PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO IN HD directed by Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung www.TinKin.com narration written and performed by MC Paul Barman www.MCPaulBarman.com music by John Blue www.BlueSoundCut.com running time 00:07:24 More info go to www.TINKIN.com/arts/because-washington-is-hollywood-for-ugly-people/ Because Washington Is Hollywood For Ugly People is a video/ animation that employs images from popular culture, political figures and imagery found in the internet. The piece adopts the form of viral advertising in a reduction of contemporary events to a cartoon like mythology while touching on issues such as identity politics, U.S. foreign policy, sexuality and power. Backed by ranting narration of MC Paul Barman and original music by John Blue, Because Washington is Hollywood for Ugly People is hitting hard at the hypocrisy of the political rhetoric of the last few years leading up to the current presidential election. As hilarious as it is scary, the video merges internet-scavenged imagery and original animation with pop graphics to create semi-fictional relationships between political figures, corporations, and mass media iconography. Imagine Bush-headed Jennifer Aniston, Gozilla Arafat, Jesus bin Laden, Saddam Hussein on the skateboard, Kim Jong Il as Terminator, Hillary as multi-headed Asimo, Meccadonalds and more. The video is in the Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2008 and has been screening at various film festivals around the world.