Poppea Interview (Sept 2021)
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Join us in conversation with the fabulous directors of the new film Poppea. We sit down with Karina Parker and Christina Swanson to talk about the history of the opera, the decisions made while creating a filmed version, and the importance of community, among other things.
Video shot and edited by Taku Uyeda, with clips from the film.
Hannah Montana Rewatch pt. 2 (Feb 2021)
Compound Kids (Oct 2020)
Directed and styled by Kirsi Myntti
Photography by Efthimi Matsamakis
Models: Devan Chee A Tow, Kirsi Myntti
Prod Assistant: Catie DeWitt
In the Roppongi district of Tokyo, there is an American Embassy compound, fit with a pool, tennis courts, and Marines down the hill. The kids who roam the streets of the gated community gather on the main drag to bully and protect each other. When I was twelve, we all went to different schools or different grades, but after three fifteen pm we'd somehow always end up at the FamilyMart down the street. The Japanese guards never once asked our names, but we always nodded and waved. Outside of the gates, on the way to the 7am Saturday hockey bus, I’d step over business men lying face down in vomit from the night before.
Asleep, my love? What, dead, my dove?
Their suits completely ruined.
During quarantine, I had the specific combination of very little spending money with an excessive amount of time and feelings, somewhat like my middle school self. This first drop is in honor of that time, that feeling of freedom and boredom that plagues youth. The feeling we miss once it’s gone and have places to be, money to make, and other people to care for.
12 Ways to Say Fuck You (Spring 2019)
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What began as a one woman show, 12 Ways was written and performed by Kirsi Myntti @ WIPFest in Detroit, Michigan - September 2018. It was revived at the Fringe Festival Detroit, performed by Carolyn Alam three months later. This short film version premiered on May 31st, 2019 on the infamous site Youtube.
Big hugs and thanks to all the extremely talented people who helped with this project, LOOK THEM UP!
Director of Photography: Gabby Baginski
Starring (in order of appearance):
Eddie Logix - The Ohana Tape
The Regrettes - Hot
Jorja Smith - Teenage Fantasy
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