|Crew: ||Screenwriters: Brian Rogers - Editor: Brian Rogers - Composer: Brian Rogers
Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and its notion of 'architecture as protagonist', Screamers is the first feature film by theater, video and sound artist Brian Rogers. In his role as co-founder and Artistic Director of The Chocolate Factory Theater, a live performance venue in Queens, New York City, Rogers staged several critically acclaimed performances referencing specific vocabularies before embarking on this project. Screamers was produced, filmed and performed by long time members of the New York City experimental performance community.Written and directed by Brian Rogers. Produced by Madeline Best. Edited by Brian Rogers. Director of photography: Jeff Larson. Production design: Sara C. Walsh. Lighting: Jon Harper. Location Sound: Stephen Bruckert. Dramaturgy and Directorial Consultation: Madeline Best. Music by Brian Rogers. Sound Design & Sound Mix: Jim Dawson. 2nd Unit Director of Photography: Stephen Bruckert. Assistant Production Design: Jessie Bonaventura. Production Assistants: Youree Choi, Ben Demarest, Jonathan Ginter, Kenneth Olguin, Nicole Simonson.Starring: Andrew Dinwiddie, Jim Findlay, Daniel Fish, Vallejo Gantner, Keely Garfield, Jon Kinzel, Quinn Larson, Molly Lieber, Jay Wegman.
Brian Rogers is a director, video and sound artist, co-founder and artistic director of The Chocolate Factory Theater, which supports the creation of theater, dance, music and multimedia performances at its 5,000 sq ft facility in LIC, Queens. Since 1997, Brian has conceived and/or directed numerous large scale performances at The Chocolate Factory and elsewhere including Hot Box (September 2012, co-presented with FIAF’s Crossing The Line Festival / January 2013, PS122’s COIL Festival / February 2013, EMPAC Center, Troy NY – supported by a MAP Fund grant), the Bessie-nominated Selective Memory (July 2010, Mount Tremper Arts / September 2011, The Chocolate Factory / January 2011, PS122’s COIL Festival) and the horror the horror (Movement Research Festival 2011, Abrons Arts Center / 2012). Brian recently completed his first feature film; composed the soundtrack for Shaun Iron & Lauren Petty’s film Standing By: Gatz Backstage; and has collaborated as a sound and video artist with numerous experimental dance and theater artists in NY and elsewhere.
In addition to his own work, Brian curates The Chocolate Factory's Visiting Artist Program (now in its 12th year) which supports the work of more than 100 theater, dance, music and multimedia artists each year.