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Creating fruitful and synergetic partnership and collaborations is how Endwell Productions operates, exploring the widest definition of fine arts, cinematic experimentation, multimedia, hybrids, the perfection of the film-based versus the possibilities of digital media.
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Straight 8 Film Festival 2012
Straight 8 is an international film festival launched in 2002 totally dedicated to super-8 and the limitations (and beauty!!) of making a complete short film with the ‘simplest’ of missions: one cartridge of super 8, no second takes, and no post production; only in-camera editing is allowed and the soundtrack is submitted separately with no guarantee that it would match (or synch) with the footage… The first time filmmakers see their film is at one of their worldwide premieres, like at the infamous Cannes film festival screening, the ICA London, and other high profile venues . . .

Legend has it that Endwell Productions broke the Straight 8 record for entries by a single competitor by submitting 5 films for the selection process.
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Really . . . ?
Really...? is a road movie, a surprising cross country adventure to quench a very peculiar type of thirst: for a good single malt whisky...

The poem being read is the lyrics (in Portuguese) of the song composed and played by Marcelo Saldanha, and talks about the very many semantic/literal/fictional/mythical connections of a small pure-malt-whisky producing island in Scotland's Inner Hebrides with the Latin term 'juris'.

It was submitted to the 2012 edition of the straight 8 Film Festival. It had its worldwide premiere at the launch of The St Leonards International Film Festival (SLIFF) in July 2012, at the Durbar Hall in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.

The only difference from the original version of the 2012 straight8 entry is that in the
re-edited version the poem's English translation has been added as subtitles and the credits have been included at the end.

It was originally shot using Kodachrome 100D.

Impromptu
The darkness, the fire, the question: what next?

This is a super 8 film shot during the very early moments of a winter morning in 2012 in St Leonards.
One take, one minute and a very uncertain future...

It was part of the 2012 edition of the straight 8 Film Festival and premiered at the ICA in London.

A very special screening was shown at the launch of The St Leonards International Film Festival (SLIFF) in July 2012, at the magnificent Durbar Hall in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, where the original super8 negative of the film was projected with a live and improvised accompaniment by the maestro Darren Morris at the grand piano and Jason Williams on saxophone (see this 'negative version on vimeo.com/78047699).

Darren composed the original soundtrack in one take too, 'in the dark', which meant an improvised response to a simplified oral description of the film. Genius!

The film was shot using Kodak Vision3 500T, using only the natural light of the fire and the moon.

La Carne Vale?
"Mr Lombo is searching a cure to an ailment that has almost cost his life. Would Dr Carnivalli and her pioneering and radical surgical medial interventions be able to help him?"

This short film premiered at the ICA in London. It was also screened at the launch of The St Leonards International Film Festival (SLIFF) in July 2012, at the magnificent Durbar Hall in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.

It was shot using Kodak Vision3 500T.
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Miller Vincenzi Collaborations
The 'Miller Vincenzi’ is the umbrella partnership developed by artist/filmmaker Mauricio Vincenzi and artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller. It is an extensive series of collaborative projects involving experimental filmmaking and animation, film painting, workshops, curating, residency, projects, The Recycled Iconography©, and the general searching for the boundaries of the filmic/drawing aesthetic.

For more information, visit
www.millervincenzi.com
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Ponti Final
A Miller Vincenzi Collaboration (artist/filmmaker Mauricio Vincenzi and artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller), Ponti Final.… is a road movie that confirms that there is more to a journey than to simply going; sit back and enjoy…
It was produced during Mauricio and Marie-Louise's 2005 residency programme at O Consultório in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro and has been selected to be shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Brazil. An earlier version of this piece was selected for the Let The Picture Move Festival 2005, organized by Art Core Gallery and Art Channel, Paris.

It was shot using a simple MiniDV camera, one-take, no editing or post-production (apart form credits, of course), not too dissimilar to a "straight8 style" piece...
The Antique Dealer
The Antique Dealer is a dark and eerie London tale about a quest for a unique antique chair, “The Mother Superior”.

It was shot in artist/filmmmaker Mauricio Vincenzi's first ever cine-camera (an old Russian standard 8mm/double 8mm tank) and it had been originally shot during his MA years at Chelsea College of Art. The film and camera were initially considered 'a dud' until in 2001he decided to submit a piece to Brighton’s Cinemathéque's Super-8 Film Festival and discovered the remarkable quality of the images hidden in the darkness of the original cine reel.

