Best known for his work with Neil Gaiman and his Harvey award-winning graphic novel Cages, comes this Blu-ray collection of Dave McKean’s surreal short films collected in a behind the scenes 9 x 12 hardcover book!
Dave McKean’s short cinema on Blu-ray included in a hardcover book featuring photos, posters, stills, drawings, and more. A must-have for McKean fans!
“Dave demands his characters agonize over the meaning of life but he forces us to take the roller-coaster ride as well . . . right to the heart of the creative process–his words and drawings cascading across the page in perfectly structured cacophony. Beautiful!”–Terry Gilliam
Blu-Ray includes the following short films and documentaries from Dave McKean: Week Before – 23mins – Insipired by the music of Django Reinhardt, story about two neighbors, God, and The Devil. Neon – 27mins – This film is narrated by Velvet Underground founder John Cale and was first prize winner at Clermont-Ferrand (one of most prestigous short film festivals in the world). Whack! – 14mins – Based on Mr. Punch graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean. Displacements – 14mins – A combination of three short films featuring Michael Moorcock, Iain Sinclair, and Ed Dorn. Dawn – 9mins – Filmed after McKeans’s work on the movie Mirrormask, this short film is based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Pictures that Tick, and was accepted into Clermont-Ferrand Festival Iain Ballamy & Stian Carstensen – 3 1/2 minutes – A video short of jazz musicians Iain Ballamy & Stian Carstensen. Sonnet No. 138 – 1min – An animated version of one of Shakespeare’s sonnets as part of a large project to turn all of them into short films, the project was canceled and all that remains is this short film. MTV-9/11 Reason – 1min – Reason was created to play on Sept. 11th 2002, a year after the terrorist attack in New York in 2001. McKean made this image as a illustration for a memorial book published by Dark Horse, and turned it into a film shortly after. MTV-World Aids Day – 1min – McKean’s short film for MTV on World Aids Day. Visitors – 15mins – Created to be a video shown during live performances for the band Food, this film was shot at the Pacific coastline at Pebble Beach, Point Lobos, Big Sur, Pacific Grove, and at the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. A short film for Adobe – 4mins – Short film to cover the making of an image, which was the cover of The Particle Tarot. Signal to Noise – 4mins – Based of his own Graphic Novel Signal to Noise. RAINDANCE 7 – 1min – Trailer/Advert for the Raindance Film Festival. KODAK: TAKE PICTURES FURTHER – 40Mins – Commissioned by Kodak to launch a new film stock, and consisted of a lavish book, featuring several photographer/ artists, and accompanying ‘making of’ films for each contributor. BUCKETHEAD -THE BALLAD OF BUCKETHEAD – 4.5 mins – Daves ode to the musician Buckethead Izzy – 3.5 Mins – Film dedicated to opera singer Izzy, featured on MTV’s Classical Channel. Lowcraft – 1 minute – A music video made for the band Lowcraft, inspired by the artist Lorenzo Mattotti. The Old Monkey – 4 minutes – A performance by McKean of a song he wrote for jazz composer Iain Ballamy and poet Matthew Sweeney. 9 Lives: Sheepdip, Johnson and Dupree; 9 Lives: The Cathedral of Trees – 4 minutes – Two short films from a show by McKean called Nine Lives.
Dave McKean is an illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker, and musician. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art, and sculpture. After a trip to New York in 1986, during which he failed to… More about Dave McKean