Tyson Ballou's Lost Film Debut

Tyson Ballou's Lost Film Debut

A NEWLY SALVAGED EDIT PRESENTS JOSEPH LALLY'S ART FILM STARRING TYSON BALLOU AND DAPHNE GUINNESS AS ORIGINALLY INTENDED

A NEWLY SALVAGED EDIT PRESENTS JOSEPH LALLY'S ART FILM STARRING TYSON BALLOU AND DAPHNE GUINNESS AS ORIGINALLY INTENDED

In 2010, The Black and White Maze of the Painted Zebra, an art film mixing cinema verité with abstract digital experimentation, premiered at Center Pompidou: but it wasn't the real version.

"It was a different edit because of a damaged drive," says Joseph Lally, the film's director. "I had to reconstruct it from raw materials. At the time, I had no idea that materials could be salvaged from damaged drives then recently I found it and brought it to a tech guy and the files were retrieved, one of which is the original cut, shown here."

The debut film for supermodel Tyson Ballou, the project follows the mental breakdown of a fictional baseball legend. Lally, also the author of The Infrared Summer (available now on Amazon), bridges the style of Hollywood's golden age with something digital to arrive an aesthetic that, considering it was made in 2010, feels prescient. The look and feel holds up today. Enjoy the film in full, above.

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