SJ. RAMIR

Nationality: new zealander

Originally a photographer, artist/filmmaker SJ.Ramir later moved to digital video - shooting scenes of lone figures moving across remote and isolated geographical landscapes. The landscapes and structures in his films are often a mix of real and/or constructed 3D models.

The prominent style of his films came from early years of experimentation with custom-made lens filters. These filters enhanced video pixels and produced hazy, distorted images, which Ramir felt were visually suggestive of emotional states connected with a central theme in his work: isolation.

His films have been exhibited at art galleries worldwide and screened at many prestigious film festivals including: the 67th Venice International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam (2009 and 2010), Edinburgh International Film Festival (2012 and 2013), Melbourne International Film Festival (2011) and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2009).

11 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

IN THIS VALLEY OF RESPITE, MY LAST BREATH...
2017 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 5' 07 / 34 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  MY SONG IS SUNG
2016 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 6' 43 / 30 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  CLOSER
2014 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 3' 10 / 24 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Mini DV
  IN THIS VALLEY, MY HEART IS BURIED DEEP...
2014 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 5' 15 / 30 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Mini DV
OUR HANDS ARE EMPTY
2014 / Mini DV / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 9' 11 / 40 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Mini DV
NO PLACE TO REST
2013 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 6' 15 / 30 €
distribution: Mini DV
REMOTE
2012 / Digital Betacam / b&w / sound / single screen / 31' 41 / 100 €
distribution: Digital Betacam
DISQUIET
2011 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 8' 15 / 40 €
distribution: Digital Betacam or Mini DV
  DEPARTURE
2007 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 3' 28 / 21 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Mini DV
  TAUPIRI
2007 / Mini DV / b&w / sound / single screen / 2' 36 / 20 €
distribution: Digital file on server or Mini DV
  MAN ALONE
2006 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 3' 50 / 21 €
distribution: Mini DV