On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on our way to get ice cream, we stumbled upon what appeared to be a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As we began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned us that we were welcome to explore, but nothing inside was for sale. Our interests piqued, we began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life. This is a story of a man and his home.
Aspen Public Radio asked if I could do an interview about Zina. If for some reason you are interested you can check that out here. http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mourning-friend-creates-portrait-young-artist
In August 2013 my friend Zina asked if I could shoot a video for her portfolio. She needed something that would showcase her work but also tell a little bit about her personality and her interests. We had two days to shoot and edit so we shot an interview and smashed something together to meet our deadline. On November 20, 2013 Zina passed away due to a hiking accident in Ouray, CO. After the funeral I revisited the footage and made this short as an attempt to capture her personality and creativity. I never planned to release it online but now I have a chance to share her and her creations with all of you! For all who are part of the Zina Lahr love bomb, this is for you!
WOW! The response to this video is incredible and completely unexpected! Cindy (Zina's mother), her family, and I are so blown away by all of this and I want to thank everyone who is taking the time to celebrate the life of my precious friend.
I have received an incredible amount of emails from people who are wishing to donate to the Zina Lahr Memorial Fund. So if you wish to help the family of Zina Lahr you can call the Citizen's State Bank of Ouray Colorado at (970) 325-4352. You can also donate to the Weehawken Creative Arts Zina Lahr Memorial Scholarship. All the money for this scholarship helps kids pay for art classes in the within Weehawken Creative Arts program located on the western slope of Colorado. Zina did an incredible amount of volunteer work for this wonderful non profit. From props to set pieces Zina was the magic behind it! More info here! http://www.weehawkenarts.org/uncategorized/honoring-zina-lahr/
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I am so happy Zina can continue to inspire.
Directed by: RYAN REICHENFELD
Director of Photography: RYAN CARMODY
Producers: MORGAN ROJAS, RYAN ROJAS,
Editor: JEREMY MANEVAL
Original Score: RANDY RANDALL
Colorist: MARC STEINBERG
Post Production Sound: OWEN GRANICH-YOUNG
Special Thanks: AG ROJAS, JOEY MENA, JAMES BARNETT, VINCENT HAYCOCK, SEBASTIAN ARCHIBALD-KIMMEL, CONSULATE NYC, VARNISH, CSLA
William Cromartie is a BART station agent who finds meaning through the simple act of saying hello.
After meeting William on my commute to/from Oakland and witnessing his warmth and friendliness firsthand, I knew I had to make a film about him. I hope his story inspires more people to open up their hearts to strangers. Thank you William for inspiring me and countless others!
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Directed by Ivan Cash
Special Thanks: m ss ng p eces
Director of Photography: Keenan Newman
Editor: Ivan Cash
Producer: Rachel Barth
Drone Operator: Tanner Beree
Original Score: Roger Neill
Assistant Camera: Matt Grote
Sound: Michael Clifford
Production Assistants: Ian Freiberg & Janice Echevarria
Colorist: Ayumi Ashley
Audio Mix: Ant Food
Motion Graphics: Nathaniel Costa
Editorial Prep: Brian Frank
Special Thanks: Luis Peña, Ari Kuschnir, Michael Reiner, Brian Frank, Santiago Carraquilla, Dani Soares, Andy Dao, Wilson Brown, Josh Lowman