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The preview screening of Hotel Congress at Royal Theatre in Toronto had a hugely successful turnout.

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Hotel Congress Teaser Trailer

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Shooting of feature film “Hotel Congress” has just wrapped in Tucson, Arizona.

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Kill Brass plays Bahamas International Film Festival December 1 to 4th

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“No Contract”, A film by Randall Okita, produced by Michel Kandinsky plays at Vancouver International Film Festival October 12th.

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Kill Brass plays at Carmel Art & Film Festival October 14th!

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Kill Brass wins Action Cut Film Competition Grand Prize for best short film! http://www.actioncut.com/sfc/2011winners.htm

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“Performance” BravoFACT editing now.

Shooting “Performance” a BravoFACT short film about the 1 minute of preparation of a boxer and dancer on the 18th & 19th of June.

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Kill Brass screens at 33rd Moscow International Film Festival starting June 23rd.

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Just shot a new Hakim spot with the Arri Alexa. Great camera! It’s everything everyone says it is. An absolutely amazing piece of technology.

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Kill Brass screens at Newport Beach Film Festival April 28th and has been selected for screening at Showbiz Expo on May 7th in Los Angeles.

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Kill Brass wins Gold Remi Award for Best Short Thriller at Houston Worldfest!

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Kill Brass screens at Newport Beach Film Festival May 1, 2011.

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Kill Brass screens at Cleveland International Film Festival March 26, 2011.

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Production on bravoFACT funded short “Performance” has begun.

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“Kill Brass” – World Premiere at WFF-Montreal August 28th.

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Review of Kill Brass from Almanaque Virtual

By Mario Abbade, reporting from FFM Montreal 2010.

31/08/2010

Anyone who attends a film festival needs to be attentive to small details of programming. It can happen that certain productions will go unnoticed due to the competitive show or movies starring well known actors. This is the case of Brass Kill (2009). A short (18 minutes) film being displayed before the start of the laughable feature “Bo”. A mistake on the part of the programmers of the World Film Festival of Montreal. Two productions that do not share themes or language. To compound the picture, what remains of talent and quality in “Kill Brass”, is severely lacking in “Bo”.

Directed by Michel Kandinsky, the short is an homage to films of the 70s, like “Killer Elite” (1977, Sam Peckinpah), “Cross of Iron”,(1976, Sam Peckinpah ) and “The Mechanic” (1972, with Charles Bronson). Productions that depict ambivalent heroes and tough world-weary situations. Honor, strength and intelligence drove the actions of these characters.

Kandinsky not only honors but also updates the theme. Influenced by contemporary pop culture and the comics of Frank Miller and Alan Moore. At the same time, the script establishes a dialogue with the ancient tradition of the samurai through a quotation from the Japanese samurai Musashi Miyamoto, creator of the style of fighting with two swords and writer of the treatise on martial arts known as the “Book of Five Rings” .

All these elements are brought together in the narrative that shows the clash between two snipers (snipers) of different generations in an isolated house. Several concepts are built and placed in conflict as youth and experience, strength and cunning.

These themes are illustrated not only by dialogue, but also through scenes that illustrate Kandinsky’s masterful touch. Sequences that are thoroughly modern and seem to call to life a page of comics with a split screen technique. In contrast, the pace of the plans follows the Japanese school of cinema.

To register the conflict between the two gunmen, Kandinsky uses The Horne House as a backdrop. This is a house located in the middle of nature where the walls are all glass. To complete the landscape, snow everywhere. It can be seen the full magnitude of the wild braving a small point of civilization. This further reinforces the differences between peace and bestiality, demonstrating the influence of director Werner Herzog.

The opening sequence involving an insect in extreme close-up already demonstrates that Kandinsky’s intentions are unorthodox. A mixture of disgust and self-control that aims to demonstrate how a professional “death dealer” has a different morality than those imposed by society. Nothing can shake the sniper’s focus on the target.

The title refers to the short brass cartridge ejected from a rifle, after a successful shot. These cartridges are kept as a trophy or souvenir by professional shooters. It is the physical manifestation of a time when life was taken.

Kill Brass is the inspiration for a feature which should reach the screens in 2013: “Positive Kill Ratio”, a war drama involving a sniper behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. Outside this project, Kandinsky has two others in the works: “Something like the truth,” a low-budget crime thriller, and “Vineland Summer”, a violent romantic comedy viking. By the strong choices he has made, it is clear that Kandinsky is a young filmmaker seeking to expand on classic concepts. Someone to watch for in the future.

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“Kill Brass”, a short film by Michel Kandinsky produced by the Canadian Film Centre has completed shooting.

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