Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.
This is the story of a man and his records. I hope you enjoy it.
Shot in Saddam Hussein's hilltop palace in the mountains overlooking the River Tigris, Theatre of War is a slow, virtually static video piece redolent of classical history painting. Audio was recorded at the official US military hand-over ceremony at the nearby city of Saniya. A mullah's prayer for unity among Arabs is spoken, after which the pan-Arab national anthem, Mawtini (My Homeland) is played, emphasizing Arab national solidarity and a pan-Arab territory. Made in Iraq in March 2009.
Cinematography and Editing by Trevor Tweeten
Digital Color and Post Production by Jerome Thelia
Animation done on a sheet of slate and pastels about my brother who was killed in Iraq in September of 2004.
Ottawa Animation Festival - Walt Disney Award
Stuttgart Animation Festival - International Competition
Annecy Animation Festival - Graduate Films
Student Academy Awards - Finalist, Documentary
Monstra Lisboa - Best Student Animation
Anima Mundi - Graduate Films
Palm Springs -Best Student Animation
DOK Leipzig - International Competition
Silverdocs - Official Selection
A short documentary about blind photographers, their art and their life. Photographers Kurt Weston, Bruce Hall, and Pete Eckert have one thing in common: they are blind. Their photos are a testament to the transformative power of art.
Through my limited time with these amazing artists, I came to understand my own art in a brand new way--I was desperate to show in a moving image the same depth and beauty contained in each of their photos