Jesse Drew: Video Projects
Short Circuit (2001). Experimental documentary exploring the relationship between machines and the labor process. A critique of new information systems in the age of global markets. Premiered at Other Cinema in San Francisco. Shown on WYBE, public television in Philadelphia. Picked up for distribution by Video Data Bank. National and International screenings.
Teller Machine (2000). Interactive computer kiosk emulates traditional ATM machine while subverting the notion of a democratic global economy. Premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Showed at San Francisco State Gallery, Crucible Steel Gallery, Media Alliance, Pacific Film Archive, Chico State University Art Museum, Camerawork and Artists Television Access.
Manifestoon (1996)--8:00. Humorous collage of traditional cel animations and subversive text. Won award (one of best videos) at ZKM (2002), broadcast on national German television. Screened at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Arts (Chicago), Barcelona Cultural Center (Spain), Cinematheque (San Francisco), The Other Cinema (San Francisco), Orgone Cinema (Pittsburgh), L.A. Freewaves (Los Angeles), Venue 9 (San Francisco), Documental Festival (Los Angeles), World Wide Video Festival (Amsterdam), Dallas Film and Video Festival, on Free Speech TV Cable and Dish Network and many other venues. Picked up for distribution by Video Data Bank.
Newe Sogobia is not for Sale! (Western Shoshone Land is not for Sale! ) (1993)--27:00. Documents struggle over land rights between Western Shoshone sisters Mary and Carrie Dann and the Federal Government. Segment broadcast on Deep Dish TV and CNN. Screened at movie theatres, Native American film festivals and conferences. Won Best Documentary at University of Cincinnati Film Festival and Festival Award at Hallwalls Festival, Buffalo, New York. Screened at Mill Valley Film Festival, Film Arts Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Livid Festival (Australia), Dreamspeakers Festival (Canada), American Film Institute, Wind and Glacier Voices (Lincoln Center, NY) Picked up for distribution by Video Data Bank.
StreetSheet . (1993)--30:00. Behind the scenes portrait of the people who produce StreetSheet, newspaper of homeless people in the Bay area. Screened at conferences on homelessness, on cable, for New American makers at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and at the Pacific Film Archive.
African-American Media in the Bay Area . (1991)--15:00. Program highlighting The Sun Reporter, a Black owned newspaper, and KMTP, the minority television project. Broadcast on Deep Dish TV.
San Francisco Says No...To The New World Order (1991)--30:00. Documentary on the anti-war movement in San Francisco against the Persian Gulf War. Featured at the Film Arts Festival in San Francisco and numerous other venues. Segments aired on NHK in Japan.
Gulf Crisis TV Project (1991). Series of programming which criticized the U.S. role in the Persian Gulf and documented the anti-war movement. Broadcast on Deep Dish TV and on PBS nationally. Also shown on Channel 4 in England and in many other countries. Featured in the 1993 Whitney Museum biennial Exhibition. Segment Producer.
Deutschemarks Uber Alles! (1991)--58:00. Documentary on the collapse of East Germany and it's absorption by the West. Screened at Opera Plaza Theatre, San Francisco. Released on cable by "The 90's." Released for educational market by educational distributors.
The Canary Fights Back (1990)--58:00. Program on what labor unions are doing to protect the environment. Broadcast on Deep Dish Satellite Network. Released on cable by "The 90's."
Zero Tolerance (1989)--30:00. Analysis of President Bush's "War on Drugs." Segment shown on PBS program "The Nineties".
Biting the Hand that Leads Us (1988)--60:00. Highlights artists and performers who use humor in a political context. Broadcast on Deep Dish Satellite Network.
Aviation and Space Technology (1987)--30:00. Commentary on the aviation industry with Leonard Siegal of the Pacific Studies Center. Distributed by Paper Tiger TV.
International Audio/Video Festival (1986)--30:00. American Film Institute invited PTTV to produce documentary on the International Video Awards ceremony. Screened at American Film Institute (Los Angeles)
Kids and Computers (1986)--10:00. Segment for Deep Dish TV, with educator Herb Kohl.
PGE Safety Program (1986)--30:00. Safety training for PGE Steam Generator Employees. Sound Recordist.
Advocates For Women (1985)--30:00. Pilot tape for women's advocacy organization. Tech Director.