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Benini - The Artist's Journey

In his own words, Benini describes his life and artistic journey from childhood in Northern Italy to his years spent as the only artist on the island of Grand Bahama to his years in Florida, Arkansas and Texas. Arkansas filmmaker Michael Mueller interviewed Benini at his private gallery in Marble Falls, Texas and he includes an abundant amount of Benini’s beautiful paintings to illustrate his technique.

  • Lorraine Benini
  • Benini
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  • Michael Mueller
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    47 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Michael Mueller

Michael Mueller was born in Germany and has been a film buff and cinema lover since his early childhood. He moved to the United States in 1994 to pursue a film-oriented education and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Alabama in 1999. He has lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas since 2000 and runs a video production company specializing in documenting people and events.

Michael has contributed video work to national and international television programs, including the Emmy-nominated segment "The Dish" by Sarah French for WHDH-TV7 News in Boston, the Canadian Broadcast TV documentary "Patrick, Pagans and Party Animals", interactive textbooks by Cambridge University Press and special features of major Hollywood Blu-ray discs ("Halloween: The Complete Collection"). His comedy short "Voyage to Spain" screened at the 2012 Arkansas Shorts Festival. Two of his feature-length documentaries were screened as official selections at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival: "Petrella: The First Lady of Country Soul" in 2013 and "Benini - The Artist's Journey" in 2017.

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