Leviathan
Leviathan

Leviathan

Director Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Production year 2012

Length 87min.

Country USA

SYNOPSIS

In the very waters where Melville’s Pequodgave chase to Moby Dick, Leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. Shot on a dozen cameras — tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.

 

Awards

New Vision Award | Copenhagen Documentary IFF, Denmark, 2012

Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award | Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, USA, 2012

FIPRESCI Award, FICC/IFFS Don Quixote Prize, Special Mention | Locarno IFF, Switzerland, 2012

Standard Audience Award | Vienna IFF, Austria, 2012

Non-fiction Eurodoc Award | Sevilla IFF, Spain, 2012

Best cinematography, Best sound in international feature | RIDM, Canada, 2012

Grand Jury Award, One + One Award, Documentaire sur grand écran Award | Belfort IFF, France, 2012

Best film special prize-internazionale | Torino FF, Italy, 2012

Douglas Edwards Award | L.A. Film Critics Circle, USA, 2013

Independent/Experimental Award | NY FF, USA, 2013

La Giuria Giovani | Milan IFF, Italy, 2013

Silver Puma for best film | Ficuman IFF, Mexico, 2013

Special Mention for feature-length film from Professioanal Jury, Award Special Mention from Youth Jury | The True Vision Awards, USA, 2013

CAST & CREW

Véréna Paravel
Véréna Paravel

Director

Producer

Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Director of Photography

Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Production designer

Zak Tucker

Sound

Ernst Karel, Jacob Ribicoff

Edit

Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Production company

Sensory Ethnography Lab

Véréna Paravel

Véréna Paravel is a French anthropologist and filmmaker. She made her first short video, 7 Queens at the Harvard University Sensory Ethnography Lab. She has recently completed Interface Series, five short videos shot entirely through Skype. Her work- screened in Boston, Paris and New York City's Amie and Tony James Gallery- explores evanescent forms of intimacy, mediation, and space, she draws on experimental ethnography.


Filmography

Véréna Paravel 7 Queens(2008), Interface Series(2009), Foreign Parts(2010, co-dir.: Lucien Castaing-Taylor)


Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Director

Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Born 1966, Liverpool, UK. Lucien Castaing-Taylor teaches at Harvard University where he is the Director of the Sensory Ethnography Lab. His work includes the short film Made in USA and In and out of Africa, co-directed with Ilisa Barbash. In 2009, he completed (with Ilisa Barbash) Sweetgrass, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He has completed a series of audio-video installations and photographic Westerns including Hell Roaring Creek (2010), The High Trail (2010), Coom Biddy (2012) and Bedding Down (2012).


Filmography

Made in USA(1990, co-dir.: Ilisa Barbash), In and out of Africa(1992, co-dir.: Ilisa Barbash),Sweetgrass (2009,co-dir.: Ilisa Barbash), Leviathan(2012 co-dir.: Véréna Paravel).

FILMS 2013