28.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Kinabuhi – A Portrait of Filipino Coconut Farmers

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Filmmaker Danny Cooke’s short documentary, Kinabuhi, is a beautiful portrait of a group of Filipino coconut farmers whose livelihood is in doubt. Plenty of gorgeous shots in this short documentary to draw you right in. I was immediately struck by how dangerous these farmers jobs are, and there is just something so satisfying about watching people with a mastery of very specific skills. The man in the image above is casually climbing a tree cutting little footholds as he goes.

Watch Kinabuhi below.

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07.07.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: A Year of Ping Pong

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New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor and Table Tennis enthusiast, Will Shortz, committed himself to playing table-tennis every day for an entire year. He was motivated when he was told that ping pong stimulated all the parts of the brain that crossword puzzles didn’t. This guy has been a huge inspiration to me over the years, I love his Sunday Puzzle show on NPR.

Find out if he reached his goal by watching Supermarché’s short on Shortz’s experience below!

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16.06.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x WeTransfer: HEAVY DREAMERS (Full Film)

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Earlier this year we teamed up with WeTransfer to profile a diverse group of artists and investigate their creative motivations while they made work at the Pow! Wow! Hawaii arts festival. Huge thanks to director David Ehrenreich and cinematographer Liam Mitchell, it was an amazing experience working with them once again. A lot of blood sweat and tears went into this little piece, I hope you enjoy it! Please view it full screen HD if your connection is fast enough!

HEAVY DREAMERS features interviews with: Hot Tea, Kevin Lyons, James Jean, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt.

Watch the full film below!

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28.05.15 by Staff

Totally Free by Daniel Soares

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Totally Free is a short documentary by San Francisco based art director Daniel Soares that explores the unique world of contemporary rollerskating culture. Beautifully shot. Watch the full video below.

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07.05.15 by Jeff

Documentary: “Hitters” by Scott Carthy

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Scott Carthy returns with another dance documentary, this time focused on New York’s street dancing legacy. Watch “Hitters” below.

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01.05.15 by Jeff

Documentary: Soulwax “Part of the Weekend Never Dies”

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Director Saam Farahmand’s 2008 documentary following iconic Belgium-based musicians Soulwax on their worldwide tour is now on Vimeo (not sure why they waited until now). If you’ve never seen it, you should. They filmed 120 shows with a single camera. Just a heads up there is a little nudity here and there in case you’re at work blah blah blah. Watch “Part of the Weekend Never Dies” below.

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24.04.15 by Jeff

Film Trailer of the Day: The Birth of Saké

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New York-based filmmaker Erik Shirai successfully funded his documentary, The Birth of Saké, through Kickstarter and it recently screened at Tribeca (Variety gave it a great review here). The film explores how saké is made at a family-owned Japanese brewery named Tedorigawa. It looks beautiful and sad. Watch the official trailer below.

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08.04.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Five Children, Five-Years Old, Five Religions

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A beautifully shot portrait of five children, from India, South Africa, Japan and the U.S., and their religious practices. Directed by The Mercadantes (who made this fantastic film as well). Watch “Five” below.

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