Short Films Harmony Korine

Shorts | USA

In addition to his feature-length productions, Harmony Korine has directed more than a dozen short-form works: commercials, music videos, contributions to omnibus films, and short films, some of which develop ideas later expanded on in his feature films. The Cologne Conference presents four of Korine’s outstanding short films: LOTOS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP, ACT DA FOOL, UMSHINI WAM und SNOWBALLS.

In LOTUS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP, Korine’s contribution to the compilation film THE FOURTH DIMENSION, the incomparable Val Kilmer plays a mixture of guru, preacher, and maniac by the name of: Val Kilmer.

UMSHINI WAM, which runs fifteen minutes long, is a mix of music video and short film. The two rappers of »Die Antwoord«, a South African band, play the main roles. Propped in wheelchairs and dressed in full-body animal costumes, they get their kicks in dreary suburban neighborhoods. Their dream: to be real gangsters.

ACT DA FOOL was originally commissioned by the New York fashion label, Proenza Schouler – as is to be expected from Korine, though, clothes get to play more of a minor role in it. The story revolves around a group of young black women, who are in some ways foreshadowing the girl group from SPRING BREAKERS.

SNOWBALLS was – like ACT DA FOOL – originally commissioned by the New York fashion label, Proenza Schouler. The story revolves around two girls dressed as Navajo Indians with deformed features, wearing Proenza Schouler’s creations.

LOTUS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
USA 2012 | 30'
Producer
Charles-Marie Anthonioz
Director
Harmony Korine
Script
Harmony Korine
Photography
Chris Blauvelt
Editor
Leo Scott
Sound
Jeremy Mazza
Production Design
Elliott Hostetter
Casting
Elise Tyler
Principal Cast
Val Kilmer, Rachel Korine, Leslie Mills
Production Company
O' Salvation
UMSHINI WAM
USA 2011 | 15'
Producers
Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Agnès B.
Associate Producers
Ben Conrad, The Mill, Ryan Zacarias
Director
Harmony Korine
Script
Harmony Korine
Photography
Alexis Zabe
Editor
Leo Scott
Sound
Drew Douthit, Jonathan Jost
Music
Justin De Nobrega
Production Design
Bart Mangrum
Principal Cast
Clayton Bezuidenhout, Hector Bezuidenhout, Anri Du Toit, Watkin Tudor Jones Jr
Production Company
O' Salvation
ACT DA FOOL
USA 2010 | 4' | Super 8
Producer
Scott Pierce
Director
Harmony Korine
Script
Harmony Korine
Photography
Harmony Korine
Editor
Adam Robinson
Music
Brian Kotzur
Production Design
Garland Gallaspy
Principal Cast
Michelrica Hughes, Miileah Morrison, Elizabeth Smith, Kiara Smith, Rashani Wilson
SNOWBALLS
USA 2011 | 4'
Producers
Scott Pierce, Ryan Zacarias
Executive Producer
Proenza Schouler
Director
Harmony Korine
Script
Harmony Korine
Photography
Harmony Korine, Alexis Zabe
Editor
Adam Robinson
Sound
Pete Townshend
Music
Brian Kotzur
Production Design
Garland Gallaspy
Production Company
O' Salvation