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A Portrait of Dali In Time and Wind

Award-Winning Filmmaker and artist Phil Savenick stalks Salvador Dali's ghost through the heart of Dali's surreal world to create a unique portrait of the genius in time and wind. Filmed at Dali's museum and inside his studio, the surrealist's most enigmatic images come to life as the filmmaker uncovers the secrets Dali left hidden in plain sight. Join us for a magical journey to the source of Dali's inspiration as we unveil the genius, the clown, and the provocateur who created art the world will never forget.

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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    56 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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Director Biography - Phil Savenick

As a writer-producer, Phil Savenick has created many of television's most highly regarded compilation documentaries about TV and broadcast history. He produced CBS'S “50 YEARS OF TELEVISION: A GOLDEN CELEBRATION,” “ABC'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW,” “HBO'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY,” “THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY,” AND “RICK NELSON: A BROTHER REMEMBERS”. He co-produced “The Museum of Television and Radio presents The Funny Women of Television”, “M*A*S*H: Our Finest Hour”, “Phil Donahue’s 25th Anniversary Special”, “The Best of Disney’s 50 Years of Magic”, and HBO’s “Monty Python Reunion Tribute” in 1998. His film clip tributes have appeared on the Emmy, Oscars, Grammys, SAG Awards, Comic Relief, and specials for Bob Hope, Jacques Cousteau and dozens of others.

His montage sequences were featured in the movie biographies “This is Elvis,” “Imagine: John Lennon”, and the TV specials “Heroes of Rock n Roll”, “Motown 30: What’s Going On” as well as the Grammy lifetime achievement tribute film for Paul McCartney. Phil received gold records for his videos with Elton John, Billy Joel, and Tom Petty.

He has thrice been Emmy-nominated, as co-producer of “Donald Duck's 50th Birthday” and “Great Moments in Disney Animation,” and again for his editing on the 75th Annual Academy Awards. In 1996, Phil produced the Emmy winning “20 Years of Comedy” on HBO”, which won him the CableAce for best comedy special. His special “100 years of the Hollywood western” garnered the Cine “Golden Eagle” award, a Film Advisory Board award, and the western writers “Spur” award for best documentary.

Phil and his production company, TV IS OK Productions, created and produced the Disney Sing-Along Songs, the most successful made-for-home-video “kid-vid” series of the 20th Century. In addition to the TV specials, music videos and electronic press kits, he also produced the supplementary programming for deluxe DVD editions of “The Sixth Sense”, “Monsters Inc.”, “Some Like it Hot”, and won the prestigious best DVD of the year for both “Toy Story’s Ultimate Toy Box” in 2000, and “King Kong Special Edition” in 2006. Most recently, Phil produced “Painting With Ghosts” series of art adventures and “Beverly Hills: 100 Years, 100 Stories” for the City’s centennial.

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