Go to Top

Reed O’Beirne “Last of our kind”

Synopsis: Weaving together film, music and poetry, Last of Our Kind transforms the memory of a lost love into a ritualistic incantation of longing. Action is exaggerated and time seems to blur, as the lovers’ tale unfolds poetically into a modern interpretation of the Persephone myth. Shot entirely on super-8, the movie traces a poem, line by line, throughout the city of Seattle in sequences of time-lapse photography blended with live-action that collapse and rearrange time and events into memories. Shot as a silent film, Last of Our Kind features an original soundtrack created by Robin Guthrie (co-founder of the band Cocteau Twins) interwoven with a voiceover recitation of Rick Linville’s poem.

Biography: Originally from Natchez Mississippi and now residing in Seattle Washington, Reed is a graduate of the creative writing program at Vanderbilt University, and founder of Emerald Reels, an organization dedicated to supporting artistic filmmaking. Reed has been pursuing filmmaking and photography since 1993. His films have screened at many festivals including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, The Oaxaca Film Festival and the Berlin International Director’s Lounge. His most recent short film is Last of Our Kind

Festival track record

Festival Chileno Internacional del Cortometraje de Santiago, Chile (Oct 2013)
Oaxaca FilmFest, Mexico (Sept 2013)
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (July 2013)
6th Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (June 2013)
Contemporary Art Ruhr media art fair in Essen, Germany (June 2013)
Twin Rivers Media Festival in North Carolina (May 2013)
Experimental Film Festival Portland (May 2013)
Experiments in Cinema v8.53 in Albuquerque NM (April 2013)
9th Berlin International Directors Lounge (Feb 2013)
United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival in New Jersey (Feb 2013) [winner BEST SHORT] Mississippi International Film Festival (Oct 2012)

Last of Our Kind United States, 2012 | 13 min 23 sec | Hybrids, Fantastic, Romance, Surreal - Directed by Reed O'Beirne

Selling conditions : $2,500 USD for a limited edition of 4 NTSC Blu-ray discs.

Resolution: 1920x1080 Language English/ subtitles Español Producer: Reed O'Beirne Screenwriter: Rick Linville Director of photography: Reed O'Beirne Production designer: Jennifer Law Music composer: Robin Guthrie Sound: Sam Grey Cast: Emma Jones Scott Plusquellec William Kumma Mark Harlow