Bart Weiss, the director of the Video Association of Dallas, came to Sai Selvarajan and I with the challenge of creating the title open for his TV Show “Frame of Mind” on PBS. It features experimental and unusual artistic and documentary short films. I was dead set on doing something handmade to contrast with our digital world. The final idea was conceived by Sai at Lucky Post. I shot the footage as I worked in my Oak Cliff studio. It consisted of a series of time laps shots as I drew and created the art installations that become the opening titles.
“When orphan Charlie discovers the lost Beatles tapes, he must overcome his feelings of abandonment to keep them safe.” That was the log-line to Blackleaderfilms’ first feature length script written by my partner Sai Salvarajan and myself.
I directed this mock trailer to generate interest in the project as we shopped it around Hollywood back in the early 2000s.
My favorite part of the script was his imagined conversations with Ringo Starr, whom he discovers is his father.