Written and Directed by Cosmo Segurson
28 mins. 35mm film
A down and out junk shop worker finds escape in a rusty old motor scooter – sending him on a strange and surreal journey. Starring one of my best pals Johannes Gamble, this project started when I heard Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade’ on the radio while stuck in Los Angeles traffic. Russian futurists posters and a couple of desperate characters were stirring up a story in my head at the time – after hearing that beautiful and expressionistic music, I got inspired to glue it all together on 35mm film. I’d like to shoot on 35mm again someday….
I’m proud to say ‘The Green Sheik’ successfully entertained audiences and won many awards at film festivals nationwide. Made with a bunch of great friends, in particular, Paul Stec, Dayla Kennedy, Meghan Graham, Sean Guilleran, and Johannes Gamble. I learned so much making this film, It was kind of like going to grad school.
Best Short: SlamDunk at The Sundance Film Festival, Audience Favorite: Corvallis International Film Festival, The San Francisco International, The New Orleans Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, The Austin Film Festival, and many more…