“We built the set together and we all put in our references, but nobody knew what it would be until it was up,” Maimon notes. “Our first impression was that none of us would have done something like it on our own, but we were really happy with it precisely because it was so extreme. We have a lot of trust because we have such different strengths.”
While CONGLOMERATE relies heavily on this community of artists and filmmakers, it aims to expand this network for future blocks. Beyond the six scheduled productions with soon-to-be-announced invited artists, the team is also planning to welcome guest art spaces to curate their own blocks. The second block, set to come out in a couple of months, will feature Christopher Kline’s The O.K.Show and a new work by filmmaker Derek Howard, as well as repeat episodes of future cult classics Behind the Beast, The New Domestic Woodshop, and Desde el Jardín.