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My Expanded View - Teaser #1

Teaser Trailer for Locarno Premiere of "My Expanded View".

Armageddon 2 - Teaser #1

*** Special Jury Mention Locarno 70 *** The internet in Cuba is very slow. Movies, television, and information are exchanged through a black market system of media distribution via external hard drives known as “el paquete semanal.”

Ouchiemongo ~ Excerpt #1 ~ Dancing on the Deck

Excerpt from the short film "Ouchiemongo," starring Harley Hollenstein. A slapstick comedy in super slow motion. An unnamed tourist with a leg injury searches for physical and spiritual healing on a week long Carnival cruise vacation from Baltimore to the Bahamas. Floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies the film creates an atmosphere similar to that of being on the ship itself, weightlessly and nauseously gliding through surreal and absurd environments. *** 2016 NoBudge Award "Best Experimental Film"***

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About Corey

Baltimore City

Corey Hughes is a Baltimore based filmmaker creating short films and music videos floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies. His short films have screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Maryland Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, and Locarno Film Festival, where he was awarded the Pardi di Domani Special Jury Prize.  His work has been featured by Adult Swim, D E E P, The Fader, Vice, No Budge, Kinoscope, Sex Magazine, and in galleries including... more

My Expanded View

Experimental Short, 8 min (2018)

Synopsis: A YouTube Yoga tutorial. A collapsed body. An expanded view.

Commissioned by Adult Swim for an episode of "Off the Air" curated by Baltimore based performance group Wham City Comedy.

My Expanded View premiered at the 2018 Maryland Film Festival alongside a public group meditation event organized by artists involved the film. The event featured a meditation on the history of technology & spirituality, an installation of paintings on fabric, a cocktail bar, and live permformances by two Baltimore based experimental musicians, John Jones & Aimee Lin. It had it's International Premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in August 2018.

Official Selection:
Locarno International Film Festival, Slamdance, Maryland Film Festival, Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Valdivia Film Festival, Janela Internacional de Cinema Recife

Starring Malek Robbana
Filmed by Danielle Criqui, Corey Hughes, Tyler Davis, Aidan Spann, Cooper Wright, & Christian Hughes
Sound by George Cessna
Set Photos by Fiona Sergeant

Original Score by Baltimore-based DJ and musician John Jones (Nerftoss/Geo Rip)

Armageddon 2

Experimental Short, 5 min (2017)

Synopsis: The internet in Cuba is very slow. Movies, television, and information are exchanged through a black market system of media distribution via external hard drives known as “el paquete semanal.”

Armageddon 2 is an experimental narrative short film produced during Black Factory Cinema's Filmmaking in Cuba workshop taught by Werner Herzog in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. The film was selected by Herzog as one of the top ten films from the workshop and received international festival distribution through Black Factory Cinema.

The film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival where it was awarded the Pardi di Domani Special Jury Mention Award. It will be released online through the Locarno Film Festival in March 2019.

Official Selection:

Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, New Orleans Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Valdivia Film Festival, Havana Film Festival, Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Uppsala Film Festival, Short Waves Film Festival, Janela Festival de Cine Recife, FIDOCS, Tenerife Shorts, Pančevo Film Festival, DOC Buenos Aires, Transcinema Peru, Oaxaca Film Festival, Message to Man - Silico Experimental Competition, Kurzfilmfestival Köln

Awards:
Pardi di Domani Special Jury Mention Locarno Film Festival

Press:
Desist Film - Valdivia Film Festival Highlights
http://desistfilm.com/valdivia-2017-armageddon-2-de-corey-hughes-e-idizwadidiz-de-isiah-medina/
Indiewire - Filmmaking in Cuba with Werner Herzog
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/06/werner-herzog-filmmaking-lessons-cuba-1201835852/

Abdu Ali - "Did Dat"

Music Video for "Did Dat," a track off of Baltimore-based performer Abdu Ali's 2016 Album MONGO.

Directed by Abdu Ali + Corey Hughes
Shot & Edited by Corey Hughes
Drone Operator / Travis Levasseur

"Did Dat" premiered online via THE FADER.

Press:
Baltimore Sun
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/midnight-sun-blog/bal-abdu-ali-did-dat-video-story.html
THE FADER
http://www.thefader.com/2016/08/10/abdu-ali-did-dat-video-premiere
Afropunk
http://afropunk.com/2016/08/abdu-ali-did-dat-prod-mighty-mark/?xg_source=activity

Caesars Palace

Experimental Short, 7 min (2017)

Synopsis: A middle aged woman travels to Caesars Palace on a business trip following the unexpected death of her husband. Her disembodied voice floats between an increasingly messy hotel room and the crowded Las Vegas strip.

