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“Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets” Featuring Ed Ruscha By Matthew Miller

“Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Ed Ruscha with excerpts of Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” Directed by Matthew Miller.

Directed by: Matthew Miller

Produced by: Ways & Means
Executive Producers: Jett Steiger and Lana Kim
Producer: Christopher Broyles
Project Manager: Steph Max
Editor: Sean Leonard
Music by: Ali Helnwein

Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets Featuring Ed Ruscha By Matthew Miller 2019

Images: Ed Ruscha “Streets of Los Angeles” Archives at The Getty Research Institute

Commissioned by The Getty Museum on the occasion of their 2019 Getty Medal to the painter, draftsman, photographer, and bookmaker, Ed Ruscha. Utilizing The Getty Research Institute’s preservation and digitization of over a million images from Ed’s Streets of Los Angeles photo series, and excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road,” this film puts together two of Ed’s major inspirations: Kerouac’s text and the city of Los Angeles.

Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets Featuring Ed Ruscha By Matthew Miller 2019

Excerpts from “On The Road” by Jack Kerouac (1957)

Along about three in the afternoon, after an apple pie and ice cream in a road-side stand, a woman stopped for me in a little coupe…

The greatest ride in my life was about to come up…

The driver was fiddler for a California cowboy band. He had a brand-new car and drove eighty miles an hour.

Website for more information: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-premiere-a-getty-commissioned-short-by-matthew-miller/

“The Female Bond”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Aldona Kwiatkowski (2017)

“The Female Bond” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For “She’s Mercedes” Starring YUNA Directed By Aldona Kwiatkowski.

Directed by: Aldona Kwiatkowski

Creative Direction by: Shelby Duncan
Director of Photography: Jalaludin Trautmann, BVK
Music by: Ali Helnwein

The Female Bond Cinematic Poem Short Film For She's Mercedes Directed by Aldona Kwiatkowski 2017

Produced by: Nicole Disson
Executive Producers: Sarah Weinknecht, Nathan Scherrer
and FREENJOY

Art Director: Lauren Machen
Choreographer: Kitty McNamee

Starring: YUNA, Anjelica Armstrong, Stephanie Cleary
and Andrea Antoinette Nakhla

The Female Bond Cinematic Poem Short Film For She's Mercedes Directed by Aldona Kwiatkowski 2017

Poem by: Jacqueline Suskin

“There is no better bond than ours: female friendship and mutual support from childhood on.”

“For this year’s International Women’s Day, She’s Mercedes tells a story of feminine energy and female unity, envisioning a utopian community based on diversity, warm fellowship and 
a regal attitude, starring Malaysian musician Yuna.

Between cactus fields and green hills a tale unfolds that plays with the viewers’ perception of dream and reality. Over the course of the film, an invisible bond brings the four protagonists together. They meet in a magical place that serves as a visual interpretation of an inspiring, connecting and empowering bond between our heroines. Only to be interrupted by a surprising, final plot twist that sheds new light on their friendship…

She’s Mercedes is an initiative dedicated to inspiring, connecting and empowering women who are driven to make things happen.”

The Female Bond Cinematic Poem Short Film For She's Mercedes Directed by Aldona Kwiatkowski 2017

Website: https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/me/inspiration/she/lifestyle-she/the-female-bond-short-film/