About this submission
Now, more than ever, the ability to 'connect without contact' is essential. Bringing a sense of humor and humanity to the world has been central to artist Peter Leue's life. Mostly confined to his workshop because of the pandemic, this accomplished fine arts furniture maker and instructor revisits his raw material, wood, to find new purpose in the creation of life-sized, posable figures seen across the United States since 2014. Shot entirely on an iPhone, this 3:00 whirlwind journey into Peter's creative mind and daily life serves to encourage all with ready access to simple materials in pursuing their vision: Particularly when being face-to-face is no longer as simple or possible. Concept, script, cinematography, sound design, and editing by Peter Reese.