Sunday, 23 September 2007
"Binge and Purge" Ben Meinhardt
Ben Meinhardt 's anarchic Binge and Purge has enjoyed considerable acclaim from festival audiences all over the world. It does not proclaim a brave new world or indeed seek to improve our lot. But it's very funny. Mysterious, blue bears come out from the shadows and wreak havoc on a city in present day America. It's a splurge of comic book violence, not intended to be taken seriously in any way, save for the sheer verve of the animator. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2000, Ben moved to the marvellous Vancouver Film School in 2003 and as his movie was released in 2004 it is possible to see the creative fruits of that time. He presently works in Vancouver on the MTV2 series "Where my Dogs At?" Ben's website is crazydeathmonkey.com and a direct link to his movie is here.