We are happy to announce that the recipient of the first Davey Foundation documentary short film grant is CURTIS WHITEAR.
Curtis is a Utah native who now lives in Brooklyn. A lifetime of filmmaking has led to his current focus on documentary, with an interest in giving voice to people on the outskirts. He received a BA in Film & Media Arts from the University of Utah, and has had some festival success with two narrative shorts, Formation and Down the Hole.
The 2016 presidential election has marked an historic period—complete with competing feelings of uncertainty, hope, and fear. Many citizens of a polarized country have been incited to publicly vocalize their concern, their opposition, and their solidarity. This is a moment ripe for exploration. For artists and storytellers, it is a call to action, to explore and share what they see, feel, and experience.
For the first time ever the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists is offering a grant for a short documentary to a filmmaker 35 or younger to explore the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath. The resulting work will be showcased along with our four grantees’ narrative films in our May 2017 Film Showcase.
Congratulations to Curtis. We look forward to screening his film!