• From the Director of Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road)

    A black comedy about a musician recording his first album.

POP MEETS THE VOID follows the journeys of Walter,

as he attempts to write and record his first album. Told through a series of parallel narratives, the film explores the complex nature of creating entertainment in obscurity for an unknown audience and the paradoxes of success.

The film is a unique combination of live-action and motion-graphics animation, based on a soundtrack of original songs by writer/director William Cusick.

AN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK RECORDED IN ADVANCE OF THE FILM

Featuring music written by William Cusick and collaborators Jeffrey Doto and Kyle Rothermel

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By award-winning writer/director William Cusick

His film and video works have been featured around the globe in festivals, galleries, online and in live performances by Temporary Distortion, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 3-LD Art & Technology Center, Susan Marshall & Co., Young Jean Lee, Rasta Thomas Dance and many more.

His 2012 experimental film Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road) premiered at the Lower East Side Film Festival and went on to screen across the country, winning the Founder’s Choice Award at Queens World Film Festival and Best Supporting Actress at Dreamland International Film Festival. The film is streaming online free for one month at www.NoBudge.com starting September 17.

Key Creative Team

William Cusick

Writer / Director

William Cusick is a video artist and filmmaker based in NYC. Cusick directed the award-winning experimental film Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road). Cusick is on faculty at The New School for Drama where he teaches directing for cinema and design technology.

TaraFawn Marek

Producer / Designer

TaraFawn Marek is a producer and designer whose work has been seen on film, on stage, in stores nationwide and in print.

Jonathan Weiss

Animation & Visual Effects

Jonathan Weiss works as a commercial artist specializing in digital motion graphics for screen, broadcast, and live performance. He holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts from the Design + Technology program at Parsons the New School for Design (2007). He also holds a BA in political theory and communications from the Gallatin School at New York University (2001).

Bart Cortright

Cinematographer

Bart Cortright has created projection content for concerts, operas, plays, musicals on Broadway, regionally and internationally. He’s created graphics and animation for clients such as HP, AXE, MTV, Project Runaway and many others. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a BFA in theatre design and is a member of local 829.

Edward T. Morris

Production Designer

Edward T. Morris holds a masters degree in set design from Yale University. He has designed for premier performance organizations across the United States.

T.V. Alexander

Art Director

T.V. Alexander is a New York based designer specializing in production design, interiors, visual display, and event styling. Coming from traditional theatrical design training, T.V. excels in designing and executing visuals that tell a story.

Sally Courtois

Art Director

Sally Courtois does stand up, sketch comedy and rocketsurgery. She is also an art director and production designer based in sunny Los Angeles.