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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.

Too many words. Not enough pictures, sounds, and music. That's what compels me to express my beliefs, values, and priorities through film. A focus on simple images, woven together to communicate bigger ideas, is at the center of my creative and production efforts. With an extensive background in international corporate and commercial projects, now is the time to get more personal. More local. More powerful. More intent on positive outcomes for people and communities, with the energy I'd found in doing international development work centered on indigenous women's cooperatives in Central America and beyond. more...

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