“Oh My God, It’s Harrod Blank!”

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“Oh My God, It’s Harrod Blank!”

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!]

Harrod Blank’s Automorphosis

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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