May 18, 2017
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Past Inside the Present wins at CineAutopsia

James Siewert’s The Past Inside the Present wins for
Best Work Cineautopsia Rest of the World 2017.

April 5, 2017
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RogerEbert.com interview: The Past Inside the Present

“James Siewert’s 13-minute short film “The Past Inside the Present” is like a Laurie Lipton drawing come to life. The stunning black-and-white imagery of humans connected to recording devices via old wiring from their brains to an old Betamax is the sort of thing Lipton would dream up for one of her insanely intricate pencil drawings. This is not to suggest Siewert’s film is derivative. On the contrary, Siewert’s vision aims more for an emotional connection between the characters (even in what appears to be the absence of emotion) whereas Lipton often revels in the absurd and grotesque.”

Check out the interview…

February 23, 2017
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Vimeo staff pick: The Past Inside the Present

The Past Inside the Present is now exclusively available on Vimeo’s Staff Pick. Directed by GEP pal James Siewert and produced by Chris Skotchdopole and Fessenden.

Composed of over seven thousand frames of pen and charcoal meticulously drawn over the course of almost two years, The Past Inside the Present is a film which carries the weight of time – both in its subject matter and in the process by which it was made.

November 23, 2016
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An inside look at Past Inside the Present

GEP pal James Siewert discusses The Past Inside the Present’s epic two and half year production journey. Along with the interview is the official trailer and a production time-lapse video.
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FULL INTERVIEW

November 1, 2016
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Birth. Movies. Death: THE PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT is “mesmerizing”

Birth. Movies. Death. Selects shorts from Fantastic Fest for your viewing pleasure:

… James Siewert’s mesmerizing monochrome mixed-media allegory The Past Inside the Present. Stunningly realized in part through hand-drawn charcoal rotoscoped animation, the short is being officially distributed by the filmmaker collective Indie Street, and they’re offering both the film and a bevy of special features for free through the newly christened platform Bit Torrent Now.

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Check out the full article HERE

October 28, 2016
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THE PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT on BitTorrent Now

Check out the masterwork The Past Inside The Present, now available for download on BitTorrent.

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September 13, 2016
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GEP Shorts News: THE PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT

James Siewert’s visionary hand-crafted short THE PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT
continues its roll out to festivals:

Selected for the 2016 Grand Jury Prize Winners Short Form category at Film Invasion L.A.

Officially added to the Fantastic Fest short programming!

Heads south of the border to Oaxaca Film Fest!

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July 18, 2016
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“Past Inside The Present” wins best animated short at Indie Street Film Fest

Director James Siewert along with the films animators Annelyse Gelman and Auden Lincoln-Vogel attend the Marfa Film Festival after winning BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM at the 2016 Indie Street Film Festival! Check out the festival links below.

Marfa Film Festival

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April 13, 2016
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The Past Inside The Present at Florida Film Fest

Glass Eye’s short film ‘The Past Inside The Present’ plays at the 2016 Florida Film Festival.
Writer/Director James Siewert and producer Chris Skotchdopole attend.

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Chris Skotchdopole (left) and James Siewert (right)

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James Siewert talks ‘The Past Inside The Present’

April 6, 2016
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Spotlight On: The Past Inside The Present

AXS chats with filmmaker James Siewert about ‘The Past Inside The Present’.

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