The Passion of Istanbul
Producer Leaf McCrum
The Passion of Istanbul, comparing handmade carpets to Vincent Van Gogh. Documentary I'm Co-Producing about Turkish obsession with handmade rugs.
This is a rough cut of a documentary that I am spending a lot of time with. I really do consider it a base level advantage to work on these projects while sharing my progress on my website, that being said it would be foolish to ignore the responsibilities I am taking on creating a cultural artifact about another country. I'm literally rolling the dice and creating a powerful film as thoughtfully as possible. Each documentary is a new country waiting to be discovered with its own ecosystem, political structure, economy, foreign policy, history, culture, and perception of itself and in the case of this project it's literally about another countries most cherished artifact.