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the Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers

The Syndicate mourns the passing of two friends and collaborators: Jack Terricloth and Leslie Barany.  We fly our flag at half-mast.

Secret Treaties: Strange Political Bedfellows – the world’s most dangerous film festival – screened at Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave., Brooklyn, NY) on June 12, 2021.  Another screening is in the cards, but its date has not yet been determined.

The Babylon Theater in Berlin invited Syndicate director Jeffrey Wengrofsky to curate & present four consecutive film programs: Secrets of Outer Space, Secrets of Inner Space, Secrets of the Deep-Dreams on Film, and an unprecedented screening of nine Syndicate shorts.  Owing to plague, this blessed event has been postponed until some time in the mysterious and seemingly remote future when civilization and cinema return.   Stay pruned for details, fellow cineastes !

The Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers makes documentary films that focus on tensions in the creative life between art and commerce, democracy and demagoguery, freedom and debauchery, sexiness and sexism, existentialism and inspiration, bohemianism and mores, psychedelic illumination and cosmic mumbo-jumbo, etc. Sometimes our films are available on this website for free and without commercial interruption, but they are usually off-line so that they can be screened at festivals, galleries, and other arts institutions. Our first four films were simultaneously broadcast on the blog of Coilhouse Magazine.

To date, Syndicate soundtracks have been commissioned to members of: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Cramps, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Mars Volta, Beaut, The Brickbats, Thompson Automatic, The Godz, The Hold Steady, Sonny Vincent, The Fungus Fire Tabernacle Choir, The Cult Heroes, and The Nixon-Mao Handshake. Our coming contraptions reel was scored by J.G. Thirlwell aka Foetus. The Syndicate collaborates with photographers like Ian Couch, Margee Challa, Janelle Rominski, Dan Efram, Arin Sangurai, and Tina Zimmer as well as graphic illustrators like Bill Anderson and Heather Lee Allen.

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The Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers Thanks You For Your Time and Interest