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About Keith Dukavicius Writer, director, cinematographer

Keith Dukavicius is a Chicago based filmmaker who has written, directed, and shot two feature films, plus a number of shorts. He studied fine arts at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and also did graduate course work at the Art Institute of Chicago.

A master at bootstrapping and working with very small budgets, Keith also starred in a number of his films, and composed the film scores. His two feature films premiered at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago.

In 2010, the Chicago Reader voted Dukavicius Chicago's Best Underground Filmmaker.

In honor of the award, the Gene Siskel Film Center held a three-week retrospective of his works to date later that year.

More information about Keith Dukavicius' works and upcoming projects are available by clicking on the Projects menu.

Films

I Am James Mason

Daniel Wong

Egon

Ken and Janet, Sitting In A Tree

Breakfast At Marley's Teaser Trailer

Ghosts Still Cry Teaser Trailer

Music

Besides composing music for theatre and film, Dukavicius has been a performing musician in bands since 1989. Originally conceived and currently producing as a "bedroom band", on stage, Swoon Method is a four-piece fronted by Dukavicius on guitar and vocals, Gustavo Guerra, lead guitar, Christian Diaz, bass, and Farsheed Hamidi-Toosi, on drums.

(Utilizing the lens of wistful British indie rock of days ago, Swoon Method's characters and story lines are sometimes cleverly reduced to minimal haiku. On stage, there's a frantic energy that betrays their recorded sensitivity).

Lost Liutenant
Space Queen
Maybe
Palace Lantern
Flowers for Gwen
I Drove Past Your Old House
Boyle
Bela Lugosi's Dead
Kate Jillyflower
Songs for Tony Leung
Stripped
The High Energy Dreams of the Caretaker's Son
More Young Turks
20th Century Boy

Press

I AM JAMES MASON

"The underlying kernel of imagination in I AM JAMES MASON is quite brilliant."
- Jonathan Miller, CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO

DANIEL WONG

I was struck by its visual textures, feeling for the characters, and the musical interplay of images."
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, CHICAGO READER
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Dukavicius has a keen eye for detail and pacing...I caught its mood and took the journey...an assured work."
- Richard Knight, Jr., WINDY CITY TIMES
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EGON

"...One of Chicago's more accomplished indie talents...Ludicrous, often hilarious camp..."
- J.R. Jones, CHICAGO READER
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...A low-budget surprise... With deadly accurate hair that could qualify as a special effect in its own right...This is a small, stylized, unified piece of work"
- Ray Pride, NEW CITY
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"Dukavicius impersonates the artist with elan. Channeling Schiele's angst and lust, Dukavicius' acting out delivers"
- Bill Stamets, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES