Festival Regards sur le Cinéma du Monde 2018
BEST ARIZONA FEATURE
Phoenix Film Festival 2018
"The connectivity of creation that artists share is examined with profound beauty and sensitivity..."
"An honest and insightful film which unravels the intimate connection between authors..."
04 September 2017 - FERFILM International Film Festival, Ferizaj, Kosovo (World Premiere)
16 September 2017 - Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, Newburyport, MA, USA (North American Premiere)
23 September 2017 - The First and the Last Experimental International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia (Australian Premiere)
24 October 2017 - Mostra Internacional de Cinema em São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (South American Premiere)
17 November 2017 - Muvi - International Music Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal (Portuguese Premiere)
9 December 2017 - Laceno d'oro Festival Internazionale del Cinema, Avellino, Italy (Italian Premiere)
30 January 2018 - Festival Regards sur le Cinéma du Monde, Paris, France (French Premiere)
3 April 2018 - Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay (Uruguayan Premiere)
10 April 2018 - Phoenix Film Festival, Phoenix, AZ, USA (Arizona Premiere)
May 2018 - Salón Internacional de La Luz, Bogotá, Colombia
16 June 2018 - FECIBogotá Feria Internacional de Cine Independente, Bogotá, Colombia (Colombian Premiere)
24 June 2018 - SCENECS International Debut Film Festival, Hilversum, Netherlands (Dutch Premiere)
15 September 2018 - Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival (Hungarian Premiere)
30 September 2018 - MOVE CINE ARCH International Architecture Film Festival, Laguna, Brazil
4 October 2018 - Santa Cruz Film Festival, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Documentary · 2017 · 70 Minutes · HD · Color · 2.39:1 · Stereo · English
A visual artist and a musician search for beauty and inspiration in the alleyways, intersections, power lines, and utility poles of a sprawling desert city.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA - A visual artist and a musician search for beauty and inspiration in the alleyways, intersections, power lines, and utility poles of a sprawling desert city. An intimate portrait of creation and collaboration as painter Megan Jonas and composer Jordan Ignacio create four new works. Featuring ground-breaking animation that brings painting and music to life in ways never seen before.
I set out to capture the creative process from an intimate perspective usually reserved for the artists themselves: the texture of the paint and the vibration of the strings. My lenses were manually operated from invasive angles, often a few inches from the panel or instrument, always moving in sync with the artist. I used voice over narration to gain insight into the unspoken threads of inspiration and creativity that connect the artist with their surroundings. I consider the film an impression of a song that is an impression of a painting that is an impression of a city.
Joshua J. Provost is self-taught filmmaker born in Boston and based in Phoenix, USA. He has produced over thirty short films and music videos as a partner in Matter of Chance Productions. His most recent short film "L'amour en cinq parties" played at more than forty international film festivals, winning Best Experimental Film at Faludi Film Festival in Budapest, Hungary. "Coalesce: A City Composed" is his debut feature-length film, a documentary about the city he lives in and the art that it inspires.
This is the director's first feature film. The following filmography is of short films.
L'amour en cinq parties (2015) 8 min
Thrasherland (2015) 11 min
Wild Oates (2015) 5 min
Mustachio and the Motion Picture Camera (2014) 2 min
Iskushenie-10 (2014) 5 min
Hangin' With Fidel (2012) 8x 10 min episodes
Viewfinder (2011) 4 min
Sixteen (2010) 3 min
Matter of Chance (2009) 4 min
The Sweet Science (2009) 5 min
Days of Being Wrinkle Free (2008) (co-director) 9 min
Rendezvous (2006) 5 min
Leonardo (2005) (co-director) 5 min
Johnny B. Naked (2005) 1 min
The Visitor (2005) 3 min
Winter's Day (2005) 4 min
Applied Genomics Technologies Corporation (2005) 7 min
Intense Math (2005) (co-director) 3 min
A film by
Joshua J. Provost
"The Dark Glow of the Mountains"
"I Am a Man Who Will Fight for Your Honor"
Written and performed by Chris Zabriskie
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International