I am honored and excited to have won the grand prize in the Motionpoems and Weisman Art Museum Big Bridges Film Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2015 Big Bridges Exhibit curated by the Weisman Art Museum, Target Studio for Creative Collaboration and Motionpoems was established as a platform for collaborative interaction between artists, poets, filmmakers, architects, engineers and museum gallery visitors.
My submission was based on the winning poem by Leonard Gontarek, Thirty-Seven Photos from the Bridge. Expressing fourteen of the thirty-seven stanzas, I used original footage shot in Paris and Belgium and filmed locally during summer 2015. I'm especially excited about this award as it provides me with an alternative visual storytelling approach to social issues. I submitted the film in an effort to open dialogue about the current need to address structurally deficient bridges and infrastructure.