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Top 10 April 23

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1. Spider by Nash Edgerton

Spider is a 9-minute action-thriller that gives an all-new meaning to old Peugeots, stunning blondes and love-jokes. The movie, written by Nash Edgerton and David Michod and soundtracked for the occasion by Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee, was shot on location in Sydney and features in the cast Nash himself (as Jack) and rising star of the Australian film scene Mirrah Foulkes (as Jill). Just remember: it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

Title: Spider
Year: 2006
Country: Australia
Director: Nash Edgerton
Production Company: Blue Tongue Films
Funded by: Qoob

Spider is now playing before Nash Edgerton's full length movie "The Square"

2. Kwon Kyung Yup

The Artwork of Kwon Kyung Yup is tragically beautiful, See more of her work HERE

3. Antonella Arismendi

Passionate about film and story telling, this little lady from the mid eighties grew up with barbies, twin peaks and the ghosts of Raota, which adorn the hallways of her home to this very day. Her influences converge in a magical fusion of technique, sensuality and mystique which have defined her artistic persona. Captivating by nature, Antonella plans to blow up everything, at least that's what her natal chart says.

Check out Antonella's portfolio HERE

4. Vicente García Morillo

Madrid illustrator Vincente García Morillo makes a design for a music event and stuff. Check out more work HERE

5. Grieves & Budo "Cloud Man" Music Video

Stop-Motion music video by:
Jesse Brown
and Christian Hansen
Art Assistant: Jenn Eakin

6. Brett Manning

Brett On Brett:

Chicago based artist and illustrator, available for commissions, gallery shows, etc.

I love to draw and I draw what I love. My work reflects my personality and the things that are most meaningful and sentimental to me. Man-made vs. Nature and the connection of all living things are common themes I enjoy illustrating. Combining that with my passion for texture, balance, pattern, fashion, and femininity, my work can become quite surreal and dream-like. Charming juxtapositions and fantastical, sometimes made up symbolism and allusions dwell within most of my art, but telling a story though my work is not a high priority, rather I find it more interesting when the viewer creates their own meaning. It is also not my intention to create an exact likeness, rather, while drawing a portrait, I try to capture their essence, what I believe to be his or her most pure, and enlightened, even awkward form, none the less, beautiful. Drawing is very spiritual and meditative for me, and when I am creating, I feel calm and at one with my surroundings, specifically with the art work, thus it becomes part of me, almost like a view into my brain at any specific moment, and strangely autobiographical. Speaking only the truth is what I long for. Nowhere in any of my pieces will one ever find a shard of falsehood. Relying purely on intuition and self, I create artworks which scratch at your senses, force you to think, and ultimately help you locate a piece of yourself which you never knew existed. It's something deep within your brain, completely primitive and visceral, but intentionally universal; love and rhythm.

... It’s pretty simple…. But very complex…. And completely absurd.

I also love coffee, chocolate, cats, and 1960’s tunes. Visit my Flickr and my Blog!

See her portfolio HERE

7. Le tour du monde en 80 secondes

A tour of the world in 80 seconds. Directed by Romain Pergeaux & Alex Profit. A project done in only 3 weeks. The making of the video, pictures and an interview of Alex Profit can be seen at

8. Stone on Stone [CLIP]

2009, 7 minutes 44 seconds
1080 x 1080 pixel digital video projection
B&W/C olor/Sound
(Clip taken from the 3rd to 6th minute)

“Stone On Stone” is a stop-motion video animation that uses the architectural language of High Gothic and Modernism to invent a contradictory history of their evolvement. The theme starts and finishes with the vast and unfinished Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, NYC. It is contrasted with Le Corbusier’s La Tourette monastery in France, competed in 1960. The video uses this anomalous but single-minded architectural vision as the foundation for a new emergence of Gothic religious expression, resulting in a complete and unified fantasy cathedral – akin to the building that the Church of Saint John might have aspired to be.

9. Alberto Polo Iañez

See more pictures by Alberto HERE

10. VIV Mag Interactive Feature Spread - iPad Demo

Together with co-directors Cory Strassburger and Ming Hsiung, we produced a motion magazine cover and feature spread for Viv Mag - an all digital magazine, which would allow us to create content that will be able to live on the iPad and other tablet devices where digital magazines can live.