The Island of Pete

The movie depicts the artist’s intense creative process while under pressure and showcases their solitary existence in a visually striking, yet minimalistic documentary. 

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Self

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Digital

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What started as a portrait of an over-ambitious dreamer turns into the story of failing on your own terms-risk of failure embracing the risk of loss. First-time filmmaker Duane Bruton was inspired by wanting to make a documentary influenced by non-documentary American 1970s films. There are long pauses: silence, time, dreaminess, and grit. At times, the camera catches up to Pete’s energy before settling down

The team worked with a micro-budget that allowed for complete creative freedom. The shoot occurred in Gowanus, Brooklyn, at the subject’s residence and woodworking studio. The cinematographer, Matt Fuentes, skillfully balanced hypnotic and raw visuals to match the film’s dual theme. The two filming locations used in the movie were distinct - one claustrophobic and the other having a textural feel, adding a fishbowl-like depth to the overall story.

Credits

 
Director: Duane Bruton
Cinematographer: Matt Faunte
Editor: Adam Davis

 

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DuaneBruton@gmail.com
Brooklyn, NY

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