The Drawing Board: Artists Working in Los Angeles

I’m excited to be working on an exciting film project (not titled as of yet) that focuses on working artists in the city of Los Angeles. Many of you may have seen a few of the previews from my social media with the sitdowns with artist friends. I have been filming interviews over the last few years during studio visits, exhibitions, and more and have been organizing that footage into something complete that can really speak to the working artist. I am now up to forty (40) interviews for the project! I am looking for more and would love to include you if you’re working in Los Angeles and interested. Reach out to me and let’s schedule a time!

The Drawing Board: Artists Working in Los Angeles

Amidst the sprawling urban expanse of Los Angeles, where dreams collide and cultures converge, a tribe of impassioned artists thrive, etching their stories on “The Drawing Board.” This captivating documentary ventures deep into the lives of working artists, unearthing the trials and tribulations they face while pursuing their creative visions in the City of Angels.

As the sun rises over the iconic skyline, we embark on an immersive journey, unveiling the raw essence of artistry that colors every corner of Los Angeles. Through candid interviews and artistic expressions that leave us spellbound, “The Drawing Board” exposes the heart and soul of these remarkable individuals who dare to walk the path less traveled.

Delving beyond the romanticized notions of an artist’s life, this documentary unflinchingly reveals the multifaceted challenges and advantages of working in a city renowned for its vibrant cultural tapestry. Within the sprawling canvas of Los Angeles, artists find both a boundless wellspring of inspiration and a crucible of unyielding scrutiny.

“The Drawing Board” examines the intricate dance between artistic passion and the pragmatic understanding of art as a business. We peer into the sketchbooks of these creators, where dreams take shape, and ideas are meticulously crafted into reality. Their unwavering dedication to their craft is a testament to the unyielding pursuit of artistic excellence, often navigating the fine line between artistic integrity and financial sustenance.

In the heart of this compelling narrative lies an urgent exploration of gallery and museum treatment towards underrepresented artists. “The Drawing Board” lends its voice to those artists whose stories have too often been confined to the margins, offering an unfiltered glimpse into the struggles they endure and the tenacity that fuels their creative fire.

Through an evocative tapestry of images and sounds, this documentary captures the heartbeat of a city that serves as both muse and adversary. Witness the visceral emotions, the moments of self-doubt, and the elation of artistic breakthroughs as we stand witness to the profound transformation that emerges from embracing vulnerability. “The Drawing Board: Working Artists in Los Angeles” is an ode to resilience, collaboration, and the power of creative expression. As the paintbrush strokes and melodies meld into a symphony of artistic brilliance, we invite you to join us on this mesmerizing expedition, revealing the incredible stories etched on “The Drawing Board” of Los Angeles.

Abel Alejandre, 2022
Lavialle Campbell, 2022
Bart Cooper, 2022
Al-Baseer Holly, 2019
Adrienne Devine, 2019
Amy McCormac, 2022
April Bey, 2019
The Producer BDB, 2022
Daniela Garcia-Hamilton, 2022