Proud sponsors of the BUILD issue join with
T H E L A B O R A T O R Y A R T S C O L L E C T I V E
& S I L V E R & L I G H T
TO PRESENT THE ONLINE PREMIERE OF THE CARNIVAL OF DREAMS
A FILM BY LAUREN VANCE
FEATURING GARY OLDMAN AND IAN RUHTER
CO-ORDINATING PRODUCER: GISELE SCHMIDT
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: GARY OLDMAN, IAN RUHTER, GISELE SCHMIDT, LAUREN VANCE
In the feature documentary The Picture Show (Coming 2017), filmmaker LAUREN VANCE explores the lives of the residents of Slab City and the work of wet plate artist IAN RUHTER as he spends time time making collodion ambrotypes documenting the people who live there.
Actor and photographer GARY OLDMAN visited Ruhter to take pictures for the latest issue of The Laboratory Arts Collective Magazine - BUILD. The result of this profound meeting was documented by Vance in The Carnival of Dreams.
The BUILD issue includes a conversation between Gary and Ian, a personal essay from writer, art curator GISELE SCHMIDT and works created during this meeting as well as images from both photographers archives.
THE CARNIVAL OF DREAMS
Directed By Lauren Vance
Featuring: Gary Oldman, Ian Ruhter
Director of Photography: Robin Fenlon
Cinematographer: Ian Beaudoux
Editors: Shannon Burnham, Daniella McInerney, Victor June, Jr.
Coordinating Producer: Gisele Schmidt
Executive Producers: Gary Oldman, Ian Ruhter, Gisele Schmidt, Lauren Vance
Wet plate artists: Gary Oldman, Ian Ruhter
Wet plate technician: Will Eichelberger
Additional Cast: “Builder” Bill Ammon, Will Eichelberger, “Pastor Dave,” “Mary Anne”, Phyllis, Gisele Schmidt
Kai Engel In Anxious Shadows
Dexter Britain The Time to Run
Peter Cook & Dudley Moore Goodbye-ee, 1965
As sung by Gary Oldman
The Laboratory Arts Collective
Silver & Light Films
Flying Pictures Studios
Slab City Community Group
Profoto Lights (Wet Plate)
The Laboratory wishes to thank Gary, Gisele, Ian, Lauren & Will for their generosity in sharing their work with all of us.
Special thanks to our partners AMD for their support in presenting the BUILD issue and the UK BFI Screening & online premiere of 'The Carnival of Dreams.'
Thank you to Cinefamily in L.A. and to the BFI in London for their deep passion and commitment to the filmmaking community and hosting the US & UK premieres.
Special thanks to Air New Zealand, our travel partners.
And to Jack English, photographer and Laboratory contributor who set the dominos in motion.