Featured Director

David Redmon

Producer, director, editor and photographer
Carnivalesque Films

David Redmon is a documentarian who explores storytelling at the gape he locates between fiction and non-fiction. With his partner, Ashley Sabin, he makes films that he says "mash together contrasting styles and jarring images, intentionally violating accepted rules of perfect cuts, standard lighting, and conventional storytelling." He explains that, "In real life, people behave irrationally, succumbing to madness and sometimes self-destruction while pursuing their desires." The couple's Carnivalesque Films, based in Maine, has produced, directed, edited and filmed productions that have been screened at Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, Visions du Reel, Vienna, Tribeca, the Museum of Modern Art, Hot Docs, Human Rights Watch and have been shown on PBS, the BBC and other U.S. and international entities.

Redmon's first film, Mardi Gras: Made in China, described as "sly, engrossing" by the Village Voice, explores globalization by following the production of Mardi Gras beads from sweatshop labor in China to Bourbon Street revelry. It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Redmon has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and is working on an ethnographic book on carnival culture and visual sociology for Routledge. He was a Lisa Goldberg and Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow in 2010-2011.

Documentary Films Directed by David Redmon

Mardi Gras: Made in China

Winner of twenty-one national and international awards, Mardi Gras: Made in China follows the path of Mardi Gras beads from the streets of New Orleans during Carnival to the disciplined factories in Fuzhou, China.

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David Redmon's interest is nonfiction documentary storytelling. He has produced, directed, edited, and photographed films. His films are available at http://carnivalesquefilms.com/.

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