ABOUT THE FILM:
“The Artsiders®” is a documentary film that explores the passion that drives artists, dancers, actors, and performers to create. The documentary features interviews with internationally recognized sculptors Christine Rojek, Thomas Scarff, and Mike Helbing, award winning Poet/Author Tyehimba Jess (of “Leadbelly” fame), incendiary performance artist and founder of Breakbone DanceCo Atalee Judy, Cartoon Vocalist and Comedian Greg Whalen, and many others. Intimate, insightful, and raw, the film culminates into a striking reveal of why artists “do what they do” despite the hardships, frustrations, and financial difficulties that can accompany an artistic life.
*BROADCAST: PBS/WTTW-11 on Wednesday, AUGUST 29th, 2007 at 10:30 PM (WORLD PREMIERE)
*BROADCAST: PBS/WILL-TV on Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at 9:30 PM
*BROADCAST: PBS/WILL-TV on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 9:30 PM
DVD RELEASE: November 25th, 2008
Country of Origin: USA / Year of first release: 2008 / Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 / Sound: Stereo Mix
Kai Harding, Inc.
CAST & CREW:
Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Chris Olsen
Camera: Chris Olsen, Chad Mirshak
Sound Post Production: Eric Cauwels
WILL SIMS (II)
*NOMINATION – 2008 MIDWEST EMMY – Outstanding Achievement for Documentary of Contemporary Significance