Here’s a preview of my conversation with registered nurse and hospice provider Lisa Bennett, featuring just one of the fascinating stories gleaned from our conversation with her.
We’re about halfway through our USA Projects campaign, but we’re holding steady at 12% [...]
On Thursday I had the opportunity to conduct the first official interview for what will become The Travelers. The subject was Lisa Bennett, a registered nurse currently pursuing a Ph.D in nursing practice. Like many of the Hospice workers I’ve spoken with in my research, Lisa was a treasure trove of amazing stories—some funny, some [...]
The first completed Homework entry from the assignment “The Last Voice You Ever Hear” is in, from multidisciplinary artist Nan D’Agostino. Her piece, called “This Video Has Been Sanitized,” is a deeply personal response to the subject, from someone [...]
I’m happy to announce the first solid steps towards production for The Travelers, an experiment in adapting my methods for exploring truth to an immersive narrative experience. As in my previous work, it is driven by a deep personal connection to the subject matter; in this case, Hospice work. My interest in Hospice goes back to [...]
The third and final artist invited to take a crack at the current Homework assignment, “The Last Voice You Will Ever Hear,” is Liz Lewis, a colleague of mine at the Northwest Film Center. Liz describes herself as a “collaborative filmmaker,” and her most recent credits [...]
It’s happened again: Arbor Day is just around the corner, and you don’t have a gift for that special someone. Might I suggest a brand-spanking new DVD of experimental semi-documentaries? It’s always the right size and color, and it never goes out of style.
Available now in my online store are two ways to get [...]
Note from Andy: Orson Welles once said that “a poet needs a pen, a painter a brush, and a filmmaker an army.” I’m no Orson Welles, but I do owe much of my success to my own army of dedicated, creative, and hard-working interns. I’m giving each of them the opportunity to introduce themselves here, so that [...]
When I first met Fernanda D’Agostino while teaching a camera workshop in 2009, I failed to realize that she was the creator of several of my favorite works of public art. Fellow Portlanders may know her from her mesmerizing installation at Portland State University, “Intellectual Ecosystem” (pictured). Her most recent project, “Pool” is a video [...]
I’m very pleased to announce that writer and good friend Chris Higgins has signed on to complete the first Homework assignment, “The Last Voice You Will Ever Hear“.
Chris is perhaps best known for his absolutely amazing contribution to This American Life, “I’ve Fallen [...]
Thanks to everyone that stopped by the new headquarters on Friday night for a sneak peek at all of the new projects and a chance to meet my team.
We had a great time, despite my forgetting to turn on the air conditioner, causing the office to feel like a sweat lodge after the first [...]