So proud to share the Tribeca Film premiere of "Rhythm of the City" - our award-winning short film! Check out the wonderful article about our work with Julie Gratz, Justin Bua, DJ QBert, and Dana LeonG here:
"Directed and animated by Bushwick-based filmmaker Julie Gratz, it's a two-minute excursion into an otherworldly version of New York City in the 1980s, turning four classic paintings from acclaimed artist Justin Bua—or, simply, BUA—into one vibrantly lifelike trip, via the magic of Photoshop. Gratz's reinterpretations of BUA’s paintings are backed by an original musical composition from collaborators DJ Qbert and world-renown cellist Dana Leong. The cumulative effect is like entering the mind of a two-headed Crazy Legs/Ralph Bakshi hybrid."
"Initially approached by their mutual friend Leong about doing something with BUA’s artwork, Gratz was struck by how unexpectedly surreal BUA’s images became once paired with Leong and Qbert’s hypnotic marriage of jazz and boom-bap. The artistic fusion yielded something that transcends time and place."
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