Saturday, September 7, 2019

HollyShorts: Holy Moses - Aidan Sheldon Interview


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Aidan Sheldon is a Rhode Island born filmmaker, based in Los Angeles and working as a Cinematographer for Vice Media. He has travelled around the world for "VICE on HBO," shooting stories in Russia, North Korea and Saudi Arabia, and recently worked as Series DP for "Hollywood Love Story" starring Paris Hilton. In the past year, his eye has segued from documentary work to both commercial and narrative, and “Holy Moses” is his proudest achievement yet.



LOGLINE
An absurdist tale about miracles and what happens when ordinary people come face to face with the extraordinary.

SYNOPSIS
In 1963, the harshest winter of the 20th century rages against Northern Ireland. As the temperature plummets, a nun at an asylum for fallen women struggles with her pregnancy. To make matters worse, one of the cows has gone missing. She follows it out into the elements, just in time to witness it vanish into thin air. 25 years later the cow re-appears before a West Texas gas station attendant, named Justice. Justice calls up the Sheriff, the Sheriff calls up the Doctor, and together, the three men discover a strange mystery in the middle of an American nowhere.


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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT
In May, 2016 German Police shot a cow to death in the meat section of a local grocery store after it had escaped from an upturned truck on its way to the slaughterhouse. When I stumbled across the image of this dead cow, it’s tongue hanging out in the middle of this sterile grocery store, I knew intuitively that my next story was staring me straight in the face. As tragic as it was, I couldn’t help but marvel at the absurdity it. I have to imagine that at any given moment, ordinary people around the world are witnessing these types of inexplicable events. Phenomena that flies in the face of our everyday life and shakes us up. But which ones are the flukes and which ones are the work of a higher power? And how would you tell the difference, anyways? At it’s core, Holy Moses is about realizing, all of a sudden, that miracles are very real and all around you...only to have them taken away again.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH AIDAN SHELDON
JOURNALIST: AMERICO GALLI
LOCATION: 
CHINESE THEATER
FILM FESTIVAL DATE: HOLLYSHORTS AUGUST 8TH - 17TH
INTERVIEW: AUGUST 8, 2019



Video/Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)
JBN Media Photo Gallery from HollyShorts can be found HERE.

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HollyShorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.

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