Swiss structure for cinema post-production, specialized in sound design and editing.
Spit and Ashes
Maria Beatty, 2019, USA/Switzerland/Germany, 72′, B&W, 5.1, Silent
Produced by: Maria Beatty & Daniel Maszkowicz
Starring: Sadie Lune, Dion de Rossi & Daniel Maszkowicz
Director of Photography: Theo Meow & Jo Pollux
Editor: Clémentine Gillieron
Camera: Theo Meow, Jo Pollux and Maria Beatty
Makeup, special effects, hair and styling: Rachel Rah Nikolaidis
Production Coordinator: Mathilde Sergent
Costumes: Sadie Lune
Creative Assistant: Dion de Rossi
Original Music: Fu, Dottie Bess & Emma Souharce
Voice Over and Chants: Lydia Lunch
Sound Design: Daniel Maszkowicz
Sound Mix: Philippe Ciompi
Assistant Director, Lighting Design and Still Photography: Jo Pollux
Shooting Location: betOnest – Stolpe/Oder, Germany & Performing Arts Forum – Saint-Erme, France
Spit and Ashes is a reimagining of the historical violence waged against women by patriarchal forces in the name of religion, medicine and family. The High Priestess embodies the wild, sexual and grotesque – the un-tamable hunger of female desire and the ultimate threat to male power. The Midwife is the spirit of all women who sought knowledge and agency over their own bodies and paid for their agency with their lives. Through a series of erotic and brutal rituals these women come together to reclaim their bodies and prepare for the fight ahead.
Lust..rust…and all things painfully delicious.. dividing with knives, these thighs tremble. this breath quickens. this skin rises & writhes exquisitely at the hands of the feminine divine…
The witches man failed to burn.. the mothers who’s scars glow with an untamed raging fury. the daughters the church tried to bury, the fierce lovers who will keep on fighting..
…into the fire they will go, because we know no other way than to keep on burning.
10th February 2020 – 8th March 2020 – Zinegoak – 17th Bilbao Gaylisbitrans Film and Performing Arts Festival , Madrid, Spain
10th November 2019 – LesGaiCineMad Madrid International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
Spanish Premiere, screening and discussion with production team
25-26th October 2019 – Porn Film Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany
German Premiere, screening and discussion with production team
15th October 2019 – Festival Everybody’s Perfect, Geneva, Switzerland
Swiss Premiere, screening and discussion with Dion de Rossi and the post-production team
27th September 2019 – Slash Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
6th April 2019 – Château H., Saint Julia, France
World Premiere, “Une Bacchanale Printanière de poésie, de musique et de films” with spoken word by Lydia Lunch, screening and discussion with Maria Beatty and the production team