Brain Wash Manchester Three
13/04/2011: BRAIN WASH MANCHESTER THREE
Brain Wash returned to The Bay Horse for its third outing in Manchester, this time no last minute venue changes, instead we were graced by the wonderful people from Channel M who have been ever so kind to come down to film and interview some of our audience and filmmakers. If that wasn't enough they'll also be showing some of the films from the night on their channel. More on that soon.
The night kicked off with Javier Laorte making great use of google streetview in his short I Am Robert Delgado, followed by Sing J. Lee's latest outing Flux, a welcome return to the screen from Cristian Lapidge with Canary and Guacamole by Simon Panrucker from Project Trident.
The night also featured a showcase of shorts by two members of the Brain Wash Team. Foxes in the Underground by Dan Nickson (who heads up the cult Brain Wash New York) in part one of the evening, and we then concluded the proceedings with Jitter Tree by the newest talent to join our in-house production company Brain Wash Productions, Tom Bailey whose film has also just been screened at the ECU.
There was also a special treat for the Manchester crowd, the team over at The Church of London showed us all the stages that go into making one of our favourite zines Little White Lies. Clearly the crew up north were impressed it took 3rd place in the audience vote, 2nd place went to the academy award nominated I Met The Walrus by Jerry Levitan - who at the time of recording in 1969 was only 14 years old when he snuck into Lennon's hotel room to interview him in Toronto. 1st place was swept up by Brain Wash Alumni Michael Latham who now has two Brain Wash audience wins under his belt for Boxer!