We are the ElekTrik Zoo: a creative partnership.
1) We are a team.
2) We make films.
3) We take photographs.
4) We write stories.
5) We make art & commercial content for ElekTrik Fans & clients large & small.
Brief and present history of the ElekTrik Zoo
From 2008: Our narrative film "Destiny lives Down the Road" won Best Short at the New Orleans Film Festival and screened internationally at such festivals as the 55th BFI London Film Festival and "Oscar qualifiers" like Bristol Brief Encounters and Flickerfest among others. It was independently filmed in St. Bernard Parish and cast with non-actors. We continued to make films set in the "Down the Road" landscape and are presently editing our latest film "Nicabob" about a lonely teenage boy who starts a Youtube channel to connect with the outside world. But, something surprising also came out of the world we created in films.
Our "Down the Road" films attracted the curators at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans who commissioned us to produce a major exhibit: "Chalmatia: a fictional place Down the Road," which was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts. The installation included over 400 photographs, 86 text pieces, a 48-minute film and an installation component. We physically molded a story onto an oval space that twisted up and through three floors.
This work brought our gritty and magical storyscape of "Down the Road" (a fictional place, which, heretofore, existed only at festivals, online and in our heads) into the realm of the physically real. Our fictional stories were made manifest.