The rest is history: one of the first of a long history of Mauricio's 'cine-archeological' pursuits, one of the first Miller Vincenzi (with artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller) collaborations and perhaps the very first Endwell Productions film piece.

Motif
A Miller Vincenzi Collaboration (artist/filmmaker Mauricio Vincenzi and artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller), Motif explores the duality, continuity and repetition of the micro-macro, visible-invisible worlds.

It was produced during Mauricio and Marie-Louise's 2005 residency programme at O Consultório in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro and has been selected to be shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niteroi, Brazil in 2005.

Vanessa - A Portrait in the Making
This film was produced by Endwell Productions and it is part of an extensive series of collaborative projects developed by Mauricio Vincenzi and Marie-Louise Miller under the 'Miller Vincenzi' umbrella.

"A Portrait in the making… draft1" is an film exercise exploring the process of painting. It documents the first phases of a long portrait commission done by the fine artist Marie-Louise in 2005 whist doing a residency in Brazil.

Visit
marielouisemiller.com for information on Marie-Louise's current work.
Mégaloblaste 1486
Mégaloblaste 1486 explores the world of medical iconography, its beauty and harsh realities.
It was produced during artist/filmmaker Mauricio Vincenzi's 2005 residency programme with artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller (the Miller Vincenzi Collaboration) at O Consultório in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Using the forgotten and abandoned medical archives of a doctor in her fight against cancer, Mauricio developed a multimedia installation where the archive itself came alive and started spreading itself all over her ex-consulting room, as if they had transformed into the disease itself.
The evolving installation constituted of archival documents/medical iconography/class reports/clinical tests/x-rays/etc., out of date medical library and disused apparatuses, blood sample blades, consulting bed, framed digital state of the art microscope images, and a B&W video footage of the archive’s imagery.

This over inflation of imagery/implements/records led to the creation of the short animation “Megà€loblaste 1486” which was exhibited in 2005 as part of a wider film-installation Mauricio showed at the experimental animation and film festival Render Yard, at the Escape Gallery, London, UK.
Partners
Render Yard Film Network
MillerVincenzi
O Consultório
Escape Gallery 
Other Collaborations
Endwell Productions has over the years created synergetic collaborations with artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators, and arts collectives, always exploring the widest definition of fine arts, cinematic experimentation, multimedia, hybrids, the perfection of the film-based versus the possibilities of digital media.
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Rod Harman's Film Portrait - On Life and Death
A serendipitous collaboration with the much missed 'beach artist', the late Sid Beynon, this intimate film portrait of the legendary artist/mentor/professor/philosopher/sensitive soul was shot 'off the cuff' at the Hastings Arts Forum after one of his well attended lectures on Life and Art. This particular lecture focused on Art & death and the otherworldly realm of lost ancient languages.

Sid films on, a single take, whilst Rod is being interviewed by Mauricio Vincenzi as Rod himself becomes a canvas for Mauricio's photographs.
Partners
Rod Harman
Sid Beynon
Arts Forum St Leonards
Creekside Artists
This 'film demo' of Creekside Artists, is an unpretentious walk around the studio complex that housed the 24-strong collective of artists, in Deptford London until late 2013 (they have been temporarily relocated to Bermondsey but are due to return in 2015 after some exciting 'gentrified' redevelopment of the Faircharm industrial estate).

Creekside Artist was the first London home of the Miller Vincenzi Collaboration between artist/filmmaker Mauricio Vincenzi and artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller between 2003-2008 (Mauricio is still a trustee).

This piece was shot in 2006-7 using a simple MiniDV camera, one-take, no editing or post-production, not too dissimilar to a "straight8 style" piece...
And the (direct) soundtrack, for those on the know, are a ResonanceFM's broadcast by the inimitable Frank Key's and his Hooting Yard verbose odyssey.

Partners
Creekside Artists
Pedro de Luna's Consultorio - Teste
This is an yet-unfinished 'first test' of a collaboration between artist/filmmaker Mauricio Vincenzi and illustrator Pedro de Luna.

It was produced during the launch event of Miller Vincenzi studios at O Consultório in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro Brazil where Mauricio and artist/designer Marie-Louise Miller did a residency programme in 2005.
Partners
Pedro de Luna
MillerVincenzi
O Consultorio
Impromptu
The darkness, the fire, the question: what next?

