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Preserving Cultural Traditions In A Period Of Instability

a film by FORDBROTHERS (Thomas Draschan & Sebastian Brameshuber)

EXPERIMENTAL FILM | 2004 | Austria | 3 min | English | Color | 35mm

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Fordbrothers explode the visual field as a strangely familiar, but unidentified, voice rails against computer technology and modern society. (Mark Webber)

Director: FORDBROTHERS (Thomas Draschan & Sebastian Brameshuber)
Fordbrothers explode the visual field as a strangely familiar, but unidentified, voice rails against computer technology and modern society. (Mark Webber)
Prizes:

NoBudget Price Int. Short FF Hamburg 05

"Honorable Mention" at Media City 11, February 2005

Impakt-Highlights Tour 2005

bfi - Sutherland Trophy Tour - New Films from New Film-makers 2005

43rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour 2005

Best Of Media Art Friesland 2005 



Festivals:

Europ. Kurzfilmbiennale Ludwigsburg 05
25fps Zagreb 05
Viper Basel 05
European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück 05
Int. Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg 05
Skif-9 Festival 05, St. Petersburg
Videology Festival 05, Voldograd
BO2 Festival 05, Toulouse
Kurzfilmtage Winterthur 05
New York Underground Filmfest 05 
17th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Film Festival Chicago 05
Diagonale Graz 05
Crossing Europe Linz 05
Vila do Conde FF 05, Portugal
29. Open Air FF Weiterstadt 05
Ann Arbor FF 05

London Film Festival 2005
San Francisco Independent FF 05
MEDIA CITY 05
Nashville Film Festival 05 
Hong Kong International Film Festival 05
Max Ophüls Film Festival Saarbrücken 05
Impakt Utrecht 04
Media Art Festival Friesland 04
Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival 04
London Film Festival 04 
Cine y Casi Cine Madrid 04
Split Film Festival 04
Independent Film Festival Barcelona 04
Kunstfilmbiennale Köln 04
Vila do Conde FF 04, Portugal





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Thomas Draschan is one of Austria´s most prolific experimental filmmakers. He is also directing commercials and music videos. Draschan´s work is mostly based on very rapid editing of found footage material, digging deep into the past of the visual heritage of western society. 
Together with Sebastian Brameshuber, who was born in 1981 in Gmunden, Upper Austria and is studying at the University of Fine Arts in Vienna, Thomas Draschan is also known as The Ford Brothers.

1967 born in Linz, Austria
1987 Matura
1987 Theaterwissenschaft & Publizistik, Universität Wien
1992 Filmstudium an der staatlichen Hochschule für bildende Künste Frankfurt a.M. bei Ken Jakobs, Peter Kubelka
1995 Studium an der Cooper Union N.Y. bei Robert Breer
1996/97 Zivildienst
1998 Meisterschüler der Klasse Film bei Peter Kubelka
2000 Geschäftsführer Hessisches Filmbüro
2002 International Film Festival Frankfurt


Organisation

1998 "Innenleben" Filmschau zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung im Städelmuseum seither regelmäßig Führungen im Städel
1998 "Andy Warhol" Vortrag Andy Warhol Symposium Museum Wolfsburg
1999 "L'Age d'Or" Filmschau anlässlich der Wiedereröffnung der Sammlung 19. & 20. Jhdt. Im Städelschen Kunstinstitut
1999 Filmreihe in der Ausstellungshalle Schulstrasse 1A, Frankfurt
2000 "Kompilationsrolle", Zusammenstellung und Restaurierung von Arbeiten von Absolventen der Klasse Peter Kubelka aus 22 Jahren, 6 abendfüllende Programme
2000 "How You Look at it" Filmschau zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung im Städelschen Kunstinstitut
2001 "Independent Film Show Naples 1st Edition", Studio Morra, Neapel
2002 "Independent Film Show Naples 2nd Edition", Studio Morra, Neapel


Filmography

2005 The influence of ocular light perception on metabolism in man and in animal, 16mm, 6min, colour, sound (mit Stella Friedrichs)
2004 Girls and Cars Remixed, musicvideo for The Josefs, 4min, colour, sound (The Ford Brothers)
2004 Heroes, video installation, 10min, colour, sound
2004 Preserving Cultural Traditions in a Period of Instability, 35mm, 3min, colour, sound (The Ford Brothers)
2004 Bloodsample, music video for Losoul, 4min, colour, sound (The Ford Brothers)
2004 Here Alone, music video for Bildmeister, 4min, colour, sound (The Ford Brothers)
2003 Encounter in Space, 16mm, 7,5 min, colour, sound
2003 To the Happy Few, 16mm, 4min, colour, sound
2002 Yes? Oui? Ja?, 16mm, 4min, colour, sound
2000 Metropolen des Leichtsinns, 16mm, 12min, colour, sound
1999 Italien, 16mm, 3min, colour, sound
1998 3 Filme, 16mm, 9min, colour, silent
1997 In Neapel (Nitsch), 16mm, 6min, colour, sound
1996 In Wien, 16mm, 3min, b/w, silent
1996 Franziska, 16mm, 5min, colour, silent
1995 N.Y. 1-4, S-8, 12min, colour, silent
1994 Ich II-X, S-8, 27min, colour, silent
1993 Bettina, S-8, 3min, colour, silent
1993 Ich I, S-8, 3min, colour, silent
1992 Schwimmen, S-8, 3min, colour, silent
1991 Eva, S-8, 3min, colour, silent
1991 Günter, S-8, 3min, colour, silent


Awards

2005 Melhor contribuicao a linguagem cinematografica, Recine Archive Film Festival
2005 Honourable Mention, mediacity 11
2004 Special Mention, Ann Arbor Film Festival 
2003 Hessischer Filmpreis, with Stella Friedrichs
2003 Blue Award, THAW 03, Iowa City
2002 Griot Editorial Award for Excellence in the Art of Film Editing, Ann Arbour Film Festival
2001 Hessischer Filmpreis
1999 Honourable Mention, Diagonale Graz
1998 Honourable Mention, Ann Arbour Festival
1998 Sharon Cousin Founders Award, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago


Distribution

Canyon Cinema San Francisco
Light Cone Paris
LUX London
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center Toronto

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