Private Project

About Time

About time is a 36:36 minute multimedia digital fiction/music film intended for art house, audio and cinema lovers, temporary exposition for small and medium hall, room, and theatre spaces equipped with quality sound and computer projection. Composed and performed by author-musician Anne E. Witte (Pseudonym “Rosewood Music”), it is a succession of 8 musical/visual stories, each related to the passage of time. The themes draw from the artist’s personal history, classical myth, and travel literature. The crowdsourcing of the visuals captures a universal thread memorializing shared human experiences and a world premier using “crowdsourced” visual snippets to illustrate the lyrics.

The musical signature of this mature singer/songwriter features mezzo-soprano vocals and choirs on piano-based compositions, set against symphonic orchestrations and cinematic soundscapes. Crossing genre (pop, jazz, contemporary, electronic and classical music), the style seeks a universal appeal crossing age groups and cultures.

  • Rosewood Music
  • Anne E. Witte
  • Anne E. Witte
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    36 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Medusa Film Festival

    United States
    January 31, 2022
    Eighth Round
    Best Short Experimental Film
  • Kiez Berlin Festival
    February 15, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • Beyond the Curve
    February 27, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Top Shorts

    February 22, 2022
  • ONly the Best Film Awards
    United States
    January 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Bare Bones
    United States
    April 28, 2022
    Official Music Selection
  • Nature Without Borders Film Festival
    United States
    July 16, 2022
    Kudos Endeavor Excellence
Director Biography - Rosewood Music

Anne E. Witte is a native New Yorker, who has lived in the south of France for over 30 years. A pianist and vocalist with classical and jazz training, she has composed songs over the last two decades devoted to time, to the experience of living in France, to memories of her native Brooklyn and songs of the sacred and spiritual. Interested in multi-media art, she composes, arranges and records all her own music and then conceptualizes a visual story with the lyrics in subtitles in English for viewers and listeners. Holding a Ph.D. in French Language, Literature and Civilization earned in New York City and a second doctoral degree combining calendar study and anthropology earned at the Sorbonne in Paris, she is the author of an eclectic list of peer reviewed materials published in France and in the U.S. ranging from cross cultural psychology, language, cultural traditions, literature and teacher training. Linked in:

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Director Statement

About Time is a poetic statement about ageing. Its musical interest lies in the use of piano, voice, and stringed instruments to convey a story line that almost anyone can identify with. Using images from other artists, it holds a universal appeal with simple and strong messages tailored for the sensitive soul, happy to engage with diverse spiritual traditions and thoughts beyond the material world.