About this project
ULTRA VIOLET FOR SIXTEEN MINUTES
a short documentary by David Henry Gerson (www.davidhenrygerson.com)
Ultra Violet, mistress to Salvador Dali and muse to Andy Warhol, reveals in this sixteen minute documentary her untold tale of spiritual rebirth and her iconic perspective on fame, art, and religion. Includes rare photographs from her past, and Andy Warhol's screen-test of Ultra Violet from 1965.
2010 DC Film Festival - Received Honorable Mention
2010 BE FILM Underground Film Festival, New York
2010 New Jersey International Film Festival
2010 Anthology Film Archives NewFilmmakers Festival, New York
(...........the rest depends on you.............)
"Totally Engaging," - Albert Maysles
"This gem of a little film leaves a glittering reflection of a life lived larger than many of us could still imagine..." - The Huffington Post
Directed, Produced and Photographed by David Henry Gerson
Edited by Dov Yellin.
16:00. Documentary Short.
--- YET, WE NEED YOU! ----
With your support we can give this film the life it deserves. I started this project two years ago after meeting Ultra Violet at an open studio of hers in Chelsea. We got talking, and I was fascinated by her conversion story. She represents some of the greatest art and religious themes of the twentieth century, and I knew she held great insight, because of her life experience, into the relationship between art and religion, and celebrity and iconography. To capture her tale I made this documentary.
March 14th, 1:00pm : Washington DC Independent Film Festival
---- Honorable Mention award ----
April 29th, 7:00pm : New York, Disney Screening Room, 501 Park Avenue
June 18th, 7:00pm : New Jersey International Film Festival
THE FUTURE DEPENDS ON YOU: There are thousands of festivals in this world, with hundreds of thousands of audience members interested in seeing this film's intimate reflection on these pivotal icons of the twentieth century. With your generous, tax-deductible support of 1 to 10,000 dollars, we will reach them in the international festival circuit.
For $10,000 we will be able to:
A) Finish paying for rights, studio time, and insurance for the film
B) Continue promotion campaigns
C) Continue submitting to festivals around the world
$50 will pay for the rights to one second of Warhol's 1965 Screentest of Ultra Violet.
$100 will pay for two festival submission fees - (There are thousands of festivals!!! See withoutabox.com to choose at which ones you would like to see it play)
All those interested in art of the 20th century, Warhol, Dali, Mormonism or religious conversion stories. Young and old alike.
What you get:
Once you have backed the film, you will get exclusive updates on the progress, updates on Ultra Violet, and never-before seen footage, photos and music included in each update!
The film will only receive your pledges once we have reached our goal of $10,000 so please join us today, and invite your friends.
Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you once you've joined us.
Onward and upward, and thank you very much for enabling me to tell this story!
All my best.
David Henry Gerson
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