Caesars Palace premiered at the 2017 Maryland Film Festival and will be released via NoBudge, an online platform for independent short films.

The film was installed inside a Caesars Palace Hotel Room Bathroom for the installation Caesars Palace Live. The installation includes Drawings and Scluptures created solely from materials found within Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was documented with a 360 Video Camera and can be experienced in VR.

200 Nam Nam

Experimenatl Short, 12 min (2017)

Synopsis: Remake of the 1999 Robin Williams feature film comedy “Bicentennial Man,” starring Marcelline as “Nam Nam,” a robot who wanders the earth for two hundred years trying to become human so they can die.

A collaborative film project by video artist Beau Vasseur, performance artist Marcelline, and filmmaker Corey Hughes. The project was shot in 4 sections, corresponding to the seasons, over the course of a year with an alternating crew of artists, filmmakers, and performers. Each section of the film has an original score composed by a different musician (Will Schorre, Sneaks, Jared Brown, & Nerftoss).

200 Nam Nam premiered at the Borscht Corp Film Festival in Miami, Florida and was screened in Baltimore at Open Space's PMF VIII Launch Party at The Crown. It participated in the Macao Milano's Nocturnal Reflections Screening Series in 2018.

Music / Winter ~ Will Schorre / Spring ~ Eva Moolchan / Summer ~ Jared Brown / Fall ~ John Jones
Costume Design / Helen Jackson-Adams & Marcelline
Assistant Director / Emily Bach
Production Assistant / Stephanie Wallace
Sound Mix / George Cessna

Nerftoss - "Some Kind of Way"

Music video for Baltimore based DJ and musician Nerftoss. Filmed at the former Owings Mills Mall in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Synopsis: An ex-Circuit City employee rides his electric scooter around the mall where he used to work.

Shot, Directed, & Edited by Corey Hughes
Drone - Travis Levesseur
Hi8 - John Jones
Starring Colin Zweifel

Press:
Vice / Thump
https://thump.vice.com/en_us/article/8q7yqg/nerftoss-some-kind-of-way-nna-tapes-video-watch

Amy Reid - "Only Tonight"

Music video for Baltimore-based musician Amy Reid "Only Tonight."

Synopsis: The floaty space between the night and the morning. Some people are still dancing on the dance floor. The sun is shining through the trees. Forces are converging. Look at the changing light. Look at all those nice textures.

Online premiere via Impose Magazine.
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/chatter/week-in-pop-the-telescopes-jeff-rona-tio-the-veldt-amy-reid-nicholas-fisher/3

Ouchiemongo

Narrative Short, 14 min (2016)

Synopsis: The sun is shining through the clouds. An injured man eats a burrito and cruises towards paradise. A boy barfs in a hot tub. A slapstick comedy in super slow motion. An unnamed tourist with a leg injury searches for physical and spiritual healing on a week long Carnival cruise vacation from Baltimore to the Bahamas. Floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies the film creates an atmosphere similar to that of being on the ship itself, weightlessly and nauseously gliding through surreal and absurd environments.

Ouchiemongo premiered at a free screening event held at the Baltimore performance space Floristree in 2015. The event included works by Baltimore artists, a tropical cocktail bar, and a performance by the "Official Steel Drum Band of Baltimore." '

The screening was named as a Top 20 Art Moments of 2015 by BmoreArt.
http://www.bmoreart.com/2015/12/top-20-moments-of-2015.html

The film premiered online via NoBudge and was awarded a 2016 NoBudge award for "Best Experimental Film."

Starring Harley Hollenstein
Shot + Directed by Corey Hughes
Additional Camera by Helen Jackson-Adams
Music by George Cessna
Color by Holden Brown

NoBudge:
nobudge.com/main/ouchiemongo

SEF III - "The Fly...By Knight Operations"

Music Video for the track "The Fly...By Knight Operations" by the Baltimore/Montreal Electronic Muisc Project SEF III. Produced by EHSE Records.

Synopsis: A bird is on the run. The sky is looking into your windows. Someone left their socks in the parking lot. A new, old, worm.

Shot on location at Essex Flea Market and West Baltimore Quarry. Using a variety of camera techniques, from Drones to Thermal Imaging to 3D scanners, the video explores sites of surviellance and waste.

Press:

Tiny Mix Tapes
https://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/premiere-sef-iii-fly-knight-operations

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