Mind Gamers – Golden Boy

Mind Gamers are Sebastien Tellier, Daniel Stricker, John Kirby.



In LOVE, Murphy wakes up next to his young wife and 2-year-old child. He listens to his voicemail: Electra’s mother, sick with worry, wants to know whether he has heard from her daughter. Electra’s been missing for a long time. She’s afraid something really bad has happened to her. Over the course of a long rainy day, Murphy finds himself alone in his apartment, reminiscing about the greatest love affair of his life, his two years with Electra. A burning passion full of promises, games, excesses and mistakes… By Gaspar Noé.

The Girl Who talked to Dolphins

This is the story of one of the most extraordinary and audacious experiments in the history of science, which a visionary neuroscientist called John Lilly embarked on in the 1960s. His ambition was to build a communications bridge between humans and a little studied species of big-brained marine mammals called Tursiops Truncata – or the bottlenose dolphin; to teach them to speak English.

The experiment was seized upon by NASA, who were embarking on the first search for extra-terrestrial intelligence beyond the Earth, and immediately saw the potential to practice communicating on the dolphins, before ET made contact.

Backed with funding from NASA and other government agencies Lilly recruited a young female researcher called Margaret Howe to live with an adolescent male dolphin called Peter, in a specially built lab in the Caribbean. Over the summer of 1965 the pair began to co-habit in this domestic dolphinarium; with Margaret giving Peter daily English lessons.

But what started with 60s idealism would spiral into the darkness of the decade, and end in a tragedy, mired in scandal and rumours about a sexual relationship between Peter and Margaret.


Sappy sap’s coming out


After breaking up with my boyfriend, I was heartbroken but I had to think about the theme for my next animation film. Just then I had a dream about him. This animation film is based on that dream.

In Japan, on 11th March 2011, we had great earthquakes and aftershocks followed over and over. And not only earthquakes but also how to face the nuclear power is one of the hottest issues in our country. I think that dream is a mixture of this charged atmosphere in Japan and my heartbreaking depression. So I “re-mixed” what I had in my head.

By the way, he used to like enema. So in this song, the word “ass” and its related words are all linked to the memories of him so I decided to use this song. In that dream the face of my ex-boyfriend was not clear, so in this animation, his face is drawn just like an ass.

Animaton short by Kabuki Sawako.

Dressing for pleasure


Here the subject of fetishism in clothing – rubber, latex, leather – is explored. The full film features Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols at the time at SEX, the boutique he ran with Vivien Westwood on the Kings Road.

Central to the film is a magnificent studio set constructed mainly by Samson himself in the shape of the fetishist magazine Atomage with actual turning pages all populated by these amazing characters, dressed in thigh length leather boots and chains. The film was banned at the time by London Weekend Television, and has become one of those rare films more quoted than seen.