Director Ross Kauffman
Producer Robin Honan
Executive Producer Xan Parker
Director of Photography Naiti Gámez
Additional Photography Bud Hayman
Sound Giles Khan
Sound Mix Eric Milano
Production Assistant Nick Darby
Best Boy Harry Kauffman
Editor Ross Kauffman
Assistant Editor Jamie Boyle
Animation Jose Fuentes
Main Title Design David Soll
Online Final Frame
Music Jonathan Zalben
The Whitehead Family
Penn Medicine, Dr. Carl June, Dr. David Porter, Dr. Bruce Levine, Dr. Michael Kalos, Holly Auer
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Stephan Grupp, Rachel Salis-Silverman
Dru DeSantis, Sara Booth, Jeremiah Zagar, Jeremy Yaches, Marilyn Ness, Katy Chevigny, Zoë Keating, Sara Hashim, Addie Kauffman
Michael G. Santos served 25 years in federal prison and emerged as an author, speaker, and consultant. He tells his story through the context of his prison journey, showing others how to reach their highest potential regardless of external influences or adversity.
Sam Jinks' sculptural work sustains the briefest and often most private moments in time. Emotional vulnerability is both the subject and result of his work and moves audiences in a way not expected from contemporary art. For Jinks, his works are not literal representations, but are based on the combination of different stages of life.
Jinks uses these themes of old and new to suggest unrealized potential: the figures are frozen in time, simultaneously at the beginning and end of life. This can be interpreted either as a melancholy reflection of loss, or as the experience of generations standing together with the awareness of life cycles and different stages of development. His hyper-real sculptures have been described as 'poignantly beautiful' as his works create a dialogue on both a technical and emotional level through a strong sensitivity to detail. Created from silicone, fiberglass, resin, calcium carbonate and human hair these works contain a profound sense of the vulnerability and are remarkable in their striking portrayal of the human condition.
Jinks' work can be found in various public collections that include: McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Victoria, Australia ,Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia, The Kiran Nader Museum of Art, Dehli , Indian and the Museo Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporaenea (MEFIC), Portugal, in addition to various private collections within Australia and internationally.
Winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Festival.
Soundtrack available here: http://tinyurl.com/7xj6net
Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.
I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.
Here I've posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds).