No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
- Ingmar Bergman

February 26, 2013

SKIN: WE WELCOME MARISOL UMBRELLAS


Miranda Leigh, the talent behind the Marisol umbrella, has graciously offered 3 of her beautifully designed umbrellas to be given to 3 people who contribute at the $1000.00 level of our Indiegogo campaign.  Check out our campaign at:  http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/skin-a-meditation-on-our-largest-organ/x/2298772

The Marisol umbrella retails for $425.00.  Each umbrella is unique in it's print design -- made of African wax print and is constructed with a steel frame, flexible ribs and a signature handle.  These are limited edition prints that come with a lifetime warranty.

Articles on Miranda's umbrellas have been written about in Vogue Daily and V-Day.org.  Eve Ensler and Jane Fonda are two of the many who own her umbrellas.

Shown below are two of the umbrellas given to SKIN.
Sesi (Sister) Umbrella
Makena (Happy One) Umbrella


February 23, 2013

Cafe Wha? Music video premiere for Jem Warren


A packed crowd last nite at Cafe Wha? came to watch Jem unveil his new video "Heart Knows How", directed by myself and Jem, and to listen to him play.  I share some moments from last nite plus the link to the video.





and, of course the video


February 6, 2013

SKIN: A Meditation on our largest organ

Both Julia Knight and I are excited to introduce you to SKIN, our new work in progress.  We are running a 30 day Indiegogo campaign so that we can finish SKIN.  We think it will be an incredible multi-media installation and we hope to receive contributions so that we can realize SKIN.  Take a moment and view our teaser by clicking the below link.  If you feel emotionally stirred by it, consider contributing to our campaign.  Your support is vital in helping us realize our project.

Share with your friends and family -- you never know who's life you may be saving because you introduced them to SKIN and by sharing it with others, it will remind them how beautiful their skin is and why they should respect and love it.

A little background.
Julia and I have been working on SKIN since late 2011.  We filmed last year throughout the Greater New York Area + New Jersey.  From the sunlit beach to colorful sunflower fields to the dark corners of our apartments, we chose locations that metaphorically represented the spiritual and physical nature of skin.

Our Creative Team
Contributions from kimiarahgozar (photography), timothycramer (sound design) and josevargas (installation design) are instrumental in helping us evolve the work from once was a rear-projected diptych film but now has become a multi-media installation.

Our Thanks
We also want to thank Dan and Clare Schoenheimer for graciously letting us stay in their home while we filmed the beach scenes, Claudia Hanlin and Alvin Rodolfo for doing the same as we filmed some of the green screen shots under the roof of their home.   Caio Rodolfo for assisting us while we filmed and we even had Caio film the "watch" scene for us.  We also want to thank Leyla Shirley Knight for giving us the nape of her neck and her hand painted baby shoe for the film.


February 2, 2013

Video Premiere -- Jem Warren "Heart Knows How" -- February 8th at Cafe Wha?

Jem Warren: Heart Knows How Video Premier
JEM WARREN




Had a blast rolling a red ball around New York City with Jem Warren and Annette Babich as we filmed a new music video for Jem Warren's title track off of his new cd "Heart Knows How".  The filming was done in various locations throughout New York City during the Summer + Fall 2012.

Needless to say, most New Yorkers ignored the ball as it rolled through crowded spaces, including the subway and Central Park!  But, we also met some interesting people along the way -- people who were willing to be part of the video!

Drop by Cafe Wha? Friday, February 8th and check it out plus listen to Jem give a live concert.
Cafe Wha? -- 15 Macdougal Street, NYC -- 7:30pm