John's Gone

John's Gone / Josh and Ben Safdie 2010, Venice Film Festival / 22'


John's Gone , Josh and Ben Safdie (2010)

John's Gone, Josh and Ben Safdie (2010)


John's Gone tails street urchin John in a darkly humorous fever dream as he sells all his possessions shortly after his mother dies. Shot in Queens with 16mm lenses attached to Video8 cameras, this 22' short premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival.

John's Gone was preceded by Le Cinèma Club's 50th film: Ben Sadie's first short The Acquaintances of a Lonely John. John's Gone is its follow up a film, co-directed by Josh and Ben Safdie, the young New York filmmakers behind critically acclaimed Heaven Knows What