at The South by Southwest Festival, Austin, Texas, Screening in Reel Shorts
by Eric Campos
(2005-03-19) 2005, Un-rated, 19 Minutes
Salvador Dali has got a problem – he’s not as crazy as people think he is and his work is beginning to show it. So how’s he gonna get his game back? Madness, that’s how. And Dali knows just who to see for some crazy implants. Rolling into Sigmund Freud’s office as if it were a Jiffy Lube for the insane, Dali reasons that if Freud were so adept at straightening out crazy people that he should be able to do the reverse. And so begins their session with a bit of reluctance from the good doctor. Soon, we’re weaving in and out of dreams and reality as we try and figure out just whose head we’re walking around in. It’s all…well…it’s all madness, really.
“The Death of Salvador Dali” is an amazing looking short. Top notch production value and cinematography make this a tasty brain twister. The cast provides plenty to marvel over as well. Robert Cesario brings Sigmund Freud to life while Salvador Benavides steals the show as the over-the-top freak known as Salvador Dali. And then there’s Dita Von Teese, always a pleasure to see, and here she plays a mysterious vixen, with a whip no less.
Fan or no fan of Dali, if you’re a fan of good filmmaking, here you go.
Written and Directed by Delaney Bishop Produced by Daniel Long Ana Terzani Obassi Teah Director of Photography Fortunato Procopio Production Design by Robert Sumrell with Ryan Patterson Costume Stylist Gitte Meldgaard Editor Mick Schlitzneglitz Music Felix Brenner, Saar Hendelman Executive Producer Caryl Flemmons Salvador Banvanides*Salvador Dal’ Bob Cesario*Sigmund Freud Dita Von Teese*Gala Mary Burton*Angela Alan Shearman*Andre Breton Raphael Edwards*Paul Eluard Alejandro Cardenas*Luis Bu–uel Art Director *Mika Slay Senic*Jillian Suzanne Props*Jacklyn Franklin Script Supervisor*RosemaryLeyson Storyboard Artist*William Mitchell Sound Mixer*Gary Day Boom*Dan Waters First Assistant Camera*Matthew A. Petrosky *Craig Grossmueller Second Assistant Camera*Kyle Jewell Loader*Mike Haleen Steadicam*Paul Sommers Gaffer*Peter Thomas *Pete Burgess Smith Best Boy Electric*Burton Vargas Key Grip*Matt Wilber Best Boy Grip*Sean Muir Swing*Jeane Dear Hair and Make-Up Design*Maxi Assistant to Maxi*Sai Costume Assistants*Caroline Thomas *Roshni Sharma Stunts*Mike Smith First Assistant Director*Nick Lee *Greg Jenks *Linda Wilson Second Assistant Director*Mike Musteric Production Coordinator*Jeff McSpadden Special Visual Effects*Claus Hansen@RIOT Assembly and Additional Effects*Ashlee Wismach@RIOT Re-recording *Courtney Bishop Mix*Erich Netherton Sound Design*Brett Rothfeld Production Assistants*Wes Rolan *Rusty Robertson *Sean D. *Darik Windham Additional Editorial *Ori Neidrich Catering and Craft Service*Diane Thomas@Impeccable Taste Very Special Thanks Henry Pincus Carol and David Bishop Sharon and Jerry McNellis Gitte Meldgaard Ed and Josie Martin Shihab Rattansi Stephen Jones Millinery POP Sound Art Mayor Paul Dektor Howie Krakow Ron Osborn Thomas Harris Tom Phillips@Exposure Jack DeGovia Winnie Kessler Hannah Chen Bobby Flemmons Kevin Allen Tracy Morse@Panavision Martin Bliss Veronica Lombardo@NY Office Ben Gibbs@Sea Level Jeremiah Tree Andrea & Dishell Multimedia Chris Rogers & Cinelease Lonnie & Jerry@Line 204 Elliot Abelson Marge Casey Patrick Casey and Marilyn Manson Dali Freud Films 2005 www.dalimovie.com