The Christmas story is a story of light and dark. That “star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright” shone on a dark period that was full of challenges. There was no room at the inn for a heavily pregnant young girl and her spouse. A villainous king wanted three wise men to aid and abet him in committing murder. The three wise men were wise enough to pay attention to the world of dreams. “Light and Dark” is one theme running through the 2021 short films, music videos and rockumentaries submitted to ROFFEKE.
The first 2021 submission was “Bluestocking - Never Ready” directed by Egor Gavrilin. It is “a look at 5 personal stories of the members of the band through the prism of magical surrealism with a tinge of steam punk and a dark fairytale.” The second submission was lighter, both in themes and in setting and production. “Red Gate Sessions”, featuring and directed by Marvin Glover “is a live concert short film…the film shows an intimate performance of a select material spanning his career in a stripped-down set, and an intimate setting.”
“Partner - Honey” was directed by Lesley Marshall. “We tackled Penelope Spheeris’ “Wayne’s Word” and attempted to contain her epic rock tribute styles in our own way. I wanted to bring the humour of the movie and also its many parodies to tell a day in the life of the show and also add some layered surrealness.”
You can watch the 2021 ROFFEKE Official Selections here: