Filmmaker’s Name and Title: Coop Cooper
Film Name: Prisma
Length of film: 9 mins, 13 secs
In 50 words or less, what’s this film about?
A corporate promotional VHS tape from 1984 conceals a brain-altering signal which is said to grant increased health, longevity and psychic powers to those who watch it. View at your own risk...
What inspired you to make this film?
A friend made an award-winning short film out of a stock-footage slideshow and narration. I wanted to try something similar using many of the tropes and imagery I loved so much from sci-fi/horror movies from the 1980's. This simple idea ended up becoming a daunting task, taking me 12 months to complete.
Name your Top 3 Films of All Time:
James Cameron's "Aliens"
William Friedkin's "Sorcerer"
Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo"
What’s your connection to Mississippi? (If you don’t have one, why did you apply to a Mississippi festival?)
Born and raised in Clarksdale, MS
Anything else you want the audience to know about your film:
This was a satisfying film for me to make since it's the closest I'll probably ever come to pulling exactly what was in my brain right onto the screen. It was a long, solitary endeavor, but it paid off and I hope it gives a few of you the creeps!