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Paul Kaiser and John Charter

View film below or at “Remission” is an art film inspired by the actual experiences of the artist with his struggle, loss, and redemption as a combat veteran adjusting to civilian life; his war after the war. Filmed in more than 15 locations throughout Southern California, “Remission” employs formal filmmaking techniques paired with a unique storytelling style and a focus on creating beauty uncommon in video art. It features vibrant handmade creature costumes and breathtaking visuals of the California landscape; from Death Valley to Sequoia, each shot is carefully composed as if a painting. The elaborate handmade creature costumes represent the protagonist’s emotional journey through the struggle towards redemption. The culmination of these techniques creates an immersive experience evoking the sense of a deep longing to be restored and return home.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
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  • Medium: motion picture
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  • Year created: 2017
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About Paul Kaiser and John Charter

"Remission" was directed and co-written by John Charter, an award winning director based in L.A. The film was also co-written by Paul Kaiser, who served as production designer and costume designer. Native to Hastings, MI, now living in L.A., Paul is a combat veteran and fine artist best known for large scale hyper-real drawings, paintings, & photography