This is a super 8 film shot during the very early moments of a winter morning in 2012 in St Leonards.
One take, one minute and a very uncertain future...

It was part of the 2012 edition of the straight 8 Film Festival and premiered at the ICA in London.

A very special screening was shown at the launch of The St Leonards International Film Festival (SLIFF) in July 2012, at the magnificent Durbar Hall in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, where the original super8 negative of the film was projected with a live and improvised accompaniment by the maestro Darren Morris at the grand piano and Jason Williams on saxophone (see this 'negative version on vimeo.com/78047699).

Darren composed the original soundtrack in one take too, 'in the dark', which meant an improvised response to a simplified oral description of the film. Genius!

The film was shot using Kodak Vision3 500T, using only the natural light of the fire and the moon.
Partners
Oliver Crowther, Artist
Speak & Spell
This is the celebrated super 8 film "Speak & Spell in St Leonards", which was premiered at the Cannes Lions screening of Straight 8 in June 2012.

The film is a technicolour and slightly psychedelic exposé of the many adventures and interactions of a Speak & Spell machine (a 1980's Texas Instruments 'learn to spell device) in presenting the sunny St leonards-on-Sea, in the south coast of England, its businesses and its colourful residents to the world. It was shot in the style of the old adverts that would play in the cinemas before the feature film.

The re-edited version was ever-so-slightly edited to get around some interesting sound-synching issues... that's super 8 for you!

The film was shot using Kodak Vision3 200T.
Partners
Darren Morris, Musician
The Bohemia Club Film Collective
Marie-Louise Miller
Matt & Brian
This film was shot less as a commission and more as a wedding present to the Grooms. It was shot in super 8 in the summer of 2008 and subsequently Matt (aka Shimuzu) edited, and composed and mixed the soundtrack.
Partners
Shimuzu
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Backwards
Forwards
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Restoration Project, St Pauls Deptford
Working as Artist in Residence during the 2003-2004 English Heritage funded restoration project of St. Paul’s Church, Mauricio Vincenzi developed a multimedia site-specific documentation programme Deptford (London), an 18th century ‘Grade I’ listed ‘Queen Ann’ Baroque building. After helping to secure the £4 million restoration grant through art based initiatives, including a series of photography and moving image installation workshops, fundraiser, and exhibitions (“St. Paul’s Deptford Art Draw” exhibition and auction and the solo show “expacio @ The Crypt”: these educational arts-related activities were delivered to the local community showing the progress of the restoration whilst the work was carried out and the building remained closed to the public. 
Partners
St Paul's Church London
English Heritage
Early Video (SVHS) Work
These early 'video' works by Mauricio Vincenzi predate his founding of Endwell Productions and his more current celluloid-based work.

They were filmed SVHS technology, edited the old fashion way, and only the credits were added digitally at Chelsea College of Arts MA's first ever (clunky!!) digital editing suite.
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Cos's Round
Cos’s Round explores the parallels and the roundness of the lives of DJs and chefs. It was produced for the Manchester Film Festival, 1999 within the ‘food’ category.

It was shot originally using SVHS technology, edited the old fashion way and only the credits were added digitally in Chelsea College of Arts MA's first ever (clunky!!) digital editing suite... yep, pioneering stuff!

The Deptford boys behind the spina workshops went to become the celebrated Pest (Ninja Tunes) and its many separate solo incarnations.
And unfortunately the amazing crepe-van (run by the unequaled filmmaker/poet/chef Osgur) and parked outside Highbury&Islinghton tube station in London at the turn of the century is long gone, I believe...

It's one of the early 'video' works by Mauricio Vincenzi, which predates his founding of Endwell Productions and his more current celluloid-based work.

Partners
Spina Workshops
Music Collective
Foreign Terrorism
Produced much before terrorism became the best seller it is nowadays, Foreign Terrorism approaches the perceptions of danger always coming from 'the outside'.

It was selected for the 1999 Tele[ó] International Film Festival, Nantes, France.

It was shot originally using SVHS technology, edited the old fashion way and only the credits were added digitally in Chelsea College of Arts MA's first ever (clunky!!) digital editing suite... yep, pioneering stuff!

It's one of the early 'video' works by Mauricio Vincenzi, which predates his founding of Endwell Productions and his more current celluloid-based work.

Partners
Tele[ó] International Film Festival, Nantes, France.