filmgate's award CEREMONY and closing event
sunday feb 28th - 7:00pm
at the deauville hotel
This year’s closing party for Filmgate Interactive will take place at the Richelieu ballroom at the Deauville Hotel. Along with the award ceremony, a digital landscape installation will greet attendees with tunnels of lights and a virtual reality room. This first half of the experience will guide you to the portal into a digital musical realm, helmed by the sounds and performances of DJ Aremer Jack, Maylee Todd and Rich Aucoin. With an after party at Libertine for the daring.
Aremer Jack started out as a dancer and music lover and blossomed into DJing through his experiences at The Electric Pickle. Ever since then, he has been expressing his love for music across many genres including NYC/NJ garage house, disco, 80s boogie, hip hop, techno, jazz, funk, and many others. Better known as the resident afro of the Electric Pickle, he hosts a monthly party at there called "The Dope Realm With Arremer Jack".
Maylee’s music combines organic and electronic forms, including elements of electronic space funk, psychedelia and soul. Todd is always pushing the envelope with new concepts for performance, and artistic experiences. Her latest show; “Virtual Womb” is an sonic and visual experience fusing music, showcasing dancers, projectionists, live feed video feedback and tunes from her upcoming record “Acts Of Love.”
The power of Rich’s music that makes people want to dance, is that it’s a combination of the music, and what he’s doing on stage,” says comedian and ex-roommate Mark Little. “It’s not a plea for people to dance, but it’s kind of a persistent ‘Dance, dance, don’t forget to dance.’ I’ve never seen it work before. He gets people to dance when they wouldn’t normally dance—it’s the same quality that makes you not-annoyed with his positivity.”
About the creator
Gianfranco is a visual artist specializing in still and animated storytelling. He started his first company "Rolling Square Productions" to work in architectural visualizations, web design and motion graphics. Since then he's been focusing on art installations, illustrations, video projections, photography, filmmaking and VFX under his new alias "Graphographics." His work has taken him around the globe mainly working in Tokyo, Atlanta and Miami with 2 of his shorts making it in various film festivals and partnering with the David Lynch Foundation. This year he returns to Filmgate to organize and design the closing party with the help of international and local musical talents.