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Vivid Dreams
2008, super 8mm, 5 min.

After years of yearning to go to Africa, Joan’s three-month stint as a Peace Corps volunteer turns sour on Christmas Eve when she is 'psychevac'd' back to the states and admitted to Georgetown Hospital mental ward. The drug required by the Peace Corps to be taken as a protection against malaria is said to cause only vivid dreams, but no one mentions the other side effects of psychotic tendencies, including suicide and murder.

Produced, Directed, Photographed & Edited by Jim Granato

Read an interview with the filmmaker about Vivid Dreams.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

CINEMA BY THE BAY FESTIVAL
Shorts Program: It’s All True
Clay Theater - San Francisco, CA.
Sunday, October 25, 2009

PAST SCREENINGS

DAM SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
Boulder City, NV. Feb 11, 2009

MISSION ARTS AND PERFORMANCES PROJECT
San Francisco, California Dec. 6, 2008

ATA FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
San Francisco, California Oct. 3, 2008

TWIN CITIES UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Minneapolis, Minnesota Sept. 21, 2008

SUPER 8MM FILM FESTIVAL
Szeged, HUNGARY Sept. 10-14, 2008

WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Montréal, Québec, CANADA August 22 & 31, 2008

11th ANNUAL SUPER 8 SPECIAL
Basel, SWITZERLAND August 8, 2008

ATA BEST OF OPEN SCREENING 2008 TOUR
Basement Films - Albuquerque, NM. July 5
Echo Park Film Center - Los Angeles, CA. June 25
DIVA Center - Eugene, OR. June 18
Clinton St. Theater - Portland, OR. June 5

FLIPSIDE FILM FESTIVAL
Plymouth, UNITED KINGDOM. May 28 - 30, 2008

TALLAHASSEE FILM FESTIVAL
Tallahassee, FL. May 16 + 17, 2008

ARTISTS TELEVISION ACCESS (ATA)
OPEN SCREENING
San Francisco, CA. March 20, 2008

FLICKER LA - ATTACK OF THE 50 FT. REELS
AMEICAN CINEMATHEQUE EGYPTIAN THEATER
Hollywood, CA. November 29th, 2007






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Fire and Effect
2006, 24p, 15 min.

Dusty, a fire enthusiast, has been an observer at many fire art festivals. After picking up a few tips from other theatrical fire effect artists, Dusty, along with his neighbor who goes by the name "Psycho" Dave, are on their way to becoming theatrical fire effect artists themselves. Humbled by what other artists are doing around him, Dusty isn't so sure he's ready to be referred to as an artist. "Fire and Effect" offers a glimpse into a man attempting to connect with art through fire.

Produced, Directed, Photographed & Edited by Jim Granato

PAST SCREENINGS

LAS VEGAS ART MUSEUM
Las Vegas, NV. July 16th, 2007

ZEITGEIST INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
San Francisco, CA. June 11, 2007

FREEDM FILMS / NOISE POP FILM FESTIVAL
San Francisco, CA. Mar 3, 2007

DAM SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
Boulder City, NV. Feb 8, 2007






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India Indiana
work in progress, 24p, 60 min.

Juxtaposing imagery from a Christian based wedding in Indiana and a traditional Sikh wedding in Rajasthan, India, with interviews of the two families and friends, "India Indiana" will examine the inter-racial and inter-faith marriage, the meaning to the couple and the immediate family and the questions and possible conflicts that arise. The film will contrast and compare, but it will also attempt to show that we must look past any preconceived notions and images of foreign cultures that we may have, and that are fed to us in news snippets and political sound bites, to see the reality and similarity to us of people living their lives around the world.

Produced, Directed and Photographed by Jim Granato, Neil Hutchinson & Bob Lucas

Editing by Jim Granato








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