Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I have mentioned in the past that I like to keep up with local filmmakers whose work I have highlighted. So here is the latest from Destin Cretton, a music video for The Tree Ring.
Cretton is a filmmaker from San Diego (he studied at Point Loma Nazarene and now lives in LA). I have showcased a number of his shorts ('Longbranch," "Deacon's Mondays," "Bartholomew's Song") at my student film festival Film School Confidential. His documentary feature "Drakmar: A Vassal’s Journey" played on HBO Family in 2007, having previously won the Best Documentary Award at the 2006 Comic-Con. "Born Without Arms," another documentary of his, premiered on TLC/Discovery in 2009. He was also a guest blogger for Cinema Junkie in 2009 when he was at Sundance and his film "Short term 12" came away with the festival's prize for best short.
Here's the music video Cretton did for The Tree Ring. The band will be releasing their new album in early February.
The video continues themes that Cretton has always been fascinated with, most notably the sense of community. "Longbranch" and "Deacon's Mondays" were like Rube Goldberg devices in which events among individuals within a community are inextricably linked. In "Wore It Deep," each person arriving brings a lamp to light in unison at one lovely moment in the video where we feel a beautiful sense of community among all the participants.