This 60-minute documentary film provides the cultural backstory of a unique theatre aesthetic that culminated in Murray Mednick’s The Coyote Cycle. Narrated by Ed Harris, the film underscores the playwright’s roots in New York’s Off-Off Broadway movement. Along with his close friends, Sam Shepard, and Maria Irene Fornes, Mednick brought that demanding aesthetic West to Los Angeles, where it became something entirely new. His work with the actors Darrell Larson, Norbert Weisser, Christine Avila, and Priscilla Cohen, explored this intriguing terrain culminating in several celebrated all-night, dusk-to-dawn performances in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
This film is the third of four collaborations between Zimmerman and cinematographer and editor Bradford Cooper. Inspired by the spirit of a woman he had killed, CIA chief Allen Dulles drops a massive dose of LSD…and gets more than he bargained for.Inspired by the spirit of a woman he had killed, CIA chief Allen Dulles drops a massive dose of LSD…and gets more than he bargained for. Starring Barry Del Sherman and Zoe Lloyd, and produced by Gill Gayle and Darcy Lee, Allen’s Love has been nominated for Best Horror Short from the Venezia festival, among other awards, and is featured in this year’s Newport Film Festival in October.
A film by Guy Zimmerman and Bradford Cooper. Written and directed by Guy Zimmerman, cinematography and editing by Bradford Cooper, with Barry Del Sherman, Laura Ligouri, Jongman Kim, Corryn Cummins and Atom Smith. Original score and VFX by Geoff McAulliffe. Produced by Darcy Lee and Gabriel Griego
This is an experiment in poetic storytelling using still images. I collaborated with some of my favorite artists: the poet Sissy Boyd and photographer Jeffrey Atherton, the actors Barry Del Sherman, Marilyn Dodds-Frank and Molly Cleator, and the composer Sharon Smith.
Directed by Guy Zimmerman based on the play by Murray Mednick, featuring John Diehl, Amy Madigan, Peggy Blow, William Russ, Robert Gould, Michael Maize and John Boyd. Cinematography by Jeffrey Atherton. Original score by Don Preston.
Directed by Guy Zimmerman based on the play by Murray Mednick, cinematography by Scott Galinsky and Jeffrey Atherton, edited by Jed Parker with: Christopher Allport, Niahm McCormally, Andy Hopper, Hugh Dane, David Carrera, Jack Kehler, Shawna Casey and Shannon Holt.
Written and directed by Guy Zimmerman, cinematography by Jeffrey Atherton, editing by Taylor Mason, with Peggy Blow.
Written and directed by Guy Zimmerman, cinematography by Jeffrey Atherton, editing by Brad Cooper, with Elizabeth Greer.
Written and directed by Guy Zimmerman, cinematography by Jeffrey Atherton, editing by Andy Hopper, with Barry Del Sherman.
Written and directed by Guy Zimmerman, cinematography and editing by Brad Cooper, with Mickey Swenson, Alana Dietze and Randy Grief. Produced by Robert Gould.