Saturday, April 10, 2010

Batteries not Included , a Collection of Vintage Toy Commercials (2009)

Batteries Not Included is a film that I put together early this year, after I made the film I did not know what to do with it because it is so much different than the Experimental art films that I am most known for doing. I decided to release this film on the internet and I thought the best place to do this would be right here on the Internet Archives. The funny thing is... that this film has been seen by more people than all of films I have made since 1979. I am by no means abandoning my avant-garde filmmaking, I just thought this would be fun to do.

About the Film:
Almost as long as I have been a filmmaker I have also been a film collector. I have for many years wanted to assemble a collection of vintage toy commercials into a flowing little feature length film, that feature all of these wonderful toys from 1950's 1960's and 1970's all of the major toy companies are represented in this film. Matel, Ideal, Hasbro, Marx, Aurora and many many others. these commercials were made in a time when children would use their imagination while playing. So strap your self in and take a trip back through your childhood and you may discover a commercial for a toy that had a kid and my hope is that it will spark pleasant memories from those days.

Enjoy and Best Regards
Jon Behrens

58 MIN
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