• May 17, 2006
  • Posted by Marc

“The Run Up” From Upper Playground

In July, our friends at Upper Playground and FIFTY24SF Gallery will be releasing their new DVD “The Run Up” which features one-on-one interviews with 26 emerging artists including Doze Green (featured in the trailer above).

From the press release:

The Run Up, is a visual and historical representation of the contemporary art movement. Directors Shaun Roberts and Joey Garfield filmed the artists in a sequence of vignettes, where each segment reveals the artists’ visions and the inspirations behind their artwork.  According to Roberts, “This film is a platform for artists to display their personal thoughts and creative philosophies.  The stylistic choices made during production of this project are representative of the artists’ story.”

The Run Up is composed of one-on-one interviews with each artist and depicts their personal journeys in
finding their artistic styles as well as creating a space for each of them within the art world. Additionally, The Run Up is one hundred percent independently produced, an achievement that Roberts is most proud about. 

Artists featured on The Run Up include: Herbert Baglione, Estevan Oriol, Cody Hudson, Chris Pastras, Mark Bode, Mr. Jago, Will Barras, Wes Humpston, Futura, Jeff Soto, Above, Kofie One, Heavyweight (HVW8), David Ellis, Ryan McGinness, José Parla, Swoon, Rostarr, Mister Cartoon, Maya Hayuk, Doze Green, WK Interact, Dzine, Jason Bass, Ron English, and Logan Hicks.

The Run Up soundtrack features music from, Alias, Ehren, Dosh, Jel, Odd Nosdam, Nozebleed, Caural, Ben Sandoval, Omid, Aesop Rock, Soulfire Recording Arists, Savath & Savalas, DJ Cam, Pit Er Pat, Pelican, Ubiquity Recording Artists, Fingerbangerz, Oakley Hall, Susumu Yokata, and Andrew Deutsch.