Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Storm Up the Sky

"I would have written a shorter letter, but I didn't have the time." - Blaise Pascal

I use this quote frequently because I'm a firm believer that great writing and art is the product of creativity and smart editing. Nothing excites me more than a short story or film that, in only a matter of pages or minutes, manages to relay deep and complex elements of human experience.

"Storm Up the Sky" is a short film that does just that. It's a study of responsibility and love - religious, brotherly and masculine. You're pulled into the shoes of an older brother, and his story takes shape in brief conversations and glances.

I'm proud to know the writer and director, Jon Kauffman. He's a rising star and a wonderful guy. Jon has written and directed several award winning shorts and recently apprenticed with Darren Aronofsky on "Black Swan". "Storm Up the Sky", his latest project, has been featured at film festivals around the country and was recently accepted to the Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival. I can't wait to see it on the big screen!

Alright, I've gone on too long. WATCH "Storm Up the Sky" HERE and mark your calendars for the D.C. Independent Film Festival, March 3-13. I'll see you there!

(For the love of moxa doxa and Miss M)


montana said...

my, miss em, what a way with words you have. your post so accurately captures the feel of the film; furthermore, your writing style makes this a medium & message match made in heaven.
i'm looking forward to syncing up in dc for the film festival.
much love,

E.Wall said...

m, you're too kind. tried my best to do it justice. can not wait to see you and jon for the festival. miss u as always, love.