Film: Aaron Beckum and Miranda July's new project Night Giant is suitably stylish

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3 March 2014
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I don’t know what you expected to be the first thing you’d watch today – maybe the news, or perhaps a nice half an hour of Cash in the Attic – but no kind of anticipation could possibly have prepared you for Night Giant. The new short film offering by filmmaker, artist and musician Aaron Beckum is all about an enormous monster who trails around after our protagonist destroying everything in his wake. And like any filmmaker with an ounce of good sense, Aaron’s got artist extraordinaire Miranda July into executive produce it.

Between them they’ve rustled up a short that manages to cram more stylish ambiguity into the film’s short stretch than most directors do into an hour and a half; noir, sinister, funny and nerdy in equal measures, it’s a surreal and entertaining watch from start to end 11 minutes and 40 seconds later. All that’s left now is to work out just what the pesky Night Giant is.

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Aaron Beckum: Night Giant, executive produced by Miranda July

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Aaron Beckum: Night Giant, executive produced by Miranda July

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Aaron Beckum: Night Giant, executive produced by Miranda July

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Aaron Beckum: Night Giant, executive produced by Miranda July

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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