1. Chris Dean’s heart stopped when he was two. He died but he came back. When Chris was five, his father was murdered, riddled by more than 20 bullets in a gang shootout. At age 18, Chris gained national attention when he introduced President Barack Obama at his high school graduation. Chris is an observer and philosopher who has always had a few things to say about life from his vantage point in South Memphis. He and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Alan Spearman walked the neighborhood for eight weeks observing and recording what became the script of As I Am. This film floats through this remarkable young man's landscape, revealing the lives that have shaped his world. Poetic and powerful imagery, captured by Spearman and cinematographer Mark Adams, combines with the young philosopher’s trenchant observations about life.

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  2. The fashion-short movie depicts a young girl's journey to the realms of her deepest imagination. In the first act we experience her feelings of loneliness. She is longing for love, light, the unknown, a world yet to be discovered behind the web that entangles the tender bird of her existence - her desire for freedom is symbolized by the delicate beauty of wings and feathers.

    When she receives a letter, her day-dreaming is ignited by the anticipation of his love in the form of elements and motions representing thoughts, images of freedom, flying, love, colors, energy, strength - intensifying and finally exploding. This image slowly fades back to a dull surreal scene where she finally awakes.

    AWARDS:

    2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
    2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
    2013 - Best Visual Effects, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
    2013 - Merit Award Experimental, The Indie Fest
    2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Film and Script Festival
    2013 - Best Experimental Film, Big Apple Film Festival New York
    2013 - Best Fashion and Design: Web Program or Video, The Taste Awards

    NOMINATIONS & SELECTIONS:

    2013 - Nominated for Best Editing, Berlin Fashion Film Festival
    2013 - Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
    2013 - Nominated for Best Film Of The Month, Indiedemand
    2013 - Nominated for Best Fashion Film, Bornshorts
    2014 - Nominated for Best Picture, best Actress, best Director, best Cinematography, best visualFX, best Art Direction, Mercedes-Benz bokeh south africa international fashion film festival
    2014 - Nominated for Young Directors Award, category video art, CANNES
    2013 - Selected, San Diego Film Festival
    2013 - Selected, UK Film Festival
    2013 - Selected, Ciclope Festival Berlin, Steffen Gentis
    2013 - Selected, GoSee Berlin Reel Hour
    2014 - Selected, New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles
    2014 - Selected, Porsche Award, Ludwigsburg
    2014 - Selected, New Filmmakers 2015 Screening, New York
    2015 - Selected, Venice Art & Performance Film Festival

    Music: Sigur Rós - Varúð

    Director: Damien Krisl
    Model: Anja Leuenberger @ FOTOGEN
    Director of Photography: Daniel Kunz
    AD & Styling: Lea Küng
    Motion Designer & Compositer: Florian Baumann
    producer: Damien Krisl & Joel Cartier
    Cineflex Operator: Martin Bäbler
    Weisscam Operator: Christian Witschi
    Drone Operator: Raimond Stüssi (Pilot)
    Drone: Caspar Brog
    Steadycam Operator: Sebastian Geret
    Unit Manager: Klemens Trenkle
    Grip: Oliver Muff
    Light: Fabio Gloor & Torvioll Jashari
    AC: André Guadagno
    2nd AC: Michael Mühlemann
    Pyrotechnician: Simon Andy Voegelin
    Pyrotechnician Assistent: Maurice Steinmann
    Makeup & Hair: Christian Merz
    Editor: Damien Krisl
    Colorist: Thibaut Petillon
    2nd Editor: Kim Culetto
    Set Design Assistent: Sarah Schneider

    Light by: BRONCOLOR (bron.ch)

    Producers: Eclumes Studios in collaboration with LaPac, Cheese & Chocolate Film SA, Kamerawerk, Swisshelicam.com, BSV Productions, Fotogen, Creative Docks.

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  3. Faith Jackson’s smile obscures the pain of the past and her fear of bullets flying past her mother's apartment in the Soulsville neighborhood of Memphis. But Faith has a refuge: A magnolia tree that she has named April gives her comfort. She enters April through a hole in the trunk and waters her and checks her heartbeat. Nearby, Hattie Mae is a fading echo of the young girl. The ailing older woman looks back and dreams of youth and health. She places handwritten messages on a giant battered tree stump in her front yard telling those who pass to live now.

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  4. Dir: Joshua Stocker
    Prod: Chris Massey
    Prod Co: Skin Flicks
    Model: Molly Smith @ Next
    DoP: Aaron George
    Stylist: Agata Belcen
    Art Directors: Samuel Waters & Benedict Lack
    Editor/VFX: Joshua Stocker
    Colorist: Jason Wallis @ The Look
    Composer/Sound: Jamie Stocker
    Track: 'I Couldn't Help Myself' by Scanners
    Client: Nowness
    skinflicks.tv

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  5. Benjamin takes THE LION on tour around the United States until the end of 2016. Details and tickets at TheLionMusical.com and BenjaminScheuer.com

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    Produced and Directed by Peter Baynton at Radish Pictures.
    

From the Escapist Papers album THE BRIDGE. 
Download “The Lion” HERE! 
itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-lion/id806267178?i=806267194&ign-mpt=uo%3D4



    Visit Benjamin Scheuer here benjaminscheuer.com
    Follow him on Twitter @BenjaminScheuer (twitter.com/benjaminscheuer)
    Visit Radish Pictures here radish-pictures.com/
    
Follow us on Twitter @radishpictures (twitter.com/radishpictures)
    Composited by Russ Etheridge (russelletheridge.com/) 

Additional animation by Tim McCourt and Laura Nailor.

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    Awards:

    Annecy Film Festival 2013 ***Special Jury Award for Best Commissioned Film***
    Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2013 ***Best Music Video***
    Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2013 ***Best Animated Video**
    British Animation Awards 2014 ***Public Choice Award for Best Music Video***
    San Francisco FFF 2014 ***Best Music Video***

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