at Sea” is the second title on the 2022 Shorts list for Psyop Originals, which premiered “Bottle Cap,” directed by Marie Hyon and Marco Spier, at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival earlier this year. .