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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"***

Caesars Palace - Excerpt #1

Excerpt from Caesars Palace, an experimental short film. 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. ***Official Selection Maryland Film Festival 2017***

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About Corey

Baltimore City

 Corey Hughes is a Baltimore based filmmaker creating short films, music videos, and publications floating between narrative, documentary, and experimental tendencies. His short films have screened at Locarno Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Maryland Film Festival and Borscht Corp Festival. His work has screened on Adult Swim and has been featured by The Fader, Vice, NoBudge, The Baltimore Sun, Impose, and Sex Magazine. He has participated in international film workshops... more

Armageddon 2

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 has been selected and screened at over 10 International film festivals.

Official Selection:
Locarno Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Valdivia International Film Festival
Havana Film Festival
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
Uppsala International Film Festival
Tenerife Shorts
Transcinema Peru
Pančevo Film Festival
Janela Internacional de Cinema Recife
DOC Buenos Aires
FIDOCS

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

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.

Voice / Linda Pool
Music Tracks / Thunderbird Juicebox
Music Arrangement / Corey Hughes
Sound Mix / George Cessna

Ouchiemongo

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

200 Nam Nam

Experimental 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.

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"

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

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

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."

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

My Expanded View

A hyper-documented YouTube Yoga tutorial. A glitch in the system. A collapsed body. An expanded view.

My Expanded View was commissioned by Adult Swim for an episode of Off the Air curated by Baltimore based comedy and performance group Wham City Comedy.

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

Music by Baltimore-based DJ and musician John Jones (Nerftoss)

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