Filmer: Here Say
20 minutes · 2018
See what happened when AIR Serenbe, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, brought eight of the country’s top spoken word artists—poets, storytellers, emcees—together in one place. They performed at three South Fulton County public libraries for a roving series of pop-up performances. These daytime performances were free + open to the public. They all performed in the evening at Cherry Hollow Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. Attendees witnessed the power and artistry of the human voice.
Director: Jake and Isaac Gee
AIR Serenbe, the nonprofit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines. We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. Filmer, our new initiative, brings to life the untapped creative energy of emerging and established filmmakers by pairing them with some of the most interesting artists in the country. In this match up, we commission filmmakers to make an original short portrait film that illuminates something of the artist’s person while unpacking their artistic process. We give the filmmakers full creative control over the films, pay them an honorarium, provide them with a residency, and honor them as the artists they are. At the end of the year, we present a premiere of all films to a live audience in a large theater in Atlanta. Filmer launched in 2017 in partnership with Edgar Allan.