Screening online this weekend only!

Since film festivals around the world have come to a grinding halt. The Steven Arnold Museum and Archives has decided to host a limited online release of Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies. It will be free to watch on Vimeo this weekend only!

This one is a documentary feature film I edited for up and coming director Vishnu Dass. It Celebrates the surreal life, early death, and vast artistic output of little-known American multimedia artist, photographer, filmmaker, and protégé of Salvador Dali – Steven Arnold. Narrated by Anjelica Huston. Featuring interviews with: Ellen Burstyn, Simon Doonan, Holly Woodlawn, and many others.

Recommended for mature audiences. Click on the image below to enjoy the film. Link will be disabled after the weekend.

We packed the house at New Fest!

We packed the house in New York at HBO’s NewFest for the Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies Screening. Thank you to those who attended! The film is now headed to France and will accompany a solo show of Steven Arnold’s photography hosted by Fahey/Klein Gallery at Paris Photo. The exhibit will be on-going from November 7-10 at the Grand Palais, Booth A33. Screenings take place at the MK2 Grand Palais on November 8 at 3pm and November 10th at 5pm.

In a new article from Another Man, Miss Rosen pens a fitting tribute to Steven’s life and career.

“Artist, photographer, filmmaker, and ‘queer mystic’ Steven F. Arnold (1943–1994) is a quintessential icon of our times, a revolutionary figure whose ideas about gender fluidity, radical acceptance, and non-binary consciousness, first realised in the late 1960s, are just now becoming part of the cultural conversation.”

Here is the full article.

September Project Update

It was great to hear back and catch up with some of you after my last newsletter! The documentary feature Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies will be in Palm Springs for the Cinema Diverse Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival on September 21st at 3pm. I edited the film for up and coming director Vishnu Dass. We started with over 70 hours of original and archival footage. The film took us on a journey through the spiritual and surreal realms of Arnold’s groundbreaking career as an artist. It is narrated by Anjelica Huston, features Interviews with his friend Ellen Burstyn and explores his close relationship with Salvador Dali.

In the spirit of Arnold’s passion for avant-garde filmmaking and his tableau’s of detritus, director Vishnu Dass has re-imagined some of Arnold’s most stunning photographs in collaboration with motion graphics designer Matt McNeil. You can experience one of these hypnotic indulgences in the films trailer here.

I also shot some Interviews as an additional cinematographer for the film. Here are some screen grabs: