The Encounter Collection by Stephen Kenn explores the significant act of passing an object on from one generation to the next. It is in this exchange, accompanied by words of wisdom, that a boy is often called to a life of courage. While aware that everyone's life experience is unique, and often painful, this film focuses on the experience of a boy losing his father and yet retaining the love and passion that was intended for him.
Creative Development: Process Creative and Stephen Kenn
Music Curation: Ryan Taubert
Sound Design: White Noise Lab
Color: Matt Fezz
Letter and Voice Over: James Watson
Young Boy: Bradley Aiello
Boy: Lucas Aiello
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When he was a toddler, Alonzo Clemons suffered a brain injury. It forever changed the way he learns and communicates but also the way he interprets the world around him. Very early it became clear to Alonzo that he had to sculpt. He was institutionalized for ten years in a state hospital which wasn't a pleasant experience, but he continued to find ways to make delicate figures with his hands. When they wouldn't give him clay, he would scrape warm tar from the parking lot.
Despite his limitations Alonzo continues to sculpt outside of Boulder, Colorado.
The film was produced in partnership with What I Thought I Saw, a photo-story traveling exhibit and book that tells stories of people we may have otherwise over-looked.
Director of Photography: Travis Pitcher
Directed by Joseph LeBaron
Additional shooters, Johua Brandt and Micah Dahl Anderson
Sound Capture by Micah Dahl Anderson
Song licensed from Kishi Bashi, "I Am The AntiChrist" kishibashi.com/