Nao Works the Mustache

Posted in Sundance, film on January 29th, 2010 by nao

Sundance has a lot of mustaches and all the testosterone in the air left me feeling hairy.


It’s a mustache party!

Posted in Sundance on January 29th, 2010 by nao

Sundance Look

Posted in Sundance on January 27th, 2010 by nao

Photo by Edge Journalist, Russ Klein. Me with promosexual, Matt Johnstone.

The Circle Is Now Complete

Posted in Sundance, film on January 25th, 2010 by nao

Fun Fact: Warhol was called “Drella” by his friends, a condensed version of Dracula and Cinderella. The nickname is attributed to Lou Reed, who felt it fit both sides of Warhol’s persona.

In 1964, Warhol cast Jack Smith as Dracula in his film Batman/Dracula. According to Warhol, Smith “really got into the part. He claimed that as he put his makeup on, he was slowly transforming himself, letting his soul pass out through his eyes into the mirror and back into him as Dracula, and he had this theory about how everyone was ‘vampirical’ to a certain extent because they ‘made unreasonable demands.’ ”

In Batman/Dracula, my impression is that Smith ends up taking over the film with his strong presence. Watch it and decide for yourself.

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Meeting Bobby

Posted in Sundance, missed connections on January 24th, 2010 by nao

Today’s video update shows me attempting to meet Robert Redford at Sundance so I can invite him to my performance. We’re like two ships that pass in the night, I guess. Camerawork by Kalup Linzy.


El Danito prepares for his role tonight as the shadow dancer!

Posted in Sundance on January 24th, 2010 by nao

José Muñoz gets intellectual at Sundance

Posted in Sundance on January 23rd, 2010 by nao


DJ Junkyard at New Frontier opening party.

Posted in Sundance on January 23rd, 2010 by nao

See video on my YouTube page


Hey there, You with the stars in your eyes

Posted in Sundance on January 23rd, 2010 by nao

P.O.V Sundance 2010

Posted in Sundance, film, lecture on January 23rd, 2010 by nao

Nao goes coocoo on the graffiti wall at the Sundance opening party. She’s so hardcore…

Sundance panel at New Fronier: Google’s Dave Eun talks about organic community building.


Here is a (low-res) sneak peek at the filmformance, “Silver & Gold.”

Posted in Now Showing, Sundance, film, filmformance, performance on January 18th, 2010 by nao

Nao Bustamante director/writer/performer/editor, Ava Berkofsky director of photography, Andres Laracuente shadow dancer,  Ruthie Doyle assistant camera, Eleanor Goldsmith still photography & giver of golden light, Victoria Kereszi props master & production assistant, Andrew Lynn stop-motion animation & technical assistance, Seana Biondolillo penis-image craft & dildo bejeweler, Salvatore Salamone headdress construction, Branda Miller production impresaria, Commissioned by the LIVE FILM/ Jack Smith festival, co-organized by Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art and Hebbel-am-Ufer Theater (HAU) in Berlin, Produced at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute iEAR Studios with assistance from EMPAC


Silver & Gold at Sundance 2010

Posted in Sundance, filmformance on January 14th, 2010 by nao

Filmmaker and artist Nao Bustamante returns to 2010 Sundance with a deliciously outrageous and ambitious new live performance celebrating legendary underground filmmaker Jack Smith.

Sundance New Frontier Live Performance by filmmaker & artist
Nao Bustamante

USA, Performance Running Time: 45 minutes

Silver and Gold performances:
Sunday, January 24, 6:30pm
Tuesday, January 26, 6:30pm
Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm

New Frontier on Main
333 Main St. (lower level)
**Free and open to all Festival Credential Holders and the general public as space permits.**

New Frontier at Sundance

New Frontier is a collection of digital art, film screenings, multimedia performances, site-specific installations and video presentations which will be presented in a fully immersive media lounge environment for Festival goers to experience throughout the Festival. Curated by Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, these works can be experienced at New Frontier on Main, open to the public Thursday, January 21 through Saturday, January 30, 2010.

Media Information:

Ms. Bustamante will be in Park City January 22 – 29th, and is available for interviews.

All press inquiries, to schedule interviews, or to request screeners, please contact: or call 323 938 7880

See the Press page for more information.