So proud to be featured in this documentary (1:47, behind frame #998). Loved the project, everything about it and was compelled to contribute. Please visit radicalmedia.com (wonderful crew behind the project) and project web site (johnnycashproject.com). People that got into the Directors Cut (Chris Milk) were asked to share their experience. It has been a privilege!
Video was nominated for a Grammy® Award (category Best Short Form Music Video, 2010)
A LIVING PORTRAIT OF THE MAN IN BLACK
The Johnny Cash Project is an online global collective public art project and visual testament to the life and career of Johnny Cash. Working in collaboration with director Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, Rick Rubin, and the Cash Estate, we created a highly interactive website celebrating American VI: Ain't No Grave, Johnny Cash’s final studio recording.
Visitors to the site artistically reinterpret archival footage with the use of a custom drawing tool, to create and share their vision of the Man in Black. These original, personal portraits are then strung together and played in sequence over the song, "Ain't No Grave" Creating a moving, ever-evolving homage to the musical icon, the result is a crowd-sourced animated online music video that pushes the boundaries of the medium.
The album Ain't No Grave is deeply rooted in themes of mortality, resurrection, and everlasting life. The Johnny Cash Project pays tribute to these themes.
Silver Cannes Lions Award Winner
Cyber Lions Category, 2010
Grammy® Award Nominee
Best Short Form Music Video, 2010