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Cup and Cap

Cup and Cap is a short film documentary (39 minutes) that creates a uniquely simple, yet elegant description of 'the language of perspective' that is easily understood by any viewer. It uses music of Peter Bowen / Maha Head as a vehicle to do this. Music, as a vehicle, has the latitude of multiple types of intelligence such as emotional intelligence, academic intelligence, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence as well as others. These intelligences are not referred to by name as it would turn many off, but instead music content is contextualized with relation to feeling that illuminates the nature of these relationships allowing the viewer to process these intelligences without directly referring to them: this consciously used latitude allows viewers to come to their own insights through there own experiences during the film, afterwards in conversation, or in introspection.

Cup and Cap has a serious dramatic quality as well is comedic at times.
The film documentary does not take itself too seriously, and in that that comedic
introspection serious life perspectives are addressed using ever present
motifs in literature of William Shakespeare, F Scott Fitzgerald
as well as less contemporary music artists such as The Carpenters, and more contemporary artist; Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.

  • Peter Bowen
  • Peter Bowen
  • Peter Bowen
  • Peter Bowen
    Key Cast
  • Laura Marie
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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Director Biography - Peter Bowen

A bit about me:

I have had work published literary journals including York University's Existere as well as writing on CBC TV, Zed TV.

I have, what I consider to be, a "great" insight with relation to perspective and am expressing it creatively with music as a way of engaging-- with many types of intelligence without referring to those intelligence specifically. This allows the viewer latitude to fill in gaps with a disposition that best suits who they are. The viewer is intelligent.

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Director Statement

Intelligence is beautiful and has many faces.