Just Like Us

Jesse McLean

2013 | 00:14:56 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Advertisement(s), Consumer culture, Landscape, Mental Landscape

A familiar landscape comprised of big box stores and parking lots proves a rich site for longing, intimacy, and radical change. Celebrities are observed in this environment and are reduced to ordinary beings in the process. An enigmatic protagonist reveals little moments of subjectivity that escape into the piece like a contaminant, rupturing the view and evidencing the paradox of connection and belonging within systems that simultaneously contain us and comprise us.

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Prizes + Awards

Oberhausen Short Film Festival 2014, International Critics’ Prize (FIPRESCI Prize)



Exhibitions + Festivals

Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2014

Internationale Kurtzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany, 2014

Belo Horizonte Film festival, Brazil, 2014

Antimatter, British Columbia, 2014