The iconic movie 'Brazil' re-imagined 

I set Brazil in 1980 in a bio-dome in Chernobyl and it's outskirts after nuclear fallout. Through my design process I explored what a deadened consumerist society might look like amidst a population ridden with mass control, a bourgeois culture, an angry underbelly, and a destitute proletariat sect of people going through the motions of life. I had been researching Chernobyl & Fordlandia, two places that were built for a utopian ideal and subsequently broken. I also am interested in diverging from Terry Gilliam’s rich visuals as much as possible while exploring a gritty contemporary landscape such as Chernobyl or even Detroit. Sam’s dreamscapes are something I delineated from this world with and show the abstract, creative, and storybook world he has in his dreamlife. I am interested in using animation, even channeling Richard Linklater’s 2001 film, ‘Waking Life’ for the dream sequences.

SAM FLYING IN HIS DREAMS

     THE MAN COMMITTING TORTURE                       IT'S JACK LINT!                          JACK LINT AT MRS. LOWRY'S PARTY                              SAM IN JACK'S SUIT

 
 
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THREE PENNY OPERA

by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann

MUSIC by KURT WEILL

 

 

The voysey inheritance

by Harley Granville-Barker

 
 

ALL ARTWORK AND POSTERS BY DESIRA PESTA, COPYRIGHT DESIRA PESTA @2017