Squeezed Up | Tales of Polynesian Pop and Kustom Kulture
A Beastwood Film Production in Cooperation with Pixeleye Industries
Director: Dirk "The Pixeleye" Behlau
Executive Producer: Stefan Immke, Co-Producer: Shane Bagnall
Director of Photography: Dirk Behlau
Edited by Dirk Behlau
When will the film be out?
Late 2019. On DVD and digital. And there will be a large coffee-table book, too.
Starring: „The wild bunch“
Stefan Immke, Matze Heiden, Thorsten "King of Mayonesien" Liesenberg, Andy "Body Electric" Schmidt & Shane "Baggybilly" Bagnall
also starring in no particular order:
Robert & Suzanne Williams, Tony "Tiki Tony" Murphy, Dave Warshaw, Brian Bent, Bamboo Ben, Fip Buchanan, Jay & Beverly Dean, Jason Lee, Bobby Green, Shige, Matt "Tikiman" Willis, Michael Grider, Crazy Al, Danielle Bagnall, Jonny & Ilze Guilmet, Kelly Merrill, Marie Devilreux, Wild Tiger Woman, Dottie Deville, Joe Arreguin, Adrian Eustaquio, Matt "Spike" Marble, David Arnson & many more.
Some additional info by director Dirk Behlau - please read:
Due the fact that I co-directed the classic Kustom Kulture documentary Flake & Flakes (FF) I am aware that some people may expect something like FF Part II. I’m sorry but „Squeezed Up“ is not planned as a sequel, in fact it is something completely different. While FF was a documentary film about the Kustom Kulture scene in the US and Europe this project is more like a road movie of friends visiting cool places and meet other people - having fun and make new experiences. Everything is already set up, we have a tight schedule and lots of plans. I’m curious myself how this will work out.
Some people may thing: Why is Jesper Bram, my danish buddy, I did FF with not on board? Because it’s no FF Part II :) Jesper is a renowned tattoo artist nowadays and focussing on his Lowbrow academy as well. We are still good friends and he is aware of this project… actually he was one of the first people I have spoken about the film. He’s totally cool with it I’m doing this and totally supports the project.
ABOUT the filmmaker
Dirk Behlau, aka „The Pixeleye“, born in 1971, is an internationally acclaimed Designer, Filmmaker, Creative Director and Photographer from Bonn/Germany.
Since 1999 Dirk Behlau is creating individual high-class projects for international clients in his design-studios „Pixeleye Industries“ and movie department "Beastwood Films". Squeezed Up is his second documentary film after the highly acclaimed Kustom Kulture Flake & Flames.
"The Pixeleye is a more than suitable name for Dirk to brand his company. Hell, it IS Dirk. He's got this magical ability to frame the shot in his head before he even starts work. The picture is taken long before he ever holds the camera up. The camera is nothing but a tool to capture what he sees in his head - you only need to be in his company for five minutes to figure out that this is what he's doing. While that might also be true of most professional photographers twenty years ago, it’s certainly not normal anymore. In an era when you can rattle off thousands of shots and hope for the best, working Dirk's way is an art form in itself." Sion Smith, Author
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