Rowan LeCompte is a master of light, an artist who manipulates brilliance in an effort to create beauty and inspiration through glass. Working with an incredible craftsman and long-time collaborator, Dieter Goldkuhle, six years ago LeCompte began a monumental effort to create the last of a series of great windows for the magnificent Washington Cathedral in the nation’s capital.
Little did I know then, when I began documenting the creation of this work that I would be privileged to observe not just the creation of a work of art, but the dramatic struggle of a team, who are dogged not just by the practical obstacles that could arise in any project of this size and complexity, but also the emotional fallout of time, relationships, the challenges of aging and the struggle between artist and institution. As the project fell further and further behind schedule, conflicts in calendars arose and Mary Clerkin Higgins, an amazing artist in her own right, stepped in to help complete the project.
Now, as the film nears completion, it has revealed a story that demonstrates clearly how great art does not just happen, but rather is driven by a passion that must find its way through the twists and turns of human interaction and roadblocks.
To get to this point, I have invested many hours and mostly my own money. What I need now are the finishing funds to polish the film and make it ready for showing in festivals and for broader distribution.
• Color Correction
• Sound Mixing
• Film Festival Music License
• Final Titles and Graphics
• Errors and Omissions Insurance
• Poster and DVD Box Design
• Costs of Fulfilling This Kickstarter Campaign
If you celebrate inspirational stories that reveal the drama of creating magnificent art, then please join with me in helping to bring the story of these great artists to as wide an audience as possible.
The film clip here is a taste of the film as it stands. For a longer version which offers a chance to meet the artists, please visit my website: http://www.globalviz.com/GV_Web_Site/Let_There_Be_Light.html
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