18/S: Someone approached me once and asked if this film was about a transvestite… I couldn’t argue with that.
What you’re about to see is unlike anything you’ve seen in a long time.
It truly is what you make it, but you will make it something.
Eighteen Slash Stainless (18/S) A film by Seb Som.
The thoughts and impulses narrated in 18/S are very dark. I mean that in the sense of privacy and nature, not as in evil. Did you go into this with that specific purpose of exposing that in such a blatant way? Its not so much that I wanted to expose these dark impulses, as I wanted to explore them. I know that part of it is autobiographical. Not the parts you would think haha. The narration comes from a lot of different places… It’s a lot of different elements coming together on the same vibe. But I came up with the concept first, of this demented figure walking the streets, and worked from there. I knew that I was tapping into something different, I just didn’t know how different it would be. Do you feel you accomplished what you wanted when you look at 18/S? What do you want the audience to take away from the video? I want the audience to take away… whatever they want. As long as a person looks at 18/S and it makes them feel a certain way, then I feel that I’ve done my job as a filmmaker. Since this film is more experimental than some of my others, the line is very blurry. I had my thoughts and intentions when making this, but you can interpret it however you like. Someone approached me once and asked if this film was about a transvestite… I couldn’t argue with that. That’s not what I was thinking when I made it…but I can’t argue. If that’s what you think then go for it. What does the name mean? Oh man I really can’t talk about that I really need to know what that name means… In the meantime people, be sure to check out everything Seb Som’s got up his sleeve right here on his
vimeo page. The Find Me Gone trailer just looks like something from out of bounds.