For release through February 26, 2015
(January 19, 2015, New York, NY) Creative Sorceress Mollie Kellogg’s short film, Incognito Witch: Paint My Life, has been selected to screen at the MagikalCharm Video Fest 2015. This is the second appearance of G, the Incognito Witch, at this event in New York City. In 2014 Kellogg’s Nobody Loves Fat G received the MagikalCharm Genre Award for Alternative Comedy.
Inspired by Kellogg’s figurative Incognito Witch paintings, the project expanded to include short films starring Kellogg as G (short for Goddess). “Both on canvas and in film, an Incognito Witch is an inner portrait,” Kellogg says, “exposing and celebrating the magick hidden to conform to societal pressures.”
For this newest installment Kellogg collaborates with her husband T. Collins Logan. Mollie writes, directs and stars and T is composer and director of photography. The scene opens as G’s snoring slumber is interrupted by the clucking of the cuckoo. The Incognito Witch awakes and grudgingly starts her morning rituals. Her rituals are not those of spell casting or brewing of potions, but of showering, applying her makeup to cover what she perceives as flaws to be hidden from view, dressing in her costume (a business suit). She collects her computer bag and heads off to work — the only brew is purchased from the neighborhood coffee shop — likely not much different than anyone else’s morning rituals. “In these clothes, In this car, In the mirror, What do I fear? It’s not a reflection of me.” sings a female voice...
“I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility,” says Kellogg. Incognito Witch: Paint My Life was an official selection of the 2014 Awareness Festival in Los Angeles, and winner of the LGBTQAI Track Award at Nine Worlds in London.
Learn more about the Incognito Witch Project at www.incognitowitch.com. Contact Mollie at email@example.com.
MagikalCharm Video Fest 2015 takes place February 25 and 26, 2015, 8-11pm at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003, www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/rentals General Admission: $10; Half-price tickets available for AFA & NYWIFT members and NYC students.
(NOTE: Incognito Witch: Paint My Life is scheduled to screen opening night - schedule is subject to change.)
About the MagikalCharm Video Fest
The MagikalCharm Experimental Video Fest showcases “strangely beautiful” 3-15 minute video featurettes. Themes emphasize the mystical, magikal, and mythically mysterious nature of performance, poetry, music, and visual composition. The MagikalCharm mission is to provide a medium for the imaginative, strangely beautiful, expression of personal experience, truth(s) and transformation.
Visit www.magikalcharm.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 675-8223 for more information about the festival.
Image: Mollie Kellogg as the Incognito Witch LOW-RES: www.molliekellogg.com/pr/paintlife-incell-72dpi.jpg
Poster: LOW-RES: www.molliekellogg.com/pr/IncognitoWitch-72dpi.jpg
Interviews with the artist are available on request.
SOURCE Mollie Kellogg