This is a 2 minute trailer for "Breaking Boundaries; the Art of Alex Masket", an 18 minute documentary film making the film festival circuit in 2010. Become a fan on Facebook, and follow its journey.
"Breaking Boundaries; the Art of Alex Masket" chronicles the story of Alex Masket, a unique and extraordinary artist who has created a deep and varied body of work despite a disability that inhibits what most might consider being normal human interaction. Alex is a young adult with severe autism. He is functionally non verbal, and makes what we in the verbal world call art. Is he expressing himself? Is this his language, and is it our disability if we can't understand it?
Containing interviews with art experts and a community of supporters, "Breaking Boundaries" documents the kinetic energy and wholly individualistic style of a young artist, and brings into sharp focus the notion of what artistic communication and the creative impulse is all about.
Filming began in the Summer of 2008 and ended during the Fall of 2009, a period of tremendous output for this young artist. The music was composed and arranged for the film by jazz musician Diane Moser and performed by the Diane Moser Quintet.
This is Director/Producer Dennis Connors’ first film.