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Into the Silver Ether

US Premiere

Director: Vito A. Rowlands

Belgium, United States, 2020, 7 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2021

Category:Narrative Short

Genres:Horror, Mystery

Cast:Hannah Mitchell, Craig Mungavin

Crew:Writer: Vito A. Rowlands. Producers: Courtney Wells, Vito A. Rowlands. Cinematography: Thomas Heban; Music: Jordan Dykstra


New York, 1927. An aspiring model goes to have her picture taken, but a camera can have a mind of its own.


About the director

Vito A. Rowlands (né Adriaensens, Antwerp, 1986) is a Belgian filmmaker and scholar. His feature script Elvis, We Like Your Music was a finalist at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival Development Track and his award-winning shorts have played around the world at venues such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Vienna Shorts, Aesthetica, the Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Raindance, the Brooklyn Film Festival, HollyShorts, Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova, and Nitehawk Shorts.

Vito has taught in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Copenhagen, as well as at Columbia University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Experimental Film and Media at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a 16mm film instructor at Mono No Aware in Brooklyn. He is a co- author of Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema and the author of Velvet Curtains and Gilded Frames: The Art of Early European Cinema.

His first feature is the Metamorphoses-inspired 35mm anthology film Ovid, New York. He is currently in pre-production on his second feature: a silent, nineteenth-century set spiritualist thriller.

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