Call + Response: Last Signs of June

Composer: Idit Shner + Filmmaker: Deejuliano Scott
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Last Signs of June

Composer: Idit Shner + Filmmaker: Deejuliano Scott

Read “Inspiration in the Pause”, an interview with composer Idit Shner by Kristin Thiel.
Read “Who Can Resist Jazz”, an interview with filmmaker Deejuliano Scott by Kristin Thiel.

Directed by Deejuliano Scott, music composed by Idit Shner, created and written by Deejuliano Scott and Joseph Matos, produced by by Andi Hummel, director of photography: Joe Bowden, featuring performances by Andrea Vernae as “Ori”, William Earl Ray as “Uncle Dean”, Josie Seid as “Aunt Faye”, Charles Grant as “Lost Man”, Tarvoris Murray as “June Wayne” and “Bigfoot”, assistant director: Kanani Koster, 2nd assistant director: Joseph Matos, 1st ac: Liz Moughon, gaffer & grip: Kanon Haven, art department: Benja Barker, costume design: Marie Campbell and Benja Barker, sound and mix: Philly Garrison, colorist: Tiki Mon, special effects and editor: Deejuliano Scott, production assistant: Zeus Espinoza, drone pilot: Chris Janjik, camcorder operators: Joe BowdenAndrea VernaeLiz Moughon, Joseph Matos, and Deejuliano Scott.

Deejuliano Scott is a self-taught filmmaker, editor, and producer based in Portland, Oregon. He manages Desert Island Studios, a film and photo studio that supports underserved members of the Portland arts community. His film credits include production work on Love, Cheryl (2018), film editor of the short film L’Ortolan (2020)–winner of “Most Original Concept” at the 2020 Portland Short Fest, film editor of the documentary Staying Connected (2021), and uncredited assistant editor on The Speed Cubers (2020) which made the Oscar Shortlist in 2021. Scott won “Best Editor” for the short film Vent (2020) at the Asian American Film Lab 72-Hour Shootout.

(Last Signs of June dialogue transcription).

Music Title: “Fingerprints” by Idit Shner, performed by Idit Shner (alto saxophone), Ratie D (mbira, voice), John Mambira (voice, conga, shaker), Torrey Newhart (piano), Garrett Baxter (bass), Ken Mastrogiovanni (drums), recorded at Newhart Studios, recorded by Torrey Newhart and Ken Mastrogiovanni, mixed by Torrey Newhart and Ken Mastrogiovanni, mastered by Dana White.

An active performer of both jazz and classical music, Idit Shner has performed at The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center as well as The Diet Coke Woman in Jazz Festival (New York), the Belleayre Festival (New York), and the New Trier Jazz Festival (Illinois). Currently she performs and records with her quartet in Eugene and Portland, Oregon. Her debut jazz release, Tuesday’s Blues featuring nursery melodies from Jewish liturgy received critical acclaim from JazzTimes, All Music Guide, and Jazz Review. Her latest jazz release, 9 Short Stories, earned a 4-star review in Downbeat Magazine. As a classical saxophonist, she has commissioned and recorded new music and performed solo recitals in the US and Israel. Her third release, Le Merle Noir, featuring music by Messiaen, Bozza, Partos, and Glass, was released on Origin Classics in August 2013. Her recording, FISSURES: 20th Century Music for saxophone and Harp with renowned harpist Yumiko Schlaffer, was played on NPR’s All Things Considered. Her latest classical release is entitled MINERVA.