Addovolt Explorations is a series of quick, casual, mini-documentaries that we'll be doing on a regular basis between extensive projects (i.e. music videos, films, and longer documentaries). The Explorations will be focusing on creators, locations, science, and history. They're kind of like our version of a podcast (sort of, in a way).
The entries so far are (from most recent to oldest):
* "Galactic" (the first journeys away from Earth weren't quick, cheap, or easy)
*"Greenery"(a downtown spot that will make you feel highbrow in a different sort of way.....) * "(re)Purposeful"(interesting locations that started out for one use and eventually turned into something else entirely)
* "Union Departures"(a quiet graveyard that shouldn't be overlooked)
Addovolt Productions is an independent film production company led by writer-director Derek Quint. We do everything from short films and music videos to documentaries and features. Quint's work has been described as "art house", "captivating", "mesmerizing", "spirited", and "wonderfully entertaining". His projects have been featured on Film Threat, The Critic's Word, The Gothic Imagination, Dark Matter Zine, Horror Cult Films (UK), Big Gay Horror Fan, Punk Globe, Metal Underground, Creepy Pasta, Legends of America, Buzz Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Radio One, the News-Herald, After Ellen, and the CreateSpace blog (an Amazon Group company) among other publications.
Our time at Addovolt is spent, mainly, on bringing our own films and documentaries to fruition although we occasionally collaborate with other production companies and fulfill commissioned works on a case-by-case basis. Freedom of approach and content continually drives us. We enjoy exploring the avant-garde, tackling unusual subject matter, and taking experimental approaches to filmmaking.
Although we love all kinds of films and filmmakers, we really love the work of John Waters, Werner Herzog, Frederico Fellini, F.W. Murnau, Aleksandr Ptushko, Sophie Muller, Lee Daniels, Kenneth Anger, Ryan Murphy, Floria Sigismondi, Gregg Araki, Guy Maddin, David Lynch, Ken Russell, Baz Luhrmann, Tim Burton, Sophia Coppola, Maya Deren, Mel Brooks, Walt Disney, and Quentin Tarantino.
A current independent filmmaker and former illustrator, Derek Quint began creating at an early age and hasn't stopped since. He is busy working on a number of different endeavors (more than he probably should be) and is based in Chicago.