Monday, February 16, 2009

"My Suicide" mockumentary

"Fil-Am animator in Berlinale" - My cousin Arvin Louis Bautista was the lead animator for an Indie mockumentary called "My Suicide" that won the "Best Feature Film" at the Berlin International Film Festival this weekend. The film stars Gabriel Sunday, Brooke Nevin, David Carradine, Joe Mantegna, Mariel Hemingway and Nora Dunn.

Archie Williams (Gabriel Sunday) is a 17-year old media geek who has suddenly found himself the most talked-about kid in school. He has announced that he's going to kill himself - on camera - for a class project. His classmates, parents, Sierra - the most beautiful girl in school (Brooke Nevin), and a "Shady Bunch" of shrinks, doctors, pill-pushers, and counselors descend on Archie. Some are hoping to save him, some want to imitate him, others try to push him over the brink. Archie films every moment of his high school experience, hiding nothing from his audience: realities of life, death, violence, sex, drugs, and the intense media overload and hypocrisy that bombard all teenagers.

My Suicide trailer

This mockumentary is now an official selection to the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, the Gen Art Film Festival in New York, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. The Berlin Festival is apparently one of the three biggest in the world--next to Cannes and Venice.

Click here to read the featured article about Arvin from the Philippin
e Daily Inquirer on Feb 8, 2009.

Also, a review by Variety of their film "My suicide" can be read here.

Click on the link or the picture below to go to the film's official website.

Woohooo! Congratulations Arvin!!!

To know more about Arvin and his work, please check the following sites:
Greasy Pigs Studios
Fame Cast Video Close up
Fame Cast interview
His short film animation "Fetal" that was a finalist at Fame Cast.

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