Preroll Films is the website of Michaelle Stikich, Director/Editor. Located in San Francisco, she's worked on a wide range of projects from documentaries to music videos to Cinemasports.

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August13 , 2007

I got onto MTV and I didn't have to lift my shirt! Beatific Visions is currently in rotation on MTV2 UK. PAL is fun, especially when you start in 720p24 HD. Check it out here.

Also found on Rough Trade Records YouTube site

Beatific Visions.
June 28 , 2007

The Glasgow based band BrakesBrakesBrakes has asked me to direct a music video for the title song on
their new album "The Beatific Visions." We finally finished shooting this weekend and I am feverishly
cutting the footage together. The video will make its internet world premiere in July – stay tuned.

Air America.
May 20, 2007

I've just begun working on a documentary short about a former Air America helicopter pilot who rescued a Raven FAC pilot in Laos during the Vietnam war. Traditionally the rescuer is given a bottle of good booze. Circumstances prevented this, so 20 years later they met again and drank that bottle.

Here's some background:

It literally rains in Austin.
March 10, 2007

It's the first rain in Austin in 5 years, or so I'm told. Anyway, umbrellas were hard (impossible) to come by so we got a bit wet, and attendance at the Dobie for the music videos was a little low. Still, Gotta Go looked great on the big-ish screen, and was in great company with videos from Bonny Prince Billy, Thom Yorke, Malkmus and others. Find the full schedule here and some clips (sorry, you'll have to scroll down the page to the Dobie):

Victor comes for Noise Pop.
March 2, 2007

It's great to finally meet Victor in person, after working with him long distance. He and his lovely wife came down to visit San Francisco for a few days to watch Gotta Go and check out our fancy shopping. The showing was paired with the documentary Sonic youth: Sleeping Nights Awake at the ATA Theater.

When it rains, it pours!
February 1, 2007

The love just keeps flooding in. Gotta Go has been accepted to the Noise Pop Film Festival as part of the FREEDM Films program. That's right, we are now 2 for 2, and I haven't even started applying to other festivals yet! Of course, I have no details right now but they are apparently coming "soon."

While not as glamorous as SXSW, this is going to be a really fun festival because the music part and the film part happen simultaneously, and its local. Check out the details here:


We're going to SXSW, baby!
January 25, 2007

A quick Gotta Go update. I was just informed by the South by Southwest Film Festival thatGotta Go will be part of the music video program at this year's festival. I'm so excited! This has been the "holy grail" of festivals for me because the music that comes from there is always so great. YeeHaw!

For more info on South by Southwest check out here:


The Rafter contest.
January 22, 2007

I put this little video together in a weekend so that I could enter the Rafter music video contest from Asthmatic Kitty: I finished it we realized that I had made a video about “hope” without any people in it. Somehow, it seemed to work:

Internet world premiere of Gotta Go
Monday, December 4, 2006

Well everyone, its been a long time coming, but I've finally finished the music video for Victor Scott's song Gotta Go. It all started innocently enough, asking fans to submit their dances to the song. Check out the link to the submission webpage:

But then it became a pretty big undertaking.  The high res (aka, slow to download version but much nicer looking) version of the video is here:

Or the lower res version on YouTube at:

I want to thank everyone involved for helping me with this project, especially the brave souls who submitted videos!  


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