Charlie - Short Documentary

Charles (Charlie) Hurvitz is an artist and author with developmental disability whose work and eccentric personality have made him a fixture in his community. 

It was an absolute privilege  and an amazing opportunity to get to know Charlie with the help of his friends and co-workers. This is the fifth and the longest film that I directed while working with Gateway Arts, an incredible organization who provides services in fine arts to adults like Charlie. 

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Interview with Jane Tarlow

This video features the wondreful Jane Tarlow, a Studio A artist of Gateway Arts. This was the last of 4 interviews that I did for a project with Gateway Arts about Studio A. I finished it a few months ago, and it premiered at Gateway's Reception for Reel Abilities Film Festival in Feb. In the next 2 weeks I should have a short documentary completed about Charles Hurvitz, also an artist Gateway Arts. 

Jane Tarlow is a Studio A artist at Gateway Arts, a career art center for adults with mental and psychiatric disabilities. This interview explores Jane's early influences and goals as an artist and Gateway's role in helping her find stability and happiness. 

Interview by Rae Edelson

Directed, Filmed and Edited by Lev Omelchenko

Music by Chris Zabriskie 

WInter 2015