Created for the Great Expectations 2007 Hopes and Fears Film Competition, Prayer for Philadelphia is a 3 minute film that exorcises the city’s demons by calling out residents to fulfill William Penn’s bold dream to create a City of Brotherly Love. Constructed entirely from still photos (about 5,000), this film was selected as the Grand Prize winner out of over two dozen entries from the Philadelphia area.more
This film aims to capture the emotional truth behind the legendary Canadian business titan. Featuring Coyopa’s unique take on the biography, this film is anchored by Mr. Weston’s own powerful stories of his life and philosophies. Mr. Weston’s musings serve as the spine of the narrative, and are enhanced with archival photos and footage, re-imagined animated sequences, and abstract imagery. These sequences are grounded by interviews...more
Charles Burnett, Jr. struggled with Parkinson's disease for over 40 years, one of the longest cases on record. Confined to a wheelchair and with no speech communication, he was kept in good health far beyond doctors‘ expectations by the dedicated nursing care of his wife, Miriam. Charles‘ son provides a poignant narration that recalls his father’s struggle with Parkinson’s, and how the extraordinary bond his parents shared managed to...more
Feeling disconnected from their food, a filmmaker and his family decide to join a local community supported organic farm. As he photographs the growing process, the filmmaker moves from passive observer to active participant in the planting and harvesting of vegetables. Compiled entirely from nearly 20,000 still images, this personal essay is a father’s meditation on his blossoming family and community.
Fridays at the Farm has...more