We connected with Writer/Director Neil Berkeley (also know for the Academy Award Nominated ‘Best Documentary Feature’ Independent Lens) at Tallgrass Film Festival(@tallgrass). I hadn’t previously viewed Beauty Is Embarrassing before screening it with Neil, but I had seen him around the festival and was already impressed with his attitude and with the way he interacted with everyone at the festival. He seemed like a humble, somewhat quiet, approachable guy. When we did finally hook up and I went over the ‘basics’ of how the #FilmmakerInTheCloud chat worked, my suspicions about the genuine ‘coolness’ of Neil Berkeley were confirmed. For a guy with a lot on his plate as the owner of Brkly.TV, Future You Pictures and Brkly Creative, and also traveling film festivals with Beauty Is Embarrassing– this guy’s got style and stamina.
Beauty Is Embarrassing, the story of Wayne White (@WayneWhiteDoc) has made a lot of noise in the news and fans are making quite a bit of noise for the film as well. This documentary has been receiving amazing press from the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, The New York Times, Indie Wire, and many other places ( you can check them out in the Beauty Is Embarrassing Press Room).
20 Second Description of Beauty Is Embarrassing: written by Neil Berkeley
Raised in the Tennessee mountains, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in NYC. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the Pee-wee’s Playhouse TV show which soon led to more work design some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Recently his word paintings featuring pithy and and often sarcastic text statements finely crafted onto vintage landscape paintings have made him a darling of the fine art world…read more here.
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