Oliver and Piet are composers working on a performance that takes place on a lake upstate — a mad affair, if all goes
to plan. Hal is the actual
composer behind the symphonist characters in Hudson — a moodbook that we’re writing and shooting on our farm.
Reinventing brands is a messy
business full of fear, uncertainty,
and doubt. The work takes strength of character and fierce
commitment to a vision for the
future. That’s an extraordinary
truth to have been exposed to —
for both work and for life.
ADVERSITY IS LIKE A STRONG
WIND. IT TEARS AWAY FROM US
ALL BUT THE THINGS THAT
CANNOT BE TORN, SO THAT
WE SEE OURSELVES AS WE
REALLY ARE. — ARTHUR GOLDEN
WE’RE REWILDING OUR MEADOWS.
THE BIRDS WILL NOW HAVE
FLOWERS LIKE IRONWEED,
NOVAE-ANGLIA, PENSTEMON
DIGITALIS, RUDBECKIA HIRIA,
ECIHNACEA PURPUREA, BAPTISIA,
HELIOPSIS, ASTER ANEMONE.
These snippets, like a
strand of pearls, began as
an irritant of one kind or
another. Each provocation
led us in search of relief.
The years have revealed
that relief and beauty are
close travel companions.
MOODBOOKS are a new take on the
written word, exploiting the artistic potential
of the digital era by fusing text with cinema,
delivering layered stories that amplify the
voice of the storyteller, and intensify the
audience experience (think open marriage
between Netflix, The New Yorker and Patreon).
BOHEMIAN BLACKNECK is a pheasant,
a farm, and an emporium of found objects
and artifacts that tell the story — the lore
of which claims that Blackneck is a sort of
portal, a secret doorway in the library
of its own tale.
COLLABORATION I love having the capacity
to engage with a project while it is being
worked on, from anywhere. I can partner with
a designer, an editor, a composer, an engineer,
an animator, a writer, a photographer, a
cinematographer — each one in their native
environment, or in a collaborative review
environment — without going to a specialized
facility. For the most part, we share the same
tools, so the work is by nature more
collaborative. By understanding the tools,
I come to understand the language of the
discrete disciplines. By understanding the
language, I understand the possibilities and
limitations. That’s the ripest condition for
surprising outcomes — crazy breakthroughs
often seem like your best bet when you’re
staring down the barrel of what can’t be done.