FINE ARTS, 2009 — Cinematographer
Director: Brandon Spradling
Filmed in Portland, OR
Fine Arts s a short piece of few words. Daring to be thoughtful, meditative almost, in a world where constant communication, however puerile, is the order of the day. It revolves around one man, a poet working days in the all too familiar miasma of the 9 to 5 cubicle world. His writer’s block compels him to seek out the inspiration of a new location.
After a phone call grants him access to a shared studio unit, he thinks he might get those last words written, just might complete the poem that will make his waking life a little more bearable. When he arrives on the scene, it’s another matter entirely. Of course. He’s just as blocked up. And the people with whom he shares the space have so deliciously left behind objects of their own pursuits. The musician’s guitar taunts him from the corner. The masseuse’s massage table is just too tempting not to open and mess with. A pair of binoculars let him watch the people on the street below.
Fine Arts follows the Poet as he teeters on the verge of giving up, sidetracked by life, even in the safety of his writing space, unable to produce the words that could possibly cut through the overcast pall of fluorescent lighting and grey walls in which he finds himself wedged.
© Such a Pretty Garden, LLC, 2009