In grainy black and white a man walks the desert silhouetted against the sun. He is moving forward but looking back, desert shrubs in the foreground. The film is called The Behind. It stars Davey Johnson and Brian Barlow. A film by Daniel Tahmizian with original music by Bob Wiseman.
An unnamed man follows another out of the city into the desert for seemingly no reason until all is revealed in a stunning climax. This black and white shaggy dog film is accompanied by a freely improvised piano score by Bob Wiseman.
Daniel Tahmizian is a Canadian Comedy Award winning director who’s been active in the Toronto comedy scene for over a decade. He’s had the privilege to work with the funniest people in the country through this time. He is also the creator and host of Videorama which has been celebrating video comedy in Toronto for over 5 years.
Brian Barlow is a man of many voices and talents. His short films have played festivals across North America and as a producer his videos at Super Deluxe have been called “the smartest dumb thing on the internet”. He is a founding member of Laugh Sabbath, creator/host of The Loner Show, and half of the Tim Sims Award nominated experimental sketch/improv team The Gurg (Chris Locke). You can see Brian on stage as characters like The Dick Mime and Poppa Proppa as well as many others.