Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life

What defines a life? How do you decide what matters? Geoff McFetridge’s art is everywhere: from Apple watch faces, to solo shows around the world, to movie titles for Spike Jonze. But this film is more than a primer on Geoff’s prolific career. It’s about the choices we confront in trying to lead meaningful lives. Is there value in commercial success or artistic independence? In responsibility or freedom? And ultimately, how do we use our most precious resource: time? "Drawing a Life" is a poetic and intimate portrait of an artist. In an era dominated by influencers and social media, Geoff works to live with intention and authenticity, an increasingly rare practice–more relevant now than ever.

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Credits

Director:

Dan Covert

Executive Producer:

Spike Jonze, Amanda Adelson, Andre Andreev

Producer:

Dan Covert

Screenwriter:

Erik Auli, Dan Covert, Amy Dempsey, Tara Rose Stromberg

Cinematographer:

Claudio Rietti, Daniel Vecchione

Editor:

Erik Auli, Dan Covert

Sound Designer:

YouTooCanWoo

Music:

YouTooCanWoo: David Perlick Molinari, Derek Muro

Principal Cast:

Geoff McFetridge, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Sarah DeVincentis, Andrew Paynter, Bill Powers, Liv Siddall, Atiba Jefferson, Jesper Elg, Andy Spade

Additional Credits:

Co-Producers: Erik Auli, Amy Dempsey, Tara Rose Stromberg, Camera Operators: Tucker Phillips, Andre Andreev, Andrew Trost, Sean Mattison, Connor Lawson, Adam McDaid, Herbie Wei, Still Photography: Andrew Paynter, Sound Mixing: Matteo Liberatore, Ben Adams, Kelly Wright, Kevin Crawford, Cel Animation: Hao Li, Additional Animation: Colin Hess

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Dan Covert
Dress Code
dan@dresscodeny.com
646-334-0805

Publicity Contact:

Dan Covert
dan@dresscodeny.com
646-334-0805

Details

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Year:

2023

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Animated, Biography, Documentary, Family, Music

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Language:

English

Runtime:

79 mins