John 746 by Ana Vijdea
Director: Ana Vijdea. Production Budget under: $5k USD. Country of origin: Romania. Country of Filming: United States
Short Documentary (budget under $5k USD)
In a room packed with objects of all sorts, a man passes the time painting a mural remake of Picasso’s Guernica, giving books away and taking care of his dog Bakunin. In between, he stares blankly at his works, waiting for something to happen or someone to arrive. “We’ve got to start buying stuff and selling stuff, Bak.”. He handpaints discount signs and hangs them in the window, but the only thing he manages to sell is a baking tray. In a final attempt to reach his audience, he comes up with a plan: The Destruction of Art.
Director Biography — Ana Vijdea
Ana Vîjdea is a Romanian filmmaker with a BA in Cinematography and Media and an MA in Interactive Multimedia from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. She was an Erasmus student in Turkey and Portugal and a Fulbright scholar at Syracuse University in the United States. Throughout her studies she made several short and feature length films that were screened and awarded at various international film festivals. In 2017 she was named one of the «25 New Faces of Independent Cinema» by Filmmaker Magazine.
John 746 (2017, excerpt) from Ana Vijdea on Vimeo.