November 30, 2012
November 30th, 8pm at Work Gallery, Ann Arbor
Filmmaker Sharad Kant Patel, who has made several short art documentaries featured on A&D’s http://www.playgallery.org, invites an audience for a test screening of his feature length narrative film entitled “Christian Roane”. It’s a presentation in which feedback and conversation directly between the filmmaker and the audience is encouraged. Your participation will help shape the very final aspects of the creative process before the film is submitted to major festivals around the world.
THE FILM: The movie is a supernatural thriller set on a college campus that starts with an encounter between a young coed who wanders into a party at an elite mysterious fraternity and meets its brooding president, Christian Roane. As he grows more obsessed with her, secrets are revealed. With a brisk running time of 80 minutes, the film sweeps forward with a varied cast of characters to a sinister conclusion. Working out of pocket on every aspect of the filmmaking process, from screenwriting to composing musical score, Sharad has slowly crafted a complex and haunting experience. Using every independent guerilla production technique in the book and inventing a few along the way, he presents an elegant, classically structured movie with a polished organic aesthetic. Aspiring filmmakers and fans of movies alike are invited to watch and then participate in a Q&A / discussion with the filmmaker. The film also features original music co-composed with recent UM A&D graduate Collin McCrae.
THE FILMMAKER: Sharad Kant Patel made movies as a child in Houston with an old super-8 camera with subjects ranging from play dough stop motion to horror movie homage’s. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-Television-Film, he began a career of applying his skills to commercial and promotional production while simultaneously continuing his independent filmmaking as a means of creative personal expression. Some of his educational animations are on permanent display at the Houston Museum of Science, and other prize-winning shorts have screened at SXSW Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston International Film Festival and Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival. A Houston artist video compilation “Video Buffet” included his work in their premiere DVD. With additional skills in illustration, graphic design, and music production, he enjoys crafting a piece through the entire production process including composing the score. He enjoys exploring the idea of personal expression in filmmaking through his complete “do-it-yourself” approach. Sharad has also served in various roles for external projects and loves the process of collaboration. Most lately, he assisted a group of talented high school filmmakers with their feature film, “Bindlestiffs” that won the audience award at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festvial and has since been bought up for distribution by filmmaker Kevin Smith.
November 30, 2012
IMPRESSIONS: Selections from Stewart & Stewart, Printer/ Publisher of Fine Prints, 1980 to present
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30 from 6-8 pm at the Ann Arbor Art Center.
An exhibition of prints from 30 artists including Stamps School of Art & Design alumni and faculty Nancy Campbell (MFA ‘76),
Norman Stewart (BFA ‘69, AM ‘72), Paul Stewart, Professor Emeritus and C. Dennis Guastella, Lecturer I.
Prints are drawn from Stewart & Stewart, run by alums Norman Stewart and Susan Stewart (BFDes 1970), printers and publishers of fine art prints since 1980.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 2012 6-8pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, December 1, 11am-12:30pm
for more information: http://annarborartcenter.org/stewartstewartimpressions
Paul Stewart: Village V