No one sleeps. No one dreams. For the past 40 years this has been the norm and no one has really questioned it.
RESONANCE follows Aleena Ambrose (played by actress Briana Rayner) as she discovers a darker motivation behind the world of “Luxury Artificial Sleep Centres” and becomes the focus of her own nightmare. The filmmakers' cinematic artistry skillfully immerses the audience in the characters' reality. Shot in just three days with the help of a skeleton crew, the film was a true labor of love. Director and Cinematographer William Minsky went to painstaking lengths to find locations that supported his idea of the character’s world; choices that came from a place of both story and photography.
“The locations are remarkable and very unique." ~ Darren Wiesner, Hollywood North Magazine
While shooting RESONANCE, the filmmakers were faced with the usual hurdles involved in filmmaking, with the additional challenge of building a world on a “pack of gum budget.” Their goal was to build a visual universe not based on technology, but one of tone and feeling. Finding ways to evoke a "visceral reaction from a story foundation." Due to a schedule push, the film was shot when Rayner was eight-months pregnant. Rather than change the script, Minsky took this as an opportunity to show a pregnant woman going through her daily life without making the focus of the story about her pregnancy.
Local composers and creators KIKLO built and original score for the film based on sound and tone more than music and added an incredible layer to the film.
Official Website: http://resonance-movie.com
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6936572/
Hollywood North Magazine:
William Minsky was raised on the Canadian prairies and now calls Vancouver home. A camera assistant, writer, editor, and cinematographer and father, he has found a great love in telling stories with the camera. An early appreciation for grit and simplicity merged with a passion for genre gives his work a varied spectrum. Having worked with incredible DOP’s and directors in his daily work as an assistant has only fuelled a need to tell stories and explore styles and work both familiar and strange. Along the way such projects as “The Movers Show” and “The Tallest Detective” show a great variation in look and feel. Minsky has been fortunate enough to find some kindred spirits that made it possible for him to again delve into a rolodex of ideas he brought to projects like Crazy 8’s Success story “Kindergarten Da Bin Ich Wieder” and “Conversations With My 2yr Old” and then completely shift gears and style for work like RESONANCE. Described as “perfectly tolerable,” Minsky is looking forward to many future upcoming projects to add his unique style to.
About Blair Dykes – Producer
For over a decade, Blair Dykes has been directing and producing independent films in Vancouver, BC. Despite this, he is still No One Famous.
About Briana Rayner – Lead
Briana Rayner is an improviser, actor, voice artist, and classic typewriter enthusiast. She’s the Co-Artistic Director at The Instant Theatre Co, the taller half of the improv duo Virginia Jack, and a regular at Vancouver’s Queerprov show. Recent credits include "The Flash," "The Girl’s Guide," and the short films STAKEOUT, MENTAL (also screening at the Philip K. Dick Film Festival) and RESONANCE. She won 'Best Actress in a Short Film' (Macabre Film Festival) and a Leo Award nomination for her work in “Bruised." Briana spent five years as a dedicated clown-doctor in a long-term care facility telling purposefully bad jokes, singing songs, and tripping over her feet. In her spare time, she likes to bake and watch shark attack videos.
Directed by: William Minsky
Written by: William Minsky
Produced by: Blair Dykes & William Minsky
Cinematographer: William Minsky
Posters: William Minsky