jon moritsugu


V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
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Guerilla tactics

Filmmakers can take a production and distribution course, attend a sound editing workshop or meet their peers. Or you can just go watch a movie at the park or at the Kimo.
V.24 No.39 | 9/24/2015
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Punk it up

Crash course in no-budget filmmaking, ¡Globalquerque! and Unbranded.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
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Santa’s going down!

What’s going on in the world of cinema around New Mexico? Reel World brings you Santa mockery, contaminated tamales and more.
V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
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Pig Out

Longtime, lo-fi, punk rock, husband-and-wife filmmaking duo Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis have completed work on their first feature in 10 years. Writer-director Moritsugu and writer-actress Davis moved to Santa Fe several years ago and have been fine-tuning the sci-fi-horror freakout known as Pig Death Machine ever since.
V.21 No.5 | 2/2/2012
Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis are a band, a filmmaking team, creative partners, and husband and wife.
Courtesy of Apathy Productions

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Blood Kiss

Santa Fe’s LOW ON HIGH smooshes together. Maybe that’s why the filmmaking duo is up for a Grammy.

Married 17 years, Santa Fe residents Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis are a band, a filmmaking team, and, after directing a video for TV on the Radio, Grammy nominees.
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Who is Jon Moritsugu?

Multitalented artist Jon Moritsugu is known primarily for his underground film work. Since the mid-'80s, the Hawaii-born auteur has produced a provocative string of lo-fi, absurdist satires shot mostly on 16mm and executed with a distinct punk rock vibe.

Films like Terminal USA, Mod Fuck Explosion, Fame Whore, Hippy Porn and Scumrock have screened at such notable venues as Sundance, Cannes and the Museum of Modern Art. Moritsugu's most frequent partner is his wife, co-writer, co-producer and lead actress Amy Davis. Several years ago, the duo relocated to Santa Fe.

In addition to their film work, Moritsugu and Davis collaborate in the lo-fi, post-psychedelic garage band Low on High. It's the perfect band to headline the Alibi's Andy Warhol-themed, movie-and-music-filled Factory Party this coming weekend.

The Alibi's Factory Party
starring
Low on High (with famed auteur Jon Moritsugu)
The Dirty Novels (a reunion and farewell)
Manby's Head (ex-DMZ, Lyres, Customs)
The Scrams (Burque warehouse rock)
DJ Cassyle (our very own music editor)

With video projections by Basement Films and live screen-printing from 111 Media Collective (BYOShirt $3, or buy one for $5)

RSVP on FaceSpace

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
21+ Launchpad $5
Doors at 8 p.m.

V.20 No.27 | 7/7/2011
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Siblings in Cinema

Martina Comstock, an independent filmmaker born and raised in Albuquerque, will return to her hometown on Friday, July 8, to show off her brand new short, “Pair of Opposites.” The 20-minute film is described as “an adventurous documentary exploring the paradox of deep-seated sibling rivalry and strong familial love.” The subjects of Comstock’s film are Martina herself and her brother, Alan. The film screens at 5:30 p.m. only at Guild Cinema and will be hosted by Martina and Alan. A mere $4 gets you in the door.