Local musician and filmmaker Wesley Tank will release his first feature film, "In Clamatore," on Friday, Aug. 13 at the Alchemist Theater, 2569 N. Kinnickinnic Ave.
The show starts at 9:30 p.m.and admission is $5.
Tank, who is also known as the rapper Stumblesome and the lead singer of Atari hip-hop band Antler Antennas, recently gave me the low-down on his first movie and more.
OnMilwaukee.com: When did you start creating "In Clamatore?"
Wesley Tank: The first dialogues started emerging from my pen in 2005. We starting shooting in July of 2007 and finished shooting in June of 2008. I finished editing in July of 2010.
OMC: What is the film about?
WT: Letting go versus holding on. Nature and community. Tales the wind in each season of a post-post apocalyptic parade of ghosts. A son has died, but it's not about grief. It's about people responding to their environment and their relationships. It's about going into a world and it's about the post-film experience. It's about light reflecting from the screen to your retina, and the way you feel when you hear the sounds.
OMC: Where was the film shot?
WT: Nearly everything was shot in abandoned homes in the backwoods of Spring Green and Dodgeville.
OMC: What did you learn from making this film?
WT: I discovered myself. I learned and continue to learn what art manifests. I got a deepened connection to nature. I also learned what the film was about.
OMC: What are your goals for this film?
WT: My sincerest hope is for its messages to console and heal the collective consciousness of our seemingly perilous planet. That is, via distributor, film festival, world tour, the Internet, achievement of some sort of controversial cult status and providing an anchor for my career so that I may be allowed to make more films.
I am toying with the idea of putting the distribution rights up on eBay for a minimum bid of $1 million plus royalties. Or releasing it for free on t…Read more...