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Rotterdam 2015: See Slow Burning Trailer for New Orleans Experimental Feature ‘Cover Me’

Rotterdam 2015: See Slow Burning Trailer for New Orleans Experimental Feature 'Cover Me'

Written and directed by Garrett Bradley, “Cover Me” is an experimental feature film shot in New Orleans and developed with artist Tameka Norris, who plays the lead.

The film screens at International Film Festival Rotterdam next week and centers on “a young vocalist who returns to New Orleans, but can’t find her way around. We see the city through her attempts at making contact and friends, earning money and playing her music.”

Says IFFR’s website, “Based on 30 hours of material, Norris created a video installation in which she put herself in as many roles and situations as possible and Bradley created this modest, exceptional film that details the story of the fictional vocalist. And in working with the same footage, what in effect defines the moving image as either film or art? Image and sound play an important role in the alienation that occurs. New Orleans excels in its diversity.”

Bradley, who made her feature directorial debut with “Below Dreams” at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, describes her work as “approaching the moving image as a tool for exploring socialeconomic juxtaposition, historical reflection, place based adventure and the beauty that is plainly in view.”

See the trailer for “Cover Me” below. Find details on the Rotterdam screening HERE

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