Carey Burtt

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Carey Burtt is a filmmaker and musician based in New York City, mainly working in the underground genre.

Films[edit]

Known for their disturbing humor and dark narratives, the films of Carey Burtt include The Psychotic Odyssey of Richard Chase and The Death of Sex, both featured in the second edition of Jack Sargeant's book Deathtripping: The Cinema of Transgression. Psychotic Odyssey is distributed by the cult production company Troma Entertainment in its "Best of Tromadance Vol. 1" DVD. It was also featured in Other Cinema's Experiments in Terror video exhibition.[1]
Mind Control Made Easy or How to Become a Cult Leader was featured in the 2005 Hell on Reels: Astoria Moving Image Festival and enjoyed audience praise. An instructional film outlining the techniques used by destructive cults, Mind Control was also featured on Supersphere.com where it received an audience award. His films have been shown in several festivals including New York and Chicago Underground and The FanTasia Film Festival. In January 2009 the Boston Underground Film Festival celebrated his work with a retrospective screening event.

In 2004 he completed his first feature, A Forked World which was co-written and co-directed by Tucson Weekly film critic James DiGiovanna.[2] It won "Most Effectively Offensive" at the Boston Underground Film Festival in 2005.[3] Burtt and DiGiovanna also collaborated on a parody of political ads, which was featured on a segment on MSNBC in December 2007.[4]

Music[edit]

Carey's Problem formed in the summer of 1986 with Cindy Brolsma and Lisa Jenio, The Problem never quite reached its full potential but released the album "Arena of Shame" in 1990 and was produced by Dave Sardy. The song "Led Zeppelin" had college radio play and was featured in the Steve Zahn film Freak Talks About Sex which played on Cinemax.

Gigi Disco Rock was formed in 1998 with friends and put out two CDs: "Will You Love Me?" and "More Songs For Clucky." [5]

In 1992 Burtt worked with film director/painter Julian Schnabel on his cd Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud released by Island Records and produced by Bill Laswell (released 1995).[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Experiments in Terror: The Horror Film and Its Spawn
  2. ^ The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
  3. ^ Boston Underground Film Festival // Home
  4. ^ 'Tucker' for Dec. 14 - Tucker - MSNBC.com
  5. ^ SoundClick artist: Carey's Problem - UnPopArt, Shock Rock, Mental Illness Rock, Industrial Pop
  6. ^ Liner notes, "Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud" Island 19995

1http://www.othercinema.com/euro/exphorror/hprogram.html
2http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460453/
3http://www.bostonunderground.org
4http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22297085/
5http://gigidiscorock.com/
6http://www.amazon.com/Every-Silver-Lining-Has-Cloud/dp/B000001E85