Monday, September 21, 2009

A few good videos!

Many thanks to some friends of little films who have steered us toward some great video lately.

Jeff Arnim shared a terrific piece titled Man in Van, created by Sean Dunne, a superb, young NYC filmmaker - a fascinating portrait of a man living a life with few a van in Manhattan. Very hip, and packs a social/emotional punch without being obvious or overbearing. And beautifully composed and shot by Ed David. We appreciate these guys (and Jeff) for sharing it.

Next up, Kelly Evans shared a trailer at - a piece that truly speaks to this moment in time. Facing the realities of unemployment and a possible career shift, a growing number of folks are choosing to see the glass half full, realizing that this may actually be the opportunity of a lifetime. Produced by former (future?) advertising professionals, the actual synopsis reads "More than 70,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this “Great Recession.” Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives." Beautifully shot and edited, it's just a start - the team of Erik Proulx (writer) and Marc Colucci (director) continue to work on their full length piece.

And finally, we have to thank Lacey Lybecker for sharing an incredible video with us. Chances are you're one of the millions who've already seen it - which makes us feel way behind the curve since we hadn't! It's "Where the Hell is Matt?" - an amazing (and amazingly simple) piece that brings the world together, all while allowing the creator (Matt) the opportunity to create smiles and dance poorly across the entire globe. Turns out Matt's been doing this for some time and seems to be making a career out of it, even though he denies any desire to hold a job or work steadily. Makes no matter to us at little films - we salute Matt and would welcome the opportunity to not work steadily with him anytime!

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