A short clip of a tiny baby Deer filmed hiding in the grass. The Fawn being born only a few hours prior to this documentation. A humble reminder of the wonder of life.

  • Michael Amter
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Nature, Wildlife, Environment, Deer, Fawn, Baby, Newborn
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Nassau Film Festival
    Princeton, NJ
    United States
    May 15, 2021
    Honorable Mention
  • Nature Without Borders International Film Festival
    Nassau, Delaware
    United States
    December 6, 2020
    North American Premier
    Merit Award
  • Blue Danube Film Festival
    Vienna, Budapest
    November 20, 2020
    European Premier
    Official Selection
Director Biography

Michael Amter developed an exquisite personal vocabulary of metaphorical imagery over the years. He began serious artistic study at Washington University in St. Louis. There he was recognized early for an obsessive work ethic producing a unique expression. During this time a special exhibition at this institution.

Michael has a truly diverse background, including extensive work in television and film production to support his personal artistic endeavors. The artist has exhibited extensively throughout the globe, beginning professionally with the iconic 01 Gallery in Los Angeles during the early 90’s. Later he would be known for a wild variety of film/video experiments, rewarded by several opportunities to contemplate various themes with extensive travel in France, Japan, Singapore, etc.

Michael’s impressive history involves a wide range of noted entities, including 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Apexart, Cité Internationale des Arts, Creative Time, Des Lee Gallery, Gallery Aferro, Instinc, Meridian International, Studio Kura, etc.

The artist has encountered a number of humbling moments in relation to his personal expression. Notably a request by former director Mr. David Ross to provide a submission for the Whitney Biennial in the 1990’s. Michael’s piece created for a special 9-11 memorial exhibition is included in a collection with the US Library of Congress. However, his most memorable experience proved to be visiting the impressive special needs artists of Atelier PorePore in Tokyo during the Fall of 2016 and Summer of 2019. Currently a sampling of the artist’s drawings can be found at the Pierogi Gallery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in NYC.

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Director Statement

"A sentimental moment filmed just hours after a fawn’s birth, rediscovered during the tragic pandemic of 2020 amongst hours of footage captured over the years. During a very strange and difficult time, this innocent baby deer became a personal peaceful reminder of the hope provided with the coming of a new day."