Jan was a student at the Arts Décoratifs in Nice, France, (E.P.I.A.R.). He learned cinema, animation and pixillation and passed his diploma in 1988 (Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique) while shooting his first super 8mm (soft) and 16mm (Yellow Death – The Broadword) short films, as well as his first animated films for Dutch TV. He became assistant operator, directed his first video clips and documentaries, started as a cameraman/reporter for an image agency.
In 1989, he directed Gisele Kerosene, “Grand Prix du Court-Métrage” award at the Avoriaz Festival.
In 1990, he directed the popular L’age de Plastic music video for Elmer Foot Beat. Busy working on several projects (a screen version of a Serge Brussolo novel, the Gisele Kerosene TV series), Jan also directed his first music videos for Pauline Ester (Le Monde est Fou_), another Elmer Foot Beat video (Daniela_), videos for Chihuahuas and Erasure (Voulez… read more
Incredibly complex and immaculately executed visions of drug-induced other-worldly terror aside, this is a pretty average film. If the director's "trip" visuals were not included, this adaptation would have been a pretty boring story. To be honest, nothing much happens. It's a half hour story stretched much longer. That being said, the performances were great and there were some [visually] incredible sequences.
Amazing psychedelic western, also among my top 5 cinematic experiences visually. Once you realize the symbolism of it all, the battle with inner demons personified in a dire western setting, you cannot help but marvel at the depth. It all ends with water. Wally is the devil. Within, while Mikey... that's you, sir.