Most definitely barreling toward New Mexico at the speed of light and sound is an elite group of filmmakers, equipment and technological innovators, artists and rabid film fans!
One of these breakthrough film makers is Jared Levy. Fresh from a two year stint in São Paulo Brazil, Levy is bringing his latest film, Graffiti Fine Art to be featured in New Mexico’s Own Chronos Film Festival.
A journalism and documentary film graduate out of Syracuse New York, Levy credits direct interface with his subjects such as the time spent quite literally camped-out on the streets of Brazil to capture the amazing visuals of the underground art scene there, as illustrated by international artists who flocked to the exhibition for the chance to be showcased. Moreover Levy names innovators in DSLR equipment, technology and his peer pioneers for pushing the envelope in the medium for his ever ongoing “education” in film.
Overly humbled and sweet when acknowledging his role at Chronos as a unique opportunity to represent the medium amongst and on panel with the artists, manufacturers and outlets that aim to support the creative arts, even naming Philip Bloom “a professor” in his field, Levy noted that the participation of Steve Weiss, Eric Kessler and the support of Vimeo as key elements to the excitement surrounding this first ever festival of its kind.
When I got a chance to catch-up with Jared, the versatile artist had just wrapped some visual shooting of Jay-Z and co. at the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation’s Carnival: Making The Ordinary Extraordinary, where the star raised over $1M in a matter of hours for college education funding for underprivileged youth.
Now after showings of his award winning, labor of love, Graffiti Fine Art at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Fest and Urban Media Filmmakers in Atlanta, Levy is headed our way.
For the complete interview click here and for your viewing pleasure here is a preview of Jared Levy’s, Grafitti Fine Art: