Transient

Seeking the Monkey King

Director: Ken Jacobs
Assistant to the Artist: Jason Drakeford
Soundtrack: JG Thirlwell

Kicking off 2011 I started working as an assistant to Ken Jacobs, one of the founders of American avant-garde cinema who has worked as an artist of film for over 50 years. Premiering at the 2011 New York Film Festival and originally screened at the MoMA, it received with great excitement along with a glowing review from the New York Times the following day. Be prepared for a cinema experience that takes a place between two and three dimensions, pushing time to take on substance and enveloping you into the a world beyond the surreal. This has been an epic undertaking, incomparable with any other avant-garde film you've ever seen.

Note: The film is now available to view on Ken Jacob's official Vimeo site in 6 parts.
Part 1: https://vimeo.com/106030243


Day and Night

Director: Ken Jacobs
Assistant to the Artist: Jason Drakeford
Completing two films together, the first was "Day and Night", an experiment in a film technique invented by Ken, that was perfected in the latest film "Seeking the Monkey King".