Jonathan Culp is a filmmaker, curator, writer, musician and archivist. He has produced, directed and edited over 40 short films and videos, as well as two ‘underground’ features. Much of his work, like “A New Place To Dwell,” is based on the appropriation and recontextualization of found footage imagery. His “Taking Shelter” feature is a narrative-based phantasmagoria of forgotten Canadian VHS tapes.
Culp maintains a large archive of analog media, including thousands of vinyl LPs and 16mm films and hundreds of super 8 films, which along with some original footage comprise the visual source material of “A New Place to Dwell.” Culp has exhibited his rare and unusual films in many contexts, including the popular and long-running “Classroom Film” night at Toronto’s Trash Palace. Unpopular Arts is his vehicle for exploring creative uses of historic and abandoned cinematic ephemera.
Culp has written about film for many publications including Now Magazine, POV, Broken Pencil and his own Cinertia zine. He sings and plays guitar with Toronto power pop band Broken Puppy.
2016, 120:00 minutes, colour, English
2016, 112:00 minutes, colour, English
2016, 92:57 minutes, colour / b&w, English
2016, 45:00 minutes, colour, No language
2014, 83:18 minutes, colour, English
2006, 89:49 minutes, colour, English
by et al. The Georgia Straight, Apr 13, 2016.
by . Vice, July 9, 2015.
by . The Georgia Straight, July 13, 2015.
by . Spectacular Optical, Sept 10, 2014.
by . Fangoria, Nov 2011, no. 309.
by . Canadian Dimension, July Summer 2004, v. 38, no. 4.
by . POV, Spring 2000, no. 39.