Hallowzine iii fb banner finishedIt’s that time of year again HALLOWEENSTERS, time for ONE OF US’s annual HALLOWZINE.

This year we have united artists from Berlin, London and New York in our creative exploration of HALLOWEEN.

The launch will include a performance form our fabulous drag host HEIDI GLÜM as well as a program of horrific short films.

There will popcorn, there will be blood and there will be zines, as well as our bespoke Halloween cocktails (‘The Vamp’ & Murder Most Foul’) for your pleasure.

Dressing up is not compulsory but encouraged.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 on the door.

The venue is VIDEOLOGY: 308 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11201

The shorts will include:

Irisa Hou ‘Bunny Bizness’
“A little goth boy wants to buy a taxidermy raven for his 13th birthday, but the bird isn’t quite dead yet.”

Edmund Trevelyan-Johnson ‘How To Properly Maintain Your Pencil Set’
‘Dennis would very much like to get something off his chest about pencils.’

Darius Bielecki ‘Saturn’
‘A tale of cannibalistic claymation.’

Simon Evans ‘Bait’
‘A journey into an unhappy dystopic future.’

Amelia Hassard’s ‘Carnal’
‘Hello, it is meat you’re looking for.’

Stevie Eats Worms ‘Wawd Ahp’
‘A man cuts his head off and has sex with it. There is also a cartoon.’

Patrick Clement ‘The Eternal Pitfall of Prokofiev’
‘When the hapless Prokofiev makes a Faustian pact with a caped stranger, he get more than he bargained for. A 16mm homage to classic German expressionism.’

Oliver Kember ‘Prenup Butter’
‘Max and Jess are a newlywed couple on the hunt for a home together. They may have said their vows, but there’s one last conversation they still need to have…’

Edward Tracy ‘Captcha’
A noir thriller, in which an unassuming government scientist (Darvill) has unknowingly been ‘spiked’ with a love implant, but the spy (Hayes) who put it there has fallen in love for real.

Tom Brown & Daniel Gray ‘Teeth’
‘The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.’

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PhilLembkeStickyDojah
STICKY DOJAH
is
a
DJ
MUSIC JOURNO
&
HIPHOP LOVER/VINYL AFICIONADO.
Born in EAST GERMANY, he escaped with his parents to the WEST in 1983 and saw Bboys dancing in West Berlin for the first time in late 1983. His DJ career began in the late 90’s and since then he has played all over EUROPE,  RUSSIA & AFRICA. He is also A RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY alum.
Having recently move to NY, he is exploring and being influenced by the music styles and sounds that the city brings together. He also a resident DJ at NY club staples like KINFOLK & VERBOTEN. Not only this, but he documents the NYC scene for the oldest HipHop magazine in Germany, BACKSPIN.
When he’s not on the decks, Sticky Dojah can be found in BASEMENTS & RECORD STORES digging for old vinyl.
WE shot STICKY in his neighbourhood in BUSHWICK BROOKLYN NYC.
Check the BOI owt:
HELLO NY MINIMIX #1
STICKY DOJAH & DJ KHALIL LIVE FROM NY
INTERACT WITH HIM
@stickydojah

Steph Berger

STEPHANIE BERGER

is

a

POET.

She is also the Executive Director of THE POETRY SOCIETY OF NEW YORK and MADAME of THE POETRY BROTHEL, THE TYPEWRITER PROJECT, and THE NEW YORK CITY POETRY FESTIVAL. She is the author of IN THE MADAME’S HAT BOX (Dancing Girl Press, 2011) and translator of THE GREY BIRD: THIRTEEN EMOJI POEMS IN TRANSLATION (Coconut Books, 2014).

Stephanie’s POETRY and TRANSLATIONS have appeared in The VoltaFence, Hyperallergic, The The Poetry, Electric Pumas, Elephant Journal, Bat City Review, Poetry Crush, Similar:Peaks, Smoking Glue Gun, La Fovea, H_NGM_N, Coconut, Interim, and other publications. Her work been reviewed in THE NEW YORKER, THE GUARDIAN, THE NY OBSERVER, THE NEW YORK POST, Poets & Writers Magazine, Styleite, Refinery 29, The Diagram, DAZED DIGITAL, Bookish, and The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog, among hundreds of other media outlets. Other honors include a residency from The Trust for Governors Island, grants from The Casement Fund and Hagedorn Foundation, and a 2015 &NOW Writing Award. Stephanie earned a B.A. in PHILOSOPHY and CRITICAL STUDIES at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, received an M.F.A. in POETRY from the NEW SCHOOL, and taught in the English Department at PACE UNIVERSITY.

