Automatic Vaudeville Studios


Automatic Vaudeville Studios

Automatic Vaudeville Studios (AVS) is an underground movie collective based out of Montreal. Founded in 1998 and modeled after the golden age of Hollywood's movie studios, AVS has churned out close to 100 shorts using local artists, musicians, actors and other unpaid talent to bring their no-budget genre inspired entertainments to life.

Some of Automatic Vaudeville's notable productions include "The Recommendations", a comedy about jealousy and revenge in the literary demi-monde, "", about the tumultuous life and times of a fictional performance artist, "Young Cons", and the ongoing provocative art project / film series known as the "Schandcycle", which features improvised music performed by Montreal music collective Schandkollektief.

A selection of Automatic Vaudeville's work can be found on their limited-run DVD releases, "Your Hi-Class DVD, Vol. 1" and "Your Hi-Class DVD, Vol. 2".

Personnel

Though Automatic Vaudeville has always called upon a diverse repertory of talented artists, performers, writers and musicians, generally from the Montreal area, its current "core" members responsible for day-to-day operations include Seth W. Owen, Daniel Perlmutter and Mark Slutsky.

Press coverage

* NOW (magazine) cover story on Automatic Vaudeville from November 25, 2004 [http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2004-11-25/cover_story.php]
* Review of The Recommendations from Toronto's Eye Weekly. [http://www.eye.net/eye/issue/issue_06.16.05/film/onscreen.html]

External links

* Official home page [http://www.autovaud.com]
* MySpace page [http://www.myspace.com/autovaud]


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