Art patronization. Occupy Wall Street. A modern Virgin Mary. NYC in the fall.
ANNUNCIATION is Ben Hozie's first feature film, an 'adaptation' of the early northern renaissance "Merode Altarpiece" triptych (Robert Campin, 1428). Originally conceived as three separate shorts (one for each panel of the famed painting), the final version weaves all three stories together ---> mixing drama, comedy, documentary, and abstraction through an impressionistic and sensual montage.
Photographed on 16mm by Simon Liu. Assistant direction by Alison Forest. Featuring an original abstract oil triptych by Osaretin Ugiagbe.
Starring Nicola Fiore (MARY), Gerrard James (JOSEPH), Christopher Rollings (ANTHONY), Nick Alden (NICK), and Rachel Neiheisel (CATHERINE). Also featuring Jenna Sofia, Julia Morrison, Kevin Huelbig, David Michael Kirby, Eric Nold, Blessed Knew, Reggie Lochard, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Kendra Webb, Julia Morgantini, Mary Ashlyn Moore, André Søfteland, Jason King, Owen Keiter, Joey Genovese, and Kevin Moccia.