A Potato Chip
Tale. A short film shot guerrilla style by Heidi
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Guerilla Filmmakers Sjursen and Saturn Release A Potato Chip Tale with Free Screening at Anthology Film Archives
New York, NY. 21 August 2004.
Heidi Sjursen and Clark ov Saturn, of Brooklyn (Fort Greene and Clinton Hill respectively), have teamed up on a fiercely independent new short comedy, A Potato Chip Tale. The film tells the story of a New York supermodel fed up with the hustle, bustle and glamour life. Haunted by memories of her abusive father, she goes on a pilgrimage in search of herself and "real people". After trying love, psychedelics, and yoga/meditation, she winds up in Hanover, Pennsylvania, our nation's snack food capital. Along the way, she meets a number of characters who collectively bring her closer to an ultimate confrontation with her father and her deepest fears.
Sjursen and Saturn used guerrilla style filming techniques (Dogme 2012?), massive amounts of creativity and improvisation to great effect in this twenty minute short. They managed every detail from costuming and makeup to spontaneous locations to editing and titles.
A promotional DVD is included for your review and enjoyment, and includes the trailer, photo slideshow, actor reels, and bonus clips.
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Heidi Sjursen, has appeared on numerous shows for MTV and has been featured on VH1's Red Hot on the Red Carpet pulling pranks on the likes of U2's Bono and Mr. Robert De Niro. She has acted in countless independent films and played dual roles as the lead in Troma Film's super campy comedy, The Toxic Avenger 4. Recently, she has made recurring appearances in comedy sketches on the David Letterman Show and done promos for Comedy Central and AMC. Heidi has also produced, written, directed and starred in her own sketch comedy show for public access for two seasons as well as four of her own short films, the latest one being A Potato Chip Tale. Her films to date have been shown in festivals spanning from New York City to Park City, Utah. Heidi's print work has been in Time Out New York, Vogue, Spin, and W magazines as well as ad campaigns for Converse Sneakers and Miller Beer, landing her mug on billboards from Los Angeles to London to Japan. Heidi has also had her own clothing line for the past five years, which is carried by stores such as Patricia Field in Soho, Lost Shoe on Ludlow, and Mini Mini Market in Williamsburg. She also has made custom clothing for Joan Jett, Britney Spears, Deborah Harry, and Carley Simon. She is currently starring in the New York feature film comedy called Sell Out and is in pre-production for her next film slated to shoot in October in upstate New York. Heidi will be seen in October's FHM magazine in a ten-page spread featuring New York City actors. She also enjoys dressing up like a clown and long walks on the beach. Heidi's website is at www.customheidi.com
Clark ov Saturn, Space Trucking Mogul's recent acting work has included principle roles in ads for Chase Bank, Sam Adams and Volkswagen, several films including Hazard, a feature film by Japanese director Sion Sono (of Suicide Club fame), and a featured role in Calm Like a Bomb, an independent feature film by writer/director John Silvestri (Sopranos). He also did a voiceover monologue on an upcoming release by U.K. performing artists, Alexander's Festival Hall. A Potato Chip Tale is his second foray into filmmaking. Also a musician, he's one half of electronic duo Socks and Sandals. Saturn also performs occasionally with drum and bass live act pH10, and was a resident DJ for the long running Undercity ambient chill out party at Halcyon. To support all of his creative habits, Saturn teaches high school German over the internet for Colorado Online Learning and does online education consulting. He enjoys dressing up as a super hero and long walks on the beach. You, too? Please visit his website full of audio-visual entertainment at spacetruckingmogul.com or his daily video blog broadcast, ZipZapZop.com