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

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

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

Sprache und Sprechen im Docukumentarfilm, Cologne, Germany

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

Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany

Nights of the Flaming Anvil, Happy, Wellington

Iris Out, New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington

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

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