You can read some of HER work below:

Gentlemen Prefer Bows Over Dinner

Gentlemen-Prefer-Bows-Over-Dinner-Stephanie-Berger-and-Carina-Finn1Old-time TV over Reebok, heaven over love.
After two beers their lips part; they get very lucky.
Four Martinis later, you’re homeless in America,
carrying an old-fashioned medical bag around
like your mother’s purse. This emergency is paramount,
tantamount, it is a Matterhorn, it is an emergency,
complete and full of meaning, explicitly significant
as a white flag—
Do you ever go to the Disney castle looking for smoke
stacks, a tea house? You are climbing everything
in the field outside my vision, which is the earth,
which is the target of a disaster. Love letters
over candy. Letters over love. There is no love outside
of the letter. There is a rose outside in the garden,
and I caught a falling leaf for the first time in my life.
I cut two copies of the key to my heart,
hammered light into sound, gunned down
three of my greatest opponents with a single shot.
I predicted this catastrophe, the catacombs
beneath the chapel, keyed the hammer, hammered the leaf
into forty smaller leaves. Even this endless heaven requires
an umbrella. Even this eternity retired
and hired a timekeeper. And we are on our way up
the Cyclone, the hurricane is coming. We are embarking
upon the Titanic on its third voyage across
the bottom of the sea, and we will wake up in different
hospitals, end up living in different palaces, one of us might
even camp outside for the night for the romance. The sun
also rises over ten different cities at once. You are climbing
everything in the field outside my vision
with the luck of a leaf. Stuck in seagrass, we flounder
like in the movies. At the end, after the great
disaster, we still take showers, get clean
and have our coffee, a small loaf of bread, and we eat it
with a fork and knife, gentlemen that we are.

 

 

http://hyperallergic.com/136772/gentlemen-prefer-bows-over-dinner-by-stephanie-berger-and-carina-finn/

AND SO IT IS BECAUSE OF THE LICHEN

Gathering the facts like so many

bones. They make a good tool

for telling you I am in love. With

the flint, I tear one open, climb in,

and speak: hold me close like a crucifix

above the river. I cannot cross it the way

I would my heart. In certain chambers,

the water pooled and stood. Day by day,

you recount your disillusions. You drink

from one spring & then the next. I have

remarked in women a curious ability

to embroider the facts. To get at the truth

I have been compelled to treat them as

pathological. What are her threats

but testimonies of love? That sincerity

she strewed about her as seed is

strewn and up grew a trampled flower.

Gathering the facts like so many flowers,

I just don’t like the water in the air

anymore. Stay on the ground. Let

your feet touch the bottom of the

spring, gaze longingly. These are

your instructions. It’s all you have

to do. He will love you too. You

will have a home. But I am scared

to descend. What if I hate it there?

So many birds in the air, pictures

in the rocks. It is vertiginous. Why

do they make it here, rather than

there? Because of the lichen, it is

impossible to see the footprints of

a child with the natural eye. His

life can be impenetrable because

of the footprints of his children

beneath the lichen. The sun is out &

water falls upon my head. My heart

takes leaps because of the lichen.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD // REDHEADS FEEL MORE PAIN

 

If you want to catch Stephanie in action as THE MADAME of the POETRY BROTHEL the next event is January 25th: thepoetrybrothel.com/events.html

 

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conor mcbride

CONOR MCBRIDE

is an

IRISH

DOCUMENTARY

FILMMAKER

SCRIBBLER

SPECTATOR

VIDEO EDITOR

based in NEW YORK. His STORIES, often compelling CHARACTER STUDIES, explore subjects ranging from GENDER to PERFORMANCE, which he portrays through FILM, AUDIO & DIGITAL MEDIA.

