"This is it... Somebody say the time is NOW..."
A scrambled satellite signal sets the tone for the mixed messages of fundamentalism and politics. Original images, recorded as they appeared on a digitally scrambled broadcast, blur televised images into a kaleidoscope of sound and colour, starkly portraying the co-option of religious dogma for profit and political gain.
This work from Vancouver experimental filmmaker Richard Martin had its world première at the 55th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and appeared in the official selection for the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.
"Mixed Signals overflows with ingenious pixel piquancy."
- Margaret von Schiller, Berlin Film Festival
"Mixed Signals uses the most radical kind of visual disintegration and abstraction to capture the terrifying quality of the most radical kind of religious and political extremism."
- Jon Davies, Toronto Film Festival Daily
"The resulting picture, even in its confusion, becomes a clearer medium for viewing the truth behind the fundamentalist images we are bombarded with each and every day."
- Jill Hannon, Brooklyn Underground
Festivals: Berlin International Film Festival; Oberhausen Short Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival