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East Coast Premiere

Director: Julio Soto

United States, 2002, 6 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2002


WINNER: Best Experimental

Sales:Julio Soto, Brooklyn, NY


Imagine a post-apocalyptic undefined urban center, imagine interiors covered with vines, water, vegetation, flies swarming around. Imagine an omnipotent camera, ubiquitous, panning and dollying through this urban landsapes of surreal imagery. Abandoned buildings, ruined urban centers, deserted cities, nature taking over every space around, claiming back what's been lost for a while. Imagine also, the decay of past and current ideologies, communism, capitalism, new age...

About the director

Julio Soto is a film producer/director and artist who works and lives in between Madrid and New York. In 2004, he co-founded The Thinklab | Luna Pictures, an independent production company based in New York and Madrid. His most recent documentary film, "Radiophobia", has been sold globally to channels such as: Spanish TVE, Aljazeera Intl., History Channel Italy, DR2 (Denmark), MTV3 (Finland), 1+1 (Ukraine), PTS Taiwan and TVR (National TV Romania). In its first premiere at the 2006 ECU European Independent Film Festival in Paris, the film received the Best Film, Best Documentary and Best Photography awards and it has already been selected for many festivals around the world. He was recently awarded a fellowship from the prestigious New York Foundation of the Arts. His films/installations have received awards at the 2005 Toronto Latin Film Festival, the 2005 Rio de Janeiro VideoArt Festival, the 2002 Brooklyn International Film Festival, the NAP Video Biennial in Pasadena and the 2003 Media Arts Festival Japan. His work has been shown extensively at film festivals such as IDFA, Clermont-Ferrand, New York Underground Film Festival, Viper Basel, Impakt, Oberhausen, Hamburg, Nemo and Kasseler to name a few. His talent and vision also plays a key role in advertising and music video projects for agencies like McCann Erikson, Propaganda Films, Ogilvy, Bates USA, Grey Advertising and FCB.

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Julio Soto's filmography

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