His most recent work has been featured in ACCENT MAGAZINE & NARRATIVELY:

Untitled

ONEOFUS profiled artist ‘Untitled’, Matthew de Leon’s drag persona, was born less than a year ago, and was catapulted into the limelight after winning Dragnet, a drag competition in Williamsburg. Today Matthew works as a graphic designer by day and moonlights as one of the most popular queens on the vibrant Brooklyn circuit. This documentary tells UNTITLED’S story.

Read the full ACCENT MAGAZINE article here

My Own Private Rockaway

A radio documentary made for WNYC featuring stories of people’s secret sanctuaries in New York. The project, produced by narrative.ly, appeared as this multimedia piece on their website.

Read the full NARRATIVELY article here

The Rev

A multimedia magazine article incorporating text, stills and video for ACCENT MAGAZINE. The Rev Vince Anderson is not your regular pastor. He drinks. He swears. He’s a gutbucket blues singer. “People forget that gospel came out of the blues and not the other way around,” Vince explains as to why he believes blues singers were the first American preachers among other things here

www.conormcbride.com

rich

RICHARD HOOBAN runs the ZERO FILM FESTIVAL & ZERO PARTIES in NEW YORK. The film festival has travelled round the world and is the first and only festival EXCLUSIVE to self financed filmmakers and the authentically independent films they create. We ❤ ZERO and quizzed Rich on his EMPIRE this week. 

ONEOFUS: Can you tell us a bit about Zero Film Festival and Parties? 

Richard Hooban: Zero Film Festival is the first and only festival exclusive to self-financed filmmakers.I started the festival 7 years ago in a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles to have a place for authentically independent filmmakers to share their films because film festivals tend to only program big budget hollywood fare.

From there Zero Film Festival kept organically growing to other cities as our community of filmmakers grew and I soon moved the festival to New York, which is a better fit for Zero aesthetically and culturally.

Zero Parties came from my having a bunch of sound equipment and projectors in my loft I was only using once a year, and I thought, well, if I can convince a bunch of people to come to a warehouse to watch a bunch of films from filmmakers and actors they have never heard of, then having some electronic music and throwing a big warehouse party should be easy. It also offered me an chance to experiment a bit with non-narrative visual art installation/curation elements which I find very interesting.

ONEOFUS: How did you come up with the brand and why?

RH: Zero comes from “zero budget” so really, the film festival is the “Zero Budget Film Festival” but everyone just called it to Zero instead. The brand itself had a lot of different forms and its evolved over the years, and the Zero just seems to stick whereas logos and theme tend to come and go.

Zero also invokes the ideas of cycles, circles and loops, and as the festival happens throughout the world on a near monthly basis, the name is a fit metaphorically as well.

ONEOFUS: What’s your story/trajectory?

RH: No comment.

Keep them guessing.

ONEOFUS: Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?

RH: Make mistakes. That’s rule number one. Rule number two, it takes more time to be successful with originality but its this same ingredient that will build something that will last.

You have to go all in. You have to put all of your time into it. There is no sleeping. Prepare to make sacrifices. If you can’t go without sushi or new shoes, starting a business, perfecting a craft or making a film isn’t for you.

ONEOFUS: What’s next for Zero?

RH: Moon. We plan to go to the moon.

ZERO’S WINTER WONDERLAND PARTY IS THIS SATURDAY. SEE YOU THERE!

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http://www.zerofilmfest.com/

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THE HALLOWZINE PART II (2014)

Hello Hallownistas!

With great anticipation for Halloween 2014, the HALLOWZINE HAS RETURNED featuring nearly double the number of creatives. Uniting artists, writers, enthusiasts between New York, LA, Norway and London we are once again presenting our celebration of Samhain to the Halloween Godz.

