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Encounter In Space

a film by Thomas Draschan

Encounter in Space
EXPERIMENTAL FILM | 2003 | Austria, Germany | 7 min | Color | 16mm


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Encounter in Space relates the story of a man and his alter egos, abandoned in the midst of an unknown extraterrestrial region immersed in the sinister light of an unholy radiation, which arouses in him sexual craving and human desire. He has to encounter a number of adventures and to give proof of his potency, while having to cope with an eye operation and several other incidents. He is noticeably getting lost in the battles among his alter egos. Eventually, part of his personality leaves the planet, and the part of his personality that remains behind is able to embark in peace on a quest for new amusements.

Director: Thomas DraschanEditing: Thomas DraschanSound: Sebastian Brameshuber
Funding: Hessische Filmförderung, Land Oberösterreich, Stadt Linz, bka
Encounter in Space relates the story of a man and his alter egos, abandoned in the midst of an unknown extraterrestrial region immersed in the sinister light of an unholy radiation, which arouses in him sexual craving and human desire. He has to encounter a number of adventures and to give proof of his potency, while having to cope with an eye operation and several other incidents. He is noticeably getting lost in the battles among his alter egos. Eventually, part of his personality leaves the planet, and the part of his personality that remains behind is able to embark in peace on a quest for new amusements.
Festivals:
London Film Festival 03
Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival 03
Diagonale Graz 04
Rotterdam International Film Festival 04
Crossing Europe Linz 04
Vila do Conde 04
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 04
Chicago Underground Film Festival ,August 18-24, 2004
20,000 Leagues Under the Industry Film Festival 2K4, October 1-2, 2004
FLEX Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, Oct. 28-30, 2004 
San Francisco Independent Film Festival, February 3 – 15, 2005


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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