ALONE WITH: THESPINS
“Alone With: TheSpins” satisfies curiosities around what it’s like to be a young creative in an age where attention and energy absorb into the depths of technology. The documentary short takes a glimpse beneath the surface of the outward facing lives of four high school musicians growing up in a community that, like most suburban towns, celebrates academics and athletics. In a time when everyone is expected to be accessible the band finds solitude in a basement where they escape from noise to create contagious music and deep human connections.
ALONE WITH: HUSSEIN
PREMIERED APRIL 24, 2018 ALONGSIDE THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AT SPRING PLACE NYC
Home Alone Studio’s film “Alone With: Hussein" is the first episode of the "Alone With" docu series. The documentary short is an abstract portrait of a mesmerizing contemporary dancer from the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The 24-year-old, Hussein Simko, whose story begins with enduring a lifetime of war, offers a robust, loving energy. It is through dance that Hussein finds glorious escape from violence and loss, and transcends horrific memories to find visions of his lush and mountainous homeland. The film visually dives into the relationship between Hussein and his art. To learn Hussein’s story is to know the human race truly is capable of overcoming adversity.
SPRING PLACE SCREENING | APRIL 24, 2018
PHOTOGRAPHS of HUSSEIN SIMKO by ANDREW DAY