Sometimes the artist is her own worst critic.
Filmed in the summer of 2014, edited over the subsequent year.
About the film
About a year into making films, Joe realized that one of his biggest challenges was learning how to tell a story visually. He and the rest of CotA had lots of experience in theater, where the word rules the day. And the early CotA films tended to be strong on verbal.
So Joe decided to try to make a silent movie. He came up with an idea, one that also made a statement about creation and art, something near and dear to his heart. “The Critic” was the result.
Ironically, about a month after starting pre-production, Discordian Films drew “Silent Movie” as genre for the DC 2014 48 Hour Film Project. So Joe ended up directing two silent movies that year, “The Critic” and “Quietus.”
|Donald R. Cook|
|Vlad the Cat|
|Smudge the Cat|
|Joe Dzikiewicz||Director, producer, writer, editor|
|Jacob Smith||Assistant director|
|Kate Williams||Director of Photography|
|Julie Dzikiewicz||Production designer, associate producer, assistant editor|
|Eric Honour||Music composer and performer|
|Kate Dzikiewicz||Props assistant|
|Laura Bruce||Paintings by|