Originally trained as a photographer, New Zealand-born artist/filmmaker SJ.Ramir later moved to digital video – shooting scenes of lone figures moving across remote and isolated geographical landscapes.
The prominent style of his short films came from early years of experimentation with custom-made lens filters. These filters enhanced video pixels and produced hazy, distorted images, which Ramir felt were visually suggestive of emotional states connected with his films central theme of isolation.
Ramir’s distinctive films have screened at numerous film festivals worldwide including Departure (2007), Our Voices Are Mute (2008) and Into Daylight (2009) at the International Film Festival Rotterdam; Cold Clay, Emptiness… (2010) at the 67th Venice International Film Festival and Disquiet (2011) at the 60th Melbourne International Film Festival.
He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.
“The theme I explore in my films is that of journeys – both physical and… read more