- Rachael Hardway
Director Justin Ferrato World Premiere of "KILL THE WITNESS" Experiential Film at Queens W
Director Justin Ferrato Set For World Premiere of
"KILL THE WITNESS" Experiential Film at Queens World Film Festival at Museum of the Moving Image
An Atmospheric Film and Meditation on Fame, Madness & Toxic Dreams in Support of Fawkes Hole Records New Album "KILL THE WITNESS" from Disco Fawkes
"KILL THE WITNESS" screens Sunday, 3/19 at the MoMi
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Following his recent premiere at Cinequest Film Festival 2017, Director Justin Ferrato will premiere "Kill the Witness", an atmospheric film and meditation on fame, madness and toxic dreams, in support of Disco Fawkes new album, “Kill The Witness” on March 19, 2017 at the Queens Film Festival at The Museum of the Moving Image.
“Kill The Witness” was made in conjunction with a film of the same name by Justin Ferrato which will debut at the Queens World Film Festival on March 19th. The music and ambience for the film were created during the same studio sessions for the album in which Disco Fawkes toys with the idea of a “traditional film score” coinciding with a rap album. Thematically, the album mirrors the film dealing with isolation, anxiety, ego and self-confidence. Without dialogue or explanation Kill The Witness attempts to portray the struggles of young aspiring artists. The album lyrically paints a picture of the topics while the film relies heavily on audio to enhance the story behind its’ imagery. This kind of juxtaposition is a constant theme throughout Disco Fawkes’ music, as it mirrors the conceptual inspiration for their first EP “Descent and Ascension”.
The album, “Kill The Witness” is an experimental Hip-Hop/Rap album by Disco Fawkes which incorporates innovative modern flows with neoclassical instrumentation. The intention was to make an “experimental” hip-hop album where the avant-garde elements do not interfere or overshadow the rapping itself. It is an album which strives to be both creative and original without becoming overblown. Available 3/19 on: Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and more. “Descent and Ascension”, was released on March 17th 2015. Their first full length LP “Kill the Witness” will be released on March 19th 2017.
About Director Justin Ferrato
Justin Ferrato is a Director and writer based in New York City. As a filmmaker, his interests lead him into the direction of genre, narrative and experimental work. In 2017, Justin will be on the festival circuit with Tiphany and another short film ‘Killed the Witness’. Justin is currently writing a feature film script, a gritty crime story based in upstate NY inspired by the American independent cinema of the 1970s. He is also a member of the filmmakers collective FilmShop.
About Disco Fawkes
Disco Fawkes is an eclectic, experimental hip-hop group originally from Atlanta, GA where they were producing and performing abstract rap music. The duo relocated to Brooklyn, NY in 2013 where they expanded upon the avant-garde leanings of their earlier music while exhibiting an ear for both pop and conceptual music. Getting their start in punk bands in Atlanta from a young age, Disco Fawkes translates that background into their work sporting a chaotic on stage demeanor mixed with political and philosophical outspokenness. Under the banner of “Fawkes Hole Records”, they work closely with a diverse group of other artists including Ekim, James Scott, Frankie Blanco, Dom Stone, B* Star, and The Nobodies.
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