This short movie was our first interaction with the Synthetic Human Pictures crew. Along side the trusted services of Derek Bayer, we created a soundscape of metallic and empty solitude. The End Credit instrumental, “Dante’s Playground”, is co-created with drummer Ryan Baker, 6/8 hypnotic anti-waltz, offering notes and moods worthy of somber anger and release.

Drain to be featured in historical media archive of 100 films from Arizona’s past 100 years.
News Article 12-18-2011 | Written by: SHP Staff Writer

February of 2012 marks the Arizona Centennial, a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of achieving statehood. The history of local filmmaking will feature prominently during the year, thanks to the Arizona Media Arts Center’s AZ 100 INDIE FILM project, in conjunction with University of Arizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry. This joint effort aims to establish a Media Archive for Arizona independent films. The films selected for the AZ 100 INDIE FILM collection will be made available to Arizona communities in 2012 for public screenings. There is also a grant in place for website and coffee table book of the 100 films selected.

For over 25 years, The Arizona Media Arts Center has supported Arizona filmmakers and are excited to announce that Synthetic Human Pictures’ film Drain will be recorded and preserved as a part of Arizona film history.

Shot in 2007 on the streets of Phoenix, Drain tells the story of two drifters who are both life-long best friends and desperate criminals. The backdrop of Phoenix Arizona is featured prominently, from the oldest Church in Phoenix to the early beginnings of construction of the Light Rail to the towering landscape of the downtown skyscrapers.

More Drain news and features:
Drain wins Best Film at Cave Creek Film & Arts Festival
Drain Wins “Best of Arizona” at TucsonFilm.com ShortFest
Drain wins Best Cinematography at Chashama Film Festival
Drain wins Best Picture at FilmStock Film Festival

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For more info, visit DRAIN’s page.

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