It has been quite a busy summer -- I wondered why it went by in a flash! I found myself traveling all around the Tri-state area and even bouncing down into Virginia and Pennsylvania, filming couples celebrating their wedding day.
It was also a rewarding time for "Widow", the experimental film created by Jil Guyon and filmed by moi. "Widow" has been accepted it into numerous film festivals this year and most recently found itself being invited into Toronto's Urban Film Festival curated by well-known filmmaker Guy Maddin. To top it off, it won La Jolla's Indie Fest Award for Best Experimental Film. The "Widow" train continues as it will be in Columbus, Ohio's Music Festival and also showing at Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec, both in 2015.
I created an exciting project for S'MAC restaurant. I worked with Sarita and Caesar Ekya, the owners of S'MAC , to create a promotional film for air on TaxiTV. Not only was it fun drawing up the storyboard and filming, it was also delicious as Sarita and Caesar treated me to one of their many tasty Mac and Cheese dishes. If you love Mac and Cheese, I highly recommend dropping into one of their two locations. You will not be disappointed.
Finally, spent a few Wednesdays in August working with David Lackey, co-owner of Whirlwind Creative, Inc. filming and editing short pieces for Related Companies "Art in the Park" series. Many food trucks, artists, and musicians participated in this outdoor event that was free to the public. Everyone who dropped by the event had a blast eating and dancing in the beautiful summertime weather.
In case you haven't taken a peek at my work in awhile, I leave you and this Summer with a few glance-backs.
Art Deco Glamour at Gotham Hall from Valerie Barnes Film on Vimeo.
All My Bright Tomorrows Belong to You from Valerie Barnes Film on Vimeo.
S'MAC Promotional Film from Valerie Barnes Film on Vimeo.