STOP is the idea is the thing
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STOP is the idea is the thing

The meta-pop-dance-video collaboration STOP I directed for Susan Marshall & Co. with music by David Lang is featured in The New York Times this week – ahead of the live production of Play/Pause arriving at BAM as part of The Next Wave Festival. Read the article and check out the video if you haven’t seen it yet, and then go to BAM and catch the live show before it’s off to another city.

Revel featured on Soundcheck Blog
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Revel featured on Soundcheck Blog

My second video collaboration with Susan Marshall & Co. “Revel” premiered on WNYC’s Soundcheck Blog this week prefaced by the kind words of Digital Producer Michael Katzif – “Cusick’s rapid-fire smash cuts, intimate camerawork, and tight pacing allows us to follow the action and footwork up close and personal.”

Read the blog entry on Soundcheck’s site here and watch the video now. Photo of Kristin Clotfelter by Max Lankier.

Reviews for Welcome to Nowhere
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Reviews for Welcome to Nowhere

Watch it Now Pick! “Have you ever wondered what would happen if Gregory Crewdson, Sam Shepard, and Cory McAbee took mescaline at a roadside motel and got freaky with a video camera?” – Michael Tully, Hammer to Nail

8 out of 10! “By boldly mashing live action with motion graphics animation, Cusick establishes a universe that falls somewhere between the hyper-real and the unreal.” – Don Simpson, Smells Like Screen Spirit

“Welcome To Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) is a welcome addition to the realm of surrealist fantasy where each viewers subjective reality itself lends to the purposely subjective fractured narrative.” – Steve Rickinson, Indiewood/Hollywoodn’t

“A fever dream of a road movie!” – Rob Hubbard, 366 Weird Movies

“This used to be the stuff of cult classics.” – Kentucker Audley, No Budge

The film continues streaming for free on No Budge until Oct 18. The film has over 1000+ views in only 2 weeks, please give it a look before it’s gone.

Collaboration with Susan Marshall & Co.
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Collaboration with Susan Marshall & Co.

Stop is live! The dance/music video STOP produced & choreographed by Susan Marshall with music by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang is now online, so please check it out – and then go see the show Play/Pause at BAM or any of the various tour stops across the country.

Welcome to Nowhere Online Premiere
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Welcome to Nowhere Online Premiere

Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) gets a Free Online Premiere for 1-month at NoBudge.com starting September 17, 2013. No Budge covers the world of true indie films. It was started in February 2011 by filmmaker Kentucker Audley to premiere & compile true indie films. Free + no ads + no piracy. It has been called “innovative” (Filmmaker Magazine) and “indispensable” (GreenCine). Mark your calendars, order some microwaveable popcorn and settle in for a unique movie experience.

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Love Is Not Enough (Music Video)

I’ve made a music video for the first song from my Pop Meets the Void EP, entitled Love is Not Enough. Give it a look! More music on Soundcloud.

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QWFF Founders’ Choice Award
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QWFF Founders’ Choice Award

The Queens World Film Festival honored our film Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) with one of their highest honors – the Founders’ Choice Award, recognizing the film as one of their quintessential selections of 2013. We’re deeply grateful for this award for the support of our local community of filmmakers in Queens, NYC. The film was shot largely in Long Island City, and the production company Temporary Distortion has been based in Queens since its founding in 2002. Many thanks go out to Don & Katha Cato for their tireless commitment to the festival and the filmmakers they support.

The Times Ledger
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The Times Ledger

There’s a nice feature on the Queens World Film Festival in the Times Ledger that shows off some stills from our film Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road). The image above comes from the print edition of the paper.

QWFF Screening
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QWFF Screening

Tickets are now on sale for the next screening of Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) at The Jackson Heights Cinema as part of the Queens World Film Festival. If you haven’t seen the film yet, please come out and have a look.

Official Selection at PollyGrind
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Official Selection at PollyGrind

Very excited to announce that Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) is an official selection of the PollyGrind Film Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The festival motto is Arthouse Meets Grindhouse and it couldn’t be a more appropriate venue for Welcome to Nowhere. Screening dates and more information coming soon.

NewFilmmakers New York Official Selection
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NewFilmmakers New York Official Selection

Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) is an official selection of the NewFilmmakers New York screening series here in New York City. The screening is on Tuesday, July 3 at 8:15PM on the Lower East Side at Anthology Film Archives, NYC’s home for independent cinema.

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Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road)

Out in the desert this week with Jon Weiss, cruising along Route 66 gathering additional photography and video assets to complete the Temporary Distortion film. We have a packed schedule and 100+ degree weather to contend with… should be fun!