|POP MEETS THE VOID|
|Winner: Audience Award Narrative Feature & Best Of The Fest |
|Cast: ||William Cusick, Nick Bixby, Sarah Tollemache, Alexis Pereira, Joel Marsh Garland, Jordan Carlos, Anthony M. Lopez, Abigail Gerdeman, Bill Morrison, Lorraine Mattox, Ryosuke Yamada, Tina Balthazar|
|Crew: ||Producers: William Cusick, TaraFawn Marek - Screenwriter: William Cusick - Animation & VFX: Jonathan Weiss - Cinematography: Bart Cortright - Production Design: Edward Morris - Music: William Cusick, Jeffrey Doto, Kyle Rothermel - Sound Design: Michael Levesque, Nicole Pettigrew - Co-Producers: Daniel Bellury, Libby Csulik, Christopher Morton
Shapeshifting between stardom and anonymity, a musician navigates a hyperreal combination of live action and animation daydreams in a struggle to release his first album. In his mind, he's another musician, making different music for different reasons. And that musician in his head, dreaming about being another musician too. Multiple narratives overlap in a series of interlocking Moebius strips, of parallel identities and existential humor, set to an original soundtrack by writer/director/actor William Cusick.
William Cusick is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Queens, NY. Cusick’s second feature film, Pop Meets the Void, premiered at the 2015 Lower East Side Film Festival in NYC and was awarded Best Feature Film of the festival. The film was an Official Selection of the 2015 Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival and recently received an award for Best Motion Graphics Animation from the 2015 Computer Artist it Awards. Cusick wrote and directed the experimental feature Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road). The surrealist road movie premiered at the 2012 Lower East Side Film Festival in NYC, received the Founders’ Choice Award at the 2013 Queens World Film Festival and was featured at the Queens Museum of Art. The film premiered online via Kentucker Audley’s NoBudge.com.