Movie - From Nothing, Something; A documentary on the creative process.

Went to the movies on mother's day (my pick!!) and would recommend this to all people who have an inquiring mind. It is actually a documentary that I would love to see again, as there were many moments in it, with quotes that would be worth writing down. It is currently running at the Rialto as part of the Resene Architecture and Design Festival. Below is the full synopsis from the Rialto website: From Nothing, Something: A Documentary On The Creative Process From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines (including architecture and design) to find the common techniques, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is a thoughtful, intimate, often funny look at the creative process - straight from the brains of some of culture’s most unique and accomplished talents. Featuring interviews with: Architect Preston Scott Cohen, Fashion Designers Alexa Adams and Flora Gill of Ohne Titel, Video Game Designer Jason Rohrer, Hollywood Creature Designer Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus), Songwriter Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter/Novelist Tom Perrotta (Election, Little Children), Top Chefs Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger, comedian Maria Bamford, two-time Pulitzer-Winning Cartoonist Steve Breen, among many others. “Inspiring and motivating. If From Nothing, Something reveals a singular neurosis that all share, it’s the compulsion to create.” – Fast Company “Takes us to the heart of creation. Fast-paced. Aesthetically rich. A film that challenges us to awaken our senses.” Les Meconnus, Montreal “What goes on inside the heads of uber-creative people? This stimulating, fast-paced documentary reveals the zany personalities of eccentric geniuses.” – Arts & Opinion “Intelligent and entertaining. Few filmmakers succeed in approaching the filmmaking journey through the lenses of both intellect and inspiration, but Cawley proves to be the exception. I found myself completely and utterly captivated.” –

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