The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith is an experimental short filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area. The images of the fire burning in the forge, of the sparks flying off a red-hot piece of metal that is being worked, of the wheels and pulleys of that wonderful machine that Daniel Dole, the blacksmith, has - a machine which as he proudly explains was developed in the San Francisco Bay Area - all of these make for a fascinating collage of images and colors. The natural sounds of the work itself make music unneccessary.

  • Eve A. Ma
  • Eve A. Ma
  • Eve A. Ma
  • Daniel Dole
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    miniDV - HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • upcoming screening - Shortz Film Festival
    Chico, California
    September 13, 2014
    world premiere
Director Biography - Eve A. Ma

Eve A. Ma has worked in video-film for over 10 years.
She has produced and directed over 20 programs.
Her work has aired over PBS stations in the United
States, been included in festivals in six countries
(United States, Germany France, Spain, India and
Indonesia) and was projected in an official UNESCO
event in Athens, Greece

Ma’s work has been reviewed in industry publications such as Video Librarian, Multicultural Review, and Educational Media Reviews On-line (EMRO). Although best known for her documentaries, Ma has also created several experimental shorts and one feature-length drama. Her work is informed by her prior careers as history professor, practicing lawyer, and non-profit administrator – and by her flamenco dancing. She produces in Spanish and English.

For more information, look in Who´s Who in the World, where she is listed under her formal name, L. Eve Armentrout Ma.

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Director Statement

I love handcrafts and traditional practices. It's not only the artistry but the creator's love of his/her material that attracts me. Daniel Dole loves his work.