Welcome to the film lounge, where we’ve been talking about Iowa filmmakers. Sit back and enjoy our next feature.
"The Film Lounge" is a new TV series that features a sampling of short films by Iowa filmmakers. It's produced by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa Arts Council and Produce Iowa, the state's media-production office, and its first episode airs at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.
Three preview parties are set for Des Moines, Iowa City and Sioux City in the week leading up to the premiere.
If you’re a first-time visitor to the film lounge, make sure you see our previous interviews with the following filmmakers:
P. Sam Kessie, the globetrotting artist in Iowa City who mixes dance and film into a single artform.
Paul Berge, whose career spans independent cable, radio, feature films and hosting for “Side Roads” on Iowa Public Television.
Ian Carstens, the Dubuque native whose work explores collaboration, intersection and observation of process and time.
Today, we turn to Josh Thorud of Iowa City, a filmmaker, screenwriter, video artist and storyteller who manipulates the structure of his film “Eyes/Desires” to mirror its intellectual and emotional content in new and thought-provoking ways.