Kindless Villain


Digital video (shot on 16mm film); 5 minutes (2009)

Sound Collage : Janie Geiser
Sound Mix: Kari Rae Seekins

In Kindless Villain, two boys wander through a stone fortress, while the history of never-ending battle forms traces in the waters below.  Seemingly alone in their island world, the boys succumb to fatigue, and to rituals of power.  Scratched phrases from an ancient recording of Hamlet reveal a sad cry for vengeance.  War is a child’s game, played quietly in this forgotten world.

Selected Screening History:
Views from the Avant-Garde, New York International Film Festival (2010)
Rotterdam International Film Festival (2010)
Courtisane Film Festival (2011)
San Francisco Film Festival (2011)
London International Film Festival (2010)
Films of the Sea  (2010) (curated by Mark Webber)

Janie GeiserKindless Villain