“…an enthralling beauty…” – The Hollywood Reporter
A couple years ago we were introduced to Smriti Keshari through some mutual surfing friends. She had recently returned from producing a surfing documentary in India and was knee deep in producing Food Chains, a documentary about farm worker’s rights.
There is a spark apparent in projects Smriti takes on. It is a spark that made us want to be around whatever she decided to do next. Her process is always critical, creative and deeply personal. It is an inspirational thing to be around.
Since signing on as a director with Picture Farm, Smriti has done exactly what she is always going to do, namely travel, make films and come up with big ideas for projects she is passionate about.
Her most recent moment of genius? the bomb is “a groundbreaking multimedia installation that immerses you in the strange, compelling, and unsettling reality of nuclear weapons” … a “55-minute film, projected 360 degrees on floor to ceiling screens that surround the audience, as The Acid performs a live score in the center of the space.”
The process of surfcraft design is not one limited to the big machines of the surf industry, or solely belonging to the heralded masters of the craft, it is a living folk art on an equally democratic level. It is a continually evolving conversation between local craftsman and the sea… and the creations that relationship spawns.
It Doesn’t Not Work is a surf craft exposition that explores the process of the art & craft of surf-riding design, the event aims to discuss these experimental shapes, work-in-progress projects and tried-and-true formulas. It is a time of conversation and camaraderie, good times and good razzing. Largely local to the Northeastern East Coast Coastal Neighborhood, IDNW is truly open to all geographic comers provided they can pay their own way.
In April of 2015, the show would go on with the inclusion of Board Porn’s Ron Schein to the PR team. The 2016 version expanded further to include Desiree Melendez to the operational cast. The 2017 installment adds Christina Hu to the axis and looks to be just as great as every year before.
The 4th Annual IDNW event will be held at Picture Farm Gallery on the weekend of May 19, 20 & 21, 2017. and will coincide with the 10th annual Fish Fry held out in Long Beach, Long Island (swell permitting.)
To see more of PF’s obsession with the sport of kings look no further…
It seems an apt time to recall the small victories of the past. Even the recent past which saw Picture Farm, Nike, AKQA and Christopher Anderson & Toddy Stewart honored by what is described as The leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet Websites, Film & Video, Advertising, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social & Podcasts & Digital …
Toddy Stewart was nominated in the category of Best Editing and the project, lead by director Christopher Anderson, found itself included as an honoree in the Online Film & Video sports campaign category.
See the whole project, which was an integrated video and stills campaign, here.
Creative Director Ibrahem Hasan & Remco Vloon
Art Director AKQA Sherief Younis
Copy Writers Andy Butler, Christopher Anderson, Ben Freedman, Ibrahem Hasan, Toddy Stewart & Sherief Younis
ExecutiveProducer Ben Freedman
Production Manager Wes Auburn
Cinematographer Alex Disenhof
Editor Toddy Stewart
Production Manager Wes Auburn
Post Producer Leslie Yoon
Assistant Editor Joe Barglowski
Color Correction Adrian Seery at MPC
Music & Sound Design Pull
Picture Farm’s Jose Roman has spent the last two years editing The Nuclear Requiem and the final cut is now seeing the light of day.
“Produced 70 years after the creation and first use of nuclear weapons, THE NUCLEAR REQUIEM is a film meditation that explores the conundrum of humankind’s most lethal weapon, investigates the continuing struggle over how to resolve this complex issue, and ponders why nuclear weapons continue to exist. The documentary features commentary by leading experts, heads of international agencies, and world leaders, who provide insights on the realities of living in a nuclear world, the challenges of moving beyond nuclear weapons, and the hard work needed to invest in arms control and nonproliferation.”
From Jose: “Just a slight insight… It was interesting to gather different people with different cultures and beliefs who all had this common thread: the hope that a nuclear weapon is never used in warfare ever again. The director, Bob Frye, interviewed over 50 people around the world who work in the nuclear “field” in different ways, whether it be nuclear energy, terrorism, activism, or law. Bob was an EP on World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, this amongst a lifetime of credits in news and journalism.” (more…)
Picture Farm is proud to announce the 2017 edition of the Picture Farm Film Fest, with a program made up of: Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience, Black Voices in Independent Film, Defying Gender Identity Labels and Untold Stories of Struggle & Change from Around The World.
Opening night will feature the New York premiere of “The Memory of Fish” Friday, March 24th at 7:30 pm with a post-screening Q&A with director Jennifer Galvin.
Saturday March 25th we have show three distinct programs:
QUEER CITY begins at 1:30 pm, featuring shorts addressing Defying Gender Identity Labels.
LADIES WITH LENSES presents at 4:30 pm, featuring Films About Women Made By Women.
POSITIVELY BLACK at 7:30 pm with Black Voices in Independent Film.
Each program will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.
Sunday March 26th we will present a shorts program followed by a closing feature:
Kicking off at 2:30 pm, OUR EARTH LIKE NEVER BEFORE with shorts tackling Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience.
At 6:30 pm our closing film “After Spring” will be preceded by “That’s Where War Became Personal For Me”
To reserve a seat, check out the Brown Paper Tickets page…
A Full Run of Show Schedule is at the very bottom of this article.