7G productions has been hard at work for the last few months as the Motion Graphics source for “Ai Weiwei Yours Truly” a film about Chinese dissident artist and Prisoner of Conscience Ai WeiWei. The film details his 2013-14 exhibition on Alcatraz Island. At the core of the exhibit were portraits of prisoners of conscience coupled with the opportunity to write postcards of solidarity to the imprisoned. In this powerful film, exhibition curator Cheryl Haines visits several current and former prisoners, including American whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and learns how these postcards were vital to their survival. The state of current events surrounding Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange draw even more relevance to the film. 7G Productions was responsible for all motion graphic creation including the film’s opening title sequence, creative animation sequences titles and lower thirds. Months of development and work went into producing graphics for this feature documentary.
The film has been currently accepted into 11 festivals including ARTCINEMA, FILMBATH and DOC NYC america’s largest documentary film festival and showcase. The Yours Truly Documentary was awarded Best Feature Documentary at the Nevada City Film Festival As the film spreads its wings it has been garnering audience awards and international praise. Recently the film received a 4 star review in The Guardian. Director Cheryl Haines has been appearing globally with the film as well as Ai Weiwei himself.
The film premiered at The San Francisco International Film Festival, an organization I worked with for many years. Making a red carpet appearance was my first chance to experience the festival from the other side of the press line. The film was well received by the hometown crowd and the festivities continued on at the after party. This is a strong passionate film and it was an honor to work closely with editor Gina Leibrecht and such a professional crew to bring it to fruition.
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