Portfolio of Projects

Marketing: Amy Ray

April 15, 20140 Comments

This is an electronic press kit that was done for Amy Ray’s new album entitled, Goodnight Tender.   This album is her first country music album, so we wanted to emphasize the process that she used when creating the work, as well as tell the stories behind the songs.

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Portfolio

November 14, 20130 Comments

Art West Film is a full service production company and was founded with the belief that individuals can change the world through the power of ideas. Preview some of our most recent projects.

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Film: Keepers of the Gate

October 8, 20120 Comments

Keepers of the Gate is a thriller about the way information is used in the 21st century. It examines the way it is obtained and delivered to individuals through the story of two journalists in Iraq covering a story. It explores the convergence of old and new technology and how messages are constructed and filtered. […]

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Film & Television

Paradise Garden Documentary – Trailer

May 28, 20140 Comments

Paradise Garden shows the world that art thrives outside of museums in ordinary places and everyday objects. This story shows the exclusive rebuilding of Howard Finster’s legacy, through the restoration of the Garden he spent almost 50 years creating. Howard Finster, the grandfather of Southern Folk Art, is remembered for creating the largest art installation […]

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Beyond the Gate

Beyond the Gate

March 28, 20140 Comments

“Beyond the Gate” is about the struggle of a photographer to translate his visions into reality through his art. He challenges the world to be better through the creation of beauty. When tragedy changes Pedro’s life forever, he struggles to find inspiration again in the same way by exploring his deepest demons and wildest dreams. […]

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Feature Film: South of Southern

January 5, 20140 Comments

South of Southern is a film that explores the lives of several seemingly traditional Southerners and the complications that often arise when old society mantras meet the modern age. This is a tale of treachery, deceit, debauchery, and salvation, seen through the eyes of a handful of diverse party guests celebrating the engagement of a […]

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Writing

Beyond Fear Marketing Preview

April 15, 20140 Comments

Preview the poem, “Devastation” from the poetry book, Beyond Fear. The poem was inspired by Monsanto’s lack of social responsibility in the developing world and the subsequent deaths of Indian farmers who could not afford the fertilizer they needed to successfully plant and harvest their crops. Many farmers committed suicide by drinking the Monsanto weed […]

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Novel:  Everything in Between

Novel: Everything in Between

April 15, 20140 Comments

Everything in Between is a fictional drama about McLean Edwards who is making all the preparations to leave home for the first time to attend college. She is armed with the goal of education and marriage – her first milestone is to land a place on sorority row. After being blacklisted during rush, her life […]

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Novel:  Memoirs of Oblivion

Novel: Memoirs of Oblivion

April 5, 20140 Comments

I am proud to announce my novel Memoirs of Oblivion. I was compelled to write Memoirs of Oblivion after my family’s experience with traumatic brain injury. If the injury itself was not enough, all the systems in place to provide protection and support were severely broken. This story takes place over one year and is […]

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New Media

Film Titles:  The Angel

Film Titles: The Angel

October 1, 20120 Comments

I worked with Paul Hough to create the graphic design for his film “The Angel”. Since a lot of the film uses lighting design that focuses on flickering fluorescent bulbs, we incorporated that visual effect into the light animation of the title sequence design. I chose a font that complemented the genre to set the […]

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Underwater Videography

September 30, 20120 Comments

This was my first experience with underwater film and done over a series of two dives with the Ocean Explorers in St Maarten. It is the oldest dive shop in St Maarten, owned and operated by longtime resident LeRoy French a renowned underwater photographer. I have always loved underwater still photography and was excited to […]

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Synchronicity

September 27, 20120 Comments

This is a music video done for Nine Inch Nails 36-track instrumental album entitled, Ghosts. It aired during various events and concerts. The concept for this video was developed with the idea that synchronicity is the experience of two or more events, that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, that […]

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In the News

Savannah loves Paradise Garden

Savannah loves Paradise Garden

September 4, 20140 Comments

Savannah College of Art and Design’s 16th annual International Film Festival announced today the films that would be in their competition from October 25th-November 1st 2014. Paradise Garden has been chosen as one of the selections for feature documentary films out of more than 200 finalists. There was an unprecedented number of entries into the […]

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Art West Film works to resurrect Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden

May 29, 20140 Comments

Paradise Garden is a feature documentary film showing how art can thrive outside of museums and galleries in ordinary places and in everyday objects through the story of Howard Finster’s legacy. Ava Leigh Stewart directed the film that captures Paradise Garden reborn from a “Place in Peril” to a viable economic development tool in North […]

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Beyond the Gate Photograph Award

Beyond the Gate Photograph Award

April 17, 20140 Comments

Ava Leigh Stewart’s photograph from Beyond the Gate was accepted into the 2014 exhibit in Celebration of International Women in photography. The online exhibition represents and connects women from around the world from all backgrounds and cultures, working in all areas of life who share the same passion, photography. The exhibit is sponsored by Women […]

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Blog

Paradise Garden screening at The Goat Farm

Paradise Garden screening at The Goat Farm

August 19, 20140 Comments

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, near Summerville, Ga., was in a state of peril, a deteriorated and fragile visionary art environment, until the Paradise Garden Foundation reclaimed, reopened and renovated the long vacant property. Director, Ava Leigh Stewart, and the team at Art West Film, documented the revival for several years until Paradise Garden reopened in […]

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Luckie Street Art Show

August 19, 20140 Comments

Art West Film hosted a collective art show in downtown Atlanta at the Luckie Street Gallery. The event is part of the First Thursdays Downtown Atlanta Art Walk, and featured Olivia Myers, Ava Leigh Stewart, and James Schroeder. Some pieces of art are still available for purchase, so don’t miss the opportunity to support Georgia […]

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Paradise Garden screens at the High Museum of Art

Paradise Garden screens at the High Museum of Art

June 10, 20140 Comments

It was a night for Art in Atlanta! The High Museum of Art, Atlanta’s premiere museum, hosted a preview screening of the film, Paradise Garden. It was an amazing night of Cinema, Confections, and Champagne. The Paradise Garden foundation hosted an after party at Rhodes Hall and kicked off the annual FinsterFest celebration in honor […]

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