For this edition of Future Frames, you can hear from our rising filmmakers who we’ll be screening at Volk’s Hotel Sunday Shorts on 10th Dec. You can buy tickets here.

Bram Ruiter is a filmmaker of a different kind. He has a unique ability to extract the poetry of the mundane, experimenting as much as he can within the realms of the moving-image. Not tied to traditional narrative structures, Bram’s obsessed with the inner-mechanics of filmmaking, taking film elements apart and seeing how they work – often breaking the ‘rules’ to do so.

But strangely it’s the mechanics of big blockbusters he finds beauty in, citing Steven Spielberg and Tony Scott as heavy inspirations. But how does this influence a non-narrative filmmaker who’s much more experimental with their films? Bram shares how he’s led by the practical process of filmmaking in creating his films.

From the use of digital, analogue, phones & video games to the scratching and experiments with film emulsions – Bram takes us down a rabbit-hole of a whole other realm of filmmaking.

You can watch his tender film Here & Elsewhere at Volks Sunday Shorts or visit his website to discover more.

Films mentioned

(click on the links for tickets to screenings at LAB111)

  • Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1997)
  • Jingle All The Way (Brian Levant, 1996)
  • Requiem For A Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
  • Stan Brackage
  • Comingled Containers (Stan Brakhage, 1996)
  • Eye Myth (Stan Brakhage, 1967)
  • Dante Quartet (Stan Brakhage, 1987)
  • Remains to be Seen (Phil Solomon, 1989)
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam Mckay, 2004)
  • Stepbrothers (Adam Mckay, 2007)
  • Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg, 2012)
  • Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
  • Resident Evil (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2002)

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