Very pleased to announce our companion book to Forced Perspective, and the blu-ray DVD packages through IndieMerch.com. Click HERE to order. Details below:
Poster – Offset print, signed by Derek Hess & director Nick Cavalier, 21″ x 28″
Fine Art Print – Only available in exclusive bundle, silk-sceen print, limited to 100, 22” x 28”
DVD & Blu-Ray – “Forced Perspective” is an intimate portrait of iconic artist Derek Hess by filmmaker Nick Cavalier. Since he was a young boy, Clevelander Derek Hess has had a “knack” for drawing. As the son of a WWII veteran and professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Hess also has had a deep appreciation for the discipline and training necessary for creative growth. Nick Cavalier’s FORCED PERSPECTIVE – evokes Hess’s favored artistic technique of manipulating an object’s size in order to create the illusion of distance. It also traces how these values transformed Hess from an unknown concert poster illustrator at Euclid Tavern into an internationally renowned t-shirt designer, post-hardcore concert organizer, and fine artist. In extensive interviews, Hess opens up about his artistic process as well as his ongoing trials with alcoholism and bipolar disorder. Through his intensely expressive mixed media art, Hess not only works through his demons, but also inspires his fans from around the world to do the same. An impressive tribute to Hess’s oeuvre, Cavalier’s documentary highlights the unique perspective this artist brings to the art world.
Director: Nick Cavalier
Running Time: 1 hour 36 mins
Book – The new companion book to the award winning “Forced Perspective” documentary includes over 125 pages of amazing film stills and iconic artworks spanning over 25 years of Derek Hess’s life and career, plus brand new exclusive content you won’t get from the movie.
Classic Hess works reproduced include “Burned Out,” “Suicide Note,” the indelible “Hemorrhage,” his poster for Obama campaign, the notorious Barney the Dinosaur suicide flier that earned him a censorship threat from Pearl Jam, and much much more.
A behind the scene look at the production of the film and an introspective look behind “what makes the art talk” for each era of Derek’s life corresponding to the chapters in the film. A one of a kind collector’s item for film and Derek Hess fans.
Comes with Bonus DVD that features:
Derek Hess – Deleted Scenes
Unearth – Deleted Scenes
Stipe Miocic – Deleted Scenes
Cleveland Artists – Deleted Scenes
Film Premier – QA with Derek and Nick
Euclid Tavern Photography
Tales From The Euclid Tavern
Behind The Scenes – Making The Music
8 Teaser Vignettes
SXSW Finalist – Title Sequence
Don’t forget to preorder the film on Vimeo Releases April 12th through Gravitas Ventures.