FEEDER: A short film that will make you feel sick. Made in collaboration with Cancer Research UK and the NHS Foundation Trust, this project shows a day inside the mouth of a typical young smoker. Filmed entirely from inside a mouth, FEEDER tells a simple story of excess - what we consume may seem alluring to the naked eye, but to our bodies it can be repulsive. By simply turning the camera around to see events from inside the mouth, we see consumption in an entirely new light - what were once beautiful objects of desire or need, are suddenly and instantaneously transformed into something truly disgusting.
In order to make this film, we had to custom build a camera that could not only sit inside the mouth, but be able to stabilize itself and light the inside of the mouth.
AWARDS: WINNER - Official Best Of Fest - 2012 / WINNER - Originality Prize - Festival Tres Courts 2011 / WINNER - Best Experimental Film - Amsterdam Film Festival 2010 / WINNER - Best Experimental Film - Nashville Film Festival 2010 / WINNER - Special Jury Prize - SXSW Film Festival 2010 / WINNER - Special Jury Prize - Sidewalk 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SXSW Film Festival 2010 / AFI Film Festival 2010 / Tallgrass Film Festival 2010 / Video Konst Festival 2010 / Sydney Underground Film Festival 2010 / NYC Short Film Festival 2010 / CinemaJam 2010 / Cucalorus Film Festival 2010 / Festival Tres Courts 2010 / Philadelphia Film Festival 2010 / The Producers Club NYC 2010 / CouchFest 2010 / Philly Film + Video Festival 2010 / Milano Film Festival 2010 / Narkolepsy International Short Film Festival 2010 / CurtoCircuito 2010 / CurtoCircuito Havana 2010 / Athens International Film And Video Festival 2010 / Britspotting 2010 / Rincon Film Festival 2010 / Tacoma Film Festival 2010 / Maryland Film Festival 2010 / Nashville Film Festival 2010 / Atlanta Film Festival 2010 / Amsterdam Film Festival 2010 / Rockport Film Festival 2010 / Florida Film Festival 2010 / Slamdance 2010 / St Louis International Film Festival 2009 / Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2009 / Sidewalk Film Festival 2009 / Cannes Short Film Corner 2009 / San Francisco Shorts 2009
PRESS: Wired Magazine / SXSW World / Mubi / Aesthetica Magazine / Amelia's Magazine / Techne / CinemaJam Sessions / AIGA / American Film Institute / NHK - Techne / Senses of Cinema / Park City TV / Directors Notes / Adweek / Little Black Book / BFI Film / McSweeney's Wholphin / British Council Fillm
CREDITS: Producer: Neil Henry / Director: Joseph Ernst / Script: Dean Wei + Joseph Ernst / Editor: Adam Marshall / Color: Vic Parker / Sound Design: Ed Downham / Music: Miguel Costa / Camera Design: Dr. Simon Ernst + Joseph Ernst / Camera Technician: Erik Heredes
POSTER FOR FEEDER - How do you get people to pay attention to your poster over every other poster at a film festival? Make the message big enough so you can see it there, but small enough that you actually have to get right up close to read what it says - FEEDER: A short film that will make you feel sick.
AWARDS: SXSW Grand Jury Prize: Excellence in Poster Design 2010
PRESS: Mubi / AIGA/ Adweek / SXSW World / IndieWire / Filmmaker Magazine
CREDITS: Design: Joseph Ernst / Artwork: Jack Newman