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Daniel cockburn
God's Nightmares
Video | hdv | color and b&w | 5'20'' | Canada | 2019
Even the all-powerful creator of the universe has bad dreams from time to time. In God's Nightmares, A panoply of film clips illustrate God's interior monologue, in which he muses about his recurring nightmare of being an everyman.
Daniel Cockburn is a Canadian filmmaker based in the UK. His shorts have been the subject of an internationally touring retrospective, his feature film script The Engineers received the TIFF Telefilm Canada Pitch This! prize, and his feature You Are Here (2010) played Locarno, Toronto, and Rotterdam, and 40+ other festivals. Called "a major discovery" by the director of the Locarno Film Festival, You Are Here won the Jay Scott Award from the Toronto Film Critics Association and the top prize at the European Media Art Festival, for "trend-setting media art". It has been compared to the work of Charlie Kaufman, Jorge Luis Borges, and Philip K. Dick. He is currently adapting Mark Vonnegut’s memoir The Eden Express into a feature screenplay, and creating a new one-man multi-screen live show which will premiere at the Flatpack Festival in Birmingham in 2020.