"Forced Perspective" is an intimate portrait of iconic Cleveland artist Derek Hess by filmmaker Nick Cavalier. From Derek's early Euclid Tavern concert posters to his expressive fine art pieces, the film is a journey through Derek's struggle with alcoholism and bipolar disorder and how these demons effect his artwork along the way. Presenting a window into Derek's personal life, Illuminating his process and philosophy. "Forced Perspective" showcases the evolution of a celebrated artist, his effect on music and culture while highlighting the link between creativity and mental illness.
Festivals & Awards:
Local Heroes Award - 2015 Cleveland International Film Festival Best Cinematography Award - 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival Best Documentary Award - 2015 Kingston Film Festival Best Feature Film Award - 2015 Reel Indie Film Fest Best Art Documentary Feature Award - 2015 DocuFest Platinum Award Winner - 2015 Spotlight Film Awards Official Selection - 2015 SXSW Excellence in title design competition Official Selection - 2015 Indy Film Fest Official Selection - 2015 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival
Directed & Edited By: Nick Cavalier Produced By: Martin Geramita Executive Producers: Chris Rentner, Evan Hareras & Beau Miller Cinematography By: John Pope & Sergio Salgado Titles And Color By: Coat Of Arms Location Sound Mix By: Ben Stockton Post Sound Mix By: Chuck Bein (See Music) Original Music By: Matthew Santos, Chihsuan Yang, Joel Coan, Dustin Currier & LT Magnotto Additional Music By: The Felix Culpa, Thereafter, Chris Zabriskie