A whale finally gives Drew Christie the smack-down he deserves in “Song of the Spindle,” but then generously details the biological harmonies between humans and whales. He’s even kind enough to propose real solutions to some of the ills of human society, like war and alienation. A truly surprising film and 2012 Sundance selection.
Client: American Standard Time
Melville said, “It’s better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” Which sounds like something a guy who’d just failed would say. “Allergy to Originality” asks why today’s multiplex is so often brimming with sequels, remakes and plain imitations, then answers with a trip through art history at the speed of Wikipedia. A 2014 Sundance selection.
Client: New York Times
In this animated satire, a former K.G.B. agent welcomes a future in which Americans live under the watchful eyes of drones.
Check out Kalakala’s inventive contributions to The New York Times’ Op-Docs—an award-winning series which reimagines Op-Eds as original and offbeat documentary shorts.
Client: NY Times
Written and narrated by This American Life’s Starlee Kine, “The 1940’s” traces the tale of America’s most-transformative decade in the ink of both novelists and tattooers. From the dawn of Sailor Jerry to the eve of atomic destruction, from Pearl Harbor to “A Slight Rebellion Off Madison,” the We Decade gets a surprising examination through the most-peculiar of lenses.
Client: Frame Store & Vanity Fair