The Art of Making It

Focusing on a diverse group of compelling young artists at pivotal moments in their careers, "The Art of Making It" explores the forces that thrust some into the stratosphere while leaving others struggling to survive. Who gets seen, who gets left behind, and why does it matter who is anointed to tell the stories of our time? Interweaving the voices of creative luminaries and disruptors, the film is both a cautionary tale about what America stands to lose if we don't rethink what we value and why, and a love letter to those who persevere in their artistic practice in spite of the extraordinary odds of ever achieving commercial success.

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Film Screenings

Mar 13, 9:00am CDT – Mar 15, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:33am
Availability:United States
Mar 16, 2022
6:00pm7:33pm

Credits

Director:

Kelcey Edwards

Executive Producer:

Regina K. Scully, Mara Burros Sandler, George Wells, Andrew Mer

Producer:

Debi Wisch

Cinematographer:

Sebastian Lasaosa Rogers

Editor:

Nyneve Laura Minnear, Ines Vogelfang

Sound Designer:

Tom Paul

Music:

Troy Herion

Principal Cast:

Chris Watts, Gisela McDaniel, Jenna Gribbon, Hilde Lynn Helphenstein, Felipe Baeza, Sebastian ErraZuriz, Stefan Simchowitz, Helen Molesworth

Additional Credits:

Animator: Colton Fordyce, Music Supervisor: Zachary McMillan

Contact

Distributor:

Annie Roney
annie@rocofilms.com

Public Film Contact:

Debi Wisch
Wischful Thinking
debiwisch@gmail.com

Publicity Contact:

Susan Norget
susan@norget.com
917-833-3056

Sales Agent:

Annie Roney / Ro*co Films

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, LGBTQ

Screening Section:

Festival Favorites

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English with English Subtitles

Runtime:

93 mins