THE BEGINNING AND THE END
This 16 mm project combines the moving image with stripped down film processing to explore duplicitous relationships between black and white, life and death, and vulnerability and strength.
Natasha Van Zandt directed and shot The Beginning and The End over a 30 day period. The concept was to complete the film alongside the progression of one moon cycle. The films intention is to show the growth and decline of emotions within a life cycle. Natasha developed the film using experimental hand processing techniques. With the exception of opacity and frame orientation, no effects were added in an effort to preserve the innate quality of the film stock.
This film received awards at the 2008 EDU Film Festival for the experimental/animation category and received an honorable mention at the Atlanta Film festival.
Director: Natasha Van Zandt