A Day with My Boy: Slug War
2014, Super 8mm & HD, 4 mins.

Army soldiers, on a mission to protect a satellite dish, are caught up in a battle with an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, filmmaker Jim Granato collaborates with his son, Alex Rey (age 4), competing with his unstoppable energy and spontaneous creativity.

 

Photographed, Edited, Written and Directed by Jim Granato


Angels
2013, HD, 6 mins.

An innocent man walks through San Francisco clueless to the fact that the Blue Angels are in town practicing their air show. After several encounters with the mysterious roars from above and the city's more colorful characters, our hero snaps and runs amok, seeking shelter. The movies are just around the corner! But, in our hero's case, he's on their corner.

 

PAST SCREENINGS

So Long, Kodachrome
2010, Super 8mm, 7 min.

A deal goes down in a shady motel room where our (anti-)hero gets more than he bargains for. "So Long, Kodachrome" is an ode to super 8 and the beloved, now defunct, popular color film stock while paying homage to a famous 70’s American landmark film.

Photographed, Edited, Written and Directed by Jim Granato

 

PAST SCREENINGS



 

Afternoon Dream
2009, Super 8mm, 4 min

A woman falls asleep on a mountain top, descending into a dream that reconnects her with nature. Shot on Super 8 Kodachrome and Ektachrome (later hand-processed), "Afternoon Dream" comes from a series of films which take on solitude, landscapes, and the passing of time with more of an experimental and minimalist approach.

 

Photographed, Edited and Directed by Jim Granato

PAST SCREENINGS




Designated Routes in Nature and Time
2008, Super 8mm, 7 min.

An exploration of landscapes set to the natural rhythm of nature and time: From the beginnings of a road trip leaving a city to a desert bed of mountains and sand. A transportation of another kind occurs as mist and the tides offer a distinct view. Back on the rails, only a shadow knows its destination. Low level clouds help the earth cool. After an orbit has been complete the city from which we've leaped lies awake waiting for our return.

 

Live Music Score by Destiny Muhammed.

 

Photographed, Edited and Directed by Jim Granato

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

 

Fall 2011 San Francisco Underground Shorts Film Festival
WITH A SPECIAL LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY DESTINY MUHAMMAD!
November 19, 10:30pm
San Francisco, Ca.

 

PAST SCREENINGS





Urban Renewal
2007, 16mm, 5 min.

 
Inspired by late night walks down familiar streets, one finds a strange comfort among the staples of city life. An in-camera collage dedicated to the little discoveries from a concrete and illuminated landscape.


Photographed, Edited and Directed by Jim Granato


PAST SCREENINGS





Fags and a Pint
2005, 16mm, 5 min.

 

A young Englishman takes an evening stroll in his colorful San Francisco neighborhood. From what starts out to be a very casual outing turns into a frightening and strange experience when a couple of strangers mistake him for someone else. WARNING: This short film contains offensive language and images of violence.


Produced and Directed by Bob Lucas

Co-Produced and Edited by Jim Granato


PAST SCREENINGS




Human Skins
2003, DV, 8 min

 

In October, 2003 I got together with several friends to participate in the 48 hour film project. At that time it was a fairly new idea that pushed filmmakers to write, shoot, and edit a short film within a weekend. The festival supplied you with a list of specific instructions (as described in the opening sequence) that we, as participants, had to include in our film.

We received our instructions on a Friday evening, and about 15 people deliberated for hours late into the night what the film should be. I ended up writing a script in an hour during the wee hours early that next morning. Then our group shot for about 19 hours Saturday, editing all day on Sunday and showed the film THAT evening to an enthusiastic packed house in San Francisco.



This version here features a different opening scene which was added a few months later to let a completely different packed house audience in on the know that "this is not any ordinary story".



Co-Produced, Written, Edited, and Directed by Jim Granato


PAST SCREENINGS






Caffeinated Robots
2002, 35mm, 2 min.

 
Originally filmed on super 8 for the SF Exquisite Corpse film, "Downtown", this version was filmed at the same time but using a wind-up Bell & Howell 35mm movie camera. Inspired by our bustling city & coffee drinking culture, this little short attempts to be heart warming and bowel moving all at the same time.



Photographed, Edited, and Directed by Jim Granato



PAST SCREENINGS





The Picnic
1998, Super 8mm, 3 min.


 
Shot in only a couple of hours and edited in camera on a single roll of super 8 black and white film. A look at food, wine and the complexity of the moment.

Photographed, Edited, and Directed by Jim Granato

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