How do you create the ‘perfect’ singular image for a documentary about an unusual artist/photographer whose 20 year archive is bursting with stunning and surreal images of perfect family portraits? What does it take to invite an audience into our take on Heintz’s world, and her use of ‘mannequin’ props to explore suffocating gender roles… Continue Reading
Happy Holidays with a twist!
Just about a year ago, we were fortunate enough to be following art activist/photographer Suzanne Heintz with our documentary cameras in New York as she set about to create a holiday card like no other. But this was not like any other film shoot we’ve been involved with. Navigating Manhattan rooftops and squeezing inside elevators… Continue Reading
Whose Identity Is It Anyway?
Identity, Power, Image : these 3 words came together this week in our filmmaking journey with Heintz. Hard on the heels of a thoughtful news feature about Heintz and her work on Fox 31, Denver, (watch it from the link in our previous blog Riders of the Perfect Storm ), the same story and footage was… Continue Reading
Riders of The Perfect Storm
Any photo shoot with mannequins is challenging…but our undeterred documentary subject, Suzanne Heintz, kicked it up a notch literally, when she added equestrian sports to the backdrop of her depictions of perfect family life with daughter Mary Margaret and husband Chauncey. Heintz’s goal is not to be simply horsing around although it looks very funny.… Continue Reading
Filming Heintz & the Internet of Art
Everything is connected…whether our gadget of choice is a phone/ipad/laptop computer, we are embedded with networking platforms that enable us to transmit, ‘share’ and ‘curate’ our experiences. What has become increasingly fascinating about our journey as documentary filmmakers with satirical artist Suzanne Heintz, is observing the role, relationship and impact the internet has played in… Continue Reading