Private Project

The Quickening

The Quickening is a visual album spoken-word journey from the bottom of the sea all the way to the Pleiades Star Cluster. Featuring the poetry and performance of award-winning multi-hyphenate artist Rachel Kann, this is more than a film, it's a ceremony.

  • Rachel Kann
    Writer
  • Brad Cooper
    Director
  • Eileen Levinson, Custom & Craft
    Producer
  • Institute for Jewish Creativity at American Jewish University
    Producer
  • Asylum Arts
    Producer
  • Rachel Kann
    Key Cast
    “Rachel Kann”
  • Atom Smith
    Audio Production
  • Laure Escudé
    Music
  • Lila Hood
    Music
  • Brad Cooper
    Music
  • Atom Smith
    Music
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Dance, Art, Spoken Word, Performance Art, Poetry, Visual ALbum, Music Video, New Age, New Thought, Spiritual, Jewish
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Brad Cooper

Brad Cooper and Rachel Kann have been collaborating on film projects for over five years. Brad Cooper is a world-class cinematographer and music producer as well as film director.

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Director Statement

From Rachel Kann - writer, lead performer and co-creator:

“The Quickening” is a labor of love: the first spoken-word visual album. Because of this, it defies categorization and doesn’t easily fit into a box. It is a series of music video-style vignettes which, together, create a journey toward transcendence starting from the bottom of the sea and ending at the Pleiades star cluster. My hope is that watching this film will be an experience of empowerment that is more like a ceremony than a traditional narrative experience, and that it leaves you feeling hopeful and inspired.