Edited by ONEOFUS founder MAYA KORN this year our HALLOQUEENS and HALLOKINGS include:

(1. JAPANESE HORROR POPS by THE POETRY BROTHEL MADAME HERSELF MISS STEPHANIE BERGER)

(2. A PHOTO-GRAPHIC POEM by MUSE WRITER EVERYTHING GABRIEL DON and collaborator MIRIAM CHISALA)

(3. SPIRITS TAUNT ME AND THEY HAVE YOUR EYES by POET and POETRY BROTHEL ALUM GABRIEL MORENO)

(4. (02) by PERFORMANCE ARTIST VERONICA BRUCE)

(5. MONSTER INVASION – DIRECTOR RICHARD BATES JR. ON ‘SUBURBAN GOTHIC’, for FANGORIA by last year’s HALLOWZINE co-editor VIVIENNE VAUGHN)

(6. Z-ILLUSTRATIONS by VISUAL ARTIST EMILY TAT)

(7. SPOOKY by WRITER and PHD’er ELSA COURT)

(8. THE RETURN OF NICO AMARCA’s DARKWAVE PLAYLIST II)

(9. FLOAT by POETCHEF @CarinaFinn // thatsbratty.tumblr.com order her FIRST book LEMONWORLD & Other Poems)

(10. HALLOWSTRATIONS by VISUAL ARTIST JENNIFER GREGORY with special thanks to KIRSTY YOUNG)

(11. MUSINGS by WRITER MARY WANG)

(12. ARTWORK by VISUAL ARTIST SOPHIE DAYAN)

(13. DJ THE LAST SKEPTIK’S TOP 5 HORROR RAP SONGS)

(14. FOOD IS SCARY by FOOD WRITERBLOGGERJOURNO HELENA GOODRICH)

(15. COSTUMES by DRESS-UP MAVEN TIFFANY VASQUEZ)

(16. SHOOT with EDITOR MAYA KORN. PHOTO’S by DESIGNER SAM BRANMAN)

(17. REAL VS. PERCEIVED GHOST SIGHTINGS, EXCERPTS FROM A LETTER BY WRITERSINGERARTIST GIULIANNA REILEY)

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The HALLOWZINE has a limited physical distribution but if you want a FLESH copy WE may STITCH one together for you IF you ask really nicely oneofus.whitechapel@gmail.com.

Jack Lechner Producer

JACK LECHNER

is a

PRODUCER.

His credits as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER include the OSCAR-WINNING documentary THE FOG OF WAR; the Oscar-nominated film BLUE VALENTINE; the Emmy-nominated LEFT OF THE DIAL for HBO; GIRLS WHO LIKE BOYS WHO LIKE BOYS for SUNDANCE; the PBS documentaries THE NEW PUBLIC and PLAYWRIGHT: FROM PAGE TO STAGE; and THE PILOT of the EMMY-WINNING AMC series MAD MEN.

A recovering STUDIO executive, he has been involved in the PRODUCTION and DEVELOPMENT of dozens of movies, including THE CRYING GAME, GOOD WILL HUNTING, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, BACKBEAT, CHOCOLAT and THE FULL MONTY. His book CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU: ONE MAN, SEVEN DAYS, 12 TELEVISIONS was published in 2000, and his PICTURE BOOK Mary Had A Little Lamp in 2008. He wrote the LYRICS for the musical THE KID, which PREMIERED off-Broadway in MAY 2010. Jack is an adjunct PROFESSOR at NYU and Columbia.

HIS ADVICE :

I came up by being an assistant at a production company; then got promoted there; then moved to a studio, etc.  Unless you’ve achieved in a major way in a related field, you’re always going to start out as someone’s assistant.  If you like being on the set, you can try to get a gig as a production assistant on a movie, TV show, or commercial.  If not, then you can try to work as an intern or an assistant at a production company, an agency, a management company, or a distributor.  Also, if you’re equally interested in TV, you could add “a TV network.”

If you think you might actually enjoy being an AGENT, then an agent training program is a terrific thing to do.  People at agencies see everything and meet everyone.

Beyond that, my standard advice — because it works — is to make an honest list of what you enjoy most as a consumer of media, and then try to work for the people who make the stuff at the top of that list.  It’s a bit counter-intuitive, because we tend to put the things we love most and the people we admire most on a pedestal, and assume they’re unreachable.  But actually, you’re more likely to be hired by the people you admire most, because you know more about what they do and are more passionate about what you’ll be doing (which also means you’ll do a better job).  So if what you love most in the world is WES ANDERSON movies, then your mission is to figure out a path to get to Wes Anderson.  Etc. etc. etc.  And do be honest — if what you love most is “The Bachelor,” then THAT’s your mission.

Jack is a film industry HERO.
Fin