Tony Stone (filmmaker)

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Tony Stone is an American independent filmmaker. His notable works include the music video for R.E.M.'s "It Happened Today" (cinematography), [1] and the films Severed Ways (2007, writer/director), Out of Our Minds (2009, writer/director) and the 2016 documentary Peter and the Farm (director). [2]

An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie, is a feature film or short film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies. Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized. Usually, but not always, independent films are made with considerably lower budgets than major studio films.

<i>Severed Ways</i> 2007 film by Tony Stone

Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America is a 2007 independent adventure drama film that tells a story of Norse explorers battling nature, natives and Christianity in North America in the year 1007 AD. It was written, directed, edited and produced by Tony Stone who also plays one of the lead characters.

Out of Our Minds is a 2009 fantasy film written by Melissa Auf der Maur and directed by Tony Stone. Starring Auf der Maur as the female protagonist, the film tells the mythological story of "a fantasy world where a Viking heart, a car crash and a bleeding forest connect." The film uses a musical score, composed entirely by Auf der Maur and her band, and features no dialogue in order to focus on the "striking optics" and was released as "part of a multi-disciplinary Viking-themed project that includes a short film and comic book", as well as accompanying her second studio album of the same name.

He co-owns the Basilica Hudson performance space with his wife, musician Melissa Auf der Maur. [3]

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References

  1. It Happened Today (in Russian), Kinomania
  2. Roston, Tom (November 3, 2016), 'Peter and the Farm' Finds Profound Harmony Between Visuals and Storytelling, PBS.org
  3. Frere-Jones, Sasha (September 18, 2013), Take them to church, The New Yorker