Join us on Thursday, Aug 16 at Hotel Paradox for a special screening of independent documentary film Between Worlds, winner of the Earthvision Environmental Feature award at the 2017 Santa Cruz Film Festival. Happy hour begins at 5:30 in the Grove Room. Film screening begins at 7:00. Film run time is 1 hr 5 mins. A Q&A with filmmaker Brad Kremer will follow the screening. Free admission for Hotel Paradox guests with a key card. General tickets at the Hotel Paradox on Aug 16th beginning at 5:00pm or online at:
Independent film 'Between Worlds' documents a first-of-its-kind collaboration between two artists from opposite disciplines as well as opposite coasts of the country. In the film, Tampa-based long exposure photographer Henthorne teams with San Francisco earthscape artist Andrés Amador, on a year-long project that will take the duo on a journey in which they cover thousands of miles while working on dozens of remote beaches on the California coast. It is a partnership challenged by the disparate natures of their respective crafts. While Andrés can only produce his art within a very narrow duration between tides, Henthorne can only capture his images with specific natural light, perspective, and ample time for his signature long exposure shots.
Between Worlds also shares some of the trials encountered by both artists as they forego the safety of conventional employment in order to pursue their artistic passions. While Andrés earthscape works have enjoyed worldwide exposure and he has developed a social media following over two hundred thousand strong, he is still torn between the pursuit of his art and the need to provide for his wife and newborn son. And while Henthorne's photography has garnered widespread acclaim, he still strives to move the scope of his work beyond the somewhat confining milieu of his home town. Will they workout their artistic differences and overcome mother nature's obstacles to create something which is both critically and commercially successful?
Between Worlds gives the viewer a glimpse into the artistic, professional, and personal challenges faced by two artists combining their pursuits into a perceptive, united vision.
Brad Kremer is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer based in San Francisco. Brad began his film-making career in action sports where he produced and directed many of snowboarding’s most influential films. Nike once described Brad as a "legendary filmmaker.” He has spent the past twenty years traveling the world searching for the biggest adventures and best locations for his films. He has won over 100 industry awards under his direction, including an Emmy for his film celebrating the 120th anniversary of Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama, Japan. Brad has worked extensively in Japan producing films for Saijo Matsuri and a time-lapse travel log of Japan that has been viewed over 2 million times socially. In 2016 he shot and directed a film for the launch of Philips’ new OLED TV and won an award for best eye-catching product of the IFA convention in Berlin. His work can be seen in HBO’s Weight of the Nation, Phillip Noyce’s The Giver, Reflections: Iceland found on DirectTV’s 4K network which he shot and directed. And Brad just finished filming the great American solar eclipse for Daniel Ferguson’s upcoming IMAX film Einstein’s incredible Universe.