M D Brown

Between 2000-2004 M D Brown made three short films inspired by the stream of consciousness technique of modernist European writers including James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Each film featured the voice of a lone male, ruminating on late night memories of murky events and personal relationships whose character has been shaped by the passage of time. Using a visual technique of fleeting images interrupted by black, Brown sought to evoke the nature of memory as a subjective series of affective images flickering across the mind's eye.

Brown's films were predominantly shown in New Zealand at artist run venues and the New Zealand Fringe Festival. Falling Out was selected in competition for the International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Germany) in 2004.

M D Brown is currently based in Wellington, where he works predominantly as a music researcher, writer and curator.

CIRCUIT Projects

Home Movies, CIRCUIT / AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, Wellington (2019)

CIRCUIT Resources

Podcast conversation with Mark Williams (2020)

Selected Screenings

2019
Home Movies, CIRCUIT / AURA Festival of Artist Moving Images, Wellington

2009
The Experimental Archive: Adventures in New Zealand film-making 1933-2007, Hamburg Film Festival, Germany; Kunstmuseum, Lichtenstein; Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Arsenal, Berlin, Germany; WORM, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2008
Sprache und Sprechen im Docukumentarfilm, Cologne, Germany

2007
In the palace International Short Film Festival (2007), Balchik, Bulgaria

2006
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany

2004
Nights of the Flaming Anvil, Happy, Wellington

2003
Iris Out, New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington

2002
Experimental Films II, The Space, Wellington
Experimental Films I, Moving Image Centre, Auckland.
Experimental Films II, Moving Image Centre, Auckland
Short Fuse, Moving Image Centre, Auckland
Wellington Fringe Film Festival, Paramount Theatre, Wellington

2001
Experimental Films I, The Space, Wellington
Fringe Film Festival, Wellington