March 14, 2017 — Screening of our film, Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory at Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC.
An evening with visual artist, Rosalyn Engelman, an exploration of her life and creative process through film, music, and conversation. The 70-minute program includes the documentary film Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory, the artist in conversation with BPAC director Ted Altschuler and film's Director, Paul Lewis, and a music program featuring Nocturnes by Chopin, Faure and Lowell Liebermann performed by pianist David Shimoni. At the end, a toast to the triptych Nocturnes, which Rosalyn Engelman generously donated to BPAC.
Visit the event site here!
Contact: Paul Lewis
Virginia-based Subterracon Films releases its first feature-length documentary, It Was the
Nightingale: The Unreliable Story of Ford Madox Ford, Novemeber 30, 2016
Subterracon Films is set to release its first feature-length documentary on the life and work of Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), the author of more than eighty books, including the
masterpieces Parade’s End and The Good Soldier. This is the first feature film ever produced on Ford.
Title: It Was the Nightingale: The Unreliable Story of Ford Madox Ford
Genre: Feature Documentary
Running time: 97 Mins.
Producer/Director: Paul Lewis
Known as a ‘writer’s writer’, Ford collaborated with Joseph Conrad, and was a life-long and tireless promoter of talented younger authors, such as Ernest Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence and Jean Rhys. He founded two seminal literary magazines, the English Review and the transatlantic review, which between them changed the face of twentieth-century literature.
‘Ford Madox Ford’s name is not, perhaps, widely-recognized’, says the producer, Paul Lewis. ‘But if you are a writer or a reader of any kind, there is a good chance that what you have read or written has been in some way influenced by this extraordinary artist.’
‘As a subject, I found Ford fun, surprising, inspirational, complex, and yet straightforward in his devotion to his work and in his belief in the artist’s search for truth in that work. He was never a boring man.’
More than four years in production, It Was the Nightingale tells its story through conversation with eight distinct voices central to Ford’s current revival, painting a living impression of the man who remains something of a literary enigma. With never-before-seen and original visual and audio elements, the film takes the viewer on a cinematic and documentary journey of a man at the heart of modern western letters — beginning in turn-of-the century London and the Sussex countryside, it moves to Paris and Provence, and concludes in the jazz-age bustle of New York City, before and after the Great Depression.
‘Ford’s personality and writing are surprisingly modern to those who come to know him’, says Mr. Lewis. ‘He overcame life-long struggles in health and relative poverty to write his books and develop other major literary talents. This film will matter to audiences of all ages, especially those who believe in literature and its importance to contemporary living.’
Over the last twenty years, there has been a growing popular and academic revival of interest in Ford’s life and work. One popular success was the HBO/BBC produced adaptation of Parade’s End (2012) scripted by Tom Stoppard and featuring Benedict Cumberbatch. It is understood that a new film of his novel The Good Soldier is currently in the works, an update to that produced in 1983, starring Jeremy Brett.
Envisioned, directed and produced by filmmaker Paul Lewis, in collaboration with Director of
Photography Ryan Poe, and Sound Designer Kelley Baker, the film features interviews with Hermine Ford, Mary Gordon, Dr. Sara Haslam, Alan Judd, Dr. Seamus O’Malley, Prof. Max Saunders, Dr. Paul Skinner, and Prof. Joseph Wiesenfarth. The film aims to create an educational and documentary understanding of Ford, while also succeeding as an accessible cinematic entertainment for all ages.
For Immediate Release:
Richmond, VA: New York, NY. 2/16/16 — Subterracon Films releases its new short documentary, Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory.
It is with great pleasure that Subterracon officially announces the release of its film, Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory, available for digital purchase or rent, through Reelhouse.
Directed by Paul Lewis, and filmed by Robert Gregson (pictured above), Rosalyn Engelman: The Color of Memory, is a conversation and studio "walkabout" with this remarkable artist. Filmed on location in the artist's Manhattan studio, Rosalyn, who overcame paralysis and blindness from Guillain-Barre Syndrome, delivers a memorable and uplifting portrait of a life lived for art and love.
This 20 minute film also features scenes from the unveiling of a special commission for Frank Lloyd Wright’s, Brandes House, owned by patrons, John and Marsha Shyer, which took place a year after the initial interviews and which offer us a unique look into where the quiet processes of creating art ultimately and hopefully arrive in public celebration.
To watch the trailer, or to purchase or rent this film, please visit our Reelhouse page here. Or visit us at: www.subterracon.com for more information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2014
Subterracon Films Approved For Fiscal Sponsorship from the New York Based Arts Support Organization, Fractured Atlas.
Charitable Contributions to Subterracon projects made possible through Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.; NEW YORK; LONDON – Subterracon Films announced today that it has been approved for key fiscal sponsorship from the arts support organization, Fractured Atlas, based in New York City.
Subterracon's film projects, designed to educate and invigorate the global community in the arts and letters, have been selected to join a distinguished group of artists and other amazing projects across the country. Sponsorship with Fractured Atlas will help ensure our projects are produced successfully, transparently and in a fiscally responsible manner.
The Fractured Atlas Mission: Fractured Atlas empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem.
Subterracon will make Fractured Atlas its exclusive fiscal sponsor for all current projects in production and development, including It Was the Nightingale: The Unreliable Story of Ford Madox Ford; Rosalyn; and Alix Ayme.
Subterracon's fiscal sponsorship page with Fractured Atlas is already up and running at: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=11294