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David Silberberg’s documentary, Oh My God, It’s Harrod Blank!, about art car artist Harrod Blank (whose amazing work we’ve shown at Maker Faire) is premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 16th.

Sayeth the press copy:

An obsessively made documentary filmed over 16 years, exploring the creative life and adventures of director Silberberg’s friend, the eccentric art car artist, film-maker, and entrepreneur Harrod Blank. Blank is captured from his youth growing up in the woods with chickens and working as a camera assistant for his father – the venerable film-maker Les Blank – to the creation of his first attention-getting art car, to his current multi-faceted career as creator and head of a nationwide art car movement.

Rarely does a film about an artist leave us with such a good feeling about life. This film goes far beyond a portrait of an artist, it covers home remedies for balding, attraction to black women, independent filmmaking, art cars, and most importantly it reminds us of the journey to discovering oneself that we all must take.

[Thanks, Sherry!]

Slamdance
Harrod Blank’s Automorphosis

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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