Kim's VideoUnited States, France, United Kingdom, 2023 : Canadian Premiere
KIM'S VIDEO follows modern-day cinephile and filmmaker, David Redmon, on a seemingly quixotic quest to track down the whereabouts of the massive video collection of the nowdefunct Kim’s Video, an iconic NYC video rental store with more than 55,000 beloved and rare movies.
Playing with the forms and tropes of cinema, David’s bizarre and increasingly obsessive quest takes him to Sicily, where he becomes entangled in a web of local politics, and to South Korea, where he tracks down the enigmatic Mr. Kim in the hope of influencing the collection’s future. An ode to the love of cinema, this film will strike a chord with anyone who has ever rented a movie.
Filmmaking duo David Redmon and Ashley Sabin together produce, direct, photograph, and edit documentaries that have screened in festivals, theaters, and on televisions worldwide. They are currently planning their next adventures in filmmaking, fully understanding their plans never pan out as expected.
press for Kim's Video
"A story that plays out like a low-budget caper, replete with corruption, slippery personalities, missing cash and one actual robbery."- Hollywood Reporter
"A rollicking tale of the inextricable bonds between life and art, and the value of ensuring that the latter remains preserved for future generations."- The Daily Beast
screened with a short film
Butchy'S Big Pitch
2023, 4 m 13 s, United States, Director Nick PrueherUsing an audio recording of his downstairs neighbour in Queens, New York, filmmaker Nick Prueher and animator Chrissy Fellmeth bring Frank "Butchy" Carrado's TV commercial idea to life.
Nick Prueher (from the Found Footage Festival), and director of the preceding short film, will be doing an in-person Q&A