Academy Award® Nominee John Hawkes stars as Stan Herd, the real-life crop artist who risked everything to travel from Kansas to New York City to create a massive environmental artwork on land owned by Donald Trump in 1994.
Stan recruited a number of homeless individuals living in the nearby tunnel as his crew. Over the months it took to complete the earthwork, Stan dealt with the difficulties of bringing his large scale, rural art form to an urban canvas and the many costs it exacted upon his life. In an effort to share his unique perspective with a larger audience, Stan unexpectedly encounters the the true meaning of his art and its ultimate lasting rewards.
In addition to numerous Best Feature Film & Audience Awards, EARTHWORK also received awards for Best Debut Feature Film, Best Actor (John Hawkes), Best Cinematography, as well as the Audience Award and Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Opening Title Design @ the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.
"EARTHWORK is a flawless gem, a gentle yet ultimately ironic meditation on the power of art."
- Kevin Thomas, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Genuinely moving, fiercely inspiring, superbly acted and technically impressive, this is the model of what a great independent film should be."
- Robert Butler, KANSAS CITY STAR
"[character actor John Hawkes] breaks through typecasting stereotypes in his nuanced portrayal of crop artist Stan Herd in Chris Ordal's ambitious EARTHWORK."
- Ronnie Scheib, VARIETY
"EARTHWORK defines memorable."
- James van Maanen, TrustMovies
"The first five minutes of Chris Ordal's directorial debut, EARTHWORK are among the sweetest moments you're likely to experience in the cinema."
EARTHWORK is also available for purchase on DVD @ earthworkmovie.com