SWANS

WHERE DOES A BODY END?

 

MARCO PORSIA

MARCO PORSIA is an award-winning editor who has cut dozens of prime time scripted and unscripted series, with a career in film and television dating back nearly two decades.

Alongside his TV work, Marco has directed and cut music videos for a variety of bands, including The Wedding Present, Yuppie Flu, Giardini di Miró, Pankow, and most recently, live concert films for Swans.

WHERE DOES A BODY END? is his first feature film.

Marco was born and raised in Rome, Italy. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

RODNEY ASCHER

RODNEY ASCHER is a filmmaker whose feature debut, the ‘subjective documentary' ROOM 237 (IFC) looked at Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining through the eyes of five very different people, each obsessed with solving its countless mysteries. The film premiered at Sundance in 2012 before screening at festivals around the world including Cannes, London, the Vienalle, Sitges, Toronto, and New York. 

His follow-up, the ‘horror-documentary’  THE NIGHTMARE (Gravitas Ventures) explored the phenomenon of ‘sleep paralysis’ and it likewise debuted at Sundance where it was called The Scariest Movie of the decade”  and “One of the scariest documentaries ever’ before being released internationally in theaters and digitally.

His other projects include a  PRIMAL SCREEN for the Shudder Network, a GIF-centric music video for the experimental, Hugo-nominated hip-hop band CLIPPING, Andy Kaufman’s posthumous (?) comedy album, ANDY AND HIS GRANDMOTHER (Drag City) and the infamous S FROM HELL.

 
I love the film. I have been a fan of SWANS for over 30 years, and it had information and stories in it, that even I didn’t know. I think it’s a great story for anyone and everyone, whether you are a SWANS fan or not. The story of Michael Gira and all the SWANS , the ideas, the band - so many amazing people- this driven, this talented, and creative, and so human… stories and individuals full of hopes and dreams, success and failure, triumph and tragedy. I think it is entertaining, and enthralling from open to close. I know that it should and WILL BE entertaining and interesting even to country and classical music fans, i.e. to those who have never even heard of SWANS. Marco has created a vision… physically incarnate - that has told a story that must be told and never allowed to be forgotten. I give it 4.9 stars out of 5. The only reason it doesn’t get a 5 is because I want more- it isn’t long enough. I don’t know if it ever could be enough for me.
— Joey Pan

First I would like to thank you for this beautiful movie ! I know the Swans since The Seer, and they changed a part of my mind. Thanks to you I was able to discover their history !Thank you very much!
— Thomas Piguet