END GAME is a new work of nonfiction cinema from Telling Pictures.
It premieres at Sundance 2018 and will stream on Netflix later this Spring.
We performed the color grade and online editorial conforming at Zoetrope Aubry Productions.
This is a film of extraordinary intimacy as it enters the last days of lives ending in hospital, hospice, or at home. The San Francisco Zen Hospice is featured as well as the University of California San Francisco Medical Center Hospital.
The participants were courageous and we have been given a great gift from them to face what we all must inevitably do.
Ruby Yang has just completed post production in the Bay Area on RITOMA, her new nonfiction film. Veterans of the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative Master Classes 2017, Dan Olmsted and myself, have polished the picture and sound.
Ruby has directed a look of muted color and soft contrast ,much like our most recent collaboration “In Search of Perfect Consonance” we like to call the Ektachrome Commercial Reversal look.
Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” may be drawing serious attention to the topic of teen suicide but it is problematic to put it mildly.
“Not Alone”, directed by my client Kiki Goshay, is a non-fiction film where real teens give the best reasons why you don’t commit suicide as a teenager and where to get the help to see you through.
April has been my month for the Green Cinema.
“Wild Aid” with a feature doc for Chinese television to protect the Manta Ray
“The Goldman Environmental Prize 2017” with the Mill Valley Film Group
“Evolution of Organic” directed by Mark Kitchell premiered at the San Francisco Green Film Festival
“The Women’s March” directed by Mischa Hedges for Trim Tab Media produced by Iliani Matisse premiered at The SF Green Film Festival
The Goldman Environmental Prize 2017
From Here to There
I have never met my client.
He sent me his spot ungraded to me over the web.
His client is Crystal Geyser.
I sent back a grade and revisions.
He paid his bill.
And Crystal Geyser bought air time for the Olympics.
I saw it on broadcast in British Columbia in a pub in an “old folks home”.
Bitter blackberries at Burgoyne Bay
Hiking companions Douglas Fir and Garry Oak
Heron on Pringle Farm
Sunset over Vancouver Island