As four art instructors set out on a cross-country trip to teach workshops, they discover stark truths about themselves and their friendships. GATHER blurs the lines between documentary film and fiction, as individuals - appearing as themselves - use stories loosely based on real life events to create an intimate portrait of adult friendship. This bold experiment in narrative realism invites us to examine the heart-wrenching, invisible kind of loss that’s surely touched all of our lives--the moment right before everything shifts and threatens the longevity of a cherished friendship.
GATHER is both a penetrating look at what holds us back from reaching out and connecting with one another and a beautiful reminder of what's possible when we do.
Premiered at 2017 Manhattan Film Festival. Official Selection of the 2017 Adirondack Film Festival.
As live storytelling grows into a cultural phenomenon, six performers share their journey into its spotlight. The friendships they've formed are an anchor as their voices reach beyond the stages of New York City into publishing, radio, international art festivals and film.
Do it yourself doesn't mean do it alone.
Ten independent artists turn friendships and virtual connections into real-world collaborations. They explore the benefits and challenges of creating independently, how to find like-minded others and what’s possible when makers join forces to create together.
It started as a private correspondence between two makers. What emerged was a powerful practice for the not-lost art of friendship.
On the verge of major milestones two storytellers--author/illustrator Tim Manley and filmmaker Jen Lee--began a modern correspondence that catches the quiet moments, their time in the spotlight and the parts of the journey that fall somewhere in between. It's a project that bears witness and ultimately changes them as they push their personal and artistic boundaries--finding strength and solace in the company of each other.