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Synopsis: An NYC musician, on a ‘trip’ to fully understand herself, chooses to embrace her other ‘HALF’- her dark side – by personifying her shadow self and engaging with her inner demons in an edgy and surreal setting.

///HALF is a modern psychedelic, psychological, multimedia, visual feast featuring anthemic industrial rock songs with messages of existential themes, horror, sexuality and female empowerment.

This visual album is ‘half’ of the concept record, THE VILLAINESS by Militia Vox- in album order. All music, lyrics, video art, direction, performance, funding and production created by the artist herself- the ONLY artist to ever do so- DIY to the extreme!

This film also incorporates 2nd screen technology- lyric videos to be watched in real time along with the film on your phone, tablet or laptop. [Copy + paste link here: http://www.militiavox.com/immersive]

+ CAUTION: This film uses flashes which may be harmful to people with light sensitivities. Viewer discretion advised.

Genre

Musical

Rated

Other

Language

English

Run Time

25 minutes

Starring

Militia Vox

Directed by

Militia Vox

Written by

Militia Vox

Produced by

Militia Vox

Composer

Militia Vox

Production Designer

Militia Vox

Prod. Company

Militious Productions - http://www.militiousproductions.com

Director's Statement

My best efforts are geared towards inclusion and representation, to widen public perception of women of color. My mission is to demonstrate that color does not dictate behavior. There is a spectrum of types, voices and stories that exist in this world and they are radiant, important, universal and human.

I am the change I want to see and I will incessantly make interesting, intense and badass art, by any and all means necessary.

You won’t be bored, I promise.

– M I L I T I A

Director's Bio

MILITIA VOX has no regard for genre, gender roles or stereotypes. A truly modern multi-hyphenate artist with a DIY ethos; this black cat has had many lives and has always broken boundaries.

Known as an electrifying frontwoman (solo, Judas Priestess), award-winning songwriter, composer and visual artist, Militia’s mesmerizing presence, raw power, 4 octave range and vision has captured the hearts of icons and outsiders alike. Militia has recorded, toured and performed with some of the best in the business, including: Twisted Sister, Cyndi Lauper, Living Colour, L7, Candlebox, Sandra Bernhard, Nancy Sinatra and many more. M has also starred in Off-Broadway, European Tours and National touring rock musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show. She is featured in several books about music, including ‘What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal’ by Laina Dawes and films such as “They Say I’m Different” the story of funk rock legend, Betty Davis.

Militia Vox draws from a palette of prog/psychedelic rock, heavy metal, grunge, gothic/industrial and horror. Her most recent original works are connected via her ongoing project, THE VILLAINESS- a multimedia project that presents the unique perspective of an alternative female of color that embraces her “shadow self” and inner demons for self-discovery. THE VILLAINESS is a critically acclaimed full-length album and is being released in sections as a visual album and immersive art installation. Her unique voice, musical perspective and style have also garnered her praise from the music media and legends such as Dee Snider, Corey Glover, Kembra Pfahler and Kathleen Hanna.

Militia was the 1st Host/VJ of color on Fuse / Much Music USA, and hosted Fuse’s 1st reality tv show “Heavy Metal Makeover.” M has also Hosted and appeared on MTV2 and Vh1 and featured on Global TV (Canada.) She currently Hosts many live music events and festivals, is a key figure of the Afropunk movement, speaks at colleges and conferences including Berklee College of Music, NAMM and SXSW. Militia also produces events in NYC with her company, Militious Productions.

In sum, this ain’t your average frontwoman, Militia Vox is an unrepentant badass.

Awards

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival - United States - 2020

Best Music Video [Short] (Militia Vox)

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival - United States - 2020

Award of Exceptional Merit in Alternate Media (Militia Vox)

WRPN Women's International Film Festival - United States - 2020

Exceptional Merit in Alternate Media (Militia Vox)

Accolade Global Film Competition - United States - 2019

Award of Recognition: Music Video (Militia Vox)

Nominations

Accolade Global Film Competition - United States - 2019

Long Short Category

Accolade Global Film Competition - United States - 2019

Best Thriller

Accolade Global Film Competition - United States - 2019

Best Actress

Official selection

Fear NYC Horror Film Festival - United States - 2019

Gar's Heavy Metal Film Festival - Norway - 2020

Quotes

"Militia Vox: Horror's Next Audio Visual Icon" - Ashlee Blackwell, Graveyard Shift Sisters

"Afrogoth and the undead music of Militia Vox..." - Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year

2019

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