A selection of films from over a decade of work that has seen the completion of over 500 projects from concept to delivery.
"Gnocchi" Music Video: Chefly Screen Shots 2
A music video for "Gnocchi" composed by Andrea Wttstein, one of the songs from Chefly Screenshots ll, a collaboration between Six Degrees Music & Sound , City Palate magazine, NUR FILMS 's Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi, and some of Calgary's masters of food, drink, and music.
NAME is a documentary about the affect a given name has on personal development and how names shape the world around us. From choosing a name for your child to trying to understand why names are so easy to forget. Filmmaker Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi has always struggled with a simple but troublesome name growing up in Canada, and now he wants to understand its effect while also faced with an unforeseen challenge.
WRECK City: An Epilogue for 809
WRECK CITY: An Epilogue for 809 is a collage documentary compiled from hours of footage shot by multiple collaborators all taking part in a community-based art experiment in Calgary Alberta which transformed a city block full of houses scheduled for demolition into a temporary art, installation, and performance spaces. The biggest project of its type in the history of Canada, WRECK CITY invited over 150 artists to participate. Operating on good faith, a shoestring budget, and naïve energy, a curatorial collective facilitated the project, negotiated by-law, police complaints, sanctioned and unsanctioned graffiti, accusations of aiding and abetting gentrification, and the chaotic power of the "general public". The resulting exhibition was a maximal interjection into everyday life in Calgary, contributing to the city's underground culture and ongoing critique of the institutionalized art world. Over the course of 9 days, 10000 viewers passed through the exhibition, and then it was closed to the public forever. The houses were demolished, and a glassy beige condo building was erected in their place- as if WRECK CITY never existed at all.
The Wandering Island: The Rock Ford
The second in a series of short documentaries about The Wandering Island and multi year art project. One of the permanent artworks on Elbow Island takes the form of a rock ford – essentially, stepping stones to help visitors cross a secondary channel of water. Before the project, this ephemeral stream was dry except during high-flow months. After the project, the stream will flow all year round, and visitors will be able to cross the stream using